Complex project designs & evolving enclosure material options combined with demanding weather conditions & confusing product performance attributes can be challenging to synthesize. Because thermal value code targets are increasing, along with the uncertainty of future energy costs & weather patterns, getting the project’s insulation strategy right is critical. This session examines the performance attributes of exterior insulation options under real world conditions to better enable the design & installation of higher performing, more resilient and durable walls.
Off-site panelized construction is a growing and efficient method of production in commercial construction. Typically, panels are fabricated completely off-site and transported and installed on-site as a full wall system. However, due to potential irregularities in building materials, challenges with ensuring continuity of control functions between panels can arise, specifically related to air and water control. The Philly Live! Hotel and Casino opted for a hybrid approach combining pre-fabrication of the wall panels including the CFMF substrate, gypsum sheathing and air/water resistive membrane, allowing for appropriate sealing between panels on site prior to installation of the exterior insulation and cladding.
This course examines the use of opaque glass as a façade material in
a drained and back ventilated rainscreen system.
Highlighted within will be the design consideration and benefits thereof
when designing with and specifying opaque glass rainscreen.
The importance of the building science principle of exterior wall
assembly control layers, and the role they play in providing occupant
health and safety will be emphasized for use with opaque glass,
open-joint, drained and back ventilated complete rainscreen systems.
Presentation will also address sustainability, safety and durability
benefits that are associated with properly designed and manufactured
opaque glass panels. while providing an understanding of required
test criteria and typical test results when opaque glass panel are used
within an open-joint, drained and back ventilated complete rainscreen
A brief history of window and door standards and where we are now with code references. Using the standard’s nomenclature to specify the type of product you want. Specifying the performance level for the building’s application; key performance attributes covered by the standard; special requirements for different product types; and the short-form specification.
Understand the benefits of a Thermal Break in Aluminum Fenestration Systems Recognize the options available in Thermal Break Technology and how each works Understand the test procedures and standards that are used today to evaluate system performance.
Realize the benefits of properly leveraging the connection between the interior and exterior environments.