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Detailing High-Performance Facades: Cladding Decisions and Sealant Strategies

Today’s high-performance facade standards require the deft balancing of aesthetics, technical detailing, and the demands of the client and local building regulations. This workshop will discuss both material and technical solutions to meet those standards. Experts will be on hand to lead tutorials on the most recent innovations in rainscreen cladding, sealant solutions, and much more. Attendees will leave with a greater knowledge of material applications at the cutting-edge of energy performance and code compliance, all while learning of attractive solutions for clients and end users.

Agenda

  • Credit type: 1 HSW / AIA LU
  • Provider: Kalwall
  • Presenter: Mike Crowder

Topics discussed include daylighting strategies available through the integration of structural sandwich panels, energy conservation, enhancements, options, form and aesthetics. The many benefits to health, productivity, safety and sustainable design will be discussed, as well as specialty applications including explosion venting, blast resistance, OSHA fall through protection and hurricane resistance.

Learning Objectives
  • Effective and versatile Daylighting strategies and techniques.
  • Special performance options and benefits.
  • Applications for sustainable design.
  • Diffused daylighting for security, health and safety and inviting interior spaces.
  • Credit type: 1 HSW / AIA LU
  • Provider: STI Firestop
  • Presenter: Aaron Alterman

This course is designed to eliminate the confusion associated with the basics of perimeter fire containment systems. Fully understanding the role and value of tested perimeter fire barrier systems in today’s ever-changing and complex designs cannot be overstated and understanding the unique challenges of these designs present are critical in the design phase to eliminate costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements prior to construction.

Learning Objectives
  • Fully understand the basics of curtain walls and how they perform in a fire
  • Understand the development of the IBC and State building codes in North America regarding the requirements for perimeter fire barrier systems
  • Fully understand the impact of the ASTM E 2307 test standard on actual test that have been run. This easily documents the impact and severity of the new code requirement.
  • Design for success: Understanding the basics of all non backpan perimeter fire containment tested system
  • To make understanding of curtain wall basics fun and easily understood
  • Credit type: 1 HSW / AIA LU
  • Provider: Kingspan Insulation
  • Presenter: Andrew Wilson

Insulation has come a long way from the days of traditional foams, fiberglass and mineral fiber products. Today’s rigid insulation board technologies offer architects and builders choices that can optimize energy efficiency, moisture resistance and fire performance – and provide thinner walls to increase leasable space and ROI. Specific rigid insulation board technologies are suitable for foundations, floors, walls, and soffits. By understanding these technologies, architects can select the best insulation type for each part of a project.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the three methods of heat transfer and how insulation addresses each one.
  • Describe several types of rigid insulation board technologies and their “fitness for use” in different applications.
  • Discuss strategies for designing thinner walls while maintaining or increasing thermal performance.
  • Identify the fire performance characteristics of different rigid insulation board technologies.
  • Credit type: 1 HSW
  • Provider: TerraCore Panels
  • Presenter: John Penta

For years, covering a building façade has been an important challenge at Fiandre to overcome the fundamental characteristics of ceramic tile that will outperform other cladding material such as natural stone, wood, aluminum and or prefabricated concrete systems. In addition, there is no secret that indoor air quality has a significant effect on the occupants of a building. Having said this, porcelain tile ventilated façade systems that incorporate the open joint rain screen system are fast emerging of choice for buildings across a variety of commercial and/or residential sectors today. Fact, ventilated façade systems are playing a key role for sustainable building envelopes especially since reduction in consumption is now driving sustainability.

A system with a naturally ventilated wall cavity has an 80-year plus-life expectancy and helps to eliminate potential for “sick-building syndrome,” a common to closed cavity walls. When a VFS is installed, moisture is removed from the areas with structural steel studs which eliminate corrosion in the structural wall.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the ventilated facade system as a sustainable building product and why installing a VFS will make the building a more energy efficient thermal regulator.
  • Understand the aluminum curtain wall sub-frame system, as it relates to:
    • The differences between GHV exposed mechanical anchor system – vs – GHS concealed undercut mechanical anchoring systems. and, understand how the two anchoring systems transfer the load of the tiles onto the aluminum sub-frame.
    • Porcelain slab integrated window integrated wall system.MTech High Impact Laminated Porcelain Façade System.
  • Appreciate the ease of installation and the benefits of its low maintenance characteristics.
  • Appreciate the benefits for the deflection of rain and moisture within the cavity of the VFS.
  • Credit type: 1 AIA / HSW Credit
  • Provider: Rockwool
  • Presenter: Denise Alvera

The net energy savings realized in a properly insulated building are well understood. However, as design professionals strive to maximize thermal resistance, yet reduce mass in the wall assembly, insulation is increasingly being positioned in both the studwall and the exterior side of the building envelope. This split insulation concept has introduced a number of design issues and concerns; particularly as relates to fire resistance, moisture management, and wall drying rates. This program focuses on the unique properties of stone wool insulation, and suggests how it can improve thermal, fire, water and sound suppression performance in a well detailed wall assembly.

Learning Objectives
  • Define and explain what stone wool insulation is and how it is manufactured.
  • Identify the differences between stone wool, glass fiber, and foam insulations.
  • Explain the key features and value added benefits of stone wool.
  • Discuss the ecologically sustainable aspects of stone wool.
  • Illustrate applications for stone wool in commercial buildings and low slope roofing.
  • Comment on Code Changes to IBC Chapter 26 and testing standards for NFPA 285.

DATE

Mar 10

TIME

10:00am-3:00pm CT

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