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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
  • Provider: Atlas Roofing
  • Presenter: Lance Williams

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.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand current building code requirements and testing methodologies for fire propagation and smoke development. Given assembly testing following the Grenfell tragedy, attendees will better understand NFPA285 fire propagation testing in relation to actual material properties and performance.
  • Review material properties governing moisture and air performance as they pertain to conditions encountered in rainscreens and masonry veneers so as to best understand the actual performance characteristics of insulation specification choices.
  • Understand conditions that pose unique challenges, including multiple drain planes, drainage efficiencies, increased water absorption, and water vapor transmission.  Recognize risks associated with exterior insulation when used in combination with cavity insulation, interior vapor retarders, and low-perm water-resistive barriers.
  • Understand the effects of wind-washing and convective heat loss in modern rainscreen systems. Identify and prevent conditions that jeopardize the thermal insulation layer, which may in turn affect moisture transfer and overall wall performance
  • Credit type: 1 HSW/AIA LU
  • Provider: Sto Corp
  • Presenter: Brock Osborn

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 system.

Learning Objectives
  • Examine the materiality of glass for use in rainscreen design
    with regards to performance, sustainability and health and
    safety.
  • Identify the choices of opaque glass for use in rainscreen
    applications.
  • Explain the importance of integrating building science control
    layer functionality into rainscreen design for building
    performance and occupant health and comfort.
  • Highlight design considerations associated with opaque glass
    in open-joint, drained and back-ventilated rainscreen.
  • Credit type: 1 LU/HSW
  • Provider: Abet Inc
  • Presenter: Erin Steik

An examination of Exterior Grade Phenolic (EGP) including how and why it should be used to produce aesthetically pleasing, functional and safe rainscreen cladding systems.

Learning Objectives
  • A history and overview of how rainscreen cladding systems work to reduce moisture penetration in a building’s envelope
  • Review the history and manufacturing process of Exterior Grade Phenolics (EGP)
  • Analysis of third-party performance criteria for EGP and a description of the evaluation methods of the three tests most required by building codes
  • Examine and discuss installation systems for EGP
  • Review projects that have successfully utilized EGP
  • Credit type: 1 CEH/HSW/SD
  • Provider: Kawneer
  • Presenter: Sneh Kumar

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

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize and use the benefits of a thermal barrier in aluminum fenestration systems
  • Recognize available thermal barrier technology options and how each one works
  • Identify the test procedures and standards used to evaluate system performance
  • Examine the benefits of properly leveraging the connection between the interior and exterior environment
  • Credit type: 1 HSW / AIA LU
  • Provider: Kingspan
  • 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.

DATE

Aug 18

TIME

10:00am-3:00pm CT

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