Building owners are continually perplexed with new buildings that do not perform as expected. They acquisition a design and construction team to build their vision, their dream, yet many times they are left with buildings that leak, lack performance, or require continual maintenance from day one. Our industry is challenged to provide owners with a building that meets their project requirements and perform as they directed. Unfortunately, lawsuits and insurance claims are continually part of the construction process as the result of falling short of the owners’ expectations and requirements.
In this course we will dive into how to produce and provide performance specifications that meet the owners’ expectations, maximize the success of the design and construction teams, and reduces risks for all three parties of the design team (owner, architect, & construction team). We will discuss how to provide a performance specification that is clear, concise and comprehensive yet simple and targeted to achieve what the owner really wants – a leak free building that performs!
This course provides details and information in exterior facade applications using porcelain panels. Provides knowledge on sustainability values in the material itself and installation process and also gives a full understanding of design possibilities.
Today’s high performance building enclosures demand high performance fire protection! Backpan designs create unique challenges that make UL test coverage even more critical! Fully understanding the role and value of perimeter fire barrier systems for backpans in today’s ever changing and complex designs cannot be overstated.. As the industry changes almost on a monthly basis, understanding how to maintain the integrity of a non-rated curtain wall system for up to 4 hours is critical in the design phase to eliminate costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements during construction. Key topics are outlined below and will be discussed in detail incorporating PowerPoint & video.
This course discusses complex project designs and endless enclosure material options. Demanding weather conditions and confusing product performance attributes can leave you with many questions. Since energy code targets are increasing along with the uncertainty of future energy costs, getting the project’s insulation strategy right is critical. This session will examine the performance of exterior insulation under real-world conditions using modeling, testing, and actual project examples to better enable the design of high performance and high durability walls.