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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.

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10AM - 11AM

Credit type: 1 AIA HSW LU
Provider: Atlas Roofing

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.

Presenters

Lance Williams
Architectural Sales Manager

11AM - 12PM

Credit type: 1 AIA HSW LU
Provider: Schock

Concrete slabs and steel beams that project through the building envelope, such as those used in balconies, canopies and parapets, break the insulation layer and create thermal bridging. Incorporating a thermal break significantly improves the thermal performance of building envelopes and helps avoid costly issues down the road. This course addresses thermal bridging solutions, as well as design best practices and local building code requirements related to structural thermal breaks.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how, why and where thermal bridging occurs
  • Identify the three main problems caused by thermal bridging
  • Discuss the pros and cons of different approaches to addressing the problem
  • Know how, when and why to use structural thermal breaks, including local code compliance

Presenters

Alyson Hallander
Product Engineer

12PM - 1PM

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1PM - 2PM

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2PM - 3PM

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calendar_month DATE

Aug 14

schedule TIME

10:00am-1:00pm MST

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