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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 HSW
Provider: Oldcastle

This course is designed to expand your understanding of basic aluminum glazing systems, specifically storefront, window wall, and curtain wall systems. ​After completing this course, you will be able to effectively select the appropriate aluminum glazing system for your project to achieve the desired aesthetics while providing optimal performance.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the different types of high-performance glass that are available and explain how these products impact occupant health, safety, and sustainability.
  • Investigate the design potential and innovative opportunities to reduce bird strikes, improve sound attenuation, reduce fire risk, and improve surface cleanliness using advanced glass technologies.
  • Explain how window retrofit technologies and power generating/dynamic glazing contribute to green and sustainable design in buildings.
  • Acquire insights into emerging technologies being used to achieve healthier, safer, and more sustainable buildings, beyond achieving performance and aesthetic targets.


Chris Gall
Business Development Manager

11AM - 12PM

Credit type: 1 LU|HSW
Provider: Porcelanosa

This course discusses the rain screen system for exterior facades using porcelain tile or solid surface.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants should be able to correctly define various types of exterior cladding systems.
  • Participants should be able to identify the major components/features of the ventilated facade system.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of the advantages of the ventilated facade when compared to other cladding systems.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of appropriate use of the ventilated facade system.


Ignacio Vidal
Facades Director

12PM - 1PM

Credit type: 1 LU|HSW
Provider: Longboard

This workshop aims to focus on utilizing high efficiency façade anchor systems and revolutionizing building envelopes from a design and practical viewpoint. By reviewing façade anchor system product development and installation conditions, key challenges and solutions will be explored. Real-life examples will also be used to deepen the understanding of utilizing energy efficient façade anchor systems, which could help with making better decisions by designers and builders.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the advantages of an envelope focused building approach
  • Insight into our approach in creating a high-performance façade anchor system
  • Understanding the effective U-value variation between different façade anchor system installations
  • How to manage challenging façade anchor installation conditions to obtain a highly efficient building envelope


Sajas Ahmed
Product Designer

1PM - 2PM

Provider: Schöck
Credit type: 1 LU/HSW

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


Alyson Hallander
Product Engineer

2PM - 3PM

Provider: Kingspan
Credit type: 1 LU/HSW

This course focuses on vacuum insulation panels (VIPs), providing an in-depth understanding of their scientific principles, applications, and insight into future products. The presentation delves into the design intricacies of VIPs and showcases real-life case studies where they have been successfully implemented. Course attendees will gain valuable insight into the unique properties and benefits of vacuum-insulation panels, discovering their versatility and potential for improving energy efficiency.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to Vacuum Insulation Panels – Learners will gain insight into the structure and components of VIPs, as well as their key advantages over traditional insulation materials.
  • Markets & Applications – Learners will understand the specific use cases and advantages of VIPs in each market, helping identify potential areas for implementation.
  • Workflow – Learners will understand the outline of steps and processes involved in the manufacturing, installation, and maintenance of VIPs.
  • Case studies – Learners will explore real-world examples of successful VIP implementations showcasing specific projects or applications where VIPs have been used effectively to enhance insulation and energy efficiency.


Andrew Wilson
Commercial Manager

calendar_month DATE

Dec 14

schedule TIME

10:00am-3:00pm ET




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