10AM - 11AM ET
Reaching towards Net Zero energy ready buildings is becoming a popular topic in todays climate changing world. Energy efficiency has expanded towards exterior wall assemblies where effects of thermal bridging are considered and thermally broken sub-framing systems are becoming the new norm. This course will identify and compare various cladding attachment methods on the market. Learn how to determine the appropriate clip for your project and how to compare effective thermal resistance required to achieve projects targeted R – Value.
Just like a jacket can protect you from the elements, the building façade is intended to do the same for the inner structure of your building. How will this jacket of protection work against wind driven drain, protecting the occupants and materials from the outside temperature differentials? Like a fire fighter’s coat, will it also provide fire resistance? This course will walk through the different building components that make up the enclosure and evaluate them for their resistivity to wind, water and fire. We’ll examine the ways the building components, combined as a system, can contribute to energy efficiency and resiliency.
12PM - 1PM ET
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.
1PM - 2PM ET
In many buildings, there is room for error afforded to most building trades in terms of construction tolerances. Façade trades require much, much tighter tolerances in their fabrication and installation. No matter how complex or straightforward your building, the joints that marry the façade to the rest of the construction, and their varying tolerances, can be problematic. Through the lenses of multiple case studies, we will discuss real-world problems, processes, and solutions specific to delivering a high performing facade.
2PM - 3PM ET
Looking at the facade industry today and for the future, there is a progression toward lightweight/low-mass solutions. Over the last decade, more of these solutions are being employed with success, both in function and form. While largely developed in Europe, these solutions have either made the transition to the North American environment seamlessly or with small augmentations in the assembly design. These contemporary and future-friendly facade solutions of both skin and substructure have best practices to follow, and through this, promise good performance with long lifespans. This presentation will addresses some key success factors to follow in addition to the five most common preventable mistakes, as it applies to the aforementioned future-friendly facades.