Where High Performance Meets High Design: Advances in Facade Construction

Architects today are faced with a range of aesthetic and technical demands, all the more compounded by increasingly rigorous building regulations. This workshop will discuss both material and technical solutions to meet those standards. Experts on subjects such as fire barrier systems and laminated glass, among others, will be on hand to lead tutorials and discussions. 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.


  • Credit type: .5 Credit AIA
  • Provider: Northern Facades
  • Presenter: Joe Baz

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.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn how the use of thermal clips will impact thermal bridging on various exterior wall assembly applications
  • Identify types of clips currently on the market
  • Learn how to calculate the number of clips required on your project by identifying structural forces involved to determine clip spacing
  • Gain insight on how the NFPA 285 fire code applies to thermal clips

11AM - 12PM ET

Workshop #2 by Tremco, TBA
  • Credit type: 1 LU|HSW
  • Provider: Kalwall
  • Presenter: Mike Crowder

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.

Learning Objectives
  • Effective and versatile Daylighting strategies and techniques.
  • Special performance options and benefits.
  • Applications for sustainable design.
  • Diffused daylighting for security, health and safety and inviting interior spaces.

1PM - 2PM ET

Workshop #4, TBA

2PM - 3PM ET

Workshop #5, TBA


Dec 16


10:00am-3:00pm ET



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