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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.

Agenda

10AM ET

Perimeter Fire Barrier Systems for Today’s Hybrid Window Wall Designs
  • Credit type: 1 LU/HSW
  • Provider: STI Firestop
  • Presenter: Eric LaCroix

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.

Learning Objectives
  • Understanding the issues and concerns of new Hybrid Window Wall designs
  • Importance of testing for Hybrid Window Wall designs
    • Understanding ASTM E2307 and the Intermediate Scale Multi-Story Test Apparatus
    • Understanding the sequencing and installation of tested solutions
    • Documenting the performance of a successful perimeter fire barrier test
  • Common misconceptions about Hybrid Window Wall designs

11AM ET

Enhancing Security with Laminated Glass
  • Credit type: 1 AIA HSW LU
  • Provider: Kuraray
  • Presenter: Alberto Alarcon

This presentation will focus on the need for security glazing to protect people and property from human attacks and severe weather. Laminated glass can provide intrusion resistance, as well as protection from flying glass that occurs after a bomb blast. Bullet resistant laminates are designed specifically to stop bullet penetration and fragmentation. Industry standards for testing and specifying security glazing will be reviewed, including standards for physical attack, bomb blast, ballistics and wind-borne debris protection

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the growing concern for terrorist attacks, including shootings in schools
  • Understand how laminated glass provides intrusion, blast, ballistics, and wind-borne debris protection
  • Identify test standards and requirements for security applications
  • Identify architectural applications where security glazing is required, including courthouses and embassies

DATE

Sep 17

TIME

10:00am-3:00pm ET

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