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.
This program covers the history and attributes of Modular Metal Panels. Participants will learn the advantages of MMP’s and how they allow for an array of different designs due to the wide availability of panel sizes, planes, and layout configurations. Manufacturing innovations, available substrates, ease of installation and comparisons to other products will also be covered. The program ends with multiple projects photographs and case studies to show customizable design concepts.
This course defines and explains building science behind the code for the four control layers of the building envelope: water, air, thermal, and vapor. Participants will then explore typical design principles as well as alternative system assembly approaches to exterior wall design. In addition, presentation covers common attachment strategies for various types of claddings, including masonry, rainscreen veneers, and applied/adhered veneers.
This course provides details and information in exterior facade applications using porcelain panels. Provides knowledge on sustainability values in the material itself and installation process and also gives a full understanding of design possibilities.
This course focuses on innovative applications of Natural Stone and Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) for architectural cladding, elements and facades, in some cases as a combination of both.
Topics discussed include the origins of translucent daylighting with the structural sandwich panel, considerations in design, enhancement of daylighting techniques, real energy conservation, the eight systems, and opportunities offered in contrast, design, form and aesthetics. The benefits of diffused natural daylighting on performance, health, productivity, safety and sustainable design are emphasized. Specialty performance systems including explosion venting, blast resistant, hurricane impact and OSHA fall through protection is included.