Pacific Northwest


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.


  • Credit type: 1 AIA/HSW
  • Provider: Kawneer

Over the past 120+ years of commercial construction history, there have been numerous changes to building design; construction methods and occupant needs that have impacted the design of Architectural Aluminum Framing Systems. Architectural Aluminum Framing started 100+ years back with the introduction of aluminum storefront frames. More recently we have seen a growth in the high-rise construction in most urban areas. This has driven the growth of a newer system called “Window Wall”. A proper understanding of the benefits and options available with Window Wall will reveal this to be a great solution to your next high-rise and multifamily construction project.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the characteristics and attributes of Window Wall systems; describe similarities and differences between Window Wall and Storefront and Curtain Wall systems
  • Understand the installation and fabrication options available with various Window Wall Systems
  • Identify other Architectural Aluminum Framing Products that can be integrated into Window Wall Systems and how this is accomplished
  • Understand the advantages and benefits of selecting a Window Wall System through a review of Window Wall Case Studies


Sneh Kumar
Product Management & Marketing


Nov 2


10:00am-3:00pm PT




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