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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.

Agenda

  • Credit type: 1 HSW/AIA LU
  • Provider: STI Firestop
  • Presenter: Lance Williams

Complex project designs & evolving enclosure material options combined with demanding weather conditions & confusing product performance attributes can be challenging to synthesize. Because thermal value code targets are increasing, along with the uncertainty of future energy costs & weather patterns, getting the project’s insulation strategy right is critical. This session examines the performance attributes of exterior insulation options under real world conditions to better enable the design & installation of higher performing, more resilient and durable walls.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand current building code requirements and testing methodologies for fire propagation and smoke development. Given assembly testing following the Grenfell tragedy, attendees will better understand NFPA285 fire propagation testing in relation to actual material properties and performance.
  • Review material properties governing moisture and air performance as they pertain to conditions encountered in rainscreens and masonry veneers so as to best understand the actual performance characteristics of insulation specification choices.
  • Understand conditions that pose unique challenges, including multiple drain planes, drainage efficiencies, increased water absorption, and water vapor transmission.  Recognize risks associated with exterior insulation when used in combination with cavity insulation, interior vapor retarders, and low-perm water-resistive barriers.
  • Understand the effects of wind-washing and convective heat loss in modern rainscreen systems. Identify and prevent conditions that jeopardize the thermal insulation layer, which may in turn affect moisture transfer and overall wall performance
  • Credit type: 1 HSW/AIA LU
  • Provider: Atlas Roofing
  • Presenter: Michael Zanotelli

This course is designed to eliminate the confusion associated with the basics of perimeter fire containment systems. Fully understanding the role and value of tested perimeter fire barrier systems in today’s ever-changing and complex designs cannot be overstated and understanding the unique challenges of these designs present are critical in the design phase to eliminate costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements prior to construction.

Learning Objectives
  • Fully understand the basics of curtain walls and how they perform in a fire.
  • Understand the development of the IBC and State building codes in North America regarding the requirements for perimeter fire barrier systems.
  • Fully understand the impact of the ASTM E 2307 test standard on actual test that have been run. This easily documents the impact and severity of the new code requirement.
  • Design for success: Understanding the basics of all non backpan perimeter fire containment tested system.
  • To make understanding of curtain wall basics fun and easily understood.
  • Credit type: 1 HSW
  • Provider: ABET Inc
  • Presenter: Jaelyn Funk

An examination of Exterior Grade Phenolic (EGP) including how and why it should be used to produce aesthetically pleasing, functional and safe rainscreen cladding systems.

Learning Objectives
  • A history and overview of how rainscreen cladding systems work to reduce moisture penetration in a building’s envelope
  • Review the history and manufacturing process of Exterior Grade Phenolics (EGP)
  • Analysis of third-party performance criteria for EGP and a description of the evaluation methods of the three tests most required by building codes
  • Examine and discuss installation systems for EGP
  • Review projects that have successfully utilized EGP
  • Credit type: 1 HSW
  • Provider: Kingspan Insulation
  • Presenter: Andrew Wilson

Insulation has come a long way from the days of traditional foams, fiberglass and mineral fiber products. Today’s rigid insulation board technologies offer architects and builders choices that can optimize energy efficiency, moisture resistance and fire performance – and provide thinner walls to increase leasable space and ROI. Specific rigid insulation board technologies are suitable for foundations, floors, walls, and soffits. By understanding these technologies, architects can select the best insulation type for each part of a project.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the three methods of heat transfer and how insulation addresses each one.
  • Describe several types of rigid insulation board technologies and their “fitness for use” in different applications.
  • Discuss strategies for designing thinner walls while maintaining or increasing thermal performance.
  • Identify the fire performance characteristics of different rigid insulation board technologies.

2PM PT

Workshop by Northern Facades, TBA

DATE

Oct 13

TIME

10:00am-3:00pm PT

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