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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 AIA/HSW
  • Provider: STI Firestop
  • Presenter: Mike Zanotelli

Today’s high-performance building enclosures demand high performance fire protection! The development of new “Hybrid Window Wall designs” has created issues on projects throughout North America. Curtain wall consultants and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ’s) are requiring tested firestop solutions for this growing wall type. Fully understanding the role and value of perimeter fire barrier systems 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 hybrid window wall system for up to 2 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
  • Credit type: 1 HSW/AIA LU
  • Provider: Atlas Roofing
  • Presenter: Lance Williams

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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