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.



Ventilated Facade with Porcelain Tiles
  • Credit type: 1 LU/HSW
  • Provider: TerraCORE Panels
  • Presenter: John Penta

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.

Learning Objectives
  • Review of Ventilated Facade credit contributions to LEED-NC and LEED-EB building standards
  • Working knowledge of the Ventilated Façade Rain Screen building envelope system
  • Benefits of the Ventilated Facade system related to energy savings, building environmental health and protection of the building structure
  • Design hints that insure an economic envelope solution and efficient construction process


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

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


Maximizing Envelope Performance with IMP-Integrated Components
  • Credit type: 1 AIA/CES HSW LU
  • Provider: Construction Specialties
  • Presenters: Ben Marnik, CENTRIA & Anthony Caruso, Construction Specialties

This course explores an advanced insulated metal composite building envelope system, components that have been engineered to integrate with the system—including windows, daylighting panels, sunshades, and louvers—and how the IMP system and integrated components combined to create a high-performance building envelope.

Learning Objectives
  • Establish the definition of high-performance building envelope and explore the most common barriers to its achievement
  • Distinguish advanced insulated composite panel systems through 10 defining characteristics
  • Understand how key envelope components including windows, daylighting panels, sunshades, louvers, and through-tube bypass framing and are engineered to integrate with advanced IMP systems to overcome barriers to achieving a high-performance envelope
  • Explore several examples of high-performance building envelope design using integrated components
  • Select the appropriate integrated product based on project criteria & learn about customization of louvers, sunshades, and other components


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

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


Intelligent Window and Vent Control Technology for Natural Ventilation
  • Credit type:
  • Provider: WindowMaster Clearline Inc.
  • Presenter: Mia Brondum

An automated window/vent façade can provide a wide range of benefits to a building design, such as, ADA compliance and integration with a fire life safety system for smoke exhaust, but here we will specifically be discussing the application of using the automated façade to provide a natural/hybrid ventilation system. Are you ready to bring fresh air into your building project, in an intelligently controlled manner? Participate here to understand key benefits, design guidelines, technology required and how to show the system in your project documents.

Learning Objectives
  • Recall health, wellness and energy saving benefits when applying an automated natural /hybrid ventilation system through intelligent window controls in a building project.
  • Describe natural ventilation design guidelines when using intelligent window/vent controls systems In a building project.
  • Illustrate intelligent automated window/vent controls technology currently available in the market that is required to incorporate a natural/hybrid ventilation system.
  • Outline key points to include in your specification, floor plans and building elevation drawings sets to ensure smooth collaboration between all stakeholders involved with the automated window/vent control system and natural ventilation design.


Oct 15


10:00am-3:00pm PST




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