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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
  • Provider: Atlas Roofing
  • 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
  • Provider: TerraCore Panels
  • Presenter: John Penta

For years, covering a building façade has been an important challenge at Fiandre to overcome the fundamental characteristics of ceramic tile that will outperform other cladding material such as natural stone, wood, aluminum and or prefabricated concrete systems. In addition, there is no secret that indoor air quality has a significant effect on the occupants of a building. Having said this, porcelain tile ventilated façade systems that incorporate the open joint rain screen system are fast emerging of choice for buildings across a variety of commercial and/or residential sectors today. Fact, ventilated façade systems are playing a key role for sustainable building envelopes especially since reduction in consumption is now driving sustainability.

A system with a naturally ventilated wall cavity has an 80-year plus-life expectancy and helps to eliminate potential for “sick-building syndrome,” a common to closed cavity walls. When a VFS is installed, moisture is removed from the areas with structural steel studs which eliminate corrosion in the structural wall.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the ventilated facade system as a sustainable building product and why installing a VFS will make the building a more energy efficient thermal regulator.
  • Understand the aluminum curtain wall sub-frame system, as it relates to:
    • The differences between GHV exposed mechanical anchor system – vs – GHS concealed undercut mechanical anchoring systems. and, understand how the two anchoring systems transfer the load of the tiles onto the aluminum sub-frame.
    • Porcelain slab integrated window integrated wall system.MTech High Impact Laminated Porcelain Façade System.
  • Appreciate the ease of installation and the benefits of its low maintenance characteristics.
  • Appreciate the benefits for the deflection of rain and moisture within the cavity of the VFS.
  • Credit type: 1 HSW
  • Provider: Pure+Freeform
  • Presenter: Geoff Hahn

This course discusses the future of exterior coatings and finishes, and the bespoke process of achieving a site-specific design. Using the offset gravure printing process, unique finishes can be printed on metals. This manufacturing process results in high-fidelity finishes capable of various fabrication types, while providing a durable and sustainable product. For exterior applications, we will discuss the advantages of using a FEVE over PVDF coatings, and why this will be the benchmark exterior coating in the future.

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the features and design capabilities of architectural printed metal products.
  • Describe the offset gravure orienting process and its advantages.
  • Discuss the characteristics of exterior coatings and the differences between FEVE and PVDF paint lines.
  • List three ways that architectural printed metals may contribute to the sustainability of a building.
  • Credit type: 1 HSW/AIA LU
  • Provider: Sto Corp
  • Presenter: Ryan Tolle

This course presents the complete design approach to rainscreens and explains why rainscreens are an important topic for the building envelope and enclosures. This course enforces the use of control layers to maximize the use of a drained, backed ventilated rainscreen system performance for both new and existing buildings. Audience will learn and be able to identify different rainscreen technologies and how a complete approach is beneficial to a building’s performance, by ensuring compatibility among components and understand the relationship of control layers of the exterior wall assembly for health and safety of occupants. Lastly, the course will review this approach using real-world rainscreen systems.

Learning Objectives
  • Examine various rainscreen design and project examples, which illustrates the importance of a complete design approach.
  • Identify and describe the various rainscreen technologies and control layers of the building envelope and enclosures.
  • Explain the relationship of building performance with health and safety.
  • Explore the complete approach to rainscreen design and summarize the importance of compatibility among components within each layer.
  • Credit type: 1 HSW
  • Provider: Kawneer
  • Presenter: Sneh Kumar

Understand the benefits of a Thermal Break in Aluminum Fenestration Systems Recognize the options available in Thermal Break Technology and how each works Understand the test procedures and standards that are used today to evaluate system performance.

Realize the benefits of properly leveraging the connection between the interior and exterior environments.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize and use the benefits of a thermal barrier in aluminum fenestration systems
  • Recognize available thermal barrier technology options and how each one works
  • Identify the test procedures and standards used to evaluate system performance
  • Examine the benefits of properly leveraging the connection between the interior and exterior environments

DATE

May 19

TIME

10:00am-3:00pm PT

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