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
  • 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: Eric LaCroix

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


Advances in Structural Glass
  • Credit type: 1 LU|HSW
  • Provider: Sentech Architectural Systems
  • Presenter: David Dunham

This presentation will focus on recent advances and trends in structural glass technology. We will cover the design of curved glass applications, design options for jumbo glass systems, high-efficiency double skin facades, and impact-resistant glazing of jumbo glass applications.

Learning Objectives
  • Develop a deeper understanding of structural glass system design
  • Get familiarized with the most current trends in structural glass technology
  • Learn how to select structural systems for facade applications, based onloads, geometry, and support conditions
  • Discover the advantages & disadvantages of using structural glass indesign


Aug 26


10:00am-2:00pm ET




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