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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.

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10AM - 11AM

  • Credit type: 1 AIA/HSW
  • Provider: Kawneer

Designing for Sustainability in Division 8: Architectural Aluminum Framing will provide an overview of how standard architectural aluminum framing products offered in Division 8: Glass & Glazing can be a key element of a design team’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) strategy.  Standard components offered in architectural aluminum framing products can be major drivers for potential points in three categories: Energy and Atmosphere; Materials and Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality.

Total building construction costs and LEED strategies do not need to work against each other. A cost effective LEED strategy can be achieved in part by gaining an understanding of the proper application of many standard components and how they are best utilized.  For example, improvements in thermal technology, along with higher performing insulated glass units, will increase the thermal performance of glazed elevations and enhance energy optimization.  Additionally, proper use of shading devices allows for expanded glass areas, resulting in greater views and harvesting of natural light.  Shading of the glazed area permits the use of glass with higher visible light transmission while reducing solar heat gain.  Today, commercial windows are offered with triple-glazed insulated glass units, along with baffles in the aluminum profiles’ cavities, to prevent heat transfer through convection.  This allows for leveraging Thermal Comfort and Enhanced Indoor Air Quality without sacrificing energy performance.

Keep in mind that when composing an aggressive LEED Strategy, there is no need to pay for custom products.  A proper understanding of the efficient application of standard products can position your project for the LEED certification process.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand differences between Product Certification and Whole Building Certification
  • Understand Environmental Product Declarations and Building Product Disclosures
  • Understand how framing system energy performance impacts whole building sustainability performance
  • Evaluate strategies for daylighting, views, shading and sound transmission and their impact on sustainability performance


Sneh Kumar
Product Management & Marketing

11AM - 12PM

Provider: Kalwall
Credit type: 1 LU/HSW

Topics discussed include daylighting strategies available through the integration of structural sandwich panels, energy conservation, enhancements, options, form and aesthetics. The many benefits to health, productivity, safety and sustainable design will be discussed, as well as specialty applications including explosion venting, blast resistance, OSHA fall through protection and hurricane resistance.

Learning Objectives

  • Effective and versatile Daylighting strategies and techniques.
  • Special performance options and benefits.
  • Applications for sustainable design.
  • Diffused daylighting for security, health and safety and inviting interior spaces.


Michael Keller
Regional Manager – Mid-Atlantic

12PM - 1PM

Provider: Oldcastle
Credit type: 1 LU/HSW

This course is designed to expand your understanding of basic aluminum glazing systems, specifically storefront, window wall, and curtain wall systems. ​After completing this course, you will be able to effectively select the appropriate aluminum glazing system for your project to achieve the desired aesthetics while providing optimal performance.

Learning Objectives

  • Have a basic understanding of typical storefront, window wall, and curtain wall systems​
  • Understand the differences between glazing systems ​
  • Understand the issues to consider when selecting a system for a specific application​
  • Understand standard industry structural requirements, performance criteria, aesthetic conditions, and water control​


Zane Keeling
Sales Director

1PM - 2PM

Workshop #4, TBA

2PM - 3PM

Workshop #5, TBA

calendar_month DATE

Jun 21

schedule TIME

10:00am-3:00pm ET




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