10AM - 11AM CT
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.
This course provides an update on the advancements in perimeter fire containment systems for galvanized backpan assemblies. The value of understanding the performance of galvanized backpan assemblies in today’s ever changing complex designs cannot be overstated. By identifying the unique challenges that these assemblies present in the design phase, you can eliminate costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements prior to construction.
12PM - 1PM CT
A detailed explanation of the North American Fenestration Standard specification, which explains how and why windows and doors are tested to the AAMA standard and how to use the NAFS document to select and specify products based on required performance requirements.
This course is an introduction to the timeless beauty of natural stone, manufactured for use as a lightweight façade alternative to traditional masonry materials when planning a new project. Participants will get an understanding of the extraction of common types of stone suitable for lightweight manufacturing. The process by which dimensional stone slabs are fabricated and bonded to aluminum honeycomb, and an education in the various finishes that can be achieved on lightweight panels for specific architectural features, such as cornices and other design conditions. Lastly, the participants will learn about performance testing, LEED benefits, the speed and ease of lightweight stone panels, and how lightweight stone can reduce design, engineering, and installation costs.
2PM - 3PM CT