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Detailing High-Performance Facades: Strategy, Specifications, and Advanced Cladding Materials

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.


10AM - 11AM

Credit type: 1 AIA HSW LU
Provider: STI Specified Technologies

This course outlines the advancements in perimeter fire containment systems for aluminum framed glazing systems in Mass Timber CLT construction. The value of understanding the performance of CLT Mass Timber floor systems in today’s ever changing complex glazing 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the 2021 IBC code changes for Mass Timber Construction and Perimeter Fire Containment Requirements
  • Understand how curtain wall assemblies perform per ASTM E2307 testing and the importance of independent third-party published design listings for perimeter fire containment systems.
  • Understand the impact of fire on Mass Timber when tested to ASTM E2307
  • Understand the value of ASTM E2307 published design listings for Mass Timber assemblies in today’s ever changing and complex curtain wall designs.


Aaron Alterman
Curtain Wall & Facade Specialist

11AM - 12PM

Credit type: 1 AIA HSW LU
Provider: Mitrex

To effectively combat climate change, we need to acknowledge the role that the building industry plays in global CO2 emissions. We need to shift not only how we think about designing our buildings but also powering our communities. This course will discuss how BIPVs can be integrated into both new and old buildings to improve performance and aesthetics and lower energy costs. In this one-hour course, we will discuss the value of BIPVs as both a high-performance building material and green energy generating solar panels. The various systems BIPV can be integrated into. As well as the various benefits that building owners can realize by integrating BIPV into their projects.

Learning Objectives

  • Recall the basics of solar energy, including its key components and how it has traditionally been harnessed
  • Describe building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs) and discuss how they improve upon traditional photovoltaics in terms of design and performance
  • Demonstrate ways to incorporate BIPV systems into existing or new construction in order to maximize a project’s sustainability targets.
  • Illustrate the money and energy savings possible through BIPVs by analyzing market research and case studies.


Terri Oswald

12PM - 1PM

Credit type: 1 AIA HSW LU
Provider: Arkema

Building owners have come to rely on weatherable coatings to provide long-term protection to their buildings. With an increased focus on sustainability, performance, and durability, PVDF resin-based coatings can help architects and painting contractors exceed their clients’ design goals. This course covers the key components and functions of high-performance weatherable coatings and looks at how these coatings contribute to sustainable design.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the ways PVDF resin-based coatings, both water based and solvent based, provide a consistent, pristine appearance while achieving durability goals over a variety of substrates as demonstrated in applicable case studies
  • Discuss why some coatings fail and the important considerations when selecting a coating system for an application, including weathering performance, longevity, and application method
  • Discuss the standards of performance for architectural coatings and recognize why PVDF coating technology outperforms other coating technologies, and
  • Explain how water-based PVDF coatings, by their chemistry and performance, can help design professionals and building owners achieve their sustainability goals.


Ron Partridge
Sr. Account Manager

1PM - 2PM

Credit type: 1 AIA HSW LU
Provider: AGS Stainless

In this era of recyclability and building more sustainably, how can architects, engineers, and designers help their builders and general contractors succeed in this matter? To the greatest extent possible, specify architectural products that are custom fabricated 100% offsite (custom prefabricated), and delivered to the Jobsite ready-to-be-installed.

Due to its durability, recyclability, and resistance to corrosion stainless steel is the preferred choice for products and structures that require little maintenance and long lifespan.

Offsite fabrication of architectural products contributes to building sustainability by allowing the builder/general contractor to install the product themselves while dramatically reducing product waste & cost and improving quality since there’s no need for a Local Metal Fabricator.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the differences and advantages of architectural railing products built onsite vs those fabricated 100% offsite.
  • Recognizing the difference in quality between stainless steel railing systems.
  • Evaluating how the principles of Offsite fabrication of architectural products can influence other product choices you make for your projects.
  • Discover the Resilience of 100% Stainless Steel railing systems.


Milena Martinez Vega
Brand Strategist & Marketing Lead

2PM - 3PM

Workshop, TBA

calendar_month DATE

Mar 14

schedule TIME

10:00am-3:00pm CT




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