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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 AIA HSW
  • Provider: STI Firestop
  • Presenter: Aaron Alterman

This course is designed to eliminate the confusion associated with the basics of perimeter fire containment systems. Fully understanding the role and value of tested perimeter fire barrier systems in today’s ever-changing and complex designs cannot be overstated and understanding the unique challenges of these designs present are critical in the design phase to eliminate costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements prior to construction.

Learning Objectives
  • Fully understand the basics of curtain walls and how they perform in a fire.
  • Understand the development of the IBC and State building codes in North America regarding the requirements for perimeter fire barrier systems.
  • Fully understand the impact of the ASTM E 2307 test standard on actual test that have been run. This easily documents the impact and severity of the new code requirement.
  • Design for success: Understanding the basics of all non backpan perimeter fire containment tested system.
  • To make understanding of curtain wall basics fun and easily understood.
  • Credit type: 1 AIA 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 AIA HSW
  • Provider: ABET Inc
  • Presenter: Grayson Braun

An examination of Exterior Grade Phenolic (EGP) including how and why it should be used to produce aesthetically pleasing, functional and safe rainscreen cladding systems.

Learning Objectives
  • A history and overview of how rainscreen cladding systems work to reduce moisture penetration in a building’s envelope.
  • Review the history and manufacturing process of Exterior Grade Phenolics (EGP).
  • Analysis of third-party performance criteria for EGP and a description of the evaluation methods of the three tests most required by building codes.
  • Examine and discuss installation systems for EGP.
  • Review projects that have successfully utilized EGP.
  • Credit type: 1 AIA 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
  • Credit type: 1 AIA HSW
  • Provider: CLADIATOR
  • Presenter: Mike Allen

How cladding is attached and supported from the exterior of the wall assembly to the interior structure of the building is no longer just a question of transferring weight.  The type of support system used can greatly affect energy performance, air and moisture penetration into the wall cavity, and the effectiveness of the finished design.

Over the last ten years cladding support systems have advanced to address the needs of modern buildings, to meet new code requirements and avoid the causes of issues inside the wall cavity as we learn more about how to select products that work well together – from both a performance and constructability standpoint.

This course walks through the various types of newer cladding support systems on the market today with a goal to help bring more value to the design and product selection process and subsequently to the occupants of new and restored buildings for the future.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand some of the differences between different cladding support systems on the market today and how they can best serve the design process.
  • Explain how to improve energy efficiency of exterior walls & meet changing code requirements using more advanced cladding support systems.
  • Briefly discuss options to manage the balance between design and load challenges.
  • Explore methods to attach panels that will improve thermal performance and cause less punctures to the waterproofing layer.
  • Explore cladding support accessories that will help address terminations and corner details.

DATE

Sep 8

TIME

10:00am-3:00pm CT

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