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.
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.
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.
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.