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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.



Credit type: 1 LU|HSW
Provider: Kalwall

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


Credit type: 1 LU|HSW
Provider: Fiberon

Learning Objectives
  • Identify potential moisture management issues that can cause harm to both a building’s aesthetic and structural integrity as well as occupants’ health and safety.
  • List four basic components of rainscreen wall systems that help minimize rainwater passage into the wall and effectively dissipates any water remaining back to the exterior.
  • Compare and contrast the suitability of various cladding materials to serve in rainscreen systems, particularly their durability, sustainability, and safety.
  • Evaluate wood-plastic composite (WPC) cladding options for use in rainscreen applications, including recyclability, strength, and life-cycle cost attributes.


Matt Gerhart
West Coast Cladding Sales Manager


  • Credit type: 1 LU|HSW
  • Provider: Gate Precast

Through technological advancements in concrete building systems including modeling, modular forming, 3D printing, finishing techniques, unitization, and safety, attendees will learn how to address unique design challenges.

Through these innovative approaches, efficient building designs can meet sustainability goals.
Architects and engineers in pursuit of healthier construction materials can utilize the material transparency provided by product declarations to analyze material options used in prefabricated concrete building systems to make informed building material choices that have a positive impact on our environment.

Learning Objectives
  • Review current architectural precast means and methods to meet unique design challenges. Understand how to realize design goals with cutting-edge forming and finishing techniques.
  • Learn about the recent advancements in the technology of architectural precast, and discover how research of new materials and methods for carbon reduction can assist designers in making informed decisions in the building product selection.
  • Learn about new lightweight unitized systems, which expand the pallet of options for design teams.
  • Illustrated through a range of project case studies, see how the prefabrication of unitized façade systems helped project teams obtain their design goals while maintaining budgets.


Marc Angelillo
Director of Architectural Systems


Workshop, TBA


Workshop, TBA

calendar_month DATE

Oct 11

schedule TIME

10:00am-3:00pm CT




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