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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: Kalwall
  • Presenter: Mike Crowder

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.
  • Credit type: 1 AIA HSW
  • Provider: Sto Corp
  • Presenter: Kate Abudarham

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.

Learning Objectives
  • Examine various rainscreen design and project examples, which illustrates the importance of a complete design approach.
  • Identify and describe the various rainscreen technologies and control layers of the building envelope and enclosures.
  • Explain the relationship of building performance with health and safety.
  • Explore the complete approach to rainscreen design and summarize the importance of compatibility among components within each layer.
  • Credit type: 1 AIA HSW
  • Provider: Schock
  • Presenter: Chris Ford

Concrete slabs and steel beams that project through the building envelope, such as those used in balconies, canopies and parapets, break the insulation layer and create thermal bridging. Incorporating a thermal break significantly improves the thermal performance of building envelopes and helps avoid costly issues down the road. This course addresses thermal bridging solutions, as well as design best practices and local building code requirements related to structural thermal breaks.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand how, why and where thermal bridging occurs
  • Identify the three main problems caused by thermal bridging
  • Discuss the pros and cons of different approaches to addressing the problem
  • Know how, when and why to use structural thermal breaks, including local code compliance
  • Credit type: 1 AIA HSW
  • Provider: Reynaers
  • Presenter: Anthony Bartillo

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.

Learning Objectives
  • What is the NAFS Specification and how can it be used to select and specify the appropriate window and door products, based on application.
  • How and why windows & doors are tested and how this translates into a performance specification that can be used in project development and documents.
  • What is Life Cycle testing, why is it important and how does it ensure long term performance for your specified products.
  • Why is an Architectural Window superior and how can you and your client benefit by specifying this performance level in your project.
  • 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.

DATE

Feb 23

TIME

10:00am-3:00pm ET

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