10AM - 11AM ET
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.
11AM - 12PM ET
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.
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.
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.
2PM - 3PM ET
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.