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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

Reaching towards Net Zero energy ready buildings is becoming a popular topic in todays climate changing world. Energy efficiency has expanded towards exterior wall assemblies where effects of thermal bridging are considered and thermally broken sub-framing systems are becoming the new norm. This course will identify and compare various cladding attachment methods on the market. Learn how to determine the appropriate clip for your project and how to compare effective thermal resistance required to achieve projects targeted R – Value.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn how the use of thermal clips will impact thermal bridging on various exterior wall assembly applications
  • Identify types of clips currently on the market
  • Learn how to calculate the number of clips required on your project by identifying structural forces involved to determine clip spacing
  • Gain insight on how the NFPA 285 fire code applies to thermal clips
  • 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 LU
  • Provider: Atlas Roofing
  • Presenter: Lance Williams

Complex project designs & evolving enclosure material options combined with demanding weather conditions & confusing product performance attributes can be challenging to synthesize. Because thermal value code targets are increasing, along with the uncertainty of future energy costs & weather patterns, getting the project’s insulation strategy right is critical. This session examines the performance attributes of exterior insulation options under real world conditions to better enable the design & installation of higher performing, more resilient and durable walls.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand current building code requirements and testing methodologies for fire propagation and smoke development. Given assembly testing following the Grenfell tragedy, attendees will better understand NFPA285 fire propagation testing in relation to actual material properties and performance.
  • Review material properties governing moisture and air performance as they pertain to conditions encountered in rainscreens and masonry veneers so as to best understand the actual performance characteristics of insulation specification choices.
  • Understand conditions that pose unique challenges, including multiple drain planes, drainage efficiencies, increased water absorption, and water vapor transmission.  Recognize risks associated with exterior insulation when used in combination with cavity insulation, interior vapor retarders, and low-perm water-resistive barriers.
  • Understand the effects of wind-washing and convective heat loss in modern rainscreen systems. Identify and prevent conditions that jeopardize the thermal insulation layer, which may in turn affect moisture transfer and overall wall performance.
  • Credit type: 1 LU/HSW
  • Provider: Pilkington North America
  • Presenter: Kyle Sword

Buildings have differing needs for aesthetics, performance, and functional operations. Few building materials have as great an impact on all three of these areas as glass since it plays a unique and important role in building design and the environment. Glass now plays a critical role in achieving a wide variety of dynamic and varied performance requirements from reducing bird strikes to generating power to minimizing building carbon impacts. Understanding these evolving technologies can help improve building design.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the different types of high-performance glass that are available and explain how these products impact occupant health, safety, and sustainability.
  • Investigate the design potential and innovative opportunities to reduce bird strikes, improve sound attenuation, reduce fire risk, and improve surface cleanliness using advanced glass technologies.
  • Explain how window retrofit technologies and power generating/dynamic glazing contribute to green and sustainable design in buildings.
  • Acquire insights into emerging technologies being used to achieve healthier, safer, and more sustainable buildings, beyond achieving performance and aesthetic targets.
  • Credit type: 1 AIA HSW LU
  • Provider: TerraCORE Panels
  • Presenter: John Penta

This course provides details and information in exterior facade applications using porcelain panels. Provides knowledge on sustainability values in the material itself and installation process and also gives a full understanding of design possibilities.

Learning Objectives

  • Review of Ventilated Facade credit contributions to LEED-NC and LEED-EB building standards
  • Working knowledge of the Ventilated Façade Rain Screen building envelope system
  • Benefits of the Ventilated Facade system related to energy savings, building environmental health and protection of the building structure
  • Design hints that insure an economic envelope solution and efficient construction process

DATE

Sep 14

TIME

10:00am-3:00pm ET

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