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Detailing High-Performance Facades: Strategy, Specifications, and Advanced Cladding Materials

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.

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10AM - 11AM

Credit type: 1 AIA HSW LU
Provider: Porcelanosa

This course discusses the rain screen system for exterior facades using porcelain tile or solid surface.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants should be able to correctly define various types of exterior cladding systems.
  • Participants should be able to identify the major components/features of the ventilated facade system.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of the advantages of the ventilated facade when compared to other cladding systems.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of appropriate use of the ventilated facade system.


Cesar Valdez
Regional Facades Manager

11AM - 12PM

Credit type: 1 AIA HSW LU
Provider: Automated Fenestration

This fast-paced course is designed to inspire + educate attendees in the niche field of window automation for natural ventilation and smoke evacuation. We’ll explore the vast benefits for people and planet through improved indoor air quality, energy efficiency, cost savings, health, safety, productivity, and sustainability. This program also delves into why tying actuators into sensors through the Building Management System (BMS) is critical for success.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the benefits of natural ventilation for occupants, developers, + planet.
  • Discover the importance of automation through BMS Line Actuators + why programming correct scenarios is imperative for successful natural ventilation.
  • Define the importance of smoke evacuation for life safety, incident stabilization, + property conservation.
  • Identify types of windows which can be actuated + how dims/weight are calculated to determine the correct actuator.


Jason Smith
Sales Manager

12PM - 1PM

Workshop, TBA

1PM - 2PM

Workshop, TBA

2PM - 3PM

Workshop, TBA

calendar_month DATE

Nov 6

schedule TIME

10:00am-3:00pm PT




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