Pushing the Envelope - Going Beyond Conceptual Design

Course Description

Review electro-mechanical products and their proper uses relating to access control systems, codes, standards and aesthetics.

Provider: Carlisle Construction Materials

Speaker: Brian Carey

The building envelope concept has been well promoted and established as a means for energy efficiency and building performance. With the vast product offerings and misinformation available, building envelope systems can be overwhelming and difficult for the designer and can lead to costly failures. The focus of this presentation is to dive deeper, beyond the concept, and into proper building envelope design. The presentation aims to educated attendees on proper product selection and performance characteristics, codes and testing, and proper tie-in detailing to ensure a continuous air seal.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Recognize what is at stake with improper building envelope design and discuss the ideal building types that benefit the most from building envelope systems. In addition we will be discussing the codes requiring proper building envelope design and what is being required.
  2. How to select and properly install functional air/vapor barriers for roof, wall and below grade applications. In addition we will explore how to properly detail and tie-in common building materials to create and maintain a continuous air seal. We will look at some of the common and often difficult
    conditions that can exist.
  3. Using a holistic approach for examining and selecting exterior continuous insulation options for rainscreen wall assemblies. We will analyze popular exterior continuous insulation options with an emphasis on selecting a material that functions well during all weather conditions. 
  4. Identify a few common material and system tests required to meet building energy and safety codes. 



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