Tuesday / August 14, 2018 / 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Design Considerations for Back-Ventilated Rainscreen Cladding Attachment Systems

Conference center adjacent to AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #260

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand single layer versus double layer cladding attachment methods along with the advantages and appropriate applications of each.
  • Explore how cladding type, orientation and weight impacts the attachment system layout, economics, structural capacity and constructability.
  • Gain knowledge of effective techniques to manage thermal bridging to mitigate thermal loss.
  • Learn how fire, life safety and energy codes can influence exterior wall designs.
  • Review project case studies to share lessons learned and best practices that one needs to consider as part of the design and construction process.

Speaker: Steve Taylor, National Sales Manager for Knight Wall Systems, brings over 30 years of building industry experience, with 20+ years in Division 8, with Pella Windows and Doors, working directly with architects, contractors, and building owners on the technical aspects of fenestration design and installation, and the past 6 years in Division 7 with Knight Wall Systems, presenting the importance of cladding support design requirements to architectural firms coast to coast, as well helping to support and educate general and subcontractors, working on a broad variety of commercial project types all across the US and Canada.

Seminar and lunch provided by Knight Wall Systems.


11:30 am – 11:50 pm        Check-in & Lunch

11:50 am – 12:00 pm        Welcome & Tech Tip

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm          Seminar 

SEATING: Tickets are $10 and limited to the first professionals who reserve online. Our programs regularly fill to capacity, so register early!

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International Masonry Institute

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