Credits: 1 AIA/HSW; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 IIBEC CEH
Critical details that typically cause building performance related issues will be focused on one of the largest failures of building enclosures: wall to window connections specific to curtain wall systems and storefronts. A step-by-step look at each critical detail in regards to sequence of construction and the various connections to ensure airtight/watertight and thermally protected details. Real life photos and job conditions will highlight the realities of the construction process to show typical errors found and how those errors can be addressed correctly.
- Articulate how transitions impact building enclosure performance through real life experiences in regards to energy loss, building performance and the sustainability of the system.
- Correctly identify and prioritize critical details during the construction document phase to ensure an integrated approach is taken to heat, air, water and vapor control.
- Assess each detail for storefront and curtain wall in regards to impacts of the four control layers and understand the various options for designing details for a variety of roof, wall and window assemblies.
- Through the use of real life case studies and photos, plan out the proper sequence of construction and identify quality control methods in construction document review to provide corrective action.