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AIA HSW Architectural Lunch & Learn
AIA HSW Architectural Lunch & Learn

Wed, Apr 17


Sheet Metal Workers SMART Local 36

AIA HSW Architectural Lunch & Learn

Specifying Cladding Attachment Systems - An AIA LU HSW accredited lunch and learn

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Time & Location

Apr 17, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sheet Metal Workers SMART Local 36, 2319 Chouteau Ave #100, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA


About the Event

Specifying Cladding Attachment Systems -The Holistic Approach

Presented by Tarro Jefferies-Freer - SFS NVELOPE BDM

With increasing requirements for the building enclosure in energy codes, many building projects are moving towards using exterior insulated building assemblies. Exterior insulated systems allow for increased thermal performance but much of that depends on the design of the exterior cladding attachment system. There are a wide variety of secondary structural attachment systems in the North American market competing to provide better thermal performance, which can overwhelm designers when comparing them for use on projects.

While direct comparisons of components ("clip to clip") may show two systems to be equivalent, it is not until additional project requirements are compared that significant differences in performance can arise. These additional requirements include structural considerations, like wind and dead loads, which dictate the spacing of components, combustibility restrictions on components, and installation flexibility. The perceived advantages in performance from one system over another may not actually turn into tangible benefits once these other design requirements on the project are also satisfied. 

The intent of the presentation will be to provide the necessary background information, methodologies and available resources to guide designers in making informed decisions for selecting the right cladding attachment systems for their projects.

This is a great opportunity to earn AIA LU HSW's at this AIA Approved Continuing Education Lunch & Learn!

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