In this workshop, you learn how to stay out of trouble when detailing building enclosures. A review of building science (the management of heat, air and moisture) is combined with a review of contemporary details for construction and how the principles of building science are applied to them. Principles of rainscreen cladding and proper installation of air barriers and of energy-efficient enclosures are integrated into the presentation. The presenter is nationally known for his expertise in the design of building enclosures.
Included in the presentation will be: 1. The principles of building science and how to avoid condensation problems. 2. The effect of climate on various details. 3. Detailing at openings for curtain walls, storefronts, and windows, and roof to wall connections and expansion joints. 4. Quality assurance for the building enclosure.
Apply the principles of building science, including the several control layers, the relative importance of heat, air, and moisture control, and how to avoid common mistakes in designing enclosures.
Detail wood frame, steel frame, brick veneer, and metal panel enclosures and their connections to adjacent construction.
Detail curtain walls, storefronts, and windows and their connections to adjacent construction.
Detail roof to wall connections and expansion joints.