Climate Zoned Cladding and Contemporary Commercial Solutions with Fiber Cement Siding

Climate Zoned Cladding and Contemporary Commercial Solutions with Fiber Cement Siding

This course will better inform the designer about fiber cement siding's physical properties and its benefits, compared to other siding options. The participant will be able to describe the importance of long-term siding performance, and how to extend the longevity of a structure's envelope using new climate zoned cladding. This course also illustrates new panel cladding and the best practices for cutting fiber cement siding.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. List common selection criteria for various siding options
  2. Describe why fire, wind, hail/impact resistance, and other physical properties are important for long term siding performance
  3. Define fiber cement
  4. Describe new climate zoned cladding and why these systems are essential to the longevity of your design
  5. Compare and contrast the two FCS cladding climate zones
  6. Describe new panel cladding and how this is helping designers meet emerging demands for contemporary commercial design aesthetics
  7. Describe the best practices for cutting fiber cement siding
  8. List 6 benefits of fiber cement siding
Provided By: 
Available Regions: 
Continental US
Design Category: 
(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection
AIA Course Number: 
ijh07e