Developing and Building Sustainably with Fiber Cement Siding

Developing and Building Sustainably with Fiber Cement Siding

This course defines fiber cement and illustrates the overall benefits of its use within enclosure systems and structures. The designer will learn many aspects of fiber cement, as well as the 4 D’s of Wall Design and how water management and durability improve longevity of cladding. This course reviews embodied energy, LCA, parameters, and climate zoned cladding. The designer will able to learn about sustainable design when the course describes the environmental concerns regarding toxicity, VOC’s and paint.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Define Fiber Cement
  2. Illustrate the design decisions that affect enclosure systems
  3. List the 4 D’s of Wall Design
  4. Describe how water management and durability improve longevity of cladding
  5. Compare and contrast embodied energy and recurring embodied energy
  6. Define Life Cycle Assessment and describe the system analysis parameters
  7. Describe climate zoned cladding and list the environmental criteria for each of the zones
  8. Describe the environmental concerns regarding Toxicity, VOC’s and Painting and how these can be best addressed
Provided By: 
Available Regions: 
Continental US
Design Category: 
(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection
AIA Course Number: 
ijh07f