Complete Wall Systemizaton to Meet Performance Goals

Complete Wall Systemization to Meet Performance Goals

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

Specifying “complete wall systems” helps designers reach design decisions faster. Working with manufacturers that provide “complete systems” better insures meeting codes for fire resistance, and air and water leakage, improving function and sustainability. This course reviews “complete wall” concepts including efficiency and risk management value provided by “systemization”, IBC wall system classifications and their impact on height and area calculations, NFPA 285 compliance, construction detailing, and “complete wall” specification practices.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Understand the value of specifying “complete wall system” attributes versus individual components/materials.
  2. Understand how each component functions and contributes to “complete wall system” energy efficiency and weatherproofing
  3. Understand the codes and standards that govern “complete wall system” selection and that mandate component and system performance.
  4. Understand specification practices to achieve “complete wall system” performance
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AIA Course Number: 
WOC19A