Wood-Plastic Composite Cladding for Sustainable Rainscreen Wall Systems

Wood-Plastic Composite Cladding for Sustainable Rainscreen Wall Systems

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Friday, October 1, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

Rain is one of the most important things to control in wall construction for both a building’s structural integrity and the occupants’ health. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss the aesthetic, performance, and sustainable attributes of wood-plastic composites (WPCs) for use in rainscreen applications. Participants will gain a new understanding of how WPC cladding should be applied and fastened in rainscreen systems.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Identify potential moisture management issues that can cause harm to both a building’s aesthetic and structural integrity as well as occupants’ health and safety
  2. List four basic components of rainscreen wall systems that help minimize rainwater passage into the wall and effectively dissipates any water remaining back to the exterior
  3. Compare and contrast the suitability of various cladding materials to serve in rainscreen systems, particularly their durability, sustainability, and safety
  4. Evaluate wood-plastic composite (WPC) cladding options for use in rainscreen applications, including recyclability, strength, and life-cycle cost attributes
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AIA Course Number: 
WFN10A