- Understand the benefits of rainscreen wall construction
- Understand current code requirements for exterior walls and fiber cement cladding
- Understand the primary ingredients and manufacturing process for fiber cement
- Incorporate best practices for fiber cement facade panels into current and future projects
Rainscreen wall assemblies provide an environmental separation between the conditioned space and the exterior environment. This course will provide attendees with an overview of the benefits of using high-density fiber cement panels as cladding for rainscreen wall assemblies. The primary components and manufacturing process for high-density fiber cement facade panels will be reviewed. Fiber cement classifications, code requirements and installation methods will be explained in detail. Assembly solutions & best practices for achieving high performance and resilient wall systems using high-density fiber cement panels will also be reviewed.
Attendees will be eligible for 1 AIA LU|HSW. Click here for PDF flyer.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Christopher Armstrong, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
Director of Building Envelope Science | PACE Representatives, Inc.
Christopher has over 20 years of broad experience in the building design and construction industry. He has successfully managed design and commissioning services for multiple projects within the academic, housing, corporate and retail markets. As Director of Building Envelope Science at PACE, Christopher uses his technical expertise in building science and sustainable design to help project teams incorporate sustainable design measures into their projects by working with them to establish project goals, identify system options, and maximize the tradeoffs between design decisions while minimizing unintended consequences. Christopher is an active member of New England’s design and construction community, a current member of AIA Rhode Island’s Committee on the Environment (AIAri COTE) and the BSA’s Building Enclosure Council. He also represents AIA Rhode Island on Rhode Island’s Green Buildings Advisory Council where he currently chairs the council’s International Green Construction Code (IgCC) subcommittee.
With over 110 years of experience, SVK is a global player in the architectural high-density fiber cement facade panel market, with the reputation as an industry leader in quality and innovation. A family owned company, SVK is based in Sint-Niklaas Belgium with manufacturing capacity covering over 340 acres and 280 employees.