How to Achieve Superior Building Envelope Performance in Rainscreen Wall Design

Sponsored by CENTRIA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define what a rainscreen wall assembly is, the hygrothermal loads it must control, and why one from of rainscreen wall design is considered superior by leading experts.
  2. Explore shortcomings of traditional multi-component backup wall assemblies.
  3. Explain how the insulated metal composite backup wall system solves shortcomings of common multi-component wall assemblies.
  4. Learn how the insulated metal composite backup wall system is pre-engineered to integrate with virtually any rainscreen material.
  5. Discover the vast aesthetic options presented by rainscreen wall system cladding.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

How to achieve superior building envelope performance in rainscreen wall design explores rainscreen wall design theory, how rainscreen walls control hygrothermal loads, and shortcomings of today's multi-component backup wall assemblies used in rainscreen wall construction. The course will compare and contrast the common multi-component backup wall assembly with the single-component insulated metal composite backup wall system, and demonstrate how the later overcomes deficiencies of the former in creating a building envelope with superior performance as well as other key benefits.

Superior Building Envelope

Photo courtesy of CENTRIA

 

CENTRIA CENTRIA is a leading manufacturer of architectural metal panel systems used in new & retrofit commercial construction projects. Products incl. factory-foamed, insulated metal wall & roof systems, field-assembled metal panels, aluminum composite panels & standing seam roof systems.

 

Originally published in August 2021

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