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Building Enclosure Architectural Details – Conveying Construction Drawing Clarity

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Building Enclosure Architectural Details – Conveying Construction Drawing Clarity

March 31, 2022 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Designing an air-tight, water-tight, and energy efficient building requires an understanding of the anatomy of the entire building enclosure in order to build structures that will perform as intended. A lack of understanding of these concepts translates into poor and incomplete architectural details, gaps in design information, and exterior wall components that cannot be properly installed, leading to contractors “figuring it out on the field.” This presentation will touch upon basic concepts of building science and how drawings can be improved to create beautiful, sustainable structures that function properly, by conveying clarity on building enclosure details at foundation-to-wall, roof-to-wall, window-to-wall, penetrations, and at
dissimilar material transition points.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of building enclosure architectural details and the consequences of not
    including necessary details as part of construction documents.
  2. Learn what exterior wall envelope details must be provided according to code and best practices
    for meeting code.
  3. Understand Building Science effects on the architectural design.
  4. Understand how materials and sequencing can play into the constructability of a design.

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Melissa Payne | Air Barrier Association of America

Melissa Payne, BECxP, CxA+BE, CDT

Melissa Payne, BECxP, CxA+BE, CDT joined Tremco’s Building Envelope Solutions Team in November 2018. Prior to joining Tremco, Melissa provided building envelope commissioning and consulting services, and conducted forensic investigations at Miller, P.C. Prior to leading the building enclosure division at Miller, she served as owner’s representative on building enclosure projects for City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri.
Melissa possess a strong foundation in industry standards related to building envelope commissioning process, building science, performance testing, and building envelope construction. As a Level 2 Building Science Thermographer she actively uses thermography in the study of building enclosure failures. Her owner representative, consulting and commissioning experience, forensic work, and manufacturer internal consultant involvement gives her an encompassing perspective of the construction industry. Currently working with owners, architects, engineers, designers, construction manager/general contractors, and enclosure trades to promote the integrity and performance of building enclosures.


March 31, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
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