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Sealing the Envelope: Implementing Lessons Learned to Optimize Enclosure Design

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Sealing the Envelope: Implementing Lessons Learned to Optimize Enclosure Design

September 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

In this webinar, critical detailing concepts of various cladding systems will be explored as they relate to the overall performance of the building envelope. Lessons learned from consulting experience related to the construction of new building enclosures as well investigative experience related to the review of failed in-place enclosures will be shared in order to develop concepts and specific strategies to improve the overall performance of the envelope. Topics will include energy efficiency, air infiltration, water resistance and condensation, interface detailing, durability, and others.

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Identify common cladding issues plaguing new construction.
  2. Assess approaches to maintain continuity in the exterior envelope as it relates to air, moisture, and thermal performance.
  3. List considerations for cladding durability and long-term performance and maintenance.
  4. Identify general types of fenestrations and the associated approach for air and moisture management.

Renae Kwon, RA

Renae Kwon is an Associate Principal with the interdisciplinary engineering, architecture, and material science consulting firm of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. Ms. Kwon is a licensed architect, with extensive experience in building enclosure condition assessment of both new and historically significant buildings. Her work has included the investigation and repair design of various building types to address bulk rainwater penetration, condensation, and moisture-related deterioration of above- and below-grade building enclosure material, components and systems. These systems include masonry, stone, terra cotta, aluminum/glass curtain wall, and various roofing/waterproofing systems. Ms. Kwon has also performed building envelope consulting services, including building enclosure peer review design assistance, preconstruction mock-up performance testing and construction period services.


September 26
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
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