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The Building Envelope Solution

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The Building Envelope Solution

November 16, 2023 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

The building envelope consists of all exterior components of a building – roof, walls, below-grade waterproofing, windows, skylights and so on. When looking at these components, it is important that each is taken into consideration to prevent moisture or air from migrating into the building. The envelope is a complicated and integral part of any high-performance building; however, it is often the most neglected portion. This presentation aims to educate the participants on the importance of the building envelope and how the individual components within a system must be designed and constructed to ensure long-lasting, energy-efficient buildings.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the importance of building envelope systems.
  2. Identify and select performance-based products for foundations, walls, and roofing systems that ensure a proper physical barrier between the inside conditioned space and the outside elements.
  3. Learn about proper design, best practices and installation techniques of key building envelope components and systems.
  4. Explore basic tie-in detailing for roof-to-wall, wall-to-below grade and below-grade to blindside systems.

Malik Nawaz

Consultant, Carlisle Construction Materials

Malik Nawaz serves on the ABAA technical committee. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with master’s in architecture. Since 1989, Malik specialized in the field of building envelope, mainly in roofing from design to forensic investigations. Currently, he has been employed at Carlisle Construction Materials as a consultant since 2006, where he has been involved with national and international projects of greater complexity e.g., Chornobyl New Safe Confinement envelope, Winter Olympic Beijing’s National Speed Skating Oval, FIFA World Cup stadium in Qatar and a current project at South Pole. In the past, Malik helped ABAA in the preparation of a technical document, which will be used to assist the North American architects for technical tie-ins of air and vapor barriers.


November 16, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
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