Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
Presented in a visual array of information gathered from around the world, this presentation delivers key educational components that focus on the natural beauty of terra cotta installed in a back ventilated, rain screen technique that provides a wall cladding solution benefiting projects in: exterior wall performance, insulating values, contemporary aesthetics, and ease of long term maintenance. The presentation also offers information on terra cotta solar screen design and its benefits; as well as displays the opportunity to use natural terra cotta as an acoustic solution for interior environments. Participants will gain a tremendous understanding of the opportunities available with terra cotta construction materials in a wide variety of applications.
- Explain the science of rainscreen technology.
- Cover the sustainable, green and efficiency benefits of terra cotta rainscreens.
- Describe how terra cotta rainscreens are manufactured and installed and differentiate the types of terra cotta rainscreen assemblies and products.
- Discuss how to design, detail, and specify a terra cotta rainscreen system and understand the benefits of terra cotta solar shades.