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  • Demystifying Rainscreen Systems Utilizing Metal Wall Panels

    The overuse and misuse of the term rainscreen in the construction industry has created confusion and ambiguity as to its correct meaning and to its application in the field. To clarify the proper use of the concept and the term, this course reviews the essential rainscreen wall components, how they should be assembled, their roles and relationship to energy efficiency, and the various types of rainscreen constructions possible. It focuses on rainscreens utilizing metal wall panels and provides details as to how these panels should be detailed in a rainscreen application and concludes by providing illustrative examples of metal panel wall applications.

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  • Designing for the Effects of Wind on Metal Roofs: Tests and Reality

    High velocity wind storms can occur anywhere within the country, so having a clear understanding of the relevant standards and codes pertaining to building wind loads is critical when specifying for projects. Analyzing how metal roofing material reacts in severe wind storms helps us interpret product performance. This course examines considerations for wind design for metal roofing systems, including a look at required testing, determinants of wind load, and how wind affects our buildings.

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  • Sustainable Building Envelopes

    By the year 2030, the electricity demands of the U.S. will be 45% greater than today. To meet these energy demands, we will see traditional energy sources (coal, natural gas, nuclear) amalgamated with various renewable energy technologies, such as transpired solar collection, cool metal roofing, and solar-ready roofing. This course reviews how metal building envelopes combined with these alternative technologies can contribute to energy efficiency in the built environment and achieve sustainable building design objectives.

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