High Performance Façade Training
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
12 slots available
Training Overview:

The training will include a review of several case studies on projects currently in development that showcase a variety of high-performance components and construction techniques.
Toward this end, Steven Winter Associates will:
• walk the participants through the Passive House principles,
• identify the critical components of high-performance facades,
• provide examples of best practices
• explain construction management and quality assurance processes used in high performance buildings.

Event Benefits:

The training will include a review of several case studies on projects currently in development that showcase a variety of high-performance components and construction techniques.
Toward this end, Steven Winter Associates will:
• walk the participants through the Passive House principles,
• identify the critical components of high-performance facades,
• provide examples of best practices
• explain construction management and quality assurance processes used in high performance buildings.

Who Should Attend:

Building Managers
Architects
EVERSOURCE Engineers
NGrid Engineers
End Users with interests in High Performance Façade applications

Agenda:

8:00 Session Begins
Introduction to Passive House
• Principles of Passive House
Elements of High-Performance Facades
• Insulation
• Punched openings
• Air tightness
Assemblies + Thermal bridging
• Walls – cladding & attachments
10:00-10:15 break
Assemblies + Thermal bridging (cont)
• Roofs – insulation techniques and mechanical penetrations
• Foundations – best practices and structural considerations
Windows and doors
• Target efficiencies for durability and comfort
• High performance examples
• Code & accessibility limitations
Airtightness
• Planning during design and the integrated design approach
12:00-1:00 Lunch
• Training for contractors and subs
• Inspections and testing
Moisture control
• Basics – vapor, bulk water, and air leakage
• Integration with air barrier
• Metal flashings & alternatives

2:30-2:45 break
Construction Process and Quality Assurance
• Training – site super & subs
• Mock-ups
• Third party inspections & testing

4:30- 5:00 Q/A & Finish

Tools & References:

All materials will be available in class.

Speaker:
William A. Zoeller & Lois Arena, P.E., CPHC
Workshop Cost:
$150.00
Registration Details:

Checks will be accepted at the door.
Make checks payable to: University of Massachusetts-Amherst

University of Massachusetts Department of Mach. & Ind. Engineering
160 Governors Dr. Amherst, MA 01003-9265
Attn. Alberto Morales

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