Mind the Gap: Better Exterior Wall Performance Through Cladding Attachments

Presentation Topic: Mind the Gap: Better exterior wall performance through cladding attachments

Dates: October 19, November 23, December 2

Time: varies by date

Registration Fee: No Charge


CPD Eligibility: 1 point – Category A4

Presentation Overview:

Today, new buildings must meet the BC Step Code, ASHRAE 90.1 or National Energy Code for Buildings’ requirements for thermal performance. This is a tough objective, since documented proof is required. Effective R-values must be met, not just nominal values, which means that high conductivity materials that cause thermal bridges must be considered in the modelling and calculations. Many of today’s conventional wall assemblies fall short of even basic compliance, causing larger, thicker, and more costly assemblies than ever before. Learn what current wall assemblies are getting closest to the target performance levels, what the code-prescribed targets are for your region, and what some innovative companies and designers are doing to solve this issue, both with conventional and proprietary approaches, while saving cost at the same time. Finally, review some key differences, strengths and limits for difference thermally-improved cladding support products.


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Organization Overview: 

Cascadia Windows & Doors is an innovative, industry leading manufacturer, creating high-performance fiberglass windows, doors and cladding support systems. Included in some of the most exciting and award-winning construction projects across North America, Cascadia’s goal is to help revolutionize the energy-efficiency of modern buildings and drive the adoption of high-performance building products.

Mission Statement:

Lead North America’s transition to energy efficient building design.

Core Values:

Excellence | Innovation | Sustainability | Efficiency | Integrity | Education

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