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Free Webinar: Designing Robust Details

Monday, July 24, 2017

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Durability + Design will host a free webinar on Thursday (July 27) entitled: “Designing Robust Details for Resilient Buildings.” Dow Corning High Performance Building’s Andrea Wagner Watts will go over the differences in building material interfaces in the presentation, which is sponsored by Dow Corning.

Photo courtesy of Dow Corning Corporation

During design of a building and its envelope, the interfaces between different building materials are often overlooked. Documents often do not contain sufficient information to ensure the building envelope remains air- and water-tight, such as in regard to material, adhesion, compatibility and installation sequencing. Shown here is a self-adhered membrane installation at a window opening, requiring multiple layers and sequencing implications.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the five important elements of effective material interface details.
  • Describe important attributes of detailing interfaces between building materials.
  • Outline the process to develop and implement material interface details that meet predicted performance criteria in real life.
  • Explain how compatibility and water resistance can impact a building façade assembly.

Participants are eligible for one AIA LU|HSW credit.

Register for free by clicking here.

About the Presenter

Watts is an application engineer for Dow Corning High Performance Building, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company. Watts joined Dow Corning in 2006 as a sales engineer before moving into her current roll in 8 years ago.

She has been involved with the development of numerous new products and her work focuses on preventing air and water infiltration through the building envelope. She is a LEED Green Associate and is active in a number of industry organizations including ASTM and the Air Barrier Association of America.


Tagged categories: Building Envelope; Building materials; Durability + Design; Education; North America; Webinars

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