Oakland-East Bay Chapter: High-Density Fiber Cement Rainscreen Facades

When:  Jun 16, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PT)

Event Description:
Rainscreen wall assemblies provide an environmental separation between the conditioned space and the exterior environment. This course will provide attendees with an overview of the benefits of using high-density fiber cement panels as cladding for rainscreen wall assemblies. The primary components and manufacturing process for high-density fiber cement façade panels will be reviewed. Fiber cement classifications, code requirements and installation methods will be explained in detail. Assembly solutions & best practices for achieving high performance and resilient wall systems using high-density fiber cement panels will also be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:
Understand the benefits of rainscreen wall construction
2.  Understand current code requirements for exterior walls and fiber cement cladding
3.  Understand the primary ingredients and manufacturing process for fiber cement
4.  Incorporate best practices for fiber cement facade panels into current and future projects

Christopher Armstrong, AIA, LEED AP
Director of Building Envelope Science
PACE Representatives, Inc.


Gabe Galvez

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