Porcelain tile ventilated façade systems that incorporate the open joint rain screen system are fast emerging as the system of choice for buildings across a variety of commercial and/or residential sectors today. Ventilated façade systems are playing a key role for sustainable building envelopes especially since reduction in consumption is now driving sustainability.A system with a naturally ventilated wall cavity has an 80-year plus-life expectancy and helps to eliminate potential for “sick-building syndrome,” a common to closed cavity walls. When a VFS is installed, moisture is removed from the areas with structural steel studs which eliminate corrosion in the structural wall.
This course has been submitted to AIA CES for 1.0 HSW credits, pending final approval.Speaker:John Penta, John Penta ConsultingJohn is a former High School teacher and master ceramic tile and stone mechanic/fabricator with 56-years of experience. He is known throughout the tile industry. John was responsible for developing and implementing the successful business plans and sales and marketing plans for porcelain tile manufacturers from Italy, England, Argentina, and Brazil.
John co-wrote the first porcelain tile ventilated façade system (VFS) ICC-Evaluation Formalized Test Plan. John successfully directed and supervised the first USA IBC ESR Certification for a European ceramic tile factory that offers a porcelain tile ventilated façade system.Toys for Tots!We will join BEC in supporting Toys for Tots at the December 7, 2021 program.Below are some guidelines for those who would like to donate a toy:
We will collect the toys at the event and then deliver them to the U.S. Marines warehouse the following day
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