Copper Wall Cladding: Modern Testing for Time Proven Systems

When:
March 30, 2020
Time:
02:15 PM - 05:30 PM
Category:
Architecture
Event Type:
Training
Training Type:
In-Person
Summary:
Taking place during the 2020 IIBEC International Convention & Trade Show, March 26-31, 2020 and presented Monday, March 30 by Larry E. Peters and Frank V. Resso, PE from 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM and 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

Copper, due to its inherent longevity, adaptability, and beautiful natural weathering characteristics remains one of most proven and preferred roofing and flashing materials. With increasing adoption of light gauge sheet metal as wall cladding, todays design professionals are again looking to copper to provide a high-performance option for key buildings.

Although traditional copper wall systems have a long history of proven performance, design professionals increasingly request completion of recognized testing protocols. The Copper Development Association recently completed an exhaustive testing program encompassing the battery of tests included within the American Architectural Manufacturer Association (AAMA) 509 “Drained and Ventilated Rain Screen” standard.

This paper outlines tested systems, performance characteristics with sample wind resistance in different regions, availability of test results, and concludes proposing system modification, should a building require even higher performance.

Please visit IIBEC's page to see registration fee options. 

Location:
Marriott Marquis Houston and George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
URL:
https://rci-online.org/building-envelope-edu/convention-ts/registration-info/