PRESENTERS:

TxA President-Elect Michael Hellinghausen
Getting to Know You

Architectural Vertical Opening Solutions
Clay Sturdivant, Johnson Architectural Systems
This course will discuss vertical operation doors, their construction and operating mechanisms, and their architectural applications and contributions to sustainable initiatives.

Fiberglass Window Installation Systems for Commercial Buildings
Corey Wasserman, Pella Windows and Doors
This course will discuss the sustainable attributes and features of fiberglass window technology, the creation of window design patterns and sizes, the safe use of fiberglass windows and the design and specification of window installation details.

NFPA 285 - Assembly Test of Exterior Walls with Combustible Components
Corey Ball, Weatherization Partners
Discuss the impact of the NFPA 285 Test on buildings using IBC and ASHRAE 90.1 energy code requirements, the parameters and history of NFPA 285, and the definition of what building envelope components are combustible and require NFPA 285 testing by IBC.

Introduction to Terracotta Panels
Bob Carter, Acme Brick Company
An overview of the use of terracotta panel cladding as a building finish material.

Building Enclosure Commissioning
Gerald Kettler, Facility Performance Associates
Multiple codes, standards and programs now including this type of commissioning.  Review the process basics, requirements, application and enforcement.

Ventilated Facade System for Buildings
Marcos Garcia and Jason Westbrook, Porcelanosa
Identify the components, advantages and appropriate use of ventilated facade systems.

Accessible Openings: Doors, Gates & Windows
Fred Cawyer, AIA, RAS, Accessibility Resource Specialists

 

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