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Part I: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

What’s Behind the Cladding?

Air barriers are intended to prevent the movement of moisture-laden air, while vapor retarders retard the amount of moisture moving through a material by vapor diffusion, such as moisture moving through a concrete slab. Vapor retarders are not effective unless installed properly and paired with an air barrier. Some air barrier products may also serve as a vapor retarder, but not all. Attend this program for a review of the envelope design and energy performance requirements of H.A.M.M. (Heat; Air; Moisture-Water Resistive Barriers; Moisture – Vapor Retarders). This session will additionally cover the 2012 IBC and IECC building envelope, continuous insulation, and associated performance requirements under ASHRAE 90.1 2010.

Learning objectives

  1. Describe the tenets of H.A.M.M., and explain how each plays a vital role in the building’s performance.
  2. Explain what dew point is, when it’s likely to be a problem, and how to design to avoid problems from it.
  3. Identify the benefits of continuous insulation and how to select products that best meet the need.
  4. Explain the role that roof/wall transitions play in ensuring that the building envelope will perform as intended.
  5. Know the code requirements involved for your area and building type.

Part II: 12:30 to 1:30 pm

Design and Technical Considerations for Metal Wall Panel Systems

This session will address best practice principals of metal wall panels and systems needed in order to achieve quality wall construction. 

Learning objectives

  1. Identify materials and applications
  2. Define components for quality wall construction assemblies
  3. Discuss essential system tests for metal wall panel construction
  4. Provide synergy between the architect, manufacturer, and contractor

Date, Time, Location

Wednesday, June 22
11:00 to 12:00 – Part I, What’s Behind the Cladding?
12:00 to 12:30 – Lunch
12:30 to 1:30 – Part II, Design and Technical Considerations for Metal Wall Panel Systems
International Market Square, Studio 185

Minneapolis, MN  55405


Includes lunch
Members $60
NonMembers $90

Continuing education

2.0 HSW LU Hours


Chris Tobias
Business Development Manager, Cavity Wall Products at Firestone Building Products

Eric Johnson, Phil Rosso, Brien DuRoche, and Bill Pierro
Kline-Johnson & Associates manufacturers’ representatives, representing quality products in Division 7. Presenting Firestone Metal Products Company, they provide roofing and wall panel detailing, product specification assistance, specification and code assistance and custom color samples and mock-ups.


Contact Deanna Christiansen, Continuing Education Director