Participants will investigate options possible within Rainscreen systems and discover solutions and techniques to implement an efficient design process with simple and/or creative effects.

Learning Objectives:
– Describe: Attendees will acquire knowledge about rainscreens – how they are manufactured, what the material qualities and limitations are and how these might affect design considerations.
– Illustrate best practice design options, details, and specifications for rainscreen systems
– Compare: Participants will explore cladding material options used in rainscreen systems, looking at standard and custom options in several materials.
– Differentiate the types of rainscreen assemblies and backup wall materials, air/moisture/vapor barriers, attachment systems and options out there.

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About the Speaker:

Mark Swanson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB
Director of Industry Development and Technical Services, IMI

Mark Swanson, AIA, CSI, LEED AP BD+C, is a Licensed Architect, and LEED Accredited Professional.  As the Minnesota Area Director of the International Masonry Institute, Mark provides technical consultations, plan reviews, jobsite troubleshooting and AIA continuing education seminar presentations to the design community. Working with Revit since 2005, Mark is involved with the National BIM for Masonry workgroup working to raise the bar for Building Information Modeling content for masonry. He has lectured at Georgia Tech’s digital design laboratory and teaches a masonry workshop at the University of Minnesota College of Design’s School of Architecture.