Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3800
Chicago, IL 60603
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Presentation & Discussion
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast Reception
We will also hold an evening session for this seminar.
Participants will earn 1.5 AIA/CES Learning Units (LU/HSW) for their attendance. Attendance is free and open to all; please invite colleagues. We will serve refreshments.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Prefabricated building enclosure systems have become popular in the industry because they help project teams streamline construction schedules, reduce construction costs, and improve assembly quality. The current market for prefabricated wall systems is diverse and extensive, ranging from precast concrete wall panels to unitized glass and metal curtain wall systems. In this presentation, we will discuss various approaches to panelizing and unitizing facade systems and review the practical advantages and disadvantages of each, focusing on large shop-fabricated sections of the enclosure, also known as “megapanels.” We will explore design, installation and constructability, coordination, durability, weatherproofing, thermal performance, and other practical considerations for these systems.
After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Understand and describe the basics of unitized exterior wall systems and their various forms.
- Explain the benefits and disadvantages of each type of unitized system compared to typical stick-built wall systems.
- Discuss practical considerations and limitations when designing and constructing unitized systems, including.
- Review current industry trends and how these systems have been implemented successfully on projects.
Peter M. Babaian, P.E., S.E. | Principal
Christopher N. Grey, P.E. | Senior Staff II – Building Technology
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Facilities Managers
- Property Managers