Innovation Pitfalls: Lessons Learned from Rehabilitating Early Brick Veneer Wall Assemblies
Between the 1940s and 1990s, designers began combining new materials and methodologies with traditional approaches in masonry wall construction, resulting in what we consider “early veneer wall assemblies.” While ultimately resulting in improved building performance and the typical cavity wall assemblies we use today, the evolution to this type of wall construction resulted in many building enclosure performance issues and an age of construction that has often required rehabilitation. Many of the issues with these types of walls stem from an insufficient understanding at the time regarding the performance of traditional building materials in new applications. In this webinar, we will examine common issues with early veneer walls, which are still often the cause of inadequate performance for existing buildings. We will also review lessons learned that translated into improved wall design and present case studies highlighting the challenges associated with repairing early veneer walls.
After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand typical construction of early masonry veneer walls.
- Recognize common distress and deterioration in early masonry veneer walls.
- Identify options to remediate common distress and deterioration in early masonry veneer walls.
- Discuss challenges that can impact the rehabilitation of early masonry veneer walls, and understand the lessons learned that translated into improved wall design.
Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for attending the live webinar. Registration is free. Please note that space is limited – email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our waitlist if the session is closed when you register.