RDH & RAiNA Partnered Series: Deep Dive into Rainscreens Session 7: The First Line of Defense
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM) (EDT)
This event is pending continuing education credit approval.
Deep Dive into Rainscreens Session 7 discusses the first and outermost water control layer of a rainscreen wall assembly: the cladding system. RDH Principal and Senior Building Science Specialist, Graham Finch, will discuss the role of cladding as the primary water-shedding element of a wall assembly and the cladding system’s impact on long-term assembly performance. Graham will describe different types of cladding, explain how various cladding properties affect water penetration into the wall assembly, and discuss how the cladding system manages the loads acting on the assembly. You will learn:
- Different types of cladding used in rainscreen wall assemblies.
- Why the cladding layer is the primary water-shedding element of a wall assembly.
- How cladding manages the loads acting on the assembly.
- Why different claddings need different levels of ventilation to perform.
*This session is designed for architects, designers, contractors, and students. No pre-existing knowledge is required.
** 1-hour live webinar with the opportunity to ask questions during the event.
*Attendees who attend this event for at least 50 minutes will receive attendance credit and a certificate of completion via email. Attendees must submit their request for continuing education attendance reporting when they register for the event; no requests for continuing education reporting will be accepted outside of registration.