RDH x RAiNA Partnered Series: Deep Dive into Rainscreens Session 4: The Value of Ventilation
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM) (EST)
This event is approved for 1 AIA LU | HSW, 1 AIBC Core LU, and 1 Phius CEU
Deep Dive into Rainscreens Session 4 delves into the second most important performance aspect of a rainscreen wall system: ventilation.
RDH Principal and Senior Building Science Specialist, Dr. John Straube, will explore the benefits of ventilation for common types of cladding and review practical applications for achieving vented/ventilated rainscreen wall designs. John will explain ventilation concepts ranging from the fundamental need for ventilation to more advanced concepts like pressure equalization and compartmentalization.
You will learn:
- The difference between vented and ventilated air gaps.
- The design impacts of including or not including an air gap within a wall design.
- Building materials and methods that create effective air gaps.
- How the concepts of pressure moderation/equalization and compartmentalization apply to the design of air gaps.
This session is designed for architects, designers, contractors, material/system manufacturers, and students. No pre-existing knowledge is required.