Continuing Education for Licensed Architects
DATE: Tuesday December 6th, 2022
TIME: 10:30 am ET
PROVIDER: James Hardie
AIA COURSE NUMBER: IJH071
LENGTH: 1 hour
CREDITS: 1 Learning Unit / 1 HSW hour
Cladding protects the building envelope and building occupants from the weather, while also defining the aesthetic of the building. A challenge for specifiers is to choose cladding that is environmentally sensitive over their entire lifespans. Such goals not only require a sustainable product but one that also has the flexibility to function in a broad range of climate zones as well as offer expansive design options. This course explores the ways in which fiber cement cladding is able to fulfill these demands for commercial and residential buildings throughout various climate zones.
By completing this course, the design professional will be able to:
1. Define the “4 Ds” of exterior wall design and understand the ways in which best practices for water management can help prevent damage to cladding and other wall components.
2. Identify the composition, product options, and appropriate installation of fiber cement cladding products.
3. Explore climate zoned cladding, including the environmental criteria for each zone.
4. Explain the different types of green and sustainability rating systems and how fiber cement products contribute to them.
The event is FREE to architects, designers or specifiers.