We are pleased to announce that Morrison Hershfield will be presenting three separate sessions at this year’s RCI Building Envelope Technology Symposium. Topics include: A Case History of ETFE on Today’s Projects, Upgrading the performance of Heritage Windows to suit Modern Design Considerations, and Design Considerations for Renewing Podium Waterproofing. All of the below sessions will be held on Tuesday, October 18th.
Lee Durston, Senior Building Science Consultant, and Shawn Robinson, Department Manager & Building Science Consultant, will be jointly presenting A Case History of ETFE on Today’s Projects.
The fluorocarbon-based polymer ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) is quickly gaining popularity in North America and is being used on some of the continent’s most prominent projects. Through a review of multiple case studies of ETFE installations, the speakers will review important lessons learned and discuss the limitations and benefits of this material.
Key Points or Objectives:
- Understand the basic anatomy of an ETFE system.
- Understand the hygrothermal performance and condensation resistance of an ETFE system.
- Understand the major questions to ask when including an ETFE system in design of a new project.
- Understand the major milestones of the design/construction review of an ETFE system.