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BEC Houston May Symposium: Detailing Fenestration Perimeters

May 14, 2019 at 8:00 am - 2:30 pm UTC-5

BEC Houston May Symposium

The BEC Houston May Symposium brings together Houston-area architects, designers and building envelope professionals for a day of presentations and networking – we’re excited to join the program!

The program will take place at Amegy Tower, 9th Floor on Tuesday, May 14 at 8 am.

More information and registration here.

Session Overview: Detailing Fenestration Perimeters – Assemblies, Materials and Approaches

Air, water, and thermal barrier continuity is critical to the overall performance of the building enclosure. This program will provide an overview of the assemblies, materials and approaches to detailing fenestration perimeters for a various glazing systems and adjacent wall assemblies. Concepts to maintain continuity of the air/water barrier and thermal components will be discussed/reviewed with numerous strategies/detail examples to complete a high performance perimeter fenestration detailing presented.

The objectives for this presentation are:
1) Review the basic differences between storefront, window wall and current wall fenestration assemblies with regard to air, water, and thermal performance
2) Review core concepts to maintain air, water, and thermal continuity around the perimeter of differing fenestrations
3) Review the available materials for detailing fenestration perimeters when transitioning to adjacent rainscreen and barrier wall assemblies
4) Present various detail options to provide approaches for maintaining (or not) continuity of the air/water and thermal performance around fenestration perimeters.

This session will be presented by Kevin Palma, Principal / Senior Building Science Consultant, and Nichole Thomas, Building Science Consultant. It will take place at 1 pm.


May 14, 2019
8:00 am - 2:30 pm UTC-5
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BEC Houston
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Amegy Tower
1717 West Loop South, 9th Level
Houston, TX United States
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