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11/30/2021: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Commercial Wall Systems: Types and Materials - Third Repeat Presentation, Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 12pm-1pm Eastern

11/30/2021: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Commercial Wall Systems: Types and Materials - Third Repeat Presentation, Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 12pm-1pm Eastern

1 hr. Webinar

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RV-W113021

SME: James Hoff

This is a live, repeat presentation of a webinar that was originally offered on 11/02/2020 and 04/05/2021. Attendees of the previously offered presentations, RV-W110220 and RV-W040521, will not receive CEU for attending the 11/30/2021 presentation.

To help provide structure and simplification to the wall selection process, this webinar reviews the knowledge base and decision path needed for building professionals to make the best wall system selections for their particular situations and needs. The webinar starts with a brief history of commercial curtain walls, with special emphasis on the key factors that have shaped today’s commercial wall market. Next, all major types of commercial wall systems are reviewed, with a focus on their specific strengths and shortcomings. Finally, the key performance features of each modern wall system are compared against a list of critical functions they are expected to perform. By comparing the key features of modern wall systems against these critical performance requirements, building professionals can be equipped to evaluate and select wall system alternatives in a logical and cost-effective manner.

Note: This is a live webinar delivered via GoToWebinar. Session instructions will be emailed to you 24-48 hours prior to the webinar and the morning of the webinar. If you have not received your instructions for any reason please call Client Support (1-866-546-1212) the day of the event. Webinars are live and interactive. Students will have the ability to directly interact with and ask questions of the presenter.
Course Objectives
  • Review the history of commercial wall systems and identify the key performance drivers in the development and diversification of the modern commercial curtain wall
  • List each of the major types of commercial wall systems available today, identify their specific performance strengths and weaknesses, and anticipate how they may affect the comfort and safety of building occupants
  • Recognize the key functional requirements of modern commercial wall systems, and how each of these requirements is related to building integrity and the health and safety of occupants. Identify how each of these key functional requirements may affect individual wall system selection decisions
  • Evaluate the suitability of each major commercial wall system material against the key functional requirements for a variety of situations and select the best wall system offering optimal levels of resilience and sustainability
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: James Hoff
Jim Hoff is an experienced executive and consultant in the building materials industry. Jim currently serves as President of TEGNOS Research, Inc. a consulting organization dedicated to expanding understanding of the building envelope. Since the founding of TEGNOS, Dr. Hoff has provided a wide variety of strategic and technical consulting services to dozens of governmental, non-profit and corporate organizations, and recent clients have included the U.S. Department of Energy, the U. S. EPA, building material trade associations, building materials manufacturers, building envelope designers and private equity firms. In addition to his industry research and consulting activity, Dr. Hoff also serves as the instructor for the successful "Commercial Roofing Boot Camp" course co-sponsored by Building Envelope Magazine. Jim has published numerous papers addressing a variety of technical and business topics germane to the building envelope industry and is a frequent speaker at building envelope, sustainability, and energy efficiency conferences.
State Licenses
NE - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare)
Accreditation: Vector Solutions is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
NE - Engineer (General)
Accreditation: Vector Solutions is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program