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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Webinar: The Benefits of Glass-Reinforced, Graphite-Infused Composite Cladding

Start Date: 4/10/2024 11:00 AM CDT
End Date: 4/10/2024 12:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Webinar

Organization Name: Association of Licensed Architects

Joanne Sullivan
Email: ala@alatoday.org
Phone: (847) 382-0630

Upcoming Webinar: The Benefits of Glass-Reinforced, Graphite-Infused Composite Cladding
Wednesday, April 10, 11:00 AM - Noon

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Cost: Free
This program is approved by ALA and AIA for 1 LU/HSW.

Program Summary:
Exterior cladding must be long lasting, maintenance-free, and aesthetically pleasing to meet the design demands of property and homeowners. An innovative composite cladding solution, developed with a patented technology that incorporates glass-reinforced polymers and graphite-infused polystyrene, meets and exceeds these requirements. This course describes the design challenges  often faced when selecting cladding, and it offers a solution. Performance characteristics such as thermal resistance, wind load resistance, and fire ratings are discussed. Installation techniques and a case study are also examined.

Learning Objective 1:
Explain the challenges in selecting a strong, durable, and maintenance-free exterior cladding and describe the quick and simple installation methods that increase productivity and decrease costs

Learning Objective 2:
Describe how glass-reinforced composite cladding can meet ASTM standards for fire and wind resistance, improving occupant safety

Learning Objective 3:
Explore the thermal resistance values provided by composite cladding that increase occupant comfort and energy efficiency

Learning Objective 4:
Discuss building codes and standards applicable to cladding installation.

About the Presenter:
Sam Savides is the Senior Business Development Manager for the North Central region (IL, IN, IA, OH, MI, MN, NE, ND, SD, WI) at Associated Materials – Alside & Gentek, ssavides@associatedmaterials.com, responsible for educating architects, developers, builders, and remodelers through the creation and conversion of product specifications. Focusing on new construction and remodeling applications, Sam has educated architects throughout his more than 30 years in building material business development for several well-known manufacturers. Sam graduated from Elmhurst University and is a registered American Institute of Architects presenter.

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Closed: 4/9/2024 5:00 PM

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