Friday, May 5, 2017

  8:00 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
  8:30 a.m. Designing Rain Screen Wall Systems
10:00 a.m. High Performing Masonry Building Enclosures
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. Flashing and Moisture Control
  1:30 p.m. Designing with Tile
  2:30 p.m. Mock-up Review/Tour


South Seattle Community College
Duwamish Branch, Building D
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108


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Designing and Detailing Masonry Rain Screen Wall Systems
Among the most popular building enclosure choices are rain screen walls and systems. This program investigates the building science and evolution of wall theory from mass walls to drainage and cavity walls finally to both pressurized and non-pressurized rain screen systems. The attendee then learns specific details of common terra cotta, porcelain and composite panel systems operating as a rain screen.

High Performing Masonry Building Enclosures
Clarifies the basic functions of the building envelope / enclosure and how masonry systems satisfy those functions through control of air, moisture, and vapor transmission. Positions masonry as a system rather than a collection of individual components, also discusses how the construction manager and building owner are demanding single source responsibility for the building envelope / enclosure, and how a mason contractor can best operate in this environment.

Flashing and Moisture Prevention
This course defines best practice for design and construction of moisture management systems for masonry cavity and veneer wall systems. Code requirements, system components, theory and workmanship are discussed.

Designing with Tile
Attendees will develop an understanding of the various types of tile, setting methods, system components, design and installation considerations, specialty systems, and quality assurance. Attendees will learn how to use applicable codes and standards to design and specify tile work meeting minimum requirements and best practices. The program will emphasize design and installation requirements for large format tile, including substrate preparation. The program will also look at the new standards for coefficient of friction (COF). There will be a discussion of sustainable attributes of tile. The program will also address the new recommended specification language for installer qualifications appearing in the TCNA Handbook and MasterSpec. 


Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, Construction Managers, Owners, Developers, BAC Signatory Contractors, BAC Members, and all Industry-Related Firms.

Thank You

For more information contact Dawn Lafey at (301) 291-2110 or


aia_continuing_ed.gifThis program meets AIA/CES criteria for 4 LU/HSW learning units, which will be reported directly to AIA.