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Speaker Series: High Performance & Resilient Precast Educational Facilities


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July 07 2020
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High Performance & Resilient Precast Educational Facilities

The evolving construction industry, recent code changes, increasing sustainability requirements and challenging economy are just some of the factors increasing demand for safe, healthy, high performance educational facilities. Today’s schools are more than just buildings; they are interactive learning environments. They are gathering places. They are safe havens for the community. This presentation will discuss recommendations on how to design and build high performance, sustainable and resilient schools, with reduced life-cycle costs. The benefits of prefabrication and off-site construction will be identified in the context of precast/prestressed concrete architectural and structural building solutions. And case studies will highlight high performance attributes - including optimization of numerous versatile, efficient and resilient building applications.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define high performance structures and identify key attributes and benefits of high performance, resilient and sustainable learning environments for educational facilities.

2. Learn how prefabricated, integrated architectural and structural precast concrete design solutions contribute to life safety features including: fire safety, storm resistance, acoustics and indoor air quality.

3. Share how off-site construction and prefabricated manufacturing with natural, low-embodied energy materials contribute to life cycle design, accelerate construction, reduce site disturbance and waste, reduce transportation of materials and provide easier coordination of trades.

4. Explore aesthetic options including embedded thin brick applications for scale and performance in insulated sandwich wall panel rain barrier systems.

Black Pearl (WA11-9003), Rome Grey (S93), Smoky Quartz Ironspot, Benson

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July 30 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Speaker Series: Demystifying Masonry Anchors with Darryl Kegley


Demystifying Masonry Anchors: A Guide to Getting it Right Every Time: This course provides simple, but detailed guidance for choosing masonry anchors that provide the best performance and compatibility with other wall assembly components. overview Building code requirements that determine the anchor types for various masonry wall applications are identified. Characteristics of different anchor types are compared and recommendations are given for attachment to wood stud, steel stud, CMU and concrete backings, based on consideration of material movements and air space dimensions, as well as they types of membranes and continuous insulation.
July 21 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Speaker Series: Exterior Insulation: Advanced Perspectives


Exterior Insulation: Advanced Perspectives for Fire, H2O, and Thermal Performance: Atlas Wall 05 Provider J522Design practices in framed wall construction rely largely on exterior insulation to comply with current energy codes and continuous insulation requirements. New challenges accompany this paradigm shift, including implications forNFPA285 compliant wall assemblies, tolerance to wetting events, and the continuity of thermal layers. This presentation examines the performance of exterior insulation in response to the demanding conditions found in modern rain screens and masonry veneer cavities. Particular emphasis is placed on NFPA285 compliance, thermal bridging, moisture transport, and the effects of wind-washing in ventilated rain screens. These advanced perspectives will empower professionals to design, specify, install, & achieve the benefits of exterior insulation while avoiding its unintended consequences.
July 16 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Speaker Series: Designing with Glazed Brick for Style and Performance


Aesthetics and Performance Capabilities of Glazed and Surface Coated Brick Products. The durability of clay brick and the beauty of ceramic glazes have been combined for millennia to provide accents, highlights and entire facades of many iconic buildings of distinction and prominence. Today, brick coated with glazes and engobes continue to provide and extend the palette of brick colors and textures beyond the traditional, and provide the almost unlimited variety in aesthetics that designers expect. Many designers have yet to fully discover or understand the design capabilities, material characteristics and installation methods that provide superior performance in a wide variety of building applications from subways and schools to prisons and palaces.
July 07 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Speaker Series: High Performance & Resilient Precast Educational Facilities


High Performance & Resilient Precast Educational Facilities. The evolving construction industry, recent code changes, increasing sustainability requirements and challenging economy are just some of the factors increasing demand for safe, healthy, high performance educational facilities. Today’s schools are more than just buildings; they are interactive learning environments. They are gathering places. They are safe havens for the community. This presentation will discuss recommendations on how to design and build high performance, sustainable and resilient schools, with reduced life-cycle costs. The benefits of prefabrication and off-site construction will be identified in the context of precast/prestressed concrete architectural and structural building solutions. And case studies will highlight high performance attributes - including optimization of numerous versatile, efficient and resilient building applications.

Shenandoah Handmade, Scotch Tradition Handmade

Red Smooth

213-Y, 53-DD

Chicago House

Chicago House

Chicago House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago House

Chicago, Illinois 

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Architect • John Ronan Architecture
Distributor • Illinois Brick Company


Brick breakdown • 30,000 Roman Maximus Bricks

The 2-story 5,600 square-foot residential single home, known as Chicago House (Gallery House), is located in the North Side of Chicago. It is a historic Chicago neighborhood, notable for its historic 20th century and pre-war single-family multiunit dwellings. Most homes in the neighborhood were made of brick. Even though this residence with its contemporary design is different than its neighbors, the home speaks to its surroundings with a common materiality, geometry, and scale that is neither slavish nor disrespectful to the area’s typology.

The brick used is called Flint Hills in a roman maximus size, which is 24 inches in length, and is longer than any commercially made brick in North America. This brick offers designers endless sculptural capabilities. The diversified product line from Glen-Gery enabled the architects to select this unique masonry units in ten colors. The architect, John Rona’s, attention to detail and craft is apparent in all aspects of the project, from the random bond pattern of the roman maximus brick to the deep-set steel windows, solid white oak front door, bronze handrails and the curing zinc fence. The interior screen walls and soldier coursing are enhanced architecturally by the roman maximus size. This distinctive brick evokes feelings of sophistication, exclusivity, and prestige to the project.

“In terms of scale, the house fits in with everything in the neighborhood,” says Ronan, “but it’s a house of its own time.”

The Chicago House features a library/dining room on the first floor, with two bedrooms for visitors or guests and has a shared bath above. The house has a spacious kitchen/ family room, topped by the second-floor master suite. To the southwest of the master suite, a slender, single-story volume serves as the family’s mudroom and laundry wing. From the street you can notice the deep front-entry porch, and flanked by a small but gracious front and back yard with a separate brick garage facing an alley behind it. Truly backing the statement, “a house of its own time.” - Ronan Architects

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