Don’t Lose Your R Over Z (1 HSW) – Andrea Wagner Watts
This course defines and explains building science behind the code for the four control layers of the building envelope: water, air, thermal, and vapor. Participants will then explore typical design principles as well as alternative system assembly approaches to exterior wall design.
In addition, presentation covers common attachment strategies for various types of claddings, including masonry, rainscreen veneers, and applied/adhered veneers.
- Learn definition, code, and building science of Control Layers
- Explore typical design of control layers in exterior walls
- Explore system design approach to exterior wall design
- Understand attachment strategies and considerations for combining control layers into an assembly. masonry veneers, rainscreen veneers, and applied/adhered veneers
Andrea Wagner Watts
Commercial Wall Application Technology Leader, Dupont
Andrea Wagner Watts is the Commercial Wall Application Technology Leader for DuPont Performance Building Solutions. Andrea started her career at Dow Corning as a sales engineer and then continued for 7 years as an Application Engineer within High Performance Building focusing on preventing air and water infiltration through the building envelope. She has successfully helped to develop products including sealants and air/water barrier system solutions. In her current role, she is focused on improving the overall air/water/thermal performance of the building envelope through application innovation and new product development. Andrea has authored articles, papers and conference presentations relating to building air/water tightness, interface details, building science, durability and resiliency and she has 2 patents. She is a LEED® Green Associate and is active in a number of industry organizations including ASTM and is the Co-Chair of the Technical Committee at ABAA. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cornell University.
Feature Solutions: DuPont Commercial Wall2 System
Day 1 Moderator, Architectural Building Envelope Specialist, DuPont
Craig Holmes has over 25 years’ experience in the commercial construction space. As a trusted advisor, Craig has work with design and construction professionals assisting with wall designs, technical reviews, building materials product selections and thermal analysis for commercial projects. His past experience includes working as a Senior Certified DuPont Tyvek® Specialists and building material demand creator. In that role he was responsible for targeting commercial construction influences including developers, architects & specification writers, general contractors, material suppliers, installers & subs and code officials in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and South Central Regions of the United States
• Currently serves as a Board Member for AIA Dallas Chapter, Building Envelop Council
• Contributor to the Texas area Building Envelope Council
• Contributor and presenter for several CSI Texas Chapters
• Completed ABAA Air Barrier Certification