Exterior Cladding Innovation: Rainscreen Design with Ultracompact Surfacing

Exterior Cladding Innovation: Rainscreen Design with Ultracompact Surfacing

This course explores a unique surfacing material known as ultracompact surfacing (UCS) and evaluates its mechanical properties, technical characteristics, and aesthetics to illustrate its endless design potential in exterior cladding, façade, and rainscreen applications.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Define ultracompact surfacing and discuss the innovative production process that creates stone-like properties which contribute to project longevity, lower maintenance, and reduced environmental impact
  2. Discuss selecting UCS in terms of life cycle environmental impact, color, texture, format, general design flexibility, and various applications for both interior and exterior
  3. Identify the traits and advantages of ultracompact surfaces in terms of strength, durability, UV resistance, absorption rates, abrasion resistance, sustainability, and ASTM testing
  4. Discuss proper rainscreen design and installation using ultracompact surfacing material
Provided By: 
Design Category: 
(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection
Applicable Credits

This Course Is Included In Upcoming Events

8 Dec
Fairfield, NJ (Cancelled)
Up to 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
Up to 5 GBCI General Hour
Up to 2 RCEP PDH(s) for Engineers