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Courses and Seminars CWCT (Centre for Window and Cladding Technology)

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AUT Curtain walling design and construction - NO PLACES
AVAILABLE
A101 Acoustics - NO PLACES AVAILABLE
PR2 Built-up walls: Construction and specification - NO
PLACES AVAILABLE
C107 Built-up walls: Thermal and moisture performance - NO
PLACES AVAILABLE
C108 Built-up walls: Loads and structural performance - NO
PLACES AVAILABLE
S104 Structural performance: Loading - NO PLACES
AVAILABLE
S101 Structural performance: Structural checking and
Eurocodes (2 days)
PR4 European Product Standard for curtain walling
MTCP Managing the cladding package

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Curtain walling design and construction


This course is intended for all building professionals - architects, engineers, site managers and all those
involved with the design, procurement and installation of building facades. There is a considerable amount of
common material between this course and 'Managing the cladding package'. Candidates should not book for
both courses.

The course comprising 2 two-day modules, will address:

Introduction: Historical development, facade as a filter, forms of cladding.

Weathertightness: Principles for air, water and wind. Testing.

Building physics: Heat transfer, condensation, acoustics, fire

Integrated facade design: Design process, integrated structure/facade design, integrated


services/facade design, interactive facades.

Built-up walls: Rainscreen principles and construction.

Specification: Standards, codes, specifications, performance specification, checking.

Joint design: Gaskets, sealant joints, open joints, accommodation of movement and tolerance.

Metals and finishes: Aluminium and steel (manufacturing and use), corrosion, protection of metals,
decorative finishes

Glass: Types and performance, safety, overhead glazing, threat resistant glazing

Procurement and quality: Industry structure, supply chain, role of specification, FMEA, workmanship,
supervision, contract control.

It is emphasised that this is a four-day course; each module does not 'stand-alone. The course as a whole
gives a comprehensive introduction to building envelopes for those graduating into this field or transferring from
other industries. This course gives underpinning knowledge to support further experienced based learning.
Pre-requisite: None
Tutors: Stephen Ledbetter, Alan Keiller, David Metcalfe
Duration: Four days - 7/8 June and 5/6 July
Venue: Bath

Acoustics
This course gives an introduction to acoustics for designers of facades and faade components.
Basic concepts of acoustics are covered including noise, sound measurement, sound transmission and
insulation.
The acoustic, performance of basic faade materials and components is covered along with methods of
assessment and testing.
Finally the course covers the acoustic performance of whole facades including sound transmission through the
wall and flanking transmission. Examples of good practice are given.

The course is intended for those who specify or design building envelopes, curtain walling and facade
components.
Pre-requisite: None
Tutors: Stephen Ledbetter, David Metcalfe
CPD days: One
Venue: Bath

PR 2 Built-up walls: Construction and specification


Built-up walls comprise several separate packages assembled at site. The external cladding is normally
rainscreeen or insulated render. With different designers/constructors responsible for the structure, outer layer,
inner layer and windows the adoption of an appropriate specification and design review has a large impact on the
success of a contract.
This course will look at the principles of constructing built-up walls, the design process and the supply and
construction process. It will consider the performance specification required for a built-up wall and describe
aspects of procurement that are critical to deliver of performance.
In particular the course will look at: Specification; Suppliers/contractors; Design responsibility; Quality
assurance.
On completion of this course delegates will have greater confidence in specifying and procuring built-up walls.
Participants: Clients, architects, main contractors
Pre-requisite: None
Speakers: Stephen Ledbetter, Alan Keiller, David Metcalfe
CPD days: One
Venue: Bath

C107 Built-up walls: Thermal and moisture performance


Recent concerns regarding climate change and energy use in buildings have resulted in the tightening of national
regulations on thermal performance, meaning that an ever greater thickness of insulation is being required in new
buildings. Built-up walls, either rainscreens or insulated render systems, are well suited to this application as the
insulation thickness can be easily varied to suit the project, without significantly changing the overall wall
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Their light weight and freedom of layout make rainscreens and insulated render systems suitable for refurbishing
existing buildings (overcladding). Existing buildings account for a significant proportion of the carbon emissions
from the UK building stock so is likely to be an area of significant market development in the coming years if the
governments reduction targets are to be met.

The moisture performance of a built-up wall is dependant upon the cavities within the wall, the thermal insulation
and its position relative to any cavities in the wall, and any vapour control layers that may be present.
This course will look at all of these aspects of performance as well as thermal bridging and condensation risk.
On completion of this course delegates will be able to assess the heat transfer and condensation performance of
built-up walls.
Participants: Envelope designers, consultants, design managers
Pre-requisite: None
Tutors: David Metcalfe, Stephen Ledbetter
Duration: One day
Venue: Bath

C108 Built-up walls: Loads and structural performance


The lightweight nature of ventilated rainscreen walls and rendered walls gives economic advantage but they are
inherently more flexible and less robust unless correctly engineered. This course looks at the structural
performance of these lightweight walls.
The course covers new construction and overcladding of existing walls. The design criteria and performance of
panels, support rails and back walls will be considered.
Wind loading on ventilated rainscreen walls is complicated by the effect of the cavity pressure. This depends on
the design of the cavity, joints and cavity barriers. Wind loading is often the dominant load on a wall and this is a
significant part of this course.
The course covers: Load distribution; Structural systems; Analysis and testing; Connections and fixings.
On completion of this course delegates will have an appreciation of the structural performance of built-up walls
and an ability to discuss with structural engineers when appropriate.
Participants: Envelope designers, consultants, design managers
Pre-requisite: None
Tutors: Alan Keiller, Stephen Ledbetter
Duration: One day
Venue: Bath

S104 Structural performance: Loading


Whether using complex analysis methods or simple hand calculations, loads will have to be calculated in
accordance with Eurocodes when CE marking to the forthcoming product standard for curtain walls.
This course covers all loads on facades and glazed roofs including those due to the weight of the faade, wind,

snow and building occupants. The use of these loads in the structural analysis of facades is covered in course
S101. It covers the basic principles that affect the magnitude of loads, how they are calculated and combinations of
load that should be considered in the design of facades.
Eurocodes 0 and 1 for loading on structures (BS EN 1991-0 and BS EN 1991-1) replaced BS 6399 in March 2010.
The course will refer to the assessment of load in accordance with the Eurocodes and highlight differences from
BS 6399.
Successful completion of this course will enable the delegate to assess the loading on cladding as required for CE
Marking.
Participants: Curtain wall designers, structural engineers
Pre-requisite: None
Tutors: Alan Keiller, Stephen Ledbetter
Duration: One day
Venue: Bath

Structural performance: Structural checking and Eurocodes


Structural performance of curtain walls will be a major part of the forthcoming product standard for curtain walling
and CE marking.
This course will cover the basic theory of structures required for design of grid (stick) walls. It will include load
paths, selection of profiles, support brackets and fixings. Assessment of loads for use in the structural analysis of
facades is covered in S104 Loading.
Detail design considerations will include; general arrangement of members, location of joints and supports,
mullion/transom joints and bracket/profile connections..
Eurocode 9 Design of aluminium structures (BS EN 1999-1-1) replaced BS 8118 in March 2010 and will be the
basis for structural design of curtain walls for CE marking under the Construction Products Regulation. This course
will refer to design in accordance with Eurocode 9 and highlight differences from BS 8118.
Successful completion of this course will enable the delegate to calculate stresses and deflections in a grid wall.
Participants: Curtain wall designers, structural engineers
Pre-requisite: None
Tutors: Stephen Ledbetter, Alan Keiller
Duration: Two days
Venue: Bath

PR 4 European Product Standard for curtain walling

Since July 2013 the Construction Products Regulation has required curtain walling to be CE marked in accordance
with the
curtain walling product Standard, BS EN 13830.
This course covers the requirements for CE marking including: Testing; Design; Quality systems; Legal
requirements.
A revised version of BS EN 18380 is due for publication this year which goes beyond the current Standard.
This course will cover each aspect of performance covered by BS EN 13830 showing how compliance with the
Standard and CE marking is achieved.
Time will be available for discussion and on completion of this course delegates will understand how to declare
perrformance as required for CE Marking. .
Participants: Specialist contractors
Pre-requisite: None
Speakers: Stephen Ledbetter, Alan Keiller, David Metcalfe
Duration: One day
Venue: Bath
Managing the cladding package
This course covers both curtain walls and rainscreen walls. Those dealing exclusively with rainscreen may however
find the built-up walls courses more appropriate. There is a considerable amount of common material between this
course and 'Curtain wall design and construction'. Candidates should not book for both courses.
This course covers all aspects of the management of cladding packages including:

Facade constructions

Components

Technical detailing

Installation, inspection

Testing and handover

The course considers why things are designed and selected, what has to be built and the quality procedures to be
applied.
The course will be of benefit to all building professionals responsible for supervising cladding packages on site and is
suitable for those working for main contractors, specialist sub-contractors, site architects and engineers.
The course gives underpinning knowledge to enable confident management of envelope contracts.
Pre-requisite: None
Tutors: Alan Keiller, Stephen Ledbetter, David Metcalfe
Duration: Two days

Venue: Bath