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Facade Design: Considerations for Thermal Performance

About this event

In terms of protecting a building, a properly designed and constructed facade offers exceptional thermal performance, if executed correctly. Helping to keep your interiors cosy in winter and cool in summer!

To help you in designing your facade for optimal thermal performance, we have selected a panel of experts to deliver the main considerations you need to act on, with a detailed breakdown on the facade systems available.

Facilitated by the Sculptform Product Development team, the discussion will encompass the key elements for each system and their proper application. We will revisit rainscreen façade design, including our Click-on Cladding range.

We'll be covering changes in the NCC and the common misconceptions in relation to thermal bridging. The latest studies into existing homes, their lack of insulation and the lessons to apply for new construction will also be investigated.

This session offers 1 Formal CPD point and by completion you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the components of an effective rainscreen façade
  • Distinguish the key difference in calculating the minimum total system R-Value under the NCC 2019
  • Identify common misconception with thermal bridging

Guest Speaker Information:

Alex George, National Business Development Manager

Dynamic Composite Technologies

DCTech is a 100% Australian owned and operated company supplying a range technically advanced thermal insulation materials to the Australian construction industry for over 30 years.

With a passion for building science, occupancy comfort and energy conservation, Alex has spent the last 15 years concentrating his efforts in improving building envelopes and their performance.

A recognised leader in the field of business development, with over 25 years’ experience in the construction and building supply industry, working with companies to grow their business, by developing solutions for their commercial construction projects.

Jon Davies

Head of R&D at Oculus Architectural Engineering,

Oculus Architectural Engineering

Jon just wants to build better buildings for NZ. He’s acutely aware of the struggles the country is facing at finding affordable, warm, dry housing and has seen the impacts on the health of NZ. Jon is the head of research and development at Oculus coordinating guidance documents, studies, tests and occasionally burning something or blowing it up.

For the past 10 years Jon has been working in a business development/ sales/ education role across the construction industry in New Zealand.

This has seen him work with builders on site to accurately install products, to presenting at conferences to the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand and the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors. Working with the future of the industry has been a highlight – guest lecturing and working with students at all of the major educational institutions in Auckland over this time period.

Hosted by

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    David Scott Products Manager

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    Jon Davis Building Enclosure Consultant @ Oculus

    Jon Davies BEd, DipTch Jon is the head of research and development at Oculus coordinating guidance documents, studies, tests and occasionally burning something or blowing it up.

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    Alex George National Business Development Manager @ DCTech

    Alex George met.fab.eng, ele.eng. M. ARIAH With a passion for building science, occupancy comfort and energy conservation, Alex has spent the last 15 years concentrating his efforts in improving building envelopes and their performance.

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    Blake Proud Business Development Manager @ Sculptform

Sculptform

Manufacturer of bespoke modular wall and ceiling lining systems in timber and aluminium

At Sculptform, we help busy architects realise their creative vision by offering versatile feature wall, ceiling and facade systems and expert advice.