Building Enclosure Council: The Interface—Storefront Glazing Assembly Edition
This presentation by Adam Ugliuzza, Senior Manager of Building Science Solutions for Intertek, will briefly touch on the history of building enclosure design and performance and the evolution of the materials and assemblies used in construction today. The focus will be on aluminum glazing assemblies, specifically storefront and windows. Typical assemblies and standard interface details will be reviewed while discussing and comparing it with case studies, computer modeling, laboratory certification testing, and field performance testing. A key part to the presentation will be reviewing historic and current detailing and how modern lightweight construction has impacted the interfacing of storefront and window assemblies. The discussion will also overlay the affects building enclosure material, and assembly interfacing has on construction sequencing and schedule and overall building performance.