We invite you to join Wells in attending one of our complimentary one-hour accredited continuing education webinars, register today or watch an on-demand presentation.
What you need to know when specifying a precast provider. This session will provide an overview of the new PCI architectural certification program that goes into effect starting October, 2021. Attendees will obtain a deeper understanding of the new categories for PCI’s Architectural Certification Program that are more specific to our various building market segments. We will cover definitions of what each category means to you for these new categories in order to ensure high-quality producers are being utilized in the precast industry. These new certifications align the designer’s expectations for the complexity of the project with the capabilities of an architectural precast concrete manufacturer and define the importance behind these capabilities to ensure a high quality product is provided.
Double Tees have become increasingly prominent as a solution to recent construction material shortages, especially in roof and floor structure functions. This presentation will cover how precast double tees can be used, including typical sections, available sizes, design spans and loading. We will delve into common connection details to other structural components, suggestions for layout, and attachment of mechanical, piping, electrical and HVAC items. Attendees will also hear about fire ratings, long term benefits as they pertain to durability and insurance, and a life cycle analysis.
June 9, 2021 | 11:00 AM CST
In this webinar, attendees will learn about the entire precast manufacturing process. This presentation will cover the drafting and engineering design process, form set-up, casting, finishing, and Quality Control procedures. Participants will come away with a better understanding of how the precast design fits within the entire building envelope system, keeping accuracy and safety at the forefront.
March 17, 2021 | 11:00 AM CST
Sealant solutions provides simple precautionary measures to ensure that buildings are sealed and long lasting. This presentation will explain the importance of sealing nearly any horizontal or vertical surface including parking lots, driveways, commercial floors, precast joints, CMU joints, and dissimilar material joints. The presentation will explain how successful joint sealing requires meticulous design, precise sealant selection for your specific application, and painstaking application. Learn more about designing sealant solutions.
Parking structures have changed a lot over the past decade. Today’s parking structures must be sustainable, reduce operational and maintenance costs, and have more stringent aesthetic requirements. This presentation will explain what a high-performance parking structure is, as well as how working with your precaster to develop maintenance plans will significantly increase the life span of the structure along with mitigating large expenditures for repairs throughout the life of the structure. Learn more about designing parking structures and maintenance schedules.
Join us once a month for quick 30 minute conversations on all things facades. We promise this won’t be boring, just two guys that love to talk about facades, materials and design.
Every webisode will focus on a different topic, drill down to the nitty-gritty details and at the end, hopefully you had a good time and learn something new. Why attend?
- Learn something new about facades
- Be part of a great conversation
- Collaborate with other design professionals
- Have fun | laugh a little
Speakers: Dan Stenzel and Jim Lewis
PRECAST FOR SCHOOLS AND ICC 500 STORM SHELTERS | DECEMBER 2020
Educational facilities are a vital part of the fabric of our society that directly contributes to what our future will be. They are safe havens for a community. Participants will learn how to design and build high performance schools, which provide energy efficiency, safety and resiliency, as well as reduce life cycle costs. This discussion includes information on ICC-500 code requirements while exploring available alternative design options for hardened construction volumes within a school building. The attributes of precast concrete will be presented, demonstrating how these qualities are inherent to the design and construction of safe and efficient storm shelter facilities. Learn more about schools and storm shelters.
THERMAL TESTING AND PERFORMANCE IN PRECAST WALL SYSTEMS | SEPTEMBER 2020
This presentation reviews testing options for determining the thermal properties and performance of materials and assemblies, include a review of recent thermal test results and how they apply to current energy codes. Participants will learn about the benefits of thermal mass (thermal inertia) and how these benefits are recognized in national energy codes. This presentation will provide an overview of prescriptive and performance paths of these energy codes. Additionally, the reduction of the R-value of concrete panels with metal thermal bridges that pass through the insulation will be explained. Learn more about thermal testing and performance.
A discussion on simplifying building envelope design with the Infinite Facade, a single source building envelope solution. How a single source solution envelope reduces risk for both design teams and owners and Target Value Design process – meeting the project’s vision to the budget. Strategies to consider for prefabricated envelope systems and design options and considerations.
DESIGNING TOTAL PRECAST OFFICE BUILDINGS | JUNE 2020
Total precast systems can be used on many types of commercial applications beyond parking garages, including but not limited to office buildings. This presentation will address what a total precast concrete structure is, how a total precast structure can benefit a project, and what components are used to construct a total precast structure. Participants will learn about precast applications and uses and gain insight on technical considerations. Learn more about our total precast building solutions.
Speaker: Dan Parker
Attendees from each webinar will be submitted to PCI, which is a registered provider of education with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Council of Examiners of Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES), the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE), and the International Code Council (ICC). Their quality education programs offer Learning Units (LU) to architects and Professional Development Hours (PDH) to engineers. They keep all attendance sheets on file for a minimum of 3 years.
Wells is committed to keeping the design community up-to-date on new precast technologies and innovations while continuing to develop interest in designing sustainable structures. We welcome clients, designers, association groups, and students to register for our continuing education presentations or educational plant tours.