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CAS 286 – Data Center Design Using Insulated Metal Panels


This course focused on the design considerations of Data Centers and incorporation of insulated metal panels
to achieve superior building performance. Topics include supporting structure design including allowable spans,
environmental control layers (air, water vapor and thermal) code requirements and fire safety building regulations.
How insulated metal panels (IMPs) are used in the HVAC design and function as a “Perfect/Universal” wall system
throughout the building.


*Not applicable for AIA credits

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CAS 302 – High Effiency and Low Carbon with IMPs

Architects and other design professionals have a critical role to play in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions through building design and product selection. The urgent need to reduce both operational and embodied carbon means that building designers must be familiar with transparency documents that facilitate low-carbon product selection. In this course, we review the types of carbon of concern, transparency documents that provide critical information, and tools for sourcing embodied carbon information. We also look at the contribution of insulated metal panels to both low embodied and low operational carbon buildings.

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CAS 300 – Building the Perfect Wall with Insulated Metal Panels

Understanding building physics is critical to proper building envelope design. Examined here are practical concepts for the building designer, including how cladding systems perform across different climate zones and applications. Environmental control layers and hygrothermal loads are reviewed, as is the concept of perfect/universal wall design. The course focuses on how single-component insulated metal panels (IMPs) function as a perfect/universal wall, simplifying wall system design and installation.


*AIA CREDITS – 1LU / HSW Hour

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CAS 299 – Insulating Composite Back-up Panels – A Simpler Solution

The presentation explores exterior wall design performance; energy code requirements; the influence of air, moisture, thermal and vapor barriers; and actual project case studies are presented as an excellent option for building envelope weather barrier construction. This program will be an interaction session that encourages feedback and questions.  


*AIA CREDITS – 1LU / HSW Hour

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CAS 298 – How to Achieve Superior Building Envelope Performance in Rainscreen Wall Design

How to achieve superior building envelope performance in rainscreen wall design explores rainscreen wall design theory, how rainscreen walls control hydrothermal loads, and the shortcomings of today’s multi-component backup wall assemblies used in rainscreen wall construction. The course will compare and contrast the common multi-component backup wall assembly with the single-component insulated metal composite backup wall system and demonstrate how the later overcomes deficiencies of the former in creating a building envelope with superior performance as well as other key benefits.  


*AIA CREDITS – 1LU / HSW Hour

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CAS 297 – Fire Code Compliance and Insulated Metal Panels

Understanding how insulated metal panels comply with fire safety regulations under the code are critical to their proper use in creating highly energy-efficient and sustainable buildings. This course takes a relatively complex subject and addresses the most important fire safety-related aspects to allow building designers to make an informed decision on the use of these popular cladding systems.

We will review how these products have been addressed in the development of the International Building Code, including their applications in both combustible and non-combustible structures as well as single and multi-story construction.

The program will conclude with a look at the various third-party product listings, evaluation reports and engineering judgments used to evidence compliance with the International Building Code.   
*AIA CREDITS – 1LU / HSW Hour

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CAS 296 – Architectural IMPs – What’s Next?

This presentation reviews a brief history of architectural IMPs, current trends with comparisons to other materials and explores developments which will lead to future aesthetic possibilities and performance enhancements.
*AIA CREDITS – 1LU / HSW Hour

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CAS 295 – Maximizing with IMP & Integrated Components 

Maximizing Envelope Performance with IMP-Integrated Components explores an advanced insulated metal composite panel building envelope system, components that have been engineered to integrate with the system – including windows, daylighting panels, sunshades, and louvers – and how the IMP system and integrated components combine to create a high-performance building envelope.
*AIA CREDITS – 1LU / HSW Hour

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CAS 303 – Single Skin Metal Panel Building Envelope Solution

As part of a well-designed rainscreen system, single-skin metal panels offer unique aesthetic options combined with the assurance that the building envelope will withstand the effects of long-term exposure to the elements. This course compares common cladding types; presents single-skin metal panel materials, coatings, finishes, and design options; and examines using single-skin metal panels with a single-component barrier wall to form a complete rainscreen assembly. 

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