This course investigates the current applications of panelized Architectural Ultra High-Performance Concrete (A|UHPC) in pre-fabricated wall systems and additional potential uses and innovations possible with A|UHPC’s mechanical properties, characteristics, and manufacturing methods. Architectural Ultra High-Performance Concrete (A|UHPC) in thin cladding panels has been established as a highly suitable material for high-performance Back Ventilated and Drained Cavity (BVDC) wall facades. A|UHPC offers new capabilities for structural and aesthetic architectural applications.
After completion of the course, participants will understand the inter-related elements of the back-ventilated and drained-cavity (BVDC [open-joint, “rainscreen” systems]) wall designs that determine performance, cost, and visual appearance and be equipped with questions and a framework to qualify manufacturers and work collaboratively to develop design solutions and specifications that leverage the unique advantages of Architectural UHPC.
The next generation of concrete technology is changing what is possible for architecture, engineering and construction professionals. Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC), along with parametric modeling, rapid prototyping, CNC fabrication, and automated manufacturing are coming together to provide unprecedented possibilities for architectural concrete components and building skins.
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