Tag Archives: Rainscreens

The design-assist approach to affordable ‘jewel’ façades

by Jen Miret and Said Elieh

Building exteriors are becoming increasingly complex today. They take never-before-seen shapes and soar to new heights, pushing the aesthetic and technical limits of building materials. Interestingly enough, little to none of this rising architectural complexity could be attributed to lavish construction budgets or unbridled spending. So, who or what is to be credited with today’s increasingly challenging and innovative exterior architecture?

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The two types of rainscreen wall system design

Rainscreen systems, like most of today’s wall assemblies, have become more complex as designers strive for greater energy efficiency and building sustainability. This article will provide an overview of the two types of rainscreen wall systems and typical design characteristics, and offers some direction on how to design highly effective and sustainable rainscreens.

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Fiber cement panels as rainscreens

Moisture intrusion in a wall system can cause building defects and health ailments for occupants, making rainscreens a very important tool in water mitigation. There are several popular types of rainscreens that manage moisture infiltration in different ways.

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