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Cladding Systems, Moisture Protection, Thermal Control and Air Barriers: Effective Enclosure Design Strategies

April 9, 2019 – 9:00 am - 1:45 pm


Washington, DCWashington, DC


Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register today to secure your seat.

Lunch is included in the cost.

On-site Check-in: 8:30 am
Program Begins: 9:00 am
Program Concludes: 1:45 pm

Cladding Systems, Moisture Protection, Thermal Control and Air Barriers: Effective Enclosure Design Strategies

This interactive workshop will examine the unique considerations of building enclosure design for wood-frame multi-family and commercial projects. Presented by three experts, it will break enclosure design into its main control layer topics: cladding systems, moisture protection, thermal control and air barriers. Each of these control layers will be addressed, including product options, assembly and detailing strategies, continuity, inspections, and how each control layer affects the others. Using the mid-Atlantic climate as a basis of design, the presenters will then lead a design charrette using parameters selected by the audience. Attendees can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the guiding principles of enclosure design, the variety of products, assemblies and details that can achieve desired performance, and the construction phase know-how to ensure that pen and paper details translate to real-world results.



Jeffrey D. Kerr, P.E, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger 

Jeffrey Kerr brings more than 19 years of project management and engineering experience to his role as Building Technology Division Head for the Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) Washington, DC office. He works on a wide range of building enclosure projects—from new design consulting to the investigation and repair of existing buildings—for a variety of clients, including public and private building owners, architects, and contractors. Jeffrey is an active member of the ASTM C18 – Committee on Dimension Stone.

Richard Keleher, AIA, CSI, LEED AP, The Thompson & Lichtner Company

Richard is a senior architect in charge of technical quality reviews for design and construction documents on over a billion dollars worth of heavy construction, office buildings, libraries, museums, hospitals, and labs. Nationally known for his expertise on building enclosures, he also provides creative technical support for early-stage integrated design. Richard’s experience includes quality control of design and construction documents, construction administration, development of standard drawings and details, cladding system design, and forensic reports.

Karla Butterfield, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

Karla is a Sustainability Director at SWA, working with residential buildings. Her expertise is in sustainable consulting services, program certification support and implementation of high performance building technologies. With architects, developers, builders, and homeowners, she develops specific sustainability strategies for both new construction and renovations.

Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown
1199 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005

Click here for map and directions.

Nearest Parking: Colonial Parking Garage, 0.1 miles. $12 early bird rate (enter before 10am)

Nearest Metro Stations:
McPherson Square (0.3 mi), blue/orange/silver lines
Farragut North (0.4 mi), red line

Attendees will qualify for 3.5 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 3.5 PDH credits or 0.35 ICC credits.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

LeeAnn Charpentier, CMP, Event Manager
Email: Ph: (301) 633-0330


9 April 2019
9:00 am - 1:45 pm
Event Category:


Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown
Washington, DC United States

WoodWorks offers a wide range of in-person and online training opportunities, from Wood Design Symposiums that include concurrent seminars and a trade show, to half-day workshops, lunchtime seminars and webinars.