Interaction Between The Building Envelope And Fenestrations Products

Track 2: Construction & Testing Sessions

Wednesday, May 9, 14:00 – 15:00

This presentation will provide building designers, building envelope manufacturers, and code enforcers with an overview of the U.S. and Canadian model code requirements that specify performance criteria for Building Envelope and Fenestration products. This session will focus on performance aspects between the building exterior, such as water and structural performance, as well as wind-borne debris resistance. In addition, the presenters will explain these code relationships and gaps that exist between the countries, while providing examples of the
importance of proper installation and interaction between these products. The presenters will also use specific building envelope examples, and how performances of these product designs are detailed within the codes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify U.S. and Canadian model code requirements for Building Envelope and Fenestration Products.
  2. Discuss the code relationships and importance of interaction between these types of products.
  3. Explain the performance criteria regarding performance, and how the model codes handle these types of designs.
  4. Identify potential areas of concern when these products are installed together.
Level of content:
Construction & Testing

David Stammen

Principal Engineer

Dave Stammen is the Principal Engineer for the Building Envelope Performance Group at UL LLC.  He is a graduate of Wright State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration.  He has over 20 years of experience designing, testing, and researching exterior Building Envelope products, specific within the Fenestration Industry.  Dave is also active with the development of building codes and test standards within the building envelope community, and is a member of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, National Fenestration Rating Council, and American Society of Testing and Materials.  Dave’s primary focus for UL covers the technical matters for building envelope performance testing for products such as fenestration (windows and doors), tornado and hurricane shelter components, curtain walls, air barriers, and other exterior Building Envelope products and materials.

Robert Jutras

Principal Engineer

Robert Jutras is a Principal Engineer for the Building Envelope Performance Group at UL LLC. He is a graduate of École Polytechnique, the engineering department of the University of Montréal, earning a Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. He has devoted the last 32 years of is career to building components testing and evaluation as well as standard and code development. He actively participates at ASTM, CSA, AAMA, NFRC, ULC and IGMA. He is also a voting member of the standing committee for environmental separators (Part 5) of the Canadian building code. He is also the codes and standards director at CLEB a UL company located in Varennes, Québec.