Building materials and their potential for new design applications are constantly evolving. Architectural Ultra High Performance Concrete (A|UHPC) has expansive capabilities in the built environment. Our team of experts is developing educational tools to assist architects in understanding the characteristics of A|UHPC and fully leverage its strength and design potential. Drawing from our extensive experience in a wide variety of installations, we are also creating a library of how-to videos and instruction manuals to support installers and help them achieve a successful project and realize the full benefit of working with A|UHPC and TAKTL.
- Explain the properties and performance of Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC)
- Describe the history of UHPC and current architectural applications
- Examine Architectural UHPC panel and cast facade element applications
- Outline manufacturing processes and related design-cost considerations
Complete the course for 1 Learning Unit.
- Describe wall system options for cladding open-joint, back-ventilated facades with Architectural UHPC
- Identify critical factors for wall assembly design
- Explain cost drivers for manufacturing and installing Architectural UHPC facade panels
- List the types and benefits of pre-fabricated, unitized solutions utilizing Architectural UHPC
- Discuss how to work with a manufacturer to develop budget pricing, a specification, and timeline
Complete the course for 2 Learning Units.
- Explain the benefits of pre-fabricated, off-site construction of wall assemblies for projects and its potential solution for the current state of building
- Understand the material properties and manufacturing process of A|UHPC® composite wall cladding as it relates to prefabricated wall assemblies
- Understand different pre-fabricated systems for opaque walls and their applications
- Assess the appropriateness of different systems for a particular building and understand the requirements for collaboration with material suppliers and wall system fabricators
- Understand some of the factors driving the trend towards prefabricated wall assemblies and the need for improved efficiencies and quality in facade construction
Complete the course for 1 Learning Units.