Lunchtime Learning: Rainscreen Design and Ultracompact Surfacing with Cosentino City DC

Cosentino City DC is a space designed to connect and learn about the different Cosentino material applications such as countertops, flooring, and cladding. It also allows you to network with professionals, enjoy cooking demos, guest speakers, and more.

At this event, we will host members of the AIA|DC chapter for a catered "Lunch & Learn" featuring our CEU on Exterior Cladding Innovation: Rainscreen Design with Ultracompact Surfacing.

Modern construction has come to understand that a façade, as part of an overall building envelope, is not only a visual statement, but also an important influencer in the protection of a wall’s structural components, the energy efficiency of the building, and the health of its occupants. This course explores a unique surfacing material known as ultracompact surfacing (UCS) and evaluates its mechanical properties, technical characteristics, and aesthetics to illustrate its endless design potential in exterior cladding, façade, and
rainscreen applications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define ultracompact surfacing and discuss the innovative production process that creates stone-like properties which contribute to project longevity and lower maintenance.
  • Learn about innovative manufacturing strategies to reduce carbon footprint and how ultracompact surface sets itself apart from other surfacing material.
  • Identify the traits and advantages of ultracompact surfaces in terms of strength, durability, UV resistance, absorption rates, abrasion resistance, and ASTM testing.
  • Discuss proper rainscreen design and installation using ultracompact surfacing material.

Presented by:

Alexandor Mantoni

Organized by:

Cosentino City DC