Evaluation of Terra Cotta Cladding Systems

Edward A. Gerns, Senior Principal
Matthew E. Novesky, Associate Principal

In this webinar, WJE architects Ed Gerns and Matt Novesky (both from WJE's Chicago office) will give an overview of terra cotta cladding systems and explain how they differ from other cladding systems of similar vintage. After reviewing traditional structural systems, anchorage techniques, and detailing associated with terra cotta, Ed and Matt will describe distress and failure mechanisms and show several examples. They will then guide participants through a systematic approach for evaluating terra cotta facades, including both laboratory and field testing.

* This webinar recording is made available for educational purposes. While we hope you will watch and learn something useful, please note that viewers aren't eligible for AIA credit.