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.
READ MORE >Edward A. Gerns, Principal
READ MORE >Matthew E. Novesky, Associate Principal
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High-level overview of masonry topics with examples to illustrate best practices READ MORE >Masonry Basics