Design Guides

Please find access below to EA's design guides. Please note that brief one-time registration is required to access these documents. These Design Guides include thermal and structural calculations and load tables, detailing, tool lists - all the details you will need to be successful. 

SYSTEM2 Design Guide – SYSTEM2 Design Guide is based on the guiding principles of structural framing requirement for RVRS lightweight façade systems (7.5lbs sq/ft and under) and the thermal performance requirements applicable for the prescriptive requirements of ASHRAE 90.1-2007/2010 & SB10.

This guide supersedes all previous design guides for outboard insulated conditions. (Please consult your local representative should you require a copy of archived guides)

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BearClaw Design Guide – This manual provides information on the hidden fastening options for lightweight Façade systems through SYSTEM2 and beyond.

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SYSTEM2 Report Body – This document complied by Morrison Hershfield outlines the thermal performance of Engineered Assemblies Thermal clips and the other components of SYSTEM2, providing U-Value results for both the clear field area and an assembly including typical floor slab details.

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