Polyiso - The Next Generation Air & Water Resistive Barrier

Polyiso - The Next Generation Air & Water Resistive Barrier

This course is designed to provide an understanding of how better construction practices can increase building sustainability and longevity. Discover how polyiso insulation air and water resistive barrier systems contribute to meeting energy code requirements and outperform traditional water resistive barrier materials and construction methods. Learn about the science behind thermal, air and moisture control, in projects of steel stud construction. Review building and energy code requirements relative to building envelope design and performance.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Understand how proper building envelope design can contribute to Building Longevity and Sustainability and how these concepts impact making building more energy efficient, as well as increasing indoor air quality and occupant comfort.
  2. Understand how aluminum faced polyiso continuous insulation can provide the Air and Water Resistive Barrier, in addition to providing thermal control, and be incorporated into an NFPA 285 Wall Assembly.
  3. Discuss the benefits obtained from incorporating polyiso continuous insulation in steel stud building envelope design to comply with building and energy codes.
  4. Identify the key properties of polyiso insulation and associated components that should be addressed when specifying and insulation system incorporating Air & Water Resistive Barrier functionality, for optimal energy performance and design efficiency.
Design Category: 
(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection
Applicable Credits

This Course Is Included In Upcoming Events

6 Dec
Up to 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
Up to 6 GBCI General Hour
Up to 2 RCEP PDH(s) for Engineers
Up to 1 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)
13 Dec
Up to 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
Up to 4 GBCI General Hour
Up to 2 RCEP PDH(s) for Engineers
Up to 1 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)

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