Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Delivering Performance With Closed-Cell Spray Foam

Sponsored by Honeywell
 
Continuing Education
 

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  1. Explain how building insulation works and the common types used in various construction applications.
  2. Describe how spray foam is made, the different types of spray foam, and the attributes of each.
  3. State the advantages of using closed-cell spray foam insulation in enclosure design and contrast the differences in available SPF products.
  4. Identify various blowing agent technologies available in the market and the attributes they create in spray applications.

Credits:

1 AIA LU/HSW
0.1 IACET CEU*

This course will provide an overview of building insulation, including the fundamentals of how building insulation works and the common types used in various construction applications. It will examine how spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is made, how it contributes to the building environment, and the different types and attributes of each. The course will detail the differences between spray foam products, the common blowing agents used in closed-cell spray foam insulation, and the historical and most recent developments in blowing-agent technology. It will conclude with a look at the performance/environmental considerations of common blowing agents, including examples using multiple field case studies.

 

 

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