Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Code-Compliant Exterior Systems for Wood-Framed Building Envelopes

Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Huber Engineered Woods
Presented by Don Simon
Continuing Education

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

  1. Define the latest code and design standards for wood-framed exterior wall assemblies.
  2. Assess available product approaches to meeting requirements for air barriers and water-resistive barriers (WRBs).
  3. Analyze the differences between multi-product solutions and single-product solutions for wood-framed building envelopes.
  4. Discuss the benefits of continuous insulation added to exterior sheathing.


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.

This course investigates the most recent code changes emphasizing building enclosure performance. Explore next-generation integrated solutions that simultaneously provide protection against moisture penetration, air leakage, and thermal bridging while adding quality control.

Photo of outside of a building with unfinished exterior.

Photo courtesy of Huber Engineered Woods LLC ©2017

Don Simon headshot Don Simon, a member of Huber Engineered Woods’ Product Engineering Team, Education and Training Manager, provides internal and external training to company employees, design professionals, contractors, and subcontractors. Turning his initial fascination with the construction process into a 20-year professional career, his industry experience is rooted in first-hand single-family and multifamily construction, followed by sales and marketing roles for several leading building products manufacturers. Don’s passion for engineering and product solutions is delivered through his twin passion for teaching as an experienced continuing education presenter.

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