Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

An Introduction to Spray Foam Insulation

Sponsored by Icynene
 
Continuing Education
 

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

  1. Explain the benefits of and the differences between open-cell spray foam insulation and closed-cell spray foam insulation.
  2. Describe the most appropriate applications for open-cell and closed-cell spray foam in commercial designs.
  3. Describe how spray foam insulation can be used in assemblies requiring fire resistance.
  4. Define the differences between thermal barriers and ignition barriers, and explain insulation fire ratings.

Credits:

1 AIA LU/HSW
0.1 IACET CEU
AAA 1 Learning Hour
May qualify for 1 AANB Learning Hour
AAPEI 1 Learning Hour
 
AIBC 1 Learning Hour
MAA 1 Learning Hour
May qualify for 1 NSAA Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Learning Hour
NLAA 1 Learning Hour
NWTAA 1 Learning Hour
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Approved for Core Learning
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may quality for Learning Hours with NWTAA

This course is part of the Education Academy

Of all the different insulation options available today in commercial construction, spray foam can provide outstanding thermal performance while also contributing to air sealing, moisture control, and even structural integrity. This learning unit will provide an overview of spray foam insulation, how it differs from conventional insulation types, its most appropriate applications, and how the material is allowed to be used in fire-resistant construction.

Building exterior featuring aluminum trim.

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