BURSI Commercial Roof to Wall Connections

Including Specifics on Cold Storage and Data Centers
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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Johns Manville
Presented by Francis (JR) Babineau, P.E.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify thermal bridging, identify the different types, and describe their impact on the thermal efficiency and condensation risk within exterior walls and roofs.
  2. Define CI and its role, understand the different types of CI materials and their various performance properties.
  3. Discuss the health, safety and welfare pertaining to CI systems, such as improved occupant comfort and interior air quality.
  4. Identify various CI applications for wall and roof assemblies, general performance of these assemblies, and the impact of CI applications on other building systems.


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Model energy codes continue to set higher efficiency standards. As the industry recognizes the key role enclosures play in overall building performance, continuous insulation (CI) has come to the forefront as an effective method in addressing these increased performance requirements. A critical element of maintaining insulation that is "continuous" is the roof/wall transition.

JR Babineau is a research manager and the principal building scientist for Johns Manville. For over 20 years, he has led R&D programs in the development and testing of building materials and their use, as well as provided education and consulting on building science and laboratory testing topics, with an emphasis on heat, air, moisture, acoustics, and energy efficiency. He represents JM participation in industry and government research projects, as well as standards development through ASHRAE and ASTM. He holds degrees in physics and engineering management from the University of Colorado, and is a licensed engineer.


Johns Manville

Johns Manville is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality insulation and commercial roofing, along with glass fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. Our history goes back to 1858, when the H.W. Johns Manufacturing Company began operations out of a tenement building in New York City. Today, our products are used in a wide variety of industries including building products, aerospace, automotive and transportation, filtration, commercial interiors, waterproofing and wind energy. A proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, we serve customers in more than 80 countries around the globe.

Originally published in September 2020