Continuous Insulation vs. Cavity Insulation

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by OX Engineered Products
Presented by Lee Bybee, M Arch/MBA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to better understand the differences between wall assemblies built with cavity insulation, continuous insulation, and a combination of the two.
  2. The participants will review in detail the reasons why the new energy codes are requiring the use of continuous insulation and how they can better use this knowledge in providing quality wall assemblies for their clients.
  3. The participants will better understand how the use of continuous insulation will help eliminate moisture that builds within wall assemblies.
  4. The participants will discuss current and future R-Values of wall assemblies and the added value of continuous insulation in these assemblies.


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
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MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
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This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
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This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
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This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
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Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
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This course will review an in-depth breakdown of the current uses of insulation in wall assemblies. The attendees will learn more about the differences in the use of cavity insulation versus the use of continuous insulation installed on the exterior of the building sheathing. Discussion points will include the changes of the current energy codes and the requirements for the use of continuous insulation in the majority of future projects. The participant will be able to better evaluate their current wall assemblies and understand the requirements that are dictated by current codes.


Photo courtesy of OX Engineered Products


Lee Bybee, M Arch/MBA, has 25 years of experience in the construction and architecture industries, Lee Bybee is an expert in architectural project management, sales management, and developing client relationships. Lee has been with Ox Engineered Products since 2015. As their Director of Commercial Accounts and Architectural Services, Lee manages over 30 sales representatives across the United States. He holds both a master’s degree in architecture and an MBA from Texas Tech University. An avid mountain biker, Lee lives and rides in the gorgeous city of Golden, Colorado.


OX Engineered Products Headquartered in Northville, MI, OX Engineered Products is a leading specialty manufacturer of structural sheathing and thermal insulation building products. OX provides a variety of building materials serving both the residential and commercial construction markets throughout the United States. OX products are designed to allow builders to save time and money while meeting the most stringent building codes.


Originally published in October 2022