Continuous Insulation for Code-Compliant, High-Performance Walls in Types I-IV Construction
Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:
- Define continuous insulation (CI), the role of CI and types and properties.
- Identify the applications of CI, including its use as exterior insulation, water-resistive barrier (WRB), air barrier (AB) and multi-functional (composite sheathing).
- Understand energy code compliance, including prescriptive, U-value and performance paths.
- Understand building code compliance, including fire, structural (bracing, wind pressure, cladding) and building science (WRB, AB, vapor retarders [VR] – moisture control) considerations.
This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the application of foam sheathing as part of a continuous insulation system. The presentation will instruct attendees in five topic areas: 1) continuous insulation (CI), 2) applications, 3) energy code compliance, 4) building code compliance and 5) installation detailing. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the use, properties and benefits of foam sheathing as continuous insulation.
The presentation also covers building code compliance, including fire, structural (bracing, wind pressure, cladding) and building science (WRB, AB, vapor retarders [VR] – moisture control) considerations.