Spray Polyurethane Foam as a Continuous Insulation (CI) Solution

Sponsored by Huntsman Building Solutions
By Andrew Hunt

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define both options of foam insulation products (SPF/Rigid Board) for exterior CI project application.
  2. Learn about the installation and performance advantages of SPF vs. Rigid Foam Board.
  3. Investigate the use of SPF to achieve multiple performance traits in one product including thermal, air, and water resistance.
  4. Recognize the installed cost advantages of SPF vs. Rigid Foam Board.

Credits:

IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIA
0.5 AIA LU/Elective
AIBD
0.5 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 0.5 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 0.5 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 0.5 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 0.5 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 0.5 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 0.5 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 0.5 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 0.5 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 0.5 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Designing a continuous insulations barrier can present a challenge when trying to ensure that all connections and transitions are properly sealed. Spray foam insulation can provide a cost-effective and simple one-stop solution to designing and installing an effective continuous insulation strategy. Foam insulation can outperform other traditional types of insulation and also be easier and faster to install that rigid foam board, decreasing construction time and improving thermal performance of the building.

Making Trans

Photo courtesy of Huntsman Building Solutions

 

Huntsman Building Solutions Huntsman Building Solutions was born in May 2020, following Huntsman’s acquisition of leading North American spray polyurethane foam (SPF) company Icynene-Lapolla in February 2020. Icynene-Lapolla has been integrated with Demilec, also a market leader in SPF applications and which Huntsman acquired in 2018. Together, the businesses are now one of the world’s leading SPF providers and the fifth largest insulation manufacturer. The Huntsman Building Solutions brand name was announced in May and the combined Business now provides customers with an unmatched offering of energy-saving open-cell and closed-cell SPF products, for residential and commercial property owners.

 

Originally published in April 2020

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