Continuous Insulation for Code-Compliant & High Performance Walls
With the rise in importance of the energy code (IECC) continuous exterior insulation has become part of the solutions discussion. This educational program and related modules are focused on the appropriate use of foam sheathing and its application with respect to codes, standards, and other information useful for the proper installation by the construction industry.
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|Module Name and Description||Topic|
Introduction, Overview and Outline
An Introduction, Overview and Outline for the Code-Compliant & High Performance Walls presentation.
|Cladding Attachments, Water Resistive Barrier|
Continuous Insulation Primer
General overview of FPIS used as Continuous insulation including its history, types of FPIS and its role in performing various building envelop functions such as insulation, water resistance, air barrier and water vapor control.
|Moisture Vapor Transmission|
Energy Codes Intro
Introduction to the value of continuous insulation in achieving the intent of the IECC and ASHRAE 90.1
Brief explanation of thermal bridging and how FPIS continuous insulation can be used in better performing walls by reducing thermal bridging.
Explanation of Footnote H
Explanation of the purpose and intent of the IRC, Table R402.1.1, footnote h. Explains how mis-interpretations have been used to bypass the intended code requirements for continuous insulation.
Prescriptive R-values, U-factor Equivalents, and Total UA Analysis
Explanation of the various pathways that can be used to comply with the Energy Code requirements.
Air Barrier Requirements
Overview of the IECC requirement to include air barriers and how FPIS can fulfil that need.
Building Codes Intro
An overview of Building Code Compliance.
Overview of the code provisions relating to the fire performance of FPIS materials.
Overview of the structural code requirements for FPIS including wind pressure resistance, cladding attachments, window attachments, wall bracing and installation of vinyl siding, stucco and wood shakes over FPIS.
General do’s and don’ts for the installation of FPIS.
General discussion on the use of FPIS as a WRB, Air barrier or vapor retarder.
|Moisture Vapor Transmission, Vapor Retarder, Water Resistive Barrier|
Information on where to find additional installation details for the use of FPIS in wall assemblies.
Summary and Conclusion
Summary, Conclusion and Questions slides for the Continuous Insulation for Code-Compliant & High Performance Walls