Cladding & Building Enclosure Component Connections Through Foam Plastic Continuous Insulation

Originally presented by Jay Crandell, PE, for the IIBEC International Convention in September 2021, this updated presentation reviews the research and latest prescriptive code requirements for attaching claddings through a layer of exterior continuous insulation. It also presents a generalized design procedure that can allow various types of connections through foam plastic insulating sheathing, including the attachment of cladding, furring, and even structural components like roof and deck ledgers. These building code advancements provide building enclosure designers with the means to efficiently design and detail various cladding and component connection options in coordination with energy code requirements to maximize the continuity of the thermal enclosure and overall integrity of the building enclosure.

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