Continuous Insulation & Foam Plastics: Coordinating Energy Code & Building Code Compliance

Presented as a live, full-day course at the 2024 Colorado Chapter of ICC Educational Institute, Eric Banks and Jay Crandell, P.E. discuss the code-compliant use of insulation, including ci and foam plastic, which requires coordination across multiple building code requirements that integrate fire safety, moisture/vapor control, water-resistive barrier, cladding installation, window installation, etc. In particular, foam plastic insulation materials have multi-functional capabilities that provide design flexibility and optimization in meeting these code requirements. This workshop provided an in-depth review of applicable code requirements and examples of ci and foam plastic insulation use in building foundation, exterior wall, and roof assemblies. 

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