Tuesday, January 19 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Location: South 232
Format: Building Knowledge Session
Level of Content: Advanced
Appropriate for: Designers, Architects, Engineers & Planners, Subcontractors & Specialty Trade Contractors, Single Family - All
Track(s): Building Science, Performance & Systems
Steve Easley, Steve Easley & Associates, Danville, CA |
Brian Wolfgang, CGP, PA Housing Research Center (PHRC), University Park, PA
What It’s About:
Thermal insulation has long been a required component of roof and wall assemblies, but new energy efficient construction requirements are creating wall systems that have much slower drying potential, reducing the capacity for inward and outward drying. The result is a greater possibility for expensive moisture-related wall defects and failures. As homes become tighter and more energy efficient, it becomes increasingly important to understand how the selection of an insulation product will impact the durability of the overall structure. This advanced session will focus on the interaction between moisture and insulated roof and wall assemblies and will analyze the risk factors associated with commonly-used insulation products.
What You'll Learn:
Explore cost-effective solutions to prevent water-related damage.
Understand the role of moisture in an insulated wall assembly in various climate zones in order to design and construct durable structures.
Analyze the risk factors associated with common roof and wall insulation systems, and recognize strategies to mitigate those risks.
Discuss the pros and cons of three common approaches to water-managed wall systems and how these methods differ for barrier wall, drainage wall and rain screen wall systems.
Continuing Education: NAHB - 1.50 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s), AIA - 1.50 LU hour(s)