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Insulated Backup Panels – A Simpler Solution

  • Sponsor: Metal Construction Association
  • Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

Course Description

This course on backup systems that exceed code requirements for air, thermal, and moisture barrier tightness offers vital insights for architects seeking to enhance building performance and occupant comfort. By implementing these superior systems, architects can significantly reduce energy consumption while ensuring optimal indoor environmental quality, safeguarding both the health and well-being of building occupants.

Note: Certificates of Completion will be emailed in a PDF format for your records right away. Please allow for up to 3 to 4 weeks to receive AIA credit for the course.

Learning Objectives

  • Acquire knowledge about the history of rainscreen wall design
  • Understand the performance fundamentals of wall design
  • Identify key weaknesses in multi-component backup wall assemblies
  • Explore the advantages of insulated composite backup wall systems