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Technical Advances in Structural Insulated Sheathing (SIS)

  • Sponsor: Dupont
  • Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU
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  • Format: One Video Segment

Course Description

This course aims to review various hybridized sheathing solutions and show how the integration of advanced technology has improved performance, capability, and sustainability of SIS.

This presentation introduces architects and designers to the many benefits of Structural Insulated Sheathing. In addition to providing structural strength, continuous insulation and other beneficial properties, using an SIS product also provides health, safety and wellness benefits. These benefits include: no off-gassing of insulation materials on-site due to off-site construction, less carbon emissions due to a pourable urethane insulation product, reduced exposure to chemicals found in common air and water barriers that no longer need to be applied on site, reduced labor time and resources that reduce safety risks, the ability to weather-in buildings faster reducing possible interior exposure to mold and other indoor environmental factors, and reduced labor risk of accidents due to only one installation revolution being needed versus the traditional four to five.

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

  • Identify the characteristics of various hybridized sheathing solutions that contribute to energy efficiency and reducing air loss.
  • Use SIS systems to assist project teams in meeting green building program goals and requirements.
  • Relay the benefits of fusion technology versus lamination/gluing.
  • Identify how fusion-based Magnesium Oxide SIS contributes to sustainability, constructibility, and versatility.