This course discusses complex project designs and endless enclosure material options. Demanding weather conditions and confusing product performance attributes can leave you with many questions. Since energy code targets are increasing along with the uncertainty of future energy costs, getting the project’s insulation strategy right is critical. This session will examine the performance of exterior insulation under real-world conditions using modeling, testing, and actual project examples to better enable the design of high performance and high durability walls.
This course presents the complete design approach to rainscreens and explains why rainscreens are an important topic for the building envelope and enclosures. This course enforces the use of control layers to maximize the use of a drained, backed ventilated rainscreen system performance for both new and existing buildings. Audience will learn and be able to identify different rainscreen technologies and how a complete approach is beneficial to a building’s performance, by ensuring compatibility among components and understand the relationship of control layers of the exterior wall assembly for health and safety of occupants. Lastly, the course will review this approach using real-world rainscreen systems.