Event BEC: Austin - Stuff it or Wrap it - Understanding Advancing Wall System Design around Continuous Insulation

March 7, 2018 - 12:00pm

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photo courtesy of Rockwool


Austin Center for Architecture
801 W. 12th Street
78701 Austin , TX
Phone: 512-452-4332

This one hour educational session will cover the latest in building enclosure technology for energy efficient buildings. This course will provide an in-depth discussion of emerging wall systems that provide durable, cost effective and thermally efficient performance.

Recent building and energy code changes will be reviewed including an opportunity to discuss solutions to meet these more stringent requirements. Current building science research and field monitoring information will be presented, demonstrating how insulation materials perform under different climatic conditions and how R-values change with time and season. Strategies to construct highly insulated wall assemblies and avoid thermal bridging will be presented,

The seminar will cover all building types and construction materials, with a few highlights and lessons learned from building science researchers. 

Leaning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Review and understand recent changes to local building and energy codes that impact building enclosure design strategies and whole building energy efficiency
  2. Understand the building enclosure design requirements for wall assemblies and how the selection of the right materials are critical to reliable long-term performance 
  3. Learn about several emerging design strategies including various cladding attachment systems being used for the construction of highly insulated wall assemblies and how to apply these technologies to projects
  4. Understand how these new systems are installed in the field with minimal changes to current construction practice

Presenter: Jonathan Ram CDT, CTR of Rockwool


To register for CE credit, please use ticket buttons at the top of this page.
To RSVP without CE credit, click here to email us.
Feel free to bring your lunch.