Insulated metal panel systems (IMPs) are a pre-manufactured version of a “perfect wall” due to the location of their control layers. They are a truly universal wall and roof system that can be used in any climate zone, can be used as a rainscreen barrier wall system, and can be integrated with other wall and roof systems while still maintaining proper control layer continuity.

This course will cover the function of the four control layers and how insulated metal panels provide all four control layers in a single component, and will describe the advantages of insulated metal panels compared to alternative building systems. Finally, the course will discuss how insulated metal panel systems can be used with supplementary cavity insulation and examine design options for aesthetics.