Find out how Tyvek(R) HomeWrap(R) fared during Hurricane Irene, one of the most destructive hurricanes to hit the United States since 1980.
There are several issues with the use of foam sheathing as a water resistive barrier (WRB) and air barrier - even though there are standards that if passed allow it to qualify as a WRB. Issues such as dimensional instability and poor water management that are intrinsic with foam products can be remedied by using a wrap product as the water resistive barrier and to provide continuity at air barrier details. Find out more.
Learn how the DuPontâ¢ TyvekÂ® Fluid Applied System seamlessly integrates with all kinds of substrates and how it was able to meet the specific challenges of a Texas climate.
Applied in a one-coat application by spraying or pressure rolling, DuPontâ¢ TyvekÂ® Fluid Applied Weather Barrier delivers superior protection, offers excellent durability and saves time by providing two to three times the coverage of competitive products per gallon.
What are the potential consequences of unintentional vapor barriers? Why is vapor permeance of building envelope layers relevant to moisture management and long term durability? Durability of the building enclosure is part of a sustainable building design. A designer can significantly affect the service life of multi-component assemblies through materials selection, placement of materials within the building assemblies, or design detailing. Find out what it all means.
The energy efficiency improvement requirements in current and future building and energy codes will affect nearly every aspect of home construction. Weâre here to help you navigate through it all. At DuPont, weâre using our building science to bring you innovative products and service that not only help you meet and exceed code, but also help you continue to build high-quality homes. Let us guide you through.
The introduction and development of power tools so completely transformed construction that itâs almost impossible to imagine how things ever were built without them. However, power tools pose safety risks and should be used with caution. This program will discuss the potential risks and offers advice on how to minimize jobsite injuries and accidents.
This course will identify what stone wool insulation is and how it is produced, as well as some of its uses in commercial applications, with emphasis on rainscreen cladding design and in exterior cavity walls. We will discuss key benefits of this insulating material when used in the field versus other traditional insulating materials currently used in the North American market. Finally, we will address NFPA 285 requirements relating to cavity insulation and provide updates on new ASHRAE 90.1 2013 continuous cavity insulation requirements.
This program will explain the importance of vibration speed in producing quality concrete, and will introduce new controlled-speed vibration equipment that can help reduce the incidence of surface defects.
Insulation has come a long way from bulky foams, fiberglass and mineral fiber products. Todayâs rigid insulation board technologies offer architects products that can optimize energy efficiency, moisture resistance and fire performance â and provide thinner walls to increase leasable space and ROI. Specific rigid insulation board technologies are suitable for foundations, floors, walls, and soffits so architects can select the best insulation type for each part of a project.