This course investigates the most recent code changes emphasizing building envelope performance. We will explore some next generation integrated solutions that simultaneously provide protection against moisture penetration, air leakage, and thermal bridging. Installation benefits and on-site quality control issues related to multi-solution integrated systems will also be evaluated in this course.
- Delineate the latest code and design standards for wood framed exterior wall assemblies.
- Assess available product approaches to meeting requirements for air barriers and water-resistive barriers (WRBs).
- Analyze the differences between multi-product solutions and single product solutions for wood framed building envelopes.
- Articulate the benefits of continuous insulation added to exterior sheathing.