This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Architects, Specifiers, Interior Designers, and Building Science professionals all have a long history of specifying stone wool for their insulation and sound absorption needs. Fire resistance, sound resistance, water resistance, thermal resistance and dimensional stability are all features and benefits of stone wool. This presentation will provide learners with information regarding the features and benefits of using stone wool acoustical ceiling tiles. In addition, the course will provide basic information on acoustics as well as the acoustical challenges and resolutions faced in commercial buildings.
Drawing from the experiences of established architects, this course explores strategies for transitioning from single-family to multifamily projects. It also discusses the possibility of becoming an architect-developer and ways to engage, enhance, and create communities. Different challenges, such as those involved with designing affordable housing as well as litigation considerations, will also be assessed. Finally, drivers of multifamily trends will be analyzed.
Protected Roof Membrane Assemblies and particularly Vegetative Roof Assemblies place extreme requirements on the components below the surface, from waterproofing to insulation and everything in between. Each component must meet specific standards to achieve energy efficiency and durability.
This course describes the high performance attributes of PRMA components and defines the building code/performance standards and best specification practices to meet fire, wind, thermal, and moisture performance.
Webinar On-Demand: This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event.
Mineral Wool Insulation Application: Considerations and Specification Standards for Fire Performance
Mineral wool is becoming well-known for its beneficial properties in thermal performance, energy efficiency, and sustainability. It is also widely used for fire protection as the raw ingredients are naturally fire-resistant. When combined with fire-rated assemblies, mineral wool insulation helps improve the fire performance of the building and enhances occupant safety.
This course will provide an overview of mineral wool insulationâ€™s benefits, applicable fire performance building regulations, various occupant safety needs in different building occupancies, and discuss specific code-related applications where it can be used.
Building processes are being reinvented to cut time and reduce labor costs. By taking advantage of these modern construction processes and innovative materials you can build resilience into your projects and your pocketbook.
This course focuses on the use of Spray polyurethane insulation (SPF) in regard to fire safety and testing requirements. Emphasis is placed on code compliance when using a spray foam material building insulation. This course will also discuss the key differences between thermal barriers versus ignition barriers and the importance of these differences when determining the proper product to use.
The usable space within a building is a fundamental metric in understanding the valuation of real estate. Properties with greater internal floor area command a higher rental return and could give rise to a greater ROI when investing in premium insulation, which allows for thinner wall constructions and additional internal square footage.
Insulated metal panels are a single-component solution to effectively seal the building envelope. IMPs can function in all climate zones and achieve the goals of a perfect or universal wall. They are manufactured as a single-component solution to prevent water, air, and vapor intrusion and effectively manage heat flow between control layers and the interior and exterior of a building. IMPs also act as a continuous insulation in an energy-efficient building assembly. This course will describe how IMPs control water, air, vapor, and heat transfer and their role in continuous insulation, as well as how they fit into a perfect wall assembly.
Insulation can help to increase overall energy efficiency, improve occupant comfort, manage risks of mold and mildew, and even minimize the spread of fire. When designing exterior wall assemblies, the type and placement of insulation is critical. To address thermal performance, wall systems almost always feature insulation â€“ once predominantly in the form of batts friction fit between framing members. However, batts alone have been demonstrated not to provide enough thermal resistivity for the wall.
Continuous insulation in conjunction with batt insulation in the stud cavity is now a building code requirement across the country to optimize thermal performance. Mineral wool continuous insulation is an inorganic, noncombustible solution to building energy efficient wall assemblies that protect occupants from exterior temperatures, moisture, noise, and even fire.
High-performing Weather-resistant Barriers: Moisture, Surfactant Resistance, and Specifying the Appropriate Material
Water and moisture intrusion can affect everything from a buildingâ€™s structural durability to its indoor air quality. Understanding the material options, installation, and testing criteria for high-performing weather-resistant barriers can help specifiers manage present and future moisture concerns.