Integrally Insulated Masonry and the International Energy Conservation Code & Building with Integrally Insulated Masonry
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About the Event
These programs, Integrally Insulated Masonry and the International Energy Conservation Code & Building with Integrally Insulated Masonry, explore the subject of just what is Integrally Insulated Masonry, what does the IECC require for compliance in specifying and using such wall systems, and how do we design and build with integrally insulated masonry to meet or exceed code requirements.
The face-to-face begins by using a power point presentation as the vehicle to present relevant paragraphs verbatim in the IECC code directed at integrally insulated masonry. The points relevant to the subject matter include essential definitions and guidelines. The power point then specifically examines the position of a code contributor, The National Concrete Masonry Association, and their guide that identifies the performance of almost all insulated wall systems. The program then addresses the commercial compliance pathways defined by the IECC and ASHRAE 90.1. Next an education of what R Value is and how it is derived is further explored against the backdrop of other non-R value thermal benefits such as thermal lag and thermal mass. The program goes on further to explore the other thermal managing design techniques and performance contributing factors proving that R Value management alone is not a pathway to energy efficiency.
The next aspect of the programs deals with heat loss and gain, heat movement, and post construction infrared analysis. The programs then dive into the subject of air barriers and the multiple products/systems available in the marketplace that are examples of Integrally Insulated Masonry.
We close out the programs with a bullet point summary of performance of the subject matter and its many attributes.
All in all, the programs are highly educational, loaded with industry photographs and actively involves the attendees. Integrally Insulated Masonry and the International Energy Conservation Code & & Building with Integrally Insulated Masonry equates to two AIA HSW CES credit hours.