Review the physics of building envelopes, including hygrothermal loads, control layers, climate zones and cladding functions. The importance of control layer continuity at wall, roof and slab connections is studied. We look at how IMPs perform the same functions as multi-component wall systems through the use of panels joints, sealants and an insulating core. Emphasis is placed on the concept of the Perfect/Universal Wall, and how utilizing the proper ordering of wall components can greatly simplify wall design in all climate zones. Energy codes are also touched on, including their impact on the use of Perfect/Universal Wall designs. This course reduces a relatively complex subject to a level that teaches practical concepts for the building designer.
- Create a proper building envelope by reviewing wall, roof and slab conditions including control layer continuity
- Recognized the impact energy codes have had on the increased use of continuous insulation and "Perfect/Universal Walls"
- Understand the physics of building envelopes through the concepts of hydrothermal loads, control layers, climate zones and cladding functions
- Understand how insulated metal panels perform the same functions as multi-component wall systems