Commercial Applications for Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation

This course provides an in-depth overview of the use of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation in commercial construction applications. Depending on the project, specifying SPF or substituting it for other insulation products is often a simple process. However, for some applications, SPF products may need design modifications or additional testing and certification. This presentation covers SPF specifications, product testing, and certification requirements that are commonly encountered in the commercial construction market. The course emphasizes the advantages of substituting SPF for traditional insulation and discusses techniques for simplifying the transition to SPF.


Learning Objectives:
  1. Review the physical, mechanical, and thermal insulation properties of open-cell and closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation and the application areas recommended for each product type.
  2. Learn how open-cell SPF satisfies specified sound transmission class requirements in commercial wall designs.
  3. Understand continuous insulation, thermal bridging, and the use of SPF insulation in commercial wall assembly designs and testing requirements.
  4. Review the performance of SPF in assembly designs that require hourly fire ratings.
Education Content: Intermediate
Course Accreditation:
American Institute of Architects (AIA) | 1 AIA LU/Elective | Course Number: SPF302-CSFIe
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) | 1 IIBEC CEH