Incorporating Continuous Insulation Into Complex Building Designs

This presentation speaks to current code requirements involving “ci”, delving into the relationship between continuous insulation and other performance components within the wall assembly. We will discuss how sound building envelope design addresses thermal performance, proper air and water management, and fire performance needs within wall assemblies. To support advancements in building design, the manufacturing, design, and code enforcement communities must work together to incorporate materials that address each of these functions within walls.


Learning Objectives:
  1. Examine the functional and code requirements surrounding continuous insulation.
  2. Learn how materials performance and testing impacts design options.
  3. Understand how the codes support and encourage innovation through testing and evaluations.
  4. Discuss how the manufacturing, design, and code enforcement communities can work together to ensure better-performing buildings.
Education Content: Intermediate
Course Accreditation:
American Institute of Architects (AIA) | 1 AIA LU/HSW | Course Number: XCI303-HPe
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) | 1 IIBEC CEH