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Exterior Insulation: A More Layered Understanding

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Exterior Insulation: A More Layered Understanding

January 14, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Most designers understand that wall systems using exterior insulation can provide high levels of thermal performance. Less commonly discussed are the other performance benefits of this approach – including benefits for moisture durability, which is of critical importance. This presentation will discuss various aspects of exterior insulated wall assemblies including how the addition of exterior insulation impacts water, air, vapor, and thermal control for the building enclosure.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the impact of exterior insulation on water control strategies.
  2. Understand the role of exterior insulation in managing vapor and condensation risk.
  3. Understand the impact of exterior insulation with respect to air leakage.
  4. Understand methods for attaching cladding through exterior insulation.

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Lorne Ricketts

Lorne Ricketts is a Principal and Building Science Specialist with RDH Building Science Inc where he works across a wide spectrum of RDH’s core practice areas in his roles as a consultant, researcher, and educator. Lorne’s typical projects include world-class architecture, industry-leading energy efficiency, and cutting-edge building technologies. In addition to his work with RDH, Lorne also passes on his knowledge to the next generation of engineers as an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches building science in the Department of Civil Engineering.




January 14, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
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