Dryvit Systems, Inc. / H266
Program: "Barriers" to Achieving a Code Compliant Building Envelope Wall Assembly
AIA Program Number: BL0004-1.0 AIA / HSW: Yes
Description: Recent changes to the 2012 and 2015 International Building code (IBC) and International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) have substantially raised the bar toward the development of high performance building envelope framed wall assemblies. These current or soon to be adopted codes now require the integration of the following four (4) primary “barriers” within a framed wall assembly: water-resistive, air, vapor retarder and thermal.
This program explores the four (4) barrier code criteria, outlines their requirements and placements in the framed wall assembly and examines specifically the challenges associated with their integration and compatibility.
Attendees will specifically learn what these code criteria are, how they affect traditional framed wall assembly design and detailing and how the four (4) barriers can be implemented into a successful, code complaint, cost effective and high performance building envelope for new or renovation construction.
Learning Objectives: 1. Introduce new and increased Weather, Air, Vapor and Thermal Barrier building code requirements for code compliant and functional building envelope walls.
2. Understand mandated testing and performance requirements for Weather, Air, Vapor and Thermal Barrier as well as component compatibility, continuity and placement in traditional wall design.
3. Examine the many respective "Barrier" materials for their compliance with code and outline challenges associated with their proper integration through wall assembly design and detailing.
4. Recognize the relationship between these "Barrier" components and how they are ideally implemented into a successful, code compliant, cost effective and high performance building envelope.
Contact: Robert W. Dazel, AIA, CSI, LEED GA
Dryvit Systems, Inc.
One Energy Way
West Warwick, RI 02893