Complete Masonry Veneer Wall Systems, Performance and Specification

Course Description: In today’s high-performance building market, specifying materials that have been specifically designed to work together as a complete wall system is more critical than ever. “Systemization” helps designers meet new building and energy codes, reduce costs and improve building function and sustainability while making the design process faster and simpler. This course details important changes in the new 2015 IBC that affect height and area calculations, and changes in the application of the NFPA 285 fire standard relative to water resistive barriers and foam plastic continuous insulation in the exterior walls of Types I, II, III, IV and V construction. This course provides a design example to demonstrate: how the new 2015 IBC Height and Area determination process is applied, how prescriptive R-value is applied per Type of Construction, and how 2015 IBC requirements for NFPA 285 are applied to WRBs and continuous insulation.

Course Code: XPS03-15

Course Duration: 1.00 hour(s)

Point of Contact Name: Owens Corning

Point of Contact Email: ocbuildingspec@owenscorning.com

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