Perimeter Insulation: When Structure Conflicts with Thermal Performance

Course Description: When structural stability and thermal continuity collide, structure has historically taken precedence necessitating tradeoffs such as increased insulation in other areas or acceptance of energy loss and potential moisture damage. The foundation transition from below grade to masonry ledge to masonry veneer wall is one such challenge. What if there was a solution? This presentation explores solutions for perimeter foundation insulation including information needed to specify and install correctly.

Learning Objectives:
1. What is cellular glass and how is it made?
2. The impact of thermal bridging at the foundation to wall transition from energy to structural integrity.
3. Design guidelines for incorporating cellular glass perimeter insulation into a project safely and effectively.
4. Installation methods and common jobsite strategies for incorporating cellular glass perimeter insulation into future projects.

Delivery: Live

Internal Course Code: EL904-22

Duration: 1h

HSW Compatible: Yes

Point of Contact Name: Drew Clausen

Point of Contact Email:

Accredited Associations

Architectural Support - Commercial Insulation

Susan Raneri
Northeast U.S.
Drew Clausen
Central / Southeast U.S.
Saboura Rokhsari
West U.S.