Weather Barriers, Continuous Insulation, and NFPA-285 from the Contractor’s Perspective was presented at the A’17 MN Conference on November 15, 2017. Presenters were from Kraus-Anderson Construction and included Jon Porter, PE, Assoc. AIA, Quality Manager; and Mike Spence, FCSI, AIA, Vice President/Building Science. This program was recorded and is now being made available through AIA Minnesota as an on-demand webinar.
Seminar descriptionThere is considerable discussion, debate, and confusion within the design and construction community regarding how to specify the most appropriate weather/air barrier, how continuous insulation is defined or if it is even needed, how to make it all NFPA-285 compliant, and still adhere to project budgets. This panel of constructors will share their insight on how the architect and contractor can work together to design and construct high-performance, code compliant exterior wall assemblies that are constructible, cost effective, will comply with codes, and will predictably perform over time.
- Review the 2015 Minnesota Building Code requirements for air and weather barriers and continuous insulation, and examine how NFPA-285 impacts those requirements.
- Explain lessons learned and best practices to achieve better or more predictable envelope performance by controlling air flow and eliminating thermal bridging.
- Explain strategies and tools to ensure code compliance and building performance are achieved, while reducing the design team’s risk and work effort.
- Explain how to detail/specify to the NFPA-285 requirements allowing the contractor the flexibility to achieve the end results, without excessive costs and non-valued added requirements for the owner.
CostAIA members $50
Continuing education creditThis program has been approved for 1.5 HSW LU Hours for AIA; and based on our review, should also qualify for Professional Development Hours for Minnesota licensing.
- Complete registration and payment
- The link to access the webinar will then be sent to you
- View the 1.5 hour webinar and then complete the 10-question quiz (must score 80% or above for credit)
- Within 48 business hours you will receive a certificate of completion and credits will be recorded to AIA member transcripts.