Building with Exterior Insulation

Building with Exterior Insulation: Thermal, Structural, & Durability Considerations

Recording of an In-class Presentation | taught by Lorne Ricketts, RDH Building Science Inc.
  • 3 Videos
  • 4 Quizzes
  • 1 Survey
  • 1 Text
  • 1 Download
  • 1.0 hr

Course description

This course will focus on exterior insulation. Exterior insulation is becoming commonplace as a result of the implementation of R-22 Walls in the City of Vancouver, adoption of the Energy Step Code throughout BC, the growing popularity of low-energy building standards such as Passive House, and generally increasing wall thermal performance targets. These systems have the potential to durably provide high levels of thermal performance, but a number of considerations exist.

This presentation will discuss

  • Structural testing which was done to evaluate the performance of using long-fasteners through exterior insulation as a means of supporting strapping and cladding.
  • Constructability, thermal performance, and moisture durability considerations

Approved for 1.0 CPD Credits in Construction Technology

Note: If you have already taken this course in person, repeating it online will not qualify for additional CPD points.

You have 90 days to complete this course starting from the enrolment date.

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Lorne  Ricketts, RDH Building Science Inc.
Lorne Ricketts, RDH Building Science Inc.
Associate and Building Science Engineer

Lorne Ricketts is an Associate and Building Science Engineer with RDH Building Science Inc. Lorne specializes in new construction, investigation, and research work with typical projects including designing building enclosure systems, hygrothermal and thermal analysis, and testing and monitoring of building performance. Lorne is an accomplished presenter having spoken at numerous conference and industry events in Metro Vancouver and across North America. His combination of practical and theoretical expertise provides him with a unique perspective on building enclosure considerations allowing him to deliver innovative and practical solutions to complex problems.