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Rmax, Inc.

Address:
13524 Welch Road
Dallas, TX 75244
USA
Phone: 972-387-4500
Fax: 972-387-4673
Toll-free: 800-527-0890

  • This presentation originates from a research report written by the Applied Building Technology Group called Assessment of Water Vapor Control Methods for Modern Insulated Light-Frame Wall Assemblies. The report is extensive and compiled data from test homes, huts, and studies from the US, Canada, and Europe. This presentation will first present the Building Science Concepts one needs to understand why things happen the way they do. The attendee will then be able to use that information to make informed decisions on how to design with wood framed construction. The presentation utilizes the collected data from the research report in the form of a table to make easy insulation choices to prevent moisture issues. The presentation also breaks down some of the findings about wood sheathing and how it has been standing up over the years.


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  • This course outlines the dangers posed by Mother Nature and the science, codes, testing and methods in which to build and combat these forces.


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  • This course is designed to provide an understanding of how better construction practices can increase building sustainability and longevity. Discover how POLYISO Insulation Air & WRB Systems contribute to meeting energy code requirements and outperform traditional water resistive barrier materials and construction methods. In addition, learn about the science behind thermal, air and moisture control, in projects of steel stud construction and review building and energy code requirements relative to building envelope design and performance.


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  • With the ever changing landscape of construction practices, codes and programs, professionals are often left asking how, when, where and what products can be used to achieve designs with a sustainable construction perspective. One example is the use of Polyisocyanurate, Polyiso for short, as an insulation material in steel stud building envelope construction. We will uncover the disadvantages of using steel studs without continuous insulation. We will also look towards the future and see what codes, organizations and other groups are doing to push the building envelope design.


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  • This course provides information on air barrier systems, the various materials and methods for creating the air barrier including those used for sealing joints between air barrier components. The provisions and impact of the energy codes, building codes and fire assembly testing are addressed.


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  • This seminar examines how much energy buildings use from an individual approach to the overall bigger picture. We’ll review codes and standards that are currently in effect and soon to be going into effect. We will review and discuss integrated design, building envelope performance, climate zones, R-Value requirements and continuous insulation. In addition, reasons and incentives for going beyond the code as well as supporting organizations and programs will be reviewed.


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  • We will discuss the history of Polyiso and how this product is made from raw chemicals to a completed board stock product. This presentation will review what Sustainability’ means and how it is measured, what are the factors involved with ‘Building Longevity’ and how these concepts impact making buildings more energy efficient. We also plan on discussing building envelope performance, R-Value requirements and continuous insulation within our building envelope systems. Another point of discussion will be, how to meet the continuous insulation requirements and the benefits of using polyisocyanurate insulation and what are the physical properties, fire resistance and how to specify it.


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  • A comprehensive plant tour at our Rmax Facility. Observe the insulation manufacturing process step by step from the initial order to the finished product by observing the raw material used, the manufacturer of the panels on the production line, panel cutting and stacking, panel wrapping and storage.


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