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DuPont Performance Building Solutions

DuPont Performance Building Solutions

Address:
200 Larkin Center Drive
Midland, MI 48642
USA
Phone: 866-583-2583
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  • This recorded webinar is the fourth of five sessions presented during the Building Science Master Summit held by DuPont Performance Building Solutions. This course covers approaches to high-performance commercial wall system design, analysis tools, and the pros and cons of different barrier options so you can make the most informed design decisions for your job. We’ll also take a look at current code requirements and testing specifications.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course contains sustainable design information. See the course details page for more information.

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  • This recorded webinar is the third of five sessions presented during the Building Science Master Summit held by DuPont Performance Building Solutions. This course dives into the topic of below-grade thermal performance and how to appropriately design for the long term. It explores heat loss patterns; energy code requirements and how they differ by region and building type; insulating best practices and benefits; and considerations for material selection.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course contains sustainable design information. See the course details page for more information.

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  • Penetrations of the WRB are unavoidable, but it is critical to ensure that they remain watertight. The recommendations for sealing these penetrations are often based on unrelated test methods, such as those for nail penetrations in roofing membranes, or on anecdotal evidence. This course covers a data-driven method used to determine which type of flashing and sealing solution is best to ensure watertightness after cladding attachments are installed over polyisocyanurate insulating sheathing. Also discussed is information on how other single-layer insulating sheathing systems allow for watertightness of the assembly after cladding attachment.

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  • This course outlines the importance of creating continuity of control layers in building systems. It covers code requirements, typical design of control layers in exterior walls, and approaches to detailing. You will learn how to evaluate systems to obtain durable interface performance and gain a fresh perspective on your own past and future builds.

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  • COMING SOON! This course details the benefits and selection process of magnesium oxide (MgO) sheathing in multifamily and commercial construction. MgO sheathing offers structural, fire resistance, and other properties that enable architects and designers to simplify the design and installation of building enclosures. Comparisons of MgO sheathing to traditional sheathing materials such as gypsum are included.

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  • This course provides an overview of the industry standards and code references for flashing materials used in the installation of windows and doors. The code-referenced material standards for window and door flashings are summarized and compared, and the standard installation practices developed by the three main fenestration industry organizations are reviewed. Applications of the window and door installation standards and principles are shown using standard flashing materials with a focus on commercial and multifamily buildings.

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  • Uncorrected thermal bridging can account for 20–70% of heat flow through a building's envelope. Improving details to mitigate both point and linear thermal bridges will significantly improve energy performance. This course reviews types of thermal bridges, examines how they appear in codes and standards, and explores some mitigation concepts and principles. Calculation methods to account for thermal bridging in your projects are introduced, and a sample design project is used to demonstrate code compliance.

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     This course contains sustainable design information. See the course details page for more information.

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