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Attaching Veneers Over Continuous Insulation

Format On Demand: Online
Offered by AEC Daily Corporation
Category Materials and resources

Provides an overview of a steel stud wall assembly with a rain screen veneer
that delivers optimal thermal performance, moisture management and air barrier properties while
accommodating a variety of cladding options for customizable building aesthetics.

No prerequisite knowledge is required.


Discuss the discrepancy between the effective wall R-value and the insulation R-value in a steel stud exterior wall and identify the value of continuous insulation ("ci") in helping increase the thermal performance of a steel stud wall.

Employ the notion of dew point to identify the location within a wall where condensation will occur and explain the magnitude of building air infiltrationand what it means in terms of energy use.

Identify rain screen design considerations and veneer attachment strategies for attaching nearly any type of cladding over "ci" systems.

Discuss how "ci" wall systems increase a building's energy efficiency level byexceeding energy code standards for steel-framed walls for all U.S. climate zones.

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