Foam Sheathing: One Product, Many Applications

When:  Jun 22, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago

Foam Sheathing: One Product, Many Applications


Presented by:

Jay Crandell, P.E. | Applied Building Technology Group
Mindy Caldwell | Applied Building Technology Group
David H. Mann | Foam Sheathing Committee

Foam plastic insulating sheathing (FPIS) has many applications within building envelopes that extend from the foundation to the roof. Its primary use has been to provide continuous insulation to achieve energy code compliance, as well as a means to minimize thermal bridging. However, FPIS can also play a role in many other building envelope objectives and functions. This presentation will introduce the American Chemistry Council’s Foam Sheathing Committee, explore the various applications of foam sheathing, and identify resources available to industry professionals.  It will demonstrate the use of design tools such as wall calculators for coordinating energy code compliance for thermal performance and building code compliance for moisture control. Methods of attaching and supporting cladding and fenestration will also be addressed. Guidance regarding details for appropriate use of foam sheathing as water-resistive barriers, air barriers, and foundation frost-protection will also be featured.

Session Format:  Live presentation featuring a “real time” use of the www.continuousinsulation.org website and resources.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify potential applications for foam sheathing as part of a building enclosure.
  2. Compare foam sheathing systems to more traditional air, thermal, and moisture control enclosure systems.
  3. Explain critical detailing and transitions for foam sheathing as water-resistive barriers, air barriers, and foundation frost-protection.
  4. Describe design tools and technical resources available to support building and energy code compliance design and specifications for foam sheathing systems.

Continuing Education: 1.0 AIA CES HSW/LU

 

Cost For Program Held Via Zoom:

CSI Chicago Members: FREE
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Foam Sheathing Committee Members: $20*

CSI Member(Non-Chicago Chapter): $20*

Non-Member Professionals: $40*
(3 or more years of experience in construction)

Non-Member Emerging Professionals: $20*
(Fewer than 3 years of experience in construction)

Non-Member Student: $10*
(Full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program)

*Save 50% on your registration fee when you register by June 15, 2021.

Space is limited to the first 100 registered attendees.  Registration is refundable up to 5 days before the event.


About Our Presenters:
Jay Crandell Headshot

Jay Crandell, P.E.

Applied Building Technology Group (ABTG), Independent Contractor for the Foam Sheathing Committee (FSC) of the American Chemistry Council
ARES Consulting
 

Mr. Crandell has over 30 years of experience in construction, engineering, and innovative building technology research for private and public sector clients.  He has conducted benchmark studies of major natural disasters and conducted research to address significant structural, energy, and building science challenges.  His work has helped to propel many innovative technologies into the International Codes and consensus standards. He is widely published on various engineering, construction, and building science topics.  For additional information visit www.aresconsulting.biz.



Mindy Caldwell Headshot

Mindy Caldwell
Applied Building Technology Group (ABTG), Independent Contractor for the Foam Sheathing Committee (FSC) of the American Chemistry Council

Mindy supports the marketing activities of the Foam Sheathing Committee (FSC) of the American Chemistry Council. She has more than 20 years of marketing and communications experience, primarily in the construction and building materials industries.



David Mann Headshot

David H. Mann
Senior Director, Building & Construction
Foam Sheathing Committee
American Chemistry Council 

David Mann is the Senior Director for Building & Construction in the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council. He provides strategic, technical, and advocacy management for the Building & Construction Team, the Foam Sheathing Committee, and the North American Modern Building Alliance.

Mr. Mann received an MBA with a concentration in Energy Finance from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion and Peace & Conflict Studies from Swarthmore College. He is a Certified Association Executive.

 

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