Understanding Advanced Wall Systems Design with Continuous Insulation

Explore evolving trends in building enclosure technology with special focus on exterior insulation
March 06, 2023 | By Grace Bergen, CCCA


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29th 2023 in Victoria, BC

This session explores evolving trends in building enclosure technology, and subsequent changes in energy efficient building design; with special focus on the role of continuous exterior insulation (CI). The net energy savings realized in a properly insulated building are by now well understood, and these savings are increasingly being required by stringent local building and energy codes. 

Current building science research and field monitoring data will be presented, to demonstrate how the effective R-value of various insulating materials perform and change in differing regional climates, temperature ranges, and seasonal conditions. Strategies for designing and constructing highly insulated and cost effective wall assemblies while still minimizing thermal bridging are also discussed.

Learning Objectives:
  • Consider how recent changes in building and energy codes can and should influence your design strategy for producing whole building energy efficiency.
  • Understand how proper material selection and good design for wall assemblies is critical for ensuring reliable long term energy efficient performance.
  • Learn how newer cladding attachment systems are being utilized in the construction of highly insulated wall assemblies and how to apply these technologies to your projects.
  • Gain a better understanding of how these systems are being installed in the field and the minimal changes to current construction practices.
Omar is an experienced technical sales and specifications professional that has been with ROCKWOOL for 4.5 years. Civil engineer in education, he started his career as a site engineer back in Dubai, UAE. By 2009, he moved to technical sales and specification selling and has been in that realm since. He has covered multiple roles across different countries including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain before moving to Canada and getting his CTR certification from Constructions Specifications Canada.  He has worked with many construction materials including insulation, cladding, passive fire protection and finishing products.

This presentation is in collaboration with the AIBC Vancouver Island Chapter, and registered AIBC Members will receive 1 AIBC CES Core Learning Unit for attending.

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