Thermal Performance of Concrete Masonry Systems
Presented by Steve Hunt, Northfield Block Company
Increased energy efficiency in both new and existing construction is continuing to play a larger factor behind the design decisions we make and materials we choose to integrate into our buildings. This presentation introduces the basics of energy efficient design using concrete masonry construction. The concepts of thermal mass, insulation strategies, thermal bridging, code compliance options and control of air infiltration/exfiltration are reviewed.
- How to utilize the advantages of thermal mass to achieve code compliant walls with less insulation than other wall assemblies.
- Understand which insulation technologies to specify to achieve energy efficiency goals.
- What Thermal Bridging is and why masonry construction is inherently energy efficient.
- Why controlling and limiting air movement through concrete masonry assemblies is just as important as insulating and minimizing thermal bridging.
11:30 am – 11:55 pm Check-in & Seating
11:55 am – 1:00 pm Seminar & Lunch
Preferred, West Classroom tickets for the main classroom are limited availability to the first professionals who reserve their tickets online. We will then offer a limited number of East Classroom (overflow seating tickets) for an on-site remote classroom connected via webinar. Off-site webinar viewing is not available at this time.
This program meets state of Illinois and AIA/CES requirements for continuing education, and qualifies for 1.0 Learning Unit.
When & Where
International Masonry Institute
IMI is a non-profit organization that delivers education and techical programs to the design and construction community on behalf of BAC contractors and craftworkers.