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About the Sponsor
Rmax, a business unit of the Sika Corporation, has been creating insulation solutions based on the latest building science since 1978. Our full line of high-quality, polyiso-based wall, roof and specialty insulation products for commercial, industrial and residential applications deliver maximum R-values and minimum environmental impact, with efficiency in installation, cost and design. Rmax insulation has been designed and tested to provide building envelopes with superior insulating protection while meeting the newest codes and requirements. Our engineered products and solutions allow for ultimate efficiency through multiple design options, creating ease of construction and reduced energy usage. This leads to a better building envelope while adding to the bottom-line through both material and labor savings - making Rmax an excellent choice for commercial and residential applications. As new developments in building science emerge, rest assured that Sika-Rmax will remain on the forefront, manufacturing tested, engineered solutions that serve Architects, builders, owners and occupants alike. Our people understand the diverse markets in which our products are used. Their integrity and responsiveness work to your advantage.
This course explores the below grade use of polyisocyanurate (POLYISO) insulation to meet energy code and maximize thermal performance of the building foundation. Let us help dispel the myths that have been created relative to POLYISO insulation while discussing its thermal performance, water absorption, and load capacity – the three primary characteristics for below grade insulation. In addition, we will discuss how the insulation can provide protection for the foundation waterproofing system.
Review why buildings are insulated below grade and how to obtain the best performance
Review codes and standards that apply to below grade applications and insulation
Understand testing that validates POLYISO as a below grade option, and how it compares to other materials
Understand below grade POLYISO insulation applications and how they meet specific project requirements