When structural stability and thermal continuity collide, structure has historically taken precedence necessitating tradeoffs such as increased insulation in other areas or acceptance of energy loss and potential moisture damage. The foundation transition from below grade to masonry ledge to masonry veneer wall is one such challenge. What if there was a solution?
This presentation explores solutions for perimeter foundation insulation including information needed to specify and install correctly.
- What is cellular glass and how is it made?
- The impact of thermal bridging at the foundation to wall transition from energy to structural integrity.
- Design guidelines for incorporating cellular glass perimeter insulation into a project safely and effectively.
- Installation methods and common jobsite strategies for incorporating cellular glass perimeter insulation into future projects.
About the Presenter
Tiffany Coppock, AIA, NCARB, CDT, LEED AP, ASTM, RCI, EDAC leads technical guidance in building science, testing, and documentation to design professionals and the Owens Corning team. Formerly, Tiffany was a Building Science Manager reviewing and answering technical questions on topics such as air barriers, waterproofing, VRAs, and insulation. With a BEnvD from Texas A&M University and MArch from the University of Colorado, she is a registered architect specializing in healthcare & historic preservation.
CEU opportunity sponsored by Owens Corning
Owens Corning develops, manufactures, and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings.