Recorded Thursday, November 16, 2017 · 11 am–noon Central

Free to view, pay $95 for credit

introducing awesome walls

As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the role and placement of each control layer in a wall assembly.
  • Discuss wall assembly methods, as well as attachment to the home and of individual parts.
  • Explain wall assembly ventilation and flashing strategies.
  • Discuss the challenges and risks of wall assemblies and how to minimize them.

Who should watch?
Builders, remodelers, students and apprentices in construction trades, building performance consultants, weatherization technicians, code officials, residential energy program design professionals, designers, home inspectors and anyone interested in building high performance, healthy homes.

Wall assembly details like corners, deck connections, fastening schedules, tapes, window bucks, furring strips and cladding attachment present challenges. Our presenter is a nationally recognized green design and building expert who set out to determine if there was a simple high performance wall system to resolve these challenges in new construction, remodeling and retrofit situations. Join us to hear the results of his extensive pursuit. He’ll walk through each layer of wall assembly and share lessons learned, as well as the strategies and materials behind this new approach he’s dubbed the 'awesome wall.’ A downloadable PDF file with CAD details of a high performance wall will be shared with webinar registrants.

Webinar outline

Overview of traditional wall, control layer and other wall types

Step-by-step walk through of wall assembly, control layers identification and explanation of how each layer works in concert

Methods of attachment for each layer and important dos and don’ts

Details on flashing components, foundation to above grade wall and deck attachment

Performance data modeling, testing, user experience, observations and final thoughts

In order to receive credit for viewing this webinar, you'll need to pass a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be provided in your registration confirmation email. Separate registration is required for each individual requiring continuing education credit.

All credits have different expiration dates, so it is to your advantage to take the quiz as soon as possible.

AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 1 LU/HSW for this computer based course.

BPI This on-demand webinar has been pre-approved for 0.5 BPI CEU.

GBCI Seventhwave is a provider of GBCI approved courses for continuing education. This is a GBCI approved course and offers 1 CE hour. Seventhwave is also a USGBC Education Partner.

NARI This course is approved for 1 NARI CEU.

WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 1 CEU for the following credential: Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification. Note that you may not retake the same course for credit more than once during the 1-, 2- or 4-year term of your specific credential.

Our education sponsors:

We EnergiesWisconsin Public ServiceXcel Energy
Alliant EnergyMadison Gas and ElectricWPPI Energy

Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact us.

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