Rainscreens, Barrier Walls & The Insulated Metal Panel Solution

Start Date
02/05/2018
End Date
02/05/2020
Description
This course provides an overview of insulated metal wall panels (IMPs) used as barrier walls behind various rainscreen systems, with a discussion on the performance advantages of IMP barrier walls for air, water, vapor and thermal management.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
Recognize the different forces that drive water through a wall assembly, such as gravity, kinetic energy, surface tension, and capillary action.

Analyze the various types of wall systems including “perfect” barrier walls, mass/storage walls, rainscreens, and insulated metal panels.

Differentiate between vapor barriers, vapor retarders, and air/water barriers and how each manages vapor diffusion.
    
Examine the advantages of insulated metal panels as barrier walls for rainscreens.
Instructors
Mike Weaver
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Course Codes
AEC825
Provider
AEC Daily Corporation


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