Next Greenville Meeting


Program: Spray Foam Insulation and the Building Codes

Building codes are steadily increasing the requirements for building envelope airtightness and testing. This seminar will present the essentials for understanding how buildings function from a building science perspective with a focus on the performance of the thermal envelope, and how it can be optimized to provide a healthy, comfortable and energy efficient building.

The control of heat, air and moisture flows will be presented as the central components of an effective thermal envelope. Foam technology will be discussed as an integral part of a performance-based building approach, along with essential ventilation considerations. Thermal Barriers and Ignition Barriers will be discussed as to specific applications and code requirements.

Program Agenda:
* The Building as an Engineered System
* Building Science - Heat, Air and Moisture Flows in Buildings
* Insulation System Effectiveness and Building Durability Issues
* Building Envelope Considerations - Air Barriers and Optimal Thermal Performance
* Ventilation System Options
* Open and Closed Cell Foams - Properties and Applications
* Thermal and Ignition Barrier Requirements
* ICC Evaluation Service Report Review


Randy Nicklas PE
Senior Engineer, Residential
Huntsman Building Solutions

Professional/Expertise Experience:

Randy is a mechanical engineer who concentrates on advanced building technologies through applied building science and sustainable construction technology. He is the Senior Engineer with Huntsman Building Solutions. He is directly involved with the ICC code hearing process, and is an ICC-LU and AIA-CES trainer and presenter.

Randy is a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council and has been working extensively in energy efficient building technologies since the late 70's. He has been involved with more than 10,000 systems engineered buildings; and he has worked hands-on in all phases of construction from foundations to roofing, including designing, building, performance evaluation and testing.

As one of the first energy raters in the U.S., Randy has performed more than 1000 blower door tests and home energy ratings. He was involved with the design and construction of the initial American Lung Association Health House and the first US DOE Zero Energy Building in the Pacific Northwest. He has traveled throughout North America for 30+ years delivering seminars on building science and high performance technologies to thousands of code officials, architects, engineers, and contractors.


Each program qualifies for 1.0 PDH

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