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Building Code Training: The 2018 IECC and Multifamily Buildings

Tuesday, May 14th 9:00am - 12:00pm

Virtual Event


Course Summary: 

This 180-minute course focuses on the 2018 IECC requirements specifically tailored for multifamily buildings.  This program is designed to provide participants with a deep understanding of the energy code provisions applicable to multifamily residential structures.  Throughout the course, we will explore the energy code requirements relevant to air sealing in multifamily buildings.  Participants will gain insights into the specific guidelines and best practices for achieving effective air sealing in both residential and commercial components of multifamily structures.  Additionally, the course will include an introduction to the concept of thermal bridging and its implications for energy efficiency in multifamily buildings. 

Learning Objectives: 

1) Identify the differences between the residential and commercial provisions of the 2018 IECC in relation to multifamily buildings.

2) Identify and eliminate the biggest sources of air leakage in multifamily buildings. 

3) Describe various, important air sealing design and construction details

4) Better understand the Energy Cod’s requirements for air barrier construction and testing

5) Identify what thermal bridging is, how it occurs and what effect it can have to a building and its occupants.

6) Properly detail slab-on-grade construction to provide a thermal break and other details.

7) Describe the value of continuous insulation and important design/construction details. 8) Identify prescriptive requirements for continuous insulation and proper use of REScheck and COMcheck when pursuing tradeoff.