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Spray Polyurethane Foam Best Practices

Building Enclosure Council Meeting

Boston Society of Architects/AIA
290 Congress Street, Suite 200
Boston, MA 02210

Spray polyurethane foam used successfully in insulating buildings will be reviewed. Understanding the product’s performance characteristics can help an architect integrate it successfully in detailing. Understanding how it is installed and best practices for installation will inform proper detailing, specification and inspection in the field. Do’s and don’ts will be reviewed, also code requirements and testing.  Successful projects will be reviewed as well as failures we should learn from.

Learning objectives are:
•         Understand Spray Polyurethane Foam’s characteristics
•         Review proper installation techniques
•         Understand code requirements and testing
•         Understand pitfalls and problem areas.

Wagdy Anis, FAIA, LEED-AP is a Principal with Anis Building Enclosure Consulting. He consults regularly to building owners, architects, contractors, product manufacturers and the legal profession regarding the design and performance of the building enclosure and lectures extensively on building science and  commissioning the building enclosure. He is past chairman of the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC), a council of the National Institute of Building Sciences, (NIBS) and has been instrumental in establishing 28 Building Enclosure Councils around the country; He is board member emeritus of the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) and serves as chairman of the Energy Advisory Committee in MA. He is technical editor of the JBED edition of JNIBS, the Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences.