Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Mechanics Hall
519 Congress Street, Portland, Maine

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Program Description

Background: This Fall, extensive changes to Maine’s building code are taking place. In addition to full, state-wide application of codes for all newly constructed and significantly renovated buildings, Maine’s energy code will be updated to more recent version of the IECC. This shift requires greater attention to insulation and air sealing to create tighter, more energy-efficient building envelopes. This program focuses on how to understand and properly use foam insulation to comply with the newer code, and provides an understanding of how code provisions help avoid building envelope problems. 

Program Content: The recent growth in the use of polyurethane foam insulation and changes in the related codes and standards have created the need to provide designers, installers, code officials, and other industry members with an update on the new requirements for projects that include foam plastic insulation.

Code provisions discussed in this program will include requirements for fire protection in attics, basements and crawl spaces, rim joists, roof assemblies, mechanical system components, as well as requirements for less well-known building assemblies and systems. The presentation includes examples from projects that demonstrate the requirements for various building types and building locations, and will include discussion of applications and assemblies issues to minimize serious building envelope problems.

Learning Objectives:

1.     Participants will be able to identify the most common code violations encountered in typical foam installations.

2.     Participants will be able to determine when thermal or ignition barriers and/or methods are required to protect foamed plastic products.

3.     Participants will be able to use submittals, ESRs, and labeling to determine if a product has approvals for specific project applications.

Who Should Attend:

Architects and Designers; Codes Officials; Building Contractors; Building Inspectors; Weatherization Professionals; Spray Foam Installers; and others, including those drafting construction specifications.

Program Schedule

8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Program Start

12:45 p.m. Program End

About the Presenter

Henri Fennell, CSI/CDT
Building Envelope Consultant
HC Fennell Consulting, LLC – North Thetford, VT

Henri Fennell is a building envelope specialist and architect from North Thetford, VT with forty-five years of experience in energy conservation design, manufactured products, and services. His work with polyurethane foam began during the energy crisis of the 1970s.  His experience has included being a practicing architect, managing a contracting business, a building envelope consultant, and a remediation and commissioning consultant. Major projects include the Guggenheim Museum and Grande Hotel condominium complex ice dam remediation projects in the northeast. He has designed several new micro-load buildings, including a cutting-edge net-zero energy research structure in Antarctica, and performed large contracts including the largest frozen-earth retaining installation for the Big Dig.

Henri has four energy-related U.S. patents, and has contributed to ASTM standards, ASHRAE Journal, trade organizations, and is often cited in articles related to energy conservation and building performance.

Continuing Education Units

AIAApproved 3.5 LU/HSU (Course #8.2019.25)
BPIApproved for 1 CEU (Course #13290)
CEO/TPIApproved for 4 Hours (indoor ventilation and energy in both commercial and residential)
Energy - Certified Energy Auditors Use BPI Approval
Approved for 1 CEU (Course #13290)
Radon ProfessionalsApproved for 2 CEU's
USGBCUSGBC members can self-report “live presentation credit hours” for attendance at the program".
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