Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 IIBEC CEH; 0.1 IACET CEU
A majority of buildings in commercial roofing are designed to have minimal roof slopes or roofs that are even built flat. This introduces a myriad of service life issues if bulk water is not directed off of the roof. Tapered insulation systems add positive drainage to manage water flow, prevent water infiltration, as well as insulate buildings at the roof level.
- Assess the purpose of a tapered insulation system and how it works.
- Develop a basic comprehension of tapered polyisocyanurate insulation panels and how they affect roof performance: design options, crickets.
- Identify design intent and what key questions to answer when designing a tapered insulation design.
- Recognize how IECC codes affect tapered insulation systems.