PHRC Webinars

Double-Stud Wall Framing [Archive]

10/26/2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Instructor: Darrin Wright (High-Performance Housing Specialist, PHRC)


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With the increasing push for more energy-efficient homes, one method for increasing the R-value is advanced framing of exterior wall assemblies. Double-stud framed walls are a low tech and relatively easy assembly to complete, but they can create a marked increase in the overall performance of an exterior wall assembly. Some potential benefits of a double-stud wall assembly are improved thermal performance, reduced sound transfer, and an increased R-value over using traditional insulation methods and products. However, while double-stud wall assemblies offer numerous benefits, they also require a few additional considerations during the construction process to ensure proper moisture management and overall structural integrity.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the components of a double-stud wall assembly.
  2. Determine how a double-stud framed wall can allow for increasing R-values, decreasing air permeability, and lowering of exterior noise pollution.
  3. Identify and compare the benefits and drawbacks of double-stud walls versus other common wall framing systems.
  4. Examine the potential risks within a double-stud wall assembly if improperly designed.


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credit in live webinar

Credit Hours

Live Webinar: 1.0 PA L&I Contact Hour, 1.0 PA PDH for engineers, 1.0 AIA LU|HSW, 1.0 ICC Contact Hour (0.1 CEU), 1.0 NARI hour/CEU

Tags: Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements



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