PHRC Webinars

Slab Insulation: Finding the Right Details [Archive]

9/8/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Brian Wolfgang (Associate Director, PHRC)


Link to Webinar:


Concrete slabs, specifically at slab edges, can be one of the more challenging assemblies to design and construct in the building enclosure. Current energy codes have attempted to address these challenges; however, construction methods have not evolved to the point of full code compliance. This webinar will analyze the implications of slab insulation on building energy consumption and occupant health, identify critical building code requirements that address slabs, and discuss challenges that arise with the design and trade-offs that occur in slab insulation and construction.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the impact that slab insulation has on the overall performance of the building enclosure in residential structures.
  2. Identify critical building code requirements that dictate the design and construction of concrete slab assemblies.
  3. Analyze the effect that structural requirements related to occupant safety have on the energy efficiency of slab edges.
  4. Realize the implications of specific design choices related to concrete slabs on the comfort and health of building occupants.


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

Credit Hours

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

Tags: Foundations



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