PHRC Webinars

Walls That Work

10/27/2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Instructor: Dwight Stone (Building Enclosure Specialist, Johns Manville)


Link to Webinar:


This webinar provides an overview of the effects of temperature, air, and water on exterior walls. It discusses how temperature differentials influence airflow through wall assemblies and how humidity and dew point affect individual material and overall system performance. The webinar concludes with an overview of acoustic and fire performance requirements for exterior walls.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the basic concepts of building envelope science and wall design.
  2. Describe the challenges that prevent optimal performance of walls.
  3. Explain how to overcome the challenges associated with the movement of heat, air, and water through walls.
  4. Review fire performance and acoustic properties of exterior wall systems and materials.


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, 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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