Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Ready to learn more about the different insulation types, or maybe roofing and below-grade insulation choices? We offer multiple courses, both in-person (where we can bring these courses to you, or you can come to our state of the art manufacturing facilities) and virtually (read or watch the content here and then take a short quiz to demonstrate you read the content thoroughly).

Insulfoam Provider Number: K 031

Insulfoam AIA Education Courses

Contact us to schedule a course or click the “Available On-demand” link to take the course now*

RE–ROOF AND RECOVER WITH EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE

BETTER, FASTER, AND MORE COST-EFFECTIVE HYBRID INSULATION SOLUTIONS

AIA Course No: K1807HD
Credit Offer: (1) AIA LU/ELECTIVE; 1 AIBD P-CE

  • Analyze the key physical properties of the different EPS products used in roofing applications;
  • Compare the economic advantages of using EPS in different roofing applications to alternative insulations options;
  •  Explain the features and benefits of different EPS products including: standard, faced, composites and to which roofing applications they are used; and
  •  Identify what components to consider when preparing a specification for EPS vs another insulation product in a roofing application.

AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE – THE SUSTAINABLE INSULATION SOLUTION

Course No: EPS 103/103od
Credit Offer: (1) LU HSW SD

  • Learn about the environmental features and benefits of EPS insulation including recyclability, LEED, thermal performance, energy efficiency, global warming reduction and mold resistance
  • Understanding ASTM C578, Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation
  • Understanding key physical properties of EPS:  R-value,  Compressive Strength, and Moisture Absorption
  • Understand the different applications of EPS – Roofing, Wall, Below Grade, Below Slab, Geofoam, Lightweight Void Fill and SIPs

AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

AN OBJECTIVE COMPARISON OF RIGID POLYSTYRENE INSULATIONS – EPS AND XPS (ON-DEMAND ONLY)

Course No: EPS 104od
Credit Offer: (1) LU HSW SD 

  • Define and understand the similarities and differences between how Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) are manufactured
  • Learn about the environmental features and benefits of polystyrene insulation including recyclability, LEED, thermal performance, energy efficiency, reducing global warming and mold resistance
  • Understanding ASTM C578: Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation Review physical property data of both EPS and XPS: Compressive Strength, Long Term Moisture Retention and Sustainable R-Value

AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE – THE ECONOMICAL CHOICE FOR ROOFING INSULATION – NEW AND RETROFIT CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS

Course No: EPS 105/105od
Credit Offer: (1) LU HSW SD

  • Define and understand how Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is manufactured
  • Understand the environmental features and benefits of EPS insulation including recyclability, LEED, thermal performance, and energy efficiency.
  • Understanding key physical properties of the different EPS products used in Roofing applications.
  • Understand the features and benefits of the different EPS products: standard, faced, and composites and which roofing applications they are used in.
  • Understand the economic advantages when using EPS in different roofing applications than other insulations. Case Study examples sited. Understand what key components to consider when preparing  a specification for EPS vs another insulation product in a roofing application: R-Value, Compressive Strength, Codes, Product Performance, Labor Costs, LEED and Sustainability, Product Availability and Warranty.

AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

HIGH PERFORMANCE BELOW-GRADE BUILDING INSULATION

Course No: EPS 106/106od
Credit Offer: (1) LU HSW SD

  • Understand what is Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) insulation and how it is made
  • Identify when EPS is specified in relation to energy and building codes through real life projects
  • Compare EPS insulation’s long-term performance with other insulation products through research studies.
  • Design EPS into engineered below-grade applications to provide long-term stable thermal efficiency.
  • Learn how EPS Geofoam can be used as commercial or residential structural fill through real-life projects.

AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

GRAPHITE POLYSTYRENE (GPS) RIGID INSULATION – HIGH PERFORMANCE THERMAL INNOVATION

Course No: EPS 108/108od
Credit Offer: (1) LU HSW SD

  • Explain the basic chemistry of Graphite enhanced Polystyrene (GPS) rigid insulation and how that contributes to occupant comfort.
  • Understand the benefits of GPS compared to other rigid insulation materials.
  • Discuss how the moisture management properties of GPS contribute toward the drying strategy of the wall.
  • Explain suitable applications for GPS insulation.

AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND