Live Course: Building Envelope Design: Understanding Codes, Best Practices, and Tie-in Detailing

Learn more about the building envelope: one of the most crucial, and complicated, elements that can determine how a project will perform.


The building envelope functions as a system to help reduce energy use, improve indoor air quality, and ensure the longevity of the building by preventing moisture damage.

This session will examine the three systems that make up the building envelope—below grade, above grade, and roof—by exploring the material options and code requirements for waterproofing, insulation, vapor barriers, and more. Then, attendees will learn best practices and considerations for tying these systems together, including understanding chemical compatibility issues, how to specify materials that work together, and how to ensure proper overlaps for long-term performance.

Date: September 19th, 2019 at 12 noon ET.

To Register, click Add to Cart. On the day of the event, log in, click My AIAU and choose My Courses to locate the live course.

This course is sponsored by Carlisle.

Learning objectives

  • Gain an understanding on building and energy code requirements as they relate to the building envelope
  • Explore material and installation best practices for below grade waterproofing, above grade walls and roofing systems
  • Address myths and common misconceptions involving certain building envelope components
  • Analyze best practices for tie-in design and installation
User rating:
No votes yet
$0 non-member
$0 member
1.00 LU
  • RIBA


  • Chris Kann

    Building Envelope Designer | Carlisle Construction Materials

    Chris Kann has been employed at Carlisle Construction Materials since 2010. He graduated from The...

Course details

Contents: Live course, evaluation

Duration: 1:00