Wall assembly designed to boost insulation using traditional techniques
As builders look for ways to meet continuous insulation requirements using traditional building techniques, the Extended Plate & Beam system offers an easy-to-use alternative.
The new wall assembly is a result of collaboration byDuPont, Owens Corning and Home Innovations Research Laboratory (HIRL). This new wall system, known as the Extended Plate and Beam (EPB) features innovative framing techniques and use of Owens Corning exterior rigid foam coupled with DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap weatherization products.
At the 2016 International Builders' Show, Laura Dwyer, manager of the DuPont Building Knowledge Center, reviewed the design and features of the Extended Plate and Beam System.
Dwyer said the EPB wall assembly will deliver outstanding air, water and thermal management and an R-value of 23. This wall assembly is ideal for builders striving to provide customers with the highest level of energy efficiency.
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