Building Envelope

2018 HPC National Conference Session

Best Practices for Avoiding Problems in Spray Foam Installations

Tuesday, April 24
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Franklin 2 (4th Floor)
CEUs: BPI, InterNachi, NARI, ASHI

This session introduces the most common causes of material and IAQ problems in spray foam installations and presents newly developed methods for assuring a quality installation. In addition to an overview of the procedure for selecting the proper product(s) and a qualified installer for a foam installation, it emphasizes the importance of addressing site protection and quality control during the installation. Learn how to perform simple on-site tests which verify product quality. Case studies demonstrate what to look for in properly processed foam installations and how foam quality problems can be repaired during the installation.

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Henri C. Fennell

HC Fennell Consulting, LLC

Henri Fennell is a building envelope specialist and architect with forty five years of experience in energy conservation design, manufactured products, and services. His work with polyurethane foam began during the energy crisis of the 1970s.
His experience has included practicing architect and building envelope remediation and commissioning consultant. Major historic projects include the Guggenheim Museum. He has designed several new micro-load buildings, including a cutting-edge net-zero energy research structure in Antarctica.
He has four energy-related U.S. patents, and has contributed to ASTM standards, ASHRAE Journal, and is often cited in articles related to energy conservation and building performance.


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