This webinar is part of the Metal Architecture Academy.
The buildings of today must satisfy a supreme standard; they are called upon to achieve high performance: to be resilient, healthy, and energy efficient. Building science has given us a focused modern design emphasis on the building envelope in response to the movement of thermal, air, water, and vapor conditions. These demands elicit dramatic changes to building envelope designs and the components used within. This course will examine the benefits of insulated metal panels and how advancements in IMP systems provide a safe and economical edge when it comes to the protective “4+” barrier concept, meeting the demands of long-lasting high-performing buildings, energy efficiency, and occupant comfort combined with versatile aesthetic options.
- Describe how the featured projects incorporated insulated metal panels to achieve a high level of thermal and moisture protection, including ways in which increased insulation and reduced air leakage delivered by an IMP ensure a protected building envelope that is built for long-term success.
- Discuss the numerous performance benefits of IMPs, which are designed as a factory-manufactured system to deliver a water, vapor, air and thermal barrier within one panel that can be installed all at one time.
- Explain the importance of correct fastening and sealing of IMP systems in order to maintain impermeability to the elements.
- Discuss how IMPs support a comfortable interior for occupants without thermal energy loss and moisture penetration.