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July 23, 2012 7:00 AM CDT

Masonry Cavity Wall Design webinar

Presented by Dow Building Solutions


Masonry Cavity Wall Design will be held July 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM CDT.

Masonry Cavity Wall Design will be held July 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM CDT.
The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will host Masonry Cavity Wall Design, presented by Dow Building Solutions, on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at 10:00 AM CDT.

This free program will provide the design and contractor community with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions when specifying a simple solution for exceptional long-term thermal insulating performance and excellent air/vapor barrier capability in brick and block walls.
  • Two well-known, trusted and proven products come together — STYROFOAM™ CAVITYMATE™ Ultra and GREAT STUFF PRO™ Gaps & Cracks — to form the Ultra Air Barrier Wall System
  • Delivers one solution for continuous insulation and air/vapor barrier
  • Meets code for continuous insulation AND air barrier
  • ASTM E2357 — air leakage testing
  • Approved air barrier assembly by ABAA
  • Simple to detail for easy, yet high quality, field installation
    • Maximum effective thermal performance (R5.6/inch); back by 50 year thermal warranty
    • Outperforms in high moisture cavity wall applications
Learning Objectives:
  • Understanding of the design history and background of block cavity walls
  • Understanding of the cavity wall environment and the importance of how wall design affects moisture, air and energy within the wall system
  • Understanding of how a simple wall design controls air, moisture and energy loss
  • Understanding of how to properly install the components of this simple wall design
  • Understanding of building code requirements as it relates to mass walls
  • Overview of how wall design affects LEED credits
The webinar will be presented by Dan Tempas, Sr. Building Scientist. Dan Tempas is a graduate of The University of Illinois with a degree in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Nuclear Engineering. He is currently a HERS rater and sits on the RESNET Training Committee. He has worked for The Dow Chemical Company in the various research, product development, and service capacities in the Building Solution’s Business for 28 years and is currently a senior development engineer. Tempas also worked in Dow’s Computer Research group where he handled 3D computer graphics, digital video and computer based training. He is LEED Green Associate and has also been a member of ASTM, EIMA and BTECC.

Mason contractors registered for Masonry Certification will receive 1.50 credit in the masonry products discipline upon completion of this course.

Register for Masonry Cavity Wall Design. Registration is free for all attendees.

Visit for a full schedule of MCAA’s Live Webinar Series.

About the Author

Jan McKinnon is the Senior Communications Manager for Dow Building Solutions.


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