ONLINE EDUCATION COURSES


The BASF Online Campus provides easy, convenient access, 24/7, to training for construction professionals, including courses that meet state licensing board continuing education requirements and help you fulfill professional development hours (PDHs). Upon completion, a certificate is placed in your account and your results reported (where required) to the appropriate board. Register to begin by clicking here.



Spray Polyurethane Foam Air Barriers


Sustainable design includes the informed selection of materials and products to reduce product-cycle environmental impacts, improve performance, and optimize occupant health and comfort. This course on Spray Polyurethane Foam Barriers lays out the essential information for constructing a superior, cost-effective building enclosure system - that is, the layer of materials that separates the interior environment from the exterior environment in such a way as to avoid creating moisture-related problems. You'll review the four barriers that comprise a weather barrier system, known in the trade as HAMM:


Sustainable Design: Eco-efficiency of Roofing Insulation Systems


This 1-hour interactive online course explores several popular roofing insulation systems - Expanded polystyrene (EPS), Polyisocyanurate (Polyiso), Extruded polystyrene (XPS), and Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) - and discusses the influences each one has on sustainable design.


It is divided into the following sections:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Insulation Systems
  • Technical Aspects
  • Environmental and Economic Aspects
  • Appendix

The course begins with an introduction to sustainable development, compares different plastic insulation systems, then follows up with some technical points on each system. Lastly, eco-efficiency analysis is explained and the environmental and economic aspects of each system are discussed.


This course is Registered with the AIA (Reg # RV940, HSW, SD).

AIA/CES CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS


BASF is a registered AIA/CES Passport Provider, offering AIA/CES Continuing Education Programs qualifying for Sustainable Design (SD) and Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) credits. The programs allow participants to earn from 1.0 to 2.0 learning units (LU) toward their continuing education requirements. If you would like to request more information, please CLICK HERE.


The following is a brief overview of the current programs:


BPFE01 - Working with Cities to Fight Climate Change - 1 LU


Program Overview: A review of building energy consumption, heat island effect, spray-applied polyurethane foam, and the potential to enhance building energy performance.


Learning Objectives: After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the elements of building energy consumption and the ramifications of Heat Island Effect
  • Describe the material performance and sustainable attributes of Spray-Applied Polyurethane Foam/SPF
  • Describe the initial and long term cost benefits of SPF application
  • Identify potential for SPF in wall and roof insulation applications

BPFE02 - Air Barrier System Basics - 1.25 LU


Program Overview: A review of building air barrier system requirements and their contribution to the building enclosure system.


Learning Objectives: After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of including an air barrier in a building enclosure system
  • Describe the four barriers needed to protect a building against the effects of weather
  • Explain how properly designed and installed building enclosure systems, which include air barrier systems, work
  • Describe several different types of air barrier system materials

BPFE03 - Coated Foam Roofing Systems - 1 LU


Program Overview: A review of spray polyurethane coated foam roofing systems development, detailing, environmental performance, and contribution to reducing building energy consumption.


Learning Objectives: After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recent application developments of coated foam roofing systems
  • Explain the construction detailing benefits of a spray polyurethane roofing installation
  • Describe the performance attributes exhibited in coated foam roofs
  • Identify the environmental and building sustainable contributions of coated foam roofing systems

BPFE04 - Polyurethane Eco Efficiency Analysis - 2 LU


Program Overview: A review of eco efficiency analysis methodology applied to polyurethane applications for commercial and residential insulation, roofing, and insulated residential wall systems.


Learning Objectives: After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the differences between eco efficiency analysis and life cycle assessment
  • Identify the environmental impacts and costs for different commercial and residential insulating systems
  • Identify the eco efficiency of different commercial foam roofing systems
  • Identify the environmental impacts and costs for different insulated residential wall systems

BASF-SPF05 - Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) for Residential Construction and Code Compliance - 1.5 LU


Program Overview: This course will cover the proper uses and construction applications for spray polyurethane foam (SPF). Participants will understand this after learning the different properties of each type of spray foam, how they meet code compliance and the benefits of using SPF.


Learning Objectives: After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the different types of spray polyurethane foams (SPF) used in residential construction. Identify the different physical / performance properties of open- and closed-cell SPF materials.
  • Describe the requirements of foam plastics within the building codes and show how these products meet compliance, for construction and safety practices
  • Identify the various areas of the residential building envelope where SPF is best used and discuss the preferred type of SPF for each area
  • Distinguish the features and benefits of using spray polyurethane foam for residential construction, including sustainable attributes and compliance with more stringent energy efficiency requirements


BASF-SPF06 - Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Basics - 1 LU


Program Overview: This course will cover the process of producing closed cell spray polyurethane foam (ccSPF) for construction applications, including uses in the commercial air barrier market and several other commercial uses of closed cell spray foam.


Learning Objectives: After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the process in producing closed-cell polyurethane foam
  • Discuss some basic questions regarding the application of closed-cell polyurethane foam which include personnel and site safety
  • Describe its use in commercial market as an air barrier including code compliance
  • Review other commercial applications of closed cell polyurethane foam


BASF-SPF07 - Roofing Market Trends - Advantages of Fleece membranes, Urethane adhesives, and Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation - 1 LU


Program Overview: This course will cover the history as well as proper uses for Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF), SPF adhesive, and Fleece membrane in construction markets. There will also be an in-depth look at proper installation techniques and system performance.


Learning Objectives: After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the application developments of Fleece backed EPDM/spray polyurethane foam insulation roofing systems
  • Explain the construction detailing benefits of a Fleece backed EPDM/ spray polyurethane foam roofing installation
  • Describe the performance attributes and application parameters of Fleece backed EPDM spray polyurethane foam roofs
  • Identify the environmental and building sustainable contributions of Fleece backed EPDM/spray polyurethane foam roofing systems

For additional information or to schedule a program presentation with a BASF representative, please contact us at (888) 900-FOAM (3626).

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