The Woodlands, Texas -- A new online course for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) reveals best practices for utilising spray polyurethane foam (SPF) in building design and construction.
Developed by Huntsman's Polyurethanes division, the free course covers SPF basics and outlines the differences between open and closed cell SPF, as well as the benefits each method provides.
After completing the online course, Huntsman says participants should be able to:
• Explain the advantages of specifying SPF systems for interior and exterior insulation applications;
• Compare the advantages of SPF as an air barrier to other air barrier products; and
• Define components and applications of SPF systems.
"Huntsman Polyurethanes is proud to offer an online AIA-certified continuing education course for architects and builders," said Monica Karamagi, regional marketing and industry affairs manager, Huntsman Polyurethanes, in a company statement.
"We know that having spray foam specified early in the design phase of a building is a key to its growth in the industry. We are very pleased to advance the understanding and use of the product. Having the course available online makes it much easier to access, and allows participants to take it based on their own schedules.
The course offers one continuing education (CE) credit for AIA members and is currently available on the Ron Blank & Associates' website (www.RonBlank.com). Participants must pass a test at the end of the programme to gain the credit.
For more information, call 001 281 719 4602 or email [email protected]