Insulation Handbook

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Plan, implement, and troubleshoot any type of insulation application
Invaluable to anyone who wants an in-depth understanding of thermal insulation

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Plan, implement, and troubleshoot any type of insulation application

Invaluable to anyone who wants an in-depth understanding of thermal insulation, Insulation Handbook, by Richard T. Bynum and Daniel L. Rubino, is a thorough guide to all the important methods, materials, and concepts associated with it, along with sound problem-solving advice. You’ll slash construction time and costs while maximizing energy efficiency with this “A-Z” overview of residential installation. The authors, experts with hands-on construction and design experience, provide the rock-solid help you need to:

Evaluate the pros and cons of today’s most commonly used materials — including loose fill, batts, blankets, spray-on, and boards – as well as cutting-edge technologies still under development
Decide upon the best insulation strategy
Work within the framework of codes, standards, and regulations
Achieve optimum thermal comfort in any home
Understand innovative insulation systems such as ICFs (insulated concrete formwork), SIPs (structured insulated panels) and drainable-type EIFs
Prevent damages caused by moisture accumulation
Solve the problems presented by asbestos and other dangerous materials
Obtain information from manufacturers and suppliers
More!

 

Table of contents

A Brief History of Thermal Insulation. Thermal Comfort. Insulation Fundamentals and Principles. Vapor and Air Retarders. Insulation Applications and Comparisons. Building Codes, Associated Standards, and Regulations. Loose-Fill Insulation. Blankets: Batts and Rolls. Sprayed-in-Place Insulation. Foamed-in-Place Insulation. Rigid Board Insulation. Radiant Barriers and Reflective Insulation Systems. Earth. Coatings. Integrated Insulation Systems. Historical Insulation Products. Future Insulation Products and Technologies Appendix A. Miscellaneous Figures and Tables Appendix B. Directory of Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Associations Appendix C. Directory of Historical Insulation Products

 

Author comments

Richard T. Bynum, Jr., is founder and principal of Bynum Architecture in Greer, South Carolina, and the co-author of McGraw-Hill’s Handbook of Alternative Materials in Residential Construction and Architect’s Planner 2000. Mr. Bynum earned his Master of Architecture Degree from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University. He is a registered architect, a member of the AIA, and over 20 of his articles have appeared in architectural publications.

 

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Invaluable to anyone who wants an in-depth understanding of thermal insulation, here is complete coverage of all the important methods, materials, and concepts along with sound problem-solving advice.

All you’ll ever need to know about insulation

Slash construction time and costs while maximizing energy efficiency with this “A-Z” overview of residential installation. Indispensable for builders, architects, and homeowners, this guide will help you plan, implement, troubleshoot, and thoroughly understand any type of insulation application.

Written by two expert authors with hands-on construction and design experience, Insulation Handbook offers help with:

*Evaluating the pros and cons of today’s most commonly used materials — including loose fill, batts, blankets, spray-on, and boards – as well as cutting-edge technologies still under development
*Deciding upon the best insulation strategy
*Codes, standards, and regulations
*Achieving optimum thermal comfort in any home
*Understanding innovative insulation systems such as ICFs (insulatied concrete formwork), SIPs (structured insulated panels) and drainable-type EIFs
*Preventing damages caused by moisture accumulation
*Solving the problems presented by asbestos and other dangerous materials
*Obtaining information from manufacturers and suppliers
*Exploring thermal insulation materials of the past, present, and future