Live Education
Live Education

Within the United States and Canada, PIMA offers its educational courses as live presentations either in-person or via webinar. PIMA experts are frequent presenters at events attended by architects, designers, consultants and code officials. The presentations listed below offer excellent opportunities for firms and associations to offer continuing education credits to employees and members. For more information or to schedule a live presentation, use the Contact Us page.

The following courses are available:

Exterior Wall Fire Performance with Polyiso CI for Types I-IV Construction

As the use of continuous insulation for exterior walls on commercial buildings continues to increase, industry professionals should be familiar with the fire safety requirements that apply to exterior wall construction. This course provides an overview of the fire performance of polyisocyanurate continuous insulation, introduces the large-scale fire testing requirements (NFPA 285) that apply to certain wall assemblies, and explains the International Building Code provisions applicable to exterior walls.

This course is accredited by AIA for 1 LU|HSW and by ICC for 0.10 CEUs. Submit request for a live presentation here.


Polyiso CI for Code-Compliant Walls in Type V and Residential Construction

Continuous insulation is part of building standards and state and energy codes due to its ability to reduce thermal bridging and its associated heat loss and energy consumption. This course looks at the use of polyisocyanurate as a continuous insulation in Type V and residential construction, and its use as a multifunctional envelope component—air barrier, weather-resistive barrier and vapor retarder—by reviewing code requirements for the building envelope.

This course is accredited by AIA for 1 LU|HSW and by ICC for 0.15 CEUs. Submit request for a live presentation here.


Polyiso CI for Code-Compliant Walls in Types I-IV Construction

There are a multitude of building envelope products used, and a variety of methods taken, for achieving energy and building code requirements. Understanding the different roles, a product plays in the envelope simplifies its design. In this course we’ll take a look at: the code requirements for buildings classified as IBC Type I-IV, paths to achieving compliance and the number of roles polyisocyanurate insulation plays in meeting these requirements.

This course is accredited by AIA for 1 LU|HSW and by ICC for 0.15 CEUs. Submit request for a live presentation here


Reroofing Commercial Buildings: IECC Requirements

Roofing is one of the most common renovation projects. Retrofit construction provides vast opportunities in terms of improving the energy efficiency of the built environment. This course reviews the code requirements pertaining to commercial reroofing, including a discussion of the impacts of retrofit construction on energy efficiency.

This course is accredited by AIA for 1 LU|HSW and by ICC for 0.10 CEUs. Submit request for a live presentation here