Brick Veneer with XPS Ultra Continuous Insulation & CMU Backup







 Interior Finish (vapor permeable)--
 CMU (8", Medium Weight, Partially Grouted)*- -
 Fluid Applied Air/Water/Vapor Barrier**CarlisleBarritech NP
 Continuous Insulation**Dow2 1/8" Cavitymate Ultra XPS
 Masonry TiesHeckmann

Hook & Ladder Reinforcement
(Stainless Steel)

 Brick Veneer**--

* For a fire rating change CMU to UL rated CMU.

** Product recommendations are based on Type I-IV construction requiring NFPA 285 assembly acceptance criteria compliance per IBC Sections 1403.5 & 2603.5.5.

*** Note that specific conditions are required at the head detail of fenestration openings to maintain NFPA 285 compliance.

Assembly Performance:

(proposed clear wall U-Factor is approximately 21% better than code and has a 96% thermal effectiveness)

 Clear Wall

Code Minimum
(IECC 2015 - Mass Wall)


Design R-Value:R-11.4ciR-14ci
Total R-Value:N/AR-18.09
Effective R-Value:bN/AR-17.02
Design U-Factor: aU-0.064U-0.059
Effective U-Factor: bN/AU-0.059
Assembly Air Permeability0.04 cfm/ft2 @75Pa0.0072 cfm/ft2 @75Pa

Clear wall U-Factor is based on materials noted above and is calculated per IECC 2015 & ASHRAE 90.1-2013 Appendix A.

Clear wall effective thermal performance is based on materials noted above, manufacturer literature and industry studies on the thermal performance of facades.


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