Rockweiler Insulation recently had the opportunity to host a free regional training in conjunction with HPIP (High Performance Insulation Professionals) for insulators and other construction professionals. Attendees learned the best techniques to achieve grade-one installation standards as well as job safety, building codes, building science, and more. It was a great opportunity for our entire organization to spend two days together brushing up on our insulation knowledge.
This two-day training was a combination of classroom sessions and hands-on training. All the major insulation manufacturers provided valuable instruction on a variety of topics including How Insulation Works, Understanding Air Leakage & Sealing, The Evolution of Building Codes and Building Science, and more. Local guest speakers included Jeff Grundahl of Brio Design Homes and Vive Home Transformations, and John Crook, a building inspector from the City of Fitchburg. They provided excellent perspectives on the relationship between insulation contractors and their builders and building inspectors.
After a day in the classroom the learning continued on day two at a jobsite. The day began with the most important topic – jobsite safety, and included a walk-through to point out any potential hazards installers may encounter. That was followed by a demonstration of blowing machine operation and maintenance from CertainTeed Machine Works. Then the attendees divided into groups and went through stations for hands-on demonstrations of Owens Corning ProPink Complete, Knauf Insulation EcoSeal+, CertainTeed MemBrain & Fiberglass batts, and Johns Manville Spider Plus applications. Following the training each attendee took an exam and those who passed received a high-performance certification.
Thank you to HPIP and all the manufacturer and community partners for contributing to this training in support of building excellence and energy efficiency!