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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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SOPREMA is pleased to invite you to the third National Tech Series : Science, Technology and Innovation in Toronto (Ontario).

Seize this unique opportunity to learn from our experts! Spend a moment with us to hear about insulation and building science.

The presentations contain technical information qualifying for 2 RCI Continuing Education Hours.

*A lunch will be served.


by JEAN-FRANÇOIS CÔTÉ, Director, Standards and Scientific Affairs at SOPREMA

The thermal performance of building enclosures has always been a primary focus for building designers and owners. Today’s requirements in applicable codes do not specify which type of thermal insulation should be used; rather, they indicate minimum performance requirements based on “effective R-values” or “U-values”.

The designer’s selection of insulation materials for exterior wall assemblies is a critical step in ensuring the adequate thermal performance of buildings. Different insulation types may be used, but even more importantly, the choice of cladding and its attachment method will have a significant impact on thermal bridging and overall thermal performance.

A combination of thermal insulation types can be a smart option to provide increased thermal performance while maintaining ease of installation and reasonable cost.

by VINCENT BOISVERT Director of SOPREMA’s Technical Group

All materials have a coefficient of thermal expansion that dictates how much they will expand and contract when the temperature changes. Materials can be tested for dimensional stability, which will indicate the level of permanent deformation they will exhibit after exposure to extreme temperatures. This presentation will review the behaviour of roof insulation when exposed to thermal cycles in conventional roof assemblies.

 If poor dimensional stability causes insulation boards to shrink, gaps will be created. What is the impact of these gaps on the thermal performance of the roof? This instability is often transferred to the roof membrane assembly. Will this affect the durability and integrity of the roofing system?

The impact of the type of insulation, membrane, and protection board—as well as their attachment methods—was investigated by exposing roofing system mockups to temperature cycles in a climate chamber. These tests could replicate roof system creasing and ridging as observed in the field. Hypotheses regarding the causes of these issues will be discussed.

By PETER SERINO, Sales Manager - Toronto 

Did you know that SOPREMA offers five innovative insulation technologies: polyisocyanurate in walls and roofs, spray-applied polyurethane foam, extruded polystyrene, cellulose, and mineral fibres? Find out more about our latest products and technologies. 



How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact your local sales representative at 905-265-8088.

Have questions about SOPREMA Tech Series: Science, Technology and Innovation (Toronto)? Contact SOPREMA

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The Jewel Event Centre
55 Sovereign Court
Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 8M1

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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SOPREMA is an international manufacturer specializing in the production of innovative products for waterproofing, insulation, soundproofing and vegetated solutions the roofing, building envelope and civil engineering sectors. Founded in 1908 in Strasbourg, France, SOPREMA now operates in over 90 countries.

SOPREMA North America employs around 500 people in seven manufacturing facilities and ten technical-sales support offices located throughout Canada, including the Research and Development Centre in Drummondville.

Since beginning operations in Canada in 1978, SOPREMA has manufactured and installed millions of square metres of membranes. Each year, hundreds of building professionals choose SOPREMA for the quality of its products and the comprehensive service of its technical support team.

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