About Tyler Simpson

Manager of Technical Services & Building Science (Canada)

The Building Science Behind: How Exterior Continuous Insulation (ci) Can Help to Manage Condensation in Above Grade Wall Assemblies

Adding exterior continuous insulation such as, Halo® Exterra®, to an above grade wall assembly helps to keep the air behind the foam board insulation at a higher temperature. The benefit of air at a higher temperature means it can hold more moisture. This attribute is clearly illustrated when reviewing various air temperatures and the [...]

By |July 16th, 2022|Concepts, Details|Comments Off on The Building Science Behind: How Exterior Continuous Insulation (ci) Can Help to Manage Condensation in Above Grade Wall Assemblies

From Proper Detailing to Achieving Effective R24

R24 detail using Logix ICF, Halo Subterra and Halo Exterra Last month our Think with Logix® blog post looked at four transition details at grade for a cold climate. The below and above grade wall assemblies we used as an example essentially resulted in an effective R24 thermal resistance. This got us [...]

By |June 28th, 2022|Concepts, Details|Comments Off on From Proper Detailing to Achieving Effective R24

Transition Details at Grade – Cold Climates

Importance of Detailing Transitions Failures of the building enclosure can occur within a wall, roof, or the foundation, however, more often than not a failure occurs at the transition from one assembly or material to another (i.e. above grade wall to foundation wall or exterior to interior air barrier system). A failure at a [...]

By |May 24th, 2022|Details|Comments Off on Transition Details at Grade – Cold Climates

Why Windows Leak and How to Control Water Ingress Effectively — Part 2

In our previous post, we’ve discussed the challenges of traditional window design; namely, that windows fail at some point and it’s important to design a window system that manages water between the window to wall interface. Now, in our follow-up article, we’ll shed light on some simple techniques that can help you water-proof window [...]

By |April 26th, 2022|Commercial, Residential|Comments Off on Why Windows Leak and How to Control Water Ingress Effectively — Part 2

Why Windows Leak and How to Control Water Ingress Effectively — Part 1

Windows and the window-wall interface are significant contributors to water problems in residential buildings. But to eliminate the issue, the architectural community must move past the debate of whether a window will leak; as it almost always will. Instead, the focus should be on strategies to manage water leakage between the window and wall [...]

By |March 23rd, 2022|Commercial, Residential|Comments Off on Why Windows Leak and How to Control Water Ingress Effectively — Part 1
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