Continuing Education

Thermal Steel Bridging Quantification and Solutions in Steel-Framed Structures [C6]

This presentation summarizes research efforts at Northeastern University focusing on experimental tests and thermal analyses of composite fiber-reinforced polymer thermal shim plies within steel connections such as shelf angles, roof posts, and canopy beams. Topics covered include quantifying the structural performance of thermal break solutions using these polymer shims, quantifying the typical magnitude of thermal loss reduction, identifying which conditions of thermal bridging represent significant energy loss that should be mitigated or avoided, and addressing creep in thermoplastic shim elements.

Intended Audience: Architects, Detailers, Engineers, Erectors, Fabricators

  • Date: 4/3/2019 - 4/5/2019
  • PDH Credits: 0


Jerome Hajjar, PE, PhD ; Kara D. Peterman, PhD ; Mark D. Webster, PE, SECB, LEED AP BD+C ; James D'Aloisio, PE, SECB, LEED AP

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