Originally published by the following source: SBC Magazine July 29, 2020
by Molly E. Butz

Screen shot of ABTG steel wall calculator

The ContinuousInsulation.org website has recently released updated versions of the Steel Frame Wall Calculator and Wood Frame Wall Calcuator, both developed by the Applied Building Technology Group. These tools help coordinate thermal insulation energy code compliance and water vapor control building code compliance for a proposed steel frame or wood frame wall assembly on a commercial or residential building.

Both calculators, now at Version 3.0.0, include additional building and energy code options. They also now allow the user to download a PDF of the calculator output, making it easy to email, print or include with other specification documentation.

Compare code and material options for wood or steel-frame wall assemblies using foam sheathing