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The Use of Polyurethane Foam Technology in Historic

Renovation and Remediation Work


VIII. Conclusion

These case studies are just a few of the many examples of how polyurethane foams can be used in historic buildings.  Numerous projects completed in collaboration with Architects, Engineers, and Building Science experts demonstrate that polyurethane foams are both appropriate and effective.  The versatility and performance advantages of this material allow experienced polyurethane foam contractors, knowledgeable in both building science and the use of polyurethane technology, to provide the specific application and equipment capabilities necessary to solve almost any building envelope problem. 

Henri C. Fennell is the President of Building Envelope Solution, Inc. (formerly H.C. Fennell, Inc.) DBA FOAM-TECH, North Thetford, Vermont, USA.

 Author of: 

Case study - Ice dam remediation for Northeast Ski-Area Condominiums, DOE, ASHRAE, ORNL Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VII (1998).

Thermographic inspection and quality assurance of energy conservation procedures for electric buses,  SPIE - Thermosense XX International Symposium on Aerospace/Defense Sensing, Simulation, and Controls (1998).

 Co-author of: 

Infrared thermography as quality control for foamed-in-place insulation, SPIE - Thermosense XI International Symposium on Aerospace/Defense Sensing, Simulation, and Controls, Vol. 1094 (1989).

 Registered AIA Presenter:

American Institute of Architects - AIA/CES Registered Provider Program.