Thermal and Moisture Protection – Module 27203-13

Thermal and Moisture Protection – Module 27203-13

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Module Four (27203-13) covers the selection and installation of various types of insulating materials in walls, floors, and attics. It also covers the uses and installation practices for vapor barriers and waterproofing materials.

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Objectives

Learning Objective 1 – Describe the safety and health hazards when working with insulation.

  • List the personal protective equipment (PPE) that is required when working with insulation.
  • Describe how to safely handle insulation.

Learning Objective 2 – Describe the various types of insulation and their characteristics.

  • Explain how to determine R-value requirements.
  • Describe flexible insulation and list its characteristics.
  • Describe loose-fill insulation and list its characteristics.
  • Describe rigid or semirigid insulation and list its characteristics.
  • Describe reflective insulation and list its characteristics.
  • List miscellaneous types of insulation.

Learning Objective 3 – Describe the various installation methods for insulation.

  • Explain how to install flexible insulation.
  • Explain how to install loose-fill insulation.
  • Explain how to install rigid or semirigid insulation.
  • Explain how to install reflective insulation.

Learning Objective 4 – Identify the requirements for moisture control, waterproofing, and ventilation, and describe the related installation methods.

  • List various methods to control moisture in a structure.
  • Identify methods to waterproof a structure.

Learning Objective 5 – Describe the estimating procedure for thermal and moisture projects.

Performance Tasks

Performance Task 1 (Learning Objective 3) – Install blanket insulation in a wall.

Performance Task 2 (Learning Objective 3) – Install a vapor barrier on a wall.

Performance Task 3 (Learning Objective 4) – Install selected building wraps.

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