BPC head trainer, Chris Clay, traveled to New Mexico in mid-November and worked with the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority to provide dense pack insulation training for the Central New Mexico Housing Authority.
The trainees spent the first 1/2 of day 1 in the classroom hearing and seeing how and why dense pack insulation is an indispensable technique for weatherization. Later that day the crew put their classroom learning to work, first using a density box to adjust their insulation machine, then blowing a wall full of insulation.
Onsite the second day students tackled how to access stucco siding from outside efficiently and effectively. Previously CNMHA had been accessing wall cavities from the inside which at times had prevented complete insulation coverage. Crew leads and inspectors also reviewed combustion testing to ensure tenant safety after all insulation and air sealing work was completed.