Building Science Fundamentals with Building Science Corporation, 4 Live Virtual Sessions, June 13, 15, 20 & 22

  • 13 June 2023
  • Event Host : Building Science Corporation
Building Science Fundamentals, Building Science Corporation
Event Description

Building Science Fundamentals is a live virtual seminar that teaches the basic knowledge needed to design and build durable, energy-efficient, affordable, and healthy buildings. Our past registrants have benefitted tremendously from the interactive sessions with Dr. Lstiburek where questions are encouraged. Because of that, we limit attendance to 50 or so. Each $595.00 series consists of 4 afternoons of instruction. Upon completion of the seminar, members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will receive 16 LU|HSW posted directly to the AIA Provider website. The sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • AVAILABLE: June 13, 15, 20, and 22
  • AVAILABLE: Sept 12, 14, 19 and 21

The time for the sessions will be from 1:00-5:00 pm EST.

Dr. Joseph Lstiburek will discuss building science principles (such as the control of heat, air, and moisture and IAQ) and show you how to apply them to low-energy enclosure design, advanced HVAC systems, forensic investigations, and the repair and retrofit of existing buildings.

The Fundamentals class has been attended by thousands of builders, architects, engineers, building science consultants, building code officials, facility managers, building product manufacturers, and government officials.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Building Science Corporation
  • Agenda
    • Session One:

      Environmental Separation
      Definition of a Building
      The Effect of Climate
      The Perfect Wall
      The Water Molecule
      Relative Humidity and Vapor Pressure
      Air Flow and Vapor Diffusion

      Session Two:

      The Myth of the Dew Point
      Roofs Vented and Unvented
      Ice Dams
      Crawlspaces Vented and Unvented
      Slabs and Flooring

      Session Three:

      Stucco Failures
      Pressure and IAQ
      Buildings as 3-D Airflow Networks
      Controlling Pressures and Pathways
      Stack Effect and Compartmentalization
      Part Load and Humidity Control
      Central Systems vs. Distributed Systems

      Session Four:

      Mass Buildings
      Freeze Thaw
      Interior Foundation Retrofits
      Historic Building Limitations
      Frame Buildings
      Deep Energy Retrofits
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Dr. Joseph Lstiburek
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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