Building Science Webinar: Prevent building failures. Improve energy efficiency. Create healthy IAQ. Online August 30, 3:15-5:15 pm

  • 30 August 2022
  • Start time : 03:15 PM
  • End time : 05:15 PM
  • Event Host : Maine Indoor Air Quality Council (MIAQC)
Building Science! Webinar, Maine Indoor Air Quality Council
Event Description

The Building Science webinar will introduce you to the primary physical processes present in all built environments.  The core principles–air flow, moisture flow, pressure, and heat–are the foundation for the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings that are durable, energy-efficient, comfortable, and healthy for the people in them.  Building science drives building code development, building materials selection, building component placement, and construction practice.  Application of building science prevents system failures, creates healthy IAQ, improves energy-efficiency, and aids in the diagnosis and repair of problems when things go wrong.

Remember science lab?  The program presenters, Bill Turner and Erin Gibbs, will not only provide explanations of the basic principles at work in all buildings, they will also provide physical demonstrations of these processes at work.

What you’ll learn:

  • The primary driving forces that impact buildings
  • How air, moisture, pressure and heat can be both good, as well as bad, in buildings
  • Why the stack effect is still a predominant driving force in most building types
  • How decay can be prevented in highly insulated walls
  • Why weather alone does not provide adequate ventilation for a healthy home
  • What is comfort?  The driving forces of conduction, convection, and radiant heat

Who Should Attend:  builders, architects, engineers, code enforcement professionals, home inspectors, real estate professionals, public health professionals, building restoration professionals, lumber yard representatives, and anyone interested in healthy, productive, environmentally-sustainable construction.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Maine Indoor Air Quality Council (MIAQC)
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Erin Gibbs:

      Erin Gibbs is the Training Manager for the National Park Service’s Brick Earth Stone and Timber (BEST) Preservation Program operated by the Historic Preservation Training Center.

      William A. Turner, PE:

      Bill is the president emeritus of Turner Building Science, LLC, and has 30+ years’ experience in dealing with fundamental Building Science, Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality forensic principles.
  • Logistics / Parking
    • This is a virtual presentation.
  • Cost
    • Free for MIAQC Members
      $45 Nonmembers
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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