Online Course: 4 Part Course: Building Science Fundamentals, June 13-22, 1- 5 pm

  • 13 June 2023
  • Start time : 01:00 PM
  • End time : 05:00 PM
  • Event Host : Built Environment Plus, Building Science Corporation
Online Course: 4 Part Course: Building Science Fundamentals,  June 13
Event Description

Building Science Fundamentals is a seminar that teaches the basic knowledge needed to design and build durable, energy-efficient, affordable, and healthy buildings. This is an interactive sessions with where questions are encouraged. The course 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.

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

Building Science Corporation is a building science consulting firm with clients throughout North America. BSC specializes in building technology consulting for all types of buildings including commercial, institutional and residential. Our focus is preventing and resolving problems related to building design, construction and operation. We are internationally recognized for our expertise in moisture dynamics, indoor air quality, and building failure forensic investigations. We are also on the leading edge of the design of sustainable buildings and communities. We believe in promoting energy efficiency and environmental responsibility within the constraints of marketable and affordable building technology.

Session 1: June 13, 1:00 – 5:00pm

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 2: June 15, 1:00 – 5:00pm

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

Session 3: June 20, 1:00 – 5:00pm

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 4: June 22, 1:00 – 5:00pm

Mass Buildings
Freeze Thaw
Interior Foundation Retrofits
Historic Building Limitations
Frame Buildings
Deep Energy Retrofits

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Built Environment Plus, Building Science Corporation
  • Cost
    • $695.00
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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