Westford Symposium

The Twenty-Fifth Annual Westford Symposium on Building Science, 2023

Below-Grade Waterproofing for Deep Foundations

Peter Baker, P.Eng., is the President of Building Science Corporation. The Romans taught us about how to deal with foundations above the water table over 2,000 years ago. We are still figuring things… Learn More

Multifamily Buildings and Summertime Humidity

Kohta Ueno is a Principal of Building Science Corporation and has an undergraduate degree in Material Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Masters of Applied Science from the… Learn More

Technical Fixes—Another Government Program

Andy Padian is a recognized expert in buildings and building science despite receiving a BA from Syracuse University in Energy and Environmental Policy. He joins a list of notable Syracuse alumni… Learn More

Roofs and Pressures: Learning From Mistakes

Matt Dupuis received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and is a licensed PE in multiple states. He has worked all over the world and is the “go to” person when things are not… Learn More

Residential Net Zero - New Construction & Retrofit

Betsy Pettit, is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and received her undergraduate degree in Architecture from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and her master’s degree in Architecture… Learn More

Florida Hurricane Damage: What Works

Joe Smallwood founded BCB Homes of Naples, FL in 1993. He has an engineering degree from the University of Florida and runs one of the premier custom home builders in Florida. Naples has been in the… Learn More

Historic Retrofit: Mass Building

Michael Patrick is an architect with BarnesVanze Architects in Washington, DC. Michael attended the College of William and Mary (B.A. Linguistics) and later studied architecture at the University of… Learn More

Airflow Research Flex Duct vs Sheet Metal

Chris Van Rite is the Executive Director of M&M Manufacturing Company. Research shows that flex ducts are just fine when properly installed…the problem is they are hardly ever installed properly…… Learn More

Windows: A Multi Variant Energy Analysis

16 years ago Jim Larsen taught us the basics of window and glass performance. After 40 years in the glass business – you might have heard about his company…Cardinal Glass Industries… he will present… Learn More

Passive House: Past, Present, and Future

Katrin Klingenberg is an architect with “heavy building science leanings” who has driven adoption of the Phius Standard over the past 20 years. She built the first passive house in the United States… Learn More

Building Science Advisor

Andre Desjarlais is the Program Manager for the Building Envelope and Materials Research Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and has been involved in building envelope and materials… Learn More