building science corporation educational seminar

Building Science Fundamentals

May
25 to 26
2016

Westford, MA

Jun
29 to 30
2016

Dallas, TX

Jul
13 to 14
2016

Chicago, IL

Sep
14 to 15
2016

Seattle, WA

Oct
12 to 13
2016

Baltimore, MD / Washington, D.C.

Building Science Fundamentals is a two-day seminar that teaches the basic knowledge needed to design and build durable, energy efficient, affordable and healthy buildings.

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 over 1500 builders, architects, engineers, building science consultants, building code officials, facility managers, building product manufacturers and government officials.

 

Hotel details

Westford, MA

May
25 to 26
2016

The Westford Regency Inn And Conference Center
219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA  01886 
978-692-8200 
Guest rooms are available at the location of the seminar for the cost of $107.00

Dallas, TX

Jun
29 to 30
2016

DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas - Love Field 
3300 W Mockingbird Ln Dallas, TX 75235 
214-357-8500

Chicago, IL

Jul
13 to 14
2016

Hilton Chicago Northbrook
2855 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook IL 60062
847-480-7500
Guest rooms are available at the location of the seminar for the cost of $159.00

Seattle, WA

Sep
14 to 15
2016

DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport
18740 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98188
206-246-8600
Guest rooms are available at the location of the seminar for the cost of $179.00.

Baltimore, MD / Washington, D.C.

Oct
12 to 13
2016

Holiday Inn Columbia East – Jessup
7900 Washington Blvd, Jessup, MD 20794
410-799-7500
Guest rooms are available at the location of the seminar for the cost of $105.00.

Agenda: 

Day 1 

Schedule

Session

8:00 - 10:00Environmental Separation
 Definition of a Building
 Applicable Physics
 "The Perfect Wall"
 Effect of Climate
Break 
10:15-12:00Rain Control
  Rain Screens
  Diagnostic Testing
 Systems and Materials 
 Brick, Stone and Stucco 
 Lunch 
1:00-3:15Heat, Air and Moisture Movement 
 Capillary 
 Condensation 
 Modeling and Other Lies 
 Myth of Dew Point 
 Break 
3:30-5:00 Walls, Roofs and Thermal Bridges 
 Critical Elements 
 Vented and Unvented Roofs 
 Low Density vs. High Density Foam 
 Avoiding Stupid Mistakes 
 Day 2 

Schedule 

Session 

 8:00-10:00Pressure and IAQ 
 Buildings as 3-D Airflow Networks 
 Controlling Pressure and Pathways 
 Pollutant Sources 
 Stack Effect and Compartmentalization 
 Break 
10:15-12:00 HVAC 
 Ventilation Rates 
 Part Load and Humidity Control 
 Central Systems vs. Distributed Systems 
 Diagnostic Testing 
 Lunch 
1:00-3:00 Retrofits and Mass Buildings 
 Interior vs. Exterior Approaches 
 Deep Energy Retrofits 
 Freeze Thaw 
 Foundation Approaches 
 Break 
3:15-4:00 Slabs and Flooring 
 Wood and Tile Systems 
 Negative Side Vapor Control 
 Vinyl Composition Flooring