Building Science Fundamentals is a two-day, $895.00 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 thousands of builders, architects, engineers, building science consultants, building code officials, facility managers, building product manufacturers and government officials.
The fee includes breakfast and lunch but does not include travel or accommodations.
|8:00 - 10:00||Environmental Separation|
|Definition of a Building|
|"The Perfect Wall"|
|Effect of Climate|
|Systems and Materials|
|Brick, Stone and Stucco|
|1:00-3:15||Heat, Air and Moisture Movement|
|Modeling and Other Lies|
|Myth of Dew Point|
|3:30-5:00||Walls, Roofs and Thermal Bridges|
|Vented and Unvented Roofs|
|Low Density vs. High Density Foam|
|Avoiding Stupid Mistakes|
|8:00-10:00||Pressure and IAQ|
|Buildings as 3-D Airflow Networks|
|Controlling Pressure and Pathways|
|Stack Effect and Compartmentalization|
|Part Load and Humidity Control|
|Central Systems vs. Distributed Systems|
|1:00-3:00||Retrofits and Mass Buildings|
|Interior vs. Exterior Approaches|
|Deep Energy Retrofits|
|3:15-4:00||Slabs and Flooring|
|Wood and Tile Systems|
|Negative Side Vapor Control|
|Vinyl Composition Flooring|