Building Science Fundamentals

AVAILABLE: Live Virtual Seminar
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16 AIA CEU credits
American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Price: $595.00

Limited Number of Spots

Building Science Fundamentals is a LIVE! virtual seminar that teaches the basic knowledge needed to design and build durable, energy-efficient, affordable, and healthy buildings. Our past registrants have benefitted tremendously from the interactive sessions with Dr. Lstiburek where questions are encouraged. Because of that, we limit attendance to 50 or so. Each $595.00 series consists of 4 afternoons of instruction. 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.

The time for the sessions will be from 1:00-5:00 pm EST.

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.


Session One

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session Two

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Environmental Separation The Myth of the Dew Point
Definition of a Building Roofs Vented and Unvented
The Effect of Climate Hygric Buoyancy
The Perfect Wall Ice Dams
The Water Molecule Basements
Relative Humidity and Vapor Pressure Crawlspaces Vented and Unvented
Air Flow and Vapor Diffusion Slabs and Flooring

Session Three

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session Four

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Stucco Failures Retrofits
Pressure and IAQ Mass Buildings
Buildings as 3-D Airflow Networks Freeze Thaw
Controlling Pressures and Pathways Interior Foundation Retrofits
Stack Effect and Compartmentalization Historic Building Limitations
HVAC Frame Buildings
Part Load and Humidity Control Deep Energy Retrofits
Central Systems vs. Distributed Systems