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Building Science Fundamentals

September 12, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Four 4-Hour Sessions from September 12th to September 21st.

About the Class

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.

Registration closes on August 29th.

About Building Science Corporation

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.

4 Sessions

Session 1: September 12, 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: September 14, 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: September 19, 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: September 21, 1:00 – 5:00pm

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

Funding Grants Available: Submit by August 22nd, 2023

Funding Grants Available: Submit by August 22nd, 2023

The express grant is designed to help businesses of all sizes respond quickly to emerging needs and keep employees engaged. With bite-size grants for just-in-time training and no waiting periods between grants, the Express program is the Workforce Training Fund’s fastest path to funding.

Complete an Express Grant Application.

Course ID# 1131731


September 12, 2023
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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