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2017 Thermal Performance Requirements Seminar Series
Wed, 3 May 2017, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
The thermal performance of buildings plays an important and increasingly significant role in the energy efficiency requirements contained in Canadian building codes. However, understanding and meeting these requirements has also become increasingly complex for building designers. At the same time, it has become clear that important decisions regarding basic enclosure assembly design and window area need to be made early in the design process to result in the most cost-effective, energy-efficient and comfortable building.
Presented across Canada by RDH Building Science Laboratories experts, this half-day seminar series will provide up-to-date information on new thermal control requirements (and those on the horizon) and how to meet and exceed these requirements with concrete products and systems solutions.
We will discuss key aspects of building performance including different definitions of R-value; the strengthened thermal bridging restrictions and the design challenges they may present; compliance paths for thermal performance; and how precast concrete, concrete masonry, and cast-in-place concrete design options for enclosure systems meet and exceed thermal performance requirements. Practical examples will be used to illustrate key decision points and explain why they matter.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES COVERED
- Understanding the thermal performance implications of key early-stage design decisions related to basic enclosure design and window area.
- Being able to identify multiple compliance paths for meeting the thermal performance requirements in Canadian building codes, for precast concrete, concrete masonry and cast-in-place concrete enclosure systems.
- Being able to define thermal bridging, recognize it in architectural details, and define solutions.
- Understanding different definitions of R-value and how they are used in design and code compliance for common precast concrete, concrete masonry and cast-in-place concrete systems.
8:00 am: Registration & light breakfast
8:30 am – 12 pm: Presentation
12 pm – 12:30 pm: Networking & light lunch
- $169 + tax per seminar for early bird registrations received by April 7
- $189 + tax per seminar for registrations received after April 7
- $44 + tax for students enrolled in an accredited school of architecture or engineering (limited seating)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Construction Professionals
- Building Envelope Consultants
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
Attendees will earn Professional Development Hours (PDH). A certificate of completion indicating the number of hours will be issued after the seminar.
RDH BUILDING SCIENCE LABORATORIES SEMINAR PRESENTER
John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., is a Principal and Senior Building Science Specialist at RDH, as well as a cross-appointed faculty member in the School of Architecture and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He is also a prolific writer and a noted public speaker. As one blogger wrote after attending a keynote speech: “he clearly loves what he does.” Dr. Straube’s leadership as a building scientist and an educator has been recognized with multiple awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in Building Science Education from the National Consortium of Housing Research Centers (NCHRC) and the Professional Leadership Award from the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA).
What's the refund policy?
This ticket is non-refundable.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No you do not.