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What have we learned from building failures – and how have we learned it? Forensic investigations can lead to new insights and new questions, and ultimately help develop or improve materials and systems. In this presentation, Chris Schumacher will discuss the research approaches and test methods used to answer questions like:

  • How much rainwater enters an open-jointed cladding system and how does it drain out?
  • How much water can be trapped in the space between exterior insulation and a WRB?
  • What caused blisters to appear under waterproofing membranes on some concrete decks?

Architects rely on material property test reports and specification sheets to justify and document design and construction efforts; however, these documents rarely tell the full story of a material or system. Post-failure testing and research helps us better understand building systems to fill in the missing chapters of the story.

Presenter: Chris Schumacher

Note: This is a live webcast. If you want to watch online, you are on the right page. If you want to attend in person in Waterloo, Ontario, please go to the local event page.


Earn Continuing Education Credits!

This presentation is approved for 1.5 AIA LU/HSW credits and 1.5 AIBC core units. Certificates may also be used for self-reported continuing education requirements for many other organizations such as OAA and RCI. To receive a certificate or have AIA or AIBC credits submitted, please register and login as an individual (vs. small group).


Other Details:

  • Live webcasts are time and date specific. If you miss the live event, there will be no refunds. However, a recording of the event will be made available to participants for a limited period. Please see the FAQs for more information.
  • You will receive email instructions to login to the webcast for this event; please ensure that you provide a current email address.
  • Live feed will start a little before the presentation start time of 5:45pm EDT and will end at approximately 7:15pm EDT.

What are LAB Events?

Learning About Building Science (LAB) Events are monthly training and networking opportunities hosted by Building Science Laboratories. They are interactive, informative, casual events for architects, engineers, and anyone interested in building science.

More Information:

RDH Building Science Laboratories

167 Lexington Court, Unit 6
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2J 4R9
Phone: (519) 342.4731

live@buildingsciencelabs.com

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