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Live Webcast: Walls Two Ways - A Sampling from the 2016 Spring Training Conference

RDH Building Science Laboratories

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 from 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM (EDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Webcast - Individual Registration
This registration is for an individual participant who does NOT require continuing education credits or a certificate.
Ended US$25.00 US$0.00
Webcast - Individual Registration + Credits/Certificate
This registration is for an individual participant who would like to receive continuing education credits/certificates (AIA or other).
Ended US$37.50 US$0.00
Webcast - Small Group Registration
This registration is for one login, for one small group (2-4 people) to view together from a single location. It does NOT include certificates or AIA credits (see "+ Credits/Certificates" below).
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+ Credits/Certificates for Small Group Members
This add-on is for Small Group Members (purchase registration above). Each add-on provides access to a brief quiz for one person. The quiz must be completed to receive a certificate or AIA credits.
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spring training wordleGet two topics in one LAB Event: first, party walls in tall wood, then getting ready for net-zero!

Wall design and construction are fundamental to building performance, in more ways than one. In this presentation, we will look at two wall-related topics from the upcoming 2016 Spring Training Camp Building Science Conference*. First up: party walls in tall wood construction. We will look at best practices for a few common details to ensure that air, sound, and fire control expectations are met. Second: zero-ready walls. What options are available and which ones should you focus on for your next near-zero residential project?

 *The Spring Training Camp Building Science Conference takes place April 24-26 in Huntsville, Ontario. More information is available here.


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 AIA CES Approved!

This presentation is approved for AIA CES credits. Please review the registration options carefully and ensure that you have provided your AIA member number. 


Presenter: John Straube

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the challenges involved in ensuring air, sound, and fire control in tall wood buildings.
  2. Identify best practices for common party wall details that can meet those challenges.
  3. Identify several wall assembly options for net-zero or near-zero residential buildings.
  4. Recognize the factors that should influence decision-making when selecting an approach to net-zero or near-zero wall assemblies.

 Other Details:

  • Approved for 1.5 AIA LU/HSW credits. Certificates may also be used for self-reported continuing education requirements for many other organizations.
  • Course format is instructor-led distance education (live webcast). 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 can purchase an individual registration or a small-group registration (for up to 4 people to view from the same physical location using one login). If you or members of your group would like certificates or AIA credits, please select a "+Credits/Certificate" option. Discounted rates for larger groups (20+) are also available.
  • 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 bit before the presentation start time of 5:45 and will end at approximately 7:15.

Note: This webcast is also taking place as an in-person event. If you want to register for the webcast, you are on the right page. If you are local and want to attend in person, please go to the local event page


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

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RDH Building Science Laboratories

Building Science Laboratories, a division of RDH Building Science Inc., is committed to expanding building science knowledge through research, education, and collaboration among building science professionals. By promoting sound principles established through research, while working with on-the-ground industry partners, we aim to have a lasting impact on the quality and energy efficiency of the built environment.

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