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The Perfect Wall: Building Better Enclosures (Washington, DC)

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The American Institute of Architects

1735 New York Avenue Northwest

(Event will be held in the Boardroom on the 2nd Floor)

Washington, DC 20006

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Earn continuing education credits!

Approved for 5 AIA LU/HSW hours.

Learn how the right materials in the right order can improve durability, comfort, and thermal performance! This seminar will cover key principles of building enclosure design, including a discussion of the “perfect wall” concept – and beyond. Through industry research and field experience, you'll learn about rain control, as well as the connections between airtightness, vapor permeability, durability, and energy efficiency.


Key Learning Objectives:

  1. You'll understand key building science concepts and how they relate to building enclosure performance

  2. You'll recognize how control layers work as a system, and in particular the differences and relationship between vapor, air, and thermal control

  3. You'll identify critical details and transitions that impact rain and air control

  4. You'll apply building science concepts to improving energy efficiency


Featured Speaker: John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng.


John Straube

John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., is a Principal at RDH Building Science, where he heads forensic investigations and leads research projects in the areas of low-energy building design, building enclosure performance, hygrothermal analysis, and field monitoring of wall assemblies. In addition to his work with RDH, Dr. Straube is a faculty member at the University of Waterloo and is a prolific writer and noted public speaker.


Agenda


8:00 am Registration & Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome & Introduction

8:45 am - 10:15 am Intro: What is a Perfect Wall?

10:15 am - 10:30 am DELTA® Academy Refuel Break 1

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Keeping the Rain Out

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Airtightness and Energy Performance

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm DELTA® Academy Refuel Break 2

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Air, Water and Vapor Control Systems

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Q & A Period

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Social Hour & Networking



About DELTA® Academy

For building professionals who build to a higher standard, DELTA® Academy will change the way you see air and moisture barriers and the critical role they play in creating high-performance buildings. Bringing scientific evidence and global expertise together with the most accessible and convenient learning options, DELTA® Academy will lead to better buildings for people and the world.

For more information about DELTA® Academy Advanced Building Performance Program events, contact Jennifer Feijo at jfeijo@jankelley.com, or at 905-399-1129.

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    The American Institute of Architects

    1735 New York Avenue Northwest

    (Event will be held in the Boardroom on the 2nd Floor)

    Washington, DC 20006

    Refund Policy

    No Refunds

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