building science corporation educational seminar

Building Science Fundamentals

Apr
26 to 27
2017

Denver, CO

May
25 to 26
2017

Westford, MA

Jun
21 to 22
2017

Dallas, TX

Sep
20 to 21
2017

Seattle, WA

Oct
25 to 26
2017

Baltimore, MD

Building Science Fundamentals is a two-day seminar that teaches the basic knowledge needed to design and build durable, energy efficient, affordable and healthy buildings.

Dr. Joseph Lstiburek 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.

The Fundamentals class has been attended by over 1500 builders, architects, engineers, building science consultants, building code officials, facility managers, building product manufacturers and government officials.

 

Hotel details

Denver, CO

Apr
26 to 27
2017

THE CRAWFORD HOTEL
1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202
844-432-9374

There is a direct train connection from the Denver Airport to Union Station.  The Crawford Hotel is part of the Union Station complex.  Out of town guests who fly into Denver do not need to rent a car.  The train station is right under the Denver Airport main terminal building.  Faster than a limo.  It is an amazing experience.  No kidding.  Guests who drive into Denver and do not stay the night should park at one of the commuter train stations and also take a commuter train to Union Station.  There is valet parking at Union Station - but it is expensive.  There is a parking garage one block away with reasonable daily and overnight rates.  This is in the LoDo section of town.  Cool. Hip. Groovy (word for us old folks).  Restaurants, music, bars, shopping all right there.

Westford, MA

May
25 to 26
2017

The Westford Regency Inn And Conference Center
219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA  01886 
978-692-8200 
Guest rooms are available at the location of the seminar for the cost of $119.00

Dallas, TX

Jun
21 to 22
2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas - Love Field
3300 W Mockingbird Ln Dallas, TX 75235
214-357-8500
Guest rooms are available at the location of the seminar for the cost of $159.00

Seattle, WA

Sep
20 to 21
2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport
18740 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98188
206-246-8600

Baltimore, MD

Oct
25 to 26
2017

The DoubleTree Baltimore-BWI Airport
890 Elkridge Landing Road - Linthicum, MD 21090
410-859-8400

Agenda: 

Day 1 

Schedule

Session

8:00 - 10:00Environmental Separation
 Definition of a Building
 Applicable Physics
 "The Perfect Wall"
 Effect of Climate
Break 
10:15-12:00Rain Control
  Rain Screens
  Diagnostic Testing
 Systems and Materials 
 Brick, Stone and Stucco 
 Lunch 
1:00-3:15Heat, Air and Moisture Movement 
 Capillary 
 Condensation 
 Modeling and Other Lies 
 Myth of Dew Point 
 Break 
3:30-5:00 Walls, Roofs and Thermal Bridges 
 Critical Elements 
 Vented and Unvented Roofs 
 Low Density vs. High Density Foam 
 Avoiding Stupid Mistakes 
 Day 2 

Schedule 

Session 

 8:00-10:00Pressure and IAQ 
 Buildings as 3-D Airflow Networks 
 Controlling Pressure and Pathways 
 Pollutant Sources 
 Stack Effect and Compartmentalization 
 Break 
10:15-12:00 HVAC 
 Ventilation Rates 
 Part Load and Humidity Control 
 Central Systems vs. Distributed Systems 
 Diagnostic Testing 
 Lunch 
1:00-3:00 Retrofits and Mass Buildings 
 Interior vs. Exterior Approaches 
 Deep Energy Retrofits 
 Freeze Thaw 
 Foundation Approaches 
 Break 
3:15-4:00 Slabs and Flooring 
 Wood and Tile Systems 
 Negative Side Vapor Control 
 Vinyl Composition Flooring 

Pricing

$895.00

Continuing Education: 

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
16 LU|HSW

Speakers: 

Reading Material

BSD-007: Historical Development of the Building Enclosure Download (1.5 MB)
BSI-039: Five Things Download (645.55 KB)
BSD-018: The Building Enclosure Download (232.51 KB)
BSD-104: Understanding Air Barriers Download (1.26 MB)
BSI-002: The Hollow Building Download (1.95 MB)
BSI-047: Thick as a Brick Download (842.46 KB)
BSI-001: The Perfect Wall Download (1.29 MB)
BSD-013: Rain Control in Buildings Download (1011.27 KB)
BSD-146: EIFS - Problems and Solutions Download (3.38 MB)
BSD-014: Air Flow Control in Buildings Download (1.13 MB)
BSD-105: Understanding Drainage Planes Download (1.84 MB)
BSD-106: Understanding Vapor Barriers Download (3.81 MB)
BSD-108: Investigating and Diagnosing Moisture Problems Download (1.43 MB)
BSD-111: Flood and Hurricane Resistant Buildings Download (2.83 MB)
BSD-138: Moisture and Materials Download (319.07 KB)
BSD-109: Pressures in Buildings Download (499.16 KB)
BSD-011: Thermal Control in Buildings Download (901.1 KB)
BSD-115: Wood Pitched Roof Construction Download (810.66 KB)
BSD-135: Ice Dams Download (577.42 KB)
BSI-004: Drainage, Holes and Moderation Download (2.61 MB)
BSD-102: Understanding Attic Ventilation Download (3.67 MB)
BSD-107: Understanding Ventilation in Hot-Humid Climates Download (803.5 KB)
BSD-110: HVAC in Multifamily Buildings Download (722.5 KB)
BSD-114: Interior Insulation Retrofits of Load-Bearing Masonry Walls In Cold Climates Download (787.17 KB)
BSD-103: Understanding Basements Download (1.33 MB)
BSI-003: Concrete Floor Problems Download (989.59 KB)