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Building Science Solutions for Wildfires, Floods, Covid-19 (and more) with Joe Lstiburek
October 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$195 – $215
Finally, a building science seminar that focuses on West Coast issues. The seminar will cover a variety of west coast / coastal topics including:
Crawl Spaces in Coastal Climates
Both vented and unvented conditioned crawlspaces can work in coastal climates, in fact they can work in all climates, bit it is not obvious on how to construct vented crawlspaces correctly….or how to construct unvented conditioned crawlspaces correctly. Both approaches will be covered.
Easy, don’t vent your roof…don’t vent your cladding….don’t vent your crawlspace… Easy to say, but not easy to do. Easier in new construction…retrofitting existing can be easy but not obvious. What should be obvious is not obvious but will be made obvious in this session.
How to construct high and dry? That is easy. What if you can’t be high and dry? What if you are low and know you will get wet? How do you build? How do you retrofit? How do you rebuild?
Net Zero Retrofits
You think this is easy? If you can’t do math or physics and have never built anything…everything seems easy. Slapping up some PV and banning gas does not get you very far…
Covid-19 Construction Changes Coming
Higher ventilation rates, higher humidities and better filtration…easy right? Not so fast….not as easy as folks like to think…and might not be necessary….
Joe Lstiburek B.A.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D., P.Eng., is the founding principal of Building Science Corporation, an ASHRAE Fellow, and is a building scientist who investigates building failures. Dr. Lstiburek received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto and a doctorate in Building Science Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has been a licensed Professional Engineer since 1982.
Dr. Lstiburek is an acclaimed educator who has taught thousands of professionals over the past four decades and has written countless papers. He has a joy for telling tall tales to his proteges and audiences. The Wall Street Journal referred to him as “the dean of North American building science.” He is internationally recognized and his work has influenced building codes and standards in every climate zone.
Education Credits: 8 ASHI CECs, 8 CREIA CECs, 8 AIA HSW (Health, Safety, and Welfare) LUs
Cost: $195 (local ASHI/CREIA chapters, WestCon members), $215 (general public)
****REGISTRATION CLOSED AT 5PM OCTOBER 8****
Seminar is open to the general public.