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Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction

August 13, 2014 7:00PM to 8:30PM EDT

Date/Time:  August 13, 2014; 3:00-4:30 PM EDT
Description: The webinar is the second in the series on designing and constructing high performance building enclosures, and will focus on effective strategies to address moisture and thermal needs.

Presenters include:

• Peter Baker, Building Science Corporation, will discuss results of 3 years of laboratory and field exposure testing that examined the development of the system deflection resistance capacity and long-term movement of assemblies in exposed outdoor environments. The results have been used to help validate and develop system attachment guidelines for various cladding assemblies.
• Vladimir Kochkin, Partnership for Home Innovation, will focus on three new opportunities for advanced framing practices, including: continuous drywall at interior partitions; rim header; and high heel truss attachment. These new approaches have been engineered and tested by the Home Innovation Research Labs in order to improve thermal performance of the building enclosure, reduce the cost of energy-efficient construction, and simplify the construction process, all while accommodating higher levels of insulation. The presentation will include lessons learned from field applications..
• Lois Arena, Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, will discuss the challenge of moisture problems within the building shell that can be caused by excess interior moisture, bulk water intrusion, capillary action from concrete to wood connections, and through wetted building materials such as siding from rain splash back. Results of WUFI modeling and actual data collected from monitored high-R wall assembles will be presented, along with recommendations for best practices.

Reserve your seat now! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar.