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ANNUAL EVENING CHAIR EVENT -- Mitigating Window Condensation: Analysis, Simulations & Instrumentation

BEC
November 12, 2015
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location
135 S LaSalle, 43rd Floor (Rooms A, B & C), Chicago
Posted by Jeff Diqui

TIME: 
5:30 – 6:00 pm (Reception & Socializing)
6:00 – 7:30 pm (Presentation)
7:30 – 8:00 (Q & A) 

AIA CREDIT: 1.0

ABSTRACT:
As the winter and cooler temperatures approach, window condensation becomes a concern to many.  This presentation will discuss cold weather concerns at windows and building enclosure components, along with various methods of analysis, including simulations and instrumentation.   The importance of monitoring and calibration of simulations, as well as the impact of microclimates with thermal evaluations will also be discussed. Investigation procedures and the options for repairs to address these problems will also be presented through case study and examples.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the limitations and capabilities of thermal simulations.
  • Learn about using field measurements to calibrate simulations.
  • Review and understand the process for exploring repair options.
  • ​Discuss the repair program and associated execution procedures.

SPEAKER BIO:
Robert Kudder, Ph.D, S.E., F.ASTM, a Principal with Raths, Raths & Johnson. Dr. Kudder is a licensed Structural Engineer and Principal with over 40 years of experience in structural forensics and building enclosure performance.  An industry leading building enclosure expert, he has conducted studies related to functional problems of walls and developed instrumentation to monitor condensation and its impact on wall behavior. He has studied wind and dynamic loading, vibrations, durability, and the effects of corrosion. Dr. Kudder is active in several professional organizations and is a frequent industry speaker and author on topics related to building enclosure, condensation, quality assurance and building science.

RSVP:
For BEC Chicago members, an RSVP invite will be sent out approximately 7 to 10 days in advance. For non-BEC Chicago members interested in attending, you may contact jdiqui@stocorp.com to request an invite via email. The invitation will include a link to a MANDATORY RSVP. Attendance will be limited to the first 115 that RSVP.