|Event web page
Save the Date! Registration link to follow closer to event date.
Presenters: Benjamin A. Skelton | President | Cyclone Energy Group
Charlie Saville | Principal & Director of Sustainability | FitzGerald
Thursday, November 09, 2023
12:00 PM | (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada) | 1 hr 30 mins
High performance buildings are designed with enclosure systems that minimize loads on the building. Often these systems include high resistance insulation and minimized thermal breaks. However these designs can lead to moisture within the system that can cause damage or be harmful to health. This session explores the use of modeling tools and commissioning to manage moisture and air infiltration.
Attendees shall have an understanding of how building enclosure systems are designed and built. Be familiar with thermal calculations. Have an understanding of modeling and commissioning.
Air and water infiltration pose a danger to occupants and analysis during design and commissioning during construction can help protect from air quality issues. Further high performance buildings are designed to minimize their carbon impact on the greater environment.
Learning Objectives (AIA credit will be available):
Through this program, participants will:
1. Discover how modeling tools analyze moisture.
2. Learn about commissioning procedures on enclosure systems to identify deficiencies in air, moisture and thermal performance.
3. Understand air and vapor barrier placement.
4. Discuss the value of high performance enclosure systems versus air and moisture risks.
Interested in presenting at a future BEC Chicago Presentation?
BEC Chicago is collecting education program proposals for our 2023-2024 events calendar.
Submit your proposal here