International Builders' Show
February 19 - 21, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
FEB 19-21

Building Science Fundamentals & Best Practices: Increase Durability, Reduce Costly Call Backs

Wednesday, January 10 | 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Location: OCCC - West Concourse, Level 3, Room W 311 C

Format: Building Knowledge SessionMore Info

Level of Content: IntermediateMore Info

Who Should Attend: Designers, Architects, Engineers and Planners, Remodelers, Single Family - All

Track: Home Technology & Performance

What It's About:

Understanding of basic building science is critical to building homes that are energy efficient, durable and healthy to live in. This session focuses on understanding how building science impacts building performance and product selection for residential new construction and remodeling. Explore the proper applications of products and construction methods to enhance building performance and reduce construction defects.

What You'll Learn:

  • Learn how heat, moisture and airflow impact heating and cooling costs, indoor air quality and building longevity.
  • Recognize how pressure imbalances across the building enclosure can lead to costly call backs and can cause appliance back-drafting and moisture problems in walls.
  • Understand how the misunderstanding of building science relates to construction mistakes and how to use building science knowledge to sort fact from fiction regarding product claims.
  • Examine cost-effective approaches to energy efficient construction.

How to Attend:

Participants must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Continuing Education:

NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s), AIA - 1.0 LU|HSW Hour(s)

AIA CES Credit Eligible  AIA CES Credit Eligible:

NAHB is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this course will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by the Provider. Certificates of Completion are available upon request.

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