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Building Science Fundamentals
April 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The concept of building science is to help us understand how our buildings work as systems and how the physics of heat, air, and moisture flows need to be understood in order to design and construct a high-performance building that will be energy efficient, durable and sustainable. This presentation will review how heat, air and moisture function and provide insight into how we can control these flows to ensure optimal building performance.
- Understand some of the myths in regards to vapor, air and thermal transfer.
- Identify the concept of “Building as a System” and how the building enclosure relates to this.
- Explain the forces of moisture, air and heat flow, as applicable to a building.
- Define how to control these forces effectively to save energy and reduce risk of moisture damage.
Ryan Dalgleish, CSI, Chief Operating Officer, Air Barrier Association of America
Ryan Dalgleish has been involved in the building envelope and building performance areas of construction in both the commercial and residential sectors for over 20 years.
Ryan is a trainer and facilitator, as well as having performed a number of management roles for over 2 decades. He is also actively involved in research, training development and delivery, certification management and helping industries increase their professionalism. Ryan acts in the position of Chief Operating Officer for the Air Barrier Association of America.
Ryan obtained credentials in Adult Education, Leadership and Organizational Excellence from the University of Manitoba and has been mentored and trained by some of the best building scientists in the world. Ryan is a certified Net Zero building instructor, teaches master builder courses to builders across the country and is a frequent speaker at various technical presentations dealing with the building enclosures to various building official associations, city departments, and chapters of the Building Enclosure Councils, American Institute of Architects, Construction Specifications Institute and a number of local home builder associations.