envelope consists of all exterior components of a building’s–roof, walls,
below-grade waterproofing, windows, skylights, and so on. When looking at these
components it is important that each one be taken into consideration to prevent
moisture or air from migrating into the building. The envelope is a complicated
and integral part of any high-performance building. However, it is often the
most neglected portion. This presentation aims to educate the participants on
the importance of the building envelope and how the individual components
contained within the system must be designed, constructed, and maintained to
ensure a long lasting, energy efficient building.
- Recognize the importance of
the building envelope concept. Course participants will learn of the impact
that proper building envelope design has on occupant heath and comfort, energy
savings and building longevity.
- Identify and select
performance based products for foundations, walls and roofing systems to ensure
a proper physical barrier between the inside conditioned space and the outside
unconditioned space of a building. Course participants will learn the
importance of air barriers, moisture barriers and thermal barriers.
- Design, best-practices and
installation of the building envelope system. Course participants will learn
the importance of proper placement of key components within the building
envelope system so that they work together to improve the performance of the
building. In addition, installation best- practices and product limitations
will be covered.
- Proper tie-in detailing
between foundation and wall, wall and roof and roof and window will be
presented and explained so that course participants can incorporate this
knowledge into future designs.
To learn more about this course or set-up a session, please contact us.