September 22, 2016 - Full Day Event on Heat, Moisture and Air
Introduction: I think this stuff is just a bunch of B.S. with Ryan Dalgleish
How many of us stop to think of how a building operates? A building just sits there, right? Wrong! The building is made up of separate components that interact to determine how the building functions. We can look at it as a functioning system. Our buildings do not operate in a vacuum. It exists within our environment, and as such it is affected by the physical processes that exist in the environment. The processes that we are concerned with are heat, air, and moisture flows.This presentation will introduce the concepts of building of a system and quickly overview really what building science is and why it is important.
Ryan has been involved in the building envelope and building performance areas of construction in both the commercial and residential sectors for over 25 years. Much of his time is spent on technology transfer, organizational excellence and education. Ryan has been a trainer, facilitator and performed a number of management roles for over 2 decades. He is also actively involved in research, development of training curriculum, and helping industries increase their professionalism.
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 scientist's in the world. He frequently publishes papers for design and construction magazines such as Journal of Building Enclosure and Design, Construct Canada and Interface. Ryan is a frequent speaker at various technical presentations dealing with the building envelope to various building official associations, city departments and building enclosure councils across Canada and the United States, American Institute of Architects, Construction Specifications Institute and a number of local home builder associations.
Heat: Basic Thermal Bridging and Insulation with Harry Schroeder
Heat flow through materials is fairly well understood, and most people are familiar with ‘R values’ for insulation; the higher the better. However, when materials are placed into building assemblies, things get a little more complicated. Learn how thermal bridging, reflective insulation, aged R value, low-e coatings and other items all impact heat flow, and how to maximize thermal performance of the building envelope through practical design details.
Harry is part of the Customer Engineering Services group at Manitoba Hydro where he focuses on practical implementation of energy efficiency in the building envelope. With contracting roots and an engineering education, he has been involved in the building industry as a consultant, contractor and project manager. Through his involvement in national committees and day to day interaction with the local construction industry, he is committed to bridging the gap between research and practice.
Moisture: Commercial and Residential with Bert Phillips
Water in its various forms plays a part in the majority of building related problems. Phillips will describe how water in its various forms moves within buildings and building materials, how it can affect building performance and what can be done to minimize moisture’s adverse impacts.
Bert Phillips, P.Eng., MBA, FEC of UNIES Ltd has been actively involved in building science for over 30 years. He has participated in research, field studies and design projects in energy efficiency, airtightness, moisture control and HVAC systems and equipment in houses and buildings. He has an in-depth understanding of energy, moisture, air quality and durability issues in buildings.
Graying hair, a stooped posture, a squinting gaze, slow and hesitant speech has misled many into thinking Phillips is a deep, analytical thinker rather than someone in dazed confusion. To his good fortune, his clients often interpret his confused ramblings as insightful and useful commentary regarding the problem at hand. It pays the bills.
Air: Overview, Testing Methods, Material Types with Gary Proskiw and Kevin Knight
Air movement into, through and out of a building has a huge impact on the overall performance of the structure. Topics to be discussed include: the consequences of air leakage, how it occurs, where the holes are, metrics for measuring it, the difference between air leakage and airtightness, air barrier design (for materials, assemblies and joints and junctions), code requirements, durability and robustness.
Gary Proskiw of Proskiw Engineering Ltd. is a mechanical engineer with over 40 years of experience in building science, energy management, research and training. He has served on the Part 9 Committees of both the National and Manitoba Building Codes as well as several CSA and CGSB committees; and has spent a lot of time examining broken buildings. Gary has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Building Science.
Kevin Knight is a building envelope authority with over 30 years’ experience in field of observation and testing, commissioning, research, education and training. Kevin is a Research Professional at the Building Envelope Technology Access Centre, Red River College on Building Science and Energy Efficiency and is a Principal of Edifice Tutorial Inc.
Kevin has collaborated with federal and provincial governments, utilities, and private sector companies on many projects. He has had numerous papers published in Canada, United States and Europe, and is a frequent lecturer on building science. He currently sits on the ASTM E06 Performance of Buildings co-chair for the Standard Practice for Enclosure Commissioning, is a member of National Institute of Building Sciences, Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council, Educational Steering Group and the Society of Protective Coatings and Chairs the Commercial Air/Vapor Barriers Committee. Kevin sat on the ULC Standards Committee for Air Barriers, and CSA Z320 Building Commissioning Architectural Subcommittee.
October 2016 - Alloway Hall Museum Building Case Study
November 2016 - Energy Code Information Session
January 2017 - Tools of the Trade Building Diagnostics
Group 1: Infrared
Group 2: Window and Component Testing
Group 3: Blower Door
Group 4: Water Penetration Testing on Window Assembly
Group 5: Whole Building and Component Air Leakage Testing
Group 6: Pull Testing/Air Barrier
February 2017 - Roofing Membrane Technology Issues and Strategies Series: Common Pitfalls to a Re-roof Project
March 2017 - Concert Hall Building Envelope Retrofit: Part 1: Presentation on the Design
April 2017 - Red River College Notre Dame Campus Trades Building
May 2017 - Energy Modeling/Cost Analysis in Regards to Building Envelope
*Topics and dates may vary