What It's About:
As modern buildings become increasingly more airtight, they have become less forgiving to moisture intrusion. To help designers and builders manage this risk, the U.S. Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an innovative new design tool, the Building Science Advisor (BSA), that puts expert building science advice in the hands of every building professional who deals with moisture intrusion in high-R envelope components. The BSA provides knowledge and advice based on expert experience, field measurements, laboratory tests and computer simulations—using the tool will enable you to confidently select assembly design characteristics that achieve their goals with the least durability risk. Learn more about the BSA and see it in action during this Tech Byte.
What You'll Learn:
Learn about the DOE/ORNL online moisture risk tool, the BSA, and how it can benefit your design and construction.
See examples of how you can use the BSA to design and build homes in a way that reduces moisture intrusion.
Receive links to design-specific guidance to help manage any remaining risk.
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 Tech Bytes sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
NAHB - 0.50 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s)