International Builders' Show
February 9-11, 2021
Orlando, FL
FEB 9-11, 2021

How Do I Avoid This? Conquering Home Performance Errors Before & After Construction

Tuesday, January 9 | 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Location: Master Sessions - West Concourse, Level 3, Room W 300

Registration Type: IBS Full Registration or 1-Day Education Registration

Format: Master SessionMore Info

Level of Content: AdvancedMore Info

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

Track: Home Technology & Performance

What It's About:

Often, design and construction practices can have unintended consequences. Not addressing them up-front can result in significant (and expensive) fixes later on. This can be especially problematic with remodeling and retrofits where controlling air and moisture movement can be more difficult than new construction. During this this Master session, you’ll look at real life case studies and use a step-by-step discovery process to identify problems and develop appropriate solutions from both a remodeling and new construction standpoint. Each will challenge the way you think about your next build, the materials you select and the construction practices you use. Don’t miss this unique learning opportunity from some of today’s best building scientists, builders and remodelers.

What You'll Learn:

  • Identify common performance errors that can lead to moisture and durability problems.
  • Analyze how air tightness, moisture management, and thermal and vapor control layers must work together to prevent durability problems.
  • Discuss solutions to prevent various performance errors in new construction and retrofit solutions for existing homes.
  • Gain insight into how moisture and air move together in the building envelope.

How to Attend:

Master Sessions are in-depth, 3-hour intensive programs that dig deeper into specific industry topics. The sessions are open to all attendees with a Full Registration or 1-Day Education valid for the day of the session they wish to attend, but you can guarantee your Master Session seat for $25 per session. Reserved seating can only be purchased online during IBS advance registration. Tickets purchased by December 23 will be mailed to the address in your registration record prior to the show. Tickets purchased between December 24 and January 7 must be picked up by the purchaser at the Special Events Ticket Counter onsite. Please note that Master Sessions reserved seating tickets are not sold onsite. Doors will open 15 minutes prior to the listed start time and reserved seating will be held until 15 minutes after. At that time, any non-guaranteed seating will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis at no additional charge to attendees with a Full Registration or 1-Day Education valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Fees for Master Sessions are not refundable.

Continuing Education:

NAHB - 3.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.3 CEU(s), AIA - 3.0 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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