Feb 25 - 27, 2025 | Las Vegas, NV
Feb 25 - 27, 2025

Building Science Symposium (Sold Out)

Monday, February 26 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
LVCC - West 304

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    What It's About

    An extension of the annual 6-city national tour, the Building Science Symposium features today’s top high performance experts and builders offering industry-best insights for elevating your building practices, from understanding standards and integrating performance components to providing durable, energy-efficient enclosures. Hear best practices for flashing, air control, vapor and moisture management, IAQ and more while you share a few cold ones with fellow industry pros and discuss countless challenges and solutions for better building techniques.

    What You’ll Learn: 

    What is BS* + Beer? What Does It Take to Change?         
    Travis Brungardt
    Building Science 101: Introduction to Energy
    Glenn Mathewson, BuildingCodeCollege.com

    Why We Build – It’s All About Control        
    Water Control: Drainage On-site, Below Grade & Roof   
    Air Control: Foundation to Frame, Wall to Roof – It’s All About Continuity           
    Steve Baczek, Steve Baczek Architect
    Water Vapor: Barriers, Retarders, Smart Membranes & The “How”        
    Thermal Control: Which Insulation Where & How Much                
    Verification: Blower Doors, Thermal Imagers & Data Loggers      
    Ben Bogie, BPC Green Builders
    Load Calculations: Manual J for High Performance Homes           
    System Selection: Forced Air, Mini Split, Ducted & Radiant          
    IAQ: Source Control, Filtration & ERVs   
    Ross Trethewey, TE2 Engineering & This Old House
    Window Selection: Appearance, Durability, U-Value, Airtightness, Operation & Exposure            
    Exterior Insulation: The IECC, Materials & Methods for Compliance         
    Rainscreens: Every Wall Needs One, Which Is Right for You?       
    Jake Bruton, Aarow Building

    Make It A Pretty Good House
    Emily Mottram, Mottram Architecture

    Includes morning refreshments, lunch and a networking happy hour to close out your day.


    Thanks to Our Sponsors

    How to Participate

    Pre-purchase of a seat is required and can be added during the IBS registration process. $195 NAHB Members / $249 for Non-NAHB Members.

    If space allows, seats will be available for purchase before the start of the symposium. 


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    Catalyst Construction
    Picture of Joe Cook
    Catalyst Construction

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    Steve Baczek Architect
    Picture of Ben Bogie
    BPC Green Builders
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    Aarow Building
    Picture of Glenn Mathewson
    Picture of Emily Mottram
    Mottram Architecture
    Picture of Ross Trethewey
    TE2 Engineering


    Registration Type
    All IBS registration types

    Continuing Education
    NAHB - 5.0 CE hour(s), AIA - 5.0 LU Hour(s) CE hour(s)
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