Webinar: High Performance Building Enclosure Systems

Webinar: High Performance Building Enclosure Systems
A structure’s envelope has considerable impact on its overall performance, as highlighted by recent code changes. The envelope not only serves as a barrier between the outside environment and conditioned space, but also as a part of the aesthetic expression for the structure. It must also serve as a protective shield against environmental forces. High-performance building envelopes can help reduce the overall energy consumption of a structure throughout the structure’s life, and maintain and protect its interior environment and occupants.

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 12PM Central

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This presentation addresses what high performance building envelopes are, as well as key elements to their performance. It will discuss how to use precast concrete wall systems to meet the latest energy code requirements such as continuous insulation and air barriers, and include topics such as moisture management, thermal mass effect and how to calculate effective R-values, integration with other building systems, and more. This session will also discuss the resilience of precast concrete. A structure must be able to resist environmental forces, such as high winds, earthquakes, explosions, floods and wildfires to protect life and fulfill its intended purpose. Case studies are used to highlight information presented.

 Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the three basic types of precast concrete envelope systems
2. Describe new envelope code requirements
3. Explain thermal mass and how to use it to create more energy efficient buildings
4. Discuss moisture management methodologies

Length: 1 Hour


Presenter: John E. Dobbs, P.E., S.E.
Principal Owner at John Dobbs Precast Concrete Consultants

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11/5/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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