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March 29, 2018

8:00a - 6:00p

The American Institute of Architects

1735 New York Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20006


The Perfect Wall: Building Better Enclosures

Hosted by: DELTA Academy

Presented by: John Straube (RDH Building Science)


Learn how the right materials in the right order can improve durability, comfort, and thermal performance! This seminar will cover key principles of building enclosure design, including a discussion of the “perfect wall” concept – and beyond. Through industry research and field experience, you'll learn about rain control, as well as the connections between airtightness, vapor permeability, durability, and energy efficiency.

Don't miss this opportunity to earn 5 LU/HSW credits!

Featured Speaker Biography:

John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., is a Principal at RDH Building Science, where he heads forensic investigations and leads research projects in the areas of low-energy building design, building enclosure performance, hygrothermal analysis, and field monitoring of wall assemblies. In addition to his work with RDH, Dr. Straube is a faculty member at the University of Waterloo and is a prolific writer and noted public speaker.

Key Learning Objectives: 

After attending this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand key building science concepts and how they relate to building enclosure performance;

  • Recognize how control layers work as a system, and in particular the differences and relationship between vapor, air, and thermal control;

  • Identify critical details and transitions that impact rain and air control; and 

  • Apply building science concepts to improving energy efficiency.

Please click here​ to register and receive your CEU's.

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