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Historic Walls and Building Science

January 21, 2021
12:00 PM EST - 1:00 PM EST
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Join the Building Enclosure Council-Research Triangle chapter for a virtual course on historic walls and building science: certified continuing education available, presented by Brad Carmicheal, senior building specialist, JRS Building Science. 

Historic Walls AND Building Science 

AIA CREDIT: This couse qualifies for 1.0 HSW/LU credit

This course provides an overview of the building science principles related to the function, assessment, and treatment of historic masony and wood wall types. The session will include a discussion on the building science behind several common histirc wall types and facade detailing. It will also include a review of the various symptoms and causes of deterioration in historic walls of various types, as well as methods of testing that can bed in order to aid assessment. A case study will be presented on a current retrofit project in a Marine climate that will evaluate and discuss the impacts of hight R-Value insulation on the mositure balance of a historic masonry wall. There will also be a brief discussion on the unique challenges that the facades of mid-century modernism present as they age and potentially become subject to preservation statues. 

learning objectives

  • understand building envelope control layers and how they affect envelope performance
  • recognize how walls historically managed mositure specific to drainage, drying and capacity
  • develop remediation metrics based on building science principals, show in case studies 
  • implement knowledge gained from historic building successess and failures to improve current design and envelope detailing 



This session will be a live webinar with discussion and Q&A. 


$0.00 BEC members

$0.00 BEC Non-members