Workshop Information:A “building enclosure” is meant to manage everything that gets into and out of it – water, humidity, air, heat, sound, and pests, along with the people and pets that occupy it. How its components are put together makes all the difference in how a house performs, and for how long. Energy efficiency depends on more than R-value. Durability and quality require much more than sturdy materials. Both are essential elements of building quality.
This 6-hour workshop will highlight common problem areas in residential building enclosures and demonstrate solutions tailored to the gulf region’s hot, humid, rainy climate and conditions. Participants will learn about effective building assemblies and quality assurance details. Workshop topics include:Moisture Management The drainage plane Weather resistive barrier properties and selection criteria Effective installation detailsInsulation Recommendations, requirements and specifications Types, properties and criteria for selection Installation quality assurance inspectionWindow Installation (new and replacement) Installation methods Detail alternatives and essentials Selecting suitable materials
Flood-hardy Homes The concept and benefits of Wet Floodproofing Flood-hardy materials Details for drainable, dryable assembliesUsing Technology to Manage Projects Keeping project information where you can find it Choosing technology that’s right for you Putting technology to workWho should attend: Residential contractors, remodelers, construction supervisors and workers, home inspectors, code officials, residential designers, product suppliers, homeowners.Continuing Education Credits: This course is eligible for 6 CEU's for Louisiana residential contractors; a signed LSLBC form will be provided at the end of the workshop. A certificate of completion will also be issued to all attendees who complete the workshop. The certificate may be used to request continuing education credit for various professions who recognize LaHouse or LSU seminars. Locations, Dates and Registration Websites:
Instructor: Bill Robinson, LSU AgCenter Building Science EducatorCost: $125 registration fee* (lunch on your own) *20% discount on class fee for LHBA and La. Realtor members, LaHouse Gold + Key Contributors, government employees, faculty, and non-profit organization employees. Reduced student fee available if space permits. Select Registration Type for appropriate registration fee.Class size is limited. Payment must be received to reserve your seat.
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