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Quality Counts: Techniques for efficient and durable building enclosures - Dec. 13 and 18 workshops

The devil is in the details 

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 details

   Recommendations, requirements and specifications
   Types, properties and criteria for selection
   Installation quality assurance inspection

Window 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 assemblies

Using Technology to Manage Projects

   Keeping project information where you can find it
   Choosing technology that’s right for you
   Putting technology to work

Who 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:

Location 2012 Dates Registration Website
LaHouse Resource Center
Baton Rouge, LSU campus

Dec. 18
New Orleans

Dec. 13

Bill Robinson,
LSU AgCenter Building Science Educator

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.

Last Updated: 12/4/2012 6:15:05 PM
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