Fri 27 Nov 2020 19:00 – 21:00
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Friday November 27, 2020 – 10am to 12pm (PST)
If you are a designer or builder who wants to achieve a high-performing, durable Passive House building, you need to understand control layers. Control layers are materials and systems of materials that are specially designed, selected, and detailed to control water, vapour, and air. They are placed throughout the building, from the roof, walls, and floor to the below-grade enclosure assemblies, details, and interfaces. They consist of membranes and other materials typically described as air barriers, vapour barriers, and water-resistive barriers, or collectively as critical barriers.
The design, selection, and placement of control layers can be challenging. Given the highly insulated nature of passive house buildings, even small mistakes in water and air control can create problems. Simply adding insulation to traditional wall and roof assemblies is risky, so air and vapour control practices must be adjusted to consider the assembly layers and details. Therefore, to design and construct effective passive house buildings, designers and builders must understand the building science behind control layers.
Building Enclosure Control Layers - Session 1 of 4 Part Series
Session 1 will introduce the concept of building enclosure control layers and provide examples from passive house buildings of air barrier systems, vapour retarders/barriers, and wall/roof water management. The session will also cover placement of vapour control with different types and varying thicknesses of insulation and water control for walls, including rainscreens and water-resistive barrier materials.
This two-hour session will include 90 minutes of live web-based instruction and demonstrations plus a 30-minute Q&A.
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No prerequisites are necessary, but a basic understanding of passive house principles, including Passive House Canada 120A, would be beneficial.
The instructor for this course will be Graham Finch.
Ifinsufficient registrations are received by 14 days before this course isscheduled to start, it may be canceled. While we do our best to plan ourcourse schedule well in advance, course dates, venues and instructors aresubject to change.