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Designing for Lasting Impact-The Science Behind Better Building Enclosures

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 3:30 PM


Join ROCKWOOL™ and our line-up of expert guest speakers John Straube (RDH), Keith Nelson (ECS Limited), and Holley Henderson (H2 EcoDesign) at the contemporary Walker Art Center to discuss building science fundamentals, fire safety & NFPA 285, and sustainable design practices - 5 CEUs 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM Learning from industry experts John Straube, Keith Nelson and Holley Henderson, this seminar will focus on designing better buildings through building science, fire safety, and sustainable design. During the course of the day, John Straube will delve into the science behind building enclosures, discuss key building science principles and look at design considerations and strategies when building with continuous exterior insulation. Keith Nelson will discuss the importance of fire safety design as it relates to the building enclosure, specifically NFPA 285 requirements and compliant designs. Holley Henderson will relate health, safety, and welfare commitments with current sustainability trends, discuss best practices and tools while incorporating regional context. At the end of the day, Sheldon Wolfe, a CSI Distinguished Member, will serve as moderator for a panel discussion between the expert speakers on how to build buildings that are energy efficient, fire safe and durable. Complimentary access to the gallery is included for all of our guests! The gallery will remain open until 9 PM. Agenda: 8:30 AM - 8:55 AMRegistration & Breakfast 9:00 AM - 11:30 AMThe Science Behind Building Enclosures – Design Principles & Elements(2 CEU)John Straube, Principal, RDH 12:30 PM - 1:30 PMDesigning for Fire Safety – Complying with NFPA 285 Test Standard for Exterior Walls (1 CEU)Keith Nelson, ECS Limited 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Enrich Modern Living: Insulate for Health + Safety + Welfare (1 CEU)Holley Henderson, LEED Fellow, H2 EcoDesign 3:00 PM to 4:00 PMPanel Discussion  4:00 PM to 6:00 PMNetworking & Cocktail Reception For more information please visit www.rockwool.com/minneapolis or contact lifeisinspiring@rockwool.com. Featured Speakers: John Straube, Principal, RDH Building Science John Straube, is a Principal at RDH Building Science Inc., 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. He is considered an international expert in moisture related building problems. In addition to his work with RDH, Dr. Straube is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo where he teaches courses in structural design, material science, and building science to both disciplines. He is also a prolific writer and a noted public speaker. Keith Nelson, ECS Limited Keith Nelson has provided critical on-site evaluation of design details and field review of new and existing building enclosure projects. He has been involved in a broad range of projects with services including enclosure evaluation, detailing, design and product submittal review, construction phase observation and evaluation, below-grade waterproofing investigation, testing and repair, and building code analysis. Mr. Nelson is currently a voting member of the ASHRAE 90.1 Envelope Committee and has served on the technical committee that updated the building enclosure requirements in the GSA P100 Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service and regularly assists state and local municipalities in the review and adoption of the 2012 International Building Codes. As a Principal Architect with ECS Mid Atlantic, he has more than 18 years of combined experience in enclosure consulting, architectural design and construction Holley Henderson, LEED Fellow, H2 EcoDesign Holley is the Founder of H2 EcoDesign and is known as the Common Sense Environmentalist making sustainable choices make sense for your business.  She is author of the book Becoming a Green Building

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