Thursday, October 10, 2019
8:30am - Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4:30pm
In this 2-day training course, participants will learn in-depth techniques to analyze and evaluate their wall assemblies and details for moisture risk and thermal bridging. Participants will learn to use a variety of current software tools including the hygrothermal simulation WUFI Pro, Glaser, and condensation point calculators. New for the training this year will be in-depth instruction on how to evaluate details and junctions using the 2-dimensional heat flow simulation tool Flixo Energy Plus, which is a markedly improved and more user-friendly version of the program THERM.
The workshop will begin with a review of the building science principles of moisture and heat flow in above-grade wall assemblies and discuss why thoughtful design and analysis becomes increasingly important for higher performance enclosures.Most of the class time will be devoted to learning how to use and evaluate results from these tools, with a focus on WUFI and Glaser tools the first day, and thermal bridge and condensation analysis using Flixo the second day.Attendees will have the opportunity to model a mix of conventional commercial and high performance wall assemblies.Some prior experience with these topics is recommended.