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Course provides a balance of lecture, live model demonstrations and class exercises so students will understand the characteristics of a building envelope that effectively control heat and moisture transport (including the four types of water movement – bulk, capillary, vapor diffusion, and air transport) in hot and humid climates. The relevance of material properties to energy efficiency, moisture accumulation, and durability, and their relative locations within the envelope assemblies will be presented.
Primary objective is for student to be able to design or identify
building envelopes in hot and humid climate that will minimize
moisture and heat movement into building using durable materials.
Objectives; Each student will be able to:
James B. Cummings is a Program Director at FSEC where he has been principal investigator for 24 research projects over 18 years. He has conducted field research in more than 250 homes and 100 commercial buildings, identifying air flow, pressure differential, HVAC, and moisture control failures. He has done extensive training in building science, combining his considerable diagnostic field experience into his training experience. Mr. Cummings holds an MS degree in Applied Solar Energy.
Neil Moyer is a Principal Research Engineer at FSEC and a nationally recognized expert in the field of building science and building air flow diagnostics. He brings an entertaining style to his training, along with the unparalleled field experience of testing 1000s of homes and 100s of commercial buildings. He knows of what he speaks. He is recognized for many innovative building science diagnostic test procedures widely used across the country. He has conducted training for many utilities, the Energy Efficient Building Association (EEBA) and Affordable Comfort conferences. Mr. Moyer has a BS in Electrical Engineering.
Chuck Withers is a Senior Research Analyst at FSEC and a hands-on building scientist and accomplished researcher (18 published papers). He has performed field research in more than 300 buildings. He is fluent in the language of building diagnostics – blower doors, duct testers, pressure mapping, and air flow verification – because he has performed a full range of tests on a wide range of buildings. He has seen how buildings fail and knows how to communicate that knowledge. He has presented at more than 40 conferences, workshops, and courses, including Florida Energy Gauge, duct leak test method, IAQ Diagnostics, and commercial buildings uncontrolled air flow courses. He has a BS degree in Secondary Education Physics.
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Note: All payments are fully refundable if cancellation is received at least 7 business days before the class begins. FSEC reserves the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient pre registration. In that event, all payments are fully refundable.