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The Science Behind Better Building Enclosures


ROXUL EDC, Cosella-Dorken and RDH Building Science discussed and shared in resolving common problems related to building design and construction. This full-day seminar provided 5 CONTINUING EDUCATION LEARNING UNITS and reviewed the following learning objectives:

  1. Understand key building science principles related to a building enclosure’s function and components.

  2. Recognize and apply critical design principles and strategies to improve building enclosure performance.

  3. Understand the in-situ performance of building enclosure materials and systems.

  4. Gain awareness of emerging issues and trends in building enclosure design that may influence design decisions and building performance.

Featured Speaker: John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng.

John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., 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.

In addition to his work with RDH, Dr. Straube is a faculty member at the University of Waterloo. He is also a prolific writer and a noted public speaker.


  • 8:00 am Registration & Breakfast
  • 8:30 am Welcome & Introductions
  • 8:45 am - 10:15 am Building Science Basics
  • 10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Building Enclosure Design Principles and Strategies
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Issues and Trends
  • 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Break
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Building Enclosure Best Practices
  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Q & A
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Social & Networking Gathering


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