RDH Building Science – Building Science in Old Buildings

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RDH Building Science - Building Science in Old Buildings Understanding how old buildings work – and how they can stop working will lead to better maintenance and retrofit decisions. In this LAB Event, Sarah Gray will discuss how traditional materials and construction practices managed heat, air and moisture, and how performance can be maintained or…  Read more

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RDH Building Science – Webcast: A New Slant on Attics

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RDH Building Science - Webcast: A New Slant on Attics Recent trends in residential roof design include modern flat roofs and classic mansard designs. These roofs often have complex geometry and ventilating them can be tricky – one wrong step in design or construction can lead to significant moisture problems. In this LAB Event, Trevor…  Read more

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RDH Building Science – HVAC and Whole-Building Performance

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RDH Building Science - HVAC and Whole-Building Performance Building scientists are often stereotyped as enclosure experts – and they are. But the best building science goes beyond the enclosure. At this month's LAB (Learning About Building Science) event, we’ll look at the building science of HVAC systems and what happens when that science is not…  Read more

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RDH Building Science Inc. – High-Performance Prefab: CLT to Precast

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RDH Building Science Inc. - High-Performance Prefab: CLT to Precast As the building industry moves toward lower energy consumption buildings, with tighter construction schedules, tighter infill lots and demands for more reliable quality, what role can prefab systems and components play? When and how do they work best? We will look at both residential and…  Read more

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RDH Building Science – Climate Change: Adaptation and Mitigation

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RDH Building Science Laboratories - Climate Change: Adaptation and Mitigation The climate is rapidly changing, and today's buildings will need to withstand these changes well into the future. So why are we designing to climate norms from the past 30 years? This presentation will focus on what we should be doing to ensure our buildings…  Read more

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RDH Building Science – 25 Years of Building Enclosure Research

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RDH Building Science - 25 Years of Building Enclosure Research Over the past 25 years, the Building Engineering Group Test Hut (BEGHUT) at the University of Waterloo has provided insights on a wide array of questions about wall drying capacity, inward vapour drives, cladding ventilation, air leakage condensation, driving rain exposure and more. This presentation…  Read more

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RDH Building Science – Learning from Failures – Forensics, Research and Building Performance

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RDH Building Science - Learning from Failures - Forensics, Research and Building Performance What have we learned from building failures – and how have we learned it? Forensic investigations can lead to new insights and new questions, and ultimately help develop or improve materials and systems. In this presentation, Chris Schumacher will discuss the research…  Read more

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RDH – Venting About Venting – Design Options for Cathedral Ceilings

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RDH Building Science Inc. - Venting About Venting - Design Options for Cathedral Ceilings In this session, Jonathan Smegal will share his views on unvented designs using SPF, and describe best practices supported by research and building science principles. He will describe one study in detail, which used a natural exposure test facility to test…  Read more

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RDH Building Science Inc. – Designing High Performance HVAC for MURBs

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RDH Building Science Inc. - Designing High Performance HVAC for MURBs Multi-unit (or multifamily) residential buildings constitute a growing percentage of new construction building stock in North America. Providing ventilation for these buildings has long been misunderstood, and current default practice may not even be compliant with current building code in Canada or the US.…  Read more

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RDH Building Science Inc. – Uses and Abuses of Performance and Compliance Tests

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Standard test methods can be invaluable for specification writing, commissioning, compliance and forensic investigation. However, a one-size-fits-all approach isn't always useful. In this presentation, we will look at what common standard tests can and can't tell you, and discuss examples of alternative nonstandard approaches that have been used successfully to answer specific questions in the…  Read more

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