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Building Science and Preservation Workshop

  • Monday, June 04, 2018
  • 8:00 AM
  • Tuesday, June 05, 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • School of the Art Institute Chicago, 112 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

Space still available: Sign up now for the following APT workshop hosted by the School of the Art Institute Chicago. 


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Building Science and Preservation Workshop 

New Approaches and Technologies to address Challenges in Rehabilitating Historic Structures

Join renowned and widely respected building scientist William Rose as we spend two packed days that show building science at work in preservation. This workshop will provide a solid base in physical science-fluid flow, water vapor, radiation and heat flow. Learn some approaches to hygrothermal modeling and how to apply it. (Quick but intense). 

The workshop will continue as we will tackle juicier questions in preservation such as freeze-thaw, condensation, and adoption of energy efficiency measures in existing buildings. It will address how to monitor buildings, and how to use monitored data to help make important building decisions. The focus will be on walls (particularly masonry walls), foundations, and attics/roof systems.

The workshop will showcase several case studies of building science in use in preservation.

The author of a landmark book, Water in Buildings, William Rose is a research architect at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a widely respected building scientist.  Hear Bill lead the workshop and he sets the stage for enabling the attendee to make solid judgments regarding energy-saving measures and consequent performance in existing buildings. Understand how to make hygrothermal analysis of building walls, attics and foundations using one's own calculations.  And finally, participate in case studies that bring the theoretical into practice.

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