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Integrated Systems of Buildings' Upgrade and New Constructions May 13, 2015 Mark Bomberg, adjunct professor, McMaster University, Canada and Southeast University, China, Michael Gibson, assistant professor, Department of Architecture, Kansas State University , Xing Shi, associate professor, Department of Architecture, Southeast University, China
Pedagogy of Practice May 13, 2015 Bruce Wrightsman (Kansas State University), Michael Everts (Montana State University)
Form vs Function? Apr 13, 2015 John Straube, PE, faculty of engineering, University of Waterloo; principal, BSC Inc.
The NFPA 285 Fire Test’s Impact On Architectural Design And Energy Performance Apr 13, 2015 Richard Keleher, AIA, Thompson & Lichter Company, Canton, MA
Thermal Performance and Energy Savings Potential of Attic Radiant Barrier Systems Apr 13, 2015 Som Shrestha, PhD, BEMP, ORNL, Andre Desjarlais, ORNL
Field Thermal Performance of EIFS Using Vacuum Insulation Panels Apr 13, 2015 Ali Fallahi, Ph.D., R&D staff, Building Science Engineer, Fraunhofer CSE, Boston, MA, Jan Kosny, PhD, Fraunhofer CSE, Boston, MA, Nitin Shukla, PhD, Fraunhofer CSE, Boston, MA, Tony Fontanini, Ph.D. Candidate, Fraunhofer CSE, Boston, MA, Lawrence Carbary, FASTM, Dow Corning Corporation, Roland Serino, PE, Dryvit Systems Inc.
Fire Hazards of Exterior Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components Apr 13, 2015 Amanda Kimball, Fire Protection Research Foundation
Weathered OSB Air and Water Leakage Testing Apr 13, 2015 Paul Grahovac, PROSOCO
NFPA 285 in the Field: An Update of Local Adoption Apr 13, 2015 Keith Nelson, AIA, Intertek-ATI
State of the Art of NFPA 285 Apr 13, 2015 Brian Kuhn, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
Doing It Right the Second Time – Designing Minimally Invasive, Cost-Effective Solutions for Window Repair vs. Replacement Apr 13, 2015 David W. Boyer, Building Envelope Analysis, LLC, Lawrence, Kansas, PROSOCO, Inc., Lawrence, Kans, Ron Tatley, Building Envelope Analysis, LLC, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, USA , Stacey Grund, Building Envelope Analysis, LLC, Seattle, Washington, USA Tatley-Grund, Inc., Seattle, Matthew Travis, Building Envelope Analysis, LLC, Lawrence, Kansas, PROSOCO, Inc. Lawrence, Kansa
Field Test Data from Retrofit of a Small Residential House Using EISF Technology Apr 13, 2015 John Edgar, STO Corporation, Ali Fallahi, Fraunhofer CSE, Alliston Watts, Fraunhofer CSE, Jan Kosny, Fraunhofer CSE, Linda Jeng, Dow Chemical
The Reality of Quantifying Curtain Wall Spandrel Thermal Performance: 2D, 3D and Hotbox Testing Apr 13, 2015 Neil Norris, Larry Carbary, Stanley Yee, Patrick Roppel, Phillip Ciantar
Energy Efficient Retrofit of a High-Rise Multifamily Building Apr 13, 2015 Brittany Hanam, MASc, P.Eng., RDH Building Engineering Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Lorne Ricketts, MASc, EIT, RDH Building Engineering Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Andrew Pape-Salmon, P.Eng., MRM, RDH Building Engineering Ltd., Victoria, BC
Design Considerations for Climate Change Apr 13, 2015 Paul Totten, Vice President, WSP, Alexandra Connor, Project Associate, WSP
The Future of Fenestration Rating Apr 13, 2015 William C. duPont, Syerngy Consulting
Production Homebuilder + Passive House: Lessons Learned Apr 13, 2015 Anastasia Herk, IBACOS, Pittsburgh, PA, Duncan Prahl, IBACOS, Pittsburgh, PA
The Importance of Translating an OPR to BOD Apr 13, 2015 Andrew Smith, Senior Associate, WSP, Paul Totten, Vice President, WSP
Introducing the BEST 4 Conference on Behalf of the Technical Committee Apr 13, 2015 Mark Bomberg, D. Sc. (Eng) , Techn. D, PE
High-Dynamic Range Imaging (HDMI) as Validation and Design Tool in Assessing Daylight Discomfort Glare Apr 13, 2015 M Susan Ubbelohde, University of California, Berkeley; Loisos + Ubbelohde Associates
Performance Testing for QA and Commissioning Apr 13, 2015 John Straube, PE, faculty of engineering, University of Waterloo; principal, BSC Inc.
Re-Glazing of All Glass Curtain-Wall Buildings Apr 13, 2015 Michael Aoki-Kramer, BA, JD LEED-AP, RDH Building Sciences Inc., Graham Finch, RDH Building Engineering Ltd , Brian Hubbs, RDH Building Engineering Ltd, Ed Thiessen, RDH Building Engineering Ltd , James Higgins, RDH Building Engineering Ltd
Moisture Risk in Spray Polyurethane Foam Unvented Attics Due to Air Leakage Paths Apr 13, 2015 Duncan Prahl, RA, IBACOS, Pittsburgh, PA, Matthew Shaffer,PE, IBACOS, Pittsburgh, PA
Performance Testing for Quality Assurance and Commissioning Apr 13, 2015 Fiona Aldous, principal, WJE
Deterioration Model for Establishing an Optimal Mix of Time-Based Maint. and Condition-Based Maint. for the Enclosure System Apr 13, 2015 David Albrice, BSc., URP., ARP., PRA RDH Building Engineering Ltd., Matthew Branch, P.Eng. RDH Building Engineering Ltd.

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