Live LAB Events

Learning About Building Science (LAB) Events begin as live (and often lively!) monthly events hosted by RDH Building Science Laboratories. LAB Events are training and networking opportunities intended for architects, engineers, and anyone interested in building science. They are interactive and casual – our goal is to take high-quality research and building science principles and make them fun!

We hold LAB Events at our laboratory in Waterloo, Ontario, and webcast them live for those outside the local area. You can find the links to register below. Recordings of popular and important presentations can be found in our on-demand LAB Events courses. If you’ve attended a recent LAB Event and are looking for the slides, a link will be sent by email. You can also check

Details about continuing education credits are available on event registration pages.

April 18 – Designing High Performance HVAC for MURBs/Multifamily

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. Over the past few years, the impact of closer reading of the ventilation code has been felt, with some municipalities insisting on more compliant ventilation systems. Heating and cooling of these buildings is also going through rapid change, and more projects are seeking to move from central payment of utilities to tenant payment of utilities. In this session, Steve Kemp will consider both low-rise and high-rise multi-unit residential buildings.

In-person (Waterloo, Ontario), 5:30-7:30pm EDT:
Online (live webcast from Waterloo, Ontario), 5:45-7:15pm EDT:

May 16 – SPF in Cathedral Ceilings

More information coming soon!

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