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 http://buildingsciencelabs.com/presentations.
Details about continuing education credits are available on event registration pages.
June 20 – Lessons from the North: How Building Science Can Meet Local Needs
Building science principles are critical to designing functional, efficient, healthy and durable buildings. But before we get to the science, we need to understand the context. What are the unique functional requirements of the building? The lifestyles of the occupants? The conditions the building will be exposed to? Using Kashechewan First Nation as a case study, we will discuss the current state of housing and ways in which building science principles, research and analysis can be combined with local knowledge to create housing that meets the challenges facing this community. We will then discuss general lessons learned for sustainable design and improved occupant engagement and satisfaction.
July – Summer is Here!
In July, we will have our annual summer event – with lots of great food, guest speakers and (hopefully) sunshine! More information coming soon!
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