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.

June 19 – Interior Insulation Retrofits of Old Buildings

How much can freeze-thaw and other decay risks be assessed and managed for interior insulation retrofits of old masonry buildings?

In this presentation, Randy Van Straaten will review the many interior retrofit approaches he has seen considered for these projects. Randy will provide insights on the pros and cons of various approaches by reviewing fundamental and practical considerations. The presentation will include a summary of risk assessment methods and the latest modeling tools being applied for these applications.

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

Coming Up in July – Our Annual Summer Event!

Don’t miss this yearly tradition, with special guest speakers, delicious eats, and of course plenty of great building science discussion! More details coming soon…

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