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 17 – Building Science In Old Buildings

The materials and systems used in buildings have changed dramatically over time. Understanding how old buildings work – and how they can stop working – will lead to better maintenance and retrofit decisions. In this LAB Event, Sarah Gray will discuss how traditional materials and construction practices managed heat, air, and moisture, and how performance can be maintained or improved. Real-world examples will be provided that illustrate problems and solutions. We will also look at special considerations for historic/heritage buildings.

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

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