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.

November 21 – Climate Vulnerability

The climate is rapidly changing, and today’s buildings will need to withstand these changes well into the future. So why are we designing to climate norms from the past 30 years? This presentation will focus on what we should be doing to ensure our buildings are capable of fulfilling their function throughout their entire service life, not just the first few decades. This requires a combined approach of climate adaptation and climate mitigation. Robert Lepage will discuss some high-level climate change concepts, introduce the PIEVC protocol and other tools for tackling climate change, and provide a case study of the protocol’s use on a hospital in British Columbia.

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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