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You have a row house, you have a walk up, you have a mess and you want to fix it. How do you keep the rain out of it? How do you make it energy efficient, not violate the building code and not irritate your contractor and the owner? How do you not screw up the historic significance if there is any? What about apartments? What about frame houses? How do you deal with brick and masonry basement foundations from the inside? What are sacrificial mortars and renderings? Should I worry about freeze-thaw damage when I insulate on the interior? How do I insulate on the exterior of a mass wall assembly? More questions - and more answers - from a building science guru, Professor Joseph Lstiburek (yes, his old alma mater took him back).
The session in being held in Westford, Massachusetts and provides a highly personal "boardroom" discussion the specifics of renovation and rehabilitation. Space is limited to 15 attendees.
|8:30-8:45||Introduction: Setting the Stage|
What do you want to do with the building? Save it? Save energy? Both? Context is important.
|8:45-10:00||Foundations: Basements and Crawlspaces|
Dealing with them from the inside and the outside. Rubble foundations and brick foundations and sacrificial coatings.
|10:15-12:00||Walls and Windows|
Dealing with them from the inside and dealing with them from the outside. Overcladding is easier than you think. Interior insulation is harder than you think. So you want to keep the existing window and fix it?
|12:30-2:00||Roofs: Vented and Unvented Roofs|
How to turn a vented roof into an unvented roof. Roofs as decks.
|2:15-3:15||Ventilation and HVAC|
Which is better: supply, exhaust or balanced ventilation?
Dealing with them from underneath and from the top side.
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Building Science Corporation
|BSI-011: Capillarity—Small Sacrifices||Download (590.75 KB)|
|BSI-035: We Need To Do It Different This Time||Download (645.79 KB)|
|BSI-041: Rubble Foundations||Download (1.91 MB)|
|BSI-004: Drainage, Holes and Moderation||Download (2.61 MB)|
|BSI-013: Face Lift for Old Buildings||Download (645.05 KB)|
|BSI-029: Stucco Woes—The Perfect Storm||Download (1.13 MB)|
|BSI-043: Don't Be Dense—Cellulose and Dense-Pack Insulation||Download (820.59 KB)|
|BSI-047: Thick as a Brick||Download (842.46 KB)|
|BSI-046: Dam Ice Dam||Download (1.31 MB)|
|BSI-038: Mind the Gap, Eh!||Download (1.22 MB)|
|BSI-049: Confusion About Diffusion||Download (1.08 MB)|
|BSI-003: Concrete Floor Problems||Download (989.59 KB)|