Seminar: The Science Behind Better Building Enclosures, April 25

Originally published by: ROCKWOOLMarch 13, 2019

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Learning from industry experts John Straube, Keith Nelson and Holley Henderson, this seminar hosted by ROCKWOOL will focus on designing better buildings through building science, fire safety, and sustainable design.

During the course of the day, John Straube will delve into the science behind building enclosures, discuss key building science principles and look at design considerations and strategies when building with continuous exterior insulation. Keith Nelson will discuss the importance of fire safety design as it relates to the building enclosure, specifically NFPA 285 requirements and compliant designs. Holley Henderson will relate health, safety, and welfare commitments with current sustainability trends, discuss best practices and tools while incorporating regional context.

At the end of the day, Sheldon Wolfe, a CSI Distinguished Member, will serve as moderator for a panel discussion between the expert speakers on how to build buildings that are energy efficient, fire safe and durable.

Complimentary access to the gallery is included for all of our guests! The gallery will remain open until 9 PM.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM CDT, 5 CEUs

Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403


8:30 AM - 8:55 AM
Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
The Science Behind Building Enclosures – Design Principles & Elements
(2 CEU)
John Straube, Principal, RDH

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Designing for Fire Safety – Complying with NFPA 285 Test Standard for Exterior Walls (1 CEU)
Keith Nelson, ECS Limited

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM 
Enrich Modern Living: Insulate for Health + Safety + Welfare (1 CEU)
Holley Henderson, LEED Fellow, H2 EcoDesign

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Panel Discussion

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Networking & Cocktail Reception