Rainscreen Claddings and Drained Walls: Technology, Codes, and Regulation

CSC Grand Valley - October Virtual Luncheon
October 08, 2020 | By Webmaster

Rainscreen Claddings and Drained Walls: Technology, Codes, and Regulation

with guest speaker
John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng - RDH Building Science

Seminar Overview
How do some building systems (roofs, glazing and precast) work fine as face-sealed systems with drained joints? What is the difference between the performance of brick, siding and panel cladding? How does science, the OBC and OAA Prodemnity look at these systems?

About the Presenter
John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., is a Principal at RDH Building Science and RDH Building Science Laboratories, where he conducts forensic investigations, assists with the design of new high performance buildings, and leads research projects in the areas of low-energy building design, building enclosure performance, hygrothermal analysis, and field performance monitoring. Dr. Straube is also a cross-appointed faculty member in the School of Architecture and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He was a Principal at Building Science Corporation from 2006 to 2013, and is the author or co-author of over 100 published technical papers, author of the book High Performance Enclosures and co-author, with Eric Burnett, of Building Science for Building Enclosures. Dr. Straube’s leadership as a building scientist and an educator has been recognized with multiple awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in Building Science Education from the National Consortium of Housing Research Centers (NCHRC).

Who Should Attend?
  • Architects, Engineers, Specifiers and Consultants
  • Builders, Developers, and Contractors
  • Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Distributors
  • Owners and Property Managers
When: Thursday, October 15th, 2020
Time: 12:45 – 1:00 Networking
1:00 – 2:00 Presentation
Where: ONLINE (details will be emailed to registrants prior to event
Cost: $10 Members / $15 Non-Members / Students $5