Designing for Long-Term Below-Grade Thermal Performance
Jun 18, 2020
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2020-06-18 12:00:002020-06-18 13:00:00America/New_YorkDesigning for Long-Term Below-Grade Thermal Performance*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will
Jun 18, 2020
6/18/20, 12pm - 1pm
1.0 LU / 1.0 HSW
*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.*
This course explores design choices to meet energy code and thermal insulation selection strategies to maximize long-term building performance for below-grade design. Factors influencing the performance of an insulation in its application, including manufacturing, as in product types, R-values, moisture absorption, temperature of the soil, aging, and quality of installation, will be discussed.
Speakers: Guy Titley, Sr. Research Engineer, DuPont Safety & Construction Valentina Woodcraft, PhD, Research Scientist, DuPont Performance Building Solutions
Guy Titley serves as Senior Research Engineer for DuPont’s Safety and Construction business. With a focus on building science, his expertise includes thermal and moisture protection, extruded polystyrene insulation, commercial and residential applications and residential home inspection. Titley’s career has included progressive roles in research and technical consulting. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of Ottawa.
Valentina Woodcraft is an accomplished Research and Development Scientist with the DuPont Performance Building Solutions. Throughout her career, Woodcraft has been responsible for leading development, and implementation of innovative experimental methods and techniques in field of thermal management building envelope materials, from fundamental research to field performance analysis. Her recent work focuses on hygrothermal behavior modeling of closed cell foams. She has been a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Microscopy & Microanalysis Society, and the American Physics Society. Outside DuPont, she had contributed her expertise to ANSI technical committee TC-163 as well as to ASTM. Woodcraft holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physics from the University of Tennessee. Her hobbies include home improvement remodeling, educational outreach to local community, learning new skills, and empowering people to reach for their dreams.
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