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CANCELLED: Register Now for Two-Day WUFI Workshop

December 7, 2017

CANCELLED: This workshop has been cancelled due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict with the instructor, and due to low enrolment.

Join expert Manfred Kehrer for a two-day workshop this February, 2018, hosted by Red River College’s Building Envelope & Technology Access Centre (BETAC).

WUFI® is an acronym for Wärme Und Feuchte Instationär, which, translated, means heat and moisture transiency.

About the Course

Today’s residential and commercial building envelopes in North America are required to be energy efficient, which mainly means the envelope needs to meet R value and air tightness requirements.

Practical experience in the last decades all over the world and physical principles show that a higher risk of moisture failures go along with these energy efficiency requirements.

The WUFI® Workshop will educate students in the principles of building science, based on the latest research, as well as train them how to do hygrothermal performance assessments using the WUFI® tool to eventually design a durable building envelope. Effects like material properties, climate regions and indoor moisture generation are shown and their impact on the durability discussed.

ASHRAE Standard 160 will be introduced as a basic guideline on how to apply “Criteria for Moisture-Control Design Analysis in Buildings.”

Course Details

Dates: February 20 and 21, 2018
Times: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Room A412, Red River College, 2055 Notre Dame Ave.
Cost: $895 + GST
Course Code: WRKS 9121
Course cost includes: Parking, lunch and morning coffee.

About the Instructor

Manfred Kehrer has been active in the field of heat and moisture analysis in Building Science for more than 25 years. After many years of scientific work at Fraunhofer IBP, Germany, where he was leading the WUFI® software development and conducted laboratory measurements, he worked for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, for five years as a Sr. Researcher in Building Science.

Since early 2016, he’s been president of the start-up company justSmart Solutions LLC, in the field of building science consulting, and acts as the Official WUFI® Collaboration Partner for USA and Canada.

Mr. Kehrer is a voting member of several ASHRAE and ASTM committees, and sits on the editorial board of the “Journal of Building Physics.”

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