Carlisle, CA5 6LF
This event has been modified to be available virtually in light of the current Coronavirus restrictions.
Airtightness is an issue that cannot be ignored, and as we get ever-closer to zero-carbon homes, excellent standards will have to be achieved in all new homes. Achieving airtightness is important for the energy efficiency of dwellings and the comfort of occupants. Without it, the insulation installed will not perform to the calculated U-value.
Therefore clients, renovators, architects, builders, and contractors will all need to pay very close attention to this aspect of the project, to ensure the airtightness specification is implemented on site throughout the design and construction phases.
You’ll also need to ensure the integrity of the airtightness barrier is maintained throughout the whole build, given that airtightness isn’t something that can be easily sorted out later at air-pressure test stage.
Join Fintan Wallace, Architectural Technologist with Ecological Building Systems ‘virtually’ who will give a presentation on achieving optimum airtightness which will last just over an hour, there will be an opportunity to ask questions both during and after the presentation.
Following a short break the Ilias Igoumenidis, Technical Support Engineer from Ecological Building Systems will then give a project case study followed by a practical demonstration by Fintan and Ilias, which will be pre-filmed, this will cover installing insulation to achieve optimum results, followed by a main focus on installing airtightness membranes, tapes and seals to achieve the best results for a robust, durable and healthy building free from moisture-related issues.
Who will benefit
This training workshop is open to all, including any individuals seeking to build or renovate their own home to a high environmental standard, as well as building trade professionals such as architects and contractors.
Unfortunately this workshop is not suitable for children aged under 18.
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