Renovation and Rehabilitation

Jan
14
2021

Live virtual seminar

Renovation and Rehabilitation is a live virtual seminar that is delivered by Dr. Joseph Lstiburek and provides a highly interactive discussion from his office in Westford, MA. The price is $199. Upon completion of the seminar, members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will receive 8 LU|HSW posted directly to the AIA Provider website. You have a house, you have a mess and you want to fix it. How do you keep the rain out of it? How do you make it energy efficient, not violate the building code and not irritate your contractor and the owner? How do you not screw up the historic significance if there is any? What about apartments? What about frame houses? How do you deal with brick and masonry basement foundations from the inside? What are sacrificial mortars and renderings? Should I worry about freeze-thaw damage when I insulate on the interior? How do I insulate on the exterior of a mass wall assembly? More questions - and more answers.

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Live virtual seminar

January 14, 2021

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January 14, 2021

Agenda: 

Schedule

Session

8:30-8:45Introduction: Setting the Stage
What do you want to do with the building? Save it? Save energy? Both? Context is important.
8:45-10:00Foundations: Basements and Crawlspaces and Slabs
Dealing with them from the inside and the outside. Rubble foundations and brick foundations and sacrificial coatings. Dealing with slabs from underneath and from the top side.
Break 
10:15-12:00Walls and Windows
Dealing with them from the inside and dealing with them from the outside. Overcladding is easier than you think. Interior insulation is harder than you think. So you want to keep the existing window and fix it?
Lunch 
12:30-2:00Roofs: Vented and Unvented Roofs
How to turn a vented roof into an unvented roof. Roofs as decks.
Break 
2:15-3:15Ventilation and HVAC
Which is better: supply, exhaust or balanced ventilation?
3:15-4:30Weird and Miscellaneous Stuff 
Historic limitations, structural cleverness any anything else that has come up during the day.