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Building Smart - Airtightness Testing: Diagnostics and Repair

Building Smart - Airtightness Testing: Diagnostics and Repair

Wednesday, February 05, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Webinar or in-person:


Applicable to both Part 9 and Part 3 buildings, this webinar will discuss diagnostic methods in detail, such as infrared thermography and smoke tracer testing, and use them to compile an air leakage inventory.

Presenters will share remediation methods and show how following a particular order of operations can prevent the need for repairs. Concepts will be illustrated with case studies and an in-depth discussion on mock-ups, mid-construction testing, common air leakage pathways, and a range of critical tie-ins and details that should be considered.

This webinar complements the Illustrated Guide to Achieving Airtight Buildings, authored by RDH Building Science Inc. and published in 2017 by BC Housing, with support from BC Hydro and the City of Vancouver.

Your Presenters:

Einar Halbig, BASc, CEA

Einar is a Principal at E3 Eco Group. Trained as a civil engineer and working as an Energy Advisor, he has evaluated over 2,000 existing homes and hundreds of new homes. Einar provides Building Science for New Homes training and Certified Energy Advisor training.  He also serves as the Chair of the CHBA BC Technical Advisory Committee.

James Higgins, Building Science Technologist

James works across several groups at RDH, from research and investigation in the Building Science Labs division, to building enclosure design and construction field review in the New Buildings division. James co-led the development of the updated Building Enclosure Design Guide.

Stephen Wong, EIT

Stephen is a Building Science Consultant at Morrison Hershfield. Stephen works predominantly on larger Part 3 buildings, involving building envelope design and field review, building component energy modelling and thermal performance analysis.

Location Details

Brix Studio
211 Columbia St #102
Vancouver, B.C.
V6A 2R5

Contact Information

Contact Name: Learning on Demand @ BC Housing
Phone: 1-800-601-2715