How to Meet New Code & Beyond-San Luis Obispo

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How to Meet New Code & Beyond-San Luis Obispo

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM — 04:00 PM


12 PM - 1 PM Lunch
1 PM - 4 PM Workshop

Date & Location
April 20 Redwood City
April 21 Pacific Grove
April 22 San Luis Obispo
April 23 Santa Barbara

FREE registration

What We'll Cover

  • New 2019 California Building Codes
  • High Performance Wall Systems
  • Structural Systems that Improve Efficiency
  • 2x4 and 2x6 Advanced Framing
  • Air Tightness
  • Weather Protection

This workshop outlines the ever-increasing challenges presented to the industry from increased air tightness and R-values of wall assemblies, and makes the connection between material and design choices to creating high performance walls that lead to improved water and airflow performance. We examine structural systems that improve efficiency, advanced 2x6 framing techniques, and key connection points – foundation to wall and wall to attic. We also look at new and existing insulation techniques to safely increase the thermal effectiveness of wall assemblies and identify the increased importance of key air and weather barrier details to maintain long-term durability.

Learning Highlights

  • Identify the increased importance of key air and weather barrier details to maintain long-term durability
  • Understand the total thermal effectiveness of wall systems and how/where to safely increase it
  • Learn 2x6 advanced framing techniques that improve efficiency
  • Review details for improving connections of the wall to foundation and wall to attic
  • Identify construction detail options for the installation of different exterior insulation strategies in a traditional wood framed wall system

This workshop and hands-on training will focus on the application of building science principles so building professionals walk away with leading edge implementation plans and best practices.

Mark LaLiberte 

Mark LaLiberte is the co-founder and president of Construction Instruction. He has dedicated over 30 years to the building industry. Through his lectures and on-site assistance, he provides builders, architects and manufactures with an in-depth look at the current and future state of housing. His work has earned him a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA), where he developed the highly acclaimed Houses that Work lecture series.