“The Dean of North American Building Science” to Present at IBS 2016


In an era of increasing energy codes and amplified concerns about performance, insulation is one of the most controversial yet important topics affecting modern housing construction. While there is plenty of information available, making heads-or-tails of what is actually the “best practice” for your particular conditions and goals can be difficult.

The Master Session, “Don’t Eat Your Sweater: Building Science & Best Practices for Continuous Insulation,” features one of the most experienced, engaging and charismatic presenters in the industry, Dr. Joseph Lstiburek – referred to as the “The Dean of North American Building Science” for his forensic skills by Fast Company Magazine. Dr. Lstiburek is known for being able to present complex building issues in a manner that’s understandable to builders.

During this three-hour session, you will dive deep into the complexities of insulation. You will learn the best practices for integrating foam sheathing (continuous insulation) onto wall assemblies for code compliance and durability – with applications ranging from minimum code compliance to the “perfect wall” and “net zero” buildings. Dr. Joe will also provide guidance of how to best integrate IFS with water-resistant barriers, air barriers, vapor retarders, window and cladding installation.

This Master Session will be held on Wednesday, January 20 from 8:30-11:30 am and is eligible for continuing education credits. A full registration or one-day education registration for Wednesday is required to attend. General seating is first-come, first-served, but seats can be reserved in advance for $25. Reserved seating can only be purchased during IBS advanced registration online, not on site.

Get details of all of the Master Sessions offered at the 2016 IBS at BuildersShow.com/master. To reserve a seat, simply add this session to your Builders’ Show registration.

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