Passivhaus Affiliate

MASTERCLASS: Airtightness - Design and Application

Date: 17 November 2014 Time: 10.45 - 17.30
Location: Saint-Gobain Innovation Centre, 95 Great Portland Street London W1W 7NY Cost: PHT members: £150 + VAT; Non-members: £220 + VAT.

With ‘Airtightness’ being part of the certification criteria for Passivhaus buildings, the correct design and application of an effective air barrier is essential in achieving the required performance. This masterclass will also explore the different strategies that can be used within a Passivhaus with examples and case studies of certified developments for both new build and refurbishment.

The Masterclass 'Airtightness - Design and Application’ is limited to around 20 participants and focuses on what to look out for when designing, specifying, installing the correct airtight barrier. The masterclass will be delivered by airtightness experts Paul Jennings and Stephen Gurney.

The masterclass will cover the follow areas:

  • Airtightness and UK construction
  • A step-by-step programme for delivering airtight buildings
  • Defining an Air Barrier strategy
  • Airtightness Champions
  • Standard and non-standard testing

 

Programme:

10.45 - 11.00:              Registration & Coffee/Tea

11.00 - 11.10:              Introduction

11.10 – 11.45:             Introduction to Airtightness in Passivhaus

11.45 – 12.30:             Achieving Airtightness in Passivhaus

12.30 – 13.15:             12 Steps to Airtightness

13.15 - 14.00               Lunch

14:00 - 14.30:              Air Barrier Detailing

14.30 - 14.50:              Exercise 1: Detailing the airtightness layer

14.50 - 15.20:              Airtightness products

15.20 - 15.30:              Questions and discussion

15:30- 15:45:               Tea & coffee break

15.45 - 16.30:              Airtightness Champions

16.30 – 17.00:             Test oversight and advance testing

17.00 - 17.15:              Questions and discussion

17.15 – 17.30              Close & Pub

 

How to book:

Contact Roger Southcott at roger@passivhaustrust.org.uk

Please include name, contact details, organisation name along with details of the following:

1. Current knowledge level/background of the workshop topic?

2. Any specific issues/knowledge/questions you would like us to cover in the workshop?


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