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April Full-Day Symposium with John Straube

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Time: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Cleveland, 1100 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

Credits: 6.0 credits with AIA HSW (pending) and RCI

John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

2019 Annual Symposium - Extreme Building Solutions 


We are bringing in one of the best to Cleveland for a full day of building enclosure learning. This 6-hour session will be broken down into hour long bites, covering topics such as:

  • Extreme Durability

  • Building Enclosure Fundamentals

  • Roof Assemblies

  •   Mechanical System/Building Enclosure Interactions

  • Energy Efficient Buildings

  • Green Building Programs

This is an event not to be missed.  This event will include a light breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments.  

John Straube is a Principal at RDH Building Science, where he heads forensic investigations and leads research projects in the areas of low-energy building design, building enclosure performance, hygrothermal analysis, and field monitoring of wall assemblies. He is also a prolific writer and a noted public speaker. As one blogger wrote after attending a keynote speech: “he clearly loves what he does.”

In addition to his work with RDH, Dr. Straube is a cross-appointed faculty member in the School of Architecture and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Straube’s leadership as a building scientist and an educator has been recognized with multiple awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in Building Science Education from the National Consortium of Housing Research Centers (NCHRC) and the Professional Leadership Award from the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA).

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ABAA Hands-On Half-Day Workshop


Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time: Registration/Lunch 11:00 am, Workshop - 12:30pm until 4:30pm. This is a half-day event.

Where:  TREMCO-MAMECO Mfg Plant, 4475 East 175th St, Cleveland, OH 44128 (off Miles Rd)

Pre-Registration Cost: $20 for all Workshop Attendees (no discounts for AIA)

On-Site Registration Cost: --- Not Available ---


We have arranged another 'not-to-be-missed' special event opportunity for BEC-Clevelanders to get their hands dirty (your option) installing and talking about air barrier systems.  The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) travels the country, training contractors in the right way to install air barrier systems and educating design professionals / owners on what it takes to make a project successful. BEC-Cleveland has organized a special hands-on workshop and lecture with their expert instructors, focusing on the proper design, specification, application, and quality assurance.

Learning objectives:

  • Lunch
  • Did I mention Lunch?
  • Show and Tell Tour, including a live demo of a Testing Wall
  • Review of Testing Standards
  • Hands-On Workshop
  • Review of your Air Barrier Artwork
  • Discussion of Air Barrier Do's and Don'ts
  • Explaination of ABAA's Quality Assurance Program 

Please note: This event will have limited space. So don't wait, sign up now!  Because the facility has site security, we must provide an attendee list.  This means no walk-in attendance and registration will close the day prior to the event.  Also there will be no 'pay-at-the-door' options and no discounts for AIA members.

Currently we are working on Learning Credits and will pass on the information when we get further details.

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