ONE DAY SEMINAR
THE SCIENCE OF BUILDING
A comprehensive one day workshop!
high-performance basements that homebuyers demand.
UNDERSTAND THE SCIENCE OF HOW BASEMENTS WORK
LEARN HOW TO DELIVER HIGH PERFORMANCE LIVING SPACES
LEARN BEST PRACTICES TO IMPROVE BASEMENT PERFORMANCE
HIGHLY INTERACTIVE ONE DAY WORKSHOP
More and more homebuyers expect their basements to provide the same level of comfort, liveability, and moisture control as above grade spaces. Homebuyers won’t accept the damp, cold, wet, mouldy basements of the past. For smart builders, this presents an opportunity to perfect their craft and to deliver the high performance living space that their home buyers demand. This seminar will identify key areas to enhance basement performance, introduces best practices to understand materials, components, and systems and how they work together and ultimately to provide a better basement.
In this workshop, you will:
Understand the science of how basements work
Discuss the poor practices that impair basement performance
Describe basement construction best practices that improve basement performance
Describe alternative approaches through case studies
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Michael lio, P.eng
Michael is a professional engineer who has consulted on projects and publications across North America relating to housing, energy efficiency and sustainability. His studies have supported the development of the Energy Star for New Homes program in Ontario, the EnerGuide Rating System, and the new R-2000 Program. At various times benchmarked the energy efficiency performance and greenhouse gas emissions of new and existing housing in Ontario. He taught sustainable housing in the Architecture Program at Ryerson University for 12 years while for the last 15 years he has taught building science and building technology and ecology at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture at the University of Toronto.