Building Envelope Fundamentals Part 5: Condition, Performance, Conservation and Innovation- Recorded Webinar


Building science is constantly evolving, punctuated by the current challenges we face: energy efficiency, adaptation to climate change, sustainability, building conservation and rehabilitation. The materials and techniques are sophisticated, of course, and more and more efficient. But still it is necessary to control them. To this end, this series of webinars responds to both the fundamental requirements of building practice and the contemporary issues of building science, using an interactive and dynamic approach to understanding, knowing, integrating and performing.

The fifth webinar will focus on the performance and sustainability of the building envelope throughout its life cycle. The themes of efficiency and innovation will be treated, as well as the deterioration, aging and rehabilitation of buildings. This webinar will conclude the series by addressing the major conservation issues and the strategies currently being put forward in this regard.



Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the different references in terms of sustainability and life cycle
  • Assess in what context the envelope’s existing constraints and conditions influence its performance
  • Recognize the main processes of disorder in the envelope, their causes and their consequences.
  • Identify some conservation approaches currently used.
  • Understand how improvements and efficiencies fit into the preservation of built heritage.

Target Audience

Multiple roles and levels in an organization including but not limited to:

  • Architects
  • Building Engineers
  • Building Owners
  • Building Science Commissioners
  • Code Authorities
  • Contractors
  • Commercial Builders
  • Curtain Wall Manufacturers & Designers
  • Door & Window Manufacturers & Designers
  • Glazing Contractors
  • Spec Writers

AIA / IACET Procedure:

In order to receive AIA or IACET credits, the accompanying quiz must be completed. After the quiz is scored 80% or higher, 1.5 HSW LU will be credited to your AIA Membership account if that membership number is provided to us. For IACET or other self-reporting purposes, you can print a Certificate of Completion from your Learning History.


Presenter Biographies


Dave Stammen

Dave Stammen is the Principal Engineer for UL’s Building Envelope Performance Test Laboratory. He has over 20 years of experience working as a Design Engineer, Project Manager, and Code Compliance Manager within the Building Envelope industry. He is an active member of multiple organizations including American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), and American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM). Dave is UL’s technical expert for building envelope performance testing of products such as fenestration (windows and doors), tornado and hurricane shelter components, and other exterior Building Envelope products and materials.


Richard Trempe

Richard Trempe is an architect since 1993. His career has focused on the investigation and rehabilitation of buildings, and more specifically their envelope. He recently completed a Master of Science in Architecture, and completed research in service performance and life cycle approaches. Whether through his research or in his practice devoted to expertise on institutional buildings, Richard Trempe is passionate in this quest to understand "why and how it is done." He has drafted a facade inspection and maintenance guide in 2015 and has published several articles on the subject in recent years.



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Time Requirement


Web-Based 90 minutes

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