OBEC Dinner - Insulating From the Inside Out: Retrofitting Masonry StructuresFebruary 8, 2017
Insulating From the Inside Out:
Retrofitting Masonry Structures
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Retrofitting historic masonry buildings is a challenging undertaking. This presentation will focus on one of the biggest design challenges – how do we preserve the exterior masonry facade while improving the energy performance and indoor comfort? Attendees will learn about strategies to control the movement of heat, moisture and air using interior insulating approaches. Through a series of case studies, Ekaterina will present and discuss key challenges of the design and retrofit of solid masonry buildings as well as how durability concerns were addressed while meeting the demands of historical preservation.
8:00 pm: Presentation
OBEC / OAA Members: $25.00 + $3.25 HST = $28.25
Dr. Ekaterina Tzekova
Ekaterina oversees TAF’s TowerWise Retrofit program and manages TAF’s building energy efficiency projects
Her research interests include improving energy performance and durability with a focus on multi-unit residential and solid masonry buildings.
She has published and presented widely on topics related to sustainability, building energy performance, material durability, and indoor environmental comfort.
Ekaterina received her PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto and is a part-time instructor for the Building Science Certificate Program at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies.
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OBEC Technical Discussion Group
Liquid Applied Weather Barriers
This discussion group will be chaired by Bob Hartogsveld and will take place from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Delta Markham, 50 East Valhalla Drive, Markham, ON L3R 0A3. Chocolate 4 Room
There is no pre-registration required, just show up and get involved in the discussion!