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Delta Academy Event – Advanced Building Performance Program

October 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Wed, 18 October 2017 from 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM CDT

Peabody Opera House (use the entrance located at the corner of Market St. and S 15th St.)
1400 Market St
St. Louis, MO 63103

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BEC Guests will receive a $10 Discount on Tickets. BEC Guest Promo Code: BECGUEST

Earn continuing education credits! Approved for 5 AIA LU/HSW hours.

Learn how the right materials in the right order can improve durability, comfort, and thermal performance! This seminar will cover key principles of building enclosure design, including a discussion of the “perfect wall” concept – and beyond. Through industry research and field experience, you’ll learn about rain control, as well as the connections between airtightness, vapor permeability, durability, and energy efficiency.


Key Learning Objectives:

  • You’ll understand key building science concepts and how they relate to building enclosure performance
  • You’ll recognize how control layers work as a system, and in particular the differences and relationship between vapor, air, and thermal control
  • You’ll identify critical details and transitions that impact rain and air control
  • You’ll apply building science concepts to improving energy efficiency

Guided tours of the historic Peabody Opera House will be available following the seminar.



8:00 am Registration & Breakfast
8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcome & Introduction
8:45 am – 10:15 am Intro: What is a Perfect Wall?
10:15 am – 10:30 am DELTA® Academy Refuel Break 1
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Keeping the Rain Out
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Airtightness and Energy Performance
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm DELTA® Academy Refuel Break 2
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Air, Water and Vapor Control Systems
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Q & A Period
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Social Hour & Networking – Guided tours of the historic Peabody Opera House will be available at this time.


Featured Speaker: John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng.

John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., 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. In addition to his work with RDH, Dr. Straube is a faculty member at the University of Waterloo and is a prolific writer and noted public speaker.


About DELTA® Academy

For building professionals who build to a higher standard, DELTA® Academy will change the way you see air and moisture barriers and the critical role they play in creating high-performance buildings. Bringing scientific evidence and global expertise together with the most accessible and convenient learning options, DELTA® Academy will lead to better buildings for people and the world.

For more information about DELTA® Academy Advanced Building Performance Program events, contact Jennifer Feijo at jfeijo@jankelley.com, or at 905-399-1129.


October 18, 2017
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Peabody Opera House
1400 Market St
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States
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Past Event Photos & Documents

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See the slideshow presentation from our May 11, 2017 Green Roofing Event here.