The Building Envelope Solution

The building envelope consists of all exterior components of a building –roof, walls, below-grade waterproofing, windows, skylights, and so on. When looking at these components, it is important that each is taken into consideration to prevent moisture or air from migrating into the building. The envelope is a complicated and integral part of any high-performance building; however, it is often the most neglected portion. This presentation aims to educate the participants on the importance of the building envelope and how the individual components within the system must be designed and constructed to ensure a long-lasting, energy-efficient building.


Learning Objectives:
  1. Recognize the importance of building envelope systems.
  2. Identify and select performance-based products for foundations, walls, and roofing systems that ensure a proper physical barrier between the inside conditioned space and the outside elements.
  3. Learn about proper design, best practices and installation techniques of key building envelope components and systems.
  4. Explore basic tie-in detailing for roof to wall, wall to below grade, and below grade to blindside systems.
Education Content: Beginner
Course Accreditation:
American Institute of Architects (AIA) | 1 AIA LU/HSW | Course Number: CSTe-BE101-23
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) | 1 IIBEC CEH