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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 8:00 AM CST
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM CST

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Historic Menger Hotel 
204 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX

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National Building Science Corp. 

WUFI Pro Hygrothermal Workshop, San Antonio, Nov 14-15 

This symposium and workshop is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in collaboration with the Fraunhofer-Institut für Bauphysik (IBP) and co-sponsored by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)/ Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC), Owens Corning, and National Building Science Corporation (NBSC) of California.  It is endorsed by the Building Enclosure Council (BEC) of Boston and the National BECs. 

Learn to use the most powerful computer modeling program available, which is the industry standard, for building envelope design and wall analysis for heat/moisture control. 

See how to use WUFI® in conjunction with ASHRAE’s New Standard 160, Design Criteria for Moisture Control in Buildings. 

Instructors:  Dr. Achilles Karagiozis (Director of Building Science/Owens Corning, WUFI Developer) and André Desjarlais (Program Leader, Building Envelope & Energy Design/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) demonstrate the latest and best strategies on building envelope design with an emphasis on heat and moisture transfer.

About the workshop:

  • WUFI® workshops can help architects, engineers, building designers, building forensic specialists, manufacturer representatives, facilities managers, IAQ specialists, and other building science professionals.
  • The 2-day hands-on training session is kept at 30 or fewer, to ensure personalized attention. 
  • You will receive a copy of WUFI® software; the US Department of Energy provides WUFI-ORNL® for free, and you will receive the commercial WUFI Pro® 6.0 with an 8-week license.
  • You must bring with you a laptop computer and your power supply. You need administrative privileges on your laptop so that you can load the software.
  • You will be walked through every aspect of the modeling sequencing, enabling you to create wall or roof designs that would be most appropriate for the geographical location.
  • You can integrate weather data that has been collected for generations by NOAA, or import weather data from other sources. 
  • The program allows for each wall or roof design to be specifically engineered for its intended location and its orientation on the building site. 
  • Aspects of modeling for new products are demonstrated by both group and individual interaction.
  • You will learn how to export your files and create movies of the simulations.
  • Understand liquid water, vapor transfer, thermal transfer, the effects of humidity, drying, and the cause and elimination of vapor and condensation within walls.  Whether you are building in a hot, humid environment or cold and dry, or mixed because of seasons, this powerful modeling tool uses modern hygrothermal science to model every wall and roof condition in the contiguous USA.
  • You are encouraged to interact and exchange ideas with the professors/instructors, exploring the possibilities of the programs’ depth and multiple uses.
  • Point-and-click to
  • Pick a material. 
  • Layer your wall with a huge variety of building materials that can be selected and evaluated simultaneously for the most energy- and thermally-efficient walls.
  • Change walls or roofs using your evaluation instead of materials in the database.
  • Change location or orientation of your building. 
  • Material properties validated by test buildings.

Cost:  $950.00 for 2 days instruction, lunches, coffee breaks, 8-week temporary license for WUFI Pro software.

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Menger Hotel interiorHotel:

The historic Menger Hotel is where Teddy Roosevelt recruited his Roughriders.  The hotel is recently renovated, retaining its elegant charm. Room rates for our block are $129/night plus taxes.  Block rates expire
October 13, 2017.

San Antonio Riverwalk The hotel is located on the famous Riverwalk, and is next to the Alamo.

Online registration:  
Direct Link: https://reservations.mengerhotel.com/75799?groupID=2020422
Group Code: 111317WUFI
     Left-Click on the first date; hold down and drag to the check-out date.

Attendees may also go to www.mengerhotel.com.   Enter the Group Code and the travel dates to check availability.