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Managing Moisture - The Top Residential Construction Defect (Part 1: Best Practices for Design and Construction)

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Name: Managing Moisture - The Top Residential Construction Defect (Part 1: Best Practices for Design and Construction)
Date: June 3, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Building in our increasingly humid and wet weather creates enormous challenges for delivering durable, safe, and healthy places to live. There is a growing need to develop more effective envelope and interior moisture management strategies to ensure we can meet these goals and reduce the likelihood of building defects arising over time.
In Part 1 of this series, James Ball and Doug McCleery of MaGrann Associates will present an overview of the challenges and provide best practices for managing these complex building science systems from a design and construction perspective. Solutions will address managing moisture resulting from the envelope, building materials, humidity inside homes, and labor issues related to successful assembly strategies.

Developers, builders, GCs, subcontractors, design professionals, and advisors should attend. 


Part 1 Speakers:

Douglas McCleery, PE, CEM, Principal and VP Technical Services, MaGrann Associates
Mr. McCleery is a licensed engineer, Certified Energy Manager, and recovering HERS Rater with over 30 years of energy experience focused on building that people live in.  He is responsible for engineering, consulting, and quality assurance work at MaGrann Associates. He and his team design HVAC and plumbing systems for high performing multi-family and mixed-use buildings, and engineer cost-effective energy improvements that extend the lives of existing buildings.  He currently serves on the NJBA Codes Committee, the PA RAC Technical Advisory Committee for Commercial Energy Codes, and recently served on the Executive Board of the Northeast HERS Alliance.
James Darius Ball, VP of Business Development, MaGrann Associates 
James has managed LEED, Energy Star, and Indoor airPLUS certifications for high-end custom, production, affordable, and government projects. As a green building practitioner, he has conceptualized, designed, and supervised the construction of the first LEED Platinum Habitat for Humanity home in the nation, two Net Zero Energy homes, and over 100 other new homes at varying levels of LEED certification. He has worked as a home inspector, sales trainer, lecturer, and consultant to government agencies, non-profit builders, and private industry. He is personally and professionally committed to improving the social, economic, and environmental value of buildings. 

Click here to register for Part 2.



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