Buildings that achieve higher levels of airtightness tend to also be built and executed to a much higher quality level. While airtightness is essential to ensure thermal insulation performs to its optimum and to reduce condensation risk, it must also be combined with an effective ventilation strategy, be it by passive or mechanical means.
At its most basic, airtightness aims to eliminate any unintended gaps or cracks in the external fabric of the building. Ventilation focuses on replacing the stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air to meet the occupant’s needs. The key is to ‘build tight and ventilate right’!
Ilias Igoumenidis, Technical Support Engineer with Ecological Building Systems, will provide a presentation outlining why airtightness is now recognised as a key element in realising higher performance more durable healthy buildings. This presentation will be followed by a practical demonstration from Fintan Wallace (Architectural Technologist) on the applications of airtightness systems and products at critical junctions. Followed by an opportunity for delegates to have a go and gain hands on experience.
Delegates who are attending the training session on Achieving Airtightness on 3rd June will be given a unique opportunity to ask our speakers specific airtightness and windtightness queries.
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