Tuesday / February 26, 2019 / 7:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Modern Hygrothermal Performance Assessment by Simulation: Motivation, Basics & Examples

Maggiano's Little Italy, 516 North Clark Street, Chicago

The Chicago chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute invites you to its annual building enclosure event.

Today’s building enclosures are more energy efficient than decades ago, mainly due to a higher level of insulation and air tightness. The downside is a higher risk of moisture accumulation with potential structural failure, decay, and unhealthy conditions as a consequence.

Modern hygrothermal engineering has already made its way from science to engineering and is an important tool today for modern building enclosure design and analysis. This presentation will describe the motivations for hygrothermal engineering, outline the basic principles, shows tools and examples.


  •      Manfred Kehrer - Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
  •      Andi Mele - Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

Sessions (sessions will be similar presentations):


  • 7:15 am                arrival/buffet
  • 7:45-10:30 am      program


  • 11:30 am              arrival/lunch
  • 12:00-2:45 pm      program

Cost for either session:

  • $40        CSI Chicago members and industry partners, including AIA Chicago, AIA NEI, BECC, IL Green Alliance, SEAOI, and several more
  • $50        non-members
  • $20        students

COntinuing education approval is pending. Registration ends February 19.

Click here to register with CSI Chicago​

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CSI Chicago, AIA Chicago, other companies and associations

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