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Building Enclosure Design and Termite Prevention in Hot & Humid Climates

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This webinar will examine the unique considerations of building enclosure design for light-frame wood multi-family and commercial projects in hot and humid climates, focusing on southern regions. Alongside managing heat flow, air flow, and vapor flow, the session will include considerations for termite prevention for long-term durability. It will commence with an overview of fundamental building enclosure design principles and considerations, progressing to explore optimal practices for various light-frame enclosure assemblies and details, drawing from technical guidelines and case studies. There will also be a brief examination of termite species encountered in hot and humid climates, focusing on preventive measures and control strategies for buildings. The session will emphasize initial design approaches to deter termite ingress and effective maintenance protocols for ongoing surveillance. Attendees will learn how to apply key strategies to design light-framed wood buildings for durability and longevity.

Bonus content – attendees are invited to stay for the end of the non-accredited portion of the webinar featuring WoodWorks Partner Sterling Structural for a manufacturer Q&A. Learn more about their products and services and how they can be a resource on your next project.

August 14, 2024 | 1:00pm-2:30pm ET
Attendees can Earn 1.5 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 1.5 PDH credits or 0.15 ICC credits


David Ford, P.E., RRC, RWC, LEED AP | Walter P. Moore

David is a licensed professional engineer and a Senior Principal and Managing Director of the Diagnostics Group at Walter P Moore, serving as the firmwide director for the Enclosure Diagnostics Practice. His technical expertise ranges from building forensics and performance to the restoration and rehabilitation of existing structures and capital asset management planning. David has investigated, analyzed, and designed structural and enclosure systems for buildings throughout North America, and has contributed to industry organizations and technical conferences to share his knowledge. David earned his BS in Architectural Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and a MS in Civil Engineering (Structures) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Faith M. Oi, Ph.D. | University of Florida, Entomology and Nematology Dept.  

Dr. Oi is the Director of Pest Management University and Florida’s statewide school Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. She also directs graduate students and works closely with industry on research designed to solve pest problems important to Florida. Dr. Oi earned her PhD from the University of Florida (Gainesville), Entomology and Nematology Department, where she studied termite-foraging dynamics. She received her MS from the University of Hawai’i, Mānoa, Department of Entomology, where she worked in agriculture. 

Adohi Hall, University of Arkansas / photo Timothy Hursley