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Durability, Termites and Moisture Control: Florida Building Enclosure Design

May 21, 2019 – 8:30 am - 1:00 pm


Tampa, FLTampa, FL


Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register today to secure your seat.

Lunch is included in the cost.

On-site Check-in: 8:00 am
Program Begins: 8:30 am
Program Concludes: 1:00 pm

Durability, Termites and Moisture Control: Florida Building Enclosure Design 

Building enclosures are responsible for controlling heat flow, air flow, vapor flow and a number of other elements. In Florida, they are also essential for termite prevention. This presentation will explore design considerations associated with wood-frame building enclosures and the role of control layers in addressing items such as durability, termite prevention and control, and thermal continuity. Beginning with a review of building enclosure design fundamentals and considerations, it will then focus on best practices for a variety of wood-frame building enclosure assemblies and details.  Next, a brief overview of the termites encountered in Florida will be presented, with a focus on prevention and control strategies for multi-family and commercial wood buildings. A combination of initial design strategies to prevent termites from entering structures and proper maintenance programs for surveillance will be reviewed. Finally, the critical detail interfaces between different enclosure assemblies (i.e., walls, roofs, balconies, windows) will be reviewed with a focus on continuity of critical barriers.



Colin Shane PE, RDH Building Science Inc.

Colin Shane is a Principal at the San Francisco Bay Area office of RDH Building Science Inc., an engineering consulting firm dedicated to building science and building enclosure engineering. Colin’s experience includes design of all components of the building enclosure, including walls, glazing systems, balconies and roofs in climate zones across North America.  Colin has a broad knowledge of building construction and applies building science principles to evaluate, analyze and design durable, energy-efficient building enclosures.

Faith M. Oi, PhD, University of Florida

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.

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Maggiano’s Little Italy
203 Westshore Plaza
Tampa, FL 33609

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Parking:  Free parking

Attendees will qualify for 3 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 3 PDH credits or 0.3 ICC creditsCEUs are FBPE board-approved.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Mary Schramka, Event Manager


Ph: 708-204-9578


21 May 2019
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Maggiano’s Little Italy – Tampa
Tampa, FL United States

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