Daniels B.E.S.T. Lecture: Mark Lawton “The Myths and Realities of Thermal Bridging”

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design hosted engineer Mark Lawton on February 28, 2013 as part of the Building, Ecology, Science and Technology (B.E.S.T.) Lecture Series.

Mark Lawton, B.A.Sc., P.Eng., is Vice President and Senior Building Science Specialist at Morrison Hershfield, Vancouver B.C. He was recently awarded a Fellowship with Engineers Canada in recognition of his contributions to advancing the practice of the engineering profession in Canada. Mark is one of Canada’s recognized leaders in the Building Science field and his areas of particular expertise include building envelope durability, energy conservation methods, HVAC systems, indoor air quality and mould mitigation in buildings. His expertise is applied at all stages of the building process including the setting of requirements for design and the evaluation of building performance in existing buildings.

In this lecture, he speaks about his latest ASHRAE sponsored research project entitled “Thermal Performance of Building Envelope Details for Mid- and High-Rise Buildings” (1365-RP). The result is a practical method of accounting for the impact of thermal bridges in building envelope assemblies. As practitioners are provided with the tools to evaluate the impact of thermal bridges, they can make better decisions on where best to spend effort and dollars to improve envelope performance. This will also enable the development and better enforcement of North American codes and standards for building thermal performance, HVAC design and operation, occupant comfort and moisture management.

Lecture series proudly sponsored by Tremco Roofing.

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