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MCA Hosting Hydrothermal Performance Seminar In New Orleans

Joe Lstiburek

Chicago, IL - Scheduled in conjunction with the International Roofing Expo in New Orleans, LA in February, the Metal Construction Association (MCA) will be hosting a Best Practices Seminar on hydrothermal performance of roof and wall assemblies on Monday, February 23 at 2:00-4:00 p.m. CST at the DoubleTree by Hilton in New Orleans.

Titled "Don't Do Stupid Things," the two-hour seminar will be led by building science expert Joseph Lstiburek, PhD, P. Eng., ASHRAE Fellow from Building Science Corporation. The program's content focuses on underlayment, insulation and air barriers.

Metal roof and wall assemblies can perform very well in a variety of environments. However, they can also fail if they are not designed and installed with the fundamentals of optimal thermal performance and moisture management in mind. Lstiburek will describe the “perfect roof” and the “perfect wall” from the perspective of hydrothermal performance. The seminar will highlight the importance of the type of various components in a roof or wall assemblies, and their location in the assembly. An emphasis will be on metal systems, but the fundamentals will apply to all types of roof and wall systems.

The program is free for MCA members and $40.00 for all others. To register, click here.

About the Speaker

Joseph Lstiburek is a principal of Building Science Corporation. Lstiburek has been a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario since 1982 and is an ASHRAE Fellow. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Building Science at the University of Toronto. He has over thirty years of experience in design, construction, investigation, and building science research. Through the Department of Energy's Building America program, Lstiburek has forged partnerships with designers, builders, developers, materials suppliers and equipment manufacturers to build higher performance buildings across the U.S.

About The Metal Construction Association

MCA NLThe Metal Construction Association brings together a diverse industry for the purpose of expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, research, technology, and education. Companies involved in MCA benefit tremendously from association activities that focus on research, codes and standards, market development, and technical programs. MCA’s market development efforts increase the use of metal in construction by educating the building and design communities about the benefits of metal. For more information about MCA, visit

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