Thermal Continuity of the Building Skin
January 2021 Monthly Meeting
Thermal Continuity of the Building Skin: Detail-Level Insight into The Balance of Thermal Separation and Structural Support
Live Zoom Webinar. Pre-registration is required at the link below.
Will Babbington, AIA, PE
The impacts of thermal bridging have long been known in the building industry. Balconies, floor/wall interfaces, shelf angles, canopies/overhangs, penetrations, and parapets have a significant impact upon energy performance, condensation resistance, building durability, and occupant comfort. This presentation will begin by exploring the importance of thermal bridging in Oregon and other climates. Additionally, the speaker will address multiple building types, sizes, wall constructions, and costs, showing numerous real-world examples showing how thermal bridging can be mitigated at numerous conditions around the building skin.
Will Babbington is the Facade Design Director and Principal at Studio NYL. He has designed and realized award-winning structural and skin projects which merge high performance, high design, and constructability. Will is also the current National Chair for the Building Enclosure Council as well as Past-Chair for BEC-Colorado. He is a representative for AIA National on the ASHRAE 90.1 Envelope Subcommittee, a voting member on the ASTM Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings, and a developer and trainer for ASTM’s / NIBS’ new Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) certificate program.