August Forum: Building Science 101

August 7, 2017

Building Science is the study of how a building reacts to the physical phenomena surrounding it; in short, it is how a building responds to science. The collection of information from these studies might include temperature and moisture, building envelope and leakage, heating and ventilation, and building materials. These aspects must function together to create a well oiled machine. In this August forum, come join us to hear an international expert in this field speak on his experiences in building science, how he uses this information to optimize a building’s performance and minimize its environmental impact, and how he has learned from past mistakes. Our speaker this month will be: Foster Lyons, Building Science and Construction Specialist, Charles Hilton Architects   Foster is a well known and detailed speaker with great experiences and a self deprecating style that is required in the Building Science field. His firm specializes in the design of single family homes and works, primarily, in the New York and New England area. Foster’s day-to-day functions include the design development and review of building details for improved energy efficiency, weatherization, efficiency of material use and constructability.  In addition, he has considerable interaction with the inspection and review of construction of the completed designs. Prior to joining Charles Hilton Architects Foster was the New York regional manager for Horizon Builders, a Maryland based contractor specializing in the construction, addition, renovation and repair of single family homes. Previous career experiences included six years as owner of Coastal Point Construction in Greenwich, CT, specializing in architect designed, commissioned custom home construction, six years as a project manager with Hobbs, Incorporated in New Canaan, CT managing the construction of numerous custom residential projects and over ten years as a construction manager with Adler/Valentine Associates in Rye, NY completing many residential, commercial, and institutional buildings.   Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Time: 6:30-8:00pm Place: Knoll Showroom, 1330 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10019   Click here to register.   We highly encourage attendees to register in advance, as fees increase at the door. If registering at the door, credit/debit card is strongly preferred.