PHRC Webinars

Building Science Primer

1/8/2013 1:00-2:00 PM


Brian M. Wolfgang


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This program will cover the basics of building science in residential construction, focusing mainly on moisture and its role in building performance.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss basic definitions of building science and its role in the construction industry.
  • Understand the fundamentals of moisture and relative humidity.
  • Distinguish between the effects of high and low humidity in homes.
  • Identify basic strategies used to prevent problems related to moisture in homes.


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credits

Credit Hours


Tags: Energy Efficiency, Energy Codes, and Green Building



The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

219 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2341

Fax: 814-863-7304