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Workshop: Designing for Occupant Comfort (3 HSWs)
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When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: AIA East Bay
1405 Clay Street
Oakland, California  94612
United States

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Workshop: Designing for Occupant Comfort: Acoustics and Energy Performance in Multi-Family and Mixed-Use Buildings (3 HSWs)

Occupant comfort may not be an expressed design objective in the California Building Code, but it’s crucial to the success of a project. This workshop will provide practical information for designing wood-frame multi-family and mixed-use buildings to avoid common comfort-related pitfalls. Discussion will cover design, detailing and installation of high-performing, acoustically-rated assemblies, building envelope and energy efficiency requirements per Title 24, and methods for going beyond energy codes—such as implementation of Passive House techniques. Attendees can expect to gain a better understanding of the most common occupant complaints, and how to avoid them through proper building design.



  • Randy D. Waldeck, PE, LEED AP, CSDA Design Group
  • Colin Shane, P.E., M.Eng., P.Eng., RDH Building Science Inc
  • Eric Catania, M.Eng., BEMP, CPHD, LEED AP BD+C, RDH Building Science Inc