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Communications Project Engineer, HNTB Corporation
3

Wonderful course with practical information, but very difficult to understand as a result of poor audio intelligibility, room resonances, and presenters frequently off-mic. Course organizers should have common sense to provide wireless microphones, if needed. Viewing presenter holding up materials in a 1-inch window is also no picnic. Unable to view second presenter as he is outside the viewable window.

Sr Construction Manager, Alder Construction Management, Inc.
1

Camera recording did not show the screen in the presentation, thus much of the illustrations and critical information discussed at the presentation was not visible in the recording.

Fitch Architecture & Community Design
3

I hate the jabs at architects

Architect, MacDonald Architecture Studio PLLC
3

Geared for in room participants - not over the web

4

Great overall picture of options and insulation

Senior Architect, DAR
4

great

Architectural Assistant, City and County of San Francisco
4

ok

Community Housing Partners Corporation
1

Discussion of dewpoint analysis with WUFI and use of a vapor barrier is climate zone dependent. This importance was omitted and could cause massive problems if followed in a different region than the presentation. Recommendation of foil faced sheathing orientation ignores it as an addition of a vapor barrier - again, potentially dire. Large portion of course was plug for Ox products over Dow and for the company doing the presentation - not as much the building science of cavity and continuous insulation.

Senior Associate/Project Manager, William Hezmalhalch Architects, Inc
5

Great course.

Field Inspector, Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
3

Great slideshow coupled with the presentation.

Design Collective, Inc
1

The video and sound quality was poor. The presentation didn't follow the slides. Half of the presentation was a product sales pitch.

Vice President - Architect/Attorney, Megen Construction Company, Inc.
3

Hard to hear the speaker

Teaching Instructor, East Carolina University
2

I believe the stated answers to questions 1 & 2 are incorrect.
Convection causes greatest loss in R-value in a typical wall cavity.
1.5 / 16 =.0934 or 10%

Senior Architect, Arab Engineering Bureau
4

good

Graduate Student at North Carolina State University, Raleigh,NC, North Carolina State University
5

Great Product and good effort to educate.

V&J Consulting, LLC
1

Very poor audio.

Manager Applied Sustainability, BASF Corporation
3

Some good information...a little too much product advertising

Architect, Edwards + Hotchkiss Architects
3

First half okay. I give the sales pitches in the second half a B-.

CEO, BuildingWise, LLC
Pro Reviewer
3

An interesting subject with many avenues to success. As a heads up to all viewers, this is a company extolling the virtues of their product. The opening sequence does provide for some good visuals but unfortunately during an interesting and very important combination of slides about vapor barrier position we were, as viewers, only provided with one single slide whilst the speaker took us through the merits of vapor barrier and dew points. The second speaker had no slides but the verbal content had good practical information.
Overall, these type of presentations, (a video of a presentation) does require some after thought about how the information comes across to a static viewer and additional slides added to bring across the presentation to the viewing audience

President, James Standish Consulting Engineer, LLC
4

good presenters

Project Manager, Construction Development Services Inc
4

would appreciate information on the 2nd speaker. having recently built a home, this was of significant interest to me.

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Steven, I suggest that you contact Danie, at America Training Solutions (link on the right), the education partner who provided this seminar.

2

Really wish we could see what they were talking about instead of just staring at static slides...

Architect, DAR
5

good

INTERN ARCHITECT, HKS, Inc.
5

good

Chief Engineer, Vornado Charles E.Smith
2

poor presentation. The topic is interesting but there are insulated studs or frames that could replace continuous insulation.

Construction Project Engineer, Welbro Building Corporation
4

This is good, practical knowledge that I can use in my work as a General Contractor.

Owner, Eco-Build Strategies LLC
Pro Reviewer
3

I gave this course a rating of 3 stars. The format of the course was hard to deal with as the presenter talked manly to the audience and a screen which was not visible during the presentation. It was also quiet and at many points during the presentation it was hard to hear what was being said. The course gave some good information on Dew Point but overall the information was slanted towards a product application and not well rounded in its presentation. The course is called continuous insulation verses cavity but spent very little time talking about how cavity and air spaces can be used to address dew point within construction. I would recommend this as a very very basic introduction to understanding building envelop but not for a resource of information. They did talk about products after the first 20-25 minutes or so but even those were hard to relate to as he was passing around pieces of material and not showing information on the screen.

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