Learn the what, how, and why behind high performance building and remodeling with the editors, carpenters, and engineers behind ProTradeCraft
If you attend IBS next week, swing by the #ConstructionTrainingZone for live demos, live podcasts, and to compete in #Jobsite Olympics events.
We will showcase David Joyce and Calvin Cutts, who appear in many videos on ProTradeCraft.
Between demos, we will recreate the 7 Minutes of BS podcast with Dan Morrison (ProTradeCraft) Jonathan Smegal (Building Science Laboratories) and we'll feature sheet-metal origami Master John Miller (Tapco) to demonstrate basic and advanced skills.
After the demos, try your hand at some new skills in #JobsiteOlympics trials (winners get a ProTradeCraft T-shirt!).
The schedule as of now:
Tuesday: High Performance Walls
10:00 DEMO: Airtight House Wrap: Integrating Windows and WRB for Airtight Walls
High performance builder/remodeler David Joyce and his lead carpenter Calvin Cutts demonstrate how to install house wrap as an air barrier, including how to integrate windows into that air barrier.
11:00 PODCAST: Ten Minutes of Building Science: Thermal Bridging
A live version of the new award-winning podcast, 7 Minutes of BS featuring Dan Morrison (ProTradeCraft) and Jonathan Smegal (Building Science Laboratories). Today, they explore heat flow through walls, roofs, and floors.
11:15 DEMO: Outside Insulation and Windows: Tight Holes in Thick Walls
High performance builder David Joyce shows where to be finicky and where to roll forward when installing insulation on the outside of a house (hint: be finicky about the windows).
12:00 PODCAST: 10 Minutes of Building Science: Stack Effect
A live version of the hit new podcast, 7 Minutes of BS featuring Dan Morrison (ProTradeCraft) and Jonathan Smegal (Building Science Laboratories) explaining the relentless force that can sabotage comfort and durability. They also answer the “Are Tight Houses Bad?” question.
12:30 HOSE TEST: Window Trim, Flat Walls, and Water Testing Windows
High performance builder David Joyce shows how to trim out a recessed window and get smooth siding over thick exterior insulation. After the installation, we will hose down the wall to see if they got it right!
1:00: Jobsite Olympics: Screw Through Thick Foam Into Studs
Test your skill at keeping long screws square to the wall while trying to hit the framing behind the foam—a new skill you’ll need soon.
2:30 DEMO: Sheet metal bending basics
John Miller, of Tapco, teaches the basics of using a brake including hemming seams, measuring, and smart workflow.
2:45 Jobsite Olympics: Brake Skills
Basic bending time trials. It’s not how fast you bend, its how well you bend fast.
4:00 Block Party— FREE BEER!
Wednesday: Roof Flashing Master Class
10:00 PODCAST: Ten Minutes of Building Science—Ice Dams
A live version of the hit new podcast, 7 Minutes of BS featuring Dan Morrison, of ProTradeCraft, and Jonathan Smegal, of RDH Building Science laboratories discussing this annual home wrecker.
10:30 DEMO: Sheet Metal Origami
John Miller, of Tapco Tools, will demonstrate how to bend basic shapes from coil stock, such as drip edge, outside corners, and fascia.
Jonathan Smegal joins for a few minutes to talk about the best shape of drip edge, based on his testing and research.
11:00 Jobsite Olympics: Drip Edge Derby
Bend a one-foot section of drip edge flashing. Contestants are judged on speed and quality (it’s not how fast you bend, its how well you bend fast).
12:00 DEMO: Edge Flashing: Storm Proof and Ice Dam Protection
High performance builder David Joyce details edge flashings on a roof to stop sideways rain and upward ice.
12:30 DEMO: Sheet Metal Origami Master Class
Prepare to be amazed as BrakeMaster John Miller, with Tapco Tools, tackles some advanced shapes—like crown molding, and some critical ones, like kickout flashing.
12:45 Jobsite Olympics: Kickout Flashing Countdown
Bend a kickout flashing start to finish. Contestants are tested on speed and quality (it’s not how fast you bend, its how well you bend fast).
Judges: John Miller and David Joyce
1:30 DEMO: Kickout Flashing and Step Flashing Roof/Wall Joints
High performance builder /remodeler David Joyce demonstrates how to keep water from the roof out of the walls. And how to make that flashing verifiable from the ground.
4:00 Block Party—FREE BEER!