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April 2013 Building Science Seminar - Constructing a Home to Last

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April 2013 Building Science Seminar - Constructing a Home to Last


On April 21, 2013, WB Homes, a local Philadelphia area builder, hosted Justin Wilson, a principal with ConstructionInstruction to discuss building science. This program was sponsored by Philadelphia’s Bucks-Mont Home Builders Association.


Attendees were able to walk through two different townhomes under construction to learn techniques to make a new Carriage Homeconstruction homes more comfortable, more energy efficient and built to last. The seminar focus primarily on ventilation and interior and exterior cladding systems.  We discussed the importance of proper upfront builder and contractor planning, sizing of hvac systems, exterior cladding systems; especially when masonry materials are used, window flashing and the importance of ventilation.


Quick Tip

A simple tip was to install new super quiet bathroom fans with humidistats. The resulting circulation was often enough to resolve typical condensation issues in Northeast zone four houses.



The seminar was held at WB Homes Thorndale Townhome community in Towamencin Montgomery County.  Plans are for 168 townhomes, in a walkable community, within minutes of the Lansdale turnpike exit.  These 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath townhomes are value packed with 2 car garages, a minimum of 2,100 square feet and priced from the mid-$300s.  A master down unit is also available.


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Comments (2)

Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

That's a great seminar for both the consumer and real estate agents. I would have been there if I lived closer. Did you go?

Apr 24, 2013 03:00 AM
David Brandschain
Long & Foster - Blue Bell, PA

yes, in a former life I was a builder, it's a shame that so many realtors know so little about how homes are built and nuilding science, oh well,

Apr 24, 2013 11:50 AM