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BEC: Austin Committee Meeting

January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


January 17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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BEC: Austin
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AIA Austin
801 W 12th St
Austin, TX 78701
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Join BEC: Austin for their monthly meeting featuring a presentation and lunch.

Using WUFI in an Architecture Office

Presented by Will Wood, AIA, RID, Principal at McKinney York Architects

Hygrothermal analysis software is a specialized tool that may appear to be inaccessible to Architects, but with a moderate amount of preparation and work, it can be successfully integrated into a single-discipline Architecture practice. It can be used to improve the durability of residential and commercial work, inform design decision-making beyond projects with the means to support specialized consultants, move beyond traditional rules of thumb and code minimums, and make it easier for Architects to join the conversation on current practices.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe what hygrothermal analysis is.
2. Analyze how hygrothermal analysis software can be used as a design tool and become familiar with the process.
3. State the pros and cons of adding this to architectural services, and how it can be a differentiator in practice.
4. Examine several case studies to see how hygrothermal analysis improved durability and performance of roof and wall assemblies.

1 LU/HSW (pending)


Will Wood, AIA, RID
McKinney York Architects

Will Wood is a Principal at McKinney York Architects. Educated in architecture and engineering, he maintains an interest in both design and building science.  In addition to leading design on institutional, commercial, and residential projects, Will oversees sustainability and fueling the design culture in the office. He has a strong interest in materiality and detailing, and is an advocate for modernizing building practices and energy efficiency.

BEC: Austin is an interdisciplinary organization that promotes the exchange of information on building enclosures and related science specific to the climate of Central Texas.

Interdisciplinary: architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, consultants, facility managers, code officials, educators, manufacturers, and those with a stake in building enclosure performance

Exchange of information: discussion, training, education, outreach, and awareness

Building enclosures and related science: energy-efficiency, moisture control, indoor air quality, longevity, and durability

BEC: Austin typically meets the first Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm. To receive reminders, please sign up for the BEC mailing list here.
2024 BEC: Austin Committee
Chair: Keith Simon, FAIA
AIA Austin staff liaison: Julia Brown