Building Science Experts' Session Webcast Day 1 - December 5, 2012

Seminar Description

This is a live webcast from the December 5 "Building Science Experts' Session - Day 1" seminar in Westford, MA. BSC Principal Dr. Lstiburek will present a full day session on spray foam issues and solutions using information based on field experience  and our laboratory research. Throughout the day, Joe will call in other industry experts for special cameo appearances and invite other BSC researchers to report on recent work. The live webcast includes coverage of the presentation only - there will not be coverage of events before and after the presentation.

REGISTRATION CLOSES AT NOON (EASTERN) TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4. Click here to register! Information about the live feed and agenda is below.


Live Feed Information

Start Time and End Time
The live audio and video feed will be available a few minutes before the scheduled start time for the seminar at 8:30 eastern time on Wednesday, December 5. The live feed will continue until the conclusion of the seminar at approximately 4:30 pm eastern time with a one-hour break for lunch. Timing for the lunch break and short breaks throughout the morning or afternoon will be decided by the presenter.

Watching the Live Feed
Access will require a internet-connected computer with speakers or headphones and either the Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari web browser. Some users will need to download a Adobe video player plug-in for their browser prior to the event. This plug-in can be downloaded prior to the event here [link to:] or by following the link in the video player on the live feed page above. Installation of the video player, computer system configuration, audio setup, and quality of the internet service is the responsibility of the registrant and BSC will not be able to assist you with these arrangements.

Using the Slide Viewer
A slide viewer has been provided next to the video feed. After the event, a pdf of the presentation slides will be posted on BSC's Recent Presentation page. You can find the pdf by following this link:

Questions for Dr. Lstiburek during the Event
During the event, questions may be submitted to BSC staff will review these questions periodically throughout the day and Dr. Lstiburek will answer some of the questions during the presentation. Not all questions submitted will be asked or answered. BSC staff at the event will ask Joe at an appropriate time during the presentation.

Recording of the Event
Just like a physical seminar, this is a live event only. A reminder: no audio or video recording of the event is permitted.

Interruption or Cancellation
As with any live event, unexpected circumstances may interrupt or cancel the seminar. BSC will send an email to you at the address that you used to register for the event. If the circumstance can be quickly resolved, we will let you know. If the live feed must be terminated, BSC will refund your registration fee in full. If your live feed is interrupted but you do not receive an email from BSC, the event is still in progress and you may need to reconnect to the event.

Dates, Locations and Online Registration

Click here to register - December 5   Online from, MA


The registration fee for this seminar is $395USD.
The fee includes lunch but does not include travel or accommodations.


Day 1
Schedule Session
8:00 - 8:30 -- Registration --
8:30 - 9:30 1. Spray Foam: The Big Picture
9:30 - 10:15 Cameo presentation: Dr. Mark Bomberg on "Understanding the history in order to see the future"
10:15 - 10:30 -- morning break --
10:30 - 11:30 2. Roofs: Problems and Solutions
11:30 - 12:00 Cameo presentation - Rick Duncan (SPFA) on "Code and Standards Challenges"
12:00 - 1:00 -- break for lunch --
1:00 - 2:00 3. Walls: Problems and Solutions
2:00 - 2:45 Cameo presentation - Paul Duffy (Icynene) on "Low-density Foam Technical Challenges"
2:45 - 3:00 -- afternoon break --
3:00 - 3:30 4. Looking into the Future with Spray Foam
3:30 - 4:00 Cameo presentation: Xuaco Pascal / Mary Bogdan (Honeywell) on "Blowing Agents"
4:00 - 4:30 Closing Remarks

Continuing Education

Continuing education credits for this course are pending.