Assessing the Building Envelope

Online /
Nov 27, 2019 /
Course Code: 1104-WEB19

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  • Instructor



This webinar is also part of a web series entitled Web Series: Building Condition Assessment which includes three webinars:

You can register for an individual course, or save 20% over the cost of registering for all 3 when you enroll for the series.

After Participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the methodology of a Building Condition Assessment
  • Visually assess a building's structure
  • Visually assess a building's envelope

Professionals are often engaged by owners to conduct assessments of buildings and structures. This course will present the methodology for assessing the condition of a building's structure and envelope for the purpose of carrying out a Building Condition Assessment.

Course Outline:

  • Methodology of a Building Condition Assessment (Brief Overview)
  • Assessing the Building Structure
  • Assessing the Building Envelope
  • Case Study

Who Should Attend:
Professionals who work in the field of building science and who deal with the assessment of existing residential, commercial, and institutional structures, as well as the preparation of contingency plans based on those assessments, including:

  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Technologists
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time

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System Requirements PC-based attendees
OS: Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
Safari 3.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

iPad 1 or newer, iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch (3rd generation) or newer
OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher


Martin Gerskup, B. Arch, OAA, MAIBC and MRAIC

Martin Gerskup, B. Arch, OAA, MAIBC, and MRAIC

Martin has over 35 years of experience and is the president of BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc. He specializes in the field of investigative architecture and building science with particular emphasis on the resolution of problems affecting the building envelope. Martin is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and has served in various capacities on the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) Board of Directors from 1991 to 1997. He was president of OBEC from 1993 to 1994 and a member of council for the OAA from 2003 to 2005, and was a member of the ULC Thermal Insulation Committee. During his tenure on council at the OAA, Mr. Gerskup was Chair of the Discipline Committee while also serving on the following committees: Practice Committee, Registration Committee, Public Interest Review Committee, Communications Committee, and the University Liaison Task Group. In addition to authoring and presenting many technical papers on the subject of building science, Mr. Gerskup has taught as an assistant adjunct professor and tutor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design from 1999 to 2001, and at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Ryerson University in 2002.


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Fee & Credits

$175 + taxes

  • 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 2 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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