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Structural Engineers, Envelopes, and Energy Codes

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Structural engineers who have a basic understanding of thermal envelope performance and energy code compliance can greatly enhance the overall objectives of a building project. The proper detailing of exterior structural elements, especially avoiding thermal bridging conditions and foundation insulation, can help avoid problematic energy losses, increased operational carbon emissions, and reduce the potential for condensation. We’ll cover the basics of relevant aspects of energy codes and identify details to avoid and alternative design strategies.

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • This course is Diamond Review approved in 49 states. New York does not accept hours from recordings.
Please note: This webinar is part of the Examining Code Updates Series and is not included in the NCSEA Webinar Subscription. The registration fee for the Series is $595 for members ($895 for nonmembers), which includes all 6 hours of education.


  • James D'Aloisio, P.E., LEED AP, Principal

    Jim is a Principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, Syracuse, NY, is a PE and LEED AP, is a member of SEAoNY, ASCE, AISC, ACI, CSI and NSPE, and is on the ASCE/SEI Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations Committee, the Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings Committee, and the Sustainability Committee. His 30-plus years’ experience as a consulting structural engineer has primarily involved the design of new building structures, additions, and modifications, and analyses, assessments, and investigations of structures and facades, with specialties including detailing to minimize thermal bridging, the use of alternative structural systems and design approaches that can reduce the CO2e emissions of structures and foundations. He has performed over 150 structural forensic investigations, reviewed over 10 million sf of existing buildings and he has presented over 400 times.

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March 7, 2023
Tue 12:00 PM CST

Duration 1H 30M

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