Applications in Building Science Thermography Training
Individuals attending the Applications in Building Science Thermography Training are provided information in building thermographic analysis and building sciences.
- Topics covered include:
- Building Science concepts of Heat, Air and Moisture Flow Insulation quality control and deficiency identification
- Evaluation of wall systems including: Thermal, Air and Moisture Performance of building systems
- Buildings thermal performance evaluation, Thermal comfort evaluations, Energy audit or energy loss inspection
- Methodologies for air infiltration and exfiltration studies
- Blower doors and mechanical systems for manipulation of air pressure control including standards
- Roof moisture/heat loss surveys
- Procedures, methodology
Who Should Apply
Typical candidates include, but are not limited to:
|Course Name||Applications in Building Science Thermography Training|
|Study Mode||Classroom Learning|
|Classroom Learning Course Times||2.5 Days/20 Hours:
*Times may vary for some locations.
|Assessment||Written Exam, Practical Assessment, Documented Field Experience|
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This thermography training includes: all course presentations, Student Reference Manual, trial version of Exception Data Management & Report Generation Software and the Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® exam. This course is fully catered.
This thermography training is designed to expand practicing thermographer’s knowledge in the use of infrared thermography in commercial and residential building investigations. Participants who successfully complete the course; will understand the application of thermography in building investigations, knowledgeable in building science as it applies to buildings and receive a certification of achievement in Applications in Building Science Thermography.
Individuals completing the requirements for Level I Building Science Thermography Training are competent as Building Science Thermographers, qualified to perform building thermographic analysis and basic infrared thermography as relevant to an advanced Level I Thermographer.
Certified Infrared Thermographer’s Association (CITA)
Completion of the course demonstrates passing the classroom studies, an acceptable thermography report documenting field use of thermography as an investigative tool for buildings. A certification of achievement will be presented to the student who has passed the classroom studies, submitted an approved report (see Guidelines for Report). Certified Infrared Thermographer’s Association (CITA) CITA provides a secondary certification program to endorse your skills and training. Our program ensures that you meet the requirements set forth by the following Standards:
- ISO 18436
The study of heat, air and moisture flow, hygric buffer capacity and the three important damage functions for buildings.
Trace the development of codes, illustrate the difference between a code and standard.
Identify climate and other site conditions that impact the building.
Important considerations in construction, design interpretation, manufacturing guidelines and commissioning of the building. Review building plumbing and electrical as it pertains to thermography.
Heat, Air, Moisture (bulk), Moisture (vapor) (HAMM). Various materials used for these barriers, their locations within the enclosure or envelope and characteristics from the standpoint of building science and using infrared thermography’s observations. Discussions include the use of additional tools such as, moisture meters, anemometers, hygrometers.
Understanding the basics of these construction systems and interpreting thermograms and specific conditions that influence operations of these systems.
Distinguish roof differences and basic roof construction. Examine the application of infrared thermography for locating wet insulation, including the patterns observed and conditions
that influence observations.
Infrared software available, how to post process captured infrared images. (this section is provided during homework reviews) How to report infrared analysis findings with IR reporting software. Work with the programs installed on your computers.
The Applications in Building Science Thermography course is for practicing thermographers to expand their knowledge as building investigators. The course discusses how infrared thermography is used to monitor and diagnose the condition of buildings. This course will show you how to identify: Conduction and convection heat losses such as missing, inadequate or improperly installed insulation, air movement through the building envelope, improper air sealing and missing air barriers. It will provide the knowledge to recognize and document thermal patterns associated with traditional building problems.
Our Applications in Building Science Thermography course provides an understanding of building science including; basic building design requirements, enclosure systems, air control, heating and cooling, moisture control, energy use, and minor electrical problems. The course includes details on moisture detection and verification of the presence of moisture in building materials. How to perform building inspections using thermography, prepare reports, and interpretation of thermographic results are discussed in light of infrared imaging equipment needed, safety, and efficiency. Tips on marketing and selling your infrared inspection services are also interwoven into the course materials. The completion of this course will serve to provide the student understanding of thermal and building sciences as it applies to infrared thermography for investigating heat flow, air flow and moisture within buildings.