Methods and Applications to Improve Air and Windtightness, Thermal Bridging

Organisation profile

Partel is a leading developer and supplier of high-performance building envelope solutions and materials for the low-energy building sector.  Technical excellence is at the core of their product development, providing an integrated range of Airtight and Windtight systems, Thermal Bridging and Ventilation solutions that significantly improve the energy efficiency in both residential and commercial construction. VARA, IZOPERM, EXOPERM, CONIZO, CONEXO and ALMA are some of the most known brands used extensively in the construction sector, including breathable membranes, air sealing adhesive tapes and thermal bridging panels. They combine their knowledge in Architecture and Engineering with technical expertise and a unique building physics approach to build up customised solutions for every specific project.The company has Irish roots and a global presence within Ireland, the UK, North America, and mainland Europe. 

Training aim

This presentation focuses on the importance of airtightness and windtightness in both new and retrofit building design, highlighting the best techniques, solutions, and reliable practices.

Learning objectives

Airtightness and its execution on site Introduction to Airtightness Condensation dangers and their impacts Ventilation considerations Intelligent moisture management Material specifications for specific Airtightness applications

Course outline

This presentation focuses on the importance of airtightness and wind tightness in both new and retrofit building design. It is led by one of our Certified Passive House Designers and among other things; discusses the value behind making the right design choices to begin your project, choosing the correct products for your project brief as well as then crucially the correct installation and application on site. 

Trainer's profile

The CPD will be led by Hugh Whiriskey or Dara McGowan. Hugh Whiriskey is Founder and Technical Director of Partel. He is our Certified Passive House Designer and a leading specialist in sustainable building and energy efficiency with extensive knowledge in design and construction management, building fabrics, technical engineering, and R&D. He established Partel in 2011. During his career of over 20 years, he has been involved in many different projects ranging in scale and complexity from large commercial developments & residential developments to bespoke residential dwellings. Hugh has experience at all levels of design and construction management and has wealth of expertise within low-energy construction sector across various roles such as consultant sales engineer, product training, contracts manager, technical engineer, project manager and in recent years as a technical director - BEng MIEI MCIOB CEPH. 

Course duration

45 minutes with time for Q&A

Assessment & certification

Certificates of attendance available upon request. 

Who should attend

Engineers, M&E, Architects, Designers, Contractors, Building Consultants