The AFT Construction Podcast is a portal through which the intricacies of the diverse world of business and entrepreneurship can be accessed and analyzed exhaustively thanks to the incredible communication dynamic that makes each episode fun and relatable. Hosted by Brad Leavitt, a construction professional himself, the platform is comprised of candid conversations that delve into the core of what motivated his guests to take on their different paths in life, how they went on to grow their businesses, and how they still maintain that competitive advantage within their respective niches. New episodes every Sunday at 1pm.
Listen in as Neil discusses the often-overlooked considerations around sustainable building and his take on technological developments around this space since the beginning of his career over a decade ago.
Neil talks about how a construction team can use the IECC climate zone map to inform the foundation prep and mechanical design of a home. He also explains that every aspect of room and building design has a direct or indirect impact on one another, from the choice of building materials to environmental factors such as climate, nearby water sources, and even sound.
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- [02:53] Defining “thermal bridging”
- [07:39] Climate-specific factors that have an effect on the cooling and comfort of a home
- [14:27] Implementing better building practices
- [17:47] Defining “WRB” (Weather-Resistant Barrier) and ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator)
- [31:41] HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator)
- [34:16] The importance of mechanical design
- [38:44] Considerations around foundation prep
- [45:01] Developing a foolproof duct system
- [47:43] Cutting edge building science technologies
- [55:06] Why Neil got into building science
- [58:02] What frustrates Neil about the industry currently, and what he is excited about
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Key Quotes by Neil:
- Heat transfers in three methods: conduction, radiation, and convection. When we’re talking about thermal bridging specifically, it is basically a connection through an assembly, where it is a majority conducted.
- We’re looking to build the new 100-year homes. We’re looking to build the new historical districts.
- The majority of litigation ends up being water intrusion in homes.
- How you use your house dictates how your HVAC unit is affected.