Building Science Courses
Practical, approachable & immediately applicable building science for architects and builders. Browse 30+ courses by topic, learn in less than 15 minutes, and complete a quiz for a course certificate. Learning has never been easier with Acelab.
AIA Accredited Courses
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Course Creator Christine Williamson
Christine is a building scientist & founder of the Instagram account @BuildingScienceFightClub, an educational project that teaches architects about building science and construction.
The Perfect Wall
Hydrostatic Pressure: An Absolutely Essential Concept for Architects to Understand
Confusion about Rainscreens
Obvious and Not-So-Obvious Reasons to Love Air Barriers
The Controversy Over Stucco Explained
The Three Most Important Design Considerations for Energy Efficiency
Is It Time to Retire the Metal Sill Pan
Why You Should Think Twice About Attached Garages
Why Unvented Roofs are Best for Custom Homes
An Outdated Detail to Avoid
Air Barriers vs Vapor Barriers
Five Things Every Custom Home Ought to Have
Why Exterior Insulation is the MVP of Insulations
What Blower Door Tests Really Tell Us About Performance
Do Buildings Need to Breathe?
The Controversy about Residential Ventilation Rates
Mechanical Conditioning vs. Mechanical Ventilation
Why Glazing Matters So Much More Than Insulation
Helpful Things to Know about Thermal Comfort
Why We Vent Roofs
The Myth About Spray Foam & Leaking Roofs