Thinking Through Water, Air, And Temperature Issues in Historic Structures

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Primary contact: Erin Gibbs
Where: Moose, WY
Aug 23 - 25, 2022


The interaction between air flow, water vapor, liquid water, and heat (or lack of heat) in and around a historic building directly relate to its longevity, performance, and comfort. When these interactions are altered through a change in materials, use, or design, unintended damage can result. In Water, Air, and Temperature Issues, students explore and experiment with how these three elements behave and influence each other in historic structures and how to manage them to maintain the health and use of buildings. Through discussion, labs, field exercises, and case studies, participants identify building deterioration as a function of water, air, and heat movement; solve problems caused by misguided treatments; and evaluate options for retrofit in keeping with NPS preservation standards. Participants are encouraged to bring air, water, and heat issues from their home regions for discussion and group problem solving.


  • William A Turner, MS, PE, LEED AP, CEO, Turner Building Science & Design LLC


  • $500 – General participant
  • $50 – Student (at least half time in an accredited institution)
  • $25 – Grand Teton National Park employees

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