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BS* + Beer

The BS* + Beer Show: Construction Instruction

An explanation of educational opportunities centered around building science principles and practices

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This episode of the BS* + Beer show features Gord Cooke, Mark LaLiberte, and Justin Wilson—the three principals of Denver-based Construction Instruction—explaining their approach to educating residential building professionals. They talk about the impetus for starting the program and dive deep into the value of experiential training, pointing to the efficacy of hands-on demonstrations—their primary teaching tool. They talk energetically about Ci Live, a turbo-charged, in-depth program covering applied building science, climate-specific construction, building enclosure details, HVAC mechanicals, drawing plan optimization, and more. If you care about building better homes and want to learn how to do it, watch this episode. You’ll be booking a trip to Denver in no time.

Enjoy the show!

Join us on October 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ET for a discussion on “Building Diagnostics in New Home Construction” with Steve Rogers and Jake McAlpine of The Energy Conservatory and Bryan Uhler of Pioneer Builders. We’ve covered this topic in a past show, “Building Diagnostics: What Should We Be Measuring, and How Should It Be Measured?” but this time, we will hear from an airflow engineer, a technical support specialist, and a builder employing these technologies.

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Steve Rogers is president of The Energy Conservatory with over 20 years of experience in the areas of fluid dynamics and flow measurement. He is a well-rounded engineering professional with experience in design, manufacturing, information technology, and marketing. Steve hold 6 U.S. and international patents, with more pending.

Jake McAlpine is manager of technical support at The Energy Conservatory. He has 12 years of experience in the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and worked as an energy auditor and program manager for a weatherization service provider in the Minneapolis area. Jake then moved to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, where he worked in training and technical assistance and later as program supervisor. Jake has a Bachelors of Science degree in Residential Building Science and Technology from the University of Minnesota.

Bryan Uhler is part of the second generation of Pioneer Builders, which builds high-performance spec homes in and around Port Orchard, Washington. He is also a contributor and brand ambassador for Fine Homebuilding magazine.


Kiley Jacques is senior editor at Green Building Advisor. She can be reached at [email protected].






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