Wednesday, December 7, 2016 · 8 am–noon
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, Onalaska, WI
Cost: $49

As a result of this hands-on course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss Wisconsin’s uniform dwelling code contractor designations and recent code changes.
  • Explain the top reasons why windows and walls fail.
  • List the most current approaches being used to improve window and wall assemblies.
  • Describe the benefits of new glazing technologies.
  • Discuss window flashing detail best practices.

Who should attend?
Builders; remodelers; students, educators and apprentices in construction trades; building performance consultants; code officials; architects and anyone interested in residential window and wall assemblies.

This course has it all. Through lecture, demonstration and hands-on training; you’ll explore how to build the best wall and select and install the best window for your application. We’ll underline what it takes to overcome moisture, comfort and energy concerns. Various window installation strategies and technologies will be showcased; and window flashing detail best practices will be demonstrated. Furthermore, if you’re looking to get up-to-speed on Wisconsin’s uniform dwelling code contractor designations and recent code changes, we’ll cover that too.

7:30 am: Registration and hot breakfast
8 am–noon: Program

The registration fee for attending this half-day course is $49, which includes continental breakfast. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.

General information
Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.

Photo and video rights
We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.

Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given.

AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 3.75 LU/HSW.

BPI This course is BPI recognized for 1.88 CEU credits.

GBCI Seventhwave is a provider of GBCI approved courses for continuing education. This is a GBCI approved course and offers 3.5 CE hours. Seventhwave is also a USGBC Education Partner.

NAHB Attendees will earn 4.0 hours of continuing education credit for the following NAHB professional designations: CAPS, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, CGA.

NARI This course is approved for 3.75 NARI CEUs.

WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 3.5 CEUs for the following credentials: Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification and UDC-Construction Inspector Certification.


  • Wisconsin’s uniform dwelling code contractor designations
  • Review recent code changes as it relates to energy efficiency

Wall performance challenges

  • Insulation product selection
    • Fiberglass, cellulose or foam
  • Weather barrier types, selection and combinations
  • Keeping things dry and warm
    • Preventing moisture entry from the inside and outside
    • Allowing moisture to get out if excess enters
  • Air tightness without trapping excess moisture

Window performance challenges

  • Most important window characteristics to consider
  • New glazing options explained
  • Tape and sealant selections
    • Environmental conditions during installation
  • Flashing and weather resistant barrier tips for achieving long lasting results

Window install challenge: two teams compete for fastest and best installation

  • Audience graded through polling
  • Discuss methodologies and production selections

Summary and questions and answer

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
3060 S Kinney Coulee Rd
Onalaska , WI

Our education sponsors:

We EnergiesWisconsin Public ServiceXcel Energy
Alliant EnergyMadison Gas and ElectricWPPI Energy

Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact us.

Hosted by

Xcel Energy

In partnership with:

La Crosse Area Builders Association

Balduzzi's Lumber

Beaver Builders' Supply

Presented by


Call 608.210.7114 or email our registration contact.