Judge Robs Yost of Gold Medal in WUFI Modeling
April 1, 2015
April 1, 2015
The crowds roared and pocket-protector-bumped in the stands as U.S. WUFIlympian Peter Yost, vice president of technical services at BuildingGreen, stuck the landing on the first perfect WUFI run in the entire recorded history of hygrothermal modeling (see Go with the Flows: The Promise and Perils of Hygrothermal Modeling). Two of the three judges awarded him a perfect “10.”
ESPN commentators noted that Yost probably earned points not only for modeling a wall that insulates and dries well in all climatic conditions but also for the degree of difficulty for his chosen routine in the freestyle portion. “The safe choice would have been to model the ‘perfect wall,’” noted color commentator Joe Lstiburek, P.E., referring to the assembly design that he has written about in books and promoted from his respected perch at Building Science Consulting. But, Lstiburek explain, “[Bleeping] Yost went out of his [bleep] to [bleep] and then he [bleeped] the retrofit [bleep] SPF [bleep] radon, and no one saw that coming.”
But a shocked silence fell over the stadium as the frowning judge from Germany held up a “7.” His controversial score pulled Yost down to second place in the overall rankings, leaving the field open for fellow U.S. team member Terry Brennan, of building-science consulting firm Camroden Associates, to bag the gold.
In related news, the U.S. WUFIlympics Committee announced it has opened an investigation into rumors that Brennan has received secret kickbacks—including unlimited access to unauthorized performance-enhancing WUFI plugins—from Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute.