Past Meetings

2016 Ecoroof Symposium

Time: 
Oct 3 2016 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Portland Ecoroof Symposium 2016

Location: 

Smith Memorial Student Union Smith Ballroom, 3rd Floor 1825 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97201

Description: 

As the vegetated roofing industry continues to grow and mature, the Ecoroof Symposium will showcase the most up-to- date research on the economic and environmental impacts that green roofs provide to buildings and cities. We are honored to host London’s own Dusty Gedge as our keynote speaker, as well as a research medley on topics such as enhanced real estate value, energy impacts, and biodiversity. Panels of experts and breakout sessions offer a wealth of experience on best practices to avoid concerns, and to extend the service life of the roof membrane and vegetation. Green roof tours can provide insight into a variety of systems and approaches.

September 2016 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Sep 13 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Evolution and Understanding of Attic Ventilation

Location: 

Aceh Community Room
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204

Presenters: 

Lorne Ricketts

Description: 

In this course the presenter will discuss current research and understanding of moisture related problems within sloped roof attics in the Pacific Northwest. Case studies will be presented to illustrate the possible wetting sources in wood-frame construction along with practical solutions for mitigating the potential for problems in new construction.

Lorne Ricketts is a building science engineer specializing in research and investigation work. His experience consists of a wide range of projects including: building enclosure condition assessments, forensic investigations, building monitoring, field review, building modeling, and laboratory and field testing services.

Lorne’s Master’s research at the University of Waterloo focused on airflow in high-rise multi-unit residential buildings and included extensive testing and monitoring of a case study building. As a result, his work has developed the industry’s understanding of airflow in and around buildings and how it affects both energy consumption and indoor air quality.

Lorne’s practical experience combined with his theoretical training and proficiency with state-of-the-art thermal and hygrothermal (heat, air, and moisture) software modeling tools has enabled him to evaluate a wide variety of enclosure systems. This analytical work is used as the basis for recommendations regarding air barriers, vapor barriers, insulation levels, thermal bridging, and window selection.

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June 2016 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Jun 14 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Building Tour: Overton Apartments

Location: 

NW 12th and NW Overton Portland, OR

Presenters: 

John Duncan

Description: 

The Portland Building Enclosure group will be organizing a tour of the in-progress Overton apartment building in the Pearl District.

Currently, Unico is constructing NV (www.nvportland.com), a 26-story, 275-unit, Class-A+ apartment development in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District. Located at NW 12th and NW Overton, NV residents can anticipate 360 degree views of the Portland cityscape, Pearl District, Fremont Bridge, eastern mountains, and West Hills.

The project is located between NW Pettygrove/NW Overton and NW 13th Ave/NW 12th Ave. Touring guests will need to check in, sign in and fill out the waivers - please congregate near the corner of NW Overton and NW 13th Avenue at 4pm on Tuesday, June 14th.

Please RSVP to John Duncan for headcount purposes.  jduncan@morrisonhershfield.com

ZGF and Andersen are working on the new Overton Apartment building being built in the Pearl District. Andersen asks that guests bring their own PPE, including: 1. Hard hats 2. Vests 3. Pants 4. Shoes w/ankle support 5. Safety glassesThe following systems can be observed at the tour:

The window wall is mostly finished, but can be observed from interior & exterior. Storefront is in progress. Curtain wall may be in progress as well. Brick is in progress at the podium, and metal panel is in progress at the tower. Some in-progress foundation waterproofing assemblies will also be visible.

Preservation Workshop

Time: 
May 21 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Preservation of Mid-Century Modern Building Materials Workshop

Location: 

1820 NE 21st Avenue Portland, OR 97212

Description: 

DoCoMoMo_Oregon and the Association for Preservation Technology, Northwest, are pleased to co-host a work- shop on Mid-Century Modern materials. The workshop will focus on materials used in the northwest through their history and case studies. The sessions will conclude with a lively discussion as to whether preserving Mid-Century Materials is less important than preserving the plan and layout of Mid-Century structures. A sack lunch will be provided to all attendees.

MORNING SESSION

  • Tour of Pietro Belluschi designed Central Lutheran Church by Hazel Carpenter.
  • History of Mid-Century Modern Materials. Presented by Diana Painter, Oregon SHPO.
  • Plywood in Mid-Century Modern Architecture. Presented by Suzana Radivojevic, University of Oregon.
  • Glue-Laminated Timber in the Western U.S.: It’s Develop- ment, Failure Patterns, and Preservation Methods. Presented by Rachelle Byarly, University of Oregon.
  • Means, Methods & Materials for Preserving / Restoring Mid-Century Modern Concrete. Presented by John Lambert, President, Abstract Masonry Restoration, Inc.
  • Nondestructive Evaluation of Mid-Century Building Materials. Presented by Shan Wo, PE, Atkinson-Noland & Associates.

AFTERNOON SESSION / PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Veteran Memorial Coliseum: The Challenges of Mid-Cen- tury Modern Spectator and Events Venue. Presented by Susan Hartnett, Spectator Facilities and Development Manager, Portland Office of Management and Finance.
  • Case Studies: Interventions and Additions to Modern Seattle Landmarks. Presented by Susan Boyle, Principal, BOLA Architects.
  • Panel Discussion: How important is it to retain original materials vs. plan concepts? Moderated by Brian Rich, Principal, Richaven Sustainable Preservation.

2016 Symposium

Time: 
May 11 2016 - 7:00am - 3:15pm
Meeting Title: 

2016 Symposium

Location: 
Description: 

The Portland Building Enclosure Council will be holding our bi-annual symposium on May 11, 2016 at the Portland Art Museum. The event will be held in conjunction with CSI-Portland’s Industry Forum (IF) event taking place on the same day. This combined event promises to provide a full day of educational and networking opportunities related to practice and theory in architecture and technical aspects of building enclosures in energy retrofit applications. The proposed schedule of events and speakers are is as follows:

  • 7:00 Registration / Breakfast
  • 8:05 Welcome Address
  • 8:15 Session 1 - Morning Keynote on Energy Retrofits - Dr. Joe Lstiburek of Building Science Corporation
  • 9:45 Break
  • 10:00 Session 2 - Energy Retrofit Energy Modeling - Mitch Dec + Chris Lowen of Glumac
  • 11:00 Session 3 -Energy Modeling versus Actual Performance - Rachel Bailey of Central City Concern
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Session 4 - Speaker to be confirmed
  • 2:00 Session 5 - Lessons Learned of Energy Retrofits - A panel discussion
  • 3:00 BEC Closing Statement
  • 3:15 Networking and Vendor Education
  • 4:00 CSI-Industry Forum Registration
  • 4:30 6x10 Six ten-minute presentations
  • 5:30 Networking and Vendor Education
  • 7:00 CSI-IF Evening Keynote Speaker - Rob Rogers of Rogers Partners Architects + Urban Designers

Cost to attend: $75 Full Day, $25 CSI-Industry Forum

Details on hotel packages will be made public once finalized

Sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Mark DiLoreto (mark at planningsolutionsinc dot com)

A total of nine (9) learning units are anticipated for the full day event.

We hope you can join us for the entire day- this event represents a unique collaboration between the Portland BEC and CSI, bringing to you a full day of educational presentations and networking opportunities.

Register at CSI Portland

April 2016 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Apr 5 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

NFPA 285 - Assembly Test of Exterior Walls with Combustible Components

Location: 

Aceh Community Room
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204

Presenters: 

Herman Lopez

Description: 

This seminar will discuss the impact of the NFPA 285 Test on buildings using IBC and ASHRAE 90.1 energy code requirements, the parameters and history of NFPA 285, and the definition of what building envelope components are combustible and require NFPA 285 testing by IBC. All of these elements combine to integrate NFPA 285 compliant assemblies into building envelope systems.

Herman Lopez is a Commercial Business Development Manager with DuPont Building Innovations. He is based in Fort Collins, CO and responsible for commercial business development throughout Western US representing DuPont Weatherization Systems. He has over 20 years sales and business development experience in the commercial and residential construction markets having worked for Simpson Strong-Tie, Azek Trimboards and DuPont™ Building Innovations. He is also active with CSI, (Construction Specifications Institute) and BEC (Building Enclosure Council). He speaks at many AIA-BEC Chapter meetings throughout the US as a representative of DuPont.

March 2016 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Mar 1 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Wall Assemblies: Control Layers

Location: 

Aceh Community Room
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204

Presenters: 

Stevan Vinci

Description: 

Effective building enclosures provide physical protection from weather and climate (comfort), indoor air quality (health), durability, and energy efficiency. This presentation will focus on the fundamentals of wall assembly design with emphasis on the control layers that separate exterior and interior environment.

As part of the discussion, we will examine the physical phenomena that affect buildings and strategies that can be employed through Control Layers to respond to the environment.

Stevan serves as the Sustainability Practice Lead for Morrison Hershfield's Pacific Northwest offices and has provided green building consulting, building envelope/durability and commissioning duties on sustainability projects in Canada and in the US. Further to sustainability, Stevan has over 16 years of building science experience completing several building envelope assessments for building envelope failures as well as design assist services to architects on new construction projects. His experience also includes 3rd party building envelope drawing review, specification writing and construction drawing preparation of envelope systems. His experience in building envelope contributes to a better understanding of whole-building systems in his work in green buildings

February 2016 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Feb 2 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Building Enclosures and Their Failures, A Love Story

Location: 

Aceh Community Room
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204

Presenters: 

Jasha Kistler

Description: 

With the ever-evolving technology of materials and construction trade practices combined with the desire to push project schedules to year-round construction, the risk of failure of building enclosure components is high. During this course, the discussion will revolve around case-studies of real-world building enclosure system failures resulting from discontinuities in the control layers (air, water, vapor, thermal), lack of understanding of the interaction between the interior and exterior environments, and construction related mistakes. Conditions include roof-to-wall transitions, SIPS panel detailing, precast concrete panels, lightweight concrete construction and other conditions.

As a Building Enclosure Consultant with The Facade Group, Jasha has worked locally and internationally in a variety of building sectors. He has extensive experience with all aspects of the building enclosure from below-grade waterproofing to vertical enclosure systems, curtain walls and roofing. Jasha has a passion for investigations, performance modeling, and testing of building enclosure systems. He is a certified WUFI trainer, Level 1 Thermographer, and has expertise in static and dynamic water pressure testing, whole-building air testing, and building enclosure assessments.

January 2016 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Jan 5 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Below Grade Water Management and Waterproofing Design

Location: 

Aceh Community Room
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204

Presenters: 

David Fookes, Morrison Hershfield

Description: 

Below grade waterproofing is becoming increasingly important as occupants, owners and warranty providers are less tolerant to water ingress into below grade structures and local jurisdictions are increasingly limiting rain and storm water discharge. There are various water management methodologies and waterproofing systems available to provide protection against water ingress of foundations. This presentation provides insight into various waterproofing strategies and systems for below grade foundations. Factors that contribute to the performance of a dry below grade foundation will discussed including soil retention, ground and surface water flow rates, hydrostatic pressure, dewatering and drainage, foundation forming, concrete mix design, steel reinforcement, waterproofing membrane and accessories, weather during installation, contractor experience, design, details, field review and cost.

David brings over 25 years’ experience in engineering and construction. His career as a Professional Engineer has provided him with extensive knowledge in design, forensic analysis and construction of buildings with a focus in material and building science. David is the Technical Director of the Building Science division within MH working out of the Vancouver office. David has a depth of practical experience in product evaluation and specification combined with academic training in material science and engineering. His engineering experience includes various glazing, cladding and roofing systems with a specific expertise in above and below grade moisture, air and thermal barriers and systems. He has been involved in all levels of the material and building science occupation having previously worked in product research, development, construction and manufacturing.

November 2015 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Nov 12 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Roofing 301 - Roofing Codes Chapter 15 of the OSSC

Location: 

Aceh Community Room
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204

Presenters: 

John R. Kouba, Malarkey Roofing

Description: 

Chapter 15 of the IBC and the Oregon Specialty Structural Code addresses the code requirements for the design and construction of roof assemblies. Ranging from slope requirements to requirements regarding specific roofing types, including thermoset, thermoplastic and SBS roofing materials, this section of the code is not frequently discussed or referenced during the course of project design and delivery. Mr. Kouba will address these requirements as well as looking at both the requirements and methods for compliance for meeting wind loads and edge securement. Mr. Kouba will clarify what Class A, B and C roofs are and what the criteria are for UL or FM listed roof assemblies. In addition, specific aspects of the code that address the requirements regarding vegetated roof gardens will be discussed.

John Kouba is the Director of Technical Services at Malarkey Roofing, a position he has held since 1998. Prior to that, Mr. Kouba was the Technical Services Manager at US Intec from 1993-1998. He is involved in many committees and organizations focused on the technical aspects of roofing design and construction, including CSI, SPRI, ARMA, and RCI as well as being the Co-Chair of the ASTM D8.03 subcommittee. Mr. Kouba is one of the authors of the Residential Asphalt Roofing Manual Design.