Past Meetings

Education Committee Meeting

Time: 
Mar 29 2007 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Title: 

March Education Committee Meeting

Location: 

AIA Portland

Description: 

Finalize the details of the April Monthly Meeting and set the agenda for upcoming meetings.

March 2007 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Mar 1 2007 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Data Logging: Discretely Measuring Building Assembly Performance

Location: 

Pacwest Building
1211 SW 5th Ave, 7th Floor
South Conference Room

Presenters: 

Brian Hubbs

Budd W. Beatty

Austin Sloat

Description: 

This month's meeting will focus on using and deploying data loggers to monitor the performance of building enclosure assemblies. A brief overview of the generally available technology will be provided and the presenters will describe several projects where data logging is being used to address questions regarding building performance. As important as knowing that you can gather the data is understanding why you might want to and what you can do with the data once you have it. Four presenters will speak about data logging in reference to different areas. Brian Hubbs is a Principal and Senior Building Science Specialist with RDH Building Sciences Inc. He has over 15 years experience working exclusively as a consulting engineer focused on building enclosure issues. This work has included the design of new building enclosures as well as the forensic investigation and rehabilitation of existing building enclosures. This experience has included involvement with most building enclosure types over the varied climatic regions of North America. Brian has also been a team member on many of the key building science research and policy projects focused on the west coast climate zone. Brian will provide a brief summary of a long term monitoring program of 5 buildings over a 5 year period. All buildings were multi unit residential occupancy and incorporated rain screen cladding and glazing systems. The buildings ranged in height from low rise wood frame to high-rise concrete frame. Two of the buildings were re-habilitated and three were newly constructed.

Budd W. Beatty is a Senior Manager with JELD-WEN dba The Product Integrity Group. He has been employed with JELD-WEN for 24 years and has been involved in the manufacture and design of windows and doors during that time. Mr. Beatty has been working in The Product Integrity Group since 1998 and is currently involved in projects related to evaluating building envelope design and performance with the USC School of Architecture, Syracuse University, and The Canadian National Research Council. The Product Integrity Group is actively involved in Hygro-Thermal monitoring of 12 sites throughout the US and Canada. In addition to having evaluated buildings and building envelopes in the US, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom, Mr. Beatty has attended training sessions in Germany, Canada and the US on evaluating the Hygro-Thermal performance of building envelopes and the window/wall interface.

Austin Sloat, AIA is a project architect with Ferrari Moe, LLP, a Northern California architecture and engineering firm specializing in waterproofing consulting and restoration. Austin has 14 years of experience in residential, institutional and commercial architecture in California, Hawaii and Oregon with a focus on the building envelope for both new design and remedial applications. Ferrari Moe is currently using data loggers to monitor the performance of two different repair methodologies for a high profile project in the state of Wyoming.

Toby White is the vice-president of Forensic Waterproofing Consultants, a Portland based construction consulting firm. Toby has over 10 years of experience working with exterior cladding components and materials in the Portland area as a manufacturer, distributor and consultant. Toby is involved in several ASTM committees related to the building enclosure and is active with a number of associations and organizations involved in building enclosure including RCI, AAMA, NWCB, CSI and others. Toby has several projects currently utilizing data loggers to monitor the conditions within wall and roof assemblies, specifically as they relate to demands placed on the building by occupancy and use.

February 2007 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Feb 1 2007 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

The Son of the Bride of Eco-Roofs III: Focus on Design

Location: 

GBD
1120 NW Couch Suite 300
Portland, OR

Presenters: 

Charlie Miller Roofscapes

Chris Wayburn, AIA GBD Architects

Dave Young RDH Building Sciences

Description: 

This will be the final meeting of the series on Eco-Roofs. This program will be a panel of specialists discussing design considerations of Green/Eco Roofs. The panel will field questions from the audience and consists of three members.

Charles D. Miller, PE Roofscapes, Inc. Mr. Miller is the founder and president of Roofscapes, Inc. Roofscapes, Inc. supports a national network of landscape contracting companies that are licensed to install the Roofmeadow® family of green roof systems. These companies offer comprehensive installation and maintenance services for green roof projects across the US. Mr. Miller’s interest in green roofs stems from his background in water resource engineering. His research into the German success in using green roofs to treat urban runoff led him to form an alliance with Optigrun International AG.

Mr. Miller is a member of the Technical Advisory Committees for the Center of Green Roof Research at the Pennsylvania State University and is also a member of the ASTM Subcommittee on Sustainability-Building (E.06.71) where he has written four new practices pertaining to green roof design. Publications include: Methodology for the Design of Vegetated Roof Covers (1999), and A New Method for Controlling Runoff in Urbanized Areas (1998), Moisture Management in Green Roofs (2003) and Performance Based Approach for Preparing Green Roof Specifications (2004). Roofmeadow® green roofs have been featured in numerous periodicals, including Landscape Architecture, Architectural Record, Eco-Structure and Home Building magazine.

Chris Wayburn, AIA LEED AP GBD Architects Chris is currently a Project Manager and has been with GBD Architects since 1999. Chris has a BA in History from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Master’s of Architecture from Clemson University. His eco-roof experience includes M Financial Plaza (Brewery Block 4), The Louisa and he is currently the Project Manager of Atwater Place. Atwater Place has both an extensive eco-roof over residential units on the podium and a ground floor intensive plaza over underground parking. All eco-roofs on Atwater Place drain to bioswales, giving an effective dual-treatment of storm water.

Chris brings extensive knowledge and experience with eco-roofs from working on projects that have had features including an extensive roof over residential townhouses that drained down to an intensive roof below and an occupied intensive eco-roof/garden plaza at a second floor over retail.

Dave Young, RDH Dave is a Building Science Specialist with the firm RDH Building Sciences Inc. He joined RDH Building Engineering Ltd in Vancouver, BC in 1999 after working as a structural engineer for 10 years in Ottawa, Canada and moved to Portland in 2004. Over his 17 years of consulting experience, Dave has focused his efforts on failure investigation, rehabilitation and new construction. His experience includes high and low-rise commercial, institutional and residential buildings and he is currently working on Atwater Place and The Wyatt.

January 2007 Education Committee Meeting

Time: 
Jan 8 2007 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Title: 

February Pre-Meeting

Location: 

AIA Portland

December 2006 Education Committee Meeting

Time: 
Dec 13 2006 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Finalizing the Details of the February Meeting

Location: 

AIA Portland

Description: 

The last Education Group meeting this year will be this Wednesday December 13 at noon at the AIA office. Topics of discussion will be finalizing Feb. presentation on Ecoroof design, March presentation on monitoring, and establishing presentations for April, May June and July.

We should also start to discuss next year’s symposium.

December 2006 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Dec 7 2006 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Green Roof Construction in the Real World: Focus on Eco-Roofs II

Location: 

Ankrom Moisan Architects

Parking directions: A block north of Ankrom Moisan’s office, at a traffic light, SW Nebraska crosses SW Macadam. Turn east on Nebraska, cross the RR track then turn right (south) and enter Willamette Park. Travel south a couple hundred feet, then left into a large public parking lot, parking here is free. West of the parking lot is Ankrom Moisan’s building.

Presenters: 

Miles McCoy

Dan Koffel

Mark Barbour

Dirk Muntean

Description: 

This will be a follow up meeting to the first Eco-Roof meeting. This program will be a panel of suppliers and subcontractors discussing Green/Eco Roofs. Each panel member will discuss where we are today, the learning curve we have gone through and the direction we are heading. The panel will field questions from the audience and consists of four members.

Miles McCoy is the exclusive US representative for Diadem, a German-Hungarian green roof technology company. Over the past decade, Diadem has used its "systems" technology to build green roofs throughout Europe and the British Isles. Projects range from small condominium yards to huge, over-garage public spaces. They were just involved in their first US project, the new library in Kansas City. McCoy has 25+ years experience in the green industry, including several years in research for the USDA/ARS Horticultural Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon; 12 years with the Oregon Association of Nurseries in marketing and management positions; and a decade helping develop The Oregon Garden, Silverton, Oregon. Besides his Diadem work, he also owns his own "sustainable horticulture”" company marketing products "that move horticulture toward nutrition and pest/disease control solutions that have less environmental impact."

Dan Koffel is an estimator/project manager with Snyder Roofing Company of Oregon. He has over 25 years experience in the specialties of roofing and waterproofing. Dan's responsibilities include management of projects and Snyder's Roofing Service and Maintenance Division. Among the Eco-Roof projects that Snyder Roofing has contracted are buildings in The Pearl District, The Brewery Blocks, Portland, State University and the new Portland Waterfront District, including The Meriwether, The John Ross and The Atwater.

Mark Barbour is a project manager with Dennis' Seven Dees nursery with 20+ years experience in the landscaping industry. Mark's specialties include paver installation, wetland mitigation planting and Eco-Roof installations. Personal experience includes management of the Portland International Airport Gateway Project, Padden Parkway Landscaping Project, Clark County, Meriwether Condominiums Eco-Roof and the Atwater Condominiums Eco-Roof.

Dirk Muntean has been a horticultural consultant to the soil and plant industry since 1976. Dirk earned a Masters Degree from the University of California in Plant Physiology and Plant Ecology. He also holds Bachelor Degrees in Botany and Environmental Biology. Dirk is currently President of Northern Lights Analytical and Consulting Inc. The company provides comprehensive laboratory testing services, field call services and consultation for the horticulture industry including forestry, greenhouses, nurseries, landscape contractors, landscape architects, compost/soil producers and home owners in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Nevada, Hawaii and Australia.

December 2006 Pre-Meeting

Time: 
Nov 28 2006 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Title: 

BEC Education Group

Location: 

AIA Portland

November 2006 Education Committee Meeting

Time: 
Nov 16 2006 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Eco Roof Pre-Meeting

Location: 

AIA Portland

Description: 

We will be developing a list of questions for the Round Table discussion of Ecoroof’s to be held on Dec. 7 and establishing the agenda for the next 4 months of presentations.

2006 Portland BEC Symposium

Time: 
Nov 9 2006 - 8:30am - Nov 10 2006 - 4:15pm
Meeting Title: 

BEC Symposium

Location: 

Vista Room, Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland

Presenters: 

Mira Spinu

Andre Desjarlais

Richard Green

Tom Liptan

Catherine Houska

Ralph DiNola

Description: 

This two-day symposium will explore the state of the art of building science and the sustainability of current materials and enclosure designs.

Mira Spinu: This seminar will describe the sources, mechanisms and consequences of air and moisture transport through the building enclosure and concepts for air leakage control, energy efficiency and moisture management in buildings. These critical functions are performed by "The Three Barriers": air, water and vapor barriers. Often a single membrane performs two or sometimes all three functions. This seminar will also discuss the role of each "barrier" and some critical questions you must ask in order to select "the right barriers" for your projects.

Andre Dejarlais: This seminar will describe a variety of real life situations where using hygrothermal modeling can provide insight into the performance of a building envelope component.

Richard Green: There has been little documented work on the capacity of heat strengthened glass in bolted applications. This talk outlines the design process, modeling, analysis, testing and erection procedures executed to successfully implement new technology in one of the world's largest glass walls.

Tom Liptan: Designing with and re-introducing natural elements such as soil, water and vegetation on rooftops, streets, sidewalks and parking lots is showing promise in Portland. These design techniques are being tested on city streets and private development. Monitoring results show effcient management of precipitation and storm water runoff. Other attributes have been observed including and perhaps most important, public acceptance.

Catherine Houska: An unbiased comparative analysis of the factors that determine the relative sustainability of architectural metals is provided using previously unavailable pollution and energy use data from mining and production, typical service life, metal run-off and the probability of end-of-life recapture and recycling. The significant potential impact of the service environment on life-cycle performance and metal choice is discussed and comparative performance data is provided.

September 2006 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Sep 7 2006 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

How to Maximize for Sustainability

Location: 

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Presenters: 

Dennis Wilde

Ralph DiNola

Gene Sanoval

Dave Gonwrowski