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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: 

??

Presenters: 

Dennis Wilde

Ralph DiNola

Gene Sanoval

Dave Gonwrowski

July 2006 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Jul 6 2006 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Sealant, Adhesion and Compatibility

Location: 

GBD Architects

Presenters: 

Ken Roko

June 2006 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Jun 1 2006 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Construction Claims Task Force

Location: 

??

Presenters: 

Mark Long

May 2006 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
May 4 2006 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Air Barriers

Location: 

??

Presenters: 

Maria Spinu

April 2006 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Apr 6 2006 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Cracks Happen! Part II

Location: 

??

Presenters: 

Toby White