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November 2007 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Nov 8 2007 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Selecting Coated Glass for Aesthetic, Energy and Sustainable Considerations

Location: 

AIA Portland Center For Design
403 NW 11th Ave, Portland

Presenters: 

Stanley Yee

Description: 

With increasing demand for glazing systems to enhance a building's envelope and appearance, more emphasis is being placed on glass to act as a medium for aesthetic expression, re-establishing the visual connection between the indoor and outdoor environment, act as a thermal barrier, act as a solar barrier and be readily available on the open market. In many instances these demands can be met with a variety of glass coatings. How do we start to identify and select these coatings and glass products?

This presentation will assist in navigating the (sometimes complex) array of coated glass products widely available on the market.

October 2007 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Oct 4 2007 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Air Barriers: What, Why, Where?

Location: 

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

Presenters: 

Dave Young

Description: 

Dave Young of RDH Building Sciences, Inc. will discuss requirements of the 2007 Oregon Structural Specialty Code pertaining to the need for air barriers. Various different methods of achieving airtightness will be explored along with commonly used air barrier materials. The presentation will also look at problems and failures with various air barrier conditions and lack of airtightness in buildings.

September 2007 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Sep 13 2007 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Sealant Adhesion and Compatibility with Self-Adhered Memebranes

Location: 

GBD Architects
1120 NW Couch Suite 300

Presenters: 

Kenneth Roko

Dave Young

Description: 

This Month's Meeting: Sealant Adhesion and Compatibility with Self-Adhered Membranes. The September 13, 2007 BEC meeting will be a follow up of the presentation given last June which focused on sealant adhesion and compatibility with self adhered membranes. Ken Roko and Dave Young will discuss some additional results, their findings and the outlook for the interface of these materials.

July 2007 Monthly Meeting

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

Building Acoustics

Location: 

Ankrom Moisan Architects

Presenters: 

Torbin Cooley, PE, Listen Acoustics

Description: 

Building acoustics is an area we hear about more and more frequently and often with respect to litigation. Tobin Cooley of Listen Acoustics will be presenting some of his knowledge on building acoustics. Tobin will discuss what is considered to be normal levels of noise in multi-family occupancies and discuss some of the issues to be concerned with in designing multi-family residential occupancies as well as various types of testing that can be done. He will also perform a listening example of the difference between various window types in reducing train or freeway noise.

Parking at Ankrom Moisan: 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, travels south a couple hundred feet, then left into a large public parking lot, you can park your car for one dollar. West of the parking lot is AMAA's building. On foot one could cross the road, then the RR track and progress up the exterior stairway to the Macadam ground floor entrance level of AMAA.

Education Committee Meeting

Time: 
May 31 2007 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Education Committee Meeting for June Monthly Meeting

Location: 

AIA Portland

May 2007 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
May 10 2007 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Curtain Wall, Unitized and Storefront Window Design and Construction

Location: 

GBD Architects
1120 NW Couch St. Suite 300
Portland, OR

Presenters: 

Rob Kistler

Description: 

This presentation is an interactive discussion of glazing systems ranging from a punched window to monumental tension glass walls. The conversation will weave through storefront systems incorporating common stick built curtainwall systems and custom designed unitized walls. We will cover water management concepts, anchorage methods and how these systems accommodate the critical building movements. Bring your questions and stories for an informative and useful discussion.

Seminar

Time: 
Apr 24 2007 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Curtainwall, Unitized and Storefront Window Design and Construction

Location: 

Bell Harbor International Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121

Presenters: 

Rob Kistler

Description: 

This presentation is an interactive discussion of glazing systems ranging from a punched window to monumental tension glass walls. The conversation will weave through storefront systems incorporating common stick built curtain wall and custom designed unitized walls. We will cover water management concepts, anchorage methods and how these systems accommodate the critical building movements. Bring your questions and stories for an informative and useful discussion.

April 2007 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Apr 5 2007 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Data Logging ll: Monitoring Buildings for Water Intrusion

Presenters: 

John Herrmann, Bain Associates

Duncan Townsend, Detec Systems Inc

Description: 

The April meeting will explore two different methods for safeguarding your building against water intrusion problems. These solutions are integrated into the design of the building. The two technologies work differently but serve similar purposes. Electronic Field Vector Mapping can be used to confirm and then locate breaches in waterproofing membranes. The technology enables a quick and focused resolution to a problem. The moisture detection and monitoring system on the other hand continually monitors the building envelope for water intrusion in designated areas and issues an alert when water intrusion occurs complete with a location. Both these technologies enable smarter buildings and give us tools to address problems quickly and efficiently before significant damage occurs.

John Herrmann is the principal of Bain Associates in Portland, OR. Bain is a product representative for several high end waterproofing and building envelope product lines. They also represent International Leak Detection and their Electronic Field Vector Mapping (EFVM) solution for providing integrated leak detection and membrane failure location mapping.

Duncan Townsend is the Executive Vice President of Detec Systems Inc. Detect's Moisture Detection and Monitoring System (MDMS) is designed to provide long term continual monitoring of the bulding envelope for water intrusion.

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.