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April 2012 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Apr 3 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Meeting Title: 

Sealant Survey: Chemistry and Uses

Location: 

University of Oregon-Portland
White Stag Building
70 NW Couch, Room 142

Presenters: 

Dave Kimball

Description: 

A survey of sealant types and chemistry with a focus on selection basics, failure modes, and differences between sealant choices.

Dave Kimball began his 32-year career at Dow Corning Corporation in Midland, Michigan and has spent the last 26 of those years in the World of Sealants. Dave spent eight years in Dow Corning’s Elizabethtown, Kentucky Sealants Manufacturing Plant primarily in Quality and Technology Development roles. Then Dave moved to Northern California in a Technical Service Specialist position for Construction Products in the Western Region. In 2003, Dave returned to Midland, Michigan in a Senior Technical Service Specialist Role. In March 2007, Dave moved again … this time to the Houston, Texas area as a Field Application Technical Specialist including Technical Service Responsibility for the Western U.S. and Canada.

March 2012 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Mar 6 2012 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Modernization Tour

Location: 

Edith Green/Wendell Wyatt Federal Building
3rd & Jefferson

Presenters: 

Jennifer Taylor, SERA Architects

Troy Dickson, Howard S. Wright

Jeremy Mucha, Benson Global

Description: 

As the trend toward re-using buildings grows, re-skinning buildings will become ever more prevalent. Presenters from SERA, Howard S. Wright, and Benson will give a very brief presentation and then a tour of the building emphasizing the story of the envelope. The tour and presentation will tell the story of the project and the envelope. Please bring a hard had and construction appropriate footwear.

February 2012 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Feb 7 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Meeting Title: 

Challenges and Opportunities from Design and Construction of Rainscreen Precast Concrete Wall Assemblies

Location: 

University of Oregon-Portland
White Stag Building
70 NW Couch, Room 142/144

Presenters: 

Claude Louvouezo, AIA

Description: 

Traditionally precast panel wall assemblies have been designed as face seal systems. In these systems weather tightness relies on water repellence treatment of the panels and on the detailing of the panel joints, such as binary sealant joints. More recent designs have attempted to incorporate rainscreen principles in the design of precast panel wall assemblies. In a typical rainscreen construction, the backup wall is installed first and then weatherproofed prior to the cladding installation. Such sequence happens to be challenging or impractical when the precast panels are designed as curtain wall to be hung on the building structure. The presenter has been involved in projects which address the need to install the precast panels first while incorporating a drainage path in the wall assembly. This presentation will discuss case studies and lessons learned from three projects recently completed in Vancouver, BC and Portland, OR.

January 2012 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Jan 3 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Continuous Insulation

Location: 

University of Oregon-Portland
White Stag Building
70 NW Couch, Room 142/144

Presenters: 

Dave Young

Description: 

Discussion of challenges with continuous exterior insulation

December 2011 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Dec 6 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Optimizing performance in Commercial Fenestration

Location: 

University of Oregon-Portland
White Stag Building
70 NW Couch, Room 142/144

Presenters: 

Michael Gainey, Azon USA

Description: 

December’s presentation will outline two technologies related to high performance glazing. Speaker Michael Gainey, from Azon USA in MI, will discuss structural thermal barriers for aluminum window framing, and warm-edge spacer technology for insulating glass.

Michael Gainey is a 25-year veteran in the architectural and structural glazing industry working on both large and small projects across North America. He is a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and serves on committees of the Glass Association of North America (GANA), as well as the Insulating Glass Manufacturer's Association (IGMA). Mike is a frequent speaker at building enclosure councils and provides informative technical seminars regarding structural thermal barrier technology for high performance architectural aluminum fenestration and glazing. His project involvement includes several sustainable buildings in North America such as Vancouver’s Living Shangri-La, Toronto’s 18 York Street, and New York’s MoMA.

November 2011 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Nov 1 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Meeting Title: 

Application of Spray Foam Insulation

Location: 

University of Oregon-Portland
White Stag Building
70 NW Couch, Room 142/144

Presenters: 

Mac Sheldon, Demilec USA

Description: 

Mac Sheldon will present information on the use of spray foam insulation. He will focus on design considerations pertinent to thermal performance and evolving energy codes.

Spray foam insulation provides the opportunity to contribute to the thermal barrier, air barrier, and moisture barrier of envelope assemblies. However, it also presents challenges for proper design and installation. Topics will be examined relating the use of open and closed cell spray foam and methods for installation and common applications for wall and roof assemblies.

Mac Sheldon sits on the Board of Directors for the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) and the Codes and Standards committee for the Center for the Polyurethane Industry (CPI). He is currently on the Technical Oversight Committee for SPFA and the Industry Advisory Council for the Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks. He is certified in WUFI, WUFI 2-D, and WUFI-Plus, as well as HERS (RESNET).

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