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October 2011 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Oct 4 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Envelope Consultants Panel 2 of 2

Location: 

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

Presenters: 

Sean Scott

Dick Burnum, Hoffman Construction

Randy Miller, Portland Public Schools

Isaac Tevit, Ankrom Moisan Architects

Description: 

The second of two BEC presentations for this year focusing on what project specific conditions warrant using an enclosure consultant and what conditions do not warrant inclusion of an enclosure consultant. The first panel discussion focused on the working relationship setup and strategies, and the second panel discussion (October 2011) focuses on working management and roles.

The subject matter of both panel discussions is decided on every project, even if it's by default in replicating past similar project decisions. Thus, hearing from various industry partners on this topic is pertinent.

The panel is balanced on this topic and audience participation via questions and comments is encouraged throughout. Please arrive with questions for the panel. The learning objectives below will form the initial questions for the panel members to start the discussion. The intent of this discussion is not to change viewpoints or debate. Instead, the intent is to have a discussion on a topic that numerous Architecture firms are currently discussing on most projects.

Alternative tools and strategies when enclosure consultants are not engaged will be explored as well as tools to maximize project value if enclosure consultants are engaged.

September 2011 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Sep 6 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Meeting Title: 

Using an Enclosure Consultant, Part 1: Working Relationship Setup and Strategies

Location: 

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

Presenters: 

Sean Scott, AIA

Marty Houston, AIA

Dennis Wilde

Charles Dorne

Description: 

The first two BEC presentations for this year focus upon what project specific conditions warrant using an enclosure consultant and what conditions do not warrant inclusion of an enclosure consultant. The first panel discussion focuses more upon the working relationship setup and strategies, and the second panel discussion (October 2011) focuses more on the working management and roles.

The subject matter of both panel discussions is decided on every project, even if it's by default in replicating past similar project decisions. Thus, hearing from various industry partners on this topic is pertinent.

The panel is balanced on this topic and audience participation via questions and comments is encouraged throughout.  Please arrive with questions for the panel. The learning objectives below will form the initial questions for the panel members to start the discussion.  The intent of this discussion is not to change viewpoints or debate.  Instead, the intent is to have a discussion on a topic that numerous Architecture firms are currently discussing on most projects.

Alternative tools and strategies when enclosure consultants are not engaged will be explored as well as tools to maximize project value if enclosure consultants are engaged.

Download http://pdx-string.uoregon.edu/webcast_files/Sept_06_2011.wmv

June 2011 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Jun 7 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Liquid Flashing and EFVM

Location: 

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

Presenters: 

Mike Schilling from Snyder Roofing

April 2011 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Apr 5 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Meeting Title: 

Application of Continuous Insulation in Walls for 2010 Oregon Energy Code

Location: 

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

Presenters: 

Mark Campion

Description: 

This month Mark Campion will present information on the application of continuous insulation in walls per the 2010 Oregon Energy Code requirement.

The 2010 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code introduced a new prescriptive requirement for thermal envelope performance, continuous insulation. Continuous insulation requires special consideration in its installation. Designers and contractors in Oregon have little experience with the design and installation of continuous insulation. The intent of the presentation is to provide an overview of the code requirements and provide guidance on code compliance, including alternate methods, design considerations and resource assistance for the design community.

Mark Campion is a policy analyst for the Oregon Building Codes Division. He is the primary contact person for COMCheck compliance software and is well versed in the compliance requirements.

March 2011 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Mar 1 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Wood-Framed Walls Research

Location: 

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

Presenters: 

Marty Houston, AIA

Description: 

This month’s presentation is a summary of a research study conducted by Walsh Construction Company and Building Science Corporation to evaluate highly insulated wood-framed walls for the Pacific Northwest. With changing energy codes, the 2030 Challenge and the need to reduce energy consumption, design teams and owners are considering exterior wall assemblies with ever-increasing amounts of insulation. The study evaluated exterior wall assemblies that provide a high insulating value while acknowledging the hygrothermal implications of increasing the insulating value. A series of walls was examined for overall performance factors including cost, material use, insulating value, constructability and durability.

Martin Houston, AIA, is the Quality Director for Walsh Construction Co. (WCC) in Portland, Oregon. He has a B.Arch. degree from the University of Cincinnati, holds a California architect’s license, is a LEED Accredited Professional and is trained in Building Science Thermography. With WCC since 2006, Martin’s focus includes ensuring overall building quality while concentrating on high performance envelopes and emerging technologies for building envelope commissioning and diagnosis.

February 2011 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Feb 1 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Building Enclosure Fundamentals from the Perspective of a New York Architect

Location: 

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

Presenters: 

Chris Benedict

Description: 

Chris Benedict, using examples of her own work, will talk about the evolution of the system approach to building design and the profound position that the building enclosure holds as a part of that system. She will lay out her perspective on building enclosure fundamentals, including the management of air, water, vapor, light and heat and discuss how mechanical systems and materials can be refined, reduced or eliminated, while building performance is enhanced, when the relationships within the system are clearly understood. Most of her discussion will be about innovations in the many apartment buildings she has designed and seen through construction, both retrofits and new construction. Some unusual aspects of her practice include: Inventing new construction techniques and building systems Changing code Stepping out of the traditional role of “Architect” and into Engineering and “means and methods” She will talk about the importance of thorough construction documents, active construction monitoring and crunching energy bills. Chris will end her talk with a presentation of her newest building, a 24 unit apartment building about to start construction that is planned to meet the strict German Passive House Standard.

Chris Benedict is an Architect, a Graduate of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and a professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute. Her office in New York City specializes in safe healthy durable energy efficient buildings built for the same price as typical construction. She is Chair of BEC New York.

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