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November 2018 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Nov 7 2018 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Air Barrier Conference

Location: 

Aceh Community Room
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204

Presenters: 

Andrew Dunlap

Craig Westmore

Ryan Dalgleish

Roy Schauffele

Description: 

5.00 HSW learning credits

Schedule

  • 8:00 – 8:30 Sign In & Welcome
  • 8:30 – 8:45 Introductions: ABAA
  • 8:45 – 10:00 “By Others”: The Elusive Subcontractor Responsible for Transitions Andrew Dunlap 1.25 HSW
  • 10:00 – 10:15 Break
  • 10:15 – 11:30 Through Wall Flashings Compatibility Sustainability & Performance Craig Wetmore 1.25 HSW
  • 11:30 – 12:15 Catered Lunch
  • 12:15 – 1:30 Air Barrier Specifications & Quality Assurance Ryan Dalgleish 1.25 HSW
  • 1:30 – 1:45 Break
  • 1:45 – 3:00 Oh no! What did I miss? How to properly specify an air barrier system Roy Schauffele 1.25 HSW

Presentation Overview

“By Others” The Elusive Subcontractor Responsible for Transitions Andrew Dunlap

This course will take you through a multitude of details with a review of assembly environmental separators that will show common enclosure assembly discontinuities and provide an education on common system transition methods.


Through-Wall Flashing Compatibility Sustainability and Performance Craig Wetmore

Understanding the performance characteristics, the recycled/recyclable content, ability to survive installation, and life cycle costs of the different through-wall flashing materials.


ABAA Quality Assurance Program & Field Quality Control Ryan Dalgleish

The QAP ties the manufacturer, the contractor and the installer together to ensure that the products are installed properly. It is based on ISO 9000 and ISO 12576‐2 standards. The presentation defines exactly what quality assurance is, how it is different than quality control, the impact of poor quality on a building system and a review of the key components of the quality assurance program for air barriers.


Oh no! What did I miss? How to properly specify an air barrier system Roy Schauffele

Design and Construction documents are one of the first steps towards achieving an effective layer of airtightness to manage moisture and air movement. The importance of a proper specification cannot be understated and a well-articulated document will ensure that the owner is provided with materials, performance and quality. The presentation will review some of the consideration and language that should be reviewed prior to developing a specification and will outline code requirements, performance requirements, what can be done for quality and ensuring material selection meets the intent of design and for crucial coordination with other components of the enclosure.


Cost

This event is free to Portland BEC Members. For non-members the cost is $50, which includes membership.


Registration

The registration form is here Attendance is limited to 70. All membership information will be verified and non-members will be invoiced.

September 2018 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Sep 11 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Carbon Based Lifeforms Creating Zero Carbon Buildings

Location: 

Aceh Community Room
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204

Presenters: 

Eric Corey Freed

Description: 

In the last decade, carbon levels increased 20 parts per million (from 380 to 403), the population grew by one billion, global temperature increased by half a degree Celsius, and 25 percent more people moved into our cities.

The world is rapidly changing and will be a very different place by 2030. In this talk, we’ll explore dozens of disparate trends in technology, sustainability and the construction industry and connect the dots to get a glimpse into how we can save the world AND save our businesses at the same time. You’ll learn how to stack emerging trends to forecast opportunities in the green building space.

Climate change is redefining the design parameters and project demands for building design. Uncertainty in the future will require solutions that measure and manage energy, water and health outcomes in innovative ways.

During this energetic and entertaining session, we’ll train and engage attendees in a collaborative process to better address systemic barriers to healthy, high-performing, sustainable, resilient buildings. Together, we’ll acknowledge the challenges and complexities facing project teams pursuing net zero / zero carbon projects and how to identify the risks amplified over and above a conventional development.

Hear from an award winning architect in a lively discussion that will change how you look at the future, regardless of how bleak it may be!

Eric Corey Freed is an award-winning architect, author, and global speaker. As Sustainability Disruptor for Morrison Hershfield, he identifies solutions to problems most teams didn't know were holding them back. He was Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, a visionary design leader in biophilic and regenerative design.

His past roles include Vice President of the International Living Future Institute and Chief Community Officer of EcoDistricts, both nonprofits pushing innovative new paradigms for deep green buildings and communities.

Eric is the author of 11 books, including "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies.” In 2012, he was named one of the 25 "Best Green Architecture Firms" in the US, and one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects." In 2017, he was named one of Build's American Architecture Top 25. He holds a prestigious LEED Fellow award from the US Green Building Council.

May 2018 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
May 1 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

The Science of Modular Construction

Location: 

Aceh Community Room
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204

Presenters: 

Nathan D. Young

Description: 

This lecture will focus on the benefits of building in a dry, controlled environment and how this helps to build better buildings. Focusing on the science of construction, specifically the thermodynamic relationship of a building from inside to outside. Speaking on product integration and the importance of understanding how all the different WRBs, tapes, and sealants work together as well as the importance of mechanical systems and building pressures.

Nathan started working in the construction industry in 1991 at the age of 16. He started Nathan D. Young Construction, Inc. in 1998 and focused on residential remodels and custom homes. In 2008 Mr. Young started MODS PDX INC with a focus on sustainable modular buildings with an emphasis on the science behind construction. For the last 15 years they have focused on building envelope failures and how to prevent them through proper construction techniques and product integration. They work closely with manufacturers to assure that their buildings are built with products that will work together to assure that the thermodynamics of the building are in balance.

April 2018 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Apr 3 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

ETFE Roofing

Location: 

Aceh Community Room
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204

Presenters: 

Stephane Hoffman

Description: 

The fluorocarbon-based polymer ethylene tetrafuoroethylene (ETFE) is quickly gaining popularity in North America and is being used on some of the continent’s most prominent projects. Through review of multiple case studies of current ETFE installations, Morrison Hershfeld will review lessons learned and provide an understanding of limitations as well as benefits of the material from a building science perspective.

Stéphane joined Morrison Hershfield in 1994 and currently holds the position of Senior Building Science Specialist. With Master’s studies in historic restoration that combines structural engineering, building science and architecture, Stéphane brings a well-balanced consulting approach to the conservation of the building envelope; blending scientific analysis with an understanding of aesthetics considerations. He has consulted on several historic restoration projects. He is particularly adept at providing innovative design concepts and construction alternatives that provide value by improving durability and increasing energy efficiency.

As a key technical leader, Stéphane has worked on projects throughout North America and led the expansion of Morrison Hershfield’s Building Science practice in the United States. He now leads their Façade Engineering Group focusing on conceptual design of cladding and glazing systems. As a senior member of the team, his knowledge and skills are leveraged throughout the firm. The breath of his knowledge and experience is often called upon to troubleshoot and help resolve issues on both new and existing buildings.

March 2018 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Mar 6 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Curtain Wall Failures

Location: 

Aceh Community Room
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204

Presenters: 

Karim Allana

Description: 

This presentation will examine recent window and curtain wall assembly failures and performance issues for Insulated Glazing Units (IGU), aluminum coatings, gaskets, and associated water and air leakage issues. With the advent of globalization in the construction industry, façade glazing systems are beginning to experience new types of failure in the components (seals, coatings, sealants, etc.) used to assemble the complex systems and result in performance issues of today’s high rise projects. Various components and systems will be examined regarding their potential for air and water intrusion, coating issues, glass breakage and/or IGU failure.

Karim P. Allana is the CEO and Senior Principal of Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) a leading Architectural-Engineering firms specializing in the Building Envelope and Sustainable Construction for new and rehabilitation projects. Karim earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University and is a licensed professional engineer in California, Hawaii, Nevada and Washington. He is a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) and Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC) through RCI, Inc.

Mr. Allana has been in the A/E and construction fields for 30+ years, specializing in forensic analysis and sustainable construction of roofing, waterproofing and the building envelope. At ABBAE, Mr. Allana has for 31 years provided technical leadership and design review, while directing the company. Mr. Allana has acted as a consultant and expert witness in 400+ construction defect projects, as lead plaintiff or defense expert, or in defense of sub-contractors and manufacturers. He is a frequent speaker and presenter at professional forums.

February 2018 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Feb 13 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Evolution of Roofing Membranes

Location: 

Aceh Community Room
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204

Presenters: 

Helene Hardy Pierce

Description: 

This course will discuss the different types of roofing membranes and systems available for low slope/commercial installations and the benefits each brings to the building envelope. Over the past 25 years, there have been many changes in not just the materials available but also the installation methods used to install roofing systems. In addition to the materials, installation methods will be discussed as well as a practical discussion of how to evaluate which option may be better than others for several different scenarios.

Helene is Vice President of Technical Services, Codes, and Industry Relations for GAF. Helene has spent over 37 years in the roofing industry and has been very active in many of the industry’s organizations. She received the ASTM Award of Merit and title of Fellow from ASTM Committee D08 on Roofing, Waterproofing and Bituminous Materials in 1998, the James Q. McCawley award from the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association in 1999 for contributions to the roofing industry, and the title of Fellow of the Institute from the Roof Consultants Institute in 2005.

Helene serves as the current Chair for the PIMA Board of Directors and is a director for SPRI, RCMA, and the RCI Foundation. Helene is also Vice Chair of ASTM Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing.

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