Outside Event

Events that aren't BEC sponsored but may be interesting

ASHRAE Seminar

Time: 
Jun 28 2014 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Introduction To Buildings Enclosure Commissioning (Code 60)

Location: 

Seattle

Presenters: 

Fiona Aldous

Jay Enck

Rob Kistler

Description: 

This seminar introduces the Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) process by outlining key quality based activities that achieve a successful building enclosure. The seminar will include overviews on such design phase BECx activities as developing the Owner’s Project Requirements, the BECx plan, and critical building science and architectural issues to address in the design review and specifications, and construction phase BECx activities such as construction observation and performance testing. The seminar will aid in understanding how BECx contributes towards commissioning goals and requirements and LEED.

Seattle BEC Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Jan 16 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Building Monitoring

Location: 

Mirabella
116 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

Description: 

Structural Monitoring Technology facilitates sustainable building practice by informing building consultants and owners of issues that could become long-term areas of concern. Leading-edge building monitoring technology is used in the investigation of building performance and is capable of monitoring:

Moisture Content Condensation Dew Point Hermo Profiling Vapor Pressure Differential Air Pressure Building Component Movement moisture content, condensation, dew point, thermo profiling, vapour pressure, differential air pressure and building component movement.

Structure Monitoring Technology applications will be outlined in the context of installation during various stages of the building life cycle including new construction, existing buildings, and re-commissioning or major renovations.

The initial commissioning and verification of design details is key for design professionals. In addition, building owners and operators are interested in mitigation of risk from facility floods, aging roofing systems, and costs associated with the cleanup of water damage.

Specific to roof monitoring the following shall be outlined:

DigiScan - Comprehensive roof scan using the digital multivector mapping technology, similar to electric field vector mapping for integrity and leak locating in inverted roof membranes. Building Membrane Monitoring – A continuous, permanently installed membrane integrity monitoring system for conventional and inverted roof assemblies. This presentation will demonstrate the various sensors, monitoring systems and scanning methods that can be used for verification and reporting purposes. Real-life practical applications, installation details, site conditions, and monitoring results will also be showcased.

Presented by: Jason Teetaert, P.Eng, SMT - Structure Monitoring Technology - V.P. Business Development

Jason has over 20 years of project management and electrical engineering construction design experience, with current experience and projects in the application of structure monitoring systems. He holds patents in moisture detection and patents pending in roof monitoring and low-powered hybrid wireless/wired networks.

Jason brings construction-related electrical engineering experience from consulting in an national engineering firm to the building science community. He leads the design of moisture detection systems in residential, educational, and institutional projects related to sustainable buildings and investigations. Jason graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.

He actively volunteers in the building industry as the past president of the British Columbia’s Building Envelope Council and the current President of Canada’s National Building Envelope Council.

Training

Time: 
Jun 12 2012 - 8:00am - Jun 14 2012 - 4:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Air Barrier Installer Certification

Location: 

South Seattle Community College

Description: 

The ABAA is offering certification in the categories of Certified Self Adhered and Fluid Applied Membrane installer. If you or your company are active in the installation of these types of systems, this is highly recommended training!

Certification by the ABAA is the highest level of assurance of installation knowledge available today.

Outside Event

Time: 
May 10 2012 - 5:30pm - May 11 2012 - 5:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Measuring UP Symposium

Location: 

Portland State University

Description: 

The Department of Architecture at Portland State University is proud to present the symposium MeasuringUP, an event dedicated to advancing regional knowledge and efforts for environmentally responsive architecture.

As the largest contributor to global climate change, the built environment is increasingly becoming the focus of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Consequently, a rising number of buildings are being promoted as examples of “high performance,” “green” or “sustainable” design. However, these claims are often based on design intent rather than measured performance. Are green buildings in use measuring up to their targets? And, what role do building occupants play in the discussion of performance? How can research in buildings inform and improve design practice? And how can successful strategies be replicated at a larger scale?

On Friday, May 11, 2012, MeasuringUP will bring together local and international leaders in environmentally responsive design, engineering, research, industry and policy to address these questions through a day-long symposium, hosted by the Department of Architecture. The event spaces will showcase two of the PSU campus's ambitious building retrofits: Lincoln Hall and Shattuck Hall.

In coordination with the symposium theme, a free public lecture by Thomas Auer of the renowned firm Transsolar Klimaengineering will be presented in the Shattuck Hall Annex on the evening of Thursday, May 10.

The symposium is being sponsored by Better Bricks, and AIA members who attend the events on May 11 will be eligible for 5 AIA CE learning units.

Tickets are available now at www.pdx.edu/architecture/measuringup.

We look forward to seeing you at MeasuringUP.

Department of Architecture Portland State University www.pdx.edu/architecture

Special Event

Time: 
Mar 5 2011 - 7:00am - 4:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Blower Door Test

Location: 

Between Quimby and Raleigh and 13th and 14th.

Presenters: 

Marty Houston, AIA

Description: 

Walsh Construction will be administering a whole building blower door test between 7 AM and 4 PM on Saturday. The building is located between Quimby and Raleigh and 13th and 14th. Please check in at the job trailer on Raleigh between 13th and 14th. If you wish to volunteer, please contact Marty Houston directly @ 503-572-4709.

Webinar

Time: 
May 4 2010 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Learn How to Reduce Energy Usage in Older Homes

Location: 

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

Presenters: 

Betsy Pettit, FAIA

Description: 

Portland BEC members, BEC National has been working with the National AIA to improve relations and create high quality presentations regarding building enclosure issues. This presentation is very important to our efforts to improve relations between BEC National and the National AIA. The National AIA is the one facilitating this presentation after it was suggested by BEC National. We are trying to find ways to present extremely high quality information at a very reasonable price to the local BEC’s and if this first test is successful then more similar webinars will be presented. Betsy Pettit is a very highly esteemed expert and getting her to make a presentation at any single BEC would cost thousands of dollars. This webinar is an excellent means to leverage the national organizations for the benefit of each local group.

The Portland BEC in collaboration with the University of Oregon will be offering this webinar for $15 per attendee which will include a lunch for all who preregister. You can register and pay at the door however in that case there will not be a lunch provided.

We apologize for the short notice but little effort is necessary. Please respond to this email and let Shelby know you will be attending. We will purchase you a lunch. You can either bring your $15 registration to The Facade Group office prior to the webinar or pay at the door.

If you or your firm sponsors this webinar please let Rob Kistler know afterwards how many attendees were present. We will be sending a head count to the AIA of how many people watched via the BEC network.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Learn How to Reduce Energy Usage in Older Homes Sign Up for May 4 Webinar on Residential Energy Retrofitting

Many of the 60 million housing units in the United States built before 1960 will soon need major systems replaced. A new web seminar from the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Council and the American Institute of Architects offers timely techniques for residential energy retrofit work, particularly applicable for older building stock.

The "Deep Energy Retrofits for Existing Homes - Concord House Case Study" webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2;00 -3:30 pm ET. Taught by Betsy Pettit, FAIA, an architect involved in modernization and redevelopment of thousands of homes and multifamily buildings, the presentation will focus on enclosure design and construction details that help to achieve greater energy efficiency. Pettit will present a case study of a house in Concord, Mass., that was retrofitted to reduce its overall energy use by more than 30 percent. Pettit is principal with Building Science Corporation, a Boston-based architecture and building science consulting firm. She serves as project manager on a U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America team, which is exploring pathways to zero energy homes by the year 2020. What You’ll Learn from this Webinar: • How to evaluate the existing conditions of older homes • How to set goals for energy reductions in older homes • How to reduce energy use through enclosure improvements and system upgrades in older homes • How to develop a multi-phase plan that allows for energy use reductions in older homes over time One rate - unlimited attendees! Purchase one site license for the webinar and invite as many people as you can gather at your office, conference room, or auditorium to attend. Webinar Licenses: AIA Members: $75 Non-Members: $100

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