February 2016 Monthly Meeting

Feb 2 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Building Enclosures and Their Failures, A Love Story


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


Jasha Kistler


With the ever-evolving technology of materials and construction trade practices combined with the desire to push project schedules to year-round construction, the risk of failure of building enclosure components is high. During this course, the discussion will revolve around case-studies of real-world building enclosure system failures resulting from discontinuities in the control layers (air, water, vapor, thermal), lack of understanding of the interaction between the interior and exterior environments, and construction related mistakes. Conditions include roof-to-wall transitions, SIPS panel detailing, precast concrete panels, lightweight concrete construction and other conditions.

As a Building Enclosure Consultant with The Facade Group, Jasha has worked locally and internationally in a variety of building sectors. He has extensive experience with all aspects of the building enclosure from below-grade waterproofing to vertical enclosure systems, curtain walls and roofing. Jasha has a passion for investigations, performance modeling, and testing of building enclosure systems. He is a certified WUFI trainer, Level 1 Thermographer, and has expertise in static and dynamic water pressure testing, whole-building air testing, and building enclosure assessments.