2012 Technology Symposium

Jun 4 2012 - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Meeting Title: 

The Art and Science of Air Barriers in Building Design and Construction


Oregon Zoo Conference Center


h2. General Information

The Portland Building Enclosure Council will be hosting this day-long event featuring recent national and international research focusing on air barriers in existing and new building enclosure design. Academic research will be complemented with real world applications and case studies.

*Up-to-date research on air barrier methodology and technology *Observe real-time testing of multiple air barrier assemblies in the conference courtyard. *Meet with the local representatives of leading building product manufacturers *This all day event includes continental breakfast and seated lunch. *Earn 7 AIA /CEU - LU/HSW/SD learning credits.

h2. Speakers & Sessions

!/files/pictures/dalgleish.jpg! Laverne Dalgleish, Executive Director, Air Barrier Association of America Keynote Address - History of Air Barriers "Course Evaluation":https://docs.google.com/a/portlandbec.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDNxQlk5V2FlOG41eDBRc1VjeWtrUEE6MA#gid=0 Lunch Address - How Tight are Buildings? "Course Evaluation":https://docs.google.com/a/portlandbec.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDVtdXdPQzBrdU5SQVRkek1zU0RiRGc6MA#gid=0 As Executive Director of the ABAA, Laverne works to champion energy conservation in buildings while educating building owners and designers about the benefits of energy conservation such as durability, comfort, reduced maintenance, reduced HVAC equipment costs and the positive impact on the environment. He was the key developer of the ABAA Quality Assurance Program for the installation of air barrier systems in buildings.

!/files/pictures/steffen.jpg! Mike Steffen, AIA, Vice President/General Manager Walsh Construction Company/OR "Towards Airtightness: The Contractor's Role in Designing and Constructing the Air Barrier System":https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3qpbinNaDRmRjR2alk3X3ltb3c/edit?usp=sharing "Course Evaluation":https://docs.google.com/a/portlandbec.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGMyelV6bEZMY1NXb2tuZDRVNWdwbXc6MA#gid=0 Mike is an architect, builder and educator with thirty years of experience in the design and construction of the built environment. He has a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. Walsh is a Pacific Northwest general contractor specializing in all types of multi-unit housing, building rehabilitation, educational facilities, and commercial buildings - with a commitment to being a leader in the construction of energy-efficient, healthy and durable buildings.

!/files/pictures/speert.jpg! Jeff Speert, AIA, Principal, JRS Engineering "Informed Mechanical Design through Tested Air Leakage Results":https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B91OXwne-4bWc0g3bFU1UHh6d2s/edit?usp=sharing "Course Evaluation":https://docs.google.com/a/portlandbec.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHM3dkxwVjNnM2pWbkFTY0JvcnpVN2c6MA#gid=0 Jeff is a licensed architect in Washington and British Columbia. His 15 years of experience has included roles as carpenter, designer, contractor, architect and building envelope consultant. His passion for sustainability has led him to completing numerous projects that focused on energy efficiency and green building systems. Jeff is a nationally certified Home Energy Rating System Rater. He is a principal at JRS’ Seattle office and director of the firm’s whole building air barrier testing service.

!/files/pictures/durston.jpg! Lee Durston, Director of Building Science, BCRA "Summary and Analysis of Large Building Air Leakage Testing for the US Dept of Defense":https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B834vfiqXmHkR2JQbkRUV3ptLUE "Course Evaluation":https://docs.google.com/a/portlandbec.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFRXOEg5eG56c0hvS0pnR1hYSldIamc6MA#gid=0 Lee conducts diagnostic studies of envelope performance characteristics and integrates the findings for better design, construction, and overall sustainability. He sits on the High Performance Building Envelope Task Force for the US Army Corps of Engineers and is a contributing editor for the USACE Air Leakage Testing Protocol. He has expertise in the areas of conditions assessment, building envelope, waterproofing, air tightness, and building performance commissioning and testing.

!/files/pictures/zhivov.jpg! Dr. Alexander Zhivov, Senior Researcher, Engineer Research and Development Center Construction Engineering Research Laboratory "Air Tightness in Army Buildings":https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B834vfiqXmHkaUZjQW9QZkxadnc "Course Evaluation":https://docs.google.com/a/portlandbec.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEJQWFNJUjUwejMwN3gtOUNyWGdJWUE6MA#gid=0 Dr. Zhivov holds a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Central Research and Experimental Design Institute for Industrial Buildings, Moscow and the Research Institute for Labor Protection, Leningrad and an MBA degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He develops innovative energy conservation strategies and methodologies to solve systemic design, operational quality, and project management deficiencies in the U.S. Architect/Engineer/ Constructor/Operator community. His current projects support a range of Army customers including HQUSACE, Corps Districts, IMCOM, OACSIM, and AMC by promoting improved energy efficiencies, better strategic implementation of new building technologies, improved HVAC systems and controls, distributed generation technologies, renewable energy technologies, modernized heating plants, improved building commissioning processes, and modeling/analysis tools for installation operations.

John Duncan, AIA and Logan Cravens, AIA Field Testing Typical Air Barriers Designed for the Northwest "Course Evaluation":https://docs.google.com/a/portlandbec.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDZUZ3hVaWpsbHBsRFJpZm1JRGphYnc6MA#gid=0

Dave Young, PE RDH Building Sciences Closing Remarks


h2. Registration Information

Registration is full.

Cost |Membership Type|Prior to May 25th|After May 25th| |Non-Members|$35|$45| |Members|$25|$35|

Because of lower than anticipated costs, excellent sponsor support, and the help of QED, Walsh, EFCO, and Portland YouthBuilders the Portland BEC Board has reduced the registration costs in line with our mission. The Portland BEC is a 501 c 3 non-profit and the intent of this symposium and all of our sponsored events is to provide excellent educational opportunities while covering costs. The Board has determined that our costs will be covered at the reduced registration rates.

h2. Sponsors

Symposium Sponsor * Henry Company

Meal Sponsors * BEI/Prosoco * DuPont

Symposium Supporters * Georgia Pacific * Protecto Wrap * Momentive * Dryvit * Sto Corporation * Vaproshield * Demilec * Soprema

Special thanks to QED, Walsh Construction Company, EFCO Windows, Window Tech Inc. and Portland YouthBuilders