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September 2020 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Sep 15 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Meeting Title: 

Postmodern Predicament: A Case Study of the Portland Building Facade Replacement

Location: 

Live Zoom Webinar.

Presenters: 

Erica Ceder, DLR Group

Ian Eikanas, KPFF

Description: 

The Portland Building is an internationally recognized work of Postmodern architecture by master architect Michael Graves. For decades, the building suffered from multiple performance issues leading the City of Portland to initiate a project in 2016 that would comprehensively address existing building performance issues and modernize the building. The project included the addition of a new skin over the existing exterior, creating a weather-tight enclosure with improved thermal comfort and increased daylighting. This case study will explore the challenges related to applying a new envelope system over an existing façade from both historic preservation and structural perspectives.

Erica Ceder specializes in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic properties and has served as Project Architect for a variety of projects listed on the National Register of Historic Places for both public and private clients. Her depth of knowledge in the physical properties of historic building materials is a significant asset, as is her experience in performing condition assessments and making treatment recommendations. Erica brings additional value as an expert in navigating the complex historic approval process.

For more than a decade, Ian Eikanas has worked on a wide variety of projects, from seismic upgrades of historic structures to complex and eye-catching new athletic facilities. Ian genuinely enjoys the collaborative process between the architect and engineer, blending creativity with finite logistics. Recently, Ian managed the structural engineering of the unitized curtain wall design on the 73 story Wilshire Grand Center Tower located in Los Angeles, California. Ian earned both his BS and MS degrees in civil engineering from Washington State University and became a LEED accredited professional in order to bring a deeper understanding of sustainability to the job.

August 2020 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Aug 4 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Meeting Title: 

Implementation of Seismic Isolation for Historic Retrofits: A Case Study of the Oregon Supreme Court Renovation Project

Location: 

Live Zoom Webinar. Pre-registration is required at the link below.

Presenters: 

Geoff Bomba, SE

Description: 

Seismic base isolation is a technology that is used to enhance the seismic performance of buildings and renovate existing buildings. The use of base isolation will be discussed as well as its benefits to new and historic structures. As a case study, the historic Oregon Supreme Court renovation will be discussed and it's use of base isolation to improve the seismic performance and save this historic structure from significant damage.

Geoff is a Principal and licensed structural engineer with Forell/Elsesser Engineers in San Francisco, California. He has over 17 years of experience in the structural engineering design and implementation of seismic design and renovation of existing structures. His experience includes various projects across all market sectors including historic renovation using seismic isolation. Geoff’s involvement with architecturally expressive structural designs that have unique forms provide additional experience and knowledge for his projects.

1 AIA LU/HSW

July 2020 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Jul 7 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Meeting Title: 

Getting the Drift: Cladding Drift

Location: 

Live Zoom Webinar. Pre-registration is required at the link below.

Presenters: 

D. Scott Nyseth, Stonewood Structural Engineers

Description: 

Review the building drift from wind and seismic loads. Discuss the new various return intervals for wind storms, and how that affects the various components of the building facade. Review new code provisions for solar, pavers, ballast, etc. Review char formation in mass timber, and how that may affect the connection of facade elements to the mass timber frame.

With more than 20 years of Structural Engineering experience, Scott Nyseth has worked in the design of multi-story mixed-use and residential buildings, commercial and industrial structures, rehabilitation of existing buildings, contractor design support during construction, post-earthquake investigation and evaluation of commercial and marine structures.  His passion for engineering, and inventive nature are evident by his quest to provide the most economical structural solutions and to ensure optimal building performance and safety of each structure.  Mr. Nyseth has consulted in the evaluation, analysis, design, testing and retrofit of a multitude of building types.  He also provides legal consultation services as they relate to structures and building envelopes.  Mr. Nyseth is well versed in smart design approaches for sustainability and net zero energy efficiencies.

June 2020 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Jun 2 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Masonry Movement Joints

Location: 

Live Zoom Webinar. Pre-registration is required at the link below.

Presenters: 

Pat Conway, AIA

Description: 

This presentation addresses the movement characteristics of vertical masonry wall systems. Focus is on best practice for design and construction of expansion and control joints to accommodate and/or restrict masonry material movement. It does not address sealant or backer rod selection.

Pat Conway, AIA is the Director of Industry Development and Technical Services for the International Masonry Institute. He is a registered architect in Wisconsin with expertise in masonry plan and specification review, designing and detailing durable masonry walls, air barriers, movement joints, rain screen walls, troubleshooting, adhered veneers, and high performing wall systems. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota.

May 2020 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
May 5 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Meeting Title: 

Pull, Pull, Pull – For What? A Sticky Subject and Discussion about Air and Water Resistive Barrier Research

Location: 

Live Zoom Webinar. Pre-registration is required at the link below.

Presenters: 

Laverne Dalgleish

Description: 

People who don’t know, don’t know that they don’t know. Discussion of issues in the industry where we don’t have the research and information on what is being done about it. We all want to have our buildings perform and we need better ways of determining how to address issue of air leakage and water intrusion into the building envelope. The presentation will cover research projects that have been done and projects that are on the list to do.

Mr. Laverne Dalgleish has been actively involved in the construction industry for over 35 years and has specialized in building envelopes, energy efficiency and building performance for both commercial and residential construction.

Starting as a builder in the 1970’s, Laverne constructed some of the most energy efficient houses in North America, including houses that were Net Zero ready with a focus on high levels of airtightness and insulation.

Since then, he has championed to transform the building industry to raise the bar in professionalism for building trades and focus on quality processes in construction to ensure long-term high performance buildings.

Over the years, Laverne has become a frequent presenter across North America on a variety of topics as they relate to building envelopes, energy efficiency, green building practices, and standards and quality of construction.

Laverne is actively involved in the standards development process and has been involved with International Organization of Standardization (ISO) for over two decades, travelling around the world and creating development standards for the industry. A big believer in scientific research, Laverne has been a leader and participated in a number of commercial and residential building research projects with groups such as Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Syracuse University, University of Waterloo and the National Research Council of Canada. Laverne has been involved in a number of utility demand side management programs and worked with various government departments across North American such as the U.S Department of Energy, Natural Resources Canada, Environmental Protection Agency, Environment Canada and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

April 2020 Monthly Meeting

Time: 
Apr 7 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

2019 Building Envelope Code Considerations

Location: 

Live Zoom Webinar. Pre-registration is required at the link below.

Presenters: 

Samir Mokashi, Code Unlimited

Description: 

The course will cover the requirements for the 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code & 2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code that apply to the building envelope. This session will explain how to interpret and apply these provisions in under varying site conditions, climate zones, and other design considerations.

Samir Mokashi has over 30 years of experience in regulatory requirements. He has successfully lead design teams through highly demanding programs, complex designs, challenging budgets, fast track schedules, and rigorous requirements. The clear advantage of having worked throughout US, Europe, Asia, and Middle East is evident in the projects, large or small, that Samir leads or consults on. He has been involved in code development at local and national levels and has authored several code alternates and variances that resolved multi-disciplinary issues simply and effectively. He has a unique ability to deliver simple and elegant solutions to problems that stump most others. The depth of his knowledge and strong communication skills have earned him wide respect from city and state officials, as well as designers, developers and architects. He is a sought after speaker, accredited educator and a highly valued mentor to young professionals.

1.5 AIA/CES LU/HSW

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