Outside Event

Events that aren't BEC sponsored but may be interesting

Preservation Workshop

May 21 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Preservation of Mid-Century Modern Building Materials Workshop


1820 NE 21st Avenue Portland, OR 97212


DoCoMoMo_Oregon and the Association for Preservation Technology, Northwest, are pleased to co-host a work- shop on Mid-Century Modern materials. The workshop will focus on materials used in the northwest through their history and case studies. The sessions will conclude with a lively discussion as to whether preserving Mid-Century Materials is less important than preserving the plan and layout of Mid-Century structures. A sack lunch will be provided to all attendees.


  • Tour of Pietro Belluschi designed Central Lutheran Church by Hazel Carpenter.
  • History of Mid-Century Modern Materials. Presented by Diana Painter, Oregon SHPO.
  • Plywood in Mid-Century Modern Architecture. Presented by Suzana Radivojevic, University of Oregon.
  • Glue-Laminated Timber in the Western U.S.: It’s Develop- ment, Failure Patterns, and Preservation Methods. Presented by Rachelle Byarly, University of Oregon.
  • Means, Methods & Materials for Preserving / Restoring Mid-Century Modern Concrete. Presented by John Lambert, President, Abstract Masonry Restoration, Inc.
  • Nondestructive Evaluation of Mid-Century Building Materials. Presented by Shan Wo, PE, Atkinson-Noland & Associates.


  • Veteran Memorial Coliseum: The Challenges of Mid-Cen- tury Modern Spectator and Events Venue. Presented by Susan Hartnett, Spectator Facilities and Development Manager, Portland Office of Management and Finance.
  • Case Studies: Interventions and Additions to Modern Seattle Landmarks. Presented by Susan Boyle, Principal, BOLA Architects.
  • Panel Discussion: How important is it to retain original materials vs. plan concepts? Moderated by Brian Rich, Principal, Richaven Sustainable Preservation.

2015 Seattle BEC Symposium

May 19 2015 - 7:30am - 6:30pm
Meeting Title: 

High Tech / Low Tech: The Evolution of Building Enclosures


Seattle Art Museum


SeaBEC will host its third one-day symposium at the Seattle Art Museum. The theme of High Tech / Low Tech: The Evolution of Building Enclosures will explore a wide range of topics including new building enclosure technologies, biomimicry, kinetic architecture, cold climate design, and life cycle assessment. Six hours of AIA, RCI, and GBCI continuing education credits will be provided (pending approval).

$100 Program Sponsorships are still available.

Outside Seminar

Oct 23 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Title: 

And the Insulation is Perfect: Physics, Ecology and High Performance Enclosures


Earth Advantage
623 SW Oak St, 3rd Floor
Portland, OR 97205


Lothar Moll


Lothar will make a series of expert presentations from Vancouver BC to San Francisco CA. Lothar will present how to build safe, healthy and durable constructions that maximize energy savings, minimize the risk of damage to the structure and prevent mold and rot for wood framed and masonry retrofit assemblies with in-depth discussion of building physics, including WUFI analysis and assembly options specific to our climates in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California.

2 LU

ASHRAE Seminar

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

Introduction To Buildings Enclosure Commissioning (Code 60)




Fiona Aldous

Jay Enck

Rob Kistler


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

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

Building Monitoring


116 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109


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.


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

Air Barrier Installer Certification


South Seattle Community College


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.

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