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Blindside or pre-applied waterproofing is one of the most complex building enclosure systems to design and construct in a watertight condition.  During design, consultants must consider the geotechnical report, support of excavation systems, and many complex details that are possible in hydrostatic conditions.  Learners are provided with solutions to design blindside waterproofing system to maintain a dry foundation and provide the building owner with a valuable warranty. Read More

Moisture within a roof is detrimental to the energy efficiency and long-term performance of the roof system. This webinar will provide a basic understanding of today’s leak-detection equipment options, methods of roof moisture detection, and critical components of a detailed moisture survey report. We will also discuss methods of assessment and verification as well as when moisture surveys are critical to a project’s success. Speaker Information John Hull, RRO | Hull Group Inc. & Gulf Coast Infrared John T. Hull has over 25 years’ experience in the roofing and coatings industries. He is a recognized authority on roof restoration and moisture detection within the roof and building enclosure. Mr. Hull has provided technical support, training, and consulting in over 30 Countries. His expertise in roof restoration has contributed to roofing projects at NFL stadiums, airports, universities, hospitals, military bases and even the White house. Read More

This one-hour course will cover electronic leak detection (ELD) test methods that can be used as part of the quality control program for roofing and waterproofing membranes. Participants will learn about the principles outlined in the ASTM D7877-14, Standard Guide for Electronic Methods for Detecting and Locating Leaks in Waterproof Membranes, and ASTM D8231-19, Standard Practice for the Use of a Low Voltage Electronic Scanning System for Detecting and Locating Breaches in Roofing and Waterproofing Membranes. Learners will also be able to identify which roof assemblies and systems are compatible with ELD testing.   Shaun Katz Shaun Katz has been the sales manager at Detec Systems for five years and has over 20 years of experience in customer service, sales, and business administration. He has assisted contractors, architects, consultants, manufacturers, facility managers, and building owners with forensic leak investigations, as well as leak detection in new construction. He has performed presentations and demonstrated ELD throughout the United States and Canada. Katz was awarded the 2020 Presenter of the Year Award from the IIBEC Chicago Chapter. His goal is to provide a basic understanding of ELD and to assist design teams with ensuring valid and conclusive ELD.   Read More

Only 40% of small businesses have a succession plan in place. According to Project Equity, 6 out of 10 business owners plan to sell in the next decade. Small businesses make up 99.9% of all firms and provide 47.1% of all jobs in the United States. If you are a small business owner, it is crucial to have a succession plan in place. However, business owners believe that a family member will take over the business once they are ready to retire or in the event they pass away. This webinar will provide an opportunity to learn more about the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) business model and how it can assist with succession planning. Guenevere Abernathy from the North Carolina Employee Ownership Center will discuss the importance and process of succession planning. Robert Hilton, ASA, managing director at South Park Advisors LLC, will provide his expertise on exit planning and valuations. Ken Tyner, RRC, PE, executive vice president of administration at REI Engineers Inc., will discuss his experience of being the internal trustee at REI as his organization transitioned to an ESOP.   **Please note this credit does not apply towards any credentialing requirements. Read More

This presentation initially took place at the Canadian Building Enclosure Symposium. Construction Documents for the building enclosure are commonly prepared by the Architect of Record, often with peer review by a building enclosure consultant. We ask for a lot from enclosures today – complexity, performance, efficiency – yet detailing often concentrates near the end of the construction document phase and the risks related to rushing details can be high. Many other design disciplines produce Construction Documents complementary to an Architect’s set. Is it time for the Building Enclosure discipline to do the same? In Washington State, legislation requires enclosure consultants to effectively act as a designer of record and produce standalone documents for condominium projects. This has led to growing adoption of a standalone “BE Set” in the Construction Documents for mid-rise and high-rise multifamily condo and apartment design – and commercial design as well. This presentation will provide a process overview and guidance for efficiently incorporating a BE Set into construction documents, including lessons learned and benefits for broader adoption beyond Washington State. Bradley Carmichael JRS Engineering, Seattle, WA Brad has been consulting on building enclosures throughout North America for over 15 years. Brad is passionate about good design and the role it can play in social and environmental stewardship. He believes that durable and efficient building enclosures are critical for a built environment that is low consumption and long lasting. Brad has consulted on a wide array of different project types and sectors, including high rises, healthcare facilities, cultural institutions, workspaces, affordable housing, and historic landmarks. José Estrada JRS Engineering, Seattle, WA José Estrada is a consulting engineer with more than a decade of experience providing advice on building enclosures for projects of varying size, scope, and location. His project portfolio includes a range of project types, from high-end homes, to affordable housing, to medical facilities, to military barracks, to multibillion-dollar super-tall commercial developments. He has also had an opportunity to work on projects throughout North America and China. Estrada is passionate about building science and about the role that the building enclosure must play in helping us build a sustainable world. Read More

This presentation initially took place at the 2021 Convention in Phoenix, Arizona Architects, engineers, and preservationists have been specifying restoration repairs of stone masonry and cladding for decades. Execution of these repairs has fallen to craftsmen with a range of stone masonry experience with often inadequate or non-existent guidance from the practitioners who often lean on general industry practices. While most professionals will agree on many of the basic design principles for commonly applied repairs, each project has unique parameters that can affect the final repair design and its ultimate service life. This exploration is aimed at design professionals, as well as building owners, managers, and engineers tasked with maintaining buildings constructed of stone masonry or stone cladding. It is intended to summarize best practices for designing and implementing repairs for stone wall systems, as well as to identify the key decision points that influence the type of materials and repair procedures that we use to optimize durability. It will also challenge some commonly held beliefs regarding popular material choices and repair techniques, plus highlight how, in some instances, minor changes in approach can make significant differences in repair performance. This presentation is given at an intermediate level; some prior knowledge of exterior wall systems and stone masonry is recommended. Matthew Farmer, PE Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates | Tampa, FL Matthew Farmer is a principal investigator on evaluations of buildings and monuments, concentrating his practice in the areas of masonry building enclosure systems’ engineering, design, investigation, analysis, and repair. Projects include institutional and commercial, as well as numerous historic landmarks. Farmer received a bachelor of science in architectural engineering and a bachelor of environmental design from the University of Colorado; and a master of civil engineering from Cornell University. He is a registered professional engineer in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, plus an active member of ASTM C18 (Dimension Stone), ASTM C27 (Cast Stone), and The Masonry Society. Read More

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