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This presentation initially took place at IIBEC's 2022 International Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, Florida. New research and building code provisions have improved appropriate means to continuously insulate walls and integrate fenestration in punched openings for optimal performance. This presentation reviews structural wind resistance and water-resistance research supporting various detailing options in the context of new provisions in the latest editions of the International Building Code and International Residential Code. The presenter also discusses the thermal efficiency and thermal bridging implications of various details to integrate punched openings with continuous insulation on walls. In addition, the presentation includes a sneak-preview of new research on wind-driven rain hazard characterization as a means to improve guide design and detailing decisions for water-resistance of building enclosures and components. Jay Crandell, PE ARES/ABTG | Shady Side, MD Jay Crandell has over 30 years of experience in construction, engineering, and innovative building technology research for private and public sector clients. He has conducted benchmark studies of major natural disasters and conducted research to address significant structural, energy, and building science challenges. His work has helped to propel many innovative technologies into the International Codes and consensus standards. He is widely published on various engineering, construction, and building science topics. For additional information visit www.aresconsulting.biz and www.appliedbuildingtech.com. Read More

This presentation initially took place at IIBEC's International Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, Florida. As our urban and suburban spaces are becoming increasingly congested, the building industry is designing and constructing projects in areas and conditions that were previously considered uninhabitable, including below-grade spaces under constant hydrostatic pressure. Efforts to make such spaces habitable may include the use of waterproofing systems not previously used in the region. Discussion of the application of familiar materials in unfamiliar conditions may be useful to colleagues and industry professionals to help identify potential hazards and pitfalls associated with these waterproofing applications. In addition to the selection of waterproofing material and design detailing, this presentation explores preconstruction activities and applied strategies from the presenters’ experience. Various lessons learned in the field from projects with similar hydrostatic conditions are also reviewed. These lessons include recommended considerations for concrete placement, appropriate interfaces with other building enclosure systems, and repair solutions for possible damages resulting from unanticipated field conditions. We will also outline strategies for successfully implementing delegated designs within both traditional and modern project delivery methods. In traditional design-bid-build projects, specifications play a critical role in defining the expectations for project team members. Meanwhile, newer project delivery methods ensure specialty designers and contractors are contracted early in the design process. With the advent of building enclosure commissioning, early project involvement of building enclosure consultants and BECx Providers can add value in the form of additional quality assurance to protect stakeholder interests. Edward L. Lehman, RRO, REWO, REWC, AIA, CDT, CEI, BECxP, CxA+BE Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. | Duluth, GA Edward L. Lehman has well-rounded experience in the design and construction of various types of commercial buildings and is involved in building enclosure consulting and commissioning for new construction and existing building projects. In addition to providing consulting services, Lehman has served in multiple other roles, including contract administration for architects and quality assurance management for large-scale general contractors. He has participated in a variety of peer reviews, analyses of mock-up panels, and preinstallation meetings, and he has coordinated field performance testing on waterproofing, roofing, and glass/glazing systems. Douglas R. Stieve, RRC, AIA Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. | New York, NY Douglas R. Stieve is a building enclosure consultant who specializes in roof and waterproofing consulting as well as masonry construction. He has experience with many types of materials, including low-and steep-slope roofing as well as plaza deck, vegetative roof, and subgrade waterproofing systems. Stieve has worked on projects that have won awards from the American Institute of Architects, Engineering News-Record, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, among other organizations. He has authored several articles and technical papers, and he has lectured throughout the United States on the subjects of roofing, waterproofing, and masonry construction.   Read More

This seminar focuses on plaza deck systems, surface-applied waterproofing, and below-grade waterproofing. The course will review the differences between roofing, dampproofing and waterproofing. The seminar will include a discussion of waterproofing materials and accessories, design and specification, and application. The seminar is designed for the practicing waterproofing consultant and those who are aspiring to become a Waterproofing Consultant. The course will focus on plaza deck, surface-applied, and below-grade waterproofing. Paul Buccellato, F-IIEBC, RWC, REWC, FASTM, AIA Henshell ​&​ Buccellato, Consulting Architects | New Jersey Paul Buccellato attended Pratt Institute, is a registered Architect in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia and is board certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He is a registered Waterproofing and Exterior Building Wall Consultant through the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the New Jersey Society of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) and Fellow of the ASTM.  He is a member of Committee D08 Roofing ​&​ Waterproofing where he serves as Co-Chairman of Subcommittee D08.20 Roofing Membrane Systems and past Vice Chairman of Subcommittee D08.22 Waterproofing.  He is also a member of C15 Masonry Units and C24 Building Seals and Sealants Buccellato has authored several technical papers on waterproofing and roofing, four ASTM standards on roofing and has lectured at Brookdale College, NJ. He wrote a column on Roof Design for The Roofing Specifier and is a co-author of an NCARB monograph on Built-up Roofing. He has presented papers relating to waterproofing and roofing at IIBEC, the National Roofing Contractors Association and ASTM International. He has lectured on waterproofing, exterior walls, and vegetative roofing for various organizations including IIBEC. He is member of IIBEC’s Education Committee, and former chairperson of IIBEC’s Exterior Wall Examination Committee. Read More

There is a common misconception that historical buildings styles and ornamental articulation are only aesthetic statements. This presentation will explore historical building typology, ornamental building components, and materials, and their intentional use to improve thermal comfort, reduce maintenance costs, and minimize water infiltration. The speakers will discuss how designers are revisiting these concepts today. Edward Gerns has extensive experience with the investigation and repair of existing buildings. He has performed numerous evaluations of historical masonry façades and overseen preparation of documents for the repair of masonry buildings. Integration of environment and architectural design has been of interest to Gerns for over 30 years. Rachel Will performs building envelope evaluations and investigations of distressed and deteriorated conditions in existing buildings. She assesses how architectural ornaments serves a function to help maintain portions of the exterior envelope. Her expertise includes documentation and investigation of building façades, as well as preservation and repair of historical buildings. Read More

This presentation will provide a historical perspective covering the use of asphalt in both field and manufacturing applications. Asphalt formed the base materials for many of the systems still used today or was a critical component within systems that have eliminated asphalt as polymers and plastics have developed. Designers will learn about the performance of various systems in a range of climates as well as health and safety issues that can impact installers and third parties working adjacent to the work. The presentation will provide comparative performance data which will be helpful to designers, contractors and building owners. Ms. Krumpos has over 20 years of experience at Trinity | ERD. Initially working to support Colin Murphy in Project Management and Coordination, her experience with the firm is quite extensive. Project support has included work with product manufacturers regarding code compliance and warranty support, coordination of projects worldwide, working directly with condominium associations and owners through litigation and remediation, investigation and research related to construction deficiencies and litigation, specification writing and contract administration for new construction and remediation for both commercial and residential projects, Building Envelope Commissioning, field testing and Quality Assurance and Quality Control program management. With strengths in communication and organization, she has assisted in projects within all aspects of the work Trinity | ERD performs and has a vast knowledge of the history of Trinity | ERD. Mr. Murphy is the principal of Trinity | ERD, which he founded in 1986. His education is in law (Scotland) and mechanical engineering. He is an author, educator, inventor, and principal of the firm. He is a Registered Roof Consultant with numerous certifications and registrations within the building envelope discipline. Mr. Murphy has authored and presented numerous papers on roofing and building envelope subjects throughout the United States and Canada. He has received awards for outstanding publications and service to industry organizations. He holds fifteen United States and European patents for roofing and building envelope components and systems. Mr. Murphy’s work within the firm includes forensic analysis of building envelopes, design of building envelope systems, and the testing of building envelope components and systems. Read More

Presenter: Kevin Knight, Red River College, Building Envelope Technology Access Centre, Winnipeg, MB This course addresses whole-building airtightness research carried out by the Building Envelope Technology Access Centre (BETAC) of Red River College, Winnipeg, Canada. Over the last five years, BETAC has tested over 50 large, commercial-style buildings ranging from 100-year-old churches to new schools. The goal of this work has been to establish baseline air leakage rates, and to compare pre- and post-retrofit airtightness rates to better understand the effectiveness of air leakage sealing in these types of buildings. The results of this research were also used in the development of a new test procedure developed by the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA). This led to the creation of ASTM WK35913 “Standard Test Method for Determining the Air Leakage Rate of Large or Multi-zone Buildings,” which introduced improvements from existing test methods to overcome restrictions on building height and climate conditions, and led to the creation of two distinct test procedures which focused on building durability and energy performance, respectively. Read More

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