Sunday, December 17, 2017

Event - High-Performance Building Conference 2018

Hosted by Maine CSI (Construction Specifications Institute), the High-Performance Building Conference 2018, will take place Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT) at the Holiday Inn Portland, in Portland, Maine. The conference is for all those who design, manage or build structures in New England. The event will gathers architects, contractors, designers, engineers, facility managers, building owners and other industry professionals with an interest in learning about high-performance enclosures in New England. The full-day event features a slate of nationally recognized speakers, who each offer expertise on aspects of high-performance buildings. In addition, more than 20 suppliers will be available to approach with questions on products and services related to high-performance building design and construction. The confereence features AIA accredited sessions by top industry leaders and exhibits by leading manufacturers.

Sessions and Presenters

Roofing presented by Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P. Eng., ASHRAE Fellow, founder of Building Science Corp. ¨Joseph Lsiburek is an internationally known authority on moisture-related building problems and indoor air quality. He has appeared on such television programs as PBS NOVA (Can buildings make you sick?) and is the author of numerous books and technical papers on building science, indoor air quality and durability. The adjunct professor of Building Science at the University of Toronto has more than 30 years of experience in design, construction, investigation, and building science research. Joseph Lstiburek is the founding principal of Building Science Corporation. A building science pioneer, particularly in the areas of air barriers, vapor barriers, and vented and unvented assemblies, he has had a lasting impact on building codes and practices throughout the world. For example, his work with industry partners through the Building America program led to significant research into the wetting and drying of walls and ultimately to a major code change relaxing the requirement for vapor barriers in the International Residential Code.

Air Vapor Barriers presenteed by Ken Roko: Mr Roko works at The Facade Group, in Portland, Oregon. He is a Building Enclosure Consultant and Principal with over 14 years experience. He has a diverse background--encompassing both architecture and structural engineering. His project experience is equally diverse--ranging from commercial towers to residential towers, public buildings to institutional buildings. Ken is the The Facade Group's in-house roofing, waterproofing and air barrier expert and head of the Hygrothermal Analysis team. He is responsible for project coordination, analysis, detailing, production and construction services and existing buildings performance reporting. Having earned a degree in architecture from NY Institute of Technology and an architectural engineering degree from Penn State University, Ken has a foundation in both the practical and theoretical aspects of building enclosure and structural systems. He is a member of the AIA, NRCA, and a founding member of the Portland Building Enclosure Council (BEC). Ken is also a member of the Air Barrier Association of America where he ists on both the Terminations and Flashings Committee, and the Air Leakage Testing Committee.

Proper Detailing presented by Richard Keleher: Mr Keleher is a Senior Architect at Thompson & Lichtner. He performs peer reviews of architectural designs in the early design stages as well as during the construction document preparation process. He assists in reviewing submittals, testmockups and installations of building enclosures. Mr. Keleher is presently employed as senior architect by The Thompson & Lichtner Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts and is also the editor of the revisions to the Whole Building Design Guide, Building Enclosure Design Guide being done by the Building Enclosure Council Chairs. He also consults in private practice to architects in the Boston area. Mr. Keleher is founder and current co-chair of the Boston Society of Architects Building Enclosure Council as well as a member of the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure and Thermal Environment Council Board of Directors. He is nationally recognized for his expertiese on building enclosures.

Sealants & Waterproofing presented by Brian Stroik: Mr Stroik is part of the Building Envelope Solution Team, Tremco, he is the 2nd Vice Chair Air Barrier Associate of America, Chair National Building Enclosure Council Topic-Mock-ups Brian is on the Building Envelope Solution Team for Tremco Sealants and Waterproofing. He also currently serves on the Board of Direction for the Building Enclosure Technology and Environmental Council (BETEC) and is a member of the Leadership Committee for the Building Enclosure Council National (BECN). He is also a co-chair of the Building Enclosure Council of Wisconsin (BEC-WI), Â a voting member of ASTM E 06, a Senior Member of American Society of Quality (ASQ), and a Union trained carpenter. He graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Psychology. When not working, Brian and his wife enjoy being actively involved in the lives of their five children.

Moisture Mitigation in Concrete Floor Slabs presented by Peter Craig. Mr Craig is with Concrete Constructives, and he is a Concrete Floor Specialist. He has over 40 years experience as a materials and concrete repair specialist. In addition to providing consulting and quality assurance services for specialized aspects of concrete construction, maintenance, repair & protection, Mr. Craig's experience and involvement includes: Professional Affiliations: 1996 National President, International Concrete Repair Institute ( ICRI ) Sterling, VA 2000 Received ICRI Fellowship award Member American Society for Testing & Materials ( ASTM ), Standing member ASTM Task Group E06.21.08 Standards produced: Standard Specification for water vapor retarders used in contact with soil or granular fill under concrete slabs ASTM E-1745. Standard Practices for installation of water vapor retarders used in contact with earth or granular fill under concrete slabs ASTM E-1643 Standard Practices for Determining Moisture Related Acceptability of Concrete Floors to Receive Moisture Sensitive Finishes ASTM E-1907. Member American Concrete Institute (ACI) Member ACI Committee 302 Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction Associate Member ACI Committee 360 Design of Slabs on grade 1996- 2004 Co-Chairman ACI Committee 302 & 360 Moisture Task Group studying and reporting on moisture-related floor and vapor retarder issues. 1992-1997 Instructor for the NNECPA sponsored ACI Flatwork Certification Program, Former member of the ACI sanctioned Maine Concrete Technicians Certification Board (MCTCB ) Member Construction Specifications Institute (CSI ) Officer of the Maine Chapter 1990-2000.

The Speakers

Chris Mathis S. M. Arch.S, Member - ASHRAE, DL, President, Mathis Consulting Company (MC2). As president of Mathis Consulting Company, Chris and his team provide a variety of strategic services to both private and public sector interests related to buildings and building product performance. From energy efficiency and code compliance to long-term durability and sustainability, Chris focuses on the role of buildings and how they perform. He holds a Master of Science in Architecture Studies from MIT where he focused on energy use in buildings. His research has addressed a variety of building science topics – from insulation testing, fenestration performance and effective building performance policy., @mathisconsult,

Andrew Dunlop AIA, CDT, LEED AP, Architect, SmithGroupJJR, Director of the Air Barrier Association of America. As a building enclosure specialist for SmithGroupJJR, Andrew Dunlop is a go-to expert on exterior building enclosures and thermal analysis—roofing, skylights, curtain walls, windows and waterproofing—including those of historic structures. He analyzes conditions, investigating options for corrective work, and develops remediation and construction plans. Andrew focuses on providing energy-efficient designs, and regularly validates designs for energy code compliance. Andrew’s work has corrected problems at such architectural and historic gems as the Smithsonian Arts and Industry Building and the Eliel Saarinen-designed Cranbrook Art Museum.,

Steve Easley, Principal, Steve Easley & Associates. Steve Easley provides seminars nationwide and specializes in solving building science-related problems and educating building industry professionals and their trade partners. Steve’s mission is helping industry professionals build and remodel structures that are durable, energy-efficient, healthy and comfortable to live and work in. His work focuses on increasing quality of construction, sustainability and performance, and reducing costly mistakes that lead to construction defects and call-backs. He has more than 30 years of industry experience, performing thousands of job site quality surveys and presenting building science seminars around the world.,

Peter Craig FACI, FICRI, Concrete Floor Specialist, Concrete Constructives. Peter Craig has more than 42 years of experience as a concrete construction and repair specialist. Based in Greene, Maine, he provides consulting and quality assurance services for specialized aspects of concrete construction, maintenance, repair and protection. Peter has served as a concrete specialist in more than 400 moisture-related flooring projects nationwide and has been guest speaker at more than 100 technical conferences and meetings over the past 15 years. In 2012, Peter was voted one of the five most influential people in the concrete industry by Concrete Construction Magazine.

Scott Tarr PE, FACI, Consulting Engineer, President, North S.Tarr Concrete Consulting, P.C. Scott’s expertise in concrete design, evaluation and rehabilitation spans more than 25 years. Based in Dover, New Hampshire, the consulting engineer and president of North S.Tarr Concrete Consulting regularly evaluates floor covering failure, including those caused by excessive moisture vapor emission, high pH, adhesive failure, and improper surface preparation. Scott has contributed to more than 50 articles on concrete design, construction and evaluation and presents at seminars and workshops throughout North America and South America.

Brian Neeley AIA, NCARB, Partner and Senior Project Manager, Gale Associates, Inc. Brian is leader in building enclosures for Gale Associates, a 100-person consulting firm that specializes in the repair, renovation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings, sites and infrastructures. Based in the Boston area, he’s a champion for industry education and networking, serving as co-chairperson of the Building Enclosure Council – Boston (2014 to present) and as past vice-president of CSI – northeast region (2011-2014). Brian has extensive knowledge on the complexity of building envelope designs and commissioning., @galeassociatesinc.

Registration includes access to all sessions, buffet luncheon, refreshment breaks, and wine/beer-tasting social. Click here to go to Eventbright to register.

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