Thursday, November 7, 2019
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
4695 MacArthur Court
Newport Beach, CA 92660
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Presentation & Discussion
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Networking
Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for their attendance. Attendance is free and open to all; please invite colleagues. We will serve lunch and refreshments. Space is limited.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Building enclosures not only convey architectural concepts, they also separate exterior and interior and control environmental loads – all while maintaining occupant comfort, long-term energy efficiency, and building performance. Selecting appropriate materials for opaque exterior wall assemblies, developing complete construction detailing, and testing and verifying the building enclosure are critical steps in delivering high-performance enclosures. Project teams have implemented building enclosure commissioning (BECx) on more projects as its popularity increases and industry organizations and government agencies consider the enclosure to help measure and verify installation against design intent and owner’s project requirements. In this presentation, we will discuss the relationship between construction systems and weatherproofing; explore design guidelines for wall assemblies; review code requirements and considerations, including energy and fire; and provide an overview of the BECx process, illustrated through case studies to demonstrate successes and lessons learned.
After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Learn how to select an appropriate weather-resistive barrier for opaque exterior wall assemblies based on project conditions.
- Understand the importance of robust construction drawing details and specifications, as well as recommended detailing considerations.
- Analyze a wall design with respect to code requirements, water penetration resistance, fire requirements, and energy performance.
- Identify the scope of quality assurance provisions embodied in current standards, including ASTM, LEED v4, and Title 24.
Michael J. Huhtala, Architect | Senior Consulting Architect
Amy Hackney, P.E., LEED AP | Senior Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Facilities Managers
- Property Managers