IIBEC Mid-Alantic Chapter Education Seminar

Date: March 3, 2020

Location: Best Western - Battlefield Inn, 10820 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, VA 20109

The IIBEC Mid-Atlantic Chapter educational seminar scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2020 is quickly approaching. As always it should prove to be a stimulating and informative gathering.


Presenter: Sam Zalok, PE - Consulting Engineer - Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
The roofing industry offers a variety of roofing membranes for low-slope roofing applications. Selection of the right roofing membrane for a particular project should consider various aspects of the project-specific context, including: programming of the rooftop space, sensitivity of the building interior to water leakage, project funding, project geography/climate, service life expectations, etc. The membrane selection should also consider project-specific performance requirements, such as wind resistance, fire resistance, and drainage. While providing information on low-slope roofing assembly design fundamentals, this presentation will explore the membrane selection process through the eyes of a building enclosure consultant.

Presenter: Justin Long, PE, BECxP, RWC - Project Manager - SK&A Group
With the advent of advanced computer software and ever-increasingly complex building envelope materials and components, ASHRAE Standard 160 – “Criteria for Moisture-Control Design Analysis in Buildings” was developed in order to standardize how design professionals evaluate the “acceptable performance” of building envelopes. The intent of this standardized approach is to minimize the potential for mold growth and corrosion. However, hygrothermal analysis tools can provide unique insights far beyond just minimizing the potential for mold growth and corrosion. This presentation will show the analytic procedures, inputs, and evaluation criteria of ASHRAE Standard 160 to participants as well as the various capabilities and limitations of hygrothermal analysis software—from dew point analysis, freeze-thaw potential, material durability, and sensitivity analysis, to thermal/energy performance, and indoor comfort analysis. The presentation will ultimately broaden participants’ understanding of ASHRAE Standard 160, introduce them to basic building science and hygrothermal principles, demonstrate the impacts of various design criteria and evaluation criteria, and inform design professionals on the various benefits, capabilities, and limitations of both hygrothermal analysis software tools and ASHRAE Standard 160 itself.

Presenter: Marty Fischer - Principal - Preservation & Protection Systems Inc.
Rainscreen design principles have gained popularity in the DC design community over the past five years. While many designers focus on the material selection and layout of the facade elevations, there are many critical detailing elements happening behind the cladding. This program will focus on these crucial technical decisions and strategies to ensure compatibility of components behind the facade, with a brief overview of the creative design elements. Topics of discussion will include:
• Sub-framing options, cavity depth, and adjustability to plumb out cladding
• Maintaining air barrier integrity
• Continuous insulation and thermal modeling
• NFPA 285 compliance
• Engineering and shop drawings
• Review of conditions important to project design, delivery and cost implications

4. Trust, But Verify…The Exterior Enclosure Commissioning Process
Presenter: Andrea DelGiudice, PE - Senior Associate - Wiss, Janey, & Elstner, Inc.
The presentation will begin with a brief history and development of exterior enclosure commissioning by defining “What is Exterior Enclosure Commissioning” and “Why is it Important.” We will discuss the benefits of building enclosure commissioning and look at the goals and objectives of the exterior enclosure commissioning process through the pre-design, design, pre-construction, construction and post-occupancy phases of a project. Relevant technical standards.

Attendance to all four presentations is worth a total of six (6) IIBEC Continuing Education Hours

Event Schedule
8:00 - 8:30   Registration and Sign-up
8:30 - 10:00   Presentation
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:45  Presentation
12:00 - 12:30   Lunch and Network
12:30 - 2:00  Presentation
2:00 - 2:15   Break
2:15 - 3:45 Presentation

Registration Details
Registration Category Each
RCI Member $80.00
Non-RCI Member $90.00
Table Top Exhibits $200.00

Registration and payment with PayPal is preferred. (PayPal account not required)

Please note: If you are registering for someone else, please provide the name(s) of registered attendee(s) by clicking on “Note to Seller” within PayPal registration page.

Please email a completed registration form to IIBECMidAtlantic@gmail.com to ensure that you receive an IIBEC CEH Certificate at the end of the Seminar.

Mail registration forms with payment to:
Norm Crouse
IIBEC Mid-Atlantic Chapter
2134 Espey Ct., Suite 14,
Crofton, MD 21114

If paying by check, please make payable to: RCI Mid Atlantic Chapter
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will not be refunded.

For specific questions or additional educational program information, please contact:
Education Chair, John Karras at JNKarras@sgh.com
Chapter President, Matt Schofield at MSchofield@wje.com

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