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Rain Screen Wall Systems

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
11am-1pm

Free and open to all. Space is limited.
Please call Taiger Murphy at 415-872-9941 or tmurphy@imiweb.org to register.

1.5 CES/HSW LUs

Among the most popular building enclosure choices are rain screen walls and systems.  This program investigates the building science and evolution of wall theory from mass walls to drainage and cavity walls finally to both pressurized and non-pressurized rain screen systems.  The attendee then learns specific details of common terra cotta, porcelain and composite panel systems operating as a rain screen. Sponsored by the International Masonry Institute

Presenter:  David Sovinski, National Director of Technical Services, International Masonry Institute

David began his masonry career over thirty years ago, and has held positions in project management, estimating and field supervision.  He managed masonry projects in New York City, Houston, Dallas and Chicago before moving to the International Masonry Institute (IMI).

Designing Modern Wood Schools: A Guide for Architects and Structural Engineers

Thursday, October 26, 2017
9am-12:45pm
$20, Lunch Provided by Woodworks

Click here to register. Space is limited.

2 CES/HSW LUs

This course is intended for architects and structural engineers who are seeking a full system understanding of the unique design considerations associated with wood-frame schools. Architectural design and detailing topics specific to school performance criteria such as durability, fire and life safety, and allowable building size will be discussed. Schools space planning needs will be highlighted as will construction type selection and opportunities for wood use. Structural design steps, considerations, and detailing best practices related to gravity and lateral analysis of common school configurations such as classroom floor design and corridor wall framing will also be covered, along with options for wood-frame tall walls and long-span roofs in open areas such as gyms. With an emphasis on budget, this course will present designers with the information necessary to utilize wood framing as a cost savings tool.

Speaker: Janelle Leafblad, PE, Regional Director, WoodWorks

Postponed: Rain Screen Wall Systems

This event has been postponed, new date TBA.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
11am-1pm

Free and open to all. Space is limited.
Please call Taiger Murphy at 415-872-9941 or tmurphy@imiweb.org to register.

1.5 CES/HSW LUs

Among the most popular building enclosure choices are rain screen walls and systems.  This program investigates the building science and evolution of wall theory from mass walls to drainage and cavity walls finally to both pressurized and non-pressurized rain screen systems.  The attendee then learns specific details of common terra cotta, porcelain and composite panel systems operating as a rain screen. Sponsored by the International Masonry Institute

Presenter:  David Sovinski, National Director of Technical Services, International Masonry Institute

David began his masonry career over thirty years ago, and has held positions in project management, estimating and field supervision.  He managed masonry projects in New York City, Houston, Dallas and Chicago before moving to the International Masonry Institute (IMI).

 

Concrete Disasters

Presented by East Bay / Oakland Chapter CSI / Cosponsored by AIA East Bay

Friday, November 17, 2017
8am-1pm
Cost: $95
Click here to register.

4 CES LUs

Four presentations on different types of concrete failures. Case studies of what went wrong, why it went wrong and how to make sure it doesn’t go wrong again.

About the Presenters:

Cruz Carlos, Jr. PhD, PE & Dr. Shakhzod Takhirov
Concrete Structures – Disasters and Failures

Christine Diosdado, P.E., Associate Principal – Building Technology
Floor Failures: Measuring and Mitigating Moisture in Concrete Slabs

Jose E. Mendoza, P.E
Do’s & Donts in Concrete Reinforcing Steel

Fari Barzegar, Ph.D., P.E.
Cracking of Terrazzo Shower Pans: Investigation of Installation, Testing & Computer Simulations

The Construction Specification Institute is a national organization of Architects, Engineers, Specifiers and Owner’s Representatives dedicated to the advancement of building information management and education of project teams.

2017 Westcon Symposium: Learning from Failures

Monday, October 30, 2017
7:30am-5pm
Location: Berkeley City Club at 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Before 10/20: $265 Members / $290 Nonmembers. After 10/20: 290 Members / $315 Nonmembers
Click here to register.

7.5 CES LUs (6.5 CES/HSW LUs)

Learn about concrete investigations, water intrusion & condensation, standard of care & quality assurance/control at this program for architects, engineers and contractors.

Topics for this years symposium include:
• Concrete Investigations
• Water Intrusion & Condensation
• Standard of Care & Quality Assurance/Control

Click here to download the Westcon program: XCAL-WestConSympoBook-Brochurepdf-1

Westcon is a diverse group of professionals dedicated to the delivery of construction expertise and knowledge. Westcon promotes high standards of professionalism, protects the general welfare of the construction industry, improves the practice of the professional construction consultant, and offers construction expertise and knowledge.

About the Presenters:

Fari Barzegar, Ph.D., P.E., Habitat Engineering & Forensics, Inc.

Justin deWolfe, P.E., Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Philip D. Dregger, P.E. R.R.C., and President of Technical Roof Services, Inc.

Joshua B. Kardon, PhD, SE, F.ASCE, Joshua B. Kardon + Company Structural Engineers

Christopher Nelson, Senior Consultant at Technical Roof Services, Inc., and Pacific Building Consultants

Joe Pinon, P.E., RDH

Bill Weber, Senior Consultant for Richard Avelar & Associates

STEP Into the Sun: Solar Training for Design Professionals Webinar

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
2-3:30pm EDT
$30 professionals / $20 students
Click here to register.

The U.S. solar energy market is booming and demand for solar is at an all-time high. As more individuals decide to go solar, a new national solar training course is helping designers grab their market share of this new technology and add solar expertise to their list of qualifications. Design professionals play a crucial role in the decision since they are in the unique position of educating building owners, appraisers and code officials as part of every project. In partnership with AIA and ASHRAE, the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) and the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) are offering solar training for design professionals in 22 metropolitan areas across the United States. LU/HSW are provided.

The training is specially designed to educate architects and engineers on how to incorporate solar photovoltaics (PV) into their design plans, how to differentiate themselves in the marketplace by offering solar PV to the clients, how to speak with clients about the benefits of solar PV, and where to find information on the financial incentives available for solar PV.

Solar PV systems provide many benefits. Solar can increase property value and significantly reduce a building’s operating costs over its lifetime.

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to…

  1. Act in a leadership capacity to increase solar PV deployment in your community and in your practice.
  2. Understand the basic technical information and code considerations on solar photovoltaics (PV).
  3. Distinguish among and understand the appropriate application for different types of solar energy systems.
  4. Make an actionable connection between the role of solar deployment and zero energy buildings and Architecture 2030 goal.

SMPS Market Share: East Bay

A Society for Marketing Professional Services Program, cosponsored by AIA East Bay

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Noon-1:30pm
Free SMPS/AIA East Bay members / $40 Guests
Click here to register.

Implementing a strategic marketing plan is an essential part of sound business practice. In this interactive session, you’ll learn a step-by-step methodology for developing a simple, straightforward plan that includes all aspects (marketing, communications, and sales/BD). Receive practical advice on how to implement and track accountability as well as tips for marketers on how to use the plan as a tool for maintaining pursuit focus. Denise Youmans, CPSM has helped A/E/C firms and non-profit organizations develop achievable goals with actionable initiatives. This session is suitable for all, from practitioners to beginners looking to understand the process.

Market Share is a bi-monthly gathering where SMPS SFBAC members get together to share knowledge across all levels of marketing and business development. From entry level coordinators to seasoned marketing directors…Market Share has something for everyone.

Architectural Glass Systems Day

Title 24, NFRC Labeling Program and Dynamic Electrochromic Glass

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
8:30am-1pm
Free. Limited seating, RSVP required.
Location: 
Embassy Suites Walnut Creek, 1345 Treat Blvd., Walnut Creek
Click here to register.

3 CES LUs

This continuing education program includes three information-packed presentations.  We’ll begin with identifying Title 24 Part 6 code requirements for fenestration and understanding the changes from the 2013 to the 2016 code cycle.  You will be able to describe what NFRC is and how it is applied to Title 24, Product Certification Process (PCP) and Component Modeling Approach (CMA) and how the NRFC’s Label Certificate is achieved.  Lastly, you will be able to understand the impact of dynamic electrochromic glazing on the design of facades and evaluate the benefits, determining placement, and implementation in new building construction and retrofit applications.

Schedule:

8:30am – 9:00am Registration/Refreshments

9:00am – 11:00am Presentations

11:00am – 11:45am

Buffet Lunch

11:45pm – 12:45pm Presentations/Q&A

12:45pm – 1:00pm Networking/Q&A

Symposium on Resilient Design for Buildings, Communities and Cities

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
1-5pm
Location: PG&E Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard St., San Francisco
Free and open to all.
Click here to register for the live event.
Click here to register for the live broadcast.

This event is co-sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment (CBE) and the PG&E Pacific Energy Center. We invite you to attend in person or via the web.

Dangers from climate change, more frequent extreme weather events and resulting power outages represent growing concerns for government agencies, building owners and design professionals. This session will explore how stakeholders are addressing resilience at multiple scales, assessing risks and responding through design strategies the scale of individual buildings, and at the city scale through infrastructure and waterfront design. The session will also present the inherent synergies between resiliency and sustainability.

Considering the scale of individual buildings, speakers will discuss approaches such as passive survivability, which allows buildings to remain usable in “unplugged mode” primarily through passive means (which enable efficient energy performance under normal operations). Speakers will also present new LEED pilot credits for resilient design. At the scale of urban and community design, speakers will examine resiliency concerns for infrastructure, fluvial processes and waterfronts, including policy concerns and design challenges underway in many cities around North America. The program will allow time for discussion and audience participation.

About the Speakers:

David Dixon, FAIA
Senior Principal, Urban Design Group Leader, Stantec

Residential Architecture Magazine named David to their Hall of Fame as “the person we call to ask about cities.” Having a focus on urban transformations, in recent years he’s led planning in post-Katrina New Orleans, and has initiated a broad reappraisal of the role of density in building more livable, resilient, and equitable communities. A Fellow of the AIA, David was honored with their Thomas Jefferson Medal for “a lifetime of creating livable neighborhoods, vibrant civic spaces, and vital downtowns.” He is co-author of  “Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities.”

Ariane LaxoAriane Laxo, CID, LEED AP ID+C, EDAC
Senior Associate, HGA Architects and Engineers

Ariane Laxo is an interior designer and co-chair of HGA’s Sustainability Council. She leads the firm’s resilient design task force, an inter-disciplinary firm-wide group that conducts primary and secondary research in order to deepen the firm’s expertise in the field of resilient design. Her work in resilience includes leading resilience risk assessment workshops for clients and at conferences across the country. As a designer, she works on corporate and cultural projects, infusing sustainable design principles throughout her practice. Ariane is founding chair of the Minnesota Resiliency Collaborative, and represents HGA in the AIA National Resilience Initiative, Upper Midwest Hub. She currently serves on USGBC’s LEED Resilience Working Group.

Luke Leong photoLuke Leung, PE, LEED Fellow
Director, MEP + Sustainable Engineering Studio, SOM

Luke Leung has been recognized with multiple awards including eight ASHRAE “Excellence in Engineering” awards, several AIA sustainable design awards, and others. His project highlights include the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest man-made structure; Roche Diagnostics in Indianapolis; and more than 40 LEED-certified or registered buildings, including Pertamina Tower – the tallest and largest building to target net-zero energy. He is a part-time professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, and he is active with many organizations developing standards related to sustainability, resilience, and natural ventilation in high-rise buildings, including the current LEED Pilot Credit on Resiliency, and as a presidential appointed member on ASHRAE Environmental Health Committee.

Claire Moore photoClaire Moore, SE, PE, LEED AP
Engineering Practice Leader, HOK

Claire Moore is a structural engineer and engineering practice leader based in HOK’s San Francisco office. Claire’s approach to each project is to focus on the client’s goals and tailor the structural solution to achieve an integrated building design that responds to those goals. Her professional work includes a wide range of experience in structural engineering design, project management and construction administration services. Her technical expertise encompasses both linear and nonlinear analysis, seismic evaluations and retrofits, structural design and BIM modeling. With completed projects ranging from large iconic buildings to small-scale art installations, she has experience in a variety of project types, including higher education, healthcare, justice and aviation.

Dave Ramslie
Principal and Head of Planning Research & Sustainability, Integral Group

Dave Ramslie is an urban planner by training, and his area of focus is on resilience and sustainable development. His work on policy, standards, and masterplans has won numerous international awards and last year he was recognized by the NRDC as one of 9 global leaders fighting climate change in cities. He has recently led the development of high performance building standards for the Province of BC, The City of Vancouver and City of Toronto that are all targeting net zero emissions strategies. Dave has also worked on energy policy issues with multiple US Cites and the US Department of Energy, and is a technical advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Initiative.

Brian StrongBrian Strong
Chief Resilience Officer and Director, City of San Francisco

Brian Strong has spent over 15 years working with government organizations to develop and implement practical solutions and policies that improve the lives of the people they serve. He was appointed to his current position in 2016 by Mayor Ed Lee, and now leads resilience policy, programs, and initiatives at the City of San Francisco. This includes oversight for development of the 10-year capital plan, capital budget, and associated projects and programs to identify, fund, and address infrastructure needs.  Previously he served for over ten years as Director of Capital Planning Program for the City and County of San Francisco.

Design Detail Disasters

a CSI East Bay & RCI Northern CA event. Co-sponsored by AIA East Bay

Friday, April 21, 2017
8:30am-4pm  doors open at 8am
1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Registration Fee (all proceeds to benefit CSI and RCI):
Early Bird Sign Up: $175
after 3/15/17: $200
after 4/15/17: $225
Students: $30

Complimentary breakfast, box lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided

Click here to register.

6 CES/HSW LUs    6 RCI CEHs

Morning Schedule and Program
8:00AM- 8:30AM Registration

8:30AM- 9:30AM Ann Coleman – Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Small Design Error Causes Big Disaster
Wood-framed medical office building case study of six-year old building with chronic water infiltration since construction. The roofing was identified as the original source and replaced. Six years of investigations and remedial repairs for additional leakage missed the small, but easily overlooked, design error that led to widespread wood deterioration. With the involvement of a proactive and highly motivated owner, the building was repaired and involved parties settled their differences within a year.

9:30AM- 10:30AM Paul Goetz – Aquatech Consultancy, Inc.
Moisture Management: It Should Be So Simple, So Why Is It So Hard?
Some construction mistakes take years to manifest, while others become apparent in a very short time. Water intrusion, in the form of liquid or vapor, is responsible for close to 70% of construction defect litigation. Why is it so hard to do it right the first time? Is there a common thread to the leak issue? Are the errors committed by the usual suspects? Who are the usual suspects? Paul will discuss three projects that soon after completion exhibited moisture problems. Two of the projects, a multi-unit vacation resort and a single family residence, ended up in litigation. The moisture problems in the third example, an apartment building, was addressed by the builder.

10:30AM- 10:55AM Morning Break

10:55AM- 11:55AM Gerson Bers – ABBAE
Public Enemy #1: Pre-formed Metal Form Edges For Elevated Wood Framed Pedestrian
Decks
For nearly 30 years, ABBAE’s forensic and design teams have identified and corrected damage to wood framed pedestrian deck structures caused by the use of the prefabricated concrete edge form generically known as “Con-Form”. “Con-Form” edges are a convenience for placing concrete at the edge of an elevated deck, but create havoc with waterproofing assemblies. This presentation describes what a “Con-Form” edge is, how it is typically used, damages resulting from improper waterproofing conditions created by “Con-Form” edges, and several approaches to correctly detailing exposed wood frame pedestrian deck edges.

Afternoon Schedule and Program
11:55AM- 12:35PM Lunch Break

12:35PM- 1:35PM Annie K. Lo, AIA, LEED AP – Walker Restoration Consultants
Plaza Appearance and Membrane Adherence
Annie Lo will provide an overview of a plaza project for a major housing complex in San Francisco, which is going through a second waterproofing remediation. Design concepts related to the landscaping layout, waterproofing system, expansion joints, and overall phasing from the original construction and first remediation will be evaluated and discussed with the audience. Walker’s repair concept and details will be shared for the current remediation, as well as approximations of construction costs that could have been avoided had the original design and previous remediation been approached differently. Challenges presented by the existing plaza deck configuration and unforeseen conditions during the construction will also be assessed as factors that impacted the design details and the remediation budget.

1:35PM- 2:35PM Joe Pinon – RDH Building Science, Inc.
Designing for Rain Exposure: Example Lab “Tested” Systems and Details that Failed
A structural engineer would never design a column or beam without first understanding the actual loads that the member will experience in-service. Unfortunately, building enclosures (e.g., facades, roofs, below-grade waterproofing, and windows) are too often selected from a catalog, website, or based on an ASTM test, without first understanding the actual loads the system or detail will experience in-service, or the differences between its in-service exposure and how it was tested. In this presentation, Joe Piñon will show examples of lab “tested” systems and details that failed in-service due to not accounting for the actual rain exposure and load in the design. Example failures include a rainscreen façade installed on an inclined wall, Code approved low-slope vented roofs and cement plaster exterior walls, custom window systems, and flashing details that create weak links in what might otherwise be a design that works.

2:35PM- 3:00PM Afternoon Break
3:00PM- 4:00PM Jeff Chen, AIA, LEED AP, Phillip Kelleher, AIA, Erica Reynolds –
McGinnis/Chen
Avoiding Weak Design: The Architect’s Responsibility
In 1987, Rosenberg McGinnis was retained by Milton Meyer & Co. to investigate on-going leaks at Five Fremont Center. The leaks had been investigated and repaired a number of times since 1983, less than a year after construction began. The report prepared by Rosenberg McGinnis documents their independent observations and recommendations. What started out as a simple observation of water leakage turned into a litigation case spanning a length of ten years. This presentation will uncover the architect’s responsibility to avoid weak points in the original design in order to elude unneeded headache after the project is over.

About the Presenters:

Ann Coleman, Associate Principal and Unit Manager, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Ann Coleman is a building enclosure consultant for new and distressed enclosure systems—for laboratories, hospital buildings, museums, and office buildings. Ms. Coleman applies her project experience and professional interests to technical presentations and publications including topics related to common causes of construction defects, building reuse, historic and new cast stone, concrete floor slab moisture issues, fenestration, waterproofing, and construction detailing.

Paul Goetz, President, Aquatech Consultancy, Inc.
Paul Goetz has over 35 years of practical and diverse waterproofing and construction experience in the areas of project management, contracting, specification preparation, estimating, and forensic consulting. For ten years, he was the president of one of the Bay Area’s largest waterproofing, industrial seamless-flooring, and specialty roofing companies. He is recognized by his peers, developers, and architects as an authority on waterproof design, material selection and detailing.

Gerson Bers, Principal, ABBAE
Gerson Bers is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park where he received a B.S. in Physical Sciences. Mr. Bers is a LEED Accredited Professional and is a DOE certified WUFI ORNL instructor in hydrothermal analyses. He has more than 30 years of building technology consulting experience with special emphasis on design of new and remedial building enclosure system design as well as investigating and resolving moisture infiltration issues for occupied facilities. Mr. Bers is responsible for planning and executing forensic investigations and assists in preparing and reviewing findings reports and remedial repair construction documents and cost estimates. Mr. Bers has provided both expert and percipient testimony for construction defect litigation from both plaintiff and defendant perspectives.

Annie K. Lo, AIA, LEED AP, Director of Restoration, Walker Restoration Consultants
Annie Lo is the Director of Restoration in San Francisco and Northern California for Walker Restoration Consultants (WRC). Together with Walker Parking Consultants founded in 1965, WRC has 18 offices and provides building envelope, waterproofing, restoration, and structural engineering services throughout the U.S. As a licensed Architect with a degree from Columbia University and a background in historic preservation, Annie has presented technical topics at AIA, RCI, APT, ABAA, and CPF.

Joe Pinon, Principal and Senior Building Science Specialist, RDH Building Science, Inc.
Joe Piñon, M.S., P.E. (CA) has extensive experience in design, analysis, rehabilitation, commissioning, architectural plan peer review, and construction contract administration for a variety of building enclosure systems and components used in commercial, residential and institutional construction across the United States. Joe has broad knowledge of industry building science best practices, as well as national, state, and local building codes on the performance standards relating to energy efficiency, and moisture control. Joe is an engaging and skilled speaker, having presented many of his published works at conferences and client training sessions throughout the country.

Erica Reynolds, PE – McGinnis/Chen
Erica Reynolds, P.E. has 5 years of experience in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Construction Administration and Project Management on a variety of structures. Along with technical experience, Erica has an extensive educational background with Masters and Bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Structural Engineering. She is experienced in the production of Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, product and code research, and Construction Administration. She conducts field surveying and inspections.

Phillip Kelleher, AIA– McGinnis/Chen
Phillip Kelleher has 10 years of architectural industry experience including 7 years of building envelope experience with MCA. He has extensive knowledge in all aspects of job production including architectural design, waterproofing design, construction documents, and construction contract administration. He conducts and manages field investigation, testing and inspections. He is currently managing our services for new construction projects in the SF Mission Bay, multi-building high-tech campuses in the Silicon Valley and various urban in-fill residential high-rises in the SOMA district. Along with technical experience, Phillip has an extensive educational background with Master Degrees in both architecture and structural engineering.

Jeff Chen, AIA, LEED AP– McGinnis/Chen
With experience accumulated over 34 years of professional practice specific to a wide range of exterior building envelope projects with MCA, Jeff Chen brings a high level of technical and design expertise. He is a recognized specialist consultant in building envelope design and peer review for new construction, and an experienced architect in problem solving and remedial design for existing problematic buildings. Jeff Chen’s expertise in solving waterproofing problems in the building envelope includes below-grade waterproofing, plaza and deck waterproofing, windows and skylight assemblies, curtain walls, EIFS, masonry wall, rain screen assemblies, and occupied and unoccupied roofs.

Learning Objectives:

forthcoming