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Rebuild Green Expo

Friday, February 23, 2018
10am-7pm
Location: Santa Rosa Veterans Hall, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa
Free for the North Bay Fire Communities.

Rebuild Green EXPO is a FREE Event for the North Bay Fire Communities. Join hundreds of green building professionals at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Hall on February 23 for education, information, and networking focused on resilient, affordable, community-centered “green” rebuilding options. You need not have lost a home to learn more about resilient green building options. We encourage all developers, builders, designers, construction workers, and architects — as well as all homeowners — to attend.

Schedule:

Education and Community Meetings: 10-6pm

Public Green Building EXPO: 2-7pm

Lean Happy Hour

A Structured, Agenda-Less Conversation About Your Lean Journey

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
5-7pm
$55 LCI/AIA Member / $75 Non-member
$30 Academics / Free Owners & Students
Click here to register.

Join us for a Lean Happy Hour to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors! Take part in an open conversation in a safe, small and low-pressure environment about the topics that are relevant to our Lean community. We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you’ve learned on your Lean Journey. No previous Lean experience is required. Based on our conversation with you, you’ll help us provide more relevant topics for our monthly presentations.

Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS! Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group. Once all topics have been pitched, voting begins to establish a priority for discussing the topics. Topics are then ordered from highest to lowest votes and examined accordingly. Participants will receive 8 minutes of time to discuss the topic. After 8 minutes there will be a ‘thumbs up/ thumbs down’ to decide whether or not the discussion should continue. Thumbs up equals 4 more minutes on the clock. This happens until it is agreed that the topic has been discussed to satisfaction. Takeaways are considered and then the topic with the next largest number of votes is addressed.

Come as you are and be ready to learn.

The Presenters:

  • Steve Yots is Director of Construction Operations with Boldt Company.
  • Dave Hagan is Director of Process Development with Boldt Company.
  • Matthew Boersma is Senior Project Manager with Boldt Company.
  • Ariana Alvear is Senior Project Engineer with Boldt Company.

Finding the Leak Without Opening the Wall

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
6:15-9pm
$50 Westcon Member / $60 Westcon Non-member
Location: Berkeley Yacht Club, 1 Seawall Drive, Berkeley
Click here to register.

Opening wall and ceiling finishes are common when trying to search for a water leak. This type of destructive testing often causes disruptions, requires advanced planning and coordination and leaves the building aesthetically displeasing or more vulnerable to additional leakage.

The use of thermal imaging cameras is a tremendous advancement in the area of investigative leak causation documentation. With thermal imaging, we are able to “see” in the infrared what we cannot see in the visible.

Bill Weber of Richard Avelar & Associates will take you through some basic science of infrared and how it works for this application. He will also present case studies of projects where the use of thermal imaging was a quick, non-destructive and non-intrusive means of determining the source area of the water intrusion leak.

In addition, Mr. Weber will discuss the advantages of the photos and science in construction defect litigation work. You will also have an opportunity to use a thermal imaging camera during the session.

About the Speaker:

Bill Weber is a Senior Consultant for Richard Avelar & Associates; Northern California’s architectural, construction and building code experts who specialize in the forensic analysis, design and repair of commercial properties and single and multi-family residential buildings. He was most recently on the Western Chapter Board of Directors for Disaster Kleenup International, a national Cleaning and Restoration Association, and is also a founding member of the Building Science Institute.

Weber is one of only several hundred people in the country to earn the coveted Certified Restorer designation from the Restoration Industry Association. He is also a Board Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS) and earned his Certified Building Science Thermographer (CBST) credentials from the Infrared Training Center.

If you have any questions please contact Westcon at (707) 792-1323.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of the science behind thermography and the infrared spectrum.
  • Gain a better understanding of how thermal imaging can be one of the most important tools to discover the location of leaks and other thermal anomalies.
  • Gain a better understanding about the use of the acquired data and its role in litigation or potential litigation work.

New Legislation Affecting Construction Professionals in 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
6:15-9pm
$50 Westcon Member / $60 Westcon Non-member
Location: Berkeley Yacht Club, 1 Seawall Drive, Berkeley
Click here to register.

This presentation is a summary of significant new legislation taking effect in 2018 which affects construction professionals. The lobbying forces for and against the new legislation will also be discussed at this Westcon program.

About the Presenter:

Richard Bauman, AIA is an attorney in San Francisco who represents design professionals, contractors, and materials suppliers in contract negotiations, construction defect cases and collection matters. He received his law degree from UC Berkeley in 1980, and is a member of Westcon.

If you have any questions please contact Westcon at (707) 792-1323.

Rain Screen Wall Systems

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
11am-1pm

Free and open to all. Space is limited.
Click here 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.