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2019 IIBEC Building Enclosure Symposium

November 11-12, 2019 | Louisville Marriott Downtown | Louisville, KY

The Symposium on Building Enclosure is a two-day educational program offering cutting-edge information regarding design, construction, maintenance and repair of modern and/or older building envelopes. The event’s open, inclusive environment encourages attendees to ask questions and stimulates dialogue. Speakers offer relevant solutions by referencing real-world examples and specific case histories.

Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 West Jefferson
Louisville, KY 40202
502-627-5045 – (direct)
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Room Rates:
Standard Guest Room – $179.00 Single/Double occupancy*
To receive this special room rate, contact the hotel by Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Refer to group name: IIBEC Building Enclosure Symposium 2019.

  • *Plus 16.07% state and local taxes.
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM | Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold each individual’s reservation. Should a guest cancel a reservation, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least three working days prior to arrival, and a cancellation number is obtained. The special room rate will be honored by the hotel for nightly stay three days before and three days after the symposium event dates (based on availability).

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Hotel Description

The Louisville Marriott Downtown is the only Four Diamond AAA convention hotel in downtown Louisville, and offers direct access to the Kentucky International Convention Center via skywalk. This convenient location in the heart of the city is near many of Louisville’s main attractions, including the Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville Slugger Museum, and Churchill Downs. It is also within walking distance of the Muhammad Ali Center and the 4th Street Live Entertainment District. As you walk into your guest room, take notice of the beautiful views of the Ohio River Valley and city sights and sink into your luxury bedding. Upgrade your room for extra living space and access to the Concierge Lounge for VIP services.


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Complimentary Internet access is available in guest rooms.


Parking Rates:
Overnight and local attendees of the Symposium will receive discounted self-parking for $15.00 per day with in/out privileges at the Marriott Garage only. Valet Parking is also available for $34.00 + tax per day (rates subject to change).



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Architectural Sheet Metal: Lessons Learned by a Third-Generation Tradesman

November 11, 8:30-9:30 AM

Prior to becoming a building enclosure consultant, Raymond spent 17 years working as an architectural sheet metal worker in Louisville, KY. During this time, significant detailed information was derived from other industry professionals, time at the bench, as well as significant field experience with snips and soldering irons in hand. This experience—coupled with the last ten years as a building enclosure consultant—have given the presenter unique and well-rounded architectural sheet metal experience. While many in the industry proclaim elevated levels of sheet metal expertise, it is apparent during design peer review of these assemblies and numerous sheet metal installations that the skills needed for proper design and installation are lacking. The purpose of this presentation is to share the presenter’s experience and pass on both time-tested design nuances and installation techniques that will enlighten the intermediate and advanced consultant.

Russell Raymond

Russell A. Raymond, RBEC, RRO, CDT, CEI

Morrison Hershfield Corporation | Houston, TX

Russell Raymond has over 29 years of experience in the sheet metal contracting and building enclosure consulting industries. He started his career in an architectural sheet metal contracting company in Louisville, KY, and is a third-generation sheet metal tradesman. He is currently a Principal, Senior Building Science Consultant, and Department Manager for Morrison Hershfield in Houston, TX. Raymond has investigated sheet metal, roofing and waterproofing, and cladding and glazing-related failures and designed and specified roofing and sheet metal systems. He is an RBEC, RRO, CEI, a Certified TRI, Certified Level 1 Infrared Thermographer, and a CDT. In addition, Raymond was the 2014 IIBEC Volunteer of the Year.

Mold In Office Buildings: It Won’t Go Away

November 11, 9:30-10:30 AM

This presentation is a classic case study of an ongoing problem plaguing many office building facility managers across the country: mold. Although much has been written about this subject, many people in the building profession have little knowledge about why buildings keep filling up with mold, and less knowledge about what to do about it.

In this case study, the presenter will demonstrate the steps necessary to conduct a forensic investigation regarding cause of defective building systems, and review the approach, fact finding, conclusions, and recommendations. The presenter will demonstrate the implementation of antiquated design details in a 45,000-sq.-ft. office building with masonry cladding and standing-seam metal roofing. The building suffered from years of poor performance, poor indoor air quality, and unhappy occupants.

[wpanchor id=”mills”]This case study offers insight into reviewing and diagnosing existing construction, including interviewing staff personnel, reviewing plans, as well as reviewing maintenance records. The presenter will discuss the performance of brick and concrete masonry unit (CMU) cladding, through-wall flashing, Kraft facing, and #15 felt as an air barrier and how mechanical systems come into play and interact with the building air barrier and enclosure systems.

Timothy Mills

Timothy Mills, PE, LEED AP, CIT II, Certified ABAA Auditor

TAM Consultants, Inc. | Williamsburg, VA

Timothy Mills graduated with a B.S. degree in engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute of New York in 1983. Prior to forming TAM Consultants in 2002, Mills had experience with a number of multidiscipline design and inspection firms. He has published numerous articles and completed nearly 1500 residential home and commercial building inspections and 300 energy audits. He is an instructor for Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) training courses that educate and certify contractors in the proper installation of air barriers, as well as a certified ABAA Auditor in the quality assurance program.


Re-Examining the Energy Efficiency of Built-Up Roofing and Modified-Bitumen Roof Systems

November 11, 11:00-12:00 NOON

Built-up roofing (BUR) and modified bitumen (mod-bit) roofing systems represent some of the longest lasting roofing systems available for low-slope roofing. Over the past 20 years, the emergence of cool roofing and its enactment into multiple building codes in many cases has eliminated this roofing option from consideration because these systems typically do not have the required levels of solar reflectance.

Since BUR and mod-bit systems are typically ballasted with aggregate for ultraviolet (UV) protection of the asphalt, they are much heavier than their counterparts. With areal densities from 7-10 lb/ft2, the role of thermal inertia could provide a significant contribution to the energy savings of the building enclosure. Since the late 1980s, ASHRAE Standard 90.1 has given an energy credit to wall systems that have thermal mass. In the early 2000s, research demonstrated that ballasted roofing systems are more energy efficient than their lightweight counterparts, given equivalent applications. Aggregate is also available in a wide range of colors that can enhance BUR and mod-bit systems in reflecting solar load.

[wpanchor id=”desjarlais”]This presentation will report on a series of in-situ experiments that were designed to measure the energy performance of BUR and mod-bit roofing systems. These data were then used to calibrate a transient thermal model for roofs and to generalize the findings to the range of climates found in the U.S. Comparisons of their energy performance are then made to other traditional low-slope roofing systems.

Andre Desjarlais

André Desjarlais, FASTM

Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Oak Ridge, TN

André Desjarlais is the program manager for the Building Envelope and Urban Systems Research Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He has been involved in building enclosure and materials research for over 45 years. Desjarlais serves on ASTM Committees C16 on Thermal Insulation and D08 on Roofing, was chair of ASTM’s Committee on Technical Committee Operations (COTCO), and was awarded the title of Fellow in 2011. He also serves on Technical Committees TC 4.4 on Thermal Insulation and Building Systems, TC 1.8 on Mechanical Insulation Systems, and TC 1.12 on Moisture Control in Buildings, and is past chairman of TC 4.4. Desjarlais is also a founding director of the RCI Foundation.


Importance of Air Barrier Material Properties by Material Category: What You Need for Them to Work

November 11, 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Air barriers are critical to the performance of buildings. Originally siloed as an energy-saving material, they are now being recognized as impacting the total performance of buildings, including moisture management, sound control, HVAC, and other components.

Given a material that affects building assembly performance so directly, what is an air barrier material and what are the key requirements of each category of such materials? What are the different categories and types of air barrier materials currently on the market?

Requirements go beyond the maximum air flow rate, as other properties are critical. The material must perform as intended for its expected life.

Materials must be assembled to work together. Site audit reports from the last 17 years and industry research have prompted the development of material specifications for each category of air barrier material.


Ryan Dalgleish

Ryan Dalgleish

Air Barrier Association of America, Inc. | Winnipeg, MA

Ryan Dalgleish has been involved in the building enclosure industry for over 20 years. He acts in the position of chief operating officer for the Air Barrier Association of America. Dalgleish is a trainer and facilitator and is actively involved in research, training development and delivery, certification management, and helping industries increase their professionalism. He obtained credentials in Adult Education, Leadership, and Organizational Excellence from the University of Manitoba. He is a certified Net Zero building instructor, teaches master builder courses to builders across the country, and is a frequent speaker on the building enclosure.


On the Weakening of Weathered Window Glass and Its Effect on Human Impact Resistance: Two Fatality Case Studies

November 11, 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Older buildings face a heightened safety risk at windows because weathered glass is weakened against human impact. Magnifying this hazard is the additional factor that many buildings predate building codes that specify safety glass at floor level.

These risk factors came together tragically in two separate fatality matters studied by the author who served as an expert witness. The fatalities were a two-year-old boy and a 30-year-old woman. In each case, victims broke through weathered window glass and fell from heights to their deaths.

[wpanchor id=”meshulam”]To understand the extent to which glass weathering was a factor in the deaths, the author adapted a safety glazing test method to find the impact force at which the glass was no longer a fall barrier. Weakening of the weathered glass was found to be significant.

Test results, building codes, safety glazing codes, historical approaches, and ASTM E1300 will be discussed.


Mark Meshulam

Mark Meshulam

Mark Meshulam LLC | Northbrook, IL

Mark Meshulam joined Builders Architectural, an Illinois window and glass company, in 1981. His 30-year career included positions as sales engineer, VP of operations, and engineering director, assuming ownership in 1992. Meshulam supervised shop drawings and testing in field and laboratory mock-ups, overseeing installation of millions of square feet of products. He also provided consultation, testing, and expert work in a separate consulting division. In 2010 Meshulam launched Mark Meshulam LLC, providing consultation, testing, and expert work in the field of building façades. Meshulam has written 80 industry articles which are posted at

Open for Business—Overcladding Strategies for Institutional Buildings

November 11, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Institutional buildings, such as research buildings, university classroom buildings, or courthouses, have stringent operational schedules that almost always prohibit disruptive activities and greatly complicate construction. At the same time, these buildings have rehabilitation needs like any other commercial structure—requiring, after decades in service—major renovation work to upgrade exterior masonry façades, fenestration, roofs, and mechanical and life safety systems. One leader of a prominent aviation museum likened this unwelcome but necessary work to “working on an airplane in flight.”

Drawing on their own experience working on the rehabilitation of major institutional buildings and focusing on early-to-mid 20th-century masonry construction, the presenters will discuss technical approaches to masonry whole-façade replacement while keeping a building fully operational. The presentation will cover structural engineering, building enclosure design, energy efficiency improvement, constructability, and logistical and economic aspects of overcladding projects.

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Michael Chafetz

Michael Chafetz

Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. | Waltham, MA

Michael Chafetz joined SGH in 2013. He is experienced with investigation and restoration design of building enclosure systems on historic and contemporary buildings. He has also spent time on building sites monitoring various construction projects and performing general construction administration tasks.

Douglas Pac

Douglas Pac, PE

Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. | Waltham, MA

Douglas Pac joined Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. (SGH) in 2008. He is a licensed engineer with a master’s degree in civil engineering with a focus on structures and materials science. He manages building enclosure projects for various university, architect, owner, and developer clients, including large multi-year enclosure restoration projects, in which SGH acts as the prime designer. He specializes in investigation and restoration of contemporary and historical buildings, as well as condition assessments, new construction design consulting, and litigation support.

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ASHRAE 90.1 and Cold-Weather Condensation

November 12, 8:15 – 9:15 AM

To comply with the energy code, designers often utilize the Prescriptive Building Envelope Option described in ASHRAE 90.1 when determining the minimum amount of insulation required within a wall assembly. In cold climates, the minimum R-Value requirement for framed wall assemblies allows designers to utilize a split insulation arrangement to meet code requirements. However, these designs often carry an elevated risk of condensation that is not explained in the text of the standard and may lead a designer to unknowingly promote detrimental insulation combinations with regard to convective condensation.

A design tool has been developed based on psychometrics and ASHRAE 90.1 requirements that illustrates the ratio of continuous insulation to total insulation. The design tool currently assumes a high leakage rate; therefore, values along the pass-fail line may be overly conservative. In order to incorporate a more realistic air leakage rate and develop a more defined pass-fail criteria, our research uses software tools such as WUFI® to study the requirements offered by 90.1 to evaluate the hygrothermal performance of insulation combinations for framed wall assemblies based on the simplified exfiltration model. Hygrothermal engineering principles and the results will be presented with future publication of the design tool for the design industry.

David Finley

Dave Finley

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. | Cleveland, OH

Dave Finley is involved in a wide range of structural and architectural investigations with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE). His building enclosure experience includes water infiltration testing of windows, curtain walls, masonry façades, and plaza and below-grade waterproofing, as well as condensation and air leakage testing of glazed fenestrations and masonry façades.

Finley is well versed in performing hygrothermal analyses using steady and transient state techniques. Additionally, he is capable of analyzing window and wall systems for two-dimension thermal conduction.

Manfred Kehrer

Manfred Kehrer

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. | Northbrook, IL

Manfred Kehrer has been involved in researching, testing, and analysis of exterior enclosure and concrete systems. He has helped develop WJE’s hygrothermal laboratory and computational fluid dynamics initiative for analysis of building enclosures.

Prior to joining WJE, he worked for more than 20 years at Fraunhofer IBP, Germany, in the area of hygrothermics. Kehrer was a senior building scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), where he was in charge of a variety of types of research in building science. Since 2011, Kehrer has been the Official WUFI® Collaboration Partner for USA/Canada.


Building Science and Physics vs. Architectural Sensitivity; Design of Enclosures in the Most Hostile of Environments

November 12, 9:15 – 10:15 AM

Architectural design and sensitivity to skyline views and noise concerns for penthouse unit occupants impacted the original design of the cooling system on a high-rise, leading to placement of the cooling towers in the basements of the east and west wings. Eleven-story air shafts facilitated the cooling tower exhaust, as well as the parking garage ventilation. Organic growth and saturated drywall were observed, giving rise to an investigation.
A fire-rated shaft assembly was determined to be woefully inadequate in reconciling the vapor drive and water management issues associated with the extremely high humidity and the temperature differentials across the enclosure. Physical configuration and a lack of thought led to systemic water and air leakage through the enclosure wall. Full shaft wall replacement was required.
WUFI® analysis was used to validate the design concept using an exterior insulation approach, coupled with a redundant vapor barrier system. Further complicating the design were extreme vapor pressure differentials and flow reversals, as well as structural issues related to concrete deterioration and post-tensioned concrete pocket protection. Design provisions also included data logging, and a tattletale system to monitor for bulk water infiltration was designed into the enclosure system.

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D. Kipp Gaynor

Kipp Gaynor, PE, LEED AP, CDT

Structural Rehabilitation Group, LLC | Montgomery Village, MD

Kipp Gaynor has over 33 years of experience in the design and evaluation of new and existing buildings, with concentration in the evaluation and remediation of existing building problems such as deterioration of structural components and exterior wall system failures. His past projects have included commercial, large-scale residential, institutional, and governmental structures with a wide array of structural problems, including structural deterioration, foundation settlement problems, and moisture intrusion issues. Gaynor has extensive experience with a variety of repair projects. He received his B.S. in civil engineering technology from Pennsylvania State University in 1984, and is a member of ASCE, ICRI, CSI, CAI, NRCA, ACI, IIBEC, DCMA, and AAMA.


The Physics Behind Lessons Learned in a Full-Size Blindside Mock-up

November 12, 10:45 – 11:45 AM

Burying a pre-applied waterproofing system between an earth retention system and newly installed concrete—never to be seen again—creates a difficult scenario whereby designers, manufacturers, and contractors are left to wonder just how well their system will perform. SmithGroup (an architectural engineering firm) partnered with a design-build contractor to develop a new university laboratory building. The building included two stories of below-grade construction and was placed at the corner of the project site close to the intersection of two streets. Based on previous success, the design-build contractor proposed the use of a specific blindside system. For the proposed system to be approved for the project, both parties agreed to perform an evaluation. A significant part of the evaluation process included the assembly and forensic deconstruction of a full-size structural shotcrete mock-up.

There are three areas of concern typically posed to all pre-applied waterproofing membranes:

  • Does the system bond to the concrete?
  • Will the system survive the installation of the structural shotcrete?
  • Can the system resist lateral water migration?

From the lessons learned during the assembly and deconstruction of the mock-up, we will review the findings and use scientific methods with applied physics to evaluate the original assumptions and validate the findings.

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Jerry Carter

Jerry Carter, Jr.

As a member of SmithGroup’s Building Technology Studio, Jerry Carter’s primary work experience focuses on the analysis and development of exterior building enclosure systems. He specializes in the design and restoration of plazas and garden roofs, conventional roofing, and below grade waterproofing. He also plays a key role in developing and maintaining SmithGroup’s master specifications related to the exterior enclosure. Carter received his B.S. in architecture and his master of architecture from Lawrence Technological University. He has been with SmithGroup for over 11 years. He is a current vice chair for the local chapter of the Building Enclosure Council.

David Leslie

David Leslie, RWC

Polyguard Products | Ennis, TX

David Leslie’s experience includes product development, contracting, and consulting. His 30 years of experience have provided him with a unique insight into numerous aspects of the building enclosure. He is a published author, public speaker, expert witness, and holder of multiple patent applications. Leslie is an active member of IIBEC, a Registered Waterproofing Consultant, an ABAA Licensed Field Auditor, and a member of SWRI. It is his core belief that there is no good reason for a building to leak, and he has committed much of his career in keeping people dry.

Thermal Enhancements for Aluminum-Framed Curtainwalls: a Practical Perspective

November 12, 1:15 – 2:15 PM

Aluminum-framed curtainwall systems have many positive traits, though they have historically been underachievers with respect to thermal performance. Developments in recent years have improved the options and performance available on the market. This presentation will discuss various modifications that may be made to aluminum-framed curtainwall systems to improve their thermal performance. We will discuss enhancement options for both the glazing and framing systems, such as the addition of non-metal pressure plates, gas-filled insulating glass units, warm edge spacers, and other available features. We will discuss how these thermal enhancements may affect the thermal performance of the system and will also touch on related design considerations, such as weatherproofing, durability, expected service life, and other factors.

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Mary Arntzen

Mary Arntzen, PE

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. | Waltham, MA

Mary Arntzen, PE, joined Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) in 2015 after several years providing field and project engineering services in the construction industry. She has experience in designing, investigating, and rehabilitating building enclosure systems and provides construction-phase services. She is a project manager for various large and complex projects, often working directly with owners, architects, construction managers, and developer clients, as well as subcontractors, manufacturers, and other consultants. She has extensive experience reviewing glass-and-metal curtainwall systems, windows, roofing, plaza waterproofing, cladding, and below-grade waterproofing systems.

Derek McCowan

Derek McCowan, PE

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. | Waltham, MA

Derek McCowan, PE, has over 17 years of experience consulting on building enclosure systems on both contemporary and historical structures. He assists clients with design, construction, and performance testing of enclosure systems at new buildings, performs investigative/forensic work at existing buildings, and provides design assistance for rehabilitation projects. He specializes in exterior wall/cladding systems, fenestration/glazing, roofing and plaza waterproofing, and also has experience with foundation waterproofing, historical masonry, and other systems. He has authored various papers and presentations and has experience as a guest lecturer at local universities. He is also an officer on ASTM Committee C24, Building Seals and Sealants.


Air Barriers: They Might Be Continuous, but Still in Danger of Allowing Building Component Damage

November 12, 2:15 – 3:15 PM

Uncontrolled airflow within a building enclosure can cause damage to building components. Due to our harsh winter conditions in Minnesota and the services our firm offers, we have had the unique opportunity through our forensics investigations, monitoring of existing [wpanchor id=”derosa”]buildings, and extensive design consultation to see areas of concern to designers, contractors, and building owners. Remediation and prevention of problems will be outlined.

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Ryan Krug

Ryan Krug, BECxP, CxA+BE

Pie Consulting & Engineering | Eden Prairie, MN

Ryan Krug provides building enclosure consulting, building enclosure commissioning (BECx), and forensic engineering services for a variety of clients in both the private and government sectors. His primary responsibilities include design development assistance, technical plan and specification peer review, and quality assurance field observations related to exterior enclosure systems (air, water, thermal,df and vapor control layers). In addition, Krug has extensive experience in building enclosure field performance testing, including fenestrations, curtainwalls, claddings, and whole-building air barrier testing.

Reroofing an Icon Is a Moving Target; A Case Study of the Reroofing of the Rogers Centre

November 12, 3:45 – 4:45 PM

Assessing, designing, and overseeing the roofing replacement of a retractable roof stadium is an uncommon project. The Rogers Centre, originally named the Skydome, is currently home to the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team.

The climate and location implications of this project were also unique. Rogers Centre is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario. The 1800-foot-tall CN Tower is immediately adjacent and hovers above the roof surface. Ice “missiles” breaking off from the tower have historically impacted the roof surface. These factors influenced the design of the new roofing system.

In this presentation, we will discuss the challenges and complexities encountered during this project, which began in the assessment phase. 3-D laser imaging, infrared thermography, cores, and exploratory openings were employed to determine the extents of membrane and substrate damage, the location of moisture infiltration through the original roofing membrane, and membrane attachment detailing at edge conditions.

Due to the geometry of the roof and its location, the roof sees harsh winter conditions for several months. Ice and snow collect and settle at the gutters, putting significant stress on the eaves. In addition to updating and strengthening the eave design from the original, a customized snow melt system was designed and installed.

In this presentation, these and other challenges encountered throughout assessment, design, and construction oversight will be discussed.


Chris DeRosa

Christopher DeRosa, PE, AIA

Walter P Moore & Associates, Inc. | Washington, DC

Chris DeRosa is an engineer and registered architect in the Diagnostics Group of Walter P Moore, with a special focus in building enclosure consulting. He has more than nine years of experience in the field of forensic engineering. DeRosa’s expertise includes evaluating and designing repairs for distress related to clay masonry, stone façades, concrete structures, building enclosure moisture management, roofing systems, and below-grade waterproofing on concrete substrates. As a licensed architect, DeRosa uses his design expertise to collaborate with architectural teams on new construction, restoration, and renovation projects. He has also developed work scopes, repair details, repair procedures, and technical specifications for waterproofing, restoration, and rehabilitation projects.

Ping Mu

Ping Mu

Walter P Moore & Associates, Inc. | Toronto, ON

Ping Mu is in the Diagnostics Group of Walter P Moore, and focuses on building enclosure consulting and building diagnostics. Mu’s expertise includes evaluating, assessing, and designing repairs for distress related to exterior wall assemblies and roofing systems; historical building façade assessment and rehabilitation; parking garage assessment and repair; load checks for existing structures; and building performance modeling. She routinely develops contract documents, including drawings and technical specifications, as well as provides construction administration.

Building Envelope Commissioning: The Missing Link for Future-Ready Buildings

Thursday, September 13, 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Global climate trends are clear: more extreme weather events, frequent and more intense rain events, and widely variable ambient temperatures. How do current building envelope design practices and retrofit strategies respond and how do we embed this future thinking into our projects?

Building Envelope Commissioning can provide the framework to facilitate conversations about ever-more-stringent standards, processes, codes, and performance requirements related to the building envelope. It also provides a process to ensure performance is embedded in project requirements and is delivered at each stage through construction completion.

This session will use project examples that demonstrate the application of commissioning principles on new construction, existing buildings, or individual enclosure elements – from below grade to the roof and beyond. We will discuss typical design-, tender-, and construction-phase practices that track and test enclosure performance while keeping project teams informed of how value engineering, change management, or substitutions may affect performance. Lastly, we will connect and compare these project examples to common industry guidelines and standards such as LEED v4, LEED EBOM, BOMA BEST, NIBS, ASHRAE, CSA, and ASTM to highlight the need for industry standardization.

Scott Armstrong, BSSO, CET, LEED AP BD+C,

WSP Canada, Toronto, ON

Scott Armstrong brings 20 years’ experience to WSP’s building science and sustainability projects with expertise in high-performance buildings, building enclosures, façades, existing building repair and renewal, roofing and green roofs, and integrated design. A LEED Accredited Professional, past secretary and board member of the CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter, a Building Science Specialist of Ontario (BSSO), and a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET), Armstrong successfully bridges the traditional gap between architectural and engineering disciplines and is frequently invited to speak publicly on topics such as enclosure design, high-performance building design, and existing building retrofits.

Measured Drying Ability of Compact Low-Slope Roofs

Thursday, September 13, 9:30 – 10:30 AM

In conventional compact, low-slope roofs, insulation is sandwiched between two vapour-impermeable layers: on top, the roof membrane, and underneath, the concrete deck or metal deck (with an additional air- and vapour-retarding membrane). This approach can be problematic should water get into the roofing assembly—either during construction, due to a roofing membrane leak, or from air leakage from the interior.

RDH Building Science Laboratories recently completed Phase 1 of an experimental program involving three compact, low-slope roof assemblies on metal decks that were constructed side by side in a field exposure facility in Waterloo, Ontario (Climate Zone 5-6). One assembly was constructed as a reference or base case, with two vapour barriers. The two other assemblies were designed and constructed to allow drying by vapour diffusion, to either the top or bottom side. All three assemblies were subjected to periodic wetting by the injection of controlled amounts of water, and moisture movement was tracked using embedded moisture, temperature, and relative humidity sensors. It was found that the roof assembly with a high vapour permeance membrane on the metal deck (i.e., the inward drying assembly) was most effective in drying water following each intentional wetting. Implications for design and construction will be discussed.

Jonathan Smegal,

RDH Building Science Labs, Waterloo, ON

Scott Armstrong brings 20 years’ experience to WSP’s building science and sustainability projects with expertise in high-performance buildings, building enclosures, façades, existing building repair and renewal, roofing and green roofs, and integrated design. A LEED Accredited Professional, past secretary and board member of the CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter, a Building Science Specialist of Ontario (BSSO), and a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET), Armstrong successfully bridges the traditional gap between architectural and engineering disciplines and is frequently invited to speak publicly on topics such as enclosure design, high-performance building design, and existing building retrofits.

Thermal Performance of Building Enclosures: Where, What, When, Who, How, and Why

Thursday, September 13, 11:00 – 12:00 Noon

Recent evolution of building codes across Canada has certainly raised awareness of effective thermal value for building enclosures, and accurately determining this value for various assemblies is becoming a hot topic. Thermal performance requirements in building codes are generally well defined, but the industry is still learning how best to incorporate these requirements into the design process. Ever-changing and increasingly stringent code requirements also mean the goal posts are not set: regular adaptation is required. This presentation will provide clarity on these issues by answering the following questions:

  • WHERE in Canada are there established enclosure thermal performance requirements?
  • WHAT standards and codes have been adopted in different Canadian jurisdictions?
  • WHEN should effective thermal performance be introduced in the design process?
  • WHO is responsible for confirming that the thermal design is code-compliant?
  • HOW is compliance confirmed and documented? This will include discussion surrounding the available methods of determining effective thermal performance (i.e., 1-D calculations, 2-D and 3-D computer modelling, and physical testing) and their comparable levels of accuracy.
  • WHY does all this even matter?

Nicole Parsons,

PEng, BSSO, WSP Canada, Hamilton, ON

Nicole Parsons is a project manager and technical lead in WSP’s Building Sciences group. She is based in WSP’s Hamilton office. Parsons is also the manager of WSP Canada’s National Façade Centre of Excellence. Parson’s twelve years of experience with WSP have included a wide range of façade projects, from cladding repairs and replacement on existing multi-unit residential, commercial, and institutional buildings to enclosure design for new buildings, including numerous buildings with performance targets well exceeding code minimums. Parsons is passionate about providing design solutions that improve our built environment while also aligning with each project’s specific goals and constraints.

Jean-Guy Levaque, FRCI, RRC, RRO, GRP,

WSP Canada, Hamilton, ON

As a specialist roofing consultant with more than 36 years of experience, currently working for WSP Canada Inc., Jean-Guy Levaque has been serving high-profile national clients for existing building retrofit and new construction projects. A fluently bilingual consultant, he has an in-depth knowledge of the roofing industry and is widely recognized throughout Canada.

Levaque is a member of RCI (President from 2015-2016), a 3,500 member-strong association of consultants and observers in roofing, waterproofing and building envelope. In his role as the Roofing Centre of Excellence Leader, Levaque helps position WSP as the best in class in the industry.

Roofing vs. Masonry – Who Wins?

Thursday, September 13, 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Historically, the performance of mass masonry wall construction relied on the ability of the system to absorb and release moisture through cyclical wetting and drying. In the era of mass masonry construction, the most prevalent roofing systems consisted of built-up, well-bonded, highly redundant membranes. Contemporary construction relies on a cohesive building envelope to provide a continuous barrier at both the roof and walls to prevent moisture and air infiltration to the interior. This evolution in construction methodology—a drive to “tighten-up” existing buildings—has resulted in challenging design, detailing, and construction approaches when reroofing existing historical buildings. Combining the skills, experience, and knowledge of roofers, masons, and design professionals into one team that is aware of the intended design goal supports the comprehensive development of effective, long-lasting details, and applicable installation and integration of roofing and masonry wall systems.

The authors will illustrate these themes with a discussion regarding design and installation of roofing systems on the back side of parapet walls and other masonry wall/roof interface issues. They will utilize case studies to provide examples of design and implementation challenges for new roofing systems and their interfaces with masonry walls. Challenges for reroofing include the integration of various roofing materials to provide a watertight system when installing to masonry and smooth-glazed terra cotta, and providing an integral water/air barrier when replacing an entire roof structure.

Matthew Novesky, RA,

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL

Since joining WJE in 2000, Matthew Novesky has been involved in numerous projects related to the inspection, investigation, and repair of distressed conditions in existing buildings. He has performed evaluations of brick, terra cotta, stone masonry, concrete, and glass façades. He has conducted investigations, provided repair recommendation options, and observed installation of repair solutions for numerous terra cotta façades. He has also conducted many condition surveys and prepared documents for repair of both contemporary and historic landmark buildings and structures.

Novesky has authored papers on exterior façade materials related to typical construction detailing and failure mechanisms of various building materials.

Rachel Will, PE,

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL

Rachel Will is a senior associate with the Chicago office of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. and has extensive experience related to the investigation and repair of existing buildings. She has performed evaluations of historical and modern masonry façades and overseen preparation of documents for the repair of numerous masonry-clad buildings that have often integrated a roofing and wall interface component.

Liquid-Applied Air Barrier Systems for High-Rise Buildings: Code Requirements and Performance Testing

Thursday, September 13, 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Air barrier systems (ABS) are specified in Canadian codes to minimize the infiltration and exfiltration of air through the building envelope in order to control the risk of condensation. However, since the publication of the Energy Code of Canada in 2014, more attention has been drawn to the importance of an air barrier system to control the loss of energy. Recently, the Canadian Construction Material Centre (CCMC) developed performance criteria for liquid-applied ABS, including installation, barrier, and durability criteria. The CCMC is a recognized body that provides guidance to building officials with respect to the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) and the evaluation and testing of innovative products as alternative solutions meeting the requirements of the NBC. The performance criteria for an ABS will be of interest to air barrier material and air barrier system providers, architects, industry consultants, and contractors.

Dr. Marzieh Riahinezhad

Centre for Construction Research, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON

Dr. Riahinezhad is a Research Associate with the Centre for Construction Research at the National Research Council of Canada. She has worked on failure analysis, environmental qualification, condition monitoring, and aging management of polymeric materials used in nuclear industry for 2.5 years. Recently, she has joined the National Research Council of Canada and is involved in the development of polymer-based construction products, combining both field and laboratory evaluations of product performance and durability. Her current research focus pertains to building envelope materials, including insulation, structural-insulated panels, water-sheathing and water-proofing membranes, and air-barrier material and systems. Dr. Riahinezhad will discuss evaluation guidelines for liquid-applied air barrier materials and systems.
Nonpresenting coauthors: J-F. Masson, PhD; Michael Lacasse, PhD, PEng; Bruno Di Lenardo, PEng; and Peter Collins

Design of Sloped Roofs in Snow Country

Thursday, September 13, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

The Canadian building codes provide requirements for the minimum structural standards to which roof assemblies in high snow load locations need to be designed. However, the building codes (Part 9 in particular) do not include specific requirements for design of these roofs for resistance to water ingress and resistance to damage caused by snow movement. Based on the number of failures the authors have reviewed, we suggest that design changes are required.

The presenter will discuss common problems caused by high snow loads, snow movement, air leakage, and the often-associated ice damming and water ingress. He will also discuss solutions that have been implemented. Comparison of monitoring results from a repaired and an unrepaired roof assembly (within the same residential complex) will be used to illustrate the importance of airtightness in reducing the temperature of roof assemblies and mitigating the resultant ice damming.

The presenter will also introduce the concept of “double-drained” sloped roof assemblies and discuss a case study where this approach has been successfully used to eliminate a systemic water-ingress problem at a high-end residential home located at a Canadian ski resort.

Marcus Dell, PEng,

RDH Building Sciences, Inc., Burnaby, BC

Marcus Dell combines his academic training with over 30 years of work experience to improve building enclosure performance on buildings throughout North America. When not working, Dell spends significant time skiing, climbing, and adventuring in the world’s mountain ranges. In this presentation, he will combine his building science knowledge and work experience with lessons learned in the mountains to discuss the design of sloped roofs in snow country.
Nonpresenting coauthors: Michael Grummett, PEng and James Bourget, RRO

Whole-Building Airtightness Testing of Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Buildings

Friday, September 14, 8:15 – 9:15 AM

This paper will address whole-building airtightness research carried out by the Building Envelope Technology Access Centre (BETAC) of Red River College, Winnipeg, Canada. Over the last five years, BETAC has tested over 50 large, commercial-style buildings ranging from 100-year-old churches to new schools. The goal of this work has been to establish baseline air leakage rates, and to compare pre- and post-retrofit airtightness rates to better understand the effectiveness of air leakage sealing in these types of buildings.

The results of this research were also used in the development of a new test procedure developed by the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA). This led to the creation of ASTM WK35913 “Standard Test Method for Determining the Air Leakage Rate of Large or Multi-zone Buildings,” which introduced improvements from existing test methods to overcome restrictions on building height and climate conditions, and led to the creation of two distinct test procedures which focused on building durability and energy performance, respectively.

In Canada, building officials are starting to incorporate airtightness requirements into regional codes in locations such as Vancouver, Toronto and Manitoba. Also, the introduction of the National Master Specification on Building Enclosure Performance Testing and Commissioning now includes Whole-Building Airtightness Testing. This paper will conclude with a discussion of what the leakage rates should be for Canadian buildings.

Kevin Knight,

Red River College, Building Envelope Technology Access Centre, Winnipeg, MB

Kevin Knight is a research professional at Red River College, Manitoba, and a building envelope authority with over 35 years’ experience in testing, commissioning, research, education, and training. Kevin has collaborated with federal and provincial governments, utilities, and private sector companies on many projects. He has papers published in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

He currently sits on the ASTM E06 Standards for Performance of Buildings Committee, the ULC Standards Committee for Air Barriers, CSA Z320 Building Commissioning Architectural Subcommittee, and the Building Envelope Task Force Lead for CSA Z 5000 Building Commissioning for Energy Using Systems.

Benefits of Dual-Barrier-Protected Membrane Roofs

Friday, September 14, 9:15 – 10:15 AM

Roofing membranes within a roof assembly are generally the only barrier to keep the elements out. Standard building cladding design recognizes that well-performing walls consist of layers of materials (zones) to resist wind, heat, rain, etc., to achieve the rainscreen principle in wall cladding. This dual-barrier design can be applied to roofs.

Protected membrane roof (PMR) assemblies can have superior performance over conventional roofs since the moisture-resistant insulation protects the primary roofing membrane from the environment. Dual-barrier design can be implemented to help reduce negative effects of water diffusing into the insulation or reducing the thermal performance by flowing underneath. Typical PMRs can be easily upgraded by the placement of a properly selected vapour-permeable drainage layer above the insulation.

In addition to reviewing the design considerations for a dual-barrier PMR, attributes of these systems will be reviewed, with case studies comparing PMRs to typical protected roofs.

Allen Lyte, RRO,

W. Allen Partners, Inc., Aurora, ON

Allen Lyte has over 20 years of roof consulting experience and is the president of W. Allen Partners, a firm that provides full cladding consulting services, specializing in roofing and waterproofing. His hands-on approach provides practical, trusted solutions to building operators and managers by utilizing a balance of architecture and engineering skill sets. He graduated from Ryerson University with a bachelors of technology in architectural science, and is a professional member of The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). Lyte is the current RCI Ontario Chapter treasurer, as well as a past chapter president, and has had his RRO since 2006. He applies building science principles to solve unique problems, including custom building his off-grid stone cottage.
Strategies for Effective Building Retrofits: Façade and Core

Strategies for Effective Building Retrofits: Façade and Core

Friday, September 14, 10:45 – 11:45 PM

As buildings age, and standards for energy efficiency and carbon reduction increase, retrofit solutions must address both the skin and core of buildings. Façade retrofits (recladding or over-cladding) are often responses to deteriorating cladding elements, inefficient envelopes (thermal, moisture, etc.), aged materials, and/or aesthetic concerns. Recladding a building can increase thermal performance while increasing airtightness. Likewise, building core retrofits are responses to demands for more energy-efficient buildings with a lower carbon footprint.

The Roadmap to Retrofits in Canada (by CaGBC) provides recommended actions to achieve Canada’s net energy-reduction targets by 2030, two of which include recommissioning and deep retrofits. As consultants, we have the opportunity and responsibility to approach emission reduction and envelope performance as one.

The Hudson’s Bay Tower (401 Bay St.) and 120 & 130 Adelaide St. W. (Richmond Adelaide Centre) are examples of tower retrofit projects underway to improve building performance in conjunction with improvements to the buildings’ mechanical systems. Future recommissioning will give owners an opportunity to consider re-cladding along with core retrofits to achieve energy reduction targets.

Advanced planning, research, design, and coordination with all teams will achieve a well-performing whole building system – façade and core.

Eric Chisholm, PEng, CEM, LEED AP,

Toronto, ON

Eric Chisholm has been providing strategic direction and technical solutions to sustainability and energy management for over 10 years. His experience delivering carbon reduction strategies, portfolio planning, energy audits, retro-commissioning, and LEED certification has supported hundreds of individual properties across Canada and portfolios representing thousands of properties. Eric was named an Emerging Leader in Canada’s 2016 Clean50 and is a Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers. Eric is a founding partner of Purpose Building – a company committed to furthering healthy, low-carbon buildings in a circular economy.Strategies for Effective Building Retrofits: Façade and Core

Hannah Thevapalan,

WSP Canada, Toronto, ON

Hannah Thevapalan has over seven years of experience in building science consulting in New York City and Toronto, with exposure to a variety of commercial, institutional, and residential projects. Her experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams and her interest in detail-oriented projects provide her with unique tools to predict and approach building science challenges. Her project experience includes the Gooderham Towers (Distillery District), 120 & 130 Adelaide St.W recladding (Richmond Adelaide Centre) and the World Trade Center. Thevapalan has bachelor of architectural sciences and master of building engineering degrees.
Nonpresenting coauthor: Hamid VossoughiStrategies for Effective Building Retrofits: Façade and Core

The Future of Building Envelope Inspections

Friday, September 14, 1:15 – 2:15 PM

The presentation will cover the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for building envelope applications and will focus on rotary vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircrafts. By gaining an appreciation of the benefits of deploying UAVs, stakeholders in the building envelope sector will have a better understanding of how this technology can be used to save time and money, and mitigate risk when executing visual inspections. The discussion will then move to cover common regulatory hurdles faced when implementing the technology for building envelope inspections and will be supported with case study examples. The current state of regulations governing the use of UAVs for commercial operations will be addressed, outlining the process for receiving the necessary Transport Canada approvals. There will be a brief examination of how regulations are expected to change by comparing the proposed Canadian framework to that which has recently been instituted in the United States. Next, the use of UAV data sets for reporting on the status of assets and structures will be conveyed by examining the different levels of processing. Finally, the presentation will shift to cover advancements in UAV hardware and software developments and how this will impact stakeholders in building envelope technologies and practices.

Alex Healy,

RH Precision Unmanned Inc., Ottawa, ON

Alex Healy is the president and cofounder of RH Precision Unmanned Inc. He is the company’s Master Pilot and has completed Transport Canada recognized Ground School training and Radio Operators Certification – Aeronautical. He is responsible for piloting aircrafts and training RH pilots in the proper implementation of UAVs. He has extensive experience deploying UAVs for asset and thermal inspections, aerial surveying, and quality control assessments in both urban and rural Canadian environments. Healy will provide information regarding UAV hardware and payloads, the operation of aircrafts in urban environments, and the future of UAVs and building inspection workflows.Nonpresenting coauthor: Hamid VossoughiStrategies for Effective Building Retrofits: Façade and Core

Matthew Ryan,

RH Precision Unmanned Inc., Ottawa, ON

Matthew Ryan is the vice-president, cofounder, and chief operations officer of RH Precision Unmanned Inc. He has completed Transport Canada recognized Ground School training and has his Radio Operators Certification – Aeronautical. He is responsible for ensuring that operations are conducted safely and efficiently, while maintaining compliance with applicable legislation. Ryan has extensive experience deploying UAVs for asset and thermal inspections, aerial surveying, and quality control assessments in both urban and rural Canadian environments. He will provide significant insight into the stringent regulatory requirements that govern the implementation of UAVs for building envelope applications.Nonpresenting coauthor: Hamid VossoughiStrategies for Effective Building Retrofits: Façade and Core

Humidity and Building Envelope Failure in Enclosed Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs, and Steam Rooms

Friday, September 14, 2:15 – 3:15 PM

High-humidity building enclosures are typically building occupancies where the relative humidity and temperature of indoor air are very high all year round. Building types that exhibit breaches in moisture-, air-, and vapour-control layers in enclosed spaces include: recreational centres, golf clubs, hospitals, hotels, extended care facilities, and rehab centres. Solutions for this building science problem are a topical area of interest as they are not related to mechanical systems.

In this presentation, IRC Building Sciences Group will present our experiences and client case studies focused on humidity and building envelope failure in enclosed spaces such as: swimming pools, hot tubs, and steam rooms. IRC will address their general building sciences findings and present solutions and examples for these types of high-humidity building enclosures that have their building envelope elements linked to exterior ambient conditions for all four seasons.

The challenge for building science engineers is to design for efficient moisture management and building envelope systems, especially for the ambient conditions prevalent during late fall, winter, and early spring seasons. IRC will cover their solutions implemented in the case studies for the following conditions: hot, moist air not adequately dissipating and causing condensation; external weather and internal humidity causing changing building conditions; and the presence of mould and excess moisture on wall systems causing rotting and extensive damage on interior finishes.

Zen Szewczyk,

IRC Building Sciences Group, Mississauga, ON

Zen Szewczyk is the executive director of the IRC Group of Companies. He has a diversified background in both the technical and administrative sectors of the industry, with over 30 years of construction industry experience, as well as over 30 years of project management experience. He has held a variety of positions on the Board of Directors of the RCI, Inc. Canadian Region and the Ontario Chapter, including President. Szewczyk has also authored several articles that have appeared in a variety of industry publications including Property Management Magazine, Canadian Apartment Magazine, and RCI Interface.
Nonpresenting coauthors: Robin Connelly and Chander Thusu

Canadian National Standard for the Vegetated Roof Assembly: Field Validation

Friday, September 14, 3:45 – 4:45 PM

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC), as part of a consortium with members from vegetated roof industries and roofing associations, established a national wind resistance standard for modular vegetated roof assemblies (MVRAs), named CAN/CSA A123.24-15, “Standard Test Method for Wind Resistance of Modular Vegetated Roof Assemblies.” Currently, this standard is widely used, on a voluntary basis, by the Canadian roofing industry for the wind performance compliance of MVRAs. The CAN/CSA A123.24-15 was developed based on the extensive data collected on various MVRAs by simulating wind in laboratory conditions.

The standard provides an experimental procedure to determine pass/fail criteria, as a consensus standard will do. From the wind resistance perspective, the standard evaluates the coherent wind performance of vegetated roof systems in regards to determining the uplift rating of MVRAs. CAN/CSA A123.24-15 is a valuable tool for both building officials and MVRA manufacturers to verify and demonstrate wind uplift compliance with the requirements of the building codes. This paper presents the details for CAN/CSA A123.24-15 implementation. It provides the fundamentals of MVRA wind performance, as well as the requirements, scope, and limitations of applying the CAN/CSA A123.24-15. In addition to laboratory results, a field data comparison will be presented as part of the validation process.

“Bas” Baskaran,

National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, ON

Dr. Baskaran is a group leader at the National Research Council of Canada. At the NRC, he is researching wind effects on building envelopes through experiments and computer modeling. As an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa, he supervises graduate students. As a professional engineer, he is a member of the Roofing Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI), RCI Inc., ASCE, SPRI, ICBEST, and CIB technical committees. He is a research advisor to various task groups of the National Building Code of Canada and a member of the wind load committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has authored and/or coauthored over 200 research articles and received over 25 awards, including the Frank Lander award from the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association and the Carl Cash Award from ASTM. Dr. Baskaran was recognized by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the Diamond Jubilee medal for his contribution to fellow Canadians.Nonpresenting coauthors: Robin Connelly and Chander Thusu

Mauricio Chavez,

National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, ON

Dr. Mauricio Chavez is a research associate at the Construction Research Centre at the National Research Council of Canada. He holds a doctorate degree in building engineering from Concordia University, Canada. His research area focuses on the interaction of wind and the building envelope, more specifically on the effect of wind on low-slope roofing systems and rooftop add-ons, such as vegetation and photovoltaics. Prior to joining the NRC, he worked in Montreal at the Institut de Recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) and developed mitigation techniques of pollutant dispersion in an urban landscape.
Nonpresenting coauthor: Sudhakar Molleti

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