So that building that was going to win you the Pritzker Prize has envelope leaks, and the Owner is wondering whether to blame the Architect of the Contractor. At this point, you’re wondering what you could have done differently to have been able to see this coming. Well this month, WCCSI is going to tell you exactly that.
Envelope science is developing rapidly in the design-construction world, through advancements in technology, more stringent code requirements and the evolution of design specialists in the field of envelope design and envelope commissioning. Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects (GRLA) of Hopkinton is a design firm with a specialization in building envelope and a dedicated division for that within their firm. Join us this month for a hands-on program and live demonstration of in-situ water testing of mock-up walls, demonstrating the importance of a mock-up, how to specify and perform testing on site to be sure you’ve got it right, and what to specify and do if they don’t pass.
Robert Gutmann is an Assistant Project Manager in the Building Envelope Sciences department at GRLA in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and Master of Science in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. Over his career, Robert has worked on variety of projects ranging from residential condominium projects to public educational and civic facilities. At GRLA, Robert has been involved in the planning and fabrication of testing equipment that abides by ASTM standards for testing of facades and roof systems.
Nima Mansour has 28 years of experience in building envelope sciences including design of exterior building façade and building envelope development, field tests of weatherproofing, building energy auditing, building condition surveys, and all aspects of project management including supervising projects from start to end, and team coordination. Nima is certified to conduct building envelope testing in accordance with ASTM standards.
GRLA will demonstrate live ASTM and AAMA tests for air infiltration and water penetration, and attendees will:
Interested? RSVP to Terri Bracken at firstname.lastname@example.org and get yourself on the list!
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