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Meeting Announcement - Today's Building Envelope

posted Nov 3, 2016, 6:44 AM by Charles Mitchell
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 

Time: 11:30 AM, Luncheon 

Place: Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant 
581 Himes Avenue, Frederick, MD 21703 

Cost: $25.00 per person ASCE Members, $30.00 non-members; RSVP 

RSVP to Doug Li at Checks made out to ASCE-MD, may be paid at the door. 

About the Speaker: 
  • Kevin Farley
  • Graduate of the University of Maryland
  • Chemical Engineering Degree
  • Work with Sika Corporation for three years
  • Cover the Maryland and DC region
In today's construction it is more important than ever to understand the evolution and expectations of the modern building envelope. Massachusetts State Energy Code defines the Building Envelope as the elements of a building which enclose conditioned spaces through which thermal energy may be transferred to or from the exterior or to or from unconditioned spaces. There are four control layers that must work together to provide comfortable living conditions, reduce energy costs, and eliminate moisture problems that cause building material failures and mold. The four control layers are water, air, vapor, and thermal. Proper design and application of complete and compatible systems will lead to dry, low maintenance, and energy efficient living spaces.
  • History and problems of past building envelopes
  • Expectations of today's building envelope
  • Liquid applied, reinforced roofing membranes
  • Air barrier systems
  • Wall coatings
  • Sealants
  • Deck coatings
Each attendee will receive 1.0 Professional Development Hour