BEC November Session

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The Building Enclosure Council of Kansas City is pleased to announce our next session on Wednesday November 13th.  We will be gathering at 8am with the presentation starting shortly afterwards.  This session will serve as our 2019 half-day session.

Please note that the session location will be at The Builders Association Education and Training Center at 105 W 12th Ave North Kansas City, Missouri 64116.

Our guest speaker will be Steven Doggett, Ph.D., LEED AP

** This presentation is eligible for (3) HSW CEU credits.  (pending AIA approval)

The session will focus on Dynamic Interfaces of Water-Resistive Barriers

Water-Resistive Barriers (WRBs) have evolved to serve compound forms and functions.  Despite these advances, performance expectations still reflect over-simplistic assumptions and problematic testing methods.  Interfaces with modern wall components also remain ill-defined with respect to the WRB’s primary function of liquid water resistance.  Industry trends toward component integration have further strained the WRB’s intended role.

Mr. Doggett will present new findings from experimental research and computational modeling to demonstrate performance attributes of recognized WRB systems.  Moisture transport and storage are reviewed for three dynamic interfaces: A) the exterior insulation interface; B) the substrate interface; and C) the fastener interface.  Directives for industry research, testing standards, and product innovation are discussed.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Define the role of WRBs in context with key interfaces in modern wall design.
  1. Apply basic building science principles to identify new challenges in WRB performance.
  1. Recognize common failure mechanisms associated with exterior insulation.
  1. Assign directives for improving WRB systems, testing standards, and installation practices.

Dr. Doggett is the Principal Scientist and founder of Built Environments, Inc. an architectural & building science consulting firm specializing in building enclosure design and research.  His background includes extensive field experience with complex building enclosure failures, particularly those involving air, heat, and moisture transport.  He merges this experience with innovative design practices to assist multi-stakeholders achieve more resilient, higher-performing buildings.  Dr. Doggett is actively engaged in enclosure design, assembly and material research, and building simulations involving computational fluid dynamics, 3-D thermal modeling, and hygrothermal modeling. Dr. Doggett is the former chair of the Minnesota Building Enclosure Council.

The Session is open to all trades and professions related to building design, construction, maintenance and property management.   Architects, Building Structural Engineers, General Contractors are encouraged to attend.

Please see the link below for the proposed itinerary.

RSVP no later than noon on November 12th:

https://bec—kansas-city.ticketleap.com/bec-kansas-city-2019-half-day-session/


 

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