As an active presenter in numerous technical associations, Kami Farahmandpour, PE, FRCI, FNAFE, RBEC, CCS, CCCA, Principal for Building Technology Consultants, Inc. (BTC) currently has several presentations scheduled throughout the month of January, 2016.
Repair Strategies for Curtain Wall Systems
Building Enclosure Council–Chicago (BEC-Chicago)
January 8, 2016
Cannon Design; 225 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL
Presentation Abstract: Many curtain wall systems are approaching an age when continued deterioration of their components has led to extensive water or air leakage issues. This presentation will cover the typical water leakage issues in curtain wall systems, the conventional repair approaches, and a discussion of advantages and disadvantages of each repair approach. A case history involving non-conventional repairs to a large commercial building curtain wall system will be presented. These repairs included retrofitting an existing curtain wall system with new custom-extruded external pressure bars and caps to address several issues, correcting displaced mullions, and replacing mechanical louvers integrated into the curtain wall system. The repairs also included overcladding the barrier panels between curtain walls sections with a new system that incorporated an air and water-resistive barrier, and a drainage plane.
Exterior Concrete Wall Systems
RCI, Inc. (Ontario, Canada Chapter)
January 14, 2016
Toronto Construction Association; 70 Leek Crescent, Richmond Hill, ON
The purpose of the course is to provide an in-depth understanding of exterior concrete wall systems that serve as part of the building envelope system. This content will cover properties of concrete materials that affect their use in building envelopes, applicable codes and standards, design and construction requirements, and evaluating, repairing, and maintaining exterior concrete walls. Case studies will also be presented for exterior wall repair projects.
Why Curtain Wall Leak, and How Are They Repaired?
Chicago Area Chapter-RCI, Inc. (CAC-RCI)
January 20, 2016; 4:00pm-5:00pm
Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus; 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL
Additional information about RCI’s Chicago Area Chapter and Kami’s presentation can be found at: http://www.cac-rci.org/index.htm
Looking beyond January toward warmer weather and climates, Kami and Josh M. Leavitt, Principal of Much Shelist, PC will be in Orlando, Florida for the following presentation:
Litigation Support Services for Building Envelope Experts
31st RCI International Convention and Trade Show
March 11, 2016
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort; 9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL
Presentation Abstract: This seminar is specifically designed for building envelope experts who provide litigation support services. Using real case histories, the seminar will provide an overview of the construction litigation process and various construction claim types. Presenters will discuss all stages of litigation, the role of an expert in various stages, how an expert can make or break a case, and the important attributes of a building envelope expert. The presenters will also cover typical challenges facing building envelope experts, ranging from document management to attribution of damages to various parties. They will also cover the “dos” and “don’ts” of testifying in various venues.
More information about RCI’s International Convention in Orlando and Kami and Josh’s presentation can be found at: http://www.rci-online.org/international-convention.html.
Josh Leavitt advises clients on a broad range of construction-law matters, including disputes, contracts, and counseling on industry risk. Co-chair of the construction practice, he has approximately 30 years of construction law experience, and is an elected Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers. Additional information about Josh Leavitt, his practice, and Much Shelist, PC is available at: https://www.muchshelist.com/