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Monthly Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Is Your Building’s Weather Gear Holding Up?

A Systematic Approach to Evaluating the Building Enclosure

To be presented by Steven J. Bohlen, P.E., RRC, RWC, BECxP,

Associate & Building Enclosure Specialist

with Gale Associates, Inc., Towson, MD

     A major responsibility of building owners and building managers is to ensure their buildings are as watertight, energy‚Äźefficient, and safe as practical. This means investigating and evaluating the building enclosure (roof, walls, windows,waterproofing, and structure) to define and resolve existing issues as well as correcting deficiencies that can become future issues. Whether an owner is investigating a moisture intrusion problem themselves or have hired a consultant, a systematic approach can serve as a guide to determining and repairing building enclosure issues and deficiencies.

     The quality of a building enclosure evaluation has a direct effect upon the ability to develop accurate and complete design documents to repair the issues. This presentation will show that a thorough evaluation can extend a building’s service life and minimize expenses during construction by reducing change orders due to design revisions. This presentation will detail the following topics:
  • Compilation and review of historical information
  • Review and analysis of original design intent and current code compliance
  • Service history of enclosure components
  • Field evaluation procedures and access methods for evaluating the building enclosure
  • Testing, including non-destructive and destructive
  • Engineering analysis
  • Recommendations and design of repairs
This program is a continuing education course that is approved by AIA CES for 1.0 LU/HSW. Continuing education certificates will be available for all attendees requesting them.

Speaker Information:  Stephen Bohlen works for Gale Associates in Towson, Mayland, where he oversees building enclosure (roof, wall, window, and waterproofing) evaluation and design services for the firm’s Mid-Atlantic Region.  With over 25 years of experience, he is responsible for the quality control related to all deliverables, including technical specifications and drawings.  Mr. Bohlen’s expertise is in exterior enclosure performance, specifically roofing and waterproofing systems, wall and window systems, and air barrier systems.

Contrary to the announcement at last month’s meeting,

this dinner meeting will be held at the

RADISSON HOTEL, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA

Board Meeting at 5:00 p.m., Attitude Adjustment at 6:00 p.m.,

Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Program at 7:15  p.m.

NOTE: Board Members and Committee Chairs have a standing reservation

and are required to RSVP by the dinner reservation deadline if you cannot attend!

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Our Program Committee is seeking ideas for diverse, unbiased, educational presentations for the coming year (and beyond). If you would like to be part of our Program Committee, or just have some program ideas to share, please contact Chris Atwood (catwood@gfnet.com) or Jeff Turicik (JeffTurick@ykkap.com)