April 7, 2021 - 12:00pm

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Overclad skins - What you find when you open up the hood 

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As our building stock in America ages, many buildings will need upgrades and facelifts to bring them up to current energy and fire codes. In addition, durability and robust thermal and air and weather barrier solutions must be explored to get a new lease on life for these buildings who's superstructure still has generation left. This course will explore the use of overclad system on a 1980's suburban high rise office and the pitfalls that can occur when you start looking behind walls.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review existing building stock and evaluate exterior skin decisions.
  2. Describe what is an over clad exterior system.
  3. Specify which building codes come into play when dealing with an exterior skin rehabilitation.
  4. Analyze lessons learned from the field.

1 LU 


Brian Roeder, AIA, LEED AP 
Brian approaches each new project with the expectation to collaborate, connect and transform both people and places. Brian’s technical experience and project management has contributed to several of Page’s award winning projects. Many of the most challenging and complex projects have been successfully delivered with Brian’s leadership poise. His portfolio spans across much of Page’s core markets and services including the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Alpine, Texas, Four Point Centre, the VA Austin Outpatient Clinic, 2400 Nueces, Dell Medical School and Austin State Hospital.  Brian is affiliated with various industry organizations and currently serves as a Board Member of the Building Enclosure Council, Austin Chapter. In addition, he has been active with the AIA Austin Chapter, having served as the co-chair of its Design Awards committee for several years.  Brian also serves as Secretary and Board member of the Texas Military Forces Museum Foundation.


Chesney Floyd
Chesney has worked on projects ranging from single- and multi-family residential, commercial mixed-use and academic projects. Most recently he has been working as a Project Architect on the Gateway Education Center buildings at the new RELLIS Academic Complex of Texas A&M University – flagship research and teaching buildings that will define the character of the new campus in Bryan, Texas. Chesney is an accomplished designer with a background in fine arts, graphics and free-hand drafting – his socially- and ecologically-engaged designs have been recognized by several competition juries, including a first prize award for an urban master plan for the International Boundary between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. Chesney also brings a strong foundation in technical detailing and design of building systems; innovative past projects have included the first commercial cross-laminated timber building in the state of Texas, a promising building technology that can reduce the carbon footprint of tall buildings.


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BEC: Austin is an interdisciplinary organization that promotes the exchange of information on building enclosures and related science specific to the climate of Central Texas.

Interdisciplinary:  architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, consultants, facility managers, code officials, educators, manufacturers, and those with a stake in building enclosure performance

Exchange of information:  discussion, training, education, outreach, and awareness

Building enclosures and related science:  energy-efficiency, moisture control, indoor air quality, longevity, and durability

BEC: Austin typically meets the first Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm.
2021 BEC: Austin Committee
Chair: Andrea Hellerman, AIA
Chair-Elect: George Wilcox, AIA
AIA Austin staff liaison: Julia Brown