Event BEC: AUSTIN - Panelized Air/Weather Barrier Systems: Are They the Future?

June 7, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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AIA Austin
801 W 12th St
78701 Austin , TX


Systems which combine sheathing with air/weather barriers have been commercially available for the last several years. What advantages do they have over independent, separately applied systems? What drawbacks do they have? A panel of manufacturer representatives and a contractor with installation experience will discuss these systems.

During this course, attendees will be able to:
1) Identify the different types of panelizes air/weather barrier systems.
2) Identify the types of projects and wall systems where these types of systems may be applicable.
3) Recognize how these systems compare with conventional, independently applied air/weather barrier systems in terms of performance (air/water resistance, UV exposure limits, fire performance, etc.).
4) Recognize the advantages or limitations of these systems with respect to installation, coordination and construction scheduling.

1.5 LU|HSW
Lunch will be provided, courtesy of Tremco, Prosoco, and Huber

Please purchase tickets for CEU credit below
Members: $10
NonMembers: $20

RSVP without CEU credit

Kurt Koch, Huber Engineered Woods: BS Degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University as well as an MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle.  A professional engineer with registration in 20 States.  For most of his career, Kurt has been involved in the structural design of buildings utilizing a variety of building materials with a particular expertise in design with wood and engineered wood.  After gaining experience with several consulting structural engineering firms, he started a consulting engineering practice in suburban Washington DC where he was a partner in the firm for 4 years.  After working for Weyerhaeuser as a Senior Engineer and as a General Manager for a new business unit, Kurt joined Huber Engineered Woods LLC (HEW) in 2003.  He is [currently the Vice President of Product Engineering & Innovation and works out of the Charlotte office.  Kurt is responsible for Building Code recognition for HEW specialty products, training and education activity, technical support services related to in-field product use and new product innovation. Kurt is a LEED GA and an ICC Green Building Residential Examiner

Zak Wilske, PROSOCO: Regional Sales Manager, serving customers in Texas and Louisiana. PROSOCO manufactures products for cleaning, protecting, and maintaining concrete; making building envelopes air- and water-tight; and cleaning, protecting and restoring new and existing masonry buildings. Our products and services improve the appearance and performance of our built environment.
Michael Putegnat, LEED AP, MBA, Senior Project Manager with Ryan Companies US, Inc.: Graduated from Texas A&M University in 1999 and obtained an MBA from St. Edward’s University. Has worked 3 years for a production home builder, 7 years for a Texas based general contractor and 3 years with, Ryan Companies, a design-build developer and construction manager.  Construction career has focused on residential multifamily construction, primarily senior living, student housing or multifamily with wood frame construction.  

Ben Rogers, Tremco Commercial Sealants and Waterproofing: Bachelor’s Degree from University of North Texas.  Manufacturer’s representative for Tremco since 2008.

Dan Crates, Georgia-Pacific: Dan Crates is the Business Envelope Manager for Georgia-Pacific serving the South Western US. Dan’s technical proficiency is in building envelope construction, design, field application best practices, energy efficiency, and above grade vertical air & moisture control. With a strong technical background in continuous insulation, air, and moisture control systems, Dan is adept in this complicated and versatile segment of the construction process. Throughout his 20 years in construction materials and technical capacities, Dan has provided guidance on numerous projects throughout the West for continuous insulation, air barrier and waterproofing implementation. Dan is a registered speaker for the Air Barrier Association of America, a member of the Roofing Consultants Institute, a regular presenter of AIA accredited presentations, and active in Building Enclosure Councils in the West.


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.
2017 BEC: Austin Committee Chairs:
Kristof Irwin, PE
Amy Gelsone, AIA

Thank you to our sponsors!