April 1, 2020 - 12:00pm

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BEC: Austin will host their monthly meeting virtually in April. Please use the registration button below to sign up and receive the link where you can tune in to the meeting. Please email julia@aiaaustin.org with any questions about the sign-up or virtual format. This meeting will be offered free of charge, as well as all AIA Austin meetings offering CEUs through the end of April.  

Silicone Sealants and Coatings for Building in Construction and Restoration

with Jennifer Hutchins of Dow
AIA Course Number: 0DC002/DE-0DC002

This course examines the differences between silicone and organic sealant chemistries, key sealant properties, how and why sealants fail, appropriate sealant systems and installation techniques, and the primary benefits of silicone sealants and coatings for building restoration.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the differences between silicone and organic sealant chemistries.
  2. Identify key sealant properties.
  3. Explain the functions of nonstructural glazing sealants and select appropriate sealing systems for new constructino and renovation applications.
  4. Explain the function of silicone structural glazing and identify appropriate applications.

1 LU/HSW credit 

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.
2020 BEC: Austin Committee
Chair: Kayla Maines, AIA
Chair-Elect: Andrea Hellerman, AIA