BEC-Baltimore Event: November 15, 2016

Finding and Repairing Moisture Problems in Wall Systems

All are welcome at 6:30pm on November 15th in the Morgan State University CBEIS to review four projects each with a different wall system type but all experiencing moisture damage. The presentation reviews the evaluation process to determine the source of water infiltration as well as the development and execution of the repair solutions. Case studies presented to review how Building Envelope Wall System theory is implemented into practice. We will be joined by:

  • Mark Howell, Building Envelope Consultants and Scientists, LLC
  • Robert Kroohs, Ted Ross Consulting LLC
In this session, participants will learn:
  • Water infiltration management based on the wall system type
  • Pressures driving moisture, vapor barrier locations and Types of building ventilation
  • Identification of construction and or maintenance methods that made leaks worse
  • Working with clients on repair solutions cost and available budget and the expectation of durability
  • The cost impact of access on the project budget and how phasing or alternative access can help
  • Working with historic building fabrics

This complimentary educational program will conclude at 8:00pm. This event is FREE.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Morgan State University – Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS)
5201 Perring Parkway, Baltimore, MD
Parking available in the North Campus Garage just to the northeast of the CBEIS

6:30 networking
7-8:00pm presentation

Speaker Bios:

Mark Howell

Mark has a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management Technology and two Associate degrees; Civil Engineering Technology and Architectural Technology. He is a recognized leader in the building envelope preservation and performance industry and has been involved in the investigation and restoration of many contemporary and historic structures over his 25 plus year career.  Mark also belongs to the Association for Preservation Technology DC Chapter, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, AIA Baltimore, Baltimore Downtown Partnership, Baltimore BOMA, Baltimore Building Envelope Council as well as RCI – Roofing, Waterproofing, Exterior Wall Consultants, Inc.

Mark has made numerous presentations at national industry conferences as well as owners organizations and is a continuing education provider for the American Institute of Architects and a BOMI certified trainer for the Building Owner Manager Association. Over the years he has published articles and made presentations regarding the access of structures, building envelope technologies, the use of mock ups, solving roof problems, historic preservation, corrosion solutions, and masonry strengthening as well as other technology and building preservation topics. Mark is a former adjunct teacher for the Preservation Program at Harford Community College and has been a guest lecturer for several colleges and universities.

As the Branch Manager of the Baltimore office of BECS, Mark is building the consulting business from Baltimore to Philadelphia where Mark started his career. His 25 plus years of experience as a restoration contractor preserving historic and contemporary structures working directly with owners, property managers, developers, architects and others in the investigation, solution building, budget development and managing of contractors in the preservation and improved performance of existing structures.

Robert Kroohs

Mr. Kroohs a Senior Commissioning Specialist brings over 36 years of experience in the industry. As Energy Manager for a large corporation he has tracked energy use for 74 locations nationwide and established the first portfolio wide energy use tracking system for a major government contractor. He completed site surveys and energy audits, accumulating over $3 Million in energy savings opportunities during the process. He has assisted in implementation of energy savings opportunities, resulting in first year savings of over $250k, with five year projected savings in the $5m range.

This event is free. Please register via Eventbrite. Space is limited.

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