Saw this seminar advertised when I got a Google alert…
Chicago area waterproofing contractors, architects and general’s should think about going…
Here’s the link to CSINet
For seven years, this annual building envelope special event has reached capacity in two locations due to expert speakers recognized nationally for
their progressive and evolving knowledge of the building envelope.
Please join our three nationally recognized building envelope specialists, who are also Principals of their firms, for a detailed presentation of case
studies addressing specific building enclosure areas. Although each of these experts are involved in multiple disciplines and have knowledge in all
the areas addressed, we have assigned each presenter a specific topic. Each case study will include not only the issues, but the analysis, solutions
and lessons learned along the way. Continuing Education: 2.0 LU’s in HSW/SD
Below Grade Waterproofing
Larry Meyers, SE, PE, ALA
Principal, Wiss Janney, Elsner Associates, Inc.
Since joining WJE in 1987, Mr. Meyers has been recognized nationally in the areas of roofing and water-proofing has including
the investigation, inspection, repair design, and construction observation of over 700 structures. Both destructive and nondestructive
testing procedures of roofing and waterproofing systems are part of his expertise. His waterproofing experience
includes sheet membranes, fluid applied systems, built-up systems, bentonite materials, and cementitious applications for below
grade and plaza type applications. This also includes negative and positive side application, blindside waterproofing and zero lot
Renovation of several mall / plazas of Sandburg Village, a complex with a variety of high, mid and low-rise buildings and landscaped central
pedestrian malls over parking garages, built from 1962 to 1972.
Renovations included extensive repairs to the plaza slabs, installation of a new waterproofing system with expansion joints, and creation of an
elevated urban garden that includes sidewalks, planters, and landscaping. Case studies will be used to discuss assessment techniques,
waterproofing solutions, and a restoration strategy. The presentation will focus on lessons learned in the design and performance of the
waterproofing systems incorporated in renovations.
Above Grade Vertical Enclosure
Kenneth M. Lies, CSI, AIA
Principal, Raths, Raths & Johnson
Joining RRJ in 1983, Ken has been involved in the investigation, evaluation, and rehabilitation of projects throughout the
country. He provides expertise in architectural technology, condition survey documentation, leakage diagnostics, material and
systems evaluations, contract document preparation/review, and testing. Mr. Lies has extensive experience with cladding and
building systems including window and curtain walls, waterproofing membranes, exterior insulation and finish systems
(EIFS),masonry, roofing, flashings, and coatings. His additional professional associations include Building Enclosure
Technology and Environment Council (BETEC). ASTM International – Committee E06.55, Performance of Building Walls and
Committee E06.58 -Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems.
A 22-story 1970’s condominium building, plagued by water leakage, excessive air infiltration and poor thermal performance, was investigated for a
window replacement program. The building was constructed with cast-in-place concrete frame with the original strip windows supported on
unreinforced concrete block knee wall, which had developed anchorage concerns. Existing window and metal panel system was investigated as
well as a structural analysis of the spandrel panels and knee walls. The findings led to a complete replacement of the building envelope with a
curtain wall system. The replacement addressed strength deficiencies, building code wind load requirements, provided improved performance and
updated the buildings appearance and owner property values.
Building Enclosure – Case Studies from Top to Bottom
8th Annual Event Presented by CSI Chicago and Northern Illinois
and Association of Licensed Architects
Tuesday, February 22 in two locations
Kami Farahmandpour, PE, FRCI, RWC, CSI, CCS, CCA
Principal and founder
Building Technology Consultants, PC
Mr. Farahmandpour has been involved in the evaluation, testing and repair of construction materials and building envelope performance since 1984. He has managed over 400 projects, many which have involved multiple disciplines and complex building envelope issues. His professional experience includes investigation of deterioration, water and air leakage issues, assessments of building performance, code compliance, and repair alternatives. He is one of the founding member of Building Envelope Institute (BEI), chartered member of Chicago Area Chapter of RCI, Past Associated Director of Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute, and Fellow of RCI. Additional memberships include SWRI, ASTM, ACI, TMS, ICRI, ICC and NCRCA.
Two case studies will be presented. First case study reviews investigation of leaks through a recently installed single-ply low-slope roofing system in a large warehouse building. The leaks were traced to inadequate condensation control and lack of an air barrier in the roofing assembly.
The second case study reviews investigation of leaks through a structural standing seam metal panel roofing system on a recently constructed school building. The leaks were attributed to installation deficiencies in the roofing system. Specifying a structural standing seam metal roofing system for a school building also comes into question.
Program Scheduled at Two Locations
Maggiano’s, 516 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-644-4284
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration/Tabletops
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Presentation
Entrance at 111 W. Grand Ave. The restaurant is between Grand and Illinois. Valet parking will be available or there is a pay lot on the southeast corner of Clark and Grand. Please allow ample time for seating.
Meridian Banquets, 1701 Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008, 847-952-8181
5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Registration, Tabletops & Cash Bar
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Presentation
Meridian Banquets is east of the intersection of Algonquin and New Wilke Roads. From the north and south, take Rt. 53 and exit at Algonquin. Drive east about 1 mile to restaurant on the right. From Chicago, take Kennedy to NW Tollway (I-90). Exit Arlington Hts. Rd., north. Turn left (west) at Algonquin Rd. Restaurant is about 1.4 miles on the left (south).
Register online at http://www.alatoday.org starting January 15 or send form below with check
Please duplicate for multiple registrations. Cancellations must be received 5 days before meeting. No shows will be responsible for payment.
First Name ____________________________ Last Name __________________________________________
Address _________________________________ City _________________________ Zip ____________
Phone (____) ________________________ E-Mail (for confirmation) _______________________
Select one for Tuesday, Feb. 22
7:30 AM at Maggiano’s, Chicago 5:15 PM at Meridian Banquet., Rolling Meadows
ALA/CSI-Chicago & NI Member $25 ALA/CSI-Chicago & NI Member $35
Non-member $35 Non-member $45
(Make check payable to: ALA Illinois) Total enclosed $____________
To confirm reservation, payment must be received in advance. Send to:
ALA Illinois, 22159 N. Pepper Rd., Ste 2N, Barrington, IL 60010 Questions Call ALA 847-382-0630 or CSI 847-382-1924