CSI Portland October 2019 – Learning and Libations: Building Air Leakage and Effects on Building Envelope

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Join members of the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) industry at the Portland Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Learning and Libations event.

This presentation is for architects and other design professionals interested in increasing their knowledge of the application and use of air barriers in the building envelopes of commercial and multi-family residential buildings. Researchers, architects and code writers have shown that attention to specific details in both new and retrofitted envelopes result in better performing buildings, with better comfort and long durability as well as lower energy consumption.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the definition of a High-Performance Building and the importance of Air and Moisture Management to Occupants
  • Understand the connection of the Building Envelope has for a facilities Durability, Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, Occupancy Comfort/ Health and IAQ.
  • Discuss the application differences of Air Barrier product types during new construction / major façade retrofit in comparison to remediation of an existing façade.
  • Understand what causes Building Air Leakage in the existing construction and how to remediate those circumstances.

Presenter – Keith Schwarting

Keith Schwarting CDT® got his BArch from Northeastern University. He is an expert in leak repair, diagnostics, long range capitol planning, budgeting, material technology, roof repair and maintenance, facade repair, quality detailing, quality specifications.


5:30 PM to 6:00 PM – Networking
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Presentation
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM – Networking.

2019 September SeaBEC Member Meeting

Speaker: Kirsten Clements, Managing Partner and Senior Principal of Weber Thompson Architects

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

5:00 – 5:30 PM: Networking/Refreshments
5:30 – 5:45 PM: SeaBEC Business & Announcements
5:45 – 7:00 PM: Speaker presentation, Mass Timber.