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Whole Building Air Pressurization Testing: A Case Study

Williams College had high expectations for its new South Science Building for their Biology, Chemistry and Physics departments. It had just as high expectations for the building envelope. By setting goals and expectations early, the project team worked through all phases of the project to achieve a tight building envelope and ultimately achieve a leakage rate 60% better than specified. The design and construction team will present a project case study and outline what led to this successful project.

Mark is a Senior Associate at Payette. With a focus on science and technology buildings, he has worked on some of Payette’s most notable facades, including projects for Boston University, George Washington University, MEDITECH and Williams College.
Ron is a Senior Associate at Payette. He has been focused on complex science and technology projects since joining the firm, ranging from planning studies, renovations and new building projects. Most recently Ron has been in a leadership role as the project manager on two science buildings for Williams College..
Ken Amano is the Corporate Quality Manager at Consigli Construction, following 12 years with William Rawn. Since joining Consigli, he has been focused on leading building enclosure review and design-assist on most major projects, in addition to helping oversee overall quality management across the company. At William Rawn, Ken was involved in the Cambridge Public Library and Berklee College of Music projects; more recently, he has been part of the Williams Science South Building, Boston Public Library, and Harvard Smith Campus Center.
Brendan is a Senior Staff I at Simpson Gumpertz and Heger. Since joining SGH, he has worked on a variety of projects involving building enclosure design consulting, as well as investigation and renovation of existing structures. Brendan has been involved with several university science buildings, including projects at Williams College, Amherst College, Boston University and Harvard University.

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