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Case Studies in complex assemblies
The fabrication, manufacturing and construction of today's building envelope products and assemblies are more and more complex, increasing the possibility of defects and unintended behavior in the final installed wall, roof or foundation. This presentation uses a case study approach and draws on the author's experience commissioning building envelopes. We will learn from the successes and failures of some specific envelope systems which have endured field testing. We will also discuss new tools available for measuring the movement of heat, moisture and moisture vapor within an installed exterior wall system, improving our understanding of exterior wall and roof systems.
About our speaker
Peter B. Wolcott Jr., RA, Commissioning Manager for Jacobs, has practiced architecture for over 25 years. He is currently lead envelope CxA of Santiago Calatrava's Transportation Hub at the World Trade Center in New York City. His proficiency in building envelope commissioning draws on his experience at The Stubbins Associates, Payette, and Goody Clancy where he developed a knowledge base with a diverse range of exterior wall, foundation and roof systems. He brings a heightened understanding of the construction process having also worked with a CM/GC. Peter holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie-Mellon and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
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