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BEC Boston is led by the following brain trust:

Hannah Denton

Hannah Denton has experience assessing the condition, insulation, airtightness, and water penetration resistance of existing structures as well as in peer review for new building enclosure design. She has assisted in projects ranging from large-scale air leakage testing research to drawing reviews, in addition to thermal and hygrothermal computer modeling.

Hannah is currently an enclosure consultant at Vidaris, Inc. Prior to joining Vidaris, Ms. Denton was an associate at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates. She has a degree in civil engineering from Northwestern University and a Master of Science in Building Technology from MIT, where her research focused on the air leakage of concrete forms, concentrating on a comparison to typical wood frame construction.

Anita Simon, AIA

Anita Simon is a registered architect and Associate Principal at Wiss, Janney Elstner Associates, Inc. with over fifteen years’ experience investigating numerous contemporary and historic structures. She specializes in the investigation, repair design, and construction observation of enclosure materials and assemblies. Her experience includes integrating historic preservation principles with building science fundamentals and hygrothermal analysis. In addition to the Boston BEC, Ms. Simon is active in several professional organizations; she holds a board position with the northeast chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology, assists with program development for RCI New England, and volunteers at the Dorchester Historical Society . Ms. Simon holds a bachelor of arts in architectural design from the University of Washington and a master of architecture from the University of Oregon.

Maria Mulligan, AIA LEED AP Co-chair

Maria is a Project Architect with Shepley Bulfinch and currently working in the healthcare sector.  Maria also has extensive experience in designing of new and renovation of school buildings throughout New England. She specializes in complex renovations focusing on technical detailing that encompasses building enclosures of all kinds.  In addition, Maria is responsible for administering the firm’s quality control program and assisting project teams as a technical reviewer in an effort to improve the accuracy of the construction documents especially relating to building envelope technical design and detailing.    Maria has been involved with the BSA- Building Enclosure Council for many years and continues to assist in developing programs for the monthly committee activities.

Brian H. Neely, NCARB, AIA, CDT

Mr. Neely is a Project Manager for the Building Technology Group at Gale Associates, Inc. with over 13 years’ experience working on building enclosures.  He is currently performing building envelope evaluations for owners and architects as well as working on new designs focused on building repairs, restoration and energy conservation measures.  He has experience in developing low-maintenance renovations and energy conservation upgrades to public and private facilities while retaining the historic building elements.  Mr. Neely has been actively involved with supplying peer review analysis of designs for new construction projects relating to the building envelope, most recently to educational, research type facilities and medical centers.  In addition to the BSA BEC committee, he has held several positions with the Northeast Region and Boston Chapters of the Construction Specification Institute. Mr. Neely holds a bachelor of architecture from Syracuse University and is a Registered Architect in several U.S. jurisdictions.

Jonathan Baron, AIA LEED AP Co-chair

Jonathan is a Project Architect with Shepley Bulfinch, working on healthcare and higher education projects projects. Jonathan also has extensive experience with educational, multi-family residential and commercial projects, including overseeing both new construction and renovation projects up to over 300,000sf, in both the public and private sectors. In addition to his project responsibilities, Jonathan has also participated in leading transitions from basic CAD drafting to BIM technologies, including strategic planning as well as development of training curricula.

Richard Keleher AIA CSI LEED

Richard is the founder of the Building Enclosure Council and is a Senior Architect at Thompson & Lichtner and is also a consultant in private practice, offering technical drawing reviews, building envelope design, and construction document quality control services. He has been a senior architect in charge of technical quality reviews for design and construction documents on over a billion dollars worth of heavy construction, office buildings, libraries, museums, hospitals, laboratories. He is nationally known for expertise on building enclosures and specializes in providing creative technical support for early-stage integrated design. He is the creator of standard details and drafting conventions and is an expert on the construction administration process. He is a former Chair of the AIA Building Science Knowledge Community Advisory Group, and is author of articles in Progressive Architecture, ArchitectureBoston, and The Construction Specifier, and co-founder of the Green Team in Concord, MA, which advocates for high performance sustainable design of public facilities.

Wagdy Anis FAIA

Mr. Anis' professional focus is the integrity and performance of the building enclosure from a research, design and troubleshooting perspective, as well as sustainable design and indoor air quality. He consults regularly to building owners, architects, contractors and product manufacturers regarding the design and performance of the building enclosure and lectures extensively on building science and the building enclosure.

Prior to joining WJE, Mr. Anis was Principal at Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott (SBRA). During his 40 year career at SBRA, Mr. Anis provided leadership in developing technical excellence in building enclosure design while contributing to the building science industry. He established an energy efficient, high performance wall system which formed the basis of the Massachusetts State Energy Code. His commitment to high quality technical design of the building enclosure and the industry has allowed him to play a significant role in establishing Building Enclosure Councils throughout the country.

President, Kalin Associates Inc.

Mark is President of Kalin Associates, an independent specification consulting firms. Founded in 1984, Kalin Associates has provided construction specifications for over 2,000 projects with a total construction value of over $15 billion. Mr. Kalin is one of only 24 individuals who have been advanced to Fellowship in both the American Institute of Architects and the Construction Specifications Institute. Mr. Kalin is a past-president of CSI/Boston and SCIP - Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice. He is past chair of the AIA PIA for Specifications and Building Technology, AIA Masterspec Review Committee, and AIA Library and Archives Committee. He is the author of The Architect's Guide to the New Energy Code in Massachusetts (2001), GreenSpec (1996), and Kalin Associates' Master Short-Form Specifications (6th Edition, 2003). Mr. Kalin’s experience with other firms includes Sasaki Associates, a multi-office, multi-disciplinary design firm, where he was Director of Information Services and developed interdepartmental technical databases. Mr. Kalin was also Head of Specifications for Jung/Brannen Associates and for Brown Daltas and Associates in Cambridge, MA.

Thomas A. Schwartz, P.E.

Tom is the president of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. and the head of its building technology group. For over 30 years, Mr. Schwartz has conducted field and laboratory investigations, and produced new and remedial designs for building envelope systems, including curtain walls, glazing, roofing, waterproofing, and masonry. He has worked on many notable projects including determining the cause of breakage of the insulating glass breakage at the John Hancock Tower in Boston, MA, and designing the post-earthquake glass curtain wall recladding at Warner Bros. Glass Building in Burbank, CA. He is active in national standards development and research on various topics related to the construction industry and is a fellow of ASTM International. He is the Chairman of ASTM’s Subcommittee on Performance of Exterior Building Wall Systems. Mr. Schwartz is a registered engineer in nine states and the District of Columbia. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tufts University and his Master of Science in Materials Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jeffrey T. Wade, AIA, CSI

Jeff is a Principal at ADD Inc, an architectural and interior design firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is in charge of various projects, development of contract standards, and Project Delivery. As the Director of Project Delivery, he has been instrumental in implementing systems that assure the highest standard for our design, documentation, management, and construction administration. Jeffrey is also very active in technical training of Architects and Interior Designers both in house and throughout the profession at events such as the AIA National Convention, BuildBoston, and various Universities. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY (M-Arch) and a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, NFPA, and ICC and the Boston Society of Architects' Codes Committee.

Henry R. Heywood

Henry R. (Bob) Heywood is President and Chief Operating Officer of The Thompson & Lichtner Company, Inc. He joined the firm's Laboratory Testing and Inspection Weatherproofing Division in 1974 where he became senior specialist in 1979, senior manager in 1982, Vice President in 1984, and President of the firm. Since joining T & L, Mr. Heywood's professional assignments have been concerned almost exclusively with the identification, analysis, and solution of weatherproofing design and construction problems in building envelopes, from below grade to roofs. He has prepared specifications for weatherproofing corrective work based on his investigations and he has provided expert testimony in depositions, arbitrations, and court litigation concerning these investigations. Bob is in charge of the firm's inspection and testing services relating to below-grade and above-grade weatherproofing of building construction. He has presented a seminar on "Flashing of Masonry Walls" and he provides his knowledge and experience to the Council in its role of extending the knowledge of the profession regarding windows, curtain walls and the building envelope in general.

Joseph Lstiburek, PH.D.,P. Eng. ,ASHRAE Fellow

Joseph Lstiburek is a principal of Building Science Corporation and an ASHRAE Fellow. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Building Science at the University of Toronto. He has thirty years of experience in design, construction, investigation, and building science research. Through the Department of Energy's Building America program, Dr. Lstiburek has forged partnerships with designers, builders, developers, materials suppliers and equipment manufacturers to build higher performance buildings across the U.S.