american institute of architects - central kentucky chapter
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HOT OFf THE PRESS!!
Joint March Program with RCI & ABAA: Air Barriers
Date: March 17, 2015
Time: First session: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Second Session: 12:30 to 2:30
Where: Builders Exchange,
2300 Meadow Dr, Louisville, KY 40218
The AIA/CKC along with the Louisville chapter of RCI (Roof Consultants Institute which focuses on the Building Envelope) and ABAA (Air Barrier Association of America) will host a joint educational event which will offer CEUs for AIA, RCI and USGBC. This presentation will provide both basic information about specification writing and designing air barrier - and provide an opportunity to bring your toughest questions to two national experts in this field.
First two hour session will discuss:
1) Why is an air barrier important in building construction?
2) How does a designer approach the design of a building air barrier system?
3) What is the Air Barrier Association of America' Quality Assurance Program and how does it work?
Time will be available for questions at the end of the first session.
Lunch will be served between the two sessions.
The 2nd two hour session will discuss:
1) What are the differences (pros/cons) in the different air barrier materials available?
2) What are the most critical features of detailing air barrier systems?
3) What details are more successful (and examples of ones that are likely to fail)?
4) Performance levels and Blower door testing - what you need know.
Time will be available for questions at the end of the second session.
Presenters will be Len Anastasi and Terry Brennan.
Presenters: Len Anastasi, Len Anastasi worked in the construction industry for twenty years in masonry, waterproofing and restoration work. He currently owns EXO-TEC Manufacturing, Inc. which manufactures specialty construction products, EXO-TEC Solutions, Inc. which performs marketing work for various quality and innovative manufacturers of construction products and EXO-TEC Consulting, Inc. which performs consulting services on building enclosure issues for building owners, managers, design professionals and lawyers. In his construction and consulting work, he has performed inspections and / or repairs on over 300 buildings as well as giving expert testimony in trials and reviews on dozens of legal cases. He is a member of ASTM's E 06 Committee on Building Performance where he has authored both proposed standards as well as proposed changes to existing standards. He is a member of the Boston Society of Architects' Building Enclosure Council where he has presented on several topics and has been sponsored to speak at the Build Boston Exposition, AIA National Convention and CSI National Convention. He has authored several articles and papers on building enclosure performance and has spoken on these topics at several conventions, seminars and meeting. He is the current President of the Air Barrier Association of America as well as a member of the Construction Specification Institute ( CSI ), the International Concrete Repair Institute ( ICRI ) and the U. S. Government's Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council ( BETEC ). He is also a guest lecturer at the Boston Architectural Center. Mr Anastasi is based out of Massachusetts.
Terry Brennan, Terry Brennan is a building scientist and educator. He has studied buildings since the 1970's. Because of his background in physics, biology and building construction, Mr. Brennan combines theory and practice in a unique and integrated way. Mr. Brennan has provided research, training, curriculum development and program support for the EPA, building owners and managers, individual homeowners, and several state health departments. He is currently the chair of the Air Barrier Association of America's Whole Building Test Committee. He is a member of ASHRAE 62.2 committee on ventilation for low-rise residential buildings. He served as a consultant to the National Academies of Science Committee on Dampness and Health in Buildings. He was one of the 12 speakers at the most recent Building Envelope Symposium, an annual RCI national event. Mr Brennan is based out of New York.
The first session is designed as more of an introduction. The second will go into greater depth. You may either or both sessions. Lunch will be served between the two sessions. The program is free to AIA/CKC members.
RSVP now at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/aia-ckc-rci-program-tickets-16020862832.
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2015 AIA-CKC @ Grassroots
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AIACKC Delivers $10,000 to UK College of Design
On October 16th AIACKC 2014 President Mathew Triplett with representatives from CSI, IIDA, NAWIC & KY USGBC was able to deliver during the Donors and Scholars Luncheon a check for $10,000 to the University of Kentucky College of Design as the donation from the 2014 Design Build Bourbon Blast.
AIA/CKC Architects House Tour &
The Design Build Bourbon Blast
Click the links above to go to those pages on the website. See a slide show from the Bourbon Blast on that page.
Both events were a resounding success!
The Central Kentucky Chapter is the oldest of AIA Kentucky’s chapters. Established on February 3,1908, it was the state’s only AIA chapter until 1952 when the Eastern Kentucky Chapter was organized. AIA Kentucky was formed in 1962 Known as the “CKC”, this chapter has always been headquartered in Louisville, with AIA members throughout the central, southern, and western regions of Kentucky.
Louisville architect Charles Clarke was selected to be the first president. He was also the first Kentucky architect to join the Western Society of Architects in 1882. But he died on March 9, 1908, and his partner, Arthur Loomis, fulfilled the remainder of the year as president. Loomis was a well-known architect who created many local landmarks: Speed Art Museum, Conrad-Caldwell House, Levy Building; St. Peter’s Church; St. Paul’s Church; etc.
To promote architecture in the city and state, the chapter presented an exhibition of architecture in 1912. This event involved all of the prominent Kentucky architects of the period. As a result, a book was published that catalogued all of the building projects that the various firms had produced. This book is still referenced today as a valuable historical resource.
James Murphy, who was president when this exhibit was held, was a very active member of the chapter. He was the brother to D. X. Murphy, whose firm created Churchill Downs, the old Jefferson County Jail, and other notable buildings. Their firm still operates today under the name of Luckett & Farley. James Murphy was a vocal advocate for better civic design and planning. His efforts eventually led to the state’s first planning commission in 1928, of which he became the first chairman.
The list of former presidents is a ‘who’s who’ of legendary architects within Louisville and Kentucky, a few of which are: Mason Maury; Brinton B. Davis; Herman Wischmeyer; C. Julian Oberwarth; Frederick Morgan; Frederick Louis; as well as several father and sons: Arnold Judd, (Sr. and Jr.) and Thomas Dade Luckett (II and III). Read more...
Photo: Louisville Architects, circa 1930.
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