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Please kindly note that the seminars are no longer continued in 2012. The information below will be updated/removed once we find some time...
The lectures focus on areas typically overlooked by them in process of building envelope design and construction. The topics are chosen on basis of observations derived from both forensic investigations of failed assemblies and peer reviews of architectural documentation. The lectures are continually developed and updated as the author remains active in the field and adds new stories or replace the old ones in constant pursuit to better clarify the subject. Each lecture is intended as a discussion as opposed to a monologue. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and explore their respective areas of interest even at the risk of a lecture wandering off the main topic.
Author and speaker: Mr. Karol Kazmierczak (Kaz) M.Sc. is a building science architect with 15 years of façade engineering experience diversified among building enclosure technical design, consulting, construction inspections, and field investigations.
Kaz is a Northerner, but he has taken a crash course investigating hurricane damage after the 2005 season, could not understand insurance adjusting so he became a licensed adjuster, and, most importantly, founded the Building Enclosure Council in Miami, the only council covering Hot and Humid climate frequented by hurricanes. Therefore, he has been exposed to questions coming from designers and contractors regarding the specifics of this climate that apply to building enclosure design. He was eventually asked to deliver a presentation to one of the largest architectural firms in the country designing two large hospital complexes in New Orleans, LA. This is how this seminar was born.
The video clip below shows Kaz speaking about Priniciples of Building Enclosure Design (Facade Engineering) , addressing the Building Enclosure Council (BEC) Atlanta in ASHRAE National Headquarters Building in Atlanta on 02/10/2011:
The seminars in this series are adjusted for the average architectural audience. However, we strongly suggest that you prepare yourself to the seminar ahead of time. One of the recent attendants commented "It's like taking a sip from a fire hose," and he is a principal of a large forensic building science consultancy, not the average "civilian" architect.
We suggest that you familiarize yourself with both Kaz's publications and the list of suggested reading. We also ask our participants to bring their details and specifications, so we can discuss them during our workshop. Bring Your Questions!
Time: The seminars start at 1pm and end at 4pm. A one-hour workshop will follow the lecture, with practical demonstrations showing how to solve architectural details submitted by the audience, on basis of principles discussed during the lecture. Don't forget to bring you details and questions with you! We plan on having one seminar a month, every third Saturday morning.
Webinar: Please contact us ahead of time to arrange for the webinar link for out-of-towners.
STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS: FREE ATTENDANCE. If you are a full-time student in a related discipline, please send a scan of your ID to the RSVP@b-e-c.info to receive a complimentary pass. You will still need to pay for the parking if you plan to bring your car. Please, kindly forward this invite to your friends.
CEU: 4 LU for registered architects.
Cost (both physical and webinar participants):
Please note that parking on site costs $2 per car, which needs to be paid in advance at the time of registration in order to issue the badge, which you would need to post conspicously in your parked vehicle. Otherwise, you would need to park your vehicle away from the FAU premises or to carpool.
Early bird registration: till the end of a month preceding the event.
Below is the link to Paypal site, where you can also pay with your credit card:
RSVP: If the above pyment link does not work for you, please kindly email RSVP@b-e-c.info with your contact information, and we will contact you with payment information.
Warning: The number of seats is limited. We reserve the right to refuse registration to any individual or to cancel the event altogether. In both cases we would issue a full refund.
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Building Enclosure Consulting LLC - tel. (305) 600 0516 (Miami), tel. (646) 400 0080 (New York), tel. (+58) 735 6503 (Gdynia)