From Texas to Seattle: Focusing on Material Durability – Joint Meeting with SeaBEC
Focus on durability to avoid material failures 2020!
Start the New Year off right in this joint PSC CSI-SeaBEC (Seattle Building Enclosure Council) meeting, where we’re bringing in nationally recognized expert David H. Nicastro, P.E., F. ASTM, of Building Diagnostics, Inc. from Austin, Texas.
Mr. Nicastro will discuss durability of Water-Resistive Barriers as a Factor of Litigation, including factors that affect initial performance and durability over time of air barriers, and why certain industry standard testing methods are the least predictive of durability.
Mr. Nicastro is a professional engineer specializing in durability and failure causation theory and is the founder of Building Diagnostics and Engineering Diagnostics (an Inc. 500 firm). He’s also a founder of The Durability Lab, a testing center housed at the University of Texas at Austin, and is the past chairman on the ASTM Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants. He has published over 50 articles and books on durability and failure of building materials.
Location: OAC Services, 2200 1st Ave S #200, Seattle WA 98134
You should be in CSI if you’re an architect, a specifier, a product representative, a contractor, or any other kind of construction professional, and you want to know more than your piece of a project. CSI members have an in-depth understanding of construction because what they know goes beyond their job. They spend time with professionals from other fields and learn how they fit with the rest of the building team. They are experts in the process of identifying real-world building product solutions, communicating those solutions in construction documents, and ensuring that all the members of the construction team are building the facility the owner wants and is paying for. Their employers benefit from their ability to see everyone’s role in a project, and because CSI members can deliver on time and on budget.
THE PUGET SOUND CHAPTER
In 1948, The Construction Specifications Institute was founded to address the need for common systems of presenting and organizing construction documents.
The Puget Sound Chapter of CSI, established in 1958, has active members from Bellingham to Tacoma and consists of architects, product and manufacturer representatives, design professionals, specifiers, engineers, contractors, and other representatives from all disciplines of the construction industry.
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