“An Eye on the Details” addresses four common conditions that routinely provide installation issues during construction. This course provides visual examples of actual field conditions. Some good, some not so good; along with design suggestions that can cut installation cost and reduce construction change orders. Upon completion of this course, you will have a better understanding of the requirements the roofing contractor must meet to provide the specified roof system warranty, and long term performance and value to the owner.
Hors 'doeuvres and drinks will be served. One HSW credit is available for attendees. Please register for this event by clicking here.
Come join us for a great 3.5 mile urban run through downtown Buffalo to support local events and scholarships. After party on the roof top of Tappo!
Save the Date! This year AIA WNY/Buffalo is once again teaming up with our colleagues at the Erie-Niagara Chapter of the NYS Society of Professional Engineers for an annual golf outing. This year's event will take place at Tan Tara Golf Club in North Tonawanda, NY. Check back soon for more details!
Thursday’s event will consist of presentations of the team’s solutions developed during the workshop followed by the keynote address, delivered by Christopher Sharples, AIA, Principal at SHoP Architects, and a reception. This year’s participants include representatives from SHoP Architects, AECOM, Radical Craft, The Matter Factory, Morphosis, Sasaki, Studio NYL and the University at Buffalo.
Combining the models of academic research, artistic experimentation, and industry expertise the six participating teams explored innovative façade solutions and large-scale applications for ceramic components. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to earn up to 3 AIA Continuing Education credits.
This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please register online by clicking here.
All are welcome to join the Emerging Professionals as we learn about the construction and renovation of One Seneca Tower. Originally built for Marine Midland Bank and designed by SOM, this Brutalist building presents challenges for the new owner trying address the changing needs of the city and a growing neighborhood.
2 AIA continuing education credits are available for this event. Please register by clicking here.
The UB School of Architecture and Planning invites all alumni and professionals from Western New York to a reception and viewing of a signature film that reveals how UB is engaging Buffalo's contemporary challenges and working to advance prospects for the city’s future.
The School of Architecture and Planning is taking Buffalo’s story of place – and UB’s place within it – all the way to Venice, Italy, as part of the international Time Space Existence exhibit organized by the Global Art Affairs Foundation. The exhibit takes place in the context of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, the premier global forum for architecture and design. Our event, hosted by Dean Robert Shibley, will introduce a 15-minute film, See It Through Buffalo, which reveals how UB is engaging Buffalo's contemporary challenges and working to advance prospects for its future.
Please note this event is occurring in New York City during the upcoming AIA conference. There is a $10 registration fee and registration is required by clicking here. Registration ends June 18, 2018.
To keep pace with technology and innovation, organizations must constantly adapt to survive. An agile workplace strategy can help organizations quickly respond to changing conditions, and drive the innovation necessary to stay ahead of the curve. Join us for breakfast and a presentation about the role of modular construction can play in the agile workplace of today and tomorrow, and how to identify the projects and clients that may benefit from this approach. Following the presentation, take a tour of the newly constructed STEM building on Erie Community College's North Campus. The tour will highlight project history and development and provide a first-hand look at the ways the design of this facility achieves those goals.
A complimentary full breakfast buffet will be offered during the presentation.
This program is free and offers 2 AIA learning units. To register, click here.
This presentation will cover several different aspects of segmental retaining walls (SRW) including design, aesthetics and engineering. Segmental retaining walls can be designed for any type of application from small decorative residential walls all the way up to structural walls for floodwater control. Using SRW can be provided a rewarding design without compromising the aesthetics or structural properties.
One of the best structural Factors of Safety is the built-in, continuous tongue and groove system. This can only be manufactured with a solid block unit. A solid block wall unit will provide increased strength over hollow block walls because it’s solid and because of the equipment used to manufacture the material. Additionally there are no plastic pins necessary to secure the units. Not all SRW are created equal and knowing the difference can make a big difference in performance and longevity.
This event is free and provides 1 AIA Learning Unit or 1 LACES PDH. Immediately following the presentation there will be food and beverages provided next door at Flying Bison Brewery. To register, please click here.
Please join the Association for Preservation Technology, Northeast Chapter for a unique tour of the monumental adaptive re-use project of the former Buffalo State Hospital designed by H.H. Richardson and grounds landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted, a National Historic Landmark. From the perspective of the lead architecture firm, Flynn Battaglia Architects, and the Richardson Center Corporation docents, the tour will take you through the history of the site, the transformation of the Towers Administration Building and two adjoining wings into a boutique hotel, conferencing center, and the new home of the Lipsey Buffalo Architecture Center as well as a look at adjacent vacant buildings next to be reimagined and developed. Following the tour, there will be a reception at the hotel.
There is a $20 registration fee ($10 for APTNE members). 2 AIA Learning units are available. To register for this event, click here. On the day of the event, please assemble at the Lipsey Buffalo Architecture Center.
AIA Buffalo/WNY and the Emerging Professionals Committee will be featured in BN360’s 2018 - 2019 Young Professional’s Guide.
BN360 is a program of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership specifically geared towards young professionals in the Buffalo Niagara Region. Their Young Professional’s Guide is a free, comprehensive guide of groups and organizations in the region.
The Launch Party is the ultimate gathering of young professionals in the region. This is an excellent opportunity to network and invest in yourself. This event is FREE for everyone - so bring a friend! Ticket includes complimentary appetizers. Cash bar will also be available.
For more information and to get your ticket, click here visit the event’s Eventbrite page.
This program will provide an overview of the importance and choices available to improve the aesthetics of architectural door openings with a continuous design scheme. Understanding the benefits of aesthetically pleasing door opening designs without compromising performance.
We will also take a look at varied options to differentiate design concepts from commodity products with an emphasis on improving the occupant experience.
Refreshments and drinks will be provided. The AIA presentation will be given first and then the Mobile RV will be available for interactive product showcase following. This program is free and open to the public. Please register by clicking here.
Demand for solar photovoltaic (PV) energy is at an all-time high. Created especially for architects and engineers, this training introduces fundamental design considerations for solar PV, how to speak with clients about its benefits, how solar contributes to net-zero energy design, code and fire safety considerations, financing options, and more.
6.5 LU/HSW and 6.5 GBCI credits are available for this course. Price to attend is $150, and inlcudes lunch. Discounts are available as follows:
AIA/ASHRAE members: $125
NGOs and Veterans: $75
Registration is required. To register, or for more information, please click here.
Sessions are held every few months to discuss testing strategies and provide support in accordance with NCARB's policies. Each session focuses on a different section of the ARE. This session will focus on Project Management.
This event is open to all interested. There is no registration required. For more information on this session, or additional information on the Emerging Professionals committee, click here.
Members of AIA Buffalo/WNY are invited to attend the UB Affordable Housing Symposium in historic Hayes Hall on UB’s South Campus on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
We are assembling a group of thoughtful, forward-thinking, and inspiring speakers. Highlighted by our engaging keynote speakers, Henry Cisneros and Don Capoccia, the Symposium will include panels of distinguished leaders, professionals, and educators in the arenas of …
· Creating effective public policy
· Innovations in architecture, design, and construction
· Real estate finance and deal-making
… who will provide valuable insights about some of the most important issues of the day in affordable housing.
By attending the Symposium, you will also learn more about the UB Affordable Housing Initiative, and the transformative work being done in UB’s School of Architecture and Planning.
The Symposium promises to be a valuable learning and networking experience for professionals, faculty, and students, with lessons and insights that you will not find anywhere else!
Please visit the UB School of Architecture website or contact Mark Foerster at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the UB Affordable Housing Initiative, and Assistant Dean Robert Hill at email@example.com to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
Join us as the committee gathers for our quarterly meeting to plan upcoming events, discuss relevant EP topics and network. Committee Chair, Kelly R. Wassum, AIA will be reporting on current State and National level events and news acquired at the AIA New York State Emerging Professionals Annual Meeting in Albany.
This event is free and is open to all those who are interested. There is no registration required.
6 Minute Building Stories (6Mbs) is an informal and fun gathering featuring presentations by esteemed speakers from diverse cultural disciplines. Speakers share their building story with 18 images. The total time allotted for each slide is 20 seconds and, as the slide changes, so does the related verbal content.
A $5.00 program fee is required. For additional information, please click here.
As licensed professionals, architects have a responsibility to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. Michael Anderson, AIA, principal of Abstract Architecture, PC will speak to Emerging Professionals on the importance of this responsibility, the importance of design quality and the risks of diminishing the requirements for professional licensure.
This event is free and open to all Emerging Professionals. Emerging Professionals are students, recent graduates and newly licensed architects.
Registration is required to attend. Register here.
Spray parks are a fast growing amenity to park and recreation facilities. The session will cover the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) ASTM, NSF and how they pertain to NY State. The session will also reveal spray park features and the lack of practice implementing ASTM and IPEMA playground standards in the design process. Additional topics to be covered are surface materials, maintenance issues, water quality and UV treatments.
This event offers 1.5 CEU/HSW credits. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register.
Evergreen Health will be used as a case study example of not-for-profits contributing to the recent wave of new building and adaptive reuse projects throughout Buffalo and WNY. The conversation will center on project need, design, and funding.
1.5 CEU credits are available for attendees. There is a registration fee for this event and registration is required. Click here for more information.
History of fully reinforced, cold-fluid applied, liquid resin waterproofing membranes.
Technology - composite of resin and reinforcement.
Understanding system components.
Application process, performance benefits, range of applications.
AIA LUs available: 4
This event is free, but registration is required to attend. Register here.
Olivier Pasquet is a world-renowed music producer, sound and visual artist. Pasquet is using his CAI residency to create a sound and light sculpture for the Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex. Pasquet is working with UB Architecture students to create a piece combining laser light, reflective surfaces, the transparency of the Greatbatch Pavilion itself, and his favorite musical instrument, his computer. Pasquet's work will utilize the openness of the Greatbatch Pavilion to create a piece that can be experienced both from within and from outside the building, very much in keeping with Wright's intention to break down the distinction between inside and outside in his design of the Martin House. In this way, Pasquet's work will enhance visitors' experience of both structures.His bespoke installation will be open to the public Feb. 12-17, 2018 from 5:30-8:30 pm nightly.
To attend the opening reception, please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Table Talks is a professional networking event hosted by the Senenmut Alumni Association with the support of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. The purpose of the event is to foster relationships between the students or architecture and allied arts and those working locally in the profession. This event gives students a better idea of the opportunities availbale for them here in Buffalo. What different firms focus on in their practices, and much more.
1 AIA LU available. This event is free, but registration is required. Email Margaret Scaglione to attend.
Architect Ski Day is an opportunity for members of the building design community to have some fun and build stronger relationships. Non-skiers will eat, drink and be merry while playing games and networking with colleagues.
The schedule is flexible and attendees are welcome to come and go as needed. After the 5:30 PM announcement of raffle winners, attendees are welcome to stay for evening skiing until Holiday Valley closes at 10:00 PM.
Skiers = $50 (Includes Lift Ticket, Breakfast, Lunch and Happy Hour)
Non-Skier (includes Breakfast, Lunch and Happy Hour)
Registration is required to attend. Register here.
This course will discuss design considerations of combining multiple roofing components and their impact on long term system performance. Roofing membranes, methods of attachment, and deck options will be reviewed from both a cost and performance perspective.
Understanding how integrated design decisions affect the installation and performance of a low-slope roof system will result in specifications with fewer change orders, more accurate bids, and improved long-term performance.
AIA LUs available: 1 HSW
This event is free, but registration is required to attend. Register here.
Join us on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. ABAA is the National voice of the air barrier industry, come join us for industry leading education and discussions on topics such as:
- Achieving High Performance
- Design Considerations
- Quality Assurance
- Flashings and Transitions
- Building Science
9:00 – 10:00 Building Science - Laverne Dalgleish (1.0 CEU)
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:15 Construction Cautions with Building Enclosures Sustainability and Performance -Brian Stroik (1.0 CEU)
11:20 – 11:50 ABAA – Who We Are? What We’re Doing? - Todd Parrott (0.5 CEU)
11:50 – 12:30 Lunch
12:45 – 2:00 “By Others”: The Elusive Subcontractor Responsible for Transitions -Andrew Dunlap (1.25 CEU)
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:15 Through Wall Flashings Compatibility Sustainability & Performance -Craig Wetmore (1.0 CEU)
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:45 How to Specify an Air Barrier and Build Quality Assurance into your Project -Laverne Dalgleish (1.25 CEU)
Total: 6 AIA LU's available.
$20 for members
$30 for non-members
$10 for AIAS
Registration is required to attend. Register here.
About the Presenters
Principal - Building Professionals Inc
Mr. Laverne Dalgleish is the Executive Director of the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA). As such, he works to champion energy conservation in buildings while educating the building owners and designers about the benefits of energy conservation such as durability, comfort, reduced maintenance, reduced HVAC equipment costs and the positive impact on the environment.
Mr. Dalgleish travels North America on a weekly basis to educate building owners and designers on the benefits of effective and working air barrier systems in buildings. This education mission includes working with standards development organizations, training and education groups, government policy departments, and quality assurance program developers for the construction industry. Mr. Dalgleish is the Secretariat of two ISO Committees, ISO TC61 SC10 Cellular Plastics and ISO TC163 SC3 Thermal Insulation Products. He is also Chair of the ULC Thermal Performance in the Building Environment Standards Committee.
Mr. Dalgleish was the key developer of the ABAA Quality Assurance Program for the installation of air barrier systems in buildings. This program is based on ISO9000 and ISO 12576-2 but brings the ISO requirements together with practical applications for the air barrier industry.
Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
Co-Chairman of the ABAA Research Committee
Andrew Dunlap’s primary work experience is in the analysis and development of exterior building enclosures, including historic buildings. Exterior enclosure expertise is comprised of roofing, skylights, windows, curtain walls, rainscreen/cavity walls and waterproofing, and includes development of remediation options and construction documents for corrective work. Andrew’s work focuses on providing energy efficient designs as he regularly participates in validating designs for energy code compliance or to exceed code requirements. Project responsibilities include the collection of detailed building information, investigation and analysis of existing conditions, computerized thermal analysis of building systems (WUFI 5.2, THERM 7, WINDOW 7, and other software packages), formulation of remediation plans, preparation of construction documents for remediation, and construction contract administration including field observation and systems testing. This work often includes performing diagnostic field water tests as part of the forensic investigations or used to validate installed conditions.
Vice Chair – Air Barrier Association of America
Manager – Building Envelope Solutions Team at Tremco Sealants and Waterproofing
Immediate Past National Chair – BEC Building Enclosure Council
Brian Stroik is a recognized industry leader in the construction of energy efficient, sustainable and durable buildings. Brian works with key industry organizations – including the Air Barrier Association of America, the National Building Enclosure Council, and the Building Enclosure Technology and Environmental Council (BETEC) – on research and education regarding building enclosures, energy efficiency, and retrofitting and upgrading existing building enclosures. Brian is a frequent speaker on the subjects of commissioning the building enclosure (BECx), quality in construction, and mock ups / first run studies. Brian has also chaired numerous speaker sessions at national conferences and hosted roundtable discussions.
White papers by Stroik on the subjects of building energy efficiency and building enclosure design, among others, have been published in The Journal of Energy Efficiency & Reliability, The Journal of Building Enclosure Design and SprayFoam Magazine.
Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
Chair of the ABAA Voice Committee
Craig Wetmore has over 20 years of experience in the building industry. Craig has been the President of York Manufacturing since 2009. He has a concentrated knowledge in through-wall flashings, moisture management and wall components. Craig is active in building community where he is a member of CSI, RCI, USGBC, ASTM and the ABAA. He serves as 1st Vice President for the Maine CSI Chapter, he is the chairperson of ABAA’s Voice Committee (education and outreach), is a member of ABAA’s Flashings and Terminations Committee, and serves as a Director on the Board of Directors of the ABAA.
Craig has given presentations to architectural firms, engineering firms, AIA chapters, Building Enclosure Councils, and CSI chapters. His presentation centers on through-wall flashings compatibility with air barriers and insulation products, lifecycle costs and installation advice on all different types of through-wall flashings. Craig and the York team have developed many new products to solve the issues that are encountered in the drainage of water from the building envelope.
Program Descriptions + Learning Objectives
"By Others" The Elusive Subcontractor Responsible for Transitions:
This course will take you through a multitude of details with a review of assembly environmental separators that will show common enclosure assembly discontinuities and provide an education on common system transition methods.
- How transitions impact building enclosure performance.
- Why poor transitions can result in reduced energy efficiency.
- Learn how poor transitions can increase the risk of condensation.
- Discover how various compatibility and logistical issues can impact the options available to achieve proper transition details.
Building Science – 1.0 CEU/HSW Credit
Review the “Building as a System” concept and what makes up the building enclosure. Explain moisture flow, air flow and heat flow and the various mechanisms in which they move through the building enclosure.
- Identify basic design considerations for commercial buildings
- Explain the forces of moisture, air and heat flow
- Understand code implications in regards to material requirements and key functions to identify during design process
Construction Cautions with Building Enclosures – 1.5 CEU/HSW Credit
Building Enclosures and air barriers require care and attention to detail from the design to execution stage. With the myriad of wall configurations and choices in air barriers, insulation, and exterior cladding, not to mention the different manufacturers of these products, it can become daunting of where to start or how to ensure a high-performance enclosure. A number of key items need to be addressed both during design and the management of the construction process. These items need to be dealt with in a logical manner in a specific critical path. This presentation will review the Top 10 construction cautions with the building enclosure specific to design, pre-construction, mock-up’s, field installation issues and sub-trade execution and final testing for compliance.
- Acquire knowledge in critical aspects of design, based on building science principles, by using sample details for continuity, redundancy and certain code requirements of the air barrier system.
- Describe the process for pre-construction meetings and key criteria and agenda items to ensure performance expectations are met, sequencing is done properly, details are well understood and transition from one trade to another is accomplished using sample plans.
- Explain the various test methods for installation verification for both air and water performance by reviewing ASTM and AAMA test standards and how they conducted and when they should be conducted through examples and photo’s
- Plan successful mock up and testing program to verify continuity, compatibility and sequence of construction by review of sample mock-up’s and test methods that can be applied to both quantify performance and provide a learning tool for the construction team.
How to specify Air Barriers 1.0 CEU/HSW Credit
This program provides an in depth look at the testing and codes relating to Air Barrier Systems. The presenter will discuss performance testing, new code requirements’ and proper specification of an Air Barrier System. Participants will understand what an Air Barrier Association of America evaluated air barrier assembly must go through to become an ABAA Evaluated System.
- Describe the benefits of air barrier systems to the environment, building owner, and occupants and what components make up an air barrier assembly through photos and examples.
- Acquire knowledge in the various performance test standards relating to air barrier systems, including the NFPA 285 fire test by reviewing standard test methods and code related performance requirements.
- Describe code requirements and compliance options to meet code reference documents such as ASHRAE 90.1-2010 or IECC 2012 by review of code language and examples of code compliance.
- Demonstrate specific language to incorporate into an air barrier performance specification by reviewing sample specifications and language for materials, test standards and execution.
Through-Wall Flashing Compatibility Sustainability and Performance – 1.0 CEU/HSW Credit
Understanding the performance characteristics, the recycled/recyclable content, ability to survive installation, and life cycle costs of the different through-wall flashing materials.
- Composition of each type of flashing and their effects on sustainability and life cycle costs
- Have a better understanding of how to specify through-wall flashings and avoid compatibility issues.
- Understand the performance characteristics different types of commonly used cavity wall materials and how to create a resilient flashing system.
- Recognize some of the challenges of installation
Achieving a High-Performance Air Barrier System – 1.5 CEU/HSW Credit
Air Barriers are an extremely important component of a high-performance building enclosure system. For the most part, these systems are non-maintainable components and repairs can typically only be made with the removal of the exterior cladding system. To ensure a performing system, proper design, detailing and ultimately the proper installation of these systems is extremely important. You have one chance to get it right. Come learn about important design considerations, how to properly detail critical interfaces, key items to include in your specifications and the proper installation techniques, quality control and testing parameters for a variety of air barrier systems in use today.
- Discuss how air barriers are part of a high-performance building and how they control air movement, moisture movement, improve insulation performance and reduce energy needs of buildings.
- Review key design considerations, critical interfaces for continuity, material performance requirements and specification language for the proper design and selection of the air barrier assembly.
- Identify the typical installation requirements of a variety of air barrier materials and assemblies and common installation issues observed in the field.
- Discuss the importance of proper construction sequencing, coordination of sub-trades, testing and inspection criteria and how to identify installation defects and remedial action required during the construction phase.