• Building Envelope Science Program

Building Envelope Science Program

  • 16 Feb 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects 239 South Street, Hopkinton MA 01748


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Title: Don't Get Soaked: Lessons in Designing and Specifying the Building Envelope

What: Building Envelope Science Program Hosted Jointly by AIA CM and Worcester CSI

When: February 16, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects, 239 South Street, Hopkinton MA 01748

Price: Free for AIA CM Members, $10 Non-Members


5:30pm - 6:30pm Meet, Greet & Eat!

6:30pm- 7:30pm Program


Mike Gorman, AIA/Principal

Neil Rouleau, GRLA BES Director 

Description: The Building Envelope Sciences Group of Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects, Inc. (GRLA) will present lessons learned in designing and specifying the building envelope, with emphasis on bulk water management, water vapor mitigation, and thermal performance.  Lessons learned will be from actual projects and will include discussion of how administrative and technical requirements can impact each other.

Course Directory: Building Science, 1 CEU

Topic Area:  Building Envelope

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn:

  • Basic types of wall systems and functionality relative to design intent for bulk water and watervapor management.
  • Concepts for developing the administrative requirements for mitigating building envelope failures.
  • Concepts for developing the technical requirements for mitigating building envelope failures.
  • Concepts for use in coordinating the administrative with the technical requirements.

Program Coordinator: Steve Lewis

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