Our January Program – Building Diagnostics Lessons Learned
A high percentage of the buildings investigated by Williams Building Diagnostics in the U.S. and Canada were believed to be well-designed and constructed in accordance with accepted industry practices and in general compliance with applicable building codes. Approximately half of WBD’s projects have been residential construction, and the remainder includes hospitality, commercial, and institutional projects. Two notable examples of residential projects include the White House (Washington, D.C.) and Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Fallingwater” (Bear Run, PA).
Comprehensive architectural and building diagnostics experience includes the following: building enclosures; exterior wall claddings; interior wallboard and finishes; insulation; window/door/sloped glazing systems; weather/water/air barriers; vapor retarders; most roof systems (shingles, single-ply, built-up, metal, modified bitumen); plaza and deck construction; as well as sealants and flashings. Ongoing work involves extensive case study field investigations; strategic remedial planning; remedial construction documents; cost estimating; and project management during the remedial construction phase, for many different building types.
Mark F. Williams, FAIA
Mark F. Williams, FAIA is President and cofounder of Williams Building Diagnostics (WBD) Inc. His background and experience is based on nearly 40 years of architectural and building diagnostic practice, which is focused primarily on analysis and consulting on moisture-related concerns in buildings. In many cases, he has also developed Scopes of Work as well as Drawings/Specifications for remediation of such buildings. His experience encompasses more than 5,000 buildings located in all the contiguous 48 states, and in Canada and Europe. A 1975 cum laude graduate of the College of Architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Blacksburg, VA), he is currently registered or licensed in 17 states.
Date - 01/27/2014
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monthly Meeting Cost, Schedule and Parking
Philadelphia Chapter Member with reservation: dinner included with dues.
There is no charge to attend just the program.
Please sign up by noon of the Wednesday before the meeting.
Our meetings are held at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District, 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
4:30 p.m. Board Meeting
5:30 p.m. Social Time (cash bar)
6:15 p.m. Dinner (full course buffet)
7:00 p.m. Business and Program
The hotel has a parking garage. The cost to park in the garage will be $7 with a discount pass you can obtain at the meeting.
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