March Meeting – Ventilated Rainscreens Combined With Mineral Wool Insulation (Rescheduled from January)
There’s is an interesting case to be made for cladding systems that are open jointed, ventilated and constructed from fiber cement. As well with Mineral Wool you get the advantage of exterior insulation combined with air barrier construction to meet today’s stricter code requirements for R value and air infiltration and ex-filtration. Mineral Wool has taken the place in many designs from extruded foam insulation systems due to stricter NFPA285 fire test requirements.
As design professionals strive to maximize thermal resistance, yet reduce mass in the wall assembly, insulation is increasingly being positioned in both the stud wall and the exterior side of the building envelope. This split insulation concept has introduced a number of design issues and concerns; particularly as relates to fire resistance, moisture management, and wall drying rates. This program focuses on the unique properties of stone wool insulation, and suggests how it can improve thermal, fire, water and sound suppression performance in a well detailed wall assembly.
1 AIA CES Contact Hour
Cassandra Mellon, CSI, CCPR - Roxul, Inc. and Brendon Tyson, EQUITONE
Cassandra Mellon is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and the Smith School of Business receiving her degree in design and business. She has 20 years of experience in architectural specifications, sales management, and marketing in the construction industry. She proactively works with architects and building owners on new and renovated solutions for the building envelope. Collaborating to achieve sustainability, energy efficiency, and clarity of detailing. Cassandra is ROXUL’s US Specification Manager. She is active in the Building Envelope Council, the American Institute of Architects, and the Construction Specifications Institute.
Date - 03/23/2015
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
April Meeting – Controlling LEDs to Meet Customer Expectations
This program studies the components of an LED system enabling participants to explain an LED luminaire and each component involved to ensure effective and safe operation. Through the examination of the LED industry, participants will be able to describe the features and benefits of LEDs as a general illumination light source, and the applications where LEDs excel to ensure operational safety and occupant productivity. Also examining existing control types and standards will explain the differences between power line, 3 wire and low voltage control. Finally an analysis of LED drivers will enable the participant to identify the differences between constant current and constant voltage drivers and which applications require which type of driver to ensure safe operation and expected performance.
This program is registered with AIA/CES with participants earning 1 HSW contact hour.
Manny Feris, LEED® AP - Lutron OEM Team
With nearly 25 years in the lighting industry Manny Feris, LEED AP, is a member of Lutron’s OEM team and Instructor of NJIT’s School of Architecture “Lighting in Architecture” course the for the past 14 years. Past President and member of the Board of Directors for the New York Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society he participates as a Chairman Judge for the IES/NYC Section lights awards program. A frequent speaker, Manny has presented courses at the Illuminating Engineering Society, NYU, FIT, Parsons and NY School of Design.
Date - 04/27/2015
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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