September Meeting – Fenestration U-Factors and Code Compliance presentation

The requirement for LEED and zero energy buildings places an increasing importance on the U-Factor (thermal transmittance) of window systems. The combination of evolving code and building requirements mixed with the myriad of manufacturer performance data often results in a misinterpretation of window assembly U-Factor performance.

The Understanding U-Factor presentation provides an understanding of window assembly U-Factor, explains how different components of a windows assembly affect U-Factor, reviews different certification and testing methods for U-Factor, and provides guidance for developing accurate U-Factor specification language.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify five attributes affecting window U-Factor.
2. Employ at least three design options to improve window U-Factor.
3. Differentiate between NFRC and AAMA testing and certification processes.
4. Draft non-defective specification requirements for U-Factor.
5. Recognize other important energy related window design factors and the importance of a balanced design.

Eric Ulrich, Tubelite

Eric Ulrich is currently a client development manager for Tubelite, Inc. serving the architectural aluminum industry in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. He assists glazing contractors and architectural teams with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems building designs. Eric draws from over 30 years of sales and industry experience including sales, management and technical consulting positions with Kawneer, Guardian Glass, Erie Architectural Products, Arch Aluminum and Glass, Trulite Aluminum and Glass Solutions, Old Castle Building Envelope and Almond Glass Works. He has been instrumental in the design and installation of many area buildings including the Kimmel Performing Arts Center, the Liberty Bell Pavilion, PHL Airport D-E connector and numerous corporate office buildings and facilities at Temple University. He graduated with an MBA from James Madison University’s College of Business and continues his professional development as a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). Outside of the workday, he volunteers in executive leadership positions with Delanco Camp and retreat center and Sicklerville United Methodist Church.

September Meeting - Fenestration U-Factors and Code Compliance presentation

Date - 09/28/2015
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

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Golf Outing at Makefield Highlands Golf Club

Come join your fellow CSI members, friends and colleagues at our Annual Golf Outing. Registration includes Greens Fee, Cart, Lunch, Dinner, Driving Range, and Prizes (Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Foursome Awards)

Sponsorships are available and include: Sign at Tee Box, Sponsor Board Listing at Dinner & Award Ceremony, Listing in Program Booklet and CSI Index Newsletter.

Questions or need additional Information? Contact Jimmy Trotter (484) 905-1760 or

Golf Outing at Makefield Highlands Golf Club

Date - 10/12/2015
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Makefield Highlands Golf Club

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October Meeting – International Code Council Update

This program will provide a general update on ICC activities and an overview of the current state of code adoption in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The presentation will give historical and legal background, discuss the current legislative environment, overview code adoptions in neighboring states, outline the 2015 PA adoption cycle and its outcome, and forecast possible solutions for moving forward and ways CSI members can become involved in improving the process.

Topics Include – Legislative & Regulatory History, Code Adoption Processes and
Pennsylvania and Regional Code Status.

Learning Objectives:

• Learn about the regulatory process for Pennsylvania code adoption.
• Understand the legal and legislative history around Pennsylvania code adoption.
• Learn about the current status of code adoption in Pennsylvania and surrounding states.
• Discuss possible solutions for updating the Pennsylvania UCC and ways CSI members can get involved.

Bryan J. Soukup, Esq., Government Relations Manager for Federal Initiatives & State Relations at the International Code Council

Bryan J. Soukup, Esq. is the Government Relations Manager for Federal Initiatives & State Relations at the International Code Council. Based out of ICC’s Washington D.C. office, Mr. Soukup directs the organization’s state government relations activities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, D.C. and West Virginia. He is also responsible for federal and state advocacy and policy development on the topic of resilient and sustainable construction and community planning. Prior to joining the ICC, Mr. Soukup worked in law, politics, and government relations. Most recently, he served as Manager of State & Local Government Relations for the American Institute of Architects. He has also worked on statewide political campaigns in Tennessee and has been the chief legislative and regulatory advocate for a variety of national organizations. He holds a BA in Political Science from Vanderbilt University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond, where he graduated cum laude. Mr. Soukup is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.

October Meeting - International Code Council Update

Date - 10/26/2015
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

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Monthly Meeting Cost, Schedule and Parking

Philadelphia Chapter Member with reservation: dinner included with dues.
Non-members: $40.00.
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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