November Meeting – High Performance Masonry: Meeting Insulation Choices, Options and Requirements for Masonry Buildings

Envelope performance continues to be a topic of importance for the designer looking to find the best methods to balance a building’s energy usage. As systems are analyzed to address the reduction of internal loads, the design of the building envelope should be incorporated as part of the building’s strategy for energy conservation. While there are many components impacting energy conservation in the envelope, it appears that insulation has moved to the center of the conversation. This seminar will focus on the connections between sustainability and high performance masonry walls, specifically looking at ASHRAE 90.1 and today’s insulation requirements for building envelopes. We will discuss how masonry MORE than meets industry standards as well as how thermal mass contributions from masonry help to enhance the whole building performance.

Roy Ingraffia

Roy is Director of Industry Development and Technical Services for the International Masonry Institute (IMI) and an Architectural Conservator with experience in both design and contracting capacities. His professional work has primarily focused on the preservation of historic masonry structures through research of traditional materials and methods and development of contemporary restoration techniques. In addition to his work with IMI, Roy teaches the Masonry Conservation Seminar within the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and serves on the board of the Architectural Specialty Group of AIC and the Association for Preservation Technology-DVC.

November Meeting - High Performance Masonry: Meeting Insulation Choices, Options and Requirements for Masonry Buildings

Date - 11/17/2014
5:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

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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