Building Innovation 2014 Conference & Expo Program: BETEC Symposium

Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council Symposium:
Design, Efficiency and Recycling for the Building Enclosure Life Cycle

Earn 6.5 Learning Units/Health, Safety, Welfare

Sponsored by TREMCOThursday, January 9, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Gain insight into the latest technologies for improving performance of the building envelope at the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) Symposium: Design, Efficiency and Recycling for the Building Enclosure Life Cycle.

At the BETEC Symposium, experts in the building envelope design arena will present best practices in insulation, daylighting, waste management, energy and other building systems, and describe how a high-performance enclosure can impact a building’s overall performance. Speakers will explore a broad range of topics, including: continuous insulation; retrofitting condominiums; recycling and waste management; passive and active systems and their impact on the return on investment (ROI); thermal bridging; daylighting and reflectivity issues; glass energy and comfort; and benefits to the future building owner.

The morning session will begin with an overview of buildings, a history and a future vision of building envelope design. Later presentations explore the building life cycle, from design and construction through to the disposal of on-site materials.

For example, the session on design considerations will focus on how to accurately account for thermal bridging in design of building envelope assemblies and evaluate impacts on whole building energy performance using differing wall assemblies and select building configurations/types.

The presentation on the results of ASHRAE research will address the gap between predicted and actual performance, as well as future code iterations and sustainable design programs positioned to close/reduce this gap.

The speaker on disposal will highlight common methods used by recyclers to recover materials from construction debris, and how a builder’s actions can increase the recycling of materials from the waste stream, in addition to potentially reducing the overall cost of disposal.

  • Chris Mathis, MC Squared
  • Len Anastasi, EXO-TEC Companies
  • Rob Aird, Robert Aird, Inc.
  • Tom Ramsey, Geosyntec Consultants (Global Waste Management Solutions)
  • Bill Thumm, Hensel Phelps
  • Dave Andre, Morrison Hershfield
  • Vicente Montes-Amoros, MSc., Façade Engineer
  • Jim Larson, Cardinal Glass
  • Dirk Meyer, General Services Administration
  • Continuous insulation
  • Retrofitting condos
  • Recycling and waste management
  • Passive and active systems and their impact on the return on investment (ROI)
  • Thermal bridging
  • Day lighting and reflectivity issues
  • Glass energy and comfort
  • Benefits for the future building owner
Symposium Schedule

The presentations below are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. PDF

8:30 am – 10:15 am

Introduction and Overview of Buildings, History, Future Vision
Chris Mathis
, MC Squared

Continuous Insulation ASHRAE Study
Len Anastasi
, EXO-TEC Companies

Case Study: Retrofit Condos
Rob Aird
, Robert Baird, Inc.

10:15 am – 10:30 am


10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Landfill – Recycling – Waste Management
Tom Ramsey
, Geosyntec Consultants (Global Waste Management Solutions)

Passive and Active Systems and Their Impact on the ROI
Bill Thumm
, Hensel Phelps

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

2D / 3D Modeling – Thermal Bridging
Dave Andre
, Morrison Hershfield

Daylighting – Reflectivity Issues - Process & Case Study
Vicente Montes-Amoros
, M.Sc., Façade Engineer

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm


3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Glass Energy and Comfort
Jim Larson
, Cardinal Glass

How High-Performance Enclosures Affect Overall Performance
(As the future building owner, why we do this and the benefit of all this information)
Dirk Meyer, General Services Administration

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Chris Mathis
, MC Squared

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