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Managing Condensation – Water Intrusion & Energy in the Real World

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Date(s) - 10/10/2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Desert Pines Golf Club



Window-opening air and water leakage has been a difficult problem for the construction industry. This discussion evaluates building failures, conventional construction approaches, and new developments in waterproofing techniques to show a path forward for designers seeking higher-performing wall assemblies. The presentation concludes with illustrations of how quick change test chambers can be used to conduct pre-construction design verification testing. This allows full scale mock ups to be tested, refined and then re-tested until sustainable performance is achieved.

Presentation is AIA approved and gives 1 CEU.

Educational objectives to be covered in the presentation:
  • Explain why job site conditions should drive construction 
    product development.
  • Describe how and why common window installations fail to perform
    in real weather conditions.
  • Explain new window weatherproofing techniques using liquid 
    flashing membranes.
  • Demonstrate new test methods for determining the performance of weatherproofing details before they are installed on a building.

Our Guest Speaker

Pat Downey, Building Envelope Technical Specialist, PROSOCO Inc.

Professional:  During 25 years in construction, Pat Downey has specialized in window and door manufacturing and installation. A recognized expert, Pat has worked on window/door installations from single-family homes to mid and high-rise commercial buildings, both retro-fit and new construction. As a PROSOCO Building Envelope Specialist, Pat currently consults on projects that must stand up to all weather conditions from British Columbia to Southern California.  Pat is active in many trade associations: AAMA, WGA, BEC, LBC, RCI and Passive House NW.

Personal: Pat has been married for 19 years and has a 14 year old son. He is a member of the National Ski Patrol and a Safety Patroller at Crystal Mountain, WA.  He is the soccer coach for his son’s team. Pat also  enjoys hiking, camping, river rafting and just being outdoors.

Desert Pines Golf Club 
3415 E Bonanza Rd. 
Las Vegas, NV

5:30 – 6:00 pm – Networking
6:00 – 6:30 pm – Dinner 
6:30 – 7:15 pm – Presentation
7:15 – 7:30 pm – Questions and Answers


Bookings are closed for this event.