January 2021 Chapter Meeting

January 27, 2021
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
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Zoom Meeting


High Performance Precast Enclosure Systems (AIA 1.0 HSW/LU; 1.0 PDH; 0.1 CEU)

Zoom presentation and lunch!  Lunch will be provided via a $25 Door Dash certificate.

A structure’s envelope has considerable impact on its overall performance, as highlighted by recent code changes. The envelope not only serves as a barrier between the outside environment and conditioned space, but also as a part of the aesthetic expression for the structure. It must also serve as a protective shield against environmental forces. High-performance building envelopes can help reduce the overall energy consumption of a structure throughout the structure’s life, and maintain and protect its interior environment and occupants.

This presentation addresses what high performance building envelopes are, as well as key elements to their performance. It will discuss how to use precast concrete wall systems to meet the latest code requirements such as continuous insulation and air barriers, and include topics such as moisture management, thermal mass effect and how to calculate effective R-values, integration with other building systems, and more. This session will also touch on the idea of resilience. A structure must be able to resist environmental forces, such as high winds and earthquakes in order to protect life and fulfill its intended purpose. Case studies are used to highlight information presented.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us Wednesday, January 27 from 11:45 to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom.  Presentation will be between 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm but join early for some Zoom networking time.

Learning Objectives:

- Attendees will be able to identify the three basic types of precast concrete envelope systems and how each can be utilized to achieve optimum building performance, as well as benefit the health, wellbeing and comfort of occupants.

- Describe new envelope code requirements and how they can be applied to best provide healthy, high-performing interior spaces for tenants and the public.

- Attendees will be able to explain the thermal mass effect and understand how to use it to create more energy efficient buildings that emphasize good indoor environmental quality with minimal environmental impact.

- Describe and discuss heat, air and moisture management methodologies that are vital to combatting “sick building syndrome” and providing healthy buildings that support the comfort and wellbeing of those inside.

Presenter and Bio

Jim Schneider with PCI Mountain States:

Jim Schneider, LEED AP, is Executive Director of PCI Mountain States. With a background in communications, marketing and sustainability, Schneider has worked in the design and construction industry for 15 years. He is the former editor of magazines such as Eco-Structure and Ascent, and previously managed industry communications for PCI. 


PCI Mountain States:

PCI Mountain States is a chapter of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute that includes Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. PCIMS is dedicated to providing high quality education and information regarding the value and benefits of precast, prestressed concrete to members of the design and construction community. Visit www.pcims.org.

Please register no later than Monday, January 25th.

Contact:  Contact us at registration@pikespeakcsi.org if you have any questions.

Cost: There is no cost to chapter members. Members are encouraged to send someone in their place if they cannot attend. $20.00 for nonmembers.

* An email will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the meeting with the Zoom meeting invite.  In additon to the Zoom meeting email you will receive another email with your $25 Door Dash certificate.

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$0.00 Member Ticket

$20.00 Non-Member Ticket

$0.00 First-Time Guest