Designed, Sealed, Delivered

Continuing Education Credits

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The building envelope is a union of design and function, showcasing unique architectural features, while providing protection from and offering a visual connection to the outdoor environment. Although the functionality of an envelope is essential to the performance of a building, it is sometimes taken for granted as a guaranteed element of design. Even as facade technologies continue to advance, building owners and occupants should not assume the envelope is performing as intended.

How can we know if an envelope is underperforming? A lesser-known area of commissioning, envelope commissioning, is poised to gain traction with its recent inclusion in LEED v4 (Enhanced Commissioning, Option 2). And, there is much more to gain than two LEED credits; there are real cost benefits on the line. Join us in exploring New York City case studies with complex façades and how the envelope commissioning process exposes their true performance.

6:00 - 6:30pm  Registration and Reception
6:30 - 8:00pm  Presentations and Discussion

Matt Copeland, P.E.
Building Enclosure Engineer, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

In his role at Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Matt is an engineer and project manager specializing in the design, investigation, and rehabilitation of building enclosures for both historic and contemporary structures. His work includes all envelope components, including roofing, waterproofing, masonry, curtain walls, skylights, and windows.

Justin Whiteford
Associate Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Justin is an Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox with 7 years of experience working on a variety of program typologies in many parts of the world. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Polytechnic and State University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and since then has put his skill set to use developing facades and building KPF’s BIM capabilities as a model manager. He is currently working on the Hudson Yards project in New York City.


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