April Dinner Meeting - Effective Performance of Steel Framed Exterior Walls

When:  Apr 4, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PT)
Associated with  Redwood Empire
Steel-framed building exteriors offer great advantages in strength and durability but present challenges in thermal efficiency.  Additional analysis, materials, and labor are often needed to offset these challenges.  Where these challenges are not fully addressed in conventional cold-formed steel framing, thermal performance suffers and other moisture problems often emerge. The dynamics of condensation and thermal bridging are often to blame.

The positive impacts of dual flanged cold formed steel studs on exterior wall thermal performance will be examined. Further advantages in structural and acoustical performance will also be explored.  This innovative technology mitigates many of the challenges presented by conventional cold formed steel framing and improves the overall assembly performance.

Time:        5:30-6:30pm Networking
                 6:30pm Announcements/Introductions
                 6:45pm Dinner Service
                 7:00-7:15pm Tech Talk "Got Sun, Go Solar! Insights into Solar Analysis" presented by Chris Hiller of REC Solar
                 7:15-8:30 Program and Q&A

Cost:         $35.00, After 12 noon on 4/2/19: $40
Register here

Patrick Lucas
R-Stud, LLC

Dennis Edmondson PE, PhD

Patrick Lucas brings more than 25 years’ experience in the construction industry. Lucas specializes in all the aspects of real estate development, including land acquisition, land use approvals, financing, arranging civil and structural engineering, architectural, envelope consultants, construction contracts, construction management, tenant improvements, and marketing of the projects.

Joining Patrick will be Dennis Edmondson PE, PhD, who will be on hand to answer any technical engineering questions. Dr. Edmondson has dual PhDs in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Washington Schools of Engineering. He has been an intricate individual on projects such as US military bombers, ships, subs, the Space Shuttle, as well as components for pre-engineered buildings. He is the inventor of R-stud and is well versed in all aspects related to engineering.

If paying via cash or check at the door, please contact
Melissa Hatcher admin@recsi.org to reserve your seat.


Melissa Hatcher