From Texas to Seattle: Focusing on Material Durability - Joint Meeting with SeaBEC
Focus on durability to avoid material failures 2020!
Start the New Year off right in this joint PSC CSI-SeaBEC (Seattle Building Enclosure Council) meeting, where we’re bringing in nationally recognized expert David H. Nicastro, P.E., F. ASTM, of Building Diagnostics, Inc. from Austin, Texas.
Mr. Nicastro will discuss durability of Water-Resistive Barriers as a Factor of Litigation, including factors that affect initial performance and durability over time of air barriers, and why certain industry standard testing methods are the least predictive of durability.
Mr. Nicastro is a professional engineer specializing in durability and failure causation theory and is the founder of Building Diagnostics and Engineering Diagnostics (an Inc. 500 firm). He’s also a founder of The Durability Lab, a testing center housed at the University of Texas at Austin, and is the past chairman on the ASTM Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants. He has published over 50 articles and books on durability and failure of building materials.
Date: 01/16/20Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Location: OAC Services, 2200 1st Ave S #200, Seattle WA 98134