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Architectural Sheet Metal: Lessons Learned from a 3rd Generation Tradesman

BEC
September 10, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Posted by Jeff Diqui

AIA CREDIT: Yes

ABSTRACT:

Prior to becoming a building enclosure consultant, the author spent 17 years working as an architectural sheet metal worker in Louisville, Kentucky. During this time, significant detailed information was derived from other industry professionals, time at the bench, as well as significant field experience with snips and soldering irons in hand. This experience coupled with the last 14 years as a building enclosure consultant have given the author unique and well-rounded architectural sheet metal experience. While many in the industry proclaim elevated levels of sheet metal expertise, it is apparent during design peer review of sheet metal assemblies and numerous sheet metal installations the skills needed for proper sheet metal design and installation are lacking. The purpose of this paper is to share the author’s experience and pass on both time-tested design nuances and installation techniques that will enlighten the intermediate and advanced consultant.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand flashing engagement, dimensions, and joinery.
  • Summarize underutilized fabrication techniques needed to accomplish modern problems.
  • Learn to select and properly utilize various metals based on building typology and expected service life.
  • Examine details utilizing proper metal profiles and assemblies

PRESENTER BIO: 

Russell Raymond is a Senior Building Science Consultant with Morrison Hershfield. He has over 30 years experience in the sheet metal and roofing  contracting and building envelope consulting industries.  He started his career in an architectural sheet metal contracting company in Louisville, Kentucky and is a third-generation sheet metal tradesman. Russ began his building enclosure consulting career in 2007 in Houston, Texas. He has designed and specified roofing and sheet metal systems for major petro/chemical clients, museums, sports venues, and hospital systems, as well as a number of historic restoration projects. He has also assessed and inspected installations on numerous projects along the Gulf Coast, throughout the United States, as well as several international projects.  Mr. Raymond has also performed numerous investigations pertaining to sheet metal, roofing and waterproofing, as well as cladding and glazing-related failures.

He is a Registered Building Envelope Consultant, Registered Roof Observer, Certified EIFS Inspector, a Certified Tile Roofing Installer, Certified Level 1 Infrared Thermographer, and a Construction Documents Technologist. In addition, Russ was the 2014 winner of the RCI Volunteer of the Year Award.

VIRTUAL MEETING REGISTRATION & LOGIN INFORMATION:

For BEC Chicago members, an invite with REGISTRATION LINK will be sent out approximately 7 to 10 days in advance of event. After registration, a confirmation email with LOGIN INFORMATION with be sent for the virtual meeting that will be hosted through ZOOM. For non-BEC Chicago members interested in attending, you may contact Jeff Diqui at jdiqui@imiweb.org to request an invite. The invitation will include a REGISTRATION LINK.