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Save the Date! AIAri Summer Conference and Expo: Going Coastal-Designing Building Envelopes for a Coastal Environment

Thu July 23, 2015 at 9:30 am - 4:00 am

Roger Williams University, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809



Please join AIA Rhode Island for an informative day of discussions about designing building envelopes for a coastal environment. The afternoon will be followed by the AIAri Allied Member Expo, cocktail hour, and lobster dinner taking place in the new RWU Sailing Center.  We look forward to seeing you next Thursday, July 23rd!

Sessions: 9:30am to 3:45pm RWU Architecture School Building

Presentation and BuildingTour of Sailing Center 4:00pm -5:30pm

Allied Member Expo and Cocktail Hour 5:45pm-7:00pm Sailing Center

Lobster Boil 7:00pm Sailing Center

Click {{document:15-0707-aiari-summer-expo-planning-03-pdf.pdf{{ for full schedule.

Register here.

Presenters include:

Chris Benedict

Chris Benedict is an architect in New York City. Her firm, Chris Benedict, R.A. specializes in the design of energy efficient, durable, healthy housing projects that are built for the same price as typical construction. Chris has rehabilitated eighty-one apartment buildings in New York City. Eighteen of these buildings were the first sustainable and energy efficient gut rehabilitation projects in New York City (1997). The project was awarded Environmental Project of the Year by The New York Chapter of The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and Chris was awarded Environmental Professional of the Year in 1999 by AEE International. Chris’ ground breaking strategies for gut rehabilitation in New York City have become the basis for The City of New York’s new guidelines for construction. Four new construction residential buildings with 104 apartments designed by Chris are complete. These new buildings each use 15% of the energy of a typical building of the same size for heat and hot water, and 50% of the electricity but cost the same to build as typical residential buildings.

Len Anastassi

Len Anastasi worked in the construction industry for twenty years in masonry, waterproofing and restoration work. He currently owns EXO-TEC Manufacturing, Inc. which manufactures specialty construction products, EXO-TEC Solutions, Inc.which performs marketing work for various quality and innovative manufacturers of construction products and EXO-TEC Consulting, Inc. which performs consulting services on building enclosure issues for building owners, managers, design professionals and lawyers. In his construction and consulting work, he has performed inspections and / or repairs on over 300 buildings as well as giving expert testimony in trials and reviews on dozens of legal cases. He is a member of ASTM’s E 06 Committee on Building Performance where he has authored both proposed standards as well as proposed changes to existing standards. He is a member of the Boston Society of Architects’ Building Enclosure Council where he has presented on several topics. He has also presented at the Build Boston Exposition ( now known as ABX ), AIA National Convention, CSI National Convention, NIBS Symposiums, ASTM Symposiums and various industry association chapters.. He is a past President of the Air Barrier Association of America and current Director as well as a member of the Construction Specification Institute ( CSI ) and the International Concrete Repair Institute ( ICRI ). His is a current member of the Board of Directors for the Boston Chapter of the CSI. He is also a guest lecturer at the Boston Architectural Center.




Thu July 23, 2015
9:30 am - 4:00 am
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