Track 4: This New World: Preservation technology and emerging issues within our historic buildings and built landscapes

CS4.3 Emerging Issues in Building Science

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: BNCC-106BC
CE: 1.5

Energy performance assessment pervades all aspects of our lives from appliances, to automobiles, to buildings. In new building design, energy performance is becoming a design parameter on a par with traditional design issues. Inevitably, questions of energy performance and its collateral issues have entered into the historic preservation discussion; yet, analytic tools that have been developed to evaluate and predict energy performance in new construction have not proven to be as helpful when used to assess and predict energy performance in existing historic buildings constructed using archaic materials and systems. Papers in this session will:
1. discuss whether our initial, or baseline, assumptions are flawed;
2. compare pre-construction predictive analyses with real-time, post-construction monitoring results;
3. examine re-calibrating strategies to customize existing tools and improve energy performance projections;
4. discuss the application of modelling in preparing a design solution for persistent failures to control humidity in an iconic 20th-century museum.

This course qualifies for HSW credit with AIA and RCEP.

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William Rose, University degree, professional architecture registration

Senior Research Architect
University of Illinois

William Rose is Senior Research Architect at the Applied Research Institute, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research has been on hygrothermal performance of buildings, and he is a consultant to historic buildings and museums. His 2005 book Water in Buildings was awarded the APT Lee Nelson award in 2009. He was responsible for the Building Envelopes section of the upcoming ASHRAE Guideline Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings.


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Julie Arnold

Senior Associate
Lord Aeck Sargent Architecture

Julie Arnold is a Senior Associate in the Historic Preservation Practice Area with Lord Aeck Sargent. Julie earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology and is an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects.

Her preservation career spans 18 years and includes work on a wide range of building types, including governmental buildings, churches, house museums and large masonry fortifications. She is particularly interested in projects where the synergy between sustainable design and preservation can be realized.


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Michael Gutland

Ph.D Student
Carleton University

Michael is a Ph.D student in Civil Engineering at Carleton University as part of the NSERC CREATE Heritage Engineering Program. He completed his undergrad in Carleton’s Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering. His area of study includes energy and hygrothermal analysis of existing buildings. He has worked on diverse set of projects such as the Parliament Building Rehabilitation, Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site, heritage recording of temples in Nepal and seismic assessments of buildings. Michael was the team leader for Carleton's winning team in last year's APT Preservation Engineering Student Competition and received the award for Most Promising Preservationist.


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Richard JP. Renaud, AIA

Senior Associate
Quinn Evans Architects

Richard Renaud, AIA, is a Senior Project Manager in the Ann Arbor office of Quinn Evans Architects. With over twenty years managing historic preservation projects, Richard is a capable and experienced project manager who also provides oversight for complex and highly technical projects. He is an invaluable technical resource and provides expertise in building technology and science with an emphasis on envelope analysis and building code requirements. Richard leads our building science team at QEA and is frequently engaged to complete forensic analysis on existing buildings. Today he continues to solve complex problems for QEA, using new technologies innovatively restoring historical buildings to their previous glory.


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Brian Rose, P.E.

Senior Engineer
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Brian Rose is a senior member of the Building Technology group at SGH and is experienced with new design enclosure consulting, rehabilitation, and investigation projects for a variety of owners, architects, and general contractors. He received his Bachelors and Masters of Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. Brian has performed field investigations, infrared (IR) thermography surveys, air/water performance testing, and thermal and condensation analysis on numerous buildings throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Brian has investigated and consulted on the rehabilitation of several historic and noteworthy enclosures, including multiple museums along the National Mall, historically significant government offices, collegiate laboratories, and newly constructed commercial buildings.


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