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To educate and provide practical advice on the unique concerns of owners and lenders in all aspects of the construction process.

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Division 12 holds a conference call for all members on the second Wednesday every month at 12:00 pm EST. An agenda will be circulated before the call by e-mail to all Division 12 members on the Division Listserv. Please use the following conference call-in number and passcode for the call:

Dial In: 866-646-6488 / Passcode: 613-577-4053

Hot Topic Presentation

On November 9, 2016, at 12 p.m. EST, Kenneth Lies, AIA will present the following:

A Perspective on Building-Enclosure Consulting and Peer Review

Engaging a qualified design professional to perform building enclosure consulting and peer review services for a construction project has become more and more common. The demand for these professional services is often driven by building owners, architects and/ or contractors that recognize the inherent risks of design and construction and the potential negative impacts (financial, scheduling, legal, etc…) that defects all too often have on a project. The presentation is from the perspective of a licensed architect whose firm provides building enclosure peer reviews, consultation and quality assurance testing services.

Kenneth Lies, AIA has been engaged in the investigation, evaluation, and rehabilitation of projects throughout the country. He provides expertise in building-enclosure consulting, architectural technology, water-leakage diagnostics, material and systems evaluations, construction-contract-document preparation and review. Ken has extensive experience with building-enclosure assemblies including window and curtain walls, waterproofing membranes, roofing, and various cladding systems. His professional associations include the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Association of Licensed Architects (ALA), Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Building Enclosure Council (BEC), Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC), and ASTM International.

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Claramargaret Groover (Chair)

Cathy Lilford Altman (Immediate Past Chair)


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Anatoly M. Darov

Suzanne Harness

Sanjay Kurian

Suzanne McSorley

Erik P. Raines

Kristen Sherwin

Richard Wittbrodt


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