MN BEC Meeting: April 20, 2018

2018 Annual Meeting

Location:

Kraus-Anderson Corporate Offices
Meeting Room: KAU Training Facility (1st Floor)
501 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404

RSVP

Please RSVP today as space is limited to the first 75 attendees. Please include the first page of this
invite with your name and meal selection and email it to:
RSVP Contact: H. Peter Golter
Email: hpgolter@mmm.com

Invitation Link: April 20, 2018 Annual Meeting Invite

Parking:

Very limited complementary guest parking will be available on a first come basis (entrance off
8th Street). Additional parking is available at the Centre Village Public Ramp at 700 5th Avenue South.

Agenda:

11:00 to 12:00 Board Meeting with Election of Officers.
12:00 to 12:30 Panera Box Luncheon and Social, water, soda and coffee will be provided.
12:30 to 1:30 Key Note Presentation by Laura Bashaw – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.
1:30 to 2:00 Networking Session.

ABSTRACT FOR AIR BARRIER RESEARCH

Laura Bashaw will present on SGH’s experience to-date with fluid applied air barrier membranes. This
presentation will focus on SGH’s self-funded research. Fluid applied air-barrier/water-resistive barrier
membranes for use in exterior wall systems are relatively new products and are increasingly being
specified by designers. Because these products are relatively new, their long-term performance is not well
established. SGH has also observed failure of the membrane in the field during construction. She will
discuss the status of industry standards, results of internal testing, and identification of important
performance characteristics.
BIO:

Laura Bashaw joined Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) in 2008 as part of the Building Technology
group. She is experienced in building envelope investigations, construction litigation support, building
envelope repair designs, and subsequent construction administration. She has been involved in
investigations and design of repairs for low slope roofing, windows, curtain walls, EIFS cladding, brick
veneer, mass masonry walls, steep slope roofing, and plaza waterproofing.