New multifamily buildings are being constructed all over the metro area, and most of them follow the same formula: a structural concrete base for the first floor with wood frame construction for floors 2-5. This discussion will focus on the wall systems, both the standard construction and some of the newer systems being used in this construction type, and ask the panelists to discuss challenges, best practices, and innovations for this burgeoning and budget-focused construction type. This is sure to be a sprited discussion, as our moderator won’t shy away from some of the tough questions all of us have been wondering about, such as:Â
- Is this construction type sustainable?
- Should we, as building science enthusiasts and advocates for high-performance buildings, be encouraging the use the standard multifamily construction systems?
- Are quality assurance / quality control best practices being followed during construction
Panelists will include:
- Ron Reigle, AIA â€“ Manager of Quality Control/Senior Architect â€“ Doran Companies.
- Jeff Lazar, PE, CBO â€“ Plans Examiner II â€“ City of Minneapolis â€“ Community Planning and Economic Development.
- Art Bartels, AIA, LEED AP – Principal – ESG Architects
- Steve Mayhew, PE â€“ Senior Associate â€“ Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
- Paul Whitenack, AIA, LEED ap â€“ Manager, Building Science â€“ Kraus-Anderson Construction Company.Â
Session Moderator:Â Peter Golter, PE, FICRI â€“ Business Development Manager, 3M Company
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Kraus Anderson Training CenterÂ
Members – $10.00
Non-Members – $25.00
11:30 to 12:00Â Â Â Arrival and registration
12:00 to 12:30Â Â Â Lunch
12:30 to 1:30Â Â Â Â Presentation â€“ Panel Discussion
1:30 to 2:00Â Â Â Â Â Q&A and Networking