Kick off the New Year by joining us at the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) 7th Annual Conference in Expo. The event takes place in Washington, DC January 7 – 10.  Click here for more information on the conference and to register.

Gale will be giving three presentations at the conference:

Adding Air Barrier and Thermal Improvements to Existing Facilities – Tuesday, January 8th, 11:15 – 11:45
Brian H. Neely, AIA, CDT, BECxPSM will present “Adding Air Barrier and Thermal Improvements to Existing Facilities.” This presentation will provide an in-depth examination of design considerations, with a focus on addressing ongoing air and moisture infiltration caused by the lack of continuous air barriers and thermal insulation. To learn more, click here.

Improving the Flood Resistance of Buildings – Wednesday, January 9th, 2:30 – 3:15
Peter Spanos, P.E., CFM, LEED® AP of Gale will be joined by Stuart Ulsh of FM Global Insurance to present “Improving the Flood Resistance of Buildings.” This presentation will discuss how to identify areas of facilities vulnerable to flooding, and the options and systems available to protect properties from potentially catastrophic damages to structures, building contents, and impacts on building operations. To learn more, click here.

Photovoltaics and Their Impact on Roofing Assemblies – Wednesday, January 9th, 2:30 – 3:15
Steven J. Bohlen, P.E., RRC, RWC, BECxP will present “Photovoltaics (PV) and Their Impact on Roofing Assemblies.” The presentation will detail how to evaluate an existing roof system prior to the installation of a roof-top PV system, select the appropriate system, design the attachment to the building and roof, design roof repairs or replacement in conjunction with PV installation, maintain the roof and PV arrays, and evaluate the costs associated with each phase. To learn more, click here.

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