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CSI Building Knowledge, Improving Project Delivery

APRIL MONTHLY MEETING Sustaining GREEN April 11, 2013

Table of Contents President’s Message. . . . . . . 2

Green design and construction has traveled a rocky road since the US Green Building Council (USGBC) introduced the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. In the late 1980s and early 1990s LEED was heralded, as the champion of green design and construction and maligned as the potential downfall of sustainability. At our April luncheon meeting, the first LEED Accredited Professional (AP) in Arizona, and a Past President of our Chapter, Steve Andros will report on the current state of the green building industry, as well as its future. Steve believes that sustainable design concepts should be incorporated into every new building. He states, “Wasteful practices in the design/construct industry cannot continue as they have in recent history. Resources incorporated into buildings should be carefully considered as to their impact upon the planet and the users of the building.” Steven J. Andros, AIA, FCSI, CCS, LEED AP BD+C Steve, Specification Consultant with GrEn A/E Consultants in Williams, Arizona, will also identify the benefits and shortcomings of green design and construction as currently practiced; provide a basic understanding of current and future energy efficiency practices for buildings; explain potential problems with sustainable construction materials provided to the building industry and end with a cursory view of the future demand for sustainable design. Time 11:30 am - Networking / Table Tops 12:00 pm - Lunch, Meeting, Program 1:00 pm - Table Tops Where DoubleTree Suites 320 North 44th Street Phoenix, AZ 85008 Reservations can be made by contacting online at http://tinyurl.com/CSIAprilMeeting

OR Louise Rehse at 602-258-7499 or Louise@TheReferenceLibrary.com Cost Members: Free Non-Members: $25.

AZ Builders Exchange . . . . . 3 Bylaws Update . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 CSI Golf Tournament . . . . 4-5 Sheldon Wolfe . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Code Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Technical Article . . . . . . .10-12 AIA Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Technical Article . . . . . . .15-16 Election of Officers . . . . . . .16 The Reference Library . . 17-19 Key Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

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Don’t forget to sign up for the CSI Phoenix Chapter 19th Annual Golf Tournament. Additional details on pages 4 and 5


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE By: Angela France, CSI, CDT

April is a busy month for CSI Phoenix! We have our Golf Tournament scheduled for April 26, 2013 at the Vistal Golf Club. This is an annual event to help raise funds for the Kenn Lockhardt Scholarship Foundation. There are many ways you can participate; either as a player, sponsor, or player and sponsor! There will be a Ranch Cookout and plenty of Hole prizes. April 6th is the registration deadline. Contact Dave Spice at 480.894.9858 for more information. Chapter elections will also be finalized at our monthly meeting in April. The ballot has been set and if you haven’t voted on-line prior to the monthly meeting, you will have an opportunity to vote then. The new Board will be announced at the end of the meeting. The Phoenix website www.csiphoenix.org will have a new look in April! Pamela Bir and her team at Your Computer Lady are working to implement a new format to include the new CSI logo and tagline; CSI Building Knowledge, Improving Project Delivery. The board reviewed a preliminary design in March. It follows the 4 C’s concept and looks great! I hope to see everyone at the April meeting. We have a great program “Sustaining Green” that will be presented by Stephen J. Andros, AIA/FCSI/CCS/LEED-AP BD+C. Before I end, I would like to congratulate Ron Geren who was recently elected as Vice President to CSI Institute Board.

Congratulations Ron!

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DESIGNERS, BUILDERS WANTED FOR $7M COPPER QUEEN DOUGLAS CLINIC This article was shared by Arizona Builder’s Exchange Copper Queen Community Hospital is doubling its presence in the border community of Douglas with plans to open a new USDA-financed primary care clinic. The hospital has outgrown its current doctors’ clinic, and needs another 10K SF. The medical center is looking for proposals from architects and general contractors for an estimated $6M-$7M project. Click on the link to read the full article http://tinyurl.com/CopperQueenDouglasClinic

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BYLAWS UPDATE By: Mark Yarish, CSI Phoenix Chapter Secretary

In July 2010, Institute President Dennis Hall formed the Membership Classification Update Recommendation Task Team charged with evaluating the issue of combining the three voting member classifications - associate, industry, and professional - into a single member class and submitting a recommendation to the board. After reviewing bylaws of AIA, AGC, CSC, USGBC, as well as several engineers' organizations, the task team submitted its recommendation to the board in September 2010. The recommendation was to: • Combine the three groups of voting members into a single group named Professional Members. • Change the name of intermediate members to Emerging Professional Members. • Make it possible for Emerging Professional members to vote and to hold office at the chapter and region levels. • Create a bylaws review task team to help the Institute Secretary process the large number of chapter and region bylaws. • Change the membership occupation codes to a structure that would better match the "four teams" concept. In 2011, CSI members approved an amendment to CSI’s bylaws implementing the recommendations. As a result, our Chapter bylaw provisions based on the old member classifications are no longer valid and therefore the Phoenix Chapter Board is proposing a change in our bylaws to bring them into compliance with the Institute bylaws. Additionally, several grammatical corrections/clarifications are proposed to make this revised document more CLEAR, CONCISE and CORRECT. In this newsletter, we have published the proposed amended "Bylaws of the Phoenix Chapter of The Construction Specifications Institute" for our members’ review and welcome any input or questions you may have. A formal vote to accept these revised bylaws will be held at the April member meeting. Click on the link to view bylaws. http://tinyurl.com/phxcsibylaws


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CSI PHOENIX CHAPTER ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT (Benefits the CSI Phoenix Chapter & Kenn Lockhardt Scholarship Fund)

DATE: TIME: PLACE:

Friday, April 26, 2013 Registration @ 6:45 AM. Shotgun @ 7:30 AM Vistal Golf Club www.vistalgolfclub.com 701 E. Thunderbird Trail Phoenix, AZ ENTRY FEE: $85.00 Per Player (Includes Green Fees, Cart, Range Balls & Prizes) FORMAT: 4 Player Scramble Format AWARDS: 1st & 2nd PLACE AWARDS Special Hole Prizes – $100.00/EACH RAFFLE PRIZES: Tickets Available at Registration Table – GREAT PRIZES FOOD: “RANCH COOKOUT” Hamburgers & Chicken

REGISTRATION FORM – (ENTRY DEADLINE – APRIL 6TH) NAME: (Team Members): COMPANY: ADDRESS:

PH: CITY:

ZIP:

REGISTRATION:

BRONZE ($100) SILVER ($150) GOLD ($350) PLATINUM ($600) SINGLE ($85/PLAYER)  TEAM

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DAVE SPICE, CSI DAS PRODUCTS, INC. 8620 E OAK ST. MESA, AZ 85207 480-894-9858 or 480-213-4534 (C) Or Fax 480-838-0821

SPONSORSHIP:

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BRONZE: $100 - Includes a hole sign, your Company Name in any advertising and recognition at the luncheon following golf.

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SILVER: $150 – Includes a hole sign, your Company Name in advertising and recognition at the luncheon following golf. BONUS: Round of golf for ONE (1) player at a later date!

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GOLD: $350 – Includes all of the BRONZE items PLUS two (2) rounds at no charge in the tournament. BONUS: Round of golf for TWO (2) players at a

later date! 4.

PLATINUM: $600 – Includes all of the BRONZE items PLUS four (4) rounds of golf at no charge in the tournament. BONUS: Round of golf for FOUR (4) players at a later date!

Please review and complete the registration form noting whether you are a Sponsor or Player. Contact Dave Spice or Kelli Steward at 480-894-9858 for any assistance. Dave can

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SHELDON WOLFE Because We Can Isn't it interesting, that amidst all the hoopla about "sustainable" design, there has been little reduction in the stream of new, improved, state-of-the-art, can't-live-without-them products that increase energy demand? Most of these supposedly life-changing inventions offer needless conveniences, and most of them require electricity to operate. They appear to have been created for no better reason that someone could do it. Some of you may recall the introduction of digital watches and clocks in the '70s. As happens with all things electronic, the first ones were extremely expensive, but within a few years the price dropped - and dropped and dropped; there was no bottom. Suddenly, everything you bought had a digital clock in it. After hundreds of years of surviving with a single watch, or no watch at all, we suddenly couldn't survive without clocks everywhere! Rulers had clocks, pencils and pens had clocks, key fobs had clocks, and countless things with no apparent purpose other than to sit on a desk had clocks. I saw a tape measure with a clock in it. I'm pretty sure no consumer research drove this frenzy; clocks were added to everything simply because it could be done. Despite the concern about energy consumption, the "because we can" attitude continues today… The most recent because-we-can product to catch my attention is the Kohler Numi toilet. It was introduced a couple of years ago, but because I don't follow plumbing fixture news, I saw it just this week. Before you get too excited, it was introduced at about $6,500, but you can get one now at Home Depot for only $4,989.98! Here's this marvelous master of micturition in action:

Here's why you simply must have one of these. • It has a motion-activated lid and seat, with automatic opening and closing. Obviously designed by men, it doesn't realize that the seat must always be down. How does it know if the user will be standing or sitting? Perhaps, in an effort to avoid gender bias, all users are expected to be properly seated. • The integral bidet has "advanced functionality", with adjustable spray patterns, pressure, and water temperature, and an option for the spray to pulsate, oscillate, or do both. • And of course, it has a warm air dryer. My limited experience with these is much the same as with hand dryers; you wait twenty minutes to achieve some state of dryness, or you finally give up and use something else to dry off. • It has a "powerful deodorizing charcoal filter" to replace the common candle, and the seat is heated, thereby lengthening the average stay. To further enhance your comfort and allow you to linger even longer, it has a heater that warms the floor and your feet. • To make sure you don't use the wrong plumbing fixture, it has illuminated side panels, which provide a "soft, inviting glow." Once you have found it, and it has welcomed you with open lid, you'll find a light inside the bowl. Overall, the lighting provides an experience a bit like landing an airplane. • Finally, so you can really settle in and let your cares be flushed away, it has integral speakers to play your favorite relaxing - or exciting - music from its own pre-programmed audio system, FM radio, or MP3 player via the remote docking station.


To control all these features, it uses a touch screen remote control that will make your OnStar jealous. Looking like something from Star Trek, with its indecipherable icons, it helps you adjust the myriad settings in the comfort of your bathroom, or your living room. I didn’t see it in the ads, but I'm sure a 300 level seminar is included so your legs don't fall asleep while you're figuring out how to make it work. Below are pictures of the basic remote, the music control panel (just kidding), and, back to the earlier comment about digital clocks, a timepiece to help you stay on schedule.

The real fun of the remote is that you can take it out of the bathroom, as the Numi has a few buttons near the seat to control the basic functions. If you keep it in another room, you can use it to play the most hilarious pranks on unsuspecting guests. If you're like most people, you hate it when someone else drives your car and you get it back with the seat too far forward, the seat back at the wrong angle, and the mirrors adjusted for tracking satellites. No problem here; the remote allows you to program settings for six users! Now, you might think this piece of basic equipment would reside in its normal place, i.e., the bathroom. If so, you aren't keeping up with the Kohlers, who have something entirely different in mind. Their gallery of possibilities suggests the Numi should be in a more public area, preferably one without a sink. And why not? With an adjustable sprayer and warm air dryer, who needs one?

My own approach to this most essential of home conveniences is a bit simpler. Ignoring political correctness in favor of honesty, I refer these rooms as libraries. Below are pictures of the main library, and the remote library near the master bedroom.

What's your favorite energy-eating convenience that removes the necessity of performing even the simplest of tasks? Š 2013, Sheldon Wolfe, RA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, CSC Follow me at http://swconstructivethoughts.blogspot.com/, http://swspecificthoughts.blogspot.com/, http://twitter.com/swolfearch


CODE CORNER Openings—Part 2 By: Ronald L. Geren, AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, SCIP

In Part 1, the importance of protecting openings was addressed with a focus on interior windows and doors. But opening protection is not limited to interior construction; openings in exterior walls are also subject to protection. Openings in Exterior Walls Protection requirements for openings located in exterior walls are determined in a manner completely different than that for interior openings. One of the most notable differences is that just because an exterior wall is required to be of fire-resistive construction does not mean that openings in that same wall are required to be protected. Click on the link to read the full article: http://tinyurl.com/codecorneropenings2



TECHNICAL ARTICLE What does the new ANSI A118.15 Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar mean for specifying tile and stone in section 093000 Tiling? By: Dale Roberts, CSI, CCPR, CTC, Leed Green Associate

For years we have had many product standards for adhering tile and stone with cement based adhesives. The main two are ANSI A118.1 Standard Dry-Set Cement Mortar and ANSI A118.4 Modified Dry-set Cement Mortar. The Tile Council of North America (TCNA) recently approved major changes to the ANSI standards for thin-set mortars used for the installation of ceramic and natural stone tile. ANSI A118.1 and A118.4 have been revised with new test methods. To identify higher performing polymer modified thin-set mortars, which traditionally were included in ANSI A118.4, a new standard has been created: Improved performance modified dry set mortar A118.15. For those of you who are following the ANSI standards, you may have noticed that they skipped ANSI With and Impervious tile with few pores to A118.14. It was thought there might be confusion between ANSI mechanically bond to the use of A118.15 with A118.4 and ANSI A118.14, so ANSI 118.14 was skipped so a high Polymer content is important. The smooth there would be no confusion with the standards. Besides legs or fingers are the polymers adhering to updating the current test methods and requirements, additional the impervious tile. mortar attributes have been defined and added to assist selection. It will now be easy to identify thin-set mortars with non-sag, rapid setting or extended working time properties. This article discusses the three cement standards as these are the most commonly used in specifying mortars. ANSI A118.1 standard mortar is the original mortar for installing tile without having to soak the tile or stone first. This mortar is basically sand, cement, and water retentive agents and was excellent for the tile manufactured in the 70’s and 80’s. As we advanced in tile production with denser, higher quality porcelain tile, better and stronger adhesives were needed. ANSI 118.4 was developed. Most specifications list ANSI A118.4 under mortars for tile installation. This category has expanded to include a large number of products in varying degrees of performance and price. Most tile contractors realize the need for higher quality products to install tile and stone. The conscientious tile contractors are frustrated when they are bidding jobs that list ANSI A118.4 and realize the project is going to take a very specialized mortar to adhere the tile to that particular substrate. When bidding they know if they pick the correct product they will be the high bidder. And the contractor with the low bid picking the cheapest ANSI A118.4 will be awarded the bid and either offer a change order or install it with the incorrect product and risk poor results because that was what was in the specs. That has been changed with the addition of the improved performance A118.15 standard. ANSI A118.15 is an improved modified dry-set cement mortar. All mortar manufacturers test for shear bond strengths. For instance the 28 day shear bond to impervious tile requirement for a standard A118.4 thin-set mortar is 200 psi. This is the minimum psi shear bond rating for ANSI A118.4. The test is performed by adhering two porcelain tiles together offset by ¼”, letting that cure 28 days and


then putting it on a press that is being monitored and recorded by a computer as the press breaks the tile apart (see picture below). They do several of these tests and get an average rating for the mortar per the ANSI standardized testing method. Now the ANSI A118.15 will divide the category into 2 - ANSI A118.15 over 400 psi and ANSI A118.4 200 to 400 psi. All interesting information but what does that mean for me the spec writer? Well, I will give you some of my rules of thumb. When you get 10 of us experts in the room, you will usually get 12 or 13 opinions, so yes there are generalities not meant for every situation. Check with your preferred tile and stone installation expert for your specific installation / structure. Recommended areas and uses for ANSI A118.15 Improved Dry-Set Mortar • Vertical installations • Ceilings • Existing ceramic tile (scarified) • Impervious, Porcelain tile • Large Format tile (anything with one edge greater than 15”) Recommended areas and uses for A118.4 Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar • Slab on Grade broomed finish • Vitreous, Semi vitreous, ceramic, quarry • Natural stone with a raw or natural backing (no epoxy or resin backing) ANSI A118.1 • For the pennies of cost difference per SF I would only recommend using this mortar if you need the substrate to be as vapor permeable as possible. This does not mean that ANSI A118.4 and ANSI 118.15 qualify as a vapor barrier. There are also going to be specialty mortars for very specific applications. •

Glass tile mortar for installing one of the most challenging products manufactured today – glass tile. Glass tile is manufactured using different processes and incorporating different features including foils, paints, metal coatings and string mesh backing. These differences may vary the actual bond strengths of glass tile and premium thin-set mortar to your specific glass tile. Always refer to the glass tile manufacturer’s installation instructions. • If you are doing a tenant improvement you need to specify a rapid setting mortar that will allow grouting in as little as 3 hours and traffic in 4 hours. • Medium Bed Mortars (thixotropic) for large format tile and stone


Shear Bond test is to adhere two porcelain tiles together offset by ¼”, let that cure 28 days and then put it on a press that is being monitored and recorded by a computer as the press breaks the tile apart.

The new ANSI standards also have additional attributes which are identified with a letter suffix • Extended Open time (E) • Rapid Setting –Fast Setting (F) • Non-Sag Characteristics (T) for Thixotropic Contractors and specification writers have asked for better definitions for thin-set mortars. With these changes to the ANSI standards it will be easier for them to identify the correct product for the project at hand. It will level the playing field for the contractors who are bidding the project and give you a higher level of mortars for those challenging products (tile, stone, metal and glass), installations and substrates.

Dale Roberts, CSI, CDT, CCPR, CTC, LEED Green Associate - an architectural consultant for Custom Building Products. Email: Dalero@cbpmail.net Phone: 951-255-0243.

PUBLICATION DEADLINE Publication deadline for the May 2013 issue of the Phoenix Chapter Newsletter is April 15, 2013. Articles and items of interest should be submitted to Laurie Pretzman at Laurie@YourComputerLady.com We welcome member articles, ideas and suggestions. Original articles are great! But if you are not a writer, we will reprint articles from your company, your industry organizations or your trade magazines. It’s a win/win for everyone. Educate your prospects and clients!


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AIA ARIZONA APRIL CALENDAR April 3rd—Member Communications Meeting April 4th—Phoenix Metro Affiliates Meeting April 8th—AIA SAC Chapter Meeting/Lecture April 11th—Phoenix Metro Board of Directors April 12th—+2030 Professional Series and Scottsdale Section April 16th—AIA SAC Board of Directors Meeting April 18th—VDC Committee—AIA Phoenix Metro April 19th—COTE

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TECHNICAL ARTICLE Modern Structures with Ancient Heritages in the Desert Southwest By Barbara Faulwetter, RA, CCS, LEED AP

There are at least two building material systems which are indigenous to the Desert Southwest and which are still in use today, even in commercial work. The period of time we’ll look at is up until the end of the Civil War, at which time the products of renewed industrialism were brought to the area by railroad. The systems in question are rammed earth and adobe block. The use of an indigenous building material in a locale owes its popularity to its abundance of raw material, its ease of production, its structural properties, and its ability to effect a comfortable habitable space. Rammed earth is among the oldest of building materials systems, manifesting itself in ancient Egypt, The Great Wall of China (with a stone veneer facing), and at the Hohokam site at Casa Grande here in Arizona. The latter having been in place for over 650 years, it is a testament to the material’s durability. The indigenous Desert Southwest method of assembling an earthen structure oftentimes employed the technique of “puddling” liquid adobe between forms. This is contrasted with the present day technique of mechanically compacting moistened earth, typically stabilized with a small percentage of Portland cement, between braced formwork. Rammed earth met the criteria for popularity by the abundance of its raw materials, its simple assembly, it relatively high compressive strength, and with adequate ventilation, its ability to effect a comfortable habitable space due to its phenomenon of thermal lag. Despite the use of modern techniques in the construction of rammed earth systems, it is predictably more expensive that conventional construction and is even approximately twenty-five percent more expensive than adobe block construction. One way to use rammed earth economically is to use it in a limited fashion so as to make the most use of its thermal properties. A single Trombe wall in a structure used to take advantage of the thermal lag properties of rammed earth would be an example of this usage. Perhaps the foremost example of commercial rammed earth construction in Arizona is the Univision television station in Phoenix, Arizona. To accommodate the structure, a new specification and inspection section was incorporated into city code to coincide with the first commercial rammed earth structure in the city. Designed by Swaback Partners of Scottsdale, Arizona, the project has been honored by the American Institute of Architects as one of the 18 greatest Architectural Achievements in Arizona. The traditional use of earthen blocks can be found in very disparate parts of the world, including the Middle East, North Africa, parts of Europe, and in the Americas. Desert soils with their high sand content combined with the hot and arid climate rapidly dry the blocks curing in their wooden forms. Arabs are attributed with bringing the technique, named by them “al-tob” which became “tob”, to Morocco, where the term became “thobe-e”, and then “atobe” in Spain, which in turn brought it to the American South West, where the term changed to “adobe”. Although commonly understood to be an indigenous building material system of the Desert Southwest, it was indeed Europeans who in the 17th century introduced the technique to the region. In the environs of Tucson, Arizona, Jesuits built mission churches and outlying structures using adobe. The original architecture of the Yuma and Tucson European settlements were built of adobe as well. Once again, adobe blocks met the criteria for popularity by the abundance of their raw materials, their simple assembly, their relatively high compressive strength, and with adequate ventilation, their ability to effect a comfortable habitable space due to thermal lag.


Adobe blocks are made by mixing earth composed of sand, silt, and clay, with enough water to create a stiff mud placed in molds. When removed from their molds the blocks are allowed to bake in the sun over a period of several weeks. They are turned and stacked to allow for even exposure to sun and wind. Note that analogous to concrete, the sand and silt act as aggregate while the clay acts as a binder. Endless variations of successful adobe soil can be found around the world. Sometimes chopped straw is added to the mix to provide tensile strength, to effect a lighter weight block, and to retain moisture in order to slow the drying time and so reduce shrinkage cracks. In order to make them resistant to erosion, present-day U.S manufacturers stabilize adobe blocks with Portland cement or asphalt emulsion. Adobe structures are still commonplace in the American Southwest, although the labor–intensity of their assembly makes them more expensive that the modern conventional methods of steel and concrete block. While the preponderance of adobe construction in the US manifests as residential construction, commercial structures of adobe can be found overseas. The ancient heritage of both rammed earth and adobe block adds new meaning to the expression, “There’s nothing new under the sun!”. Sources: Moore, Suzi & Moore, Terrence; Under the Sun: Desert Style and Architecture; Little, Brown and Company, 1999 Oliver, Paul; Dwellings: The House Across the World; University of Texas Press, 1990 Vint, Bob & Neumann Christina; Southwest Housing Traditions: Design, Material, Performance; 2005

2013-2014 ELECTION OF OFFICERS Spring is here in Phoenix! Summer is around the corner which means it is election time for the Chapter. We just completed voting for the Institute level and are fortunate to have our Chapter well represented at the Institute level. Enclosed is the ballot for the 2013-2014 fiscal year which begins July 1st! The list of candidates represents the diversity of our organization and industry and should provide wonderful leadership for the Chapter. With encouragement, training and further education, hopefully our local board continues to develop and represent Phoenix at the Institute levels in the years to come.

Your voice counts and this is your best opportunity to be heard! Please vote one time only either electronically or at the meeting! Hard copy ballots will be provided at the April meeting with all ballots (electronic and hard copy) tallied and new officers announced at the end of the April meeting. Click on the link to vote now: http://tinyurl.com/csivotenow Nominations are as follows: President: Brian McClure 1st Vice President: Ed Galindo Secretary: Mark Yarish Director 2013—2015 (only 2): Richard Vullo Gary Campbell Tim Garver John Campbell

President Elect: TJ Valdez 2nd Vice President: Bobbi Jo Huskey Treasurer: Teri Hand


April 2013

APRIL 03 ISEC – Bob Bell, 480-240-7718 1 AIA LU

APRIL 10 Halfen, Georges Loheac, 415-264-9666 1 AIA LU with HSW

“Plastic Laminate Casework Industry Standards and Quality Levels”

“Adjustable Anchoring Systems”

This seminar will cover:  Architectural Wood work Institute  Core Materials  Construction Methods  Laminate Products  Edging Treatments  Hardware APRIL 17 ASSA Abloy, Kathie Gittins, 602-402-2766 1 AIA LU with HSW

We will introduce the design criteria for the range of products of adjustable cast-in anchors. We will demonstrate how these products can offer more reliable connections and cost savings over other methods of anchoring. Examples and applications will also be presented. Applications range from curtainwall connections, precast panels, stone veneer, brick veneer and concealed lintels. We will also discuss the conventional alternatives to these systems. APRIL 24 Design Materials, Ed Taube, 602-52508320 1 AIA LU

“The Next Generation of Electronic Access Control Door Opening Solutions” Review history of mechanical, stand-alone, and networked access control products & the common terminology. Understand how technologies convergence is driving the development of new & sophisticated electronic access control door hardware solutions Examine the advantages and disadvantages of intelligent EAC products (IP Enable, Wiegand Output) & their appropriate applications Learn the correct questions to ask & language to use when writing electronic access control products into specifications.

“Criteria to Consider when Selecting Flooring” Selecting flooring for commercial applications can be very overwhelming when you consider the number of choices available, the costs involved, potential liability, aesthetics, etc. Some of the important elements to consider will be discussed in our presentation. The intent of this program is to help you decide what factors are important for you. It is easier to find the best solution if you ask the right questions.

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APRIL 25 Firestone Building Products, Joe Parenza, 480-3691491 1 AIA LU, HSW “Commercial Roofing: Metal Roofing Materials & Systems” All participants will gain the knowledge of the selection criteria to use to get the appropriate metal roofing system for a specific project. Two other learning objectives will also be achieved – the metal roofing options that are available and the metal roofing system options that are available.

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APRIL 2013

April 18 Torzo – Chris Coduto – 503-213-4693 1 AIA LU “Transforming Standard Building Materials into Versatile Interior Finishes” This presentation will focus on manufacturing Sustainable Acrylic Infused Composite Panels (S-AICPs) and how they can be engineered and transformed into durable interior surfaces. We will describe what an S-AICP is and how it’s manufactured; various applications and uses for the product in lieu of traditional building materials; and help you understand how S-AICPs can contribute to LEED certification.

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OFFICERS 2012-2013 President Angie France Sherwin Williams 623-606-1130 Angie.France@Sherwin.com

Treasurer Teri Hand Tnemec/Southwest Coating Consultants 602-418-1268 THand@Tnemec.com

President Elect Brian McClure Stantec 602-320-5323 Brian.McClure@Stantec.com

Director 2012-2014 Jim Daniels Atas International, Inc. 480-558-7210 JDaniels@Atas.com

Jeff Cox HKS, Inc. 602-462-0966 JCox@HKSInc.com

1st Vice President T.J. Valdez The Twenty-One Tech Co. 480-226-5809 TJV@Twenty1Tec.com

Director 2011-2013 John Campbell Architect 480-399-1805 JohnRCampbell@cox.net

Bobbi Jo Huskey Soprema, Inc. 480-421-8186 BHuskey@Soprema.us

2nd Vice President Eduardo Galindo CDM 602-281-7900 GalindoE@CDM.com

Past President Steve Smith StephenWSmith55@msn.com

Secretary Mark Yarish The Orcutt Winslow Partnership 602-257-1764 Yarish.M@OWP.com

COMMITTEE CHAIRS 2012-2013 Education and Certification Jill Anderson The Reference Library 602-258-7499 Jill@TheReferenceLibrary.com

Awards Jim Bandle InPro Corporation 623-551-6067 JBandle@InProCorp.com

Technical T.J.Valdez The Twenty-One Tech Co. 480-226-5809 TJV@Twenty1Tec.com

Media Communications Carlos Murrieta Merge Architectural Group 480-544-8000 Cam@MergeAG.com

Membership Bobbi Jo Huskey Soprema,Inc. 480-421-8186 BHuskey@Soprema.us

Fundraising & Golf Tournament David Spice, CSI, LEED AP DAS Products 480-894-9858 DSpice@DASProducts.com

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