CSI Phoenix June 2012 Newsletter

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Special Events

MONTHLY MEETING Phoenix Chapter Awards Banquet Thursday, June 21, 2012 Join us for a celebration of the many Chapter accomplishments this year. Take a moment to appreciate the hard work, dedication and talents of the Chapter members

Table of Contents President’s Message. . . . . . 2 CSI Southwest Region . . . . 3 Education Update. . . . . . . . 4


Arcadia Room 3950 East Campbell Avenue (40th St and Campbell) Phoenix, AZ 85018

CDT Candidates . . . . . . . . . 4


Bowling Sponsorships . . 7-8

CSI Golf Tournament. . . . .5-6 Member Profile . . . . . . . . . . 6

6:00 pm – Cocktails and Socializing 6:45 pm – Dinner 7:45 pm – Awards

Code Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Spec. Rep. Academy . . . . . 9 Future City & Awards . . . . 10

Menu Choices

Grilled Salmon Braised Short Rib Grilled Chicken Breast

Master’s Painters Inst. . . . .10 Technical Article . . . . . . . . 11

Reservations must be made by June 18th at noon. Contact Louise Rehse at 602-258-7499 or Louise@TheReferenceLibrary.com CSI Phoenix Chapter Members are free. Guests are $50 each. Only check or cash accepted by mail, or pay by credit card at the chapter web site.

UPCOMING EDUCATION COMMITTEE EVENTS CSI Phoenix Annual Spec Rep Academy June 1, 2012

Come hear professionals from your industry speak on current construction topics that will influence you as a product rep and how you do your job.

AIA June Calendar . . . . . . 11 The Reference Library . 12-14 Sheldon Wolfe . . . . . . . 15-16 Announcements . . . . . . . . 17 AZ Builder’s Exchange . . . 18 Educational Article . . . . . . 19 From the Editor . . . . . . . . . 20 New Ad Rates . . . . . . . . 21-23 Key Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Is your architecture/construction knowledge current? Additional details on page 9. Questions, please contact Jill Anderson at Jill@TheReferenceLibrary.com



By: Stephen Smith, CSI, AIA, CSI

I would like to start off mentioning something that I missed in the May’s Message. Since we had our Board election at the April 12th monthly meeting I would like introduce the new Phoenix Board for fiscal year 2012/13. President – Angie France President Elect – Brian McClure 1st Vice President – T.J. Valdez 2nd Vice President – Ed Galindo Secretary – Mark Yarish Treasurer - Teri Hand Director 12-14 – Jim Daniels Director 12-14 – Jeff Cox Previously elected Director 2011-13 – John Campbell Director 11-13 – Bobbi Jo Huskey I will become our Past President on July 1st. Please welcome our Board members next time you see them. I think we have a great bunch of leaders for next year and I fully expect a great new year as they come into office. If you read this article during the first week of June, you will still have time to register and attend the CSI Southwest Regional Conference on June 7 – 9, 2012. The conference is being held in Tucson at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel – Reid Park. The agenda for the conference starts off on Thursday, June 7th with the President and President-Elect training and the Welcome Reception at the end of the day. Friday, June 8th has the Continuing Education sessions and the Product Show during the day with the Awards Banquet dinner in the evening. Saturday, June 9th starts with the Southwest Region business meeting and ends in the early afternoon with Preparation for 2013. There are roughly fifteen continuing educational sessions slated for the conference and several of them have caught my eye. Quite possibly there are more sessions than I have the time to attend! The conference is in our backyard so let’s support the CSI Tucson Chapter and have a great attendance from the Phoenix Chapter. See you there. The Phoenix Chapter Award Banquet will be held on Thursday, June 21st at the Arcadia Room. Please see the evening details on the front page. Hope to see everyone there to celebrate our year. I would like take a moment and thank Neil Davison for updating our Phoenix Chapter Bylaws and the Phoenix Chapter CSI Policy Handbook. Both documents needed some work and Neil took the time to update us with many Institute revisions so we are now coordinated with them. The bylaws will be sent to the Institute Secretary for approval and then the chapter can officially adopt them.

2012 CSI SOUTHWEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE CSI Southwest Region Educational Conference & Product Show Hosted by the Tucson Chapter of CSI—June 7 – 9, 2012 The 2012 Southwest Region Educational Conference & Product Show will be held in Tucson on June 7 – 9, 2012. This event will host Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Material Suppliers, Construction Specifiers and Manufacturers from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. We expect 60 – 70 Exhibitors and 200+ Conference attendees. We expect this to be one of the best conferences in years and we have started the planning process early to help ensure success on all levels.


The DoubleTree Inn Tucson at Reid Park, located at 455 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711, Direct Line: 520-323-4198. The Tucson Chapter CSI has reserved a block of rooms for the Conference, which are available at a special discount rate of $75 / night, plus applicable taxes. Make sure ask for this special CSI rate when reserving your room. Reservations can be made online at DoubleTree Reservations. http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/T/TUSBTDT-CSI-20120607/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Deadline is May 23, 2012 or when the block of rooms is sold out.

Continuing Education Conference

The main theme of this year’s conference is Renewable and Alternative Forms of Energy. We will also explore related issues such as energy efficiency, thermal efficiency and building green. Portions of the conference will be dedicated to working in the Government Sector as well as Code and other Health and Safety issues. We anticipate all programs will be eligible for CEUs. View our current Conference Agenda. http://csitucson.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Conference-Agenda3.pdf

To register to attend, please complete the Conference Registration Form .


Presidents and Presidents-Elect Training

The orientation and training for Presidents and President-Elects is scheduled for Thursday, June 7th. Dinner will be included as part of a Welcome Reception to be held Thursday evening at Old Pueblo Grill, a short walk or shuttle ride from the hotel. The Welcome Reception may be attended by anyone who registers (see the Conference Registration Form). Our Welcome Reception is being sponsored by Rosemont Copper Company.

Product Show

The Product show will be on Friday, June 8th and run concurrently with Educational Programs. There will be multiple opportunities for attendees to visit the exhibit hall. Information and registration form can be found on the Product Show Package. http://csitucson.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/SW-Region-Conference-Product-Show-Package-0403122.pdf Representatives will be available to demonstrate and answer your questions about the latest advancements in paint, windows, doors, wall systems, roofing systems, security, and many other construction products. View a current list of our Product Show Participants. http://csitucson.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Product-Show-Participants4.pdf


Our conference could not be a success without our sponsors. We have many opportunities for your firm to shine before the conference attendees. Sponsor information and registration form can be found on the Sponsor Registration Package. http://csitucson.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/SW-Region-Conference-Sponsor-Package-0403121.pdf

CSI Southwest Region Meeting

The CSI Southwest Regional Conference begins Friday evening with an Awards Banquet Dinner at the hotel and, as is usual, continues Saturday, June 9th with the Southwest Region business meeting. Conference information and the registration form can be found on the Conference Registration Form.


By Check – Your check may be mailed with your registration forms for the Product Show, for a Sponsorship, or for the Conference. Please use the address at the bottom of each form.

By Credit Card

Please click the button below to access PayPal. You may fill in the Description field with one or more types of registration. The total of the payment would be the total for all of your registrations. Please make your electronic payment PRIOR to sending your completed forms to the designee on the form. EX: The Description field could be Product Show and Conference Registration for TJ Valdez. Total of the payment would be the amount on both registration forms.



On Friday, April 27, our Chapter volunteered at Mary’s Food Bank at their Thomas Avenue food distribution annex. 13 members participated from AECOM, Architectural Resource Team (ART) and Firestone Building Products.

“Let’s Get Dirty”

On April 18th Soprema, in conjunction with CSI and The Reference Library, presented at The Reference Library an AIA Liquids presentation – “Fluid Applied Roofing & Waterproofing Products”. We would like to thank the favorable 51 attendees that joined us in this event. After the AIA portion we continued to the parking area for a hand’s on “Let’s Get Dirty” demo and product use. Due to the unseasonable heat flash and lengthy time frame we were left with around 20 people in the nearing 100◦F temperature outside. Some watched as others (like Louise and Jill) tried their hand at applying the products on the pre-formed mock up corners. The products introduced were the Soprema Alsan Flashing, which is a single liquid membrane component that moisture cures for flashing and complicated curb and penetration details. The second product introduced was a PMMA called Alsan RS 230 Flashing. This is a chemically cured catalyzed liquid resin designed for projects that are in need of quick recovery time and labor savings. This PMMA also comes in a field grade for full system waterproofing while creating a sustainable 20 year warranted reinforced roof and balcony system and 10 year warranted reinforced deck system. We appreciated the opportunity to share with the industry professionals and to be readily available for questions and personal training.

CONGRATULATIONS TO CDT CANDIDATES Congratulations to the people who passed their CDT exam! They attended the CDT prep course taught by Paul Simonsen, Ron Geren and Neil Davison. In fact, 100% of the people who took the course and tested passed the exam! ATAS International: Jim Daniels Devenney Group: Gilbert Johnson, Amber Williams, Cherie Irvin, Robin Redmon, Tara Jaramillo, Christopher Skow, Cassandra Mehan

CSI GOLF TOURNAMENT RASIES FUNDS AS PARTICIPANTS BRAVE WEATHER Saturday April 14th golfers in the 18th Annual Phoenix Chapter CSI Golf Tournament were greeted with wind gusts up to 25 mph and 50 degree temperatures. 60 golfers started though less than 60 finished as some headed for warmer surroundings. The tournament is the major fundraiser of the year for the Phoenix Chapter. The 2012 Golf Fundraiser netted $6,665. The raffle and mulligan tickets raised $880. The Phoenix CSI Chapter donates a portion of the proceeds to the Kenn Lockhardt Scholarship Foundation for students in a construction- related degree program.

2nd Place Ken Cole, Ken Stohlman, Steve Ramirez and Andy Coventry

of the Long Drive Contest on Hole #9.

1st Place Ben Mimran and Mark Eaker

Despite the high winds and cold weather, Ben Mimran and Mark Eaker took 1st Place in the 4 person scramble format with a 63. Ben and Mark were one of the groups that lost their playing partners somewhere along the way. Placing 2nd with a 64 was the group of Ron Cole, Ken Stohlman, Steve Ramirez and Andy Coventry. Joe Volinsky won the Closest to the Hole contest on # 15 and Pete Schmautz was the winner

We Want to Thank Our Sponsors! A special thank you goes out to Lane Award, who donated the 1st and 2nd Place Trophies along with the Hole Contest Awards. In addition, Lane Award was a Platinum Sponsor. Pretty amazing from a company that isn't even a member of CSI! Please keep this company in mind when you are considering awards for employees or customers. I would also like to thank Kelli Steward of DAS Products for the tireless hours she spent on the phones selling sponsorships, arranging for awards, hole signs and goody bags. The folks at Vistal Golf Club once again treated our group well. High fives to those who donated raffle items. DAS Products, Inc: 40" LCD HDTV, 2 $59 Best Buy gift cards, 6 $50 Bass Pro gift cards; 10 $10 Starbucks gift cards; 9 $25 iTunes gift cards,1 iPod Nano, 2 canopy chairs, 2 Hot Air Balloon Rides for 2, 1 rifle lighter. Technical Resource Consultants: Adams Hybrid. Partitions & Accessories: Vistal foursome. Lane Award: 2 Adams Hybrid, Odyssey putter; Titleist Volkey 56 Degree gap wedge. Firestone Building Products: Golf bag. BASF: 4 Diamondback tickets, Ping putter, Vistal foursome. United Coatings: 2 Diamondback tickets. ATAS: 3 cases of Pinnacle golf balls.

Longest Drive #9 Pete Schmautz Closest to the Hole#15 Joe Volinsky

We Would Like to Thank the Following Sponsors: Platinum Sponsors Arcadia, Inc. BASF SPF Roof & Wall Systems* DAS Products, Inc. FiberTite Roofing Systems* Lane Award Partitions & Accessories Progressive Roofing** Rollfab Metal Products Soprema, Inc. Sprayfoam Southwest** United Coatings*

Gold Sponsors Berridge Manufacturing CETCO* Elite Architectural Products Firestone Building Products Metal Sales Neogard* Tech 7 Solutions Technical Resource Consultants

Silver Sponsors PHP Pipe Supports* Robert Gomez Architects

Bronze Sponsors ATAS Spectra Consulting Star Roofing** Stego Industries The Reference Library

* DAS Products, Inc. proudly represents these manufacturers. * DAS Products, Inc. customers.

CSI PHOENIX MEMBER PROFILES—STEVE SMITH Thank you, Steve, for a year of learning, growing and expanding as a chapter! The following is Steve’s Member Profile from the CSI Phoenix web site. Steve has over 30 years experience in the architectural design and planning of civic, educational, and commercial facilities. He is highly involved in the development from planning, design, and schematics through construction documentation and construction administration by performing as a Senior Project Manager. His responsibilities include evaluation of existing and proposed systems, plan and specification development, Architectural design, project management, quality assurance and quality control reviews. He is also a specialist in forensic architecture, and design remediation detailing. Steve also coordinates projects with clients, as well as supervises other team members. Read more at http://www.csiphoenix.org/MemberProfiles/StephenSmith.aspx

CSI PHOENIX CHAPTER BOWLING NIGHT As you know, CONSTRUCT 2012 will be in Phoenix this year on September 11th to 14th. This is the Construction Specifications Institute's largest annual event. On Thursday night, September 13th, the Phoenix Chapter will host a social event including food, drinks, bowling and pool at Lucky Strike Lanes at CityScape in downtown Phoenix. We expect to have several hundred members from around the country join us that night for bowling, networking and fun. Of course to make the evening memorable and exciting we need your continued support. Over the years, the Phoenix Chapter of CSI has benefited greatly by your support of our activities. We are hoping we can count on you once more to show your support with a sponsorship. This year we are offering eight different sponsor tiers requesting donations from $100 up. All contributions will be highlighted through out the night and included in various printed materials. Please see the attached flyer for details. Donations are due by May 15, 2012. Attached you will find the CSI Bowling Night Sponsorship Tiers flyer and registration form. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support and generosity to the Phoenix Chapter of CSI. Neil Davison, CSI, CCS, CCCA Phoenix Chapter CSI Phone: 602.906.9605 neil@davisonassociates.org

Wayne Shirlaw, CSI, CDT Phoenix Chapter CSI Phone: 602.748.3226 wshirlaw@awarch.com

CONSTRUCT 2012 PHOENIX CHAPTER CSI BOWLING NIGHT SPONSOR REGISTRATION FORM MC Sponsor: $3,000 Donation—Taken Event Sponsor: $2,000 Donation—Taken Bar Sponsor: $1,000 Donation Food Sponsor: $750 Donation Full Lane Sponsor: $300 Donation Half Lane Sponsor: $300 Donation Pool Table Sponsor: $200 Donation Award Sponsor: $200 Donation Award Sponsor: $100 Donation Company Information Name: _________________________________________________________________________________ Company Name: _________________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________________ Phone Number: ___________________________________________________________________________ Please make checks out to: Phoenix Chapter CSI Please send checks to: Construction Specifications Institute, Inc., Phoenix Chapter, PO Box 16212, Phoenix, Arizona 85011-6212 To pay by credit card: Please go to the Phoenix Chapter web site at www.CSIPhoenix.org. In the lower right hand corner of the page is a red box that says “Make a Payment”. Click on that and follow the instructions


By: Ronald L. Geren, AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, SCIP

One hundred and sixty years ago, Elisha Otis invented the first braking mechanism for the elevator, which made vertical travel within a building feasible and safe. A little over forty years later, the gearless traction elevator was developed, which allowed movement in buildings of significant height. Thus, along with the advent of inexpensive materials and advanced engineering and construction methods, the automatic elevator became a pivotal step that led to the surge of high-rise construction in the United States. Since its introduction, the elevator has seen numerous advancements, but its purpose remains the same: moving people between floors of multi-story buildings efficiently and safely. Click the link to read the full article http://www.csiphoenix.org/Portals/0/Codes/The-Code-Corner-No-38-Elevators.pdf

Construction Specifications Institute presents the

2012 Spec Rep Academy

“The Future of Sales Awareness�

Is your architecture/construction knowledge current? Come hear professionals in your industry speak on current construction topics that will influence you as a product rep. When

Friday, June 1, 2012




ITT Technical Institute 5005 S. Wendler Dr. Tempe, AZ 85282


CSI members/nonmembers Second employee in same firm Each additional employee

(includes lunch)


$75.00 $55.00 $35.00

-Proprietary Specification: The Mistakes Manufacturers Make -Filling Your Project Pipeline -General Session: Division 01 General Requirements -Think Like an Architect Full descriptions on page 2

Reserve your spot today, seating is limited. DEADLINE to RSVP is Wednesday, May 30, 2012



Company ___________________________________________________________ Phone

____________________ Email: _________________________________

Total Cost ____________________ Please email or fax back your form to jill@thereferencelibrary.com or fax 602-297-6613 OR Mail with Check to 99 E. Virginia, #140, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Checks made out to Phoenix CSI Chapter OR Credit Card payments are made through Pay Pal online at www.csiphoenix.org

PROGRAM SCHEDULE: 8:00am- 8:30am

Registration and Coffee


Proprietary Specifications: The Mistakes Manufacturers Make

This word has the potential to drive a product manufacturing rep crazy. Understanding how to use them, what information they should carry, proprietary versus descriptive, how to talk to the specifier, and most importantly, how do I get my product included in the project manual? Getting your product included in a firm’s master guide specification can help a product rep’s project pipeline immensely. This does not mean passing your proprietary specifications to architects in hopes they will be included in their project manual. Master guide specifications are essential to a products success. Attendees will learn what types of specifications firms use, and how they use them, and how best to get yourself in a position to be included.

Speaker: Adam Heiser, Account Manager with Building Systems Design, Inc. out of Atlanta, GA 9:30am-9:40am



Filling Your Project Pipeline

This seminar is designed to help you obtain project leads through sources of information, networking, and public information. Once you find it, what do you do with it? Find the right point of contact in the project and do your research before making contact. This discussion will be uniquely tailored to identify projects in the planning/design phase, where you have the best possible change for securing work!

Speaker: Rebekah Morris, Publisher of Arizona Builder’s Exchange 10:40am-10:50pm Break 10:50pm-11:50pm General Session: Division 01-General Requirements

Whether you are a Contractor, CM, Subcontractor or Supplier, Division 01 has so much to offer in the way of information. Do you know what is in Division 01 and how it affects you? Find out why Division 01 sections are nicknamed the “Keystone Sections” of the specifications. Remember, the only people who really ever read Division 01 are the Lawyers, Judges and the well informed users who keep themselves out of the courtroom. Attendees will learn the importance of Division 01 with respect to the various parties and administering the most critical sections of Division 01.

Speaker: Paul W. Simonsen, RA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED AP, NCARB, SCIP, owner of Technical Resources Consultants, Inc. 11:50pm-12:20pm Lunch Break 12:20pm-1:20pm

How to Think Like An Architect

Mark Roddy and Mark Kranz are two principal designers at SmithGroup JJR and they are going to have a fun discussion and insight on how the building design comes about – conception to construction.

Speakers: Mark Roddy, AIA and Mark Kranz, AIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C with SmithGroupJJR ______________________________________________________________________________ Questions? Call Jill Anderson with The Reference Library at 602-258-7499 or jill@thereferencelibrary.com

FUTURE CITY COMPETITION AND AWARDS Our CSI Phoenix Chapter has been sponsoring an "Excellence in the Use of Building Materials" Award for 15 years in the Arizona Region, Future City Competition . For those of you who are not familiar with the program, Future City is a National Competition open to students in grades 6 to 8. The competition is open to all public, private, parochial and home schools and is sponsored by the engineering community to promote math, science, and engineering. There are over 30 Regions that participate and our Arizona Region winner each year participates in Washington D.C. at the National Finals during National Engineers Week in February. This past year over 5,000 students competed in the Arizona Region competition; over 9,000 people visited the Phoenix Public Library to view the scale models in the competition; 150 companies provided support with dollar donations and employee volunteer time; nearly 400 teachers volunteered their time; 350 Engineer Mentors from over 45 disciplines spent time working with the student teams at the various schools; and at least 1,000 volunteers organized the event, judged team deliverables, or worked at the Regional Finals. Since Arizona began as a Region in 1997 CSI has sponsored one of the awards sponsored by a variety of societies, including ASHRAE, IEEE, the AIA and Valley Forward. Each society develops their own criteria that best suits their organization. There are also awards given for The Best Computer Model, Best Team Presentation, Best Essay, etc. This year's #1 Team that went to the National Competition was from Veritas Home Schoolers and the came away from Washington D.C. with awards from ASHRAE for the Best Indoor Environment and from the Society of Fire Protection Engineers for the Best Fire Protection Engineering. Our CSI winner was a team named "Sae Dosi" from Mohave Middle School in Scotts dale. The team members were Andy Cole, Samuel Leonard and James White. Their teacher was Mary McBride and the Engineer Mentor was Doreen Song. Our CSI judges that selected the winner were Pamela Bir, Luke Bowen, Ed Galindo and Mike Jackson. Our President, Steve Smith presented the Award at the Competition Finals in Phoenix. These judges should be congratulated for their dedication and all the hard work they did to select the winner. There were also special Awards given to certain judges who had given more support and participation over the first 15 years of the competition. Pamela Bir was a winner from CSI, congratulations Pamela! This year, due to scheduling problems, the team was unable to give their presentation at one of our CSI meetings which is too bad. This coming Fall we will once again be soliciting for judges in the 2012-2013 competition. Future City also is constantly looking for new schools that want to participate and people who can be "Engineer" Mentors for the various participating teams. You don't actually have to be an Engineer, they just need people who have a knowledge of the design/building process who can assist the team and teacher in developing the team's project. For more information go to www.futurecityarizona.org or contact Jay Norton at nimrodj@earthlink.net.

MASTER PAINTER’S INSTITUTE Now, there’s an efficient, cost-effective way to teach your staff the best practices for specifying and working with paints/coatings and avoiding premature failure. Designed for both new and seasoned professionals, MPI’s on-line courses put the collected knowledge of the industry’s experts at your fingertips, and MPI certification provides credibility and public recognition of your expertise. Level 1 covers the basics every professional should know. The Level 2 courses describe best practices for painting each of the many different substrates found in the built environment and how to avoid costly mistakes. Level 3 covers the quality assurance practices that lead to becoming an MPI-Certified Architectural Coating Inspector. For more information, go to the following link at www.specifypaint.com/APL/AD_News/ paintinfonewsletter/mpi-whats-new-training2.asp or contact Gina Fleitman at gfleitman@mpi.net or 412-431-8333.

TECHNICAL ARTICLE Roofs, Walls, and Fenestration: Joint-Related Water, Air, Vapor, and Condensate Leakage of the Exterior Building Envelope Canan D’Avela RA, Western Block LLC; Member CSI Phoenix Chapter Technical Committee

If temperatures of roof surfaces have been measured in excess of 200°F and walls in excess of 150°F, are mere 3/8 inch to ½ inch total joints adequate for a 50 foot design joint increments? Are these temperatures based upon recorded weather station air temperatures? Is the use of a handyman’s caulk (as opposed to sealants described by ASTM C 920) for movement joints anywhere within the exterior envelope supported by model building codes? Surely you as members of the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) see the folly of each of these questions and therefore each were answered “Generally, no”. The questions are used as a method of increasing sustainability buildings and are not by any means new. It is from a sustainable design perspective that the CSI Phoenix Chapter Technical Committee now includes the topic of exterior building envelope temperatures within their focus. For project locations a distance away, concerns over exterior building envelope temperatures are not limited in applicability to Arizona’s challenging weather. For instance about 50 years ago an article highlighted a building’s measured roof and wall exterior temperatures. It indicated there are indeed extreme temperatures on a building’s exterior which are vastly different from ambient air temperatures. See D.G. Stephenson’s “CBD-47. Extreme Temperatures at the Outer Surfaces of Buildings” published by the National Research Council of Canada http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/irc/cbd/building-digest-47.html . Further, there was an additional Canadian study about that same time period which provided enhanced calculated details as found within E.C. Scheuneman’s article within Division of Building Research, National Research Council of Canada, “ Estimating Temperature Gradients and Dew Point Temperatures for Building Envelopes” http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/obj/irc/doc/pubs/bpn/26_e.pdf . So what is the annual temperature differential for the exterior envelope such as roof elements as well as walls? Due to both the unpredictable time of construction as well as the extreme roof temperatures (rather than air temperatures), do roof elements generally need to have total expansion and contraction movement joints’ dimensions to accommodate about 200°F? And do wall elements - including the interfaces to fenestration (and doors) - need accommodate about 135°F highs to lows annually? After reading the referenced articles, it would appear the answers are generally a surprising, “Yes.” For greater clarification on this topic as well as research into this phenomena, please contact a member of the CSI Phoenix Chapter Technical Committee.

AIA ARIZONA JUNE CALENDAR June 6—Member Communications Meeting June 7—Phoenix Metro Affiliates Meeting June 14—Phoenix Metro Board of Directors June 20—Membership Development June 21—VDC Committee, AIA Phx Metro


JUNE 2012

JUNE 06 Solatube/Norcon, Carrie Head, 602-795-5157

JUNE 13 The Airolite Company, Leight Murray and Roni Baker, 602-992-0304

1 AIA LU (HWS & SD) This course identifies the reasons for using day lighting in commercial environments, and focuses on using tubular day lighting as a design solution. o Available day lighting strategies and their advantages/disadvantages o The technology that goes into tubular day lighting devices o Tools that are available to assist with design of these systems o How others have incorporated TDD’s in their commercial projects JUNE 20 Woodwork Institute, Dick McClure, 916-372-9943

1 AIA LU (HSW & SD) Identify fundamental considerations, effective design practices, and products to support implementation of sustainable shading and day lighting. o Define roles of shading and day lighting o Consider contemporary research on human benefits of day lighting o Identify cross-disciplinary considerations for a fully-integrated, cost effective and sustainable design o Explore design strategies and products to optimize views, natural light integration, comfort and energy use

1 AIA LU (HSW) and 1 ADA Credit The Woodwork Institute’s Common Pitfalls of ADA Casework is specific information that we, as cabinet fabricators, must be concerned with to make sure that we are providing a compliant building component. It addresses the many variables in the construction of sink cabinets, vanities, and countertops that can prevent problems with ADA but still meet the architect’s design and specification requirements.

1 AIA LU (HSW & SD), 0.1 CEU IDCEC Vinyl in Design/Solutions to Today’s Design Challenges This program is provided by The Vinyl Institute to familiarize you with the range of solutions vinyl provides for today’s design challenges. This is a materials class not application specific. Our objective is to educate design professionals about all aspects of a common and widely accepted material which is used in many building applications. The use of plastics in building and construction is on the rise. Vinyl is the largest plastic in building and construction. Since every project is likely to contain at least some vinyl, in is important to learn about this essential material.

JUNE 27 Lonseal, Dottie Greaney, 310-502-4433

PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING SEMINARS: Phoenix o 06/06 Solatube/Norcon o Call and remind me at o Call and remind me at o 06/13 The Airolite Company 06/20 Woodwork Institute o o Call and remind me at o 06/27 Lonseal o Call and remind me at NAME(S) (limit 3 from one company)



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JUNE 2012

JUNE 14 InPro, Jim Bandle, 602-502-1168

JUNE 28 Dow Corning, Jeff Myers, 989-948-6713

1 AIA LU with HSW “The E.J. Equation: Specification, Installation and Verification”

1 AIA LU The presentation learning objectives are:  Describe the differences between silicone and organic sealant chemistries.  Explain the functions of non-structural glazing sealants and select appropriate sealing systems for new construction and renovation applications.  Explain the function of silicone structural glazing and identify appropriate applications.  Describe appropriate designs for structural vs. weather sealing sealant joints.

There is more to an expansion joint system than just the frame, cover and hardware. This program will cover the specifics of joint specification, as well as installation challenges and the current state of joint system verification that may leave buildings and their occupants vulnerable to the hazards of fire and smoke.


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JUNE 2012

JUNE 21 ULTRA GLAS, Jane Skeeter, 800-777-2332


1 AIA LU Glass, Unveiling Its Mysteries and Shattering the Myths Objectives:    

Review of all forms of designed glass How and where can glass be used in lieu of other more expected materials Glass as a sustainable building material BIPV- building integrated photo voltaic glazing. Clad your structure, mitigate heat loss/gain all while the building generates energy!

Will use slides and samples for demonstration


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SHELDON WOLFE What Have Architects Given Up? By: Sheldon Wolfe, RA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, CSC

When architects were Master Builders, they were responsible for an entire project, from beginning to end. Over the years, as buildings became more complex, the architect became the leader of a team of professionals, a Master Builder by committee. However, along the way, a number of things fell aside, leaving others to take on essential functions that apparently were no longer important to the team. The first of these was extensive knowledge of building materials and construction, encouraged by the separation of architecture into separate fields of design and construction. Since then, architects seem to have less interest in - or less time to address - other things, such as complete design, site services, and estimating. Yes, many architects provide some of those services, and some do better than others, but some have simply allowed others to take them on. And some project delivery systems have reduced the architect's role whether they liked it or not. Why are architects not fighting to keep these lost services, and allowing others to take more control? Perhaps they are not willing or able to accept the associated risk. Complete Design Architects should know in advance that the completed building and its systems will satisfy all of the owner's needs. Architects spend a great deal of time working on space planning and circulation, but the physical space of a building is only part of the total design. The building also must provide a suitable environment for its occupants; systems should be easily operated and maintained; finishes should be durable, easily maintained, and easily replaceable; and the energy consumption should be within limits established acceptable to the owner. The architect who concentrates only on spatial and aesthetic qualities, paying little attention to building systems, is not doing the job. The new buildings may look nice, and they may win awards for the architect, but often they don't work as expected. The building envelope leaks, operating costs are too high, mechanical systems are noisy and hard to balance, lights are needlessly bright in some areas but inadequate in others. It's easy to blame the consultants, but the architect is ultimately responsible. The consequences of the lack of complete design are evident in the demand for commissioning. A separate professional is now called on to analyze building systems, project operating costs, and verify correct operation of those building systems before the owner accepts the building as complete. All of these could be done by the architect's team. Site Services Architects are not responsible for many of the problems encountered in construction. Owners want the most bang for their buck, and they sometimes make poor decisions, sacrificing long-term considerations for lower initial cost. They often encourage architects to cut fees and services in a bidding war, resulting in less time for design, reduced quality control, and less time at the site. A lot can go wrong in a few days, and many problems are concealed by following work. Poor connections, lack of concealed supports, improper materials, and a host of other defective work may go unnoticed for years.

Saving the cost of site observation by the architect is false economy, and architects should fight to keep this unique opportunity to make sure that their own interests, as well as those of the owner, are protected. It's odd that many owners now hire independent representatives and testing agencies to oversee their projects. As architects have given up this basic service, others have moved in to fill the void. Estimating One of the owner's most important concerns is the budget, and the owner relies on the architect to come up with a design that can be built with the available funds. Shouldn't an architect know enough about costs to design a building that is within the owner's budget? Unfortunately, many design professionals have little knowledge of construction costs, and owners find that bids vary substantially from estimates. Independent estimating firms now offer their services to owners and architects alike. Some owners require the architect to provide estimates, which then are verified by other estimators. To me, that suggests lack of faith in the architect, at least in this area. Construction Management Architects aren't the only ones who have given up some of their traditional duties. Construction managers have done an excellent job of carving out their own niche, taking over the juicy parts of the architect and the contractor, while leaving the architect and contractor responsible for whatever goes wrong. There is nothing inherently wrong with construction management. With it, owners can benefit from early involvement of someone with knowledge of construction processes, costs of systems and products, and current market conditions - that someone, in most cases, not being the architect. These are some of the things architects choose not to do. Next month, we'll look at changes that have reduced the architect's responsibilities, at the same time increasing the importance of the contractor. p.s. It seems a few readers were a bit put off by the first article in this series, What happened to the Master Builder? Some of my questions may be uncomfortable, but they must be asked. While architects remain leaders of the design team, much of what they did in the past is now done by others, and their importance will continue to decrease unless architects do something to reverse the trend. Certainly, a well-trained, experienced architect is able bring much to any type of construction project. Architects are generalists, trained to seek optimum relationships and dimensions of spaces to meet the requirements of the owner's program, at the same instilling beauty, from the overall form to the smallest detail. And that, I will argue, is one heck of a job description; it presents a challenge that is virtually impossible to meet. Practical requirements often force the architect to make decisions based on incomplete information, and make it impossible to work out every detail. Š 2012, Sheldon Wolfe, RA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, CSC Follow me at http://swconstructivethoughts.blogspot.com/, http://swspecificthoughts.blogspot.com/, http://twitter.com/swolfearch

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AIA BILLING INDEX DROPS FIRST TIME IN FIVE MONTHS Original Source: American Institute of Architects This article was shared by Arizona Builder’s Exchange

After five months of positive readings, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has fallen into negative terrain. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the April ABI score was 48.4, following a mark of 50.4 in March. This score reflects a decrease in demand for design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 54.4, down from mark of 56.6 the previous month. “Considering the continued volatility in the overall economy, this decline in demand for design services isn’t terribly surprising,” said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. “Also, favorable conditions during the winter months may have accelerated design billings, producing a pause in projects that have moved ahead faster than expected.” Regional Indices Northeast 51.0 Midwest 50.1 South 49.0 West 48.0

Sectors Commercial/Industrial Multi-Family Residential Institutional Mixed Practice

53.8 50.5 46.6 45.0

Washington, D.C. – May 16, 2012 – After five months of positive readings, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has fallen into negative terrain. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the April ABI score was 48.4, following a mark of 50.4 in March. This score reflects a decrease in demand for design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 54.4, down from mark of 56.6 the previous month. “Considering the continued volatility in the overall economy, this decline in demand for design services isn’t terribly surprising,” said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. “Also, favorable conditions during the winter months may have accelerated design billings, producing a pause in projects that have moved ahead faster than expected.” Key April ABI highlights: • Regional averages: Northeast (51.0), Midwest (50.1), South (49.0), West (48.0) • Sector index breakdown: commercial / industrial (53.8), multi-family residential (50.5), institutional (46.6), mixed practice (45.0) • Project inquiries index: 54.4 The regional and sector categories are calculated as a 3-month moving average, whereas the index and inquiries are monthly numbers.

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EDUCATION ARTICLE Five Popular Front Door Colors and What They (Might) Say About You Article submitted by Debbie Zimmer, Paint Quality Institute Submitted by Tim Garver, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, Affiliate Member AIA Arizona, Dunn Edwards

Whether or not we realize it, the colors with which we surround ourselves – in our clothes, cars, and homes -- reveal a lot about us. For example, bright colors often indicate an outgoing personality, while subdued colors imply a more low-key persona. How can a hue say so much about you? Color has a psychological component through which we often communicate our moods, feelings, emotions, and personality. One way we do that is through the paint colors we choose, even on the exterior of our home. The entire exterior color scheme has meaning, but the color of the front door is especially important. Like a necktie, which is the focal point of an outfit, the front door is the focal point of the home. The color there sends a strong message – in the case of the front door, providing insight into how we view our home. So, what does your front door color say about you and the way you regard your home? Here’s what a color psychologist might say about some of the most common front door colors:

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Color psychologists would say that the owner of the home with the blue door thinks first of her home as her refuge, while the homeowner with the red door is projecting his home as an exciting place to live.

Blue Shown to be the most popular color in many studies, a blue front door signals that the homeowner views his or her home as a place of refuge -- calm, serene, and relaxing, the perfect retreat from an often harsh and demanding world. Green Green is another popular color for the front door, and with good reason. Psychologically speaking, green connotes health, safety, tranquility, and harmony, all highly desirable attributes for the home environment. Black Those who paint the front door black are communicating something entirely different about their homes. A black front door projects strength, sophistication, power, and authority, indicating to all who enter or even passersby that the home is a serious place inhabited by a person of substance. Red Regarded as a powerful “punch” color, red is the color of passion. By painting the front door red, the homeowner is saying that the home within is a vibrant place, full of life, energy, and excitement. Brown Whether painted or stained, a brown front door looks natural and organic, but it can send mixed messages in terms of color psychology. On the one hand, brown conveys warmth, stability, and reliability, positive attributes all, but certain darker shades of brown signal a desire for privacy, even isolation.

Very likely, the color you’ve chosen for your front door projects the way you want your home to be viewed. But if you inherited the color from the previous owner, or if you want to say something different about yourself and your home, you can quickly change the color. It takes only a few hours to prep and re-paint a standard-size front door, and by applying a durable, top quality 100% acrylic latex paint, you can make a totally different color statement that will last for years. For more information on exterior color, paints, and stains, visit blog.paintquality.com or www.paintquality.com. And for more on color, check out the Paint Quality Institute’s 2012 paint color trends video on YouTube.

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