Matt Heron to Present at Building Enclosure Council (BEC) Colorado

Arvada, Colorado (May 29, 2013) – Matt Heron, M.S.,P.E., LEED AP, of Pie Consulting & Engineering, is slated to speak at the Building Enclosure Council (BEC) Colorado on June 5, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. With an increased importance on whole-building air tightness standards within the build industry, Matt’s presentation, 5 Years of Army Corp Air Barrier Testing, will uncover which airtightness testing techniques work, and more importantly, which ones do not.

Background:
In 2009, the U.S. Army officially mandated that all new construction and major construction renovations undergo whole-building air barrier testing. Having tested the first-ever U.S. Army Buildings under this emerging requirement in 2008 and acting as a primary contributor to the development of the Army’s Whole Building Air Leakage Testing Protocol, Pie became the forerunner firm for consultation on air barrier’s and large building testing. Since then, Pie has consulted on and tested 200+ commercial buildings and even assisted the City of Fort Collins, CO in assimilating whole building air barrier requirements into their green commercial construction code in 2012. Now other jurisdictions, codes, and standards are starting to adopt similar requirements.

Presentation Highlights:

  • Compare different building, wall, and roof types as they relate to airtightness
  • Identify the importance of both design and construction practices in creating an airtight buildings
  • Assess components of project delivery that result in successful outcomes of whole-building airtight performance
  • Avoid common pitfalls in designing and constructing airtight buildings
  • Comparison of test data from over 200+ tests performed by Pie
  • Case Studies: lessons learned and success stories

When: June 5, 2013 – 11:30AM

Where: JE Dunn – Colorado Center–Tower One – 2000 S. Colorado Blvd Denver, CO

About Matt Heron:matt-heron-240x300
Matt holds Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Civil/Structural Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer and LEED AP. Matt’s project experience includes building enclosure consulting, commissioning, and testing in several states. Project experience ranges from a 960,000-SF hospital in Texas to midrise construction in Colorado. He has personally tested over 50 buildings for airtightness and overseen the testing of many more. Matt manages a team of engineers with responsibilities including design development assistance, plan and specification reviews, hygrothermal analysis, training seminars, quality assurance observations, building performance testing, and taken in its entirety, building enclosure
commissioning. Matt has presented nationally on building enclosure commissioning and airtightness of commercial buildings. He has also published articles in engineering and construction periodicals.

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