Afternoon Education Session:

Keeping the Water Out: Managing your building's envelope to prevent liability

Owning and managing commercial, residential, and institutional properties is an ongoing battle to keep water out. Whether you’re dealing with flooding, leaks, or condensation, moisture can lead to significant damage and mould contamination in your building. This session provides real world examples on how to maintain your building envelope to keep the water on the outside. Topics to be discussed include:

·         New Construction Building Envelope
·         Existing Wall and Roofing Systems
·         Slab-on-grade issues
·         Crawl space construction
·         Preventing moisture problems
·         Case studies and lesson learns


Gord  Rajewski, R.E.T.
National Practice Leader, Building Science and Sustainability
Mr. Gord Rajewski is the Pinchin National Practice Leader for their Building Science and Sustainability (BSS) group. Gord holds an Honours Diploma in Building Construction Engineering Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and is a Registered Engineering Technologist with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta. Gord has more than 35 years of building envelope and roof consulting experience and has undertaken projects throughout Canada and parts of the USA, and he has completed one assignment in Africa. Gord’s experience in project management and project administration together with knowledge of construction contracts, specifications, and financial analysis / reporting has made him a valuable addition to the BSS group. Gord provides senior management and key technical support for all building science projects. He is also a senior technical report reviewer for the BSS disciplines for all of the Pinchin offices.


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