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Beyond Repairs, How the IBC (International Building Code) Impacts New Buildings and Building Rehabilitation
Length: 41 Minutes


This presentation looks at buildings that are new or being rehabilitated and the impact on making buildings more energy efficient. Starting with the 2012 IBC, and specifically the 2012 IECC portion of the building code and newer versions, the presentation will look at three aspects of the building envelope: Water Resistance, Air Leakage, and Moisture Transmission. It will then compare to identical buildings, the first built in 2000 and the second constructed in 2020. Illustrations and calculations will show how controlling air leakage can have an enormous impact on the service life of the structure, initial cost of construction, and on-going operations. Lastly, the presentation will look at how incorporating simple additions during the repair/rehabilitation process can have a positive impact on the environment as well as the building owner and the building’s constituents.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the requirements of the Building Code on the building envelope including fire resistance (NFPA 285).
  2. Understand the importance of controlling air leakage.
  3. Learn points of consideration and available options to improve building envelope performance.
  4. Understand sustainable impacts on design considerations.

H. Peter Golter, P.E. FICRI, Business Development Manager, 3M

Peter Golter, PE, Specified Product Regional Manager at the 3M Company, has been in the building industry for over 30 years. He has worked in various aspects of the construction process including Design/Build, Engineering, Evaluation, Project Engineer, and Project Management. He has also worked for various manufacturers utilizing his construction experience for Technical Services, Product Development, Product Management, Sales, and Business Development. Peter has a BS in Architectural Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and a MBA in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Chicago. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer and Real Estate Broker. Peter is involved in the industry with ACI, ASC, BEC, and ICRI and has authored numerous papers and presentations.


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