FEA’s Steve Bentz and Mark Howell of Structural Preservation Systems (Hanover, MD) will outline the key elements of the building envelope of an historic masonry building from the early 1900s in their presentation, Addressing Roof Leaks by Fixing a Wall Problem. The details used to evaluate the structure’s building envelope and the investigative methods used to identify sources of water infiltration will be highlighted. The speakers will discuss techniques for selecting appropriate repair methods and how to prepare for commonly unforeseen conditions for most building envelope projects. The course’s content is advanced but will be presented in a way meaningful to those new to the field.
Steve Bentz is a senior engineer with his firm, specializing in building envelope repair and assessment. Over the past 10 years, he has performed duties related to in-field investigation; testing and evaluation; preparation of construction document; bidding; and construction administration for roof replacement, façade repair, and historic rehabilitation projects. Bentz is an associate member of the Sealant, Waterproofing, and Restoration Institute’s Board of Directors.
Mark Howell is his firm’s national consultant for building envelope solutions. With specific experience in historic preservation, exterior façade maintenance, and waterproofing, he provides support services to architects, engineers, and owners. Howell is a member of the SWR Institute board of directors. He is an active member of the American Society of Testing Materials, the Association for Preservation Technology International, and RCI.
The symposium will be held November 8-9, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency River Walk in San Antonio, Texas.