Upcoming Meetings

2016 Symposium

May 11 2016 - 7:00am - 3:15pm
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2016 Symposium


The Portland Building Enclosure Council will be holding our bi-annual symposium on May 11, 2016 at the Portland Art Museum. The event will be held in conjunction with CSI-Portland’s Industry Forum (IF) event taking place on the same day. This combined event promises to provide a full day of educational and networking opportunities related to practice and theory in architecture and technical aspects of building enclosures in energy retrofit applications. The proposed schedule of events and speakers are is as follows:

  • 7:00 Registration / Breakfast
  • 8:05 Welcome Address
  • 8:15 Session 1 - Morning Keynote on Energy Retrofits - Dr. Joe Lstiburek of Building Science Corporation
  • 9:45 Break
  • 10:00 Session 2 - Energy Retrofit Energy Modeling - Mitch Dec + Chris Lowen of Glumac
  • 11:00 Session 3 -Energy Modeling versus Actual Performance - Rachel Bailey of Central City Concern
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Session 4 - Speaker to be confirmed
  • 2:00 Session 5 - Lessons Learned of Energy Retrofits - A panel discussion
  • 3:00 BEC Closing Statement
  • 3:15 Networking and Vendor Education
  • 4:00 CSI-Industry Forum Registration
  • 4:30 6x10 Six ten-minute presentations
  • 5:30 Networking and Vendor Education
  • 7:00 CSI-IF Evening Keynote Speaker - Rob Rogers of Rogers Partners Architects + Urban Designers

Cost to attend: $75 Full Day, $25 CSI-Industry Forum

Details on hotel packages will be made public once finalized

Sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Mark DiLoreto (mark at planningsolutionsinc dot com)

A total of nine (9) learning units are anticipated for the full day event.

We hope you can join us for the entire day- this event represents a unique collaboration between the Portland BEC and CSI, bringing to you a full day of educational presentations and networking opportunities.

Register at CSI Portland

Preservation Workshop

May 21 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
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Preservation of Mid-Century Modern Building Materials Workshop


1820 NE 21st Avenue Portland, OR 97212


DoCoMoMo_Oregon and the Association for Preservation Technology, Northwest, are pleased to co-host a work- shop on Mid-Century Modern materials. The workshop will focus on materials used in the northwest through their history and case studies. The sessions will conclude with a lively discussion as to whether preserving Mid-Century Materials is less important than preserving the plan and layout of Mid-Century structures. A sack lunch will be provided to all attendees.


  • Tour of Pietro Belluschi designed Central Lutheran Church by Hazel Carpenter.
  • History of Mid-Century Modern Materials. Presented by Diana Painter, Oregon SHPO.
  • Plywood in Mid-Century Modern Architecture. Presented by Suzana Radivojevic, University of Oregon.
  • Glue-Laminated Timber in the Western U.S.: It’s Develop- ment, Failure Patterns, and Preservation Methods. Presented by Rachelle Byarly, University of Oregon.
  • Means, Methods & Materials for Preserving / Restoring Mid-Century Modern Concrete. Presented by John Lambert, President, Abstract Masonry Restoration, Inc.
  • Nondestructive Evaluation of Mid-Century Building Materials. Presented by Shan Wo, PE, Atkinson-Noland & Associates.


  • Veteran Memorial Coliseum: The Challenges of Mid-Cen- tury Modern Spectator and Events Venue. Presented by Susan Hartnett, Spectator Facilities and Development Manager, Portland Office of Management and Finance.
  • Case Studies: Interventions and Additions to Modern Seattle Landmarks. Presented by Susan Boyle, Principal, BOLA Architects.
  • Panel Discussion: How important is it to retain original materials vs. plan concepts? Moderated by Brian Rich, Principal, Richaven Sustainable Preservation.