December 2020 Monthly Meeting

Meeting Title
Modern Architectural Sealants

Live Zoom Webinar. Pre-registration is required at the link below.

Steve Lawrey, AIA

Properly designing, installing, and maintaining sealant joints will prolong the life of any structure. When exterior sealants fail, the integrity of the entire building is at risk. Yet, when selecting and specifying joint sealants for their projects, architects and specifiers are faced with a myriad of options. This program will aid design professionals in making sense of the many considerations. The program presents fundamental joint sealant concepts, including formulation chemistries, applications, specification classifications, performance characteristics, preconstruction testing, joint design criteria, and application procedures. ASTM C 920 Standard Specification for Elastomeric Joint Sealants is discussed and used as the basis for information presented.

Steven Lawrey, AIA, CSI, CCPR, CCS, CCCA, LEED AP, NCARB is Pecora Corporation’s building science engineer and architectural services specialist. A registered architect in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, his career has focused on the technical aspects of architecture and construction. Armed with a solid background in design development, detailing, construction drawings, and construction administration, over a 15-year span Steve researched, coordinated, and wrote construction specifications for over 300 commercial construction projects, including health care, historic preservation, and corporate. Since reinventing himself as a building product manufacturer’s trusted advisor nearly 10 years ago, Steve has provided technical leadership and guidance to construction project teams, manufacturing and educational associations, and standards organizations. In particular, he has responded to countless requests from facility owners, design professionals, and contractors for unique project-specific product and application solutions; made product/application recommendations based on specification interpretation; oversaw model code and product compliance; and managed product testing projects. He champions Pecora’s sustainable product initiatives and is a 20-plus year CSI member having served as president of the Philadelphia chapter and on the board of the Middle Atlantic Region.