2017 SeaBEC Symposium

Advancing Building Enclosures: Beyond Code Conformance

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Seattle Art Museum


Online registration is now closed. Limited registration will be available the day of the symposium. Our theme “Advancing Building Enclosure: Beyond Code Conformance” will focus on topics elevating building enclosure design and construction above code standards and minimums. Six hours of AIA and five hours of RCI continuing education credits will be provided. GBCI continuing education credits are pending.

$150 for SeaBEC members
$175 for non-members

Please contact Robin Kotulka at rkotulka@wje.com with any registration questions. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and one complimentary drink during the networking/happy hour. 


Moderator: David Bates, AIA, CSI

David is a Senior Architect with OAC Services, Inc. in Seattle. He has a strong instinct for identifying sources of water intrusion, participates in construction defect cases, designs building enclosure details, and keeps contractors on their toes with thorough construction observations. David was the founding chair of the Seattle Building Enclosure Council and continues to scratch his building science itch by chairing the Building Enclosure, Technology and Environment Council's Marketing and Outreach Committee.

Keynote Speaker: Anthony Powell


Anthony Powell is the director, photographer, and producer of the multi-award winning feature film "Antarctica: Year on Ice", and has contributed footage to numerous TV shows and films, including BBC's Frozen Planet series. He has also documented the work of the Antarctic Heritage Trust in restoring the Scott and Shackleton huts which are over 100 years old.

Other topics and speakers include:

Building Beyond the Code: The Contractor's Role in the Development of High Performance Buildings
Martin Houston, Walsh Construction Co.

Washington Residential Energy Code Current and Future Updates
Luke Howard and Gary Nordeen, Washington State University

Passive House Standards and Recent Policy Development: Codes and Incentives
Katrin Klingenberg, Passive House Institute US

Passive House and Commercial Construction: The Evolution of Residential Passive House Building Standards and the Application to Commercial Construction
Medgar Marceau, Morrison Hershfield

Innovative Wall Assemblies and High-Performance Systems: Barriers and Breakthroughs
Chris Van Daalen, Northwest Eco-Building Guild


Thank you to our 2017 symposium sponsors.

BASF Corporation
BEE Consulting, LLC
Capital Lumber
EMSEAL Joint Systems
Guardian Glass
Henry Company
Knight Wall Systems
Kryton International
Masonry Institute of Washington
Morrison Hershfield
Primex Manufacturing
SMT Research
TekTerior Systems
Western Specialty Contractors
Window Tech Inc.
WR Meadows

Click here to view sponsor table set-up instructions. Please contact David K. Bates at dbates@oacservicesinc.com or Jeff Herrmann at jfherrma@gapac.com with any set-up questions.


Registration & Breakfast                      7:00-7:45am
1st speaker                                          8:00-9:00am
2nd speaker                                         9:00-10:00am
Coffee Break:                                      10:00-10:30am
3rd speaker                                         10:30-11:30am
Lunch                                                  11:30-1:00pm
4th speaker                                         1:00-2:00pm
5th speaker                                         2:00-3:00pm
Coffee Break                                       3:00-3:30pm
6th speaker                                         3:30-4:30pm 
Closing & Raffle Prizes                       4:30-5:00pm
Happy Hour / Networking                    5:00-6:30pm

Planning Committee

Rob Bechtel, Co-Chair
Dan Scherber, Co-Chair
Sam Packard, Speakers
Sharon Libby, Speakers
Roxanne Navrides, Venue
Robin Kotulka, Registration
David K. Bates, Sponsorships
Jeff Herrmann, Sponsorships
Amy Hartwell, Marketing & Printed Program
Penny Short, Marketing & Printed Program
Nathan Seney, Venue & Printed Program
Hilary Roy, Marketing
Grace Wong, Meeting Minutes
Jeff Dideon, Budget, Gifts, and Raffle Prizes
Michael Arndt, Student Outreach


Russell Investment Center Garage
This garage is located directed below the Museum. Its entrance is on Union Street between First and Second Avenues.  For more information visit http://www.rpnw.com/lot/seattle/30-529 or call 206-264-8444. Space is limited as much of this garage is rented monthly parking.

2nd and Union Garage
This garage is located one block northeast of the Museum. Its entrance is on 2nd Avenue between Union and Pike Streets. For more information visit http://www.rpnw.com/lot/seattle/30-592

3rd and Stewart Garage
This garage is four blocks northeast of the Museum. Its entrance is on Stewart Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. For more information visit http://www.parkme.com/lot/79428/3rd-and-stewart-garage-seattle-wa