2019 SeaBEC Symposium

Forensics: Turning Hindsight Into Foresight

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Seattle Art Museum

Photo Credit: WJE

Our theme "Forensics: Turning Hindsight Into Foresight" will focus on forensic building envelope failures and lessons learned. Six hours of AIA (Health Safety and Welfare) and six hours of RCI/International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) continuing education credits will be provided.  For questions, please contact the 2019 SeaBEC Symposium chair, Joel Thornburg at [email protected]


Online registration is now closed. Limited day of registration will be available. For registration questions, please contact Robin Kotulka at [email protected]

SeaBEC Members $150
Non-Members $175         


The Impacts of Climate Change on Northwest Windstorms 
Cliff Mass, University of Washington

Roof Insulation Issues and Other Roof Related Issues that Should Cause Consternation 
Ray Wetherholt, Wetherholt & Associates

Moisture Problems in Building Envelopes
Norbert Krogstad, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Grenfell Tower Fire
Michael Soper, State of Washington

Longevity of Structures and Functioning Building Skins
Lee Duhnam, OAC Services

Dynamic Interfaces of Water-Resistive Barriers
Steven Doggett, Built Environments


Thank you to our 2019 symposium sponsors. 

Capital Lumber
Dorken Systems
Eco Windows
Duradek Northwest
Duro-Last Roofing
Guardian Glass
Henry Company
Innotech Windows + Doors
Morrison Hershfield
Owens Corning
Primex Manufacturing
Stonewood Façade
York Flashings
Window Tech
WR Meadows



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 


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