Stucco and manufactured stone have been used in the building industry for ages. Without the right protection, however, uncontrolled moisture will lead to mold, wall rot, and decay, and eventually have an impact on both the aesthetics and structural integrity of homes.
To improve education across the building industry, Dörken Systems Inc., manufacturer of high-performance air and moisture barriers for both commercial and residential construction, has teamed up with Ai Restoration, an experienced remediation company, to educate building professionals in southeastern Pennsylvania on the dangers of improper stucco and manufactured stone cladding installation.
When stucco and manufactured stone buildings are built correctly, they can provide many benefits, including energy efficiency, sustainability, durability, and increased fire protection. Dörken Systems and Ai Restoration, along with industry and building science experts, invite building professionals to the Greater Philadelphia Stucco Remediation Forum focused on building science, best building practices, and the right solutions to protect stucco and manufactured stone buildings from incidental moisture.
Learn how to put the right measures in place to keep any moisture from penetrating the wall system, and leave feeling confident you know how to better protect your homes for the road ahead.
Speakers:Industry Expert Panel:
- Gavin Semrow, Ai Restoration: Gavin founded Ai Restoration in 1996 after moving to the greater Philadelphia area from Wisconsin where he had studied architecture at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, he had spent nearly a decade in the construction industry with his father. Over the past 23 years, Semrow, through Ai Restoration, has continually worked to improve the technology behind water, moisture, and air management issues with the exteriors of homes. Semrow has, over time, established himself as a water, moisture, and air management of the exterior core of the building envelope expert. He is an active member of several national building trade associations, consults, and reports on the core building envelope issues.
- Peter Barrett, Dörken Systems Inc.: Peter is the Product Manager and Marketing Manager for Dörken Systems Inc. and has been with the company for over 10 years. His involvement with the design community and building materials industry spans over 25 years. Peter holds a BA (Hons.) from Queen’s University and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) and on the Audit Committee. Peter has also contributed to The Construction Specifier, Construct Canada, Tunnel Business, and Masonry Magazine.
- Gregory Bustamante, Engineer: As president and founder of Bustamante Engineers, Inc. Greg has more than 30 years of engineering expertise. He oversees all projects for the firm. He has inspected thousands of buildings from 80,000 square foot commercial buildings to older homes and community associations with 30 to 1000 units. He enjoys working with clients to provide engineering solutions to forensic or structural issues. With a strong focus for community associations he is an expert in reviewing properties for reserve fund studies, transition studies, structural and specification projects. As a CAI - reserve specialist Greg offers communities suggestions on how to extend the common area components life expectancy.
- Rob Lunny, Building Inspector: Rob is an expert in the understanding water management principles and exterior cladding system evaluations. His accreditations include: PAR & NJAR Certified CEP Instructor for Stucco Systems & Water Management; Building Envelope Leak Detection & Water Management Expert; EDI Level II & Moisture Free Warranty Certified Master Stucco & EIFS Inspector; Member Building Envelope Science Institute; EIMA, EIFS Members Association; Member AWCI, GAF Steep Slope Certified; ITC Certified Infrared Thermographer; Expert Witness Testimony for Litigation of Building Envelope Systems; RCI Registered Consultant; Retired ASHI Inspector
- Todd McCarty, Class-Harlan Real Estate: Todd is a top producing salesperson, has been with Class-Harlan Real Estate since 2013, became an owner/partner in 2014, and broker of record in 2016. He is also an owner/partner of the Doylestown Inn and the Hattery Stove and Still restaurant in Doylestown.
Proceeds of the event will be donated to YMCA of Bucks County.