What an incredible project and team! The PAE Living Building team has not missed a beat despite the pandemic, wildfires, ice storms and the recent heat wave. This incredibly innovative International Living Future Institute Living Building project, which is taking sustainability and earthquake resilience to new heights, is set to meet completion and budget goals with a September opening. We would love to thank our WALSH management team of Ed Sloop, Kent Usher, Adam Klauba and Linda Woolery and the incredible onsite team who have worked diligently through it all led by superintendent Kyle Heckaman with Sam Sullivan, Steffen Schulz and so many more.
As one of the most critical enclosure components, the roof assembly is often one of the least understood. With so many system options and insulation strategies to choose from, it can be difficult to make the right decision for your project. On Tuesday April 21, WALSH hosted an event, sponsored and organized by Portland CSI, with a panel of industry professionals, including; Mark Hambelton, McDonald and Wetle, VP and Senior Estimator; George Starbuck, M+W, VP and Senior Estimator; John Herrmann, President, Bain Associates; Phil Strand, Senior Technical Roof Consultant, McBride Architecture and Panel Moderator Marty Houston, Quality Director, Walsh Construction Co.
WALSH Quality proactively seeks out new technologies and materials to learn more about material chemistry and physical properties, expected performance, compatibilities and installation parameters. The more WALSH can understand about new and developing technologies and materials before they are integrated into specifications, the better our people can respond to, and provide, these advances to our clients and our projects.
Sealant Adhesion & Compatibility Study presented at the Seattle BEC Meeting by WALSH Quality Manager, Sharon Libby.
This presentation explained how this sealant adhesion and compatibility study was conceived and executed and will also provide conclusions about the observed reactions between many different substrates and sealants. This study was executed by the WALSH Quality Department to determine the varying levels of adhesion between commonly specified sealants and substrates (including weather resistive barriers, self adhered membranes, liquid applied membranes and cladding components including brick, fiber cement cladding and various window materials.