Prefabricated Systems Where Intention and Reality Collide!
The North Texas Chapter is honored to host Amy Peevey, the current president of IIBEC, to come and speak to our chapter! Please note the new venue for this meeting. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
With the ever-developing challenges of accelerated project schedules and reduced project costs, prefabricated components and systems are becoming more nd more widespread in the marketplace. Fabricating a portion or entire system prior to installation on the project site not only assists with project schedule and costs but also increases quality control and quality assurance and other project controls. However, the success of these prefabricated assemblies can immediately become compromised after fabrication, resulting in effective performance, installation issues, and unforeseen additional work, which consequently undermines the benefits of these systems.
- Review brief history of common prefabricated building envelope assemblies to understand the origin and design of these systems.
- Review the various types of modern prefabricated building envelope systems and components.
- Compare the modern vs. historical systems to emphasize the current problems in effectiveness and performance.
- Learn methods for evaluating the use of prefabricated assemblies.
- Review case studies from representative projects to demonstrate the challenges that the prefabrication trend presents.
Speaker: Amy Peevey
Speaker Bio: Ms. Peevey (Current President of IIBEC) is a building enclosure engineer with over 20 years of experience in the new design, investigation/evaluation, and restoration of building envelope systems. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin and is a registered professional engineer in several states. She has spent a majority of her career performing forensic investigations and developing new designs, as well as providing expert litigation support for below-grade and plaza waterproofing, cladding, fenestration, and roofing systems, as well as their structural components. Her forensic engineering background has enabled her to understand the performance of building enclosures and causes for material, system, and integration related performance failures, as well as the need to coordinate the building exterior with the other building systems (MEP, structural, civil, etc.), which in turn provides a high level of technical insight into new building envelope design. Her new design experience has reinforced her technical knowledge and grown her understanding of new technology and innovation in materials, components, trends, construction methods, etc. as it applies to both new construction and restoration of building envelopes. Ms. Peevey is a seasoned presenter and published member of several technical trade associations and active contributor to the building envelope community.
Meeting Location: Grapevine Chamber of Commerce
Meeting Address: 200 Vine St E, Grapevine, TX 76051
Registration start time: 11:30 am
Presentation begins: 12:00 pm
Member/Friend of the Chapter Cost: $30
Mon-Member/Guest Cost: $40