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Pushing the Envelope is about making buildings better. We'll talk about architecture, engineering and construction as well as building science and how all of this goes into making more durable, comfortable and efficient buildings.

The podcast is hosted by Matt Copeland, P.E. and sponsored by Copeland Building Envelope Consulting, Inc.

Pushing the Envelope Matthew Copeland

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Pushing the Envelope is about making buildings better. We'll talk about architecture, engineering and construction as well as building science and how all of this goes into making more durable, comfortable and efficient buildings.

The podcast is hosted by Matt Copeland, P.E. and sponsored by Copeland Building Envelope Consulting, Inc.

    #5: Air Barriers vs. Vapor Barriers - Fight!

    #5: Air Barriers vs. Vapor Barriers - Fight!

    In this episode I walk through the building science fundamentals of controlling bulk air flow and water vapor diffusion using air barriers and vapor barriers. Check out copelandbec.com/podcast for the full show notes.


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    • 16 min
    #4: Drone Photography with Mindi Sokoloski of Multispectral Aerial Service

    #4: Drone Photography with Mindi Sokoloski of Multispectral Aerial Service

    In this episode we dive into various aspects of unmanned aerial photography (aka "drone" photography) including the use of drones for infrared (IR) inspections and photogrammetry. Full show notes at: https://copelandbec.com/podcast/


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    #3: Roof Wind Design with Jennifer Keegan, Jim Kirby and Ben Meyer of GAF

    #3: Roof Wind Design with Jennifer Keegan, Jim Kirby and Ben Meyer of GAF

    Why do some roofs end up in the parking lot? Learn the answer to that question and much more in this this information-packed episode where I discuss the ins and outs of wind uplift design for low-slope roofing with Jennifer Keegan (LinkedIn), James R. Kirby (LinkedIn) and Benjamin Meyer (LinkedIn) of the GAF Building & Roofing Science team (LinkedIn).
    For more details and show notes: https://copelandbec.com/episode-3-roof-wind-design

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    • 55 min
    #2: Adrian Lowenstein of Skyline Windows on High Performance Construction, BERDO, Local Law 97, and Energy Codes

    #2: Adrian Lowenstein of Skyline Windows on High Performance Construction, BERDO, Local Law 97, and Energy Codes

    This is a great conversation with Adrian Lowenstein, PE, MBA, National Business Development Manager for Skyline Windows. Adrian has insights on how we can move towards higher performance and higher efficiency in our building stock. We discuss a couple of new local ordinances that seek to raise the bar for performance of buildings: the Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) in Boston and Local Law 97 in New York City. We also hit on topics such as pre-fabricated pre-glazed wall construction techniques, the opportunities for higher performance afforded by advancing technology and project team relationships that lead to better project outcomes.

    For full show notes go to copelandbec.com/episode-2-adrian-lowenstein-berdo-performance-efficiency


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    • 58 min
    #1: Ken Kiefer, High Performance Construction Academy Director, SIGA North America

    #1: Ken Kiefer, High Performance Construction Academy Director, SIGA North America

    My guest in this inaugural episode is Ken Kiefer. Ken is the Director of SIGA North America's High-Performance Construction Academy and expert on high performance construction, especially related to air and water control in wall assemblies. We cover a variety of topics including Ken's work on a recent passive house project in Cambridge, MA, what contractors and designers are looking for from manufacturers of high performance building materials, and some of the resources available at SIGA's High-Performance Construction Academy. 

    Show Notes


    SIGA North America
    SIGA High-Performance Construction Academy
    Finch Cambridge: One of The First Multifamily Passive House Standard Projects in Massachusetts
    Passive House Institute US, Inc.


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    • 53 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

    Here's a quick intro to what I hope will be an interesting podcast for architects, engineers, contractors, building product manufacturers and anyone else interested in making better buildings.


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