Join us in Seattle at the Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square for:

Building Envelope Investigations 

" Investigation Protocols & Standards"

Standards & Methodology for Investigating Roofing, Waterproofing and Exterior Walls in Residential & Commercial Buildings

Do you and your firm conduct investigations of exterior walls, roofing and waterproofing on residential and commerical buildings?  If yes, are your investigation methods defensible and will they stand up under close scrutiny? Are you sure you and your team are using the right standard and applying the standard correctly on various types of residential and commercial building investigations (water intrusion analysis, litigation related investigation, course of construction or final inspections, etc.)? 

The Building Envlope Institute invites you to join us in Seattle, WA on September 8-9, 2014 as we review and guide you through a number of industry accepted and defensible ASTM investigation protocols and standards.   The BEI's Building Envelope Investigation seminar will walk you through the process of applying industry accepted standards, protocols and investigation methodology to the investigation of commercial and residential buildings.  The core of this program revolves around ASTM documents that are specific to building envelope investigations (E2128, E2018, D7053, D5957, C1060 and C1153).  Additional ASTM documents discussed in this program includes D2829, E907, D1079, E2266, & D7119.  The presentations include numerous case studies of building envelope investigations.      

 Attendees will earn 14.0 AIA LU’s and/or 14.0 RCI CEU’s.

This program, which will be held at the Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square, is designed to advance the skills of architects, consultants, engineers, inspectors, facility managers and contractors in the art of conducting a forensic investigation on a residential and/or commercial building.    This program will also provide a solid foundation to build on for those new to building envelope investigations.

This two-day program, which includes breakfast and lunch each day, goes from 7:30 to 5:00 pm on Monday and from 7:30 am  to 4pm .  Prior to the clss date each attendee will receive a  email with a link to download  a copy of each PowerPoint presentation and copies of any papers submitted by the presenters.


John D. Shepherd, RRC, RRO
Building Envelope Institute
Phone: 310-378-0791                                    Email:


Monday September 8, 2014   Tuesday September 9, 2014
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM PST

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 Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Sq
 612 2nd Avenue                                  Seattle, WA 98104-2204

Note: the BEI does not have a room block for this conference.



  • Registration:                                        Now through September 3rd:   $545
  • Late Registration:                              after September 5, 2014:          $595  


  • Table top Exhibitor: $650 
  • Program Sponsor: $1,100

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Technical Sessions

  • Thermography as an Investigation Tool/HAMM.
  • Investigation Protocols & Methodology: A review of ASTM D7053, D5957 and E2018, and other investigation protocols.
  • Industry Approved Exterior Wall Testing Standards (ASTM 2128).
  • Thermography for Wall Investigations (ASTM 1153).
  • Additional Testing Standards Used by Construction Professionals.
  • Tools used in Building Envelope Investigations.
  • Industry Approved Waterproofing Testing Standards. 
  • Industry Approved Roofing Testing Standards.
  • Thermography for Roofing/Waterproofing Investigations (ASTM 1060)..
  •  Using Thermography to Find Condensation in Roof & Wall Assemblies.  
  • Leak Investigations Case Studies.

Program Faculty

                              Chris Nelson, Senior Consultant                                                               Pacific Building Consultants, Inc.                                

         Scott Wood, President, , LLC, Level III Thermographer               Scott Wood Associates

  John D. Shepherd, RRC, RRO, Building Science Thermographer     Shepherd Consulting Services


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