Constructing A Successful Building Envelope: Joe Pasma

Joe Pasma of Premier SIPS

Joe Pasma of Premier SIPS

For this 18th Commercial Conversation, we are joined by Joe Pasma of Premier SIPS, Puyallup, WA, division of Carlisle Construction Materials. Joe is a professional engineer and technical manager at Premier SIPS. He has 35 years of experience in the building industry and specializes in high-performance building systems. His background includes structural engineering, product development and application of building science principles. Our discussion with Joe focuses on building envelope trends, technology, codes, and the role of structured insulated panels in producing an energy-efficient envelope system. We also talk about the roles of the HVAC and building-automation systems in creating a living, breathing building. Click here to download the podcast mp3 file.

To learn more about building-envelope technology and structured insulated panels, use the following resources:


Fenestration Codes and Trends with Mike Turner

Mike Turner, AAMA board member and vice president of marketing at YKK AP America, Inc.

Our third Commercial Conversation is with Mike Turner, vice president of marketing at YKK AP America Inc., Austell, GA. Mike is also a board member of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Schaumburg, IL, the TaskGroup Chairman for BIM Initiatives at AAMA, a member of the Codes and Regulatory Affairs Committee at AAMA, and a member of the International Code Council. Click here to download the podcast mp3 file. In the coming weeks you’ll also be able to use iTunes to download the podcasts.
   In this podcast, we discuss new Int’l Code Council codes, AAMA standards, fenestration technology, and how these factors are going to combine to reduce building energy consumption by 30% and exceed current LEED requirements. Mike’s involvement with the various code-development committees and as an AAMA board member provides him with insight that will help specifiers identify fenestration that that will meet energy-code requirements, likely exceed LEED requirements, and generally help develop efficient and sustainable facilities.

To help you further understand the new codes and what they mean, explore the following resources: