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Improving the envelope of a new home so that it better protects the home, creates a more comfortable environment for the occupants, and consumes less energy is one thing; but how do you go about improving the performance of a home that is 69-years old and stands as an icon of residential design?
In this discussion, Matthew Bronski, P.E., will provide Case Study's on several iconic homes and share his assessment on the restoration work done to improve the envelopes on several historic properties, including lessons learned and best practices.
Topics covered will include window flashings, roof eave edge detailing, roof to wall overhangs, interior to exterior transitions at grade, and overall building forms for improved water management.
Matthew Bronski, P.E., is a Principal, and the Preservation Technology Practice Leader at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH), where he has practiced for the past 26 years. Matthew has led SGH's projects on many iconic buildings. He has published over a dozen technical papers and has served as a guest lecturer or critic at numerous universities, including Harvard, MIT, and Yale. He holds an undergraduate degree in engineering (Tulane), and graduate degrees in architecture (Penn) and historic preservation (Penn). In 2009, he became only the second engineer in 113 years to receive the prestigious Rome Prize.
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