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CSI Maine to host Building Envelope 2014 Conference

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CSI Maine to host Building Envelope 2014 Conference
Joseph Lstiburek to present “Don’t Do Stupid Things: Design in a Wet Environment”

JAN. 31, 2014, PORTLAND, ME – CSI Maine will host Building Envelope 2014 Conference at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Portland, Maine, on May 15, 2014. With an emphasis on design and construction of building envelopes for the northeastern climate, the event is expected to draw builders, architects, building owners and facility managers from across the state, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Atlantic Canada.

“This is a targeted event of great value and we expect it to be well-attended,” says committee chairman Dan Miller. “Building envelope construction is a top concern in all regions, but Maine has its specific challenges,” says Miller. “Freeze-thaw cycles, proximity to ocean, and high winds all play havoc on envelopes. This conference will address our particular challenges and provide a forum for a focused discussion.”

Among industry leaders to present sessions is Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P. Eng., ASHRAE Fellow, founding principal of Building Science Corporation. Lsiburek is an internationally known authority on moisture-related building problems and indoor air quality. He has appeared on such television programs as PBS NOVA (“Can buildings make you sick?”) and is the author of numerous books and technical papers on building science, indoor air quality and durability.

“We’re incredibly honored to have Lstiburek join us in May,” says Miller. “He has a wealth of expertise on the science of building envelope construction, and we hope to glean a great deal of knowledge from his session.”

Cost for the event is $85, and includes seminars, breakfast, lunch, and a wine-tasting social. To register, visit

Sponsorship and exhibitor space is also available. For details, contact Charissa McCarver at

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ABOUT CSI MAINE: CSI Maine is a chapter of Construction Specifications Institute, a national association of more than 13,000 volunteers, including specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, product representatives, manufacturers, owners and others who are experts in building construction and the materials used therein. Its mission is to advance building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance. For details, visit

ABOUT JOSEPH LSTIBUREK: Joseph Lstiburek has been a licensed professional engineer in the province of Ontario since 1982 and is a principal of Building Science Corporation. The adjunct professor of Building Science at the University of Toronto has more than 30 years of experience in design, construction, investigation, and building science research. Through the Department of Energy’s Building America program, Lstiburek has forged partnerships with designers, builders, developers, suppliers and manufacturers to build high-performance buildings across the U.S.

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