Monthly Meetings - 4th Tuesday of Each Month
(except July and August) January 28, 2020
NoVA ASHI TECHNICAL SEMINAR
April 3rd and 4th, 2020
Glenn began his construction career in 1996 in the trenches, starting as a laborer and carpenter’s apprentice at the age of 19. Learning quickly from quality mentors he progressed to framing homes as a subcontractor and later operating his own remodeling and deck-construction company. In 2005, Glenn packed up his tools and became a building, plumbing, and mechanical inspector for the City of Westminster, Colorado. For the next 13 years, he grew in responsibilities at the City in roles as inspector and plan reviewer, and he earned his Master Code Professional Certification from ICC. In 2007 he taught his first building code class, Building Codes for Building Decks, for a local lumberyard, and this began his 10-year steady development in writing, teaching, and consulting, while still working full-time for the City.
Glenn has authored over 70 technical articles in publications such as “Professional Deck Builder”, “The Journal of Light Construction”, “Fine Homebuilding”, and “The Building Safety Journal”, as well as the International Code Council’s book, Deck Construction Based on the 2009 International Residential Code. From 2011 to the end of 2013, he took the role as Technical Advisor to the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), where he assisted the association with code related initiatives and the development of the Master Deck Professional, Codes and Standards Certification. He represented the decking industry in the ICC code development process for the creation of many of the deck provisions first published in the 2015 IRC. He is a professional speaker and educator in residential codes, with audiences ranging from contractors to building officials at both public and private events.
In 2012 he began exploring the use of technology to make codes more accessible and understandable. At the end of that year, he opened www.BuildingCodeCollege.com, an emerging, ICC-approved Preferred Provider, online school, with the goal of creating a platform to offer his and other instructors’ education. For the next 6 years, he would slowly work on developing online classes and an online reputation for quality code education that dives into the “intent and purpose” of the code provisions.
In Spring of 2018, Glenn took the big leap, and after 13 years with the City of Westminster while for 10 years simultaneously feeding his passion for educating, he left the City to pursue full-time commitment to code education through BuildingCodeCollege.com. Drawing on his experience as a tradesman, contractor, consultant and building inspector, he is able to review, discuss, and teach the standards of construction with a true understanding of the realities involved with applying them in the field.
Event :: NoVA ASHI Technical Seminar October 24, 2019
NoVA ASHI Technical Seminar October 24, 2019
Mark Parlee "The Building Consultant"
Inspecting building envelope and windows
Inspecting different types of siding and AMSV (Adhered Manufactured Stone Veneer)
NoVA ASHI TECHNICAL SEMINAR
"The Building Consultant"
October 24, 2019
When I spoke with Mark at a seminar last year, he was working on 28 lawsuits. Mark is a building envelope failure / water intrusion expert, and also a dynamic speaker. If you've heard Mark speak before, you'll probably want to hear him speak again. If you haven't heard him speak, you don't want to miss this seminar! Almost all homes built in the Greater DC Metro area in the last 10 or so years have some type of adhered masonry or stone veneer - many of them in combination with fiber cement siding. Most of these homes likely have envelope construction errors that will eventually result in water damage. Attend this seminar to get the knowledge you need to protect yourself - and your clients.
Mark Parlee, the Building Consultant, (also known as The Leak Detective) has spent 43 years building residential homes, commercial buildings and apartment complexes and completing remodeling projects. As The Building Consultant, he offers consulting services to identify the problems of building performance, moisture intrusion (leaks), and construction defects. Mark’s services are related specifically to the building envelope, which protects the rest of the structure. Moisture intrusion into the building envelope can cost thousands of dollars. Microbial action resulting from moisture intrusion can be detrimental to health. A quality, professional building analysis is critical before buying a new home, for litigation, in negotiations with insurance companies and builders, and for general safety in any home to save incalculable funds and hassles in the future.
Mark has been invited to speak as a moisture intrusion expert at the National Home Builders Association (NAHB) Remodeling Council, the Iowa Roofing Contractors Association (LIRCA), and other prominent seminars. To maintain his expertise and improve in his work, Mark consistently supplements his education. The most prominent seminars and workshops he attends are the American Institute of Architects seminar, the Iowa Association of Building Officials seminar, the Journal of Light Construction seminar, and the University of Minnesota workshop. He is fully certified by the Exterior Design Institute (EDI) as an Exterior Installation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Inspector, Moisture Analyst, and Quality Control expert and the International Code Council. Additionally, he is a DuPont Certified Tyvek Installer, a Level I Infrared Thermographer (Snell), certified in Therma Tru Entry Installation, a Certified Building Envelope Investigator (BEC2), and is certified with the Building Envelope Science Institute (BESI). Mark is currently working on his certification with the Building Performance Institute.
Questions? Problems registering? Contact Jim Vaughn (seminar organizer) 703.675.5452 V/T firstname.lastname@example.org
10/24/2019 08:00 am
10/24/2019 05:00 pm
12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax VA 22033
8:00 - 8:30 REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30 - 10:20 BUILDING ENVELOPE OVERVIEW
10:20 - 10:30 BREAK
10:30 - 12:00 BUILDING ENVELOPE OVERVIEW AND WINDOWS
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 - 2:40 INSPECTING VARIOUS TYPES OF SIDING
2:40 - 2:50 BREAK
2:50 - 4:30 INSPECTING VARIOUS TYPES OF SIDING AND AMSV
(ADHERED MANUFACTURED STONE VENEER)