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March 25, 2010 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Most of the recent developments in Building Science have resulted from expensive monitoring of building assemblies in laboratory conditions. In the last decade, cost-effective instruments have become available that permit monitoring assemblies in situ. Through the data collected, practitioners can better understand the microclimates that are created when components join together in building assemblies.
This luncheon will examine data collected in the field to suggest a cause for horizontal cracking of stucco applied on steel furring. A conceptual solution that addresses the failure mechanism of stucco is proposed.
Pierre-Michel Busque, P.Eng. BEP graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. After working for a civil Engineering consulting firm, Pierre moved to Florida to work on a residential development. In 1992, Pierre returned to Canada and worked at CHMC managing building envelope research projects. In 1996, Pierre moved to Vancouver where he worked for Levelton. Pierre has established Busque Engineering Ltd., a building envelope consulting firm, in 2008. Pierre is also an instructor, on building envelope performance, at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
|MONITORING THE ENVELOPE – ON STUCCO CRACKING||Pierre-Michel Busque
Busque Engineering Ltd.