Wrapping the Museum

Monday, May 1, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This presentation will focus on the design and installation of the waterproofing, air barrier, and roofing systems associated with a private Art Museum located in Newport RI. The museum building is designed in the Italianate Style and is located 200 feet from the famed Cliff Walk and Atlantic Ocean. The project included raising the existing building to install a waterproofed foundation wall and transitions to the air barrier and plaza decks. Detailing includes waterproofing transitions to an interior garden solarium, waterproofing of an exterior green house plaza and stucco carriage house.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss waterproofing performance requirements for a museum located in close proximity to the ocean.
  2. Discuss methods and detailing to transition multiple waterproofing systems to vertical wall air barriers.
  3. Discuss methods of detailing air barriers to steep-slope and low-slope roof systems.
  4. Discuss detailing to reduce thermal bridging and condensation potential in a museum conditions.
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Brian Neely, AIA, CDT, BECxP

Gale Associates Inc., Weymouth, MA

Brian Neely, AIA, CDT, BECxPSM is a Senior Project Manager/Project Architect for Gale Associates’ Building Enclosure Design and Consulting Group. He performs building envelope evaluations and provides recommendations for building repair and restoration. He has experience in developing low-maintenance renovations to public and private facilities while retaining the historic building elements. Mr. Neely has been actively involved with supplying peer review analysis of designs for new construction projects relating to the building envelope. Many of the projects relate to educational and research type facilities. He has been a CSI member for 12 years and served as past President of the Boston CSI chapter. Mr. Neely is a seasoned presenter and has given educational seminars to several facility groups.