What is High Temperature?

Wednesday May 8, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Regency Ballroom

This session will aim to answer a few questions: what does ‘high temperature’ mean; are the standards that are currently being used enough to support those claims; and do materials that claim high temperature have the best chance of meeting the physical requirements of today’s built environment?

Existing standards addressing elements of elevated temperature, such as accelerated aging, sample conditioning (AAMA 711 section 5.5), and visual assessment (ASTM D1970 section 7.6) are generally inadequate and incomplete.

This paper will look at common standards and claims regarding “high-temperature” and put them in the context of their respective applications.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define ‘high temperature’ for building enclosure materials and applications.
  2. Understand the standards that are currently being used for high-temperature.
  3. Demonstrate the connection between high-temperature exposure and the performance of materials in these applications.
  4. Understanding the importance of specifications and designing for high-temperature applications.
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Benjamin Meyer, AIA, LEED AP

Siplast, Dallas TX

Benjamin is the Building Enclosure Business Director with Siplast. Previous experience includes: enclosure consultant principal, technical management for enclosure products, architecture, real-estate development and construction management. Serves as ASHRAE 90.1 Envelope Chair and Full Voting Member, Director of ABAA, and past LEED Technical Committee Member.

Luke Geoffrion, Ph.D

Siplast, Dallas TX

Luke is the Research and Development Supervisor – Innovation for Siplast. He is active in several committees and organizations including ASTM and ABAA. He is driven by the innate need to understand and provide solutions to Siplast’s customers that meet their needs. He actively develops products and services in the building enclosure, adhesive and sealants, and roofing and waterproofing markets.

Mr. Geoffrion has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he studied thermodynamics and processing of nanomaterials. During his tenure, he published 10 scientific journal articles. He enjoys playing games with his wife and four pets.