AIBD Suncoast Chapter
May 11th, 2017
Meeting called to order at 11:50 a.m. by Renato Carotti (Secretary).
AIBD Chapter officers:
Chair, Jenni Lewis, Dreamcatcher Building Designs (Sick)
Vice Chair, Paul Glaser, Glaser Designs
Secretary, Renato Carotti, Carotti Engineering
AIBD members present:
Kristen Bryant – Carotti Engineering
Steve Lewis – Lewis Consulting Services
Jon Levey – Simpson Strong Tie
Dale Lewis – Dale Lewis Consultant
NON-AIBD Members present:
Dick Pensivy – Lewis Consulting Services
Mike Loader – Quiktie
Mike Monville – Heritage Builders
- Ren went over updates from AIBD
- Kristen updated everyone on sending out emails to invite people to our meetings and who is coming up in the next few months for presenters…
- June – Origin Doors & Windows (their product)
- July – Tubular Skylight (their product)
- August – Phantom Screens (their product)
- Steve Lewis would like to have a presentation on construction law & copy rights
- Steve Lewis would also like to hear about open and closed cell foam.
- Drew Smith from Two Trails started his presentation at 12:15 p, & went till 1:17 pm.
- Drew’s presentation was on “green” building which is now called sustainable building.
- Drew is NOT a fan of closed cell foam for Florida. Closed cell in Florida should only be used when building a wine cooler & underside of a floor of a raised platform home.
- Spray foam has fire retardant in it.
- Ways to have a more sustainable home…
- Natural landscaping
- Native plants
- Rain collector
- Solar panels
- Wind turbine
- Light colored exterior walls & roof or metal roof
- Energy efficient low impact windows and glass
- High quality insulation & sealing (upgrading wall insulation does not help all that much)
- Duct work sealed with Mastic on the inside
- Central dehumidification system
- Low flow & duel flush toilets
- Energy star light fixtures & appliances
- Minimize Carpet
Our presenter for June’s meeting on Thursday the 8th, 2017 is Steve Johnson from Origin Doors & Windows
Our presenter for July’s meeting on Thursday the 13th, 2017 is Tubular Skylight
***Bring someone with you. Invite people! Let’s grow our chapter!***
Meeting adjourned by Renato Carotti at 1:20 p.m.