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24 February 2015

6:00pm - 7:30pm


District Architecture Center

421 7th Street NW

Washington, DC 20004


An Introduction to Etylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) Roofs

Presented by Martina Driscoll and Andrea DelGiudice (Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.)


A transparent material with a very long name, Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene roof systems seem to be popping up more and more.  The system, already used more widely in Europe, seems to be gaining foothold in the United States, particularly in buildings with blast considerations.  This presentation will provide an introduction to the system in general as well as discuss relevant factory and field testing experience gained during construction of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency New Campus East project as well as the new Anaheim Regional Transit Intermodal Center.  


Learning objectives:

  1. Understand some advantages and disadvantages as compared to glass skylights,

  2. Gain a basic understanding of a typical ETFE construction,

  3. Understand an appropriate laboratory testing approach, and

  4. Understand relevant field quality control and quality assurance observation and testing. 


If you plan to attend, please click here for more information and to pre-register. Registration is also available at the door. Although we are striving to keep our regular monthly programming free, as it has been in the past, we are currently being asked to charge as outlined on the AIA website for events. We are currently working with AIA DC to eliminate this charge for our monthly meetings, and, until then, we hope that you will still be able to join us. We will continue to strive to provide interesting, engaging, and practical programming that also offers AIA CES credit. 


Organized by: BEC-DC



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