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April 27, 2016

AGMA joins forces with AIA Phila’s Building Enclosure Council to sponsor joint event

AGMA is teaming up with AIA Philadelphia’s Building Enclosure Council (BEC) to offer a tour of Architectural Testing, Inc. – a curtain wall system testing facility in York, PA. The day will consist of an on-site presentation regarding building commissioning and performance verification testing. At the completion of the day, 3.5 CEUs will be awarded to participants.  

Schedule: Wednesday, June 8th

8:30 a.m. – Motor coach leaves from King of Prussia mall parking lot (snacks provided on bus)

1o: 30 a.m. – Arrival at ATI

10:30 – 12:00 – Presentations (see below) (*3.5 CEUs will be awarded for participation in Presentation + Tour)

12:00 – 12:30 – Catered lunch

12:30 – 2:30 – Tour 

2:30 – Departure for King of Prussia Mall

Cost: There is no cost to participate for members of AGMA and/or AIA’s BEC

RSVP: Reservations are required. Spots will be filled on a first come-first served basis. Event is capped at 54 people.

Please RSVP to Lisa Godlewski at or 215-854-0129.

Presentation Details:
Commissioning (Cx) – John Runkle will explain the connection between a functional building enclosure and occupant health and safety and how to enhance the performance of you next project. His presentation will allow participants to understand and apply the full pallet of building enclosure related testing from lab to field. The group will discuss how our changing environments and construction practices dictate modifications to traditional building enclosure quality assurance and will explore how building enclosure commissioning can help you right size mechanical equipment, by understanding what quantifiable results are achievable in today’s buildings.

Performance Verification Testing – Jennifer Keegan will discuss the challenges with integrating windows, storefronts and curtain walls with air barriers. She will share tips for addressing conditions that are difficult to detail (sill pans, receptor systems, lintels, end dams) and strategies for successful air and water testing of the window and wall as an assembly.


John Runkle, P.E., Vice President – Building Sciences. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Civil Engineering, Mr. Runkle has been heavily involved in the development of Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) as a practice.

Jennifer Keegan, Regional Manager of the Building Sciences Group. Ms. Keegan has 17 years’ experience as a building enclosure consultant.  After spending her first 15 years in forensics identifying how and why systems failed, she left the litigation realm to work in a more collaborative environment and help project teams find success.