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Join us for a free, AIA (American Institute of Architects) educational seminar on Tuesday, October 19th. Doors will open at 11:30am with the AIA seminar starting at noon.
The seminar is presented by GE Silicones Application Development Engineer, Victor Yakin. During the hour-long seminar, you’ll discover the benefits of 100% silicone AWBs and how to specify the right, high performance products designed to protect buildings over the long term.
The event will also include drinks and networking, as well as the opportunity to look around the PGP Design Center.
As commercial building designs become ever more ambitious and demand for sustainable, energy efficient buildings rises, choosing the right air and water-resistive barrier is becoming increasingly important.
In this educational seminar, Victor Yakin explores the topic of silicone AWBs in detail, covering:
An introduction to AWBs
The benefits of AWBs
Codes and requirements
100% silicone vs other chemistries
Key benefits of 100% silicone AWBs
Victor J. Yakin is a construction products professional, currently working as technical consultant for GE Silicones. He has over 20 years of experience in design, marketing, and sales of specialty engineered products for commercial and institutional projects.
Before his tenure at GE Silicones, he ran his firm “Architectural Products Consulting & Sales LLC” for 7 years, representing major manufacturers of façade systems and of adjustable structural connections. Victor was also a director of business development for Oldcastle Building Solutions, and before that, was the national sales manager of Halfen Anchoring Systems. His career in construction started in the 1990’s as a glazing contractor in Cancun, Mexico, designing and building custom glazing systems for the local hospitality industry.
Victor has authored several articles that have appeared in national trade publications. He has a technical background in mechanical engineering and CSI/CDT certification. His decades of experience in construction products and a passion for disseminating technical knowledge have allowed him to develop an extensive network and a lively style of continuing education for design and construction professionals.