Presented by Dave Kimball , DOW Corning. Mr. Kimball is a Field Application Technical Specialist with 32 years of experience at DOW and he knows his "Pookie"*.

Dave will discuss the ABC's of sealants from the perspective of both a chemist and a field seasoned troubleshooter. Dave's entertaining and down to earth style bring a fresh and practical point of view to the world of sealants. We expect all to learn and to be entertained.

The discussion will cover sealant chemistry and why it is important to you (not all sealants are created equal), as well as the “goal in life” of a sealant and what it means to be able to handle "life in a joint". Other topics will include: important sealant properties, the Big Six of Sealant installation and why each is important, staining of sensitive substrates, and why sealants fail.

The night will conclude with the types of applications for sealants including: Weathersealing, Structural Glazing, Protective Glazing, and others.

*Pookie- a Canadian term for stuff you shove in a crack or joint to keep out air and water. The term was first coined by Dr. John Straube, a renowned building science expert from the University of Waterloo.

Speaker Bio
Dave began his thirty-two year career at Dow Corning Corporation in Midland, Michigan and has spent the last twenty-six of those years in the World of Sealants. Dave spent eight years in Dow Corning’s Elizabethtown, Kentucky Sealants Manufacturing Plant primarily in Quality and Technology Development roles. Then Dave moved to Northern California in a Technical Service Specialist position for Construction Products in the Western Region. In 2003, Dave returned to Midland, Michigan in a Senior Technical Service Specialist Role. In March 2007, Dave moved again … this time to the Houston, Texas area as a Field Application Technical Specialist including Technical Service Responsibility for the Western U.S. and Canada.

Organized by: AIANY Building Enclosure Council

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