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March 14th CSI Meeting - Elevating Design with Copper

March 14th CSI Meeting - Elevating Design with Copper

March 14th CSI Meeting - Elevating Design with Copper
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
DoubleTree Suites
320 N 44th St
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: 602-225-0500

Wayne Seale

Wayne Seale

H. Wayne Seale, AIA, NCARB, a resident of Renton, WA, was a Project Manager/Regional Manager for the Copper Development Association (CDA) specializing in Architectural Applications. He is an architect registered in New York State and has been so for over 30 years. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University along with a BA in Business Management from Minot State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and holds a certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

Mr. Seale was employed by CDA for over 16 years where he served as a technical resource in the application of copper and copper alloys on and in buildings. He retired from CDA in January 2014. While at CDA he taught architects how to design, detail and specify copper systems and contractors how to install copper in architectural and plumbing applications. The teaching occurred through various means including face-to-face lectures, telephone design assistance and installation training programs.

Prior to CDA, Mr. Seale functioned as Director, New Business Development and Director, Marketing for The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) in Alexandria Virginia. Before coming to CSI, he practiced architecture in various locations throughout the US designing, producing and managing projects ranging from residential to commercial to healthcare facilities.

Mr. Seale now functions as a consultant to the building industry and is currently conducting seminars for the Copper Development Association.

About the presentation:

In this one-hour course, you will learn about the amazing qualities of copper and its inherent sustainability in the built environment. The properties and characteristics of copper and copper alloys over versatility, sustainability, and unlimited design potential. Examples of good design practice will be evaluated along with an assessment of project solutions and improvements. In addition, current award-winning projects will be reviewed to inspire the creativity of design professionals. The presentation will conclude with a question and answer session.

Educational objectives:

  • Define copper, identify common copper alloy families, and interpret how copper is 100% recyclable.
  • Examine the inherent properties of copper that make it an efficient building material and how design professionals can incorporate these characteristics into high performing buildings and infrastructure.
  • Discuss the functional contributions of copper and copper alloys as part of a sustainable building design.
  • Assess recent construction projects utilizing copper and copper alloys in roofing, wall cladding, and ornamental systems. 


11:30 AM Introductions / Chapter Business
11:45 AM Lunch Served
12:00 PM Presentation
12:50 PM Closing Remarks

Members: Free
Non-Members: $35

DoubleTree Suite
320 N. 44th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Contact Ed Galindo (480) 751-8780 or for additional information.

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