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SBSA, Inc. President/Owner Edward L. Fronapfel,MSCE, PE, CBIE, D-IBFES, CFCC, EDI, CBCP,F. NAFE, F. ASCE will be speaking Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the ASHRAE Pikes Peak Chapter Meeting discussing the topics of Roofing and Ventilation issues. Roofing complications in Colorado require consideration regarding the code, manufacturer requirements and implications of roofing practices. The long standing code required ventilation of roofs and crawl spaces has been applied without much scientific merit. Mr. Fronapfel will provide a review of the history of the code, the applications of the provisions, and the impact of the installation methods on both new and existing Colorado construction.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. ASHRAE was formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers by the merger in 1959 of American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE) founded in 1894 and The American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) founded in 1904.

In 2012, as part of a rebranding, ASHRAE began doing business as “ASHRAE” vs. using its full legal name of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Use of ASHRAE reflects the Society’s worldwide membership and that services will continue evolving globally.

SBSA, Inc. a Golden, Colorado-based engineering and architectural firm specializing in forensic engineering and architecture, new design, construction management, and redesign of properties. Ed Fronapfel’s 30 years of experience in both structural and civil engineering allows him to understand the complex interaction between geotechnical, structural, architectural, and thermal environments. Mr. Fronapfel is licensed to practice engineering in more than 35 states and continues his commitment to the building community by teaching and writing for many local and national organizations.

The goals and values central to SBSA help us to tackle any challenge and provide a clear path to the completion of a project. Our process, coupled with a strong work ethic, ensures every client a professional and responsive experience from beginning to end. SBSA’s organizational philosophy has fostered numerous long-standing clients and stands as a central pillar of our success.

SBSA’s experience has been gained with Edward L. Fronapfel’s start in the forensic practice of engineering from the mid-1990s.  The team includes engineers, architects and construction professionals with expertise and education in building systems that include the Civil, Structural and Architectural requirements that create the building systems from conception to use.

Our clients include attorneys, insurance companies, builders, developers, homeowner associations (HOA’s), community managers, facility and property managers, buyers, sellers, and owners.

SBSA’s experience allows us to understand how to prioritize the issues, determine the repair and rehabilitation work based on the degree of risks and potential future damages while considering budgetary constraints. Then SBSA will work closely with the owner(s) and repair contractor to get the job done right with thorough repair designs and quality oversight.