Holiday Spirit at BASF Wall Systems!


(From Left to Right – Beverly Griffin, John Walker, Devin Koopman, Mike Godoy, Rodger Hongisto, & Justin Hubbard)

If you know me, you have probably heard me say this many times. I love my job and my company! For the past 9 years, I have been fortunate to work with some great people at BASF Corporation – Wall Systems. Amidst all the busy-ness and serious-ness, we take the occasional break for a fun event. Today, we had our Second Annual Ugly Sweater Contest. The participants did an awesome job. There were some great thoughts and stories behind the submissions. The winner has yet to be announced but they were all worthy of an award in my opinion. Great job by all!

20141212_082553_resizedRodger Hongisto being silly and wearing his awesome “ugly” sweater!

A great BASF product – Enershield

BASF EnershieldPhoto credit: BASF Corporation – Wall Systems

Attention Architecture and Construction Friends! I am happy to share more information about one of BASF’s most successful webinar series. On January 16th at 3pm EST, my colleagues Tug Ferguson and Rodger Hongisto will present a FREE webinar about Fluid-Applied Air, Vapor and Water-Resistant Barriers. Space is limited, and usually fills up quickly,  so I recommend signing up today.

Click here to register—->

The presentation is a one hour AIA registered program on the function and specification of Fluid Applied Air, Vapor and Water Resistant Barriers. Topics you will learn include:

– The role of barriers in building envelope performance
– Methods of evaluating air/water-resistive barrier material and assembly performance
– How to treat rough openings using fluid-applied air barrier systems
– What to require in a performance-based fluid-applied air barrier material specification

Additionally, they will discuss fire performance requirements including testing in accordance to NFPA 285.

This program qualifies for 1.0 Sustainable Design (LU/HSW) Credit.

This is great information and we typically have a lively crowd.

If you have any questions about the webinar, feel free to leave a comment or message me directly.

If you want to learn more about Enershield and other BASF Wall Systems’ products, visit the website at


BASF-enershield-02 Photo credit: BASF Corporation – Wall Systems

Obvious to you…

So I have had this experience at various times in my life. I find myself amazed by the work of others and know I produce great work…but many times I minimize what I produce. This past week, I presented a best practice on a project and was happy to receive both applause and multiple compliments. The following video from Derek Sivers is a good representation of how many of us feel sometimes. I hope it inspires others to keep producing good work. We are all amazing…