Meeting/Event Information

April 18, 2018 Mechanical Code Update - Hurricane Louver Requirements

April 18, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HESS Building
5430 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056

Engineering consultants, architects, contractors, and owners need to understand the local code requirements for louvers as it relates to hurricane and/or wind driven rain requirements.  The codes and requirements change depending on location within the Greater Houston - South East Texas area.  Please plan to attend.


Presentation Overview:

What You Need To Know About Hurricane Louvers

  1. Coastal louver code requirements
  2. Hurricane test standards
  3. Typical hurricane louver styles & installation methods
  4. Recommended sizing practice


As per ASHRAE Requirements this will be non-commercial, no manufacturer names or models.


City of Houston follows the 2012 UMC, which in turn referenced ASHRAE 62.1 in terms of louvers. Most other cities in our area, such as Galveston, follow 2012 IMC which has different requirements and testing procedures.  Baytown has adopted the 2015 International codes.


Speaker Bio:

James Livingston, Regional Sales Manager, Ruskin Company

James Livingston has worked for Ruskin Company for 29 years. Beginning his Ruskin career as a Product Engineer in the Louver Engineering group, he then moved into the Product Manager position where he oversaw the sales, marketing and product development of Ruskin Louvers for 16 years. Promoted to a Regional Sales Manager in 2010, James now supports the sales and marketing efforts for all Ruskin damper, louver and air measuring products in the Southeastern United States. His territory includes 28 Ruskin representative offices located in 9 U.S. states. James earned a B.S. in Mechanical Technology from the University of Central Missouri and resides in Lee’s Summit, Missouri with his wife and two children.


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