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Lunch and Learn - July 2024

  • Monday, July 22, 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Grapevine Chamber of Commerce 200 Vine St E, Grapevine, TX 76051



Building Enclosure Overview of Historic & Ancient Buildings - Including: A Case Study of Kress Building (Built 1880), Ardmore, Oklahoma - Recent Mass Wall Failure and Kress Building Collaps

This presentation is for those interested in the history of buildings and their cladding materials. Dr. Hall will discuss historic mass walls and roofing materials of the ancient world including pyramids, Temples, Ziggurats


1. Describe and discuss how the ancient building enclosure industry has been evolving since the first public buildings were built: Pyramids, Temples, and Ziggurats.

2. Explore the ancient building cladding materials discovered from the archaeological record prior to the life of Christ: Major roof and wall cladding changes in the products, the design approach, and the method of installation.

3. Discuss two specific Iron Age (1,200 – 500 BC) structural inventions from the 10th Century B.C., with detail graphics displayed on the ancient Temple Models (Tabletop size miniature buildings) discovered at Khirbet Qeiyafa, Israel. The Khirbet Qeiyafa Temple Models influenced building structure development in the succeeding periods such as the Classical Greek Period up to 19th century A.D. construction.

4. USA Historic Building Case Study: Historic Kress Building, located in Ardmore, Oklahoma, was built in 1880 and collapsed in 2016. Examination of the reasons for the mass wall failure and building collapse will be explored and explained from an archaeological and architectural perspective.


SPEAKER & BIO:                  



Dr. Bruce A. Hall is a world-renowned Archaeologist (Focus: Ancient Architecture) and an IIBEC Registered Building Enclosure Consultant (RBEC). Dr. Hall has been practicing as a building enclosure consultant in the USA independent building enclosure industry since 1986. Dr. Hall is an educator with an earned Ph.D. (ABD). As an educator, he has lectured in-person to University of North Texas engineering students, University of Arlington students, regarding building enclosure forensics. The Structural Engineers of Texas (SEOT) invited Dr. Hall to lecture on roof wind load calculations related to building exterior cladding attachment. Dr. Hall has presented numerous building enclosure seminars for IIBEC, AIA, IFMA, IREM, CSI, university personnel, property managers, military base personnel, architects, corporations, contractors, and independent school districts. IIBEC made Dr. Hall an approved international speaker and he was “2018 Speaker of the Year” for the North Texas Chapter of IIBEC


Meeting Location: Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

Meeting Address: 200 Vine St E, Grapevine, TX 76051

Registration start time: 11:30 am

Presentation begins: 12:00 pm

Member Cost: $30

Mon-Member/Guest Cost:    $40

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