Omaha Section Meeting

Document Management and Electronic Communication: Litigation Implications with Jeff Elkins

ANTHONY'S STEAKHOUSE (Buffet: $18), 7220 F St

Tuesday, February 11th; check-in starts at 11:30 a.m.

This presentation will discuss the role and significance of engineering, product, system design, and installation records in lawsuits, identify best practices for preserving records and generating electronic communications, and explain the potential consequences of poor processes and judgement in the wake of loss events leading to litigation.

Jeff Elkins is a Partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., a litigation law firm based in Kansas City.  Jeff has directed the nation-wide defense of an industry leading manufacturer of HVAC industrial, commercial, and residential equipment, including air handlers, chillers, and building management system controls.  He largely defends claims involving catastrophic losses—typically fires and explosions—related to the installation, service, and operation of products which allegedly contributed to multi-million dollar property damage or resulted in wrongful death and significant personal injury lawsuits.  Jeff also handles the defense of large-scale construction defect litigation implicating HVAC and controls systems.

Lincoln Section Meeting

Building Envelope Solution with Matt Weatherly and Rob Fisher
VALENTINO'S BUFFET (Buffet: $15), 70th & Van Dorn
Wednesday, February 12th; check-in starts at 11:30 a.m.

The building envelope consists of all exterior components of a building –roof, walls, below-grade waterproofing. When looking at these components it is important that each one be taken into consideration to prevent moisture or air from migrating into the building. The envelope is a complicated and integral part of any high performance building. However, it is often the most neglected portion. This presentation aims to educate the participants on the importance of the building envelope and how the individual components contained within the system must be designed, constructed, and maintained to ensure a long lasting, energy efficient building.

Matthew Weatherly began his roofing career in 2001 with Right Roofing as a residential roof laborer. In 2005, he transitioned into the commercial roofing industry working as a service technician for Wood Roofing Company in Des Moines, Iowa. In 2010, Weatherly moved deeper into the realm of roofing when Wood Roofing Co. promoted him to a project management/sales position. As such, he managed production roofing projects, sheet metal projects, and sold repair work for Wood Roofing’s service division. In April 2011, he moved into outside sales with ABC Supply, where his focus centered on selling residential and commercial roofing products to contractors in Des Moines and surrounding markets. Within a year, Weatherly had reached the top of the ranks, becoming the #1 sales representative at the ABC Supply Des Moines location in sales volume and gross profit. Then, in the spring of 2013, he became the youngest member on the Luna & Associates team where he currently serves as an independent sales representative offering products from Carlisle Syntec, Securock Roof Boards and Metal-Era Edge Metals to the state of Nebraska.  

After 12 years of experience in the construction industry, Rob Fisher joined the Luna & Associates team in January 2015. Prior to becoming part of the L&A staff, Fisher served as Chief Estimator for Fisher Building Services in Omaha, NE. While there, he developed a vast knowledge base in below grade waterproofing, air and vapor barriers, traffic coatings, water repellents, concrete and masonry, and spray polyurethane foam insulation. Additionally, Fisher has invaluable experience in other construction fields including cementitious fireproofing, perimeter fire containment, firestopping, joint sealants and expansion joint assemblies. Due to his extensive experience in the industry, Fisher brings expert-level skill in reading blueprints, details and specifications as well as performing detailed quantity take-offs. He is also highly trained in job costing, project management, and contract negotiation. Furthermore, Fisher’s longstanding professional relationships with general contractors in the region are sure to assist in marketing the building Nvelop solution to owners across the Iowa-Nebraska territory.

Past Meetings

Omaha and Lincoln December Meeting

Omaha Meeting - Energy Efficiency Driving Resiliency in Design and Operations with Darren Dangeford


Upcoming Nebraska ASHRAE Meetings and Events



(Topics subject to change)

January 14th: ASHRAE Standard 62.1

February 11th: Sustainable Plumbing Design

February 19th: CEU Hour & Trivia Night

March 10th: Omaha Mechanical Inspector

April 14th: Distinguished Lecturer

May 12th: Facebook Building Tour

June Golf Outing


(Topics subject to change)

January 15th: ASHRAE Standard 62.1

February 12th: Building Moisture Control

February 20th: CEU Hour & Trivia Night

March 11th: Lincoln Fire Inspector

April 15th: Distinguished Lecturer

May 13th: Capitol Building Tour

June Golf Outing

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