Mr. James R. Baty II is currently Technical Director for both the Tilt-Up Concrete Association and Concrete Foundations Association. Combined with his degree (BARCH) in Architecture from Iowa State University, Mr. Baty has added a career long emphasis on thermal design efficiency.
He served ten years with Composite Technologies Corporation, Boone, IA as Technical Services Manager where he was responsible for the integration of thermal efficiency with commercial construction through engineering, design consultation and construction supervision as well as developing thermal design and engineering tools including isothermal planes analysis programs and implementation programs demonstrating the benefits of mass construction as referenced in ASHRAE 90.1. His research has involved the use of thermal modeling programs for energy-efficient design such as VisualDOE, Physibel and other mechanical engineering programs. Mr. Baty has also contributed to full-scale thermal testing of insulated concrete sandwich panel constructions with the U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
During his career Mr. Baty has been involved in or a member of The American
Concrete Institute (ACI); American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); Construction Specifications Institute (CSI); Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI); Tilt Up Concrete Association (TCA) and Georgia/Carolina Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (GCPCI). He has served on committees for PCI and ASHRAE and contributed to the published State of the Art for Insulated Precast Sandwich Walls by the PCI. Currently, Mr. Baty is serving as chair for the ACI 332 Residential Concrete Code committee and secretary for the ACI 551 Tilt-Up Concrete committee as well as serving on ACI 301, 306, 314, 533, C650 and TSC committees. He is also a certified Tilt-Up Technician through ACI.