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April 2018

Pacific Energy Innovation Association (PEIA) Energy Breakfast Meeting

April 11 @ 7:15 am - 8:45 am
HSBC Hall UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada
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Topic: Extremely Energy Efficient & Sustainable Industrial Buildings Presenter: Guido Wimmers, Dr.Tech, Dipl.Ing., Arch (NL), MRAIC, LEED AP Chair, Associate Professor Master of Engineering, Integrated Wood Design University of Northern British Columbia Register Online: http://www.peia.biz/

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Call for Abstracts: 2018 RCI Canadian Building Envelope Tech. Symposium

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A call for abstracts  has been issued seeking speakers for the event. Potential topics include information on curtainwalls, roofing, façades, wall technology, air-barrier systems, construction processes, sealants, hygrothermal analysis, and unique design solutions for the building envelope. Abstracts Deadline: April 13, 2018.  For More Information: Call for Abstracts  For More Symposium Information: Symposium Information

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BC Housing presents: Building Smart with Fire Risk Mitigation in New Residential Construction

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Intertek Open House & Educational Presentation

April 18 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Join us at our facility in Vancouver, BC on Wednesday, April 18th from 10:30am to 2:00pm where we will be hosting a seminar to introduce Intertek’s concrete testing, building science testing, and consulting services available on the West Coast. Additionally, there will be an educational presentation on how to manage project risk through pre-construction mock-up testing in the lab and quality control testing in the field. Experts from all areas of our business will be on site and available to…

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University of Victoria presents: (NHICE-01) 1st International Conference on New Horizons in Green Civil Engineering

April 25 @ 8:00 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm

This unique conference will focus on the new challenges, ideas, solutions and applications in green Civil Engineering. While submissions in all areas of Civil Engineering construction and practice are welcome, priority will be given to issues related to: Impacts of climate change and mitigation strategies for Civil Engineering construction Future technologies, materials and methods for next-generation sustainable and resilient Civil Engineering constructions Recent developments in green buildings, wood engineering, smart buildings, intelligent structures, sustainable cities, industrial ecology, environmental engineering, ground…

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May 2018

BC Housing presents Building Smart with Site and Foundation Drainage

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7 Canada
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Problems with foundation drainage and moisture can have many consequences, ranging from being a minor nuisance to resulting in serious structural damage or health issues. It can be difficult to diagnose the causes of such moisture, as well as challenging and expensive to remediate them due to access limitations and the invasive nature of some repairs. However, you can prevent these problems by incorporating best practices into the original design, construction, and site grading of the building. This half-day workshop…

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BCIT Building Science Class of 2018 Open House

May 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
High-Performance Buildings Lab, BCIT Burnaby Campus, 3700 Willingdon Ave
Burnaby, V5G 3H2 Canada
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The BCIT Building Science Class of 2018 will hold their Open House on Tuesday, May 8 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The graduating students will be displaying their Term Projects in the High-Performance Building Lab (Building NW3) located just off of Canada Way east of Willingdon Avenue in Burnaby. Come and meet the graduating students, share beverages and snacks, and check out the latest student research and the Building Science program. Topics include: • Performance and Use of Vacuum…

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July 2018

The Facade Tectonics Forum: Vancouver – The Good and The Bad: Evolving Considerations and Practices of Building Facade Glazing

July 30 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3 Canada
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Facade Tectonics is a curated speaker program that includes diverse voices in the creation of advanced building facade systems, showcasing new perspectives on the opportunities for innovation in the design and delivery of the building skin. Multiple emergent drivers are forcing a step change in the performance demands on buildings, and most particularly on the facade system. These demands mandate an innovative response to issues ranging from systems and materials to design and delivery strategies. The Facade Tectonics Forum: Vancouver…

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September 2018

BC Housing Presents: Building Smart with Fire Regulatory Considerations for Low-Rise Residential Buildings

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z8 Canada
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Sign up now to learn about the Part 9 regulatory requirements applicable to fire and life safety in low-rise residential buildings across British Columbia. The workshop will explore building size limits, compartmentation, fire separations and firewalls, spatial separation, egress, and stair dimensions. Some of the regulatory requirements are challenging in their application, such as the spatial separation requirements relative to fire department response time. Others, such as stair dimensions, are likely to change in upcoming editions of the BC Building…

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