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October 2013

Victoria Luncheon: Introduction to the Component Modelling Approach

October 24, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Ray McGowan, National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Mr. McGowan manages the commercial fenestration energy rating program at NFRC, the Component Modeling Approach . Mr. McGowan works with many fenestration trade organizations such as ANSI, the National Institute of Building Science, ASHRAE as a voting member of ASHRAE SSPC 90.1/Envelope SC and ASHRAE Fenestration Technical Committee (TC 4.5) - Vice-Chair and TC 4.2 Research SC chair. Mr. McGowan previously consulted for the ENERGY STAR ® program, marketed commercial…

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November 2013

Victoria Luncheon: The High Performance Wall

November 13, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Gord Cooke, P.Eng., Building Knowledge Canada Inc. Gord Cooke is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years experience in the residential building industry. He is an effective and passionate educator and advocate for implementing better building practices and products. He has developed and delivered numerous technical and sales training courses across Canada and the US. He combines aspects of advanced building science, indoor air quality, mechanical systems and energy efficient building programs, to assist builders and contractors…

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February 2014

Victoria Luncheon: The Final Countdown – Now What?

February 6, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Tony Gioventu, Condominium Home Owners' Association of B.C. Tony Gioventu is the Executive Director of the Condominium Home Owners' Association of B.C. (CHOA). Tony brings 30 years of experience in management, real estate development, construction, building operations, governance and strata property legislation to this position. In addition to acting as the editor of the CHOA Journal, a quarterly magazine published by CHOA with a province wide distribution of 13,000 copies, Tony is also the weekly Condo Smarts columnist…

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April 2014

Victoria Luncheon: Building Construction Market Update

April 10, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, 45 Songhees Road
Victoria, BC V9A 6T3 Canada
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Panelists:  Greg Baynton, Vancouver Island Construction Association  Wilf Scheuer, Pro-Starr Mechanical  Carol Frketich, CMHC BC Market Analysis Centre Moderator:  Andrew Pape-Salmon P.Eng., MRM, RDH Building Engineering Ltd.  About the Presenters: Greg Baynton is the CEO of the Vancouver Island Construction Association, representing 500 members of the construction community on Vancouver Island. Wilf Scheuer is the founder and president of Pro Star Mechanical Technologies Ltd which has been in operation on Vancouver Island for over 25 years. Wilf has been a long term…

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June 2014

Victoria Luncheon: The Building Envelope IS the HVAC System

June 3, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter:  Geoff McDonell, P.Eng., Integral Group Geoff McDonell graduated from the University of Alberta in 1979 Geoff is a senior mechanical engineer and Principal of Integral Group, responsible for developing institutional and sustainable projects including complete mechanical design project management, design execution through to construction services, and site inspections. His background has provided a wide range of experience in design and construction, as well as project management, for a large number of institutional projects. Geoff specializes in very…

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July 2014

Victoria Luncheon: An Introduction to the Wall Thermal Design Calculator

July 23, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter:  Peter Moonen, Canadian Wood Council Peter Moonen is a third generation British Columbian who, like many in the province, has his roots in the forest sector. A technical communications specialist, he has spent the last 23 years in the forest industry, dealing with internal and external communications pertaining to regulatory, environmental, sustainability, economic, production and operational issues. He is Coordinator of Sustainability and Special Projects for WoodWORKS!, a program developed by the Canadian Wood Council to build…

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December 2014

Victoria Luncheon: Improving Code Compliance for Energy Efficiency

December 3, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenters: Toby Lau, P.Eng. and Dave Ramslie, MSc, LEED-AP Toby Lau, P.Eng. is the Codes & Standards Principal in the Power Smart group of BC Hydro. Toby and his team support the provincial and federal governments in the development and implementation of energy efficiency regulations as well as building energy codes. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Building Energy Efficiency for Buildings, which is responsible for the technical contents of the Canadian National Energy Code for…

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January 2015

Victoria Luncheon: Demystifying Hazardous Materials

January 28, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Michel J. Crépeau, B.Sc., CIH, ROH, CHSC – Total Safety Michel J. Crépeau, B.Sc., CIH, ROH, CHSC is Technical Operations Manager with Total Safety Services Inc. (Total Safety) in Burnaby, BC. He has over 30 years of local, national and international experience in occupational hygiene/health & safety and environment, and has managed the development, implementation and performance of a wide variety of EHS programs. Michel's work experience includes federal, provincial, municipal and industrial risk assessments as well as…

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February 2015

Victoria Luncheon: Assessment, Renewals and Design of New and Existing Natatoriums

February 25, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter:  Allan Martin, RRO, Principal – Morrison Hershfield Allan Martin has been involved in the construction industry for over 25 years as a tradesperson, educator, contractor and consultant. Allan joined Morrison Hershfield (MH) in 2004 and brings considerable experience as a building science consultant to our Building Science group in Vancouver. Before joining MH, Allan was employed as a contractor specializing in building envelope. During this time, he oversaw the rehabilitation of podiums, walls, balconies, and roofs of numerous…

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April 2015

Victoria Luncheon: Building Science at UVic: Energy-Efficient & Sustainable Built Environment

April 22, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya, PhD, P.Eng – University of Victoria Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya, PhD, P.Eng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Civil Engineering Program) at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. His research interests are in energy and moisture performance of building materials and envelope systems. Presently he is working on next generation thermal insulation materials (VIP, Aerogel, Bio-foam etc.) and systems, and their integration in the built environment construction. Phalguni has authored/co-authored about 150 technical publications…

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July 2015

Victoria Luncheon: Building Enclosures for Tall Wood Buildings

July 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Warren Knowles, P.Eng – RDH Building Engineering Ltd. Warren Knowles is an engineer with a wide range of building science experience, particularly in recognizing the potential opportunities to optimize the performance of both existing and new building projects. He enjoys working with building owners and other project team members to collaboratively determine creative, yet simple solutions to help make their buildings better. Warren originally became interested in building science many years ago while working in a cold climate…

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November 2015

Victoria Luncheon: Mid-Rise Wood Frame Construction

November 19, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Jieying Wang, PhD., Senior Scientist, Building Systems Department - FPInnovations Jieying Wang is a Senior Scientist in the Structural, Durability, and Sustainability Group of the Advanced Building Systems Department at FPInnovations in Vancouver BC. Since she joined FPInnovations (then operating as “Forintek Canada Corp.”) ten years ago, her research has focused primarily on wood durability, moisture performance, and thermal performance of wood-based building envelopes. She worked with building science professionals in developing durable wall assemblies for cross-laminated timber…

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December 2015

Victoria Luncheon: Historic Masonry Restoration

December 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter:  John G. Cooke, P.Eng., FCSC, RSW, CAHP, Principal John G. Cooke & Associates Ltd. John Cooke graduated from University College Galway, Ireland with a Civil Engineering Degree in 1977. After working as an Engineer in Ireland he relocated to work in Canada, first in Calgary Alberta, and then in Ottawa where he currently resides. In 1992 John G. Cooke & Associates was formed. John's particular field of expertise is in heritage and masonry conservation, where he is distinguished…

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June 2016

Victoria Luncheon: Protecting Canadian Homes & Buildings from Toxic Radon Gas: What You Need to Know to Build Right and Save Lives

June 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Alan J. Whitehead, President & CEO, Radon Environmental Management Corp. For over 30 years Alan has served on the executive boards of a number of private and public sector companies, operating globally in a diverse range of industries. These sectors include environmental health and building sciences, mining exploration, chemicals and industrial minerals. He is President & CEO of Radon Environmental Management Corp and a founding board member and President of the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and…

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November 2016

Victoria Luncheon: Urban Building Performance for Sustainability and Resilience

November 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Dr. David N. Bristow, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering – University of Victoria Dr. David N. Bristow is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Victoria where he runs the Cities and Infrastructure Systems Lab. He teaches on infrastructure resilience, smart cities and sustainability in civil engineering. David holds Doctorate and Master's degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto. His research concerns systems planning and decision making through advancement and integration of theory,…

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March 2017

Victoria Luncheon: A Loss Prevention Case Study Workshop

March 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenters: Cameron Elder, Partner, Harper Grey LLP Cameron Elder is a Partner with Harper Grey and the Chair of the firm's Construction & Engineering Law Group.  Cameron's civil litigation practice is diverse, spanning the areas of health law, construction, commercial litigation, and real estate disputes.  He has appeared in all levels of BC courts. Cameron's construction law practice is focused on defending engineers and architects against error and omissions claims, and advising on risk management, including contracts, insurance,…

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April 2017

Victoria Luncheon: NBC Code Tool for Above Grade Walls

April 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenters: Les Yard, Technical Sales Representative - Western Canada Dow Building Solutions Les Yard is a Senior Technical Sales Representative for Dow Building Solutions covering Western Canada. Les is a frequent speaker and has co-authored a number of technical articles. Les is the current Past President of the British Columbia Building Envelope Council and the co-chair of the Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology. He has been a technical sales representative in the construction industry for over 20…

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October 2017

Victoria Luncheon: The Energy Step Code: BC’s ‘envelope first’ approach to Net Zero Energy Ready buildings

October 31, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Zachary D. May, MBA A/Director, Policy and Codes Development Building and Safety Standards Branch Zachary May is the acting Director of Policy and Codes Development with the Building and Safety Standards Branch. He is a member of the national standing committee for housing and small buildings (Part 9) with the National Research Council and participates in a number of provincial construction-related committees. In his role with the Building and Safety Standards Branch he leads a technical team responsible…

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February 2018

Victoria Luncheon: Hot New Trends in Building Cladding: Code Requirements for Fire Rating Assemblies in Building Envelope

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1X3 Canada
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About the Presenter: Jeff Harris, Jensen Hughes Jeff Harris is a licensed architect in the states of Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Hawaii who provides forensic analysis of design and construction defects related to property damage and personal injury on behalf of attorneys, insurers and property managers.  He has particular expertise in building enclosures, exterior wall coverings, windows, roofs, structures, mechanical systems; water damage resulting from construction defects; and injuries resulting from design, construction and maintenance defects on floors, sidewalks, ramps and…

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October 2018

Victoria Luncheon Seminar: Selecting Windows for the Step Code, how U values and solar heat gain achieve specific Step Code Tiers and common missteps

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1X3 Canada
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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Anton Van Dyk, Centra Windows Anton Van Dyk has 20 years of building envelope related consulting and construction experience.  Anton is currently the Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Centra windows as well as being involved its Research and Development department.  Anton has been actively involved in overseeing the implementation of new windows standards into its manufacturing and sales departments. Prior to his involvement with Centra Windows, Anton was actively involved in the building science…

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