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CONDENSATION ANALYSIS IN A COLD CLIMATE
Wesley Narciso
JRS Engineering
June 2014
THE BUILDING ENVELOPE IS THE HVAC SYSTEM
Geoff McDonell
Integral Group
May 2014
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MARKET UPDATE
Carol Frketich
CMHC BC Market Analysis Centre
April 2014
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MARKET UPDATE
Wilf Scheuer
Pro-Starr Mechanical
April 2014
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WALL THERMAL DESIGN CALCULATOR
Peter Moonen
Canadian Wood Council
March 2014
CCDC DOCUMENTS
Pierre E. Gallant
Morrison Hershfield
Jan. 2014

Victoria Luncheon:
An Introduction to the Wall Thermal Design Calculator
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

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 a strong wood culture in Canada through education, training and awareness. He regularly presents on achieving greater sustainability and the appropriate use of wood in Asia, Europe and throughout North America to design professionals, educators and building officials. He also works to support various industry associations, export marketing groups and government departments as well as working with visiting delegations.

He is also participated as an organizer and session facilitator at the UN Timber Committee and is a reviewer specializing in wood and the green economy for the Forest Products Annual Market Review published by the UN Timber and Forestry section.

Between 2002 and 2008, he was also Vice-President of Thinwood Forestry Limited, a manufacturer of unique, high-quality Canadian custom-sawn veneers for the structural, millwork, furniture and flooring sectors.

He was the founding president of the B.C. Wood Co-op, an organization of more than 600 small and medium woodworking businesses producing a variety of value added wood products. He is also currently a Director of Sechelt Community Projects Inc., the community forest in Sechelt, B.C.

He was Co-chair of the Howe Sound Round Table, formed in 1991 to address social, environmental and economic issues in the Howe Sound Corridor between Vancouver and Whistler. He has also worked extensively with local, regional and provincial government bodies to develop economic solutions for resource-dependent communities in British Columbia.

In addition to a degree in Marine Biology and Zoology, he studied forestry at UBC and Journalism and Public Affairs in Alberta. He lives in Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast of BC.

About the topic:

1.  Purpose of Wall Thermal Design Calculator:

  • To provide designers with climate-zone appropriate insulated wall assembly solutions:
  • easily comparable with prescriptive energy efficiency requirements (NECB, NBC, Provincial) with a climate specific durability assessment
2.  How to use the Wall Thermal Calculator
  • Step 1: Select components
  • Step 2: Select Results
  • Step 3: Read about your wall assembly  (Reff, Rnom, and Durability)

3.  Live demo of site.

 

Condensation Analysis in a Cold Climate
Thursday, June 19th, 2014
The Italian Cultural Centre Society

3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

About the Presenter:
Wesley Narciso, P.Eng, CRP, PRA, LEED AP, JRS Engineering - Project Engineer

A professional engineer licensed in British Columbia, Wesley Narciso has been providing building envelope consulting services for seven years and engineering consulting in Canada and the US for twelve years.

Wesley has applied his building envelope and materials engineering experience to the benefit of numerous projects across a broad spectrum of building types— from wood-frame low-rise and concrete high-rise residential buildings to steel-and-glass commercial, office and institutional buildings. He has performed and reviewed over a hundred targeted and full scale building/property assessments and provided recommendations to strata councils, property managers as well as institutional and commercial asset managers in order to provide recommendations on repairs, reserve fund spending and asset management. Wesley has experience in research, design and project management on a variety of west coast projects. He has provided legal support in Canada and the US and served as an expert witness in the Supreme of BC. Wesley's expertise metallurgical engineering and corrosion has been beneficial in assisting with structural assessments, fastener failure investigations and domestic water pipe replacements.

An active participant in the building science industry, Wesley takes part in professional committees and presents to industry groups and associations. As part of SeaBEC, he helped plan their first Building Enclosure Symposium in 2011. He is the first Professional Engineer in BC to become a Certified Reserve Planner and the only Professional Engineer in North America to also be a Professional Reserve Analyst. Wesley is also an official Mentor with APEGBC and was awarded Mentor Of The Year in 2012, the inaugural year of the award.

About the topic:

Interior condensation is a common problem at the interior surfaces of windows and sliding doors in cold climates. A high end hotel resort and spa in Whistler is experiencing condensation issues specifically at their sliding doors, which are damaging the glazing assemblies and depositing organic growth on interior finishes. This study and presentation builds on previous engineering reports, building science principles, thermal comfort analysis and ventilation modeling to assess the condensation problem at a representative suite in the hotel, which has experienced significant condensation accumulation. Based on the results, recommendations have been presented to the shareholders and are currently providing a basis for future work.

 

Victoria Luncheon:
The Building Envelope IS the HVAC System
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2014
Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

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 low energy semi-passive building systems including radiant cooling, displacement ventilation, and high performance building envelope design. He has been practicing as a consulting building services design engineer for over 32 years, and has been a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional since 2000.

Geoff is also the author of a number of papers and articles covering radiant cooling systems, in-slab radiant systems, displacement ventilation systems and other sustainable building approaches. His paper “Applied Radiant Cooling and Displacement Ventilation” was selected as one of the 15 “Best of Austin” papers presented at the First Annual USGBC Green Building Conference in Austin , Texas in November 2002. An article covering “Underfloor and Displacement Ventilation” has been published in the July, 2003 issue of ASHRAE Journal. He also keeps in regular touch with the few other North American designers who are designing and building thermo-active slab systems and radiant cooling systems to maintain an informal information sharing network.

About the topic:

“The Building Envelope IS the HVAC System” – As a mechanical engineer, Geoff learned though a long and rocky road that the indoor comfort systems are directly related to the quality and design of the building envelope.   The primary indoor thermal and environmental quality control system for all buildings is the building skin. Many times interior comfort issues are a direct result of a poorly designed and performing building envelope. This presentation will outline some common pitfalls and ways to avoid them without incurring premium costs, which can lead to large reductions in building HVAC system energy use and increased indoor comfort. An overview of window and glazing design issues along with opaque wall thermal performance issues will be presented, from a Building Services Engineers' point of view.”


The Building Envelope IS the HVAC System
Thursday, May 15th, 2014
The Italian Cultural Centre Society

3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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 low energy semi-passive building systems including radiant cooling, displacement ventilation, and high performance building envelope design. He has been practicing as a consulting building services design engineer for over 32 years, and has been a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional since 2000.

Geoff is also the author of a number of papers and articles covering radiant cooling systems, in-slab radiant systems, displacement ventilation systems and other sustainable building approaches. His paper “Applied Radiant Cooling and Displacement Ventilation” was selected as one of the 15 “Best of Austin” papers presented at the First Annual USGBC Green Building Conference in Austin , Texas in November 2002. An article covering “Underfloor and Displacement Ventilation” has been published in the July, 2003 issue of ASHRAE Journal. He also keeps in regular touch with the few other North American designers who are designing and building thermo-active slab systems and radiant cooling systems to maintain an informal information sharing network.

About the topic:

“The Building Envelope IS the HVAC System” – As a mechanical engineer, Geoff learned though a long and rocky road that the indoor comfort systems are directly related to the quality and design of the building envelope.   The primary indoor thermal and environmental quality control system for all buildings is the building skin. Many times interior comfort issues are a direct result of a poorly designed and performing building envelope. This presentation will outline some common pitfalls and ways to avoid them without incurring premium costs, which can lead to large reductions in building HVAC system energy use and increased indoor comfort. An overview of window and glazing design issues along with opaque wall thermal performance issues will be presented, from a Building Services Engineers' point of view.”


Restoration and Construction
Thursday, April 17th, 2014
The Italian Cultural Centre Society

3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

About the Presenter:  Art Johnson, Johnson Training Inc.

Art Johnson CR, WLS, is the CEO of Johnson Training Inc., which provides training and consulting services to the Restoration industry. Art has been in the Restoration industry since 1988 growing from a 2-person company doing carpet and upholstery cleaning to assisting in the growth of a company with almost 200 employees.

Art now works along with Kwantlen Polytechnic University in training Water Damage Remediation classes.

His experience and dedication to the Restoration Industry is very extensive. He is certified by the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) as a Water Loss Specialist (WLS) and a Certified Restorer (CR), by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), as a Master Restorer and Cleaner. Art has proudly served on, and, for a time, chaired the Water Loss Institute, co-chaired the Restoration Council, along with serving as the Environmental Chair for the RIA (ASCR) and now sits on the Board of Directors. He is the proud recipient of the 2011 Industry recognized, Marty King award for outstanding service to the industry.

About the topic:

This luncheon will discuss the role of the restoration contractor in the building industry: why they would be called in, what they could do, and how they would do it. Asbestos, mold, and moisture are major concerns associated with the construction or remodeling of buildings. As building envelope issues must face most of these, we will examine what precautions are necessary and how to deal with them when confronted.

 

Building Construction Market Update
Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Delta Ocean Pointe Resort
45 Songhees Rd
Victoria, BC
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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 member of ASHRAE, past VP of the Mechanical Contractors Association and holds multiple mechanical trade certifications.
  • Carol Frketich is CMHC's spokesperson on the B.C. economy, providing commentary on labour market and economic trends and their impact on housing markets across the province. Carol is a member of the Association of Professional Economists of British Columbia.
  • Andrew Pape-Salmon is a Senior Energy Specialist with RDH Building Engineering Ltd. with expertise in energy efficiency and greenhouse gas management for buildings and communities, including engineering, economics, and government policy. He is a Director with BCBEC and the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance.

About the Topic:

What is driving investment in construction for new and existing buildings on Vancouver Island? This includes equipment and space upgrades, existing building renewals, re-development and new construction. Four perspectives will be provided – equipment supplier, construction industry representative, government and building envelope professionals. Specific market drivers will be highlighted, including macro-economic factors, business practices in the new economy, the changing face of construction, codes and standards and other regulations and investment by the private and public sectors. These translate to housing starts, non-residential construction, building stock renewal, equipment replacement, tenant improvements and other activities. Market statistics will be provided, along with commentary on the technical attributes of investment, where applicable.

This panel is being presented as part of the ASHRAE - Vancouver Island 2014 Trade Show :
http://www.ashrae.bc.ca/vi/index.php/tradeshow-2014

 

An Introduction to the Wall Thermal Design Calculator
Thursday, March 20th, 2014
The Italian Cultural Centre Society

3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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 a strong wood culture in Canada through education, training and awareness. He regularly presents on achieving greater sustainability and the appropriate use of wood in Asia, Europe and throughout North America to design professionals, educators and building officials. He also works to support various industry associations, export marketing groups and government departments as well as working with visiting delegations.

He is also participated as an organizer and session facilitator at the UN Timber Committee and is a reviewer specializing in wood and the green economy for the Forest Products Annual Market Review published by the UN Timber and Forestry section.

Between 2002 and 2008, he was also Vice-President of Thinwood Forestry Limited, a manufacturer of unique, high-quality Canadian custom-sawn veneers for the structural, millwork, furniture and flooring sectors.

He was the founding president of the B.C. Wood Co-op, an organization of more than 600 small and medium woodworking businesses producing a variety of value added wood products. He is also currently a Director of Sechelt Community Projects Inc., the community forest in Sechelt, B.C.

He was Co-chair of the Howe Sound Round Table, formed in 1991 to address social, environmental and economic issues in the Howe Sound Corridor between Vancouver and Whistler. He has also worked extensively with local, regional and provincial government bodies to develop economic solutions for resource-dependent communities in British Columbia.

In addition to a degree in Marine Biology and Zoology, he studied forestry at UBC and Journalism and Public Affairs in Alberta. He lives in Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast of BC.

About the topic:

1.  Purpose of Wall Thermal Design Calculator:

  • To provide designers with climate-zone appropriate insulated wall assembly solutions:
  • easily comparable with prescriptive energy efficiency requirements (NECB, NBC, Provincial) with a climate specific durability assessment
2.  How to use the Wall Thermal Calculator
  • Step 1: Select components
  • Step 2: Select Results
  • Step 3: Read about your wall assembly  (Reff, Rnom, and Durability)
3.  Live demo of site.


2014 Half-Day Workshop: Building Smart with Energy Efficiency
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
The Italian Cultural Centre Society

3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC
7:00 am - 12:10 pm

Presented by the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) and the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), a branch of BC Housing.

This half-day workshop will focus on energy efficiency in new and retrofit buildings. Industry leaders will provide insights into key issues, including insulation strategies, high performance walls and energy-efficiency code requirements. The workshop will also examine some of the challenges and options being explored in multi-unit residential and institutional buildings.

 

Workshop Presentations:

Dr. Michael A. Lacasse
National Research Council of Canada

NRC - Construction's High Performance Building Program - Advances in Glazing and Building Envelope Technologies

Wall Energy Rating for Wall Assemblies - Approach and Future Work

Mark Hartman
City of Vancouver

  Path to a Green City

Jonathan Meads
Concert Properties

  Challenges for a Developer

Brittany Hanam
RDH Building Engineering Ltd.

Deep Energy Retrofit of a High-Rise
Multi-Unit Residential Building

Orion Henderson
University of British Columbia

 

Green Building Strategies at UBC

 

Victoria Luncheon:
The Final Countdown - Now What?
Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

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 for The Province, The Times Colonist, The Kelowna Daily Courier, and "24". Tony is the co-host of the AM650 Talk About Strata show, and has served as a director/committee member for the Homeowner Protection Office, BC Building Envelope Council, Canadian Standards Association, The Real Estate Council of BC, and continues to play an active role in research and development of building standards, legislation for strata corporations and consumer protection. Since 2002 Tony has written over 600 columns and information bulletins that are exclusively dedicated to strata living.

CHOA is a non-profit association that has been assisting strata owners since 1976. With offices in New Westminster, Victoria and Kelowna CHOA provides service to its 155,000 members throughout the province, promoting an understanding of strata living and the interests of strata property owners. On average the association fields 250 calls a day from owners, strata council members, managers, agents plus general inquiries, and delivers over 100 seminars annually on a variety of strata related topics including operations and administration.

About the Topic:

"The Final Countdown" The deadline for Depreciation Reports for affected strata corporations in BC was December 13, 2013. How did we do, and where do we go from here? A review of the legislative framework, the challenges facing strata corporations and depreciation planners, the myths of the industry and how strata corporations are interpreting and implementing their depreciation reports into useful planning and operations tools.

 

Vancouver Luncheon:
CCDC Documents
Thursday, January 16th, 2014
The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

About the Presenter:
Pierre E. Gallant, Architect, AIBC, AAA, FRAIC Morrison Hershfield Principal, Vice-President

Pierre brings to Morrison Hershfield over 30 years of experience. He has been involved in building designs from concept to details, through the construction process. His design work has included new commercial, institutional and residential complexes as well as major building retrofits for the control of air and water leakage. His strengths include the technical co-ordination of the design team as well as significant understanding and experience dealing with authorities having jurisdiction. Pierre has been on the CCDC for the last 8 years. He is one of three architects on this national committee.

About the topic:

The presentation will explain what is CCDC (Canadian Construction Document Committee), its mandate and its process to obtain consensus based contracts and other documents used throughout Canada.  The presentation will give an overview of all current and proposed contracts as well as their respective characteristics. 

The presentation will discuss myths about the documents and the use of supplementary general conditions.  CCDC documents have been endorsed by the province and several municipalities.

 

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