Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
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 hazard investigations. He has worked extensively in the recognition, evaluation and control of workplace occupational health hazards and frequently provides expert advice on hazardous materials assessments and remediation. Michel is registered with the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (ROH), certified with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (CIH) and certified with the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CHSC). He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Chemistry) from the University of Ottawa and a Graduate Diploma (Occupational Hygiene) from McGill University.
About the topic:
Mr. Crepéau will address the regulatory amendments which come into effect Feb 1, 2015 with regard to the changes to Part 20 – Construction, Excavation and Demolition involving hazardous building materials. These changes include clarification of stakeholders' (employer and building owners'/representatives') responsibilities, and further explanation regarding the definition of “hazardous materials” and “qualified person.” The speaker will provide risk mitigation strategies for stakeholders, including information on how to recognize a poor quality hazardous materials survey and/or laboratory analytical results.
Improving Code Compliance for Energy Efficiency
Thursday, January15th, 2015
The Italian Cultural Centre Society
3075 Slocan Street
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 Buildings (NECB). Toby also chairs the task group that developed the lighting and electrical power parts of the NECB.
Toby is a Past-President of the BC Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE). He holds M.Sc. and B.Sc. (Engineering) degrees from the University of London, England.
Dave Ramslie, MSc, LEED-AP is a Principal with Integral Group and has over a decade of experience in the green building industry, Dave is a leader on urban sustainability issues and policy. He is widely regarded as one of the most innovative policy makers in the Pacific Northwest, due to his track record of delivering effective programs and building lasting partnerships. As a pragmatic problem solver and a highly engaging public speaker, Dave has presented his findings to a variety of audiences.
About the topic:
In light of the new energy efficiency requirements in the BC Building Code that came into effect in December 2013, managing code compliance in Part 3 new construction with regards the thermal performance of wall assemblies has been highlighted by both industry and local governments as area of potential focus and collaboration. Recently an ad-hoc group consisting of the Provincial Government, BC Hydro, a selection of local governments with the assistance of the Integral Group completed some preliminary research on code compliance issues and some potential solutions. The purpose of this presentation is to review current findings with the Building Enclosure industry and collaboratively develop potential solutions. The study is based primarily on interviews with practitioners and builds on previous work which canvassed more broadly building officials and the professional associations.