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Past Seminar Presentations & Documents for 2007

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THE INTEGRATION OF LEED AND THE BUILDING ENVELOPE Jamie McKay
Morrison Hershfield Limited
Dec 2007
UPDATE ON WOOD TREATMENT AND CORROSION RESISTANT FASTENERS Prof. John Ruddick
Dept. of Wood Science, UBC
Sept 2007
GREEN ROOF TECHNOLOGY
Karen Liu
BCIT

Feb 2007

SOUTH EAST FALSE CREEK 2007, VANCOUVER OLYMPIC VILLAGE: DESIGN FOR NET ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS
Albert Bicol
Cobalt Engineering

Jan 2007

 

The Integration of LEED and the Building Envelope
Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Plaza 500, Vancouver, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

There has been a recent trend in the North American building market towards green buildings. This trend has resulted in the development and increased popularity of green building assessment tools. The tools attempt to measure the "greenness" of a project, typically by awarding points or credits for achieving certain prescriptive or performance based requirements.

The majority of green building assessment systems focus on the design to the constructed building, with little focus on the effect of the building system's life during operation. This tendency has resulted in a failure of many rating systems to properly consider durability, lifecycle cost, and the effects of premature building envelope failures.

Jamie McKay, P.Eng., LEED AP from Morrison Hershfield will discuss green building assessment tools, their prime focus areas, the importance of designing for durability, and a proposed basis for evaluating durability. He will also review Canadian green assessment tools, the degree to which they include durability of the building envelope, and suggestions for future improvements.


The BC Energy Plan
An Initiative for Clean Energy Leadership
Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Ambrosia Centre, Victoria, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

About the presenter:

Andrew Pape-Salmon is a professional engineer with a Masters in Resource Management who specializes in energy efficiency technologies and management practices, community energy planning and renewable energy supplies. He is the acting Director of the Alternative Energy Policy Branch with the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. He is the point person on energy efficiency policy and programs for the provincial government. Recently, he has been developing proposals for energy efficiency standards within the BC Green Building Code. He also oversees standards under the provincial Energy Efficiency Act.

About the Topic:

The building envelope (or enclosure) separates the indoor controlled environment from the exterior natural environment. The building's energy requirements are affected by both the envelope system design as well as that of the mechanical systems that condition the controlled environment. This presentation concerns current developments that directly affect the efficiency of these systems. Mr. Pape-Salmon's presentation includes: the 2007 Energy Plan and other commitments, Energy Efficient Buildings Strategy, Impacts of Energy Efficiency Measures on the Bottom Line, 2006 Energy Efficiency Act standards, Proposed Energy Efficiency Act updates and BC Green Building Code options. Changes are coming in the Codes and regulations regarding the energy efficiency of our buildings. They involve regulation, incentives and awareness missions.



Building Science
Fundamentals 2007
Plaza 500, Vancouver, BC
Nov. 13th & 14th, 2007

Presented by: Building Sciences Seminars Ltd.

Building Science Fundamentals 2007 is an advanced two-day seminar (Nov. 13/14, 2007) about optimizing building performance. That is, designing buildings that perform as they should: efficiently and without assemblies that spall, decay, corrode, peel, blister, mold, condense water, leak air and water and otherwise annoy occupants, clients and authorities with jurisdiction.

You will learn how to correct these problems in existing buildings and how to avoid them in new buildings. You will learn fundamental building science principles (such as the control of heat, air and moisture and IAQ) as well as applications in disaster management, building investigations and sustainability.

For more information click on the following link: Building Science Seminars

 

RCI Complete Building Envelope Protection Seminar
Thursday, November 8th, 2007

RCABC, Langley, BC
All Day Seminar


Location: RCABC, 9734 - 201st Street, Langley, BC
Registration: 8:30 am - 9:00 am (coffee, juice & muffins available)
Seminar: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (lunch included)

Topics:
Membrane Air Barriers in Wall Construction
Waterproofing Membranes
Green Roofs - Basic Design Principles

Speakers:
Brian Carey and Kenneth Sedo of Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing

 

Call for Papers - Symposium on Building Envelope Sustainability
Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC, USA

This symposium is scheduled for April 30 - May 1, 2009

Call for Papers
Deadline: November 1st, 2007
Please click pdf icon for more information:


Industry / Student Mixer Evening
Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

BCIT (Building SE2) 6:30 pm

The Architectural and Building Engineering Technology program at BCIT is hosting an industry/student mixer evening.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet with the students eligible for graduation in May 2008, as well as providing industry networking opportunities.

For more information, please click on the following icon: :


Earthquakes and the Envelope
Monday, October 22nd, 2007

The Ambrosia Centre, Victoria, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

About the presenter:

Mr. Kunimoto is a structural engineer, registered in BC, Washington State and California where he gained more than 20 years of experience with seismic requirements for buildings and structural requirements for the envelope. The two most powerful earthquakes hit California during Mr. Kunimoto's residency in the State. The assessment of the resulting building failures provided invaluable knowledge to engineers and architects about the seismic characteristics of old and recently-built structures. Since returning to Vancouver to
assume control of Kunimoto Engineering, his father's practice, he has provided structural consulting on a large number of building envelope remediation projects as well as new construction.

About the Topic:

The presentation will discuss earthquakes and the building envelope. The first portion of the presentation will look at the damage observed in bridges, parking structures and buildings after the Northridge Earthquake in 1994. The second portion will look at an overview of some typical problems found in building construction that would likely have reduced the severity of the seismic damage. The last portion of the presentation will look at the building envelope remediation work from a structural perspective. Dan's work with primary and secondary structural support for our building enclosures underscores the need to integrate the envelope's structural design with its other requirements to achieve performance and durability.


Design of Windows to Limit Condensation Issues
Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Plaza 500, Vancouver, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Pierre-Michel Busque, P.Eng., a building envelope engineer for Levelton Consultants Ltd. and Charlie Gould, Chief Engineer for Starline Architectural Windows Limited, will be discussing the potential for condensation on window frames in newly repaired and new buildings.

Condensation problems with modern windows are most commonly caused by poor ventilation, poor heat flow, and inadequate sill design. Levelton and Starline have collaborated on several projects to investigate condensation problems and design retrofit programs. Their presentation will discuss numerical methods used to calculate heat flow over window surfaces including their short comings, on-site testing and window retrofit programs.

Recent modifications to window jambs for seismic design will also be discussed.

An interactive discussion with attendees regarding design considerations for ventilation and heat flow to keep the window's internal face above the dew point will be conducted.

 

Update on Wood Treatment and Corrosion Resistant Fasteners
Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

The Ambrosia Centre, Victoria, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

About the presenter:


Professor John Ruddick
from the Department of Wood Science at UBC specializes in enhancing the durability of wood through chemical and heat treatment. His research focuses on understanding the chemistry of fixation/stabilization of both alkaline copper and carbon based wood preservatives, factors influencing the performance of shell treated wood in residential construction and the protection of composite products such as PSB. As a consultant with Mychem Wood Protection Consultants Ltd. he specializes in the detection of decay in commercial timber structures and the problems caused by the corrosion of metal fasteners and connectors in contact with treated wood.

About the Topic:


The presentation will discuss how the performance of treated wood in residential construction is controlled by several factors including the wood's durability, the longevity of preservative treatment, and the performance of the fasteners and connectors used in the construction. Professor Ruddick will focus on two topics. The first is a review of research showing the role of the mobile preservative component in the performance of treated wood in BC. In the second part the laboratory and field performance of fasteners and connnectors in contact with preservative treated wood is discussed.

 

Update on Wood Treatment and Corrosion Resistant Fasteners
Monday, September 17th, 2007

Plaza 500 Vancouver, BC
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Professor John Ruddick from the Department of Wood Science at UBC
specializes in enhancing wood durability through chemical and heat treatment. His research focuses on understanding the chemistry of fixation/stabilization of alkaline copper based wood preservatives and carbon based wood preservatives, factors influencing the performance of shell treated wood in residential construction and the protection of composite products such as OSB.

As a Consultant with Mychem Wood Protection Consultants Ltd. He specializes in the detection of decay in commercial timber structures and problems with corrosion of metal fasteners and connectors in contact with treated wood.

The presentation will discuss how the performance of treated wood in residential construction is controlled by several factors including the wood durability, the longevity of preservative treatment, and the performance of the fasteners and connectors used in the construction.

This presentation will focus on two topics. The first is a review of research showing the role of the mobile preservative component in the performance of treated wood in BC. In the second part the laboratory and field performance of fasteners and connectors in contact with preservative treated wood is discussed.


GCA & WDMA-BC
16th Annual Golf Tournament
Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Surrey Golf Club

Friday, June 22nd Companies will gather from around the province to support the GCA Apprenticeship program initiatives. Help GCA-BC bring new talent into the Glazing trade and ensure your employees get their journeyman training.

This year they will be having a $25,000 hole-in-one prize; PLAZMA TV's, BBQ's, there will be prizes for everyone. Registration also includes: a golf cart; dinner; green fees; snacks and much more.

Make sure you, your employees, and your customers come out to this 'Event of the Year'. At their dinner this year they will be honoring a notable Glazier Industry leader with a 'Lifetime' membership award.



Green Roofs and Homeowner Protection in British Columbia
Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Homeowner Protection Office (HPO ) is hosting a one-day conference entitled Green Roofs and Homeowner Protection in British Columbia on May 29, 2007 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver.

This one-day conference is open to all interested parties who wish to discuss the issues and options for residential green roofs in B.C. taking into account our climate and homeowner protection requirements.



 

BCBEC 2007 AGM & Conference "The Full Circle"
Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
900 Canada Place Way
Vancouver, BC

Registration form is NOW available!

For information on the BC BEC 2007 AGM & Conference "The Full Circle" AGENDA please follow this link:

BC BEC AGM 2007 Agenda

For the Membership & AGM Registration Form please follow this link:

BC BEC MEMBERSHIP & AGM 2007

 

The About-Face of Rain Screen
Monday, April 30th, 2007

Ambrosia Centre, Victoria, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

About the topic:
Can you have face sealed and rain screen systems on the same building? If so is it a good idea? The general trend has been to move away from face seal assemblies and towards rain screen design. Mass wall approaches to water management also continue make up part of new and remediated envelope construction. Successful hybrid enclosures are possible to construct however they present challenges with the extraordinary attention by everyone involved, the rain screen portion of the hybrid can be significantly comporomised. Case histories illustrate the unfounded confidence that proponents often have in an approach that is deemed to be "reliable rain screen", while it actually lacks the fundamental attributes required to perform due to the manner in which it is constructed. Perhaps if the challenges in producing a hybrid building enclosure system were more clearly realized by the project team, the approach might either not be selected, or alternatively it might be properly addressed with more successful results.

About the presenter:
Martin Gevers is a consultant with Levelton Consultants Ltd. and a BC BEC Director for Vancouver Island. He holds degrees in Physics (U.Vic. 1975) and Engineering (UBC 1983) and is a registered professional engineer in B.C. He gained construction experience starting as a framer in the early 1970's and later as a project engineer with PCL and Sun-Eastern on defense and hi-rise projects in various parts of Canada. He was a technical advisor with NRC's IRAP program for construction prior to preparing and teaching the Building Science curriculum at BCIT. He developed and taught the first module of the Building Envelope Education Program from 1997 to 1999. Martin is a charter member of BC BEC since it's formation in 1988 in Vancouver. He has served as the education director and Vancouver Island director for much of this period.

 

Building Envelope Solutions Conference
Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Building Envelope Solutions will provide insights into how's and why's of design problems and successes and examined new technologies and proven strategies to help you improve the service life of a building.
For more information on the Building Envelope Solutions Conference and the Registration Form, please follow this link:

Building Envelope Solutions Conference Information

 

Round Table Discussion: Highrise Multi-Residential Construction
Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Plaza 500, Vancouver, BC
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A total of 6 experienced individuals, 3 contractors and 3 building envelope consultants, will be discussing building envelope details for highrise multi-residential buildings, and welcoming input from the room. The focus will be on problematic details and the impact of the decisions that are made early in the design process on the construction.

Jay Young is a senior project manager with Cressey. Jay has gained extensive experience in the 26 years with the organization, starting as a carpenter/labourer, quickly moving to foreman, then Superintendent and currently for the last 7 years Project Manager. Mr. Young has constructed various types of buildings including single family houses, residential hi-rises, structural steel office towers, hotels and biomedical facilities and brings a practical, common sense point of view.

Robert Freimanis
is a project director with ITC Group of Companies. Robert started out as a junior structural engineer, designing low & mid-rise buildings. Working for an architectural firm managing the structural design deptement, he worked closely with developers, gaining much experience in design-build construction. Robert's background over the years has lead to completion of a varied resume of marine, high-rise, commercial, office, industrial &residential project experience.

Vincent Kehoe
is a Senior Project Superintend with Ledcor Construction. Vincent has over 28 years experience in various types of building construction with most of it in residential highrise construction. He has a engineering Technician certificate from BCIT. He has been very proactive within the Ledcor organization in ensuring good current building practices are incorporated into construction while sealing directly with Envelope Consultants, Architects and other consultants starting from the design to completion.

Brian Hubbs
is a Principal and Senior Building Science Specialist with RDH Building Engineering in Vancouver, B.C., He has over 15 years experience working exclusively as a consulting engineer focused on building enclosure issues. This work has included the design of new building enclosures as well as the forensic investigation and rehabilitation of existing building enclosures. This experience has included involvement with most building enclosure types over the varied climatic regions of North America.

Mark Lawton
is a Senior Building Science Specialist and Principal with Morrison Hershfield. He is the technical director for the Buildings and Facilities department for the firm. Mark is one of Canada's recognized leaders in the Building Science field. Areas of particular expertise include: building envelope durability, energy conservation methods, HVAC systems, indoor air quality and dealing with mold in buildings. He has over 25 years of experience with building envelope issues across North America.

Joel Schwartz
is a senior building science specialist and principal with JRS Engineering. Joel has fifteen years of direct consulting experience in building science including consulting in new construction, building envelope investigations, failure analysis and overseeing design and remedial work totaling millions of dollars in the Lower-Mainland of British Columbia. Joel has presented at an APEGBC technical seminar, building science conference as well as for the Seattle Building Envelope Council. Joel currently sits on the Building Envelope Committee and Consulting Practices Committee at APEGBC and serves on the board at BCBEC.


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