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Past Seminar Presentations & Documents for 2010

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OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE IN COMMERCIAL FENESTRATION

Mike Gainey
Azon USA, Inc.

Oct 2010
BUILDING MONITORING - STRUCTURE MONITORING TECHNOLOGY

Jason Teetaert
SMT Research Ltd.

Sept 2010
OVERSEAS CURTAIN WALL: WORTH THE TRIP?

Catherine Lemieux
Morrison Hershfield Ltd.

Sept 2010
EQUILIBRIUM KAMLOOPS PROJECT - GREEN DREAM HOME NET ZERO ENERGY HOUSING

Dale Parkes
Thompson Rivers University

Brian Hayashi
NexBuild Construction Corporation

Sept 2010
ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR HOUSES IN THE NEW BC BUILDING CODE

Murray Frank
Constructive Home Solutions Inc.

Sept 2010
THE HISTORY OF SUPER INSULATION IN NORTH AMERICA

Martin Holladay
GreenBuildingAdvisor.com

Sept 2010
HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING FACADES AND DAYLIGHTING: VISIONS, REALITITES AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Stephen Selkowitz
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Sept 2010
LEGISLATION UPDATES: CONTINGENCY RESERVE FUND STUDIES

Tony Gioventu
Condominium Home Owners' Association (CHOA)

Sept 2010
ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR WINDOWS AND GLAZING: EVALUATING BC'S MARKET TRANSFORMATION APPROACH

Andrew Pape-Salmon
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Sept 2010
SHAKE TABLE TEST OF A FULL SCALE SIX-STOREY WOOD FRAME BUILDING

Fred Tai
Simpson Strong-Tie Canada

Sept 2010
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HST...

Darren Taylor
Grant Thornton

May 2010
MONITORING THE ENVELOPE - ON STUCCO CRACKING

Pierre-Michel Busque
Busque Engineering Ltd.

Mar 2010

 

RCABC Guarantee Standard For Plaza Deck Waterproofing
Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Plaza 500, Vancouver, BC

This presentation provides an overview on new RCABC Guarantee Standards for Plaza Deck Waterproofing. This entails a discussion on the various membrane systems, design requirements and waterproofing details that form part of the RCABC Guarantee Standard.

Jim Watson, PRC, RRO - Jim has been active in the commercial roofing industry for over 40 years. He is a trade qualified journeyman. Jim was a President for 16 years of a RCABC member commercial contracting firm on Vancouver Island prior to his current position as RGC Technical Manager. Jim has been directly involved with RCABC for over 26 years. During that time he served on the Association's Board of Directors which included terms as both Ethics Chairman and as President in 1988-89. Jim is a past Board of Director of the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) and has served 5 years on the CRCA National executive committee . Jim is also a member of the CRCA's National Technical Committee. In 1989, Jim was among the first eight RCABC contractor members to be awarded the Professional Roofing Contractors designation (PRC). Jim is also a member of RCI Inc. and holds the Registered Roof Observer (RRO) status with the roofing Consultants Institute. At RCABC today, Jim makes good use of both his paid and volunteer roofing industry experience by managing the associations guarantee program as well as providing technical services and advise on British Columbia roofing issues.

 

Optimizing Performance in Commercial Fenestration
Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Plaza 500, Vancouver, BC

This presentation sheds some light on two technologies pertaining to optimizing performance in commercial fenestration - structural thermal barriers for aluminum window framing and warm-edge spacer technology for insulating glass. The presentation includes the following discussion: 1. Discuss the various comfort and performance-related topics in fenestration systems including, overall U-factor, condensation resistance factor (CRF), sound transmission OITC (Outdoor Indoor Transmission Class) 2. Compare two methods for optimizing the performance of aluminum fenestration components through the application of thermal barriers in the framing 3. Optimize the performance of fenestration components through the application of thermal barriers in the air space material, also known as warm-edge technology for insulating glass and 4. Observe a range of measured performance outcomes, energy-savings, LEED ® and Cradle to Cradle sm contribution using case study data of built commercial projects in the U.S. and globally utilizing one or both types of thermal barriers in the frame and insulating glass.

Mike Gainey - Mike is employed with Azon USA, Inc. as a Warm-Light® business manager. Mike has a 25-year experience in the architectural and structural glazing industry working on both large and small projects across North America . Mike is responsible for the Azon warm-edge insulating glass spacer product. He is a member of the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) and serves on committees of the Glass Association of North America (GANA), as well as the Insulating Glass Manufacturer's Association (IGMA). Mike is a frequent presenter at multi-regional building envelope council seminars.

 

2010 BCBEC Conference & AGM
Innovative Solutions - Building Tomorrow
September 22nd, 2010

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Vancouver, BC

This one-day conference by the BC Building Envelope Council will provide a forum for discussion of technical challenges, advances and opportunities posed by building enclosure systems as the industry moves towards increased demands in sustainable buildings. Participants will share their experiences on a range of building enclosure issues including the investigation, repair, design, construction of projects, energy efficiency and retrofit strategies from net zero houses to more energy efficient highrises.

Funding Partners: Homeowner Protection Office, Branch of BC Housing and CMHC-SCHL

 

ICBEST 2010
June 27th - 30th, 2010

The Westin Bayshore
Vancouver, BC

ICBEST provides a worldwide forum for the exchange of information and discussion of recent developments in Building Envelope Engineering.  It aims to bridge the gap between researchers, engineers, designers and manufacturers to enhance the exchange of ideas between them.  An equally important objective is the application of new findings to the development of design, manufacturing and construction methods and the codification of information for practicing engineers and architects.

BCBEC in cooperation with NRC-IRC is hosting the ICBEST 2010 conference.

 

Victoria Luncheon
Monday, May 31st, 2010

Building Projects and the HST

The Ambrosia Centre, Victoria, BC
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

About the presenter:

Darren Taylor, CA, BA (Econ) - Darren is a senior manager of sales and indirect tax with Grant Thornton. Darren has over nine years of experience providing sales tax advisory services to clients in a wide spectrum of industries and sectors of the economy. Darren leads the sales tax practice in Grant Thornton's Vancouver, Langley and Victoria offices. He works with clients to help them understand how HST will affect them and how to maximize the benefits of a successful implementation.

Darren works closely with many different industry groups and public sector bodies to help them build implementation plans to manage this significant legislative change. He is dedicated to helping clients minimize the cost of indirect tax, defends them during tax authority audits and proactively advises them on how to manage their sales tax risk as their business expands.

About the Topic:

HST and Building Projects: This presentation provides a general over-view of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) and major changes affecting real property contractors and a review of issues relating to in-progress construction contracts that straddle the July 1st implementation date. There will be also a discussion on progress payments and construction holdbacks, HST implications for project bids tendered post July 1st , winding down of the PST rules and the PST rebate for residential construction materials in inventory as of June 30th and a review of general GST/HST reporting matters and restricted input tax credits. The services and products provided by, and purchased by each of us will soon be affected by the changes in taxation so please join the BCBEC members and guests in taking in this valuable presentation to prepare us for what is coming.

 

Vancouver Luncheon
Thursday, May 27th, 2010

What You Need To Know About HST...
Plaza 500, Vancouver, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This presentation provides a general review of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) and major changes affecting real property contractors and a review of issues relating to in-progress construction contracts that straddle the July 1 st implementation date. There will be also a discussion on progress payments and construction holdbacks, HST implications for project bids tendered post July 1 st , winding down of the PST rules and the PST rebate for residential construction materials in inventory as of June 30 th and a review of general GST/HST reporting matters and restricted input tax credits.

Darren Taylor, CA, BA (Econ) - Darren is a senior manager of sales and indirect tax with Grant Thornton. Darren has over nine (9) years of experience providing sales tax advisory services to clients in a wide spectrum of industries and sectors of the economy. Darren leads the sales tax practice in Grant Thornton's Vancouver, Langley and Victoria offices. He works with clients to help them understand how HST will affect them and how to maximize the benefits of a successful implementation.

Darren works closely with many different industry groups and public sector bodies to help them build implementation plans to manage this significant legislative change. He is dedicated to helping clients minimize the cost of indirect tax, defends them during tax authority audits and proactively advises them on how to manage their sales tax risk as their business expands.

 

Vancouver Luncheon:
Thursday April 15th, 2010

Parking Structures - Evaluation & Repair
Plaza 500, Vancouver, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This presentation deals with the evaluation and repair methods utilized on aged concrete parking  garages.  The evaluation stage focuses on the visual review of the concrete structure, destructive and non-destructive testing methods used to evaluate the condition of the concrete, and analysis and interpretation of testing results.  The presentation will also discuss available repair recommendations along with issues encountered during the restoration work.

Roger Steers, M.Eng. P.Eng. LEED AP - Roger is a Managing Principal in the Building Science and Restoration division at Read Jones Christofferson (RJC).  Roger graduated from the University of Alberta (U of A) in 1988.  He joined RJC Edmonton then moved to the Vancouver office in 1994, after getting his Masters in Engineering, also from the U of A, that same year.  He was made an Associate with the firm in 1999 and subsequently a Principal in 2002.

As a leader of RJC British Columbia Building Science and Restoration Team, Roger has focused on the evaluation, restoration, and repair of a vast variety of building types and parking structures across Western Canada .  His experience extends to moisture and corrosion protection of conventionally reinforced concrete structures, assessment and repair of post-tensioned reinforced concrete structures, and seismic upgrade of structures.

 

Vancouver Luncheon:
Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Monitoring the Building Envelope - On Stucco Cracking
Plaza 500, Vancouver, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Most of the recent developments in Building Science have resulted from expensive monitoring of building assemblies in laboratory conditions. In the last decade, cost-effective instruments have become available that permit monitoring assemblies in situ. Through the data collected, practitioners can better understand the microclimates that are created when components join together in building assemblies.

This luncheon will examine data collected in the field to suggest a cause for horizontal cracking of stucco applied on steel furring. A conceptual solution that addresses the failure mechanism of stucco is proposed.

Pierre-Michel Busque, P.Eng. BEP graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1991 with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. After working for a civil Engineering consulting firm, Pierre moved to Florida to work on a residential development. In 1992, Pierre returned to Canada and worked at CHMC managing building envelope research projects. In 1996, Pierre moved to Vancouver where he worked for Levelton. Pierre has established Busque Engineering Ltd., a building envelope consulting firm, in 2008. Pierre is also an instructor, on building envelope performance, at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

 

Victoria Luncheon:
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Legal Issues Arising From Warranty Reviews & 2-5-10 Warranty Claims
The Ambrosia Centre, Victoria, BC
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

About the presenter:

John Mendes is a partner of Lesperance Mendes Law Firm, and has practiced in the areas of construction, commercial, and condominium law since his call to the Bar in 1986. Prior to establishing Lesperance Mendes in 1997, John was a partner in a large Vancouver firm and the chairperson of its construction law group. John was awarded a Master of Laws degree by Queen's University in 1986. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from UBC in 1984 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981. John has been the chairperson of Lesperance Mendes' construction defect practice group since the inception of the firm. John and his firm have represented private and public owners in claims arising out of the defective construction of condominiums, commercial buildings, bridges, highways and other infrastructure projects.

About the Topic:

At BCBEC (Victoria Chapter) we have discussed issues surrounding the evolution of the Building Envelope since the beginning of the new millennium, when coincidentally the 2-5-10-year warranties on new and reconstructed building envelopes became available and, in fact mandatory for residential buildings. Lately the earliest of such warranties have begun to expire. There is a lack of understanding in the building envelope industry on legal issues arising from Warranty Reviews and 2-5-10 Year Warranty Claims. John's presentation will focus on legal issues arising from 2-5-10 Year Warranty Claims with a particular emphasis on end-of-warranty reviews by consultants. This presentation will also provide an overview of some legal issues pertaining to building owners.

 

Vancouver Luncheon:
Thursday, January 28th, 2010
Legal Issues Arising From Warranty Reviews & 2-5-10 Warranty Claims
Plaza 500, Vancouver, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

There is a lack of understanding in the building envelope industry on legal issues arising from Warranty Reviews and 2-5-10 Year Warranty Claims. John Mendes will present on legal issues arising from 2-5-10 Year Warranty Claims with a focus on end-of-warranty reviews by consultants. This presentation will also provide an overview of some legal issues pertaining to building owners arising from the warranty reviews and claims.

John Mendes is a partner of Lesperance Mendes Law Firm , and has practised in the areas of construction, commercial , and condominium law since his call to the Bar in 1986. Prior to establishing Lesperance Mendes in 1997, John was a partner in a large Vancouver firm and the chairperson of its construction law group. John was awarded a Master of Laws degree by Queen's University in 1986. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from UBC in 1984 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981.

John has been the chairperson of Lesperance Mendes' construction defect practice group since the inception of the firm. John and his firm has represented private and public owners in claims arising out of the defective construction of condominiums, commercial buildings, bridges, highways and other infrastructure projects.

 

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