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Past Seminar Presentations & Documents for 2011

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND THE FUTURE OF BUILDING SCIENCE John Straube
University of Waterloo, Building Science Corporation
Sept 2011
MONITORING RESULTS FROM 4 EQUILIBRIUM™ PROJECTS - LESSONS LEARNED TO DATE Allan Dobie
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Sept 2011
ENERGY IMPACTS OF ENVELOPE UPGRADES TO EXISTING HOUSES THROUGH LIVESMART BC Andrew Pape-Salmon
and Ryan Nowell
BC Ministry of Energy and Mines, Energy Efficiency Branch
Sept 2011
ENERGY EFFICIENCY TUNE-UPS FOR MID- TO HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS Graham Finch
RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
Sept 2011
THE CONCEPT OF LINEAR AND POINT TRANSMITTANCE AND ITS VALUE IN DEALING WITH THERMAL BRIDGES IN BUILDING ENCLOSURES Mark Lawton
Morrison Hershfield
Sept 2011
DURABILITY CONSIDERATIONS FOR MID-RISE WOOD CONSTRUCTION Jieying Wang
FPInnovations
Sept 2011
BCIT UPDATE Fitsum Tariku
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Sept 2011
AIR BARRIER COMMISSIONING OF LARGE BUILDINGS PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION Rob Bombino
RDH Building Sciences
Sept 2011
AIR BARRIER COMMISSIONING OF LARGE BUILDINGS PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION Mario Goncalves
Patenaude - Trempe Inc.
Sept 2011
AIR BARRIER COMMISSIONING OF LARGE BUILDINGS PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION Martin Houston
Walsh Construction
Sept 2011
AIR BARRIER COMMISSIONING OF LARGE BUILDINGS PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION Ed McNamara
Turtle Island Development
Sept 2011
LEGAL STRUCTURE AND PROPERTY ALLOCATION OF CONTINGENCY RESERVE FUND STUDIES

Patrick Williams
Clark Wilson

June 2011
CLADDING ATTACHMENT OVER CONTINUOUS INSULATION

Les Yard
Dow Building Solutions

Scott Croasdale
JRS Engineering Ltd.

May 2011
SPECIFYING PRESERVATIVE TREATED WOOD

Paul Morris
FPInnovations

Apr 2011
RECENT BCBC APPEAL BOARD DECISION #1682

Mark Lawton
Morrison Hershfield

Mar 2011
RECENT BCBC APPEAL BOARD DECISION #1682

Barry Thorson
B.R. Thorson Consulting Ltd.

Mar 2011
NEW PRODUCTS IN UILDING ENVELOPE EVOLUTION

Jesse Cook
Intertek

Cameron Dodd
Intertek

Jan 2011

 

Victoria Luncheon:
Building Monitoring
Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

Presenter: Jason Teetaert, P.Eng.
SMT Research Ltd.

About the Presenter:

Jason Teetaert , P.Eng, is the VP of Business Development at Structure Monitoring with 15 years of project management and electrical engineering construction design experience and currently working with the application of structure monitoring systems. He holds patents in the areas of moisture detection, and patents pending in roof monitoring and low powered hybrid wireless/wired networks. Jason has used his construction-related electrical engineering experience, gained working in a national engineering firm, to lead the building science community in the design of moisture detection systems in residential, educational, and institutional projects related to sustainable buildings and investigations.

Jason graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BASc, in Electrical Engineering and is the current President of BCBEC and the Chair of BCBEC's AGM and Conference Planning Committees. Jason resides in Vancouver but considers the world his home, having lived in Winnipeg, Whitehorse, Arusha, Nairobi, Chicago, and Miami.

About the Topic:

Structural Monitoring Technology facilitates sustainable building practice by informing building consultants and owners of issues that could become long term areas of concern. Leading edge building monitoring technology is used in the investigation of building performance and is capable of monitoring moisture content, condensation, dew point, thermo profiling, vapour pressure, differential air pressure and building component movement. Structure Monitoring Technology applications will be outlined in the context of installation during various stages of the building life cycle including:

  • New construction,
  • Existing buildings, and
  • Re-commissioning or major renovations.

The initial commissioning and verification of design details is key for design professionals. In addition, building owners/operators are interested in mitigating risks from floods, aging roofing systems and costs associated with the clean-up of water damage. This presentation will demonstrate the various sensors, monitoring systems and scanning methods that can be used for verification and reporting purposes. Real life practical applications, installation details, site conditions, and monitoring results will also be showcased.

 

Victoria Luncheon:
Fenestration Energy Performance Requirements
Wednesday, November 19th, 2011

Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

Presenter: Dave Ricketts, M.Sc., P.Eng.
RDH Building Engineering

About the Presenter:

Dave is a leader in the building enclosure field throughout Canada and the U.S. Dave's expertise is utilized in the design of new buildings, the restoration of historic buildings, and the investigation and design of remedial work for buildings that have experienced premature enclosure failures. In addition to his consultant role for numerous new construction projects and rehabilitation projects, he has authored many research and guideline documents. Dave is also a Principal of RDH.

About the Topic:

Performance requirements for windows, doors, and skylights have become more stringent in recent years. Energy performance is now regulated through building codes as well as the BC Energy Efficiency Act. Some incentive programs such as Energy Star can also create more stringent requirements. These overlapping requirements have created confusion on how to meet the requirements, who is responsible for meeting them, and how performance is verified. This seminar clarifies the requirements and provides a roadmap for compliance.

 

Vancouver Luncheon:
Invisible Green: Passive Design, Indoor Environmental Quality and Materiality
Thursday, November 10th, 2011

The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

About the Presenter:

Bruce Haden is a principal at Dialog, an integrated design firm with architecture, urban design, engineering and sustainable design capability. The firm has studios in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto.

His architectural and urban design work has been recognized globally, particularly for the Governor General's and World Architecture Festival winning design of the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre in Osoyoos, BC. His design work ranges widely from wastewater treatment plants to cafes.

Currently he is working on renovating a historic post office building in northern BC into a community arts centre, the competition-winning design of the Canadian Navy Monument in Ottawa and the new LEED Platinum targeted Student Union Building at the University of British Columbia.

About the Topic:

The focus of the presentation is on passive design, with a secondary emphasis on IEQ and Materiality topics covered in the Passive Design section include: Building Orientation, Space Planning, Facade Design, Thermal Mass, Air Infiltration and Natural Ventilation IEQ touches on LEED, Health and Safety, and Economics Materiality touches on LEED requirements for local sourcing, and Life Cycle Analysis.

 

Victoria Luncheon:
Bid Central: A Project Delivery Solution
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

About the Presenter:

Greg Baynton is a past Director of BCBEC and his involvement in the construction industry has spanned a number of decades. As a native Victorian and tradesman Greg has built his experience in the construction industry through owning and operating trade contracting and general contracting firms on Vancouver Island. Currently Greg is the CEO for the Vancouver Island Construction Association. VICA's primary goal is to support the construction industry and building community. From owners, consultants, engineers and architects to construction contractors.

About the Topic:

Greg will discuss the financial climate that our industry is experiencing and provide some insight into what we have to look forward to. The industry as a whole is experiencing many changes as a result of broader levels of competition and aggressive schedules dictated by shaken confidence in world financing. Those finding success in today's market are likely taking advantage of everything that technology has to offer. In an effort to address internal inefficiencies VICA has merged with three other Vancouver Island construction associations. Greg will review VICA's recent merger activity and demonstrate how the industry is collectively utilizing shared on-line tendering/bidding practices to address the needs of a changing market place. Today a significant amount of the Island's tendering activity moves through VICA's plan room. In an effort to increase the industry's awareness of on-line tools available to architects, engineers, suppliers and trade contractors Greg will provide an overview of the BidCentral Online Planroom and describe how the service can be used to streamline the tender process and improve project communications.

 

2011 BCBEC Conference & AGM
Building the Enclosure - Innovation and Transformation
September 22nd, 2011

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Vancouver, BC

This one-day conference by the BC Building Envelope Council will focus on emerging trends in building enclosure design, integrated energy efficient solutions, thermal performance and regulatory issues. National and local experts will share lessons learned on themes such as building enclosure impacts on the energy performance of new and retrofit buildings, design considerations for wood-frame buildings, air barrier testing and commissioning of large buildings, and reserve fund case studies.

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

 

Legal Structure and Property Allocation of
Contingency Reserve Fund Studies
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

With new amendments to the Strata Property Act in British Columbia (Bill 8 - 2009) coming into effect soon, there seems to be a lack of understanding regarding the legal structure and property allocation of strata corporations.

This presentation will discuss items that are routinely relevant and required for reserve fund studies. These are as follows:

  1. Property allocation and legal structure of strata corporations
  2. New amendment to the Strata Property Act in British Columbia
  3. Obligations triggered by the new requirements

Patrick A. Williams is a partner of Clark Wilson LLP and Chair of the Strata Property Group. Patrick is also a member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Patrick's practice focuses on assisting strata corporations, developers and strata lot owners with dispute resolution. He is an experienced and qualified arbitrator and mediator and has managed numerous strata property, real estate and construction disputes. Patrick has published articles on issues impacting the strata property industry, including construction related problems experienced by owners, property managers and developers. He received his dispute resolution training through the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia and the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute. Patrick obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1973 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1974, from The University of British Columbia. Patrick has been a member of associations such as: the Law Society of British Columbia, BC Arbitration and Mediation Institute (past president), Professional Association of Managing Agents, Strata Property Agents of British Columbia Governing Trustee, BC International Commercial Arbitration Centre Housing and Urban Development Association of Canada-Vernon Chapter (past director), and Great Vancouver Homebuilders Association (past member).

 

Cladding Attachment Over Continuous Insulation
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

Policy makers around the world are looking at what impact buildings have on energy consumption. With the advent of new energy and building codes, the building industry is increasingly challenged to build more energy efficient structures while maintaining high structural, fire and safety standards. ASHRAE 90.1 explicitly calls for "ci" or continuous insulation as one strategy in improving the thermal efficiency of the building envelope. This presentation will focus on constructing energy efficient exterior walls with minimally thermally bridged claddings which meet these criteria from 2 perspectives:

Manufacturer's Perspective: What is the Impact of Buildings? New versus Old? What is the Impact of Continuous Insulation? Changing Regulations & Mandates; What are the Possible Solutions? Code Compliance, Project Monitoring and Case Studies.
Building Engineer's Perspective: Energy Use and More Efficient Insulation, Modes of Heat Transfer, CI Wall Design and Construction, and CI Projects Challenges and Solutions .

Les Yard is a Technical Sales Representative for Dow Building Solutions. He is responsible for promoting the use of Dow Building Solutions' products directly to architects, engineers, contractors, distributors and indirectly through involvement with numerous industry associations including BCBEC, CSC and RCABC. Les provides service and support to customers in the form of training, technical information and expertise, specification development, procurement and warranty information. Les has been proactively involved in the building industry for over 13 years - the last 7 years with Dow Building Solutions.

Scott Croasdale Scott is a principal at JRS, with over 15 years of consulting engineering experience. Scott is regularly involved in building envelope investigations, litigation support, building envelope repairs and the construction of high performance building envelope assemblies. Scott regularly undertakes professional responsibility for the design and field review of building envelope assemblies with a special interest in energy efficient walls. He directs design activities, specifications development, drawing review, structural detailing, contract administration, field reviews, testing and project management for new and rehabilitation projects.

 

Specifying Preservative Treated Wood
Thursday, April 21st, 2011

The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

The 2010 National Building Code of Canada now references the 2008 edition of the CSA standards for treated wood which has a new approach to classifying treatments for different end uses. Topics to be covered: Treated wood requirements in the 2010 NBCC, other situations where treated wood may be needed, overview of CSA O80 Series Wood Preservation (industrial preservative treatments, residential preservative treatments), understanding use categories 1 through 5A (Table 1 in CSA O80.1), products and their use categories for specific exposures (Table 2 in CSA O80.1), preservative retention requirements for sawn products (Table 10 in CSA O80.1), preservative penetration requirements for sawn products (Table 5 in CSA O80.2), selecting the appropriate wood species for stability, strength and treatability, selecting the appropriate preservative, pre/post treatment conditioning, third party quality assurance, appropriate and inappropriate product substitution and on-site care and handling of treated wood to maximize durability.

Paul Morris - Group Leader: Durability and Protection FPInnovations Paul's group of four scientists and six technologists is responsible for meeting client needs for research in short-term protection of wood during harvesting, transport and storage, and long-term durability in service. The latter includes durability by nature, durability by design and durability by treatment. Paul has twenty seven years experience in wood preservation research since obtaining his PhD from Imperial College of London University. He has authored or co-authored over 250 papers, technical reports, contract reports and other publications. As a member of the International Research Group on Wood Preservation he maintains awareness of new technologies under development throughout the world. He also participates in collaborative research and test method development. His areas of expertise include test methodology, international building codes and wood preservation standards, treatment of Canadian wood species, and factors affecting the durability of wood products. Paul is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Wood Science at the University of British Columbia.

 

Recent BCBC Appeal Board Decision #1682
(Use of combustible building materials in non-combustible wall assemblies)
Thursday, March 24th, 2011

The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

Please come and join BCBEC members and guests by taking in this informative luncheon topic that affects all of us in the design and construction community! The BC Building Code Appeal Board (BCAB) issued a contentious ruling on December 16, 2010. This ruling directly implies that no combustible insulation can be used in non-load bearing exterior wall assemblies of buildings required to be of non-combustible construction unless the wall assembly has been tested to CAN/ULC-S134, "Fire test of Exterior Wall Assemblies" (the test that was intended for use on EIFS cladding systems). Furthermore, by extension, the logic used by BCAB for this ruling implies that other combustible components that are otherwise permitted by subsection 3.1.5 of the 2006 BCBC must also comply with Article 3.1.5.5 and therefore the S134 test. The ruling without more explanation or clarification of intent could have severe impact on common construction practices. Other related publications by Code Officials will be also discussed.

Speakers are: Mark Lawton , P.Eng. - Mark is a Vice President in the Building and Facilities Division of Morrison Hershfield, a multi-specialty engineering firm with offices across North America. Mark has over 25 years of experience in building performance assessment, forensic investigation, testing and design. Mark's career has included projects in all kinds of climate regimes from the arctic to the tropics. He is widely published on building science issues including: durability and performance of building enclosure assemblies, moisture control, Indoor Air Quality, ventilation and managing the health impacts of mold in buildings.

Barry Thorson , P.Eng. C.P. - Barry is the president of B.R. Thorson Consulting Ltd. which provides project management, building code consulting and certified professional services to owners, developers and design professionals throughout BC. Barry has participated in the Letters of Assurance Committee with the Province and the City of Vancouver since 1981. He was also chair of the APEGBC Building Codes Committee from 1999 to 2005 and Co-Chair of the Building Policy Advisory Committee since 2003. He is a member of the BC Building Code Interpretation Committee representing APEGBC since 1999. Barry has recently completed an 8 year employment with the Vancouver 2010 Organizing Committee as project manager for the Richmond Olympic Oval and the UBC Thunderbird Arena, and as VANOC's building code consultant for the temporary Olympic Overlay installation at all of the Olympic Venues.

 

New Products in Building Envelope Evolution
(Testing and Certification of Building Products)
Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

The building enclosure is always evolving in response to the home owner's requirements and a number of those requirements are linked to Building Code(s) compliance. The speakers will present an overview of the Intertek testing facility, and provide examples of tests, marks and services of tested products. The presentation will also shed some light on the differences between testing and certification, and the steps involved in each, and the need to have an accredited laboratory approve various products.

Jesse Cook and Cameron Dodd are managers with Intertek , who both focus primarily on the Building Products sector. Mr. Cook has extensive experience in both construction and firefighting with a BCIT education. He started his career as a laboratory Fire Technician to enhance his skills as a Firefighter. This opened the doors for numerous opportunities with Intertek's testing facility. He is now one of the foremost experts in Building Product-related testing and certification. Some of the associations that Jesse is a member of: Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), Structurally Insulated Panel Association (SIPA), Insulated Concrete Form Manufacturers Association (ICFA), Cold Formed Steel Engineering Institute (CFSEI), and more. He is an expert in identifying an efficient way for client(s) to achieve Certification, and has strong ties within the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) and International Code Council (ICC ES) should the client require a Code Evaluation Approval. Mr. Dodd has an extensive background in construction, engineering technology and sales, with a BCIT Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology and a Bachelors Degree of Business Administration. His experience includes civil design and project management with the City of Vancouver and the BC Ministry of Transportation. He is a member of ASTTBC and Expanded Polystyrene Manufacturers Association (EPSMA). Cameron assists clients with identifying new business opportunities and gaining Code compliance and certification in the building products industry.

 

 

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