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Past Seminar Presentations & Documents for 2012

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CHOOSING WINDOWS: BALANCING U-VALUES, SHGC, COMFORT AND ENERGY Brittany Hanam
RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
Sept 2012
WIND AND PERIMETER FLASHING UPLIFT Josh Jenson
JRS Engineering Ltd.
Sept 2012
PASSIVHAUS IN B.C. - PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS

Guido Wimmers
Building Evolution
and
Lydia Dürfeld
Dürfeld Constructors

Sept 2012
EQUILIBRIUM PROJECT Allan Dobie
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Sept 2012
THE NEW CODE AND A NEW FUTURE FOR BUILDINGS IN VANCOUVER David Ramslie
City of Vancouver
Sept 2012
UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF THE CONSULTANT ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS - AN UPDATE ON THE CONSULTANT'S LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES Samantha Ip and Oliver Hansen
Clark Wilson LLP
Sept 2012
STRUCTURAL AND HYGROTHERMAL FIELD MONITORING OF THICK CONTINUOUSLY INSULATED WALL ASSEMBLIES UTILIZED IN A MULTI-STORY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING Gary Parsons
Dow Building Solutions
Sept 2012
LATERAL BRACING REQUIREMENTS PART 9, BC BUILDING CODE 2012 Murray Frank
Constructive Home Solutions Inc.
Sept 2012
INTEGRAL WATERPROOFING Joel Schwartz
JRS Engineering Ltd.
June 2012
FIRST CANADIAN PLACE: CLADDING SERVICE LIFE & RENEWAL Mike Van Dusen
Halsall Associates
May 2012
UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF THE DEPRECIATION REGULATIONS OF THE STRATA PORPERTY ACT Tony Gioventu
Condominium Home Owners' Association of B.C. (CHOA)
April 2012
PASSIVE HOUSE STANDARD Guido Wimmers
Canadian Passive House Institute
Feb 2012
ARCHITECTURAL ALUMINUM COATINGS AND AAMA STANDARDS Andy Oei
Altech Custom Coaters Ltd.
Feb 2012
VANCOUVER HALF-DAY WORKSHOP ON WINDOW INSTALLATION: BUILDING SMART WITH WINDOWS Various Presentations & Speakers
Jan 2012 Online Webinar (Videos)

Victoria Luncheon:
Choosing Windows: Balancing U-Values, SHGC, Comfort and Energy
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

About the Presenter: Brittany Hanam, RDH Building Engineering

Brittany Hanam is a Building Science Engineer with RDH Building Engineering in Vancouver, BC. Brittany has several years experience as an engineering consultant on building enclosure, energy and green building issues. This work has included new construction design, thermal and hygrothermal modeling, forensic investigation, whole building energy simulation and several industry research studies.

About the Topic:

There can be many different factors involved in choosing the right windows for a particular building. Balancing energy efficiency in the winter and summer, along with thermal comfort, can sometimes be a challenge. In Canada the Energy Rating (ER) for residential windows provides a single formula to rank the energy performance of windows. However, there has been much debate as to its validity for all conditions and all regions in Canada. This presentation will provide an analysis of the Canadian ER, its strengths and limitations, and how it can be used to select windows for residential buildings in Canada.

 

Vancouver Luncheon:
Sustainable Roof Details For Rainforest Coastal Climate
Thursday, November 15th, 2012

The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

About the Presenter: Rob Harris, Technical Manager for the Roofing Contractors Association of BC

Rob Harris started roofing as an apprentice in 1977, working through to journeyman status, foreman, repairman, and supervisory positions before leaving the trade to join RCABC in 1996. After three years at RCABC he left to enter the roof inspection and product quality control industries until 2005 and then returned to RCABC and was promoted to Technical Manager in 2011.

About the Topic:

Rob will be going over typically overlooked details that exist on the roof. He will discuss issues that typically come up before, during and after a roofing project with respect to RCABC requirements and standards as well as when these details are called upon for a warranty claim.

 

Victoria Luncheon:
Integral Waterproofing
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

About the Presenter: Joel Schwartz , P.Eng., FEC, BEP, JRS Engineering

Joel is a principal and senior building science specialist at JRS Engineering , with two decades of building envelope consulting experience throughout the coastal areas of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. He has presented at seminars and conferences for a variety of industry groups and professional associations, including APEGBC and the Seattle Building Envelope Council. Joel is a BC Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) past president and retired director, and serves on APEGBC's Building Envelope Committee and the AIBC-APEGBC EBES Specialist Designation Working Group.

About the Topic:

Use of integral crystalline waterproofing systems for below-grade concrete is one of the waterproofing options available, especially when blind-side application is necessary. However, there are many considerations to be taken into account during the design and construction of these systems. This case study presentation discusses integral concrete waterproofing that was used for a large multi-tower development at False Creek. Subjects discussed include the following:

  • Systems research and options
  • Warranty considerations
  • Roles of the project team members
  • Design & construction
  • Post-construction and results

 

2012 BCBEC Conference & AGM
Dealing With The Elements
September 26th, 2012

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Vancouver, BC

This one-day conference by the BC Building Envelope Council will explore current elements in building enclosures design. The conference will focus on integrated energy efficient wall solutions, window systems and related regulatory issues. Local experts will discuss themes such as energy efficiency requirements, ventilation guidelines in residential construction, energy rating of windows, lateral load requirements for houses and design consideration for mid-rise wood-frame buildings.

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

 

Victoria Luncheon:
The Home as a System
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

About the Presenter: Murray Frank, Constructive Home Solutions

Murray Frank is a founding director and Past President of BCBEC and has been an instructor in building science at colleges and universities in Vancouver and Victoria. Mr. Frank's combined technical expertise and practical experience help advance the understanding of construction and design issues in the various climates across the varied environments throughout Western Canada and North America. Constructive Home Solutions Inc. performs building envelope design and assessments.

About the Topic:

Everything affects everything.

Making a home work as a system requires good design, great construction and diligent maintenance. If design, construction and maintenance do not respect the complex and often fragile "sum of the parts" that make up a modern home, that home can quickly fail to deliver a safe, comfortable, and sustainable living environment.

In Canada, homes began as simple structures that provided defense against predators and the hostile climate, and comfort was achieved by placing a huge hearth inside the home to consume massive energy. The evolution of homes in Canada is striving for ever-increasing comfort and safety while reducing the footprint on the environment. Homes are becoming increasingly complex as a result of answering this call.

This presentation will explore energy conservation, details for improved durability, advanced mechanical options, and renewable energy choices. The focus will be on balancing these choices based on homeowner priorities as well as the legacy of design and construction choices over the life of the structure. The construction industry is poised at the eve of significant change and this presentation will help builders and homeowners alike in the big picture of how homes work as a system and how that system is evolving.

 

Vancouver Luncheon:
Integral Waterproofing
Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

The Topic:

Use of integral crystalline waterproofing systems for below-grade concrete is one of the waterproofing options available, especially when blind-side application is necessary. However, there are many considerations to be taken into account during the design and construction of these systems. This case study presentation discusses integral concrete waterproofing that was used for a large multi-tower development at False Creek. Subjects discussed include the following:

  • Systems research and options
  • Warranty considerations
  • Roles of the project team members
  • Design & construction
  • Post-construction and results

The Presenter:

Joel Schwartz , P.Eng., FEC, BEP, is a principal and senior building science specialist at JRS Engineering, with two decades of building envelope consulting experience throughout the coastal areas of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. He has presented at seminars and conferences for a variety of industry groups and professional associations, including APEGBC and the Seattle Building Envelope Council. Joel is a BC Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) past president and retired director, and serves on APEGBC's Building Envelope Committee and the AIBC-APEGBC EBES Specialist Designation Working Group.

 

Victoria Luncheon:
Developing an Existing Buildings Code
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

About the Presenter: Steven Kuan, BC Building and Safety Standards Branch

Steven Kuan is Senior Seismic Engineer with the Building and Safety Standards Branch in the Office of Housing and Construction Standards, the provincial office responsible for the BC Building Code. He has been leading one of the major projects in the Branch which is the development of a new regulatory framework for construction work in existing buildings. A structural engineer, Steven has over twenty years of experience in government, consulting and academia.

About the Topic:

Applying the BC Building Code to construction work in existing buildings could be challenging for building owners, designers, contractors and building officials. It could be difficult and costly to renovate or change an existing building with outdated design standards and different construction techniques to levels of performance specified in the current code. Further, if only portions of an existing building are to be worked on, for example the building envelope only, how to apply the building code may not be straightforward. One main reason is that the building code is intended for new construction.

Developing a code specific for construction work in existing buildings is challenging as well. In addition to the technical requirements, such a code is desired to be practical and reasonable so to cover the many different scenarios, conditions and goals that would be presented by existing buildings projects. To that end, the development touches on several fundamental issues including acceptable performance levels for existing buildings.

The Building and Safety Standards Branch has been working on a new "Existing Buildings Code". The work has been concentrated on four main disciplines: fire safety, seismic, accessibility and energy efficiency. Concepts, approach and requirements of this draft regulatory framework, along with the challenges encountered, will be discussed.

 

Vancouver Luncheon:
First Canadian Place: Cladding Service Life & Renewal
Thursday, May 10th, 2012

The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

About the Presenter:

Mike Van Dusen completed Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 1984 followed by his Masters of Engineering at the University of Toronto. He joined Halsall in 1985 and has enjoyed a career that has included focus on design, evaluation, repair and renewal of building envelopes. His responsibilities at Halsall have evolved over the years, including leading the Building Science team, directing Knowledge Management, and serving as Restoration Practice Leader. He has recently assumed responsibility as the President for Halsall Associates.

Mike is Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. He served as a Director and Chairman for the Ontario Building Envelope Council from 1989 to 1994 and was awarded the Ontario Building Envelope Council President's Award in 2005/2006. He has contributed to various CMHC Best Practice Guides and delivered numerous industry presentations. Mike currently serves as a Director for the Building Envelope Council of the Ottawa Region.

About the Topic:

First Canadian Place in Toronto has been Canada's tallest skyscraper for over 35 years. It has recently undergone a $120M cladding renewal program to address problems that developed with the thin marble veneer cladding. This presentation will examine the lessons learned from the efforts applied to manage the deteriorating conditions, evaluation and testing undertaken to analyse how the cladding performed over its service life, and design of the replacement system. Points of interest will include how design standards have evolved over time, contrasting how risks were managed differently than its sister building in Chicago that was the subject of landmark litigation, how building science practitioners achieved tremendous success in the 1970's, and how modern laminated glazing has been employed to renew this landmark property.

 

Victoria Luncheon:
Concrete Structures - Evaluation and Renewal
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

About the Presenter :

Roger Steers is the Managing Principal of the Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. (RJC) Building Science and Restoration division in British Columbia. Roger graduated from the University of Alberta in 1998. He joined RJC in Edmonton and moved to the Vancouver office in 1994 upon completing his Masters in Engineering. Roger's work has included extensive experience with moisture and corrosion protection, repair and renewal of structures of all types

About the Topic:

Recognizing that the existing building inventory in coastal British Columbia includes many mass-concrete buildings, this presentation will deal with the evaluation, repair and renewal methods for these types of structures, including parkades and residential towers.

The evaluation stage focuses on the visual review of the concrete structure and destructive and non-destructive testing methods used to evaluate the condition of the structure. The repair and renewal stage focuses on repair and protection options for the structure.

 

Vancouver Luncheon:
Understanding the Impact of the Depreciation
Regulations of the Strata Property Act
Thursday, April 12th, 2012

The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

About the Presenter:

Tony Gioventu is the Executive Director of the Condominium Home Owners' Association of B.C. (CHOA). Tony brings 25 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 12,000 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.

About the Topic:

Understanding the impact of the Depreciation Regulations of the Strata Property Act. The Myths, Exemptions, Reporting Requirements, Disclosure the Process. Is your Company Prepared to Deliver the product?

 

Victoria Luncheon:
Depreciation Reports
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

About the Presenter:

Tony Gioventu is the Executive Director of the Condominium Home Owners' Association of B.C. (CHOA) . Tony brings 25 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, Tony is also the weekly Condo Smarts columnist for The Province, The Times Colonist, The Kelowna Daily Courier, and "24". Tony 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 is an active participant in research and development of building standards, legislation for strata corporations, and consumer protection.

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 135,000 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 topics including operations and administration. Tony is also a past Director at BCBEC holding the office of Treasurer for eight years.

About the Topic:

Tony will review recent Strata Property Act Regulations governing the requirements for Depreciation Reports. The presentation will review what a Depreciation Report is, what it should contain, what qualifications are required to complete a Depreciation Report, and how the report is intended to be used, interpreted and relied upon in the field of residential property ownership and management. Building Enclosure consultants are at the forefront of a significant demand for public services and Tony's presentation is sure to assist those interested in developing a deeper understanding of the interests behind those demands.

 

Vancouver Luncheon:
Introduction: On-Line Masonry Details System
Thursday, March 8th, 2012

The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

The Masonry Institute has developed a unique on-line system that provides designers with a wide range of masonry veneer design details. The presentation will provide examples of 2D drawings and 3D models. The models can be rotated and zoomed, and viewed as construction sequence layered images. Construction examples will also be shown to illustrate the details.

Bill McEwen is a Professional Engineer, and has served as the Executive Director of the Masonry Institute of B.C. since 1995. He chairs the CSA standard on Masonry Construction, and is a member of the Masonry Design, Masonry Connector and Concrete Block committees. He is the Chair of the Building Research Committee (BRC) of BCBEC, and is a LEED AP.

 

Victoria Luncheon:
Passive House Standard
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

About the Presenter: Guido Wimmers

Guido is a specialist in energy efficient and environmentally friendly architecture. Guido started to work on Low Energy and "Passive Houses" in 1999 in Europe. Since 2007 he is living in BC and has been invited to share his expertise with students of UBC, SFU and BCIT and has given numerous seminars and talks about the next leap in building technology at forums and international conventions. Guido is also co-author of the Passive Design Tool Kit of the City of Vancouver and since 2010 he is one of the founding directors of the Canadian Passive House Institute and has already given several intensive Passive House courses across the country.

About the Topic:

This lecture will introduce you to the international Passive House Standard - about 25,000 Passive Houses are already built in over 20 countries and almost every climate zone including the arctic. Passive House is currently also gaining momentum in Canada and will become a popular energy efficient standard in the country.

Passive House building techniques result in an 80-90% reduction in annual heating energy without the need for expensive renewable energy systems and minimizing active components and maintenance thereof. Passive House combines superior thermal comfort, excellent indoor air quality and healthy living with scientifically proven building science and safe and durable construction.

Passive House technology is the key to environmentally friendly architecture and the economically the best way to build truly sustainable buildings.

 

Vancouver Luncheon:
Architectural Aluminum Coatings and AAMA Standards
Thursday, February 9th, 2012

The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

About the Presenter:

Andy Oei, Altech Custom Coaters Ltd., has been in the architectural coatings industry for the past 15 years, working with high performance coatings such as kynar and fluropolymer liquids and powder. As a member of the cladding association, Andy is an expert in the coating and refinishing of aluminum/steel and in understanding the AAMA specifications specific to architectural coatings.

About the Topic:

Recently the demands of coatings and what is expected of them is more and more demanding, especially when it comes to deciding what type of coating is appropriate for each location as each situation can be different. This luncheon will try and answer some of following questions and to give the participant some understanding about:

•  The process of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) testing and the three different levels:
−  2603-02 Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Pigmented Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels;
−  2604-05 Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for High Performance Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels; and
−  2605-05 Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Superior Performing Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels.

•  Durability of different products and the AAMA levels

•  The process of painting aluminum

•  On site coating products; the benefits and durability considerations.

 

BCBEC and HPO Present:
Vancouver Half-Day Workshop On Window Installation: Building Smart With Windows
Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

This half-day workshop will focus on building enclosure and window installation requirements for thermal performance in new and retrofit buildings. Industry leaders will provide insights into key issues including window to wall interface, insulation strategies, thermal and condensation performance of windows, effectiveness in managing rainwater, building code, installation and energy efficiency standards.

Workshop Presentations:


Michael Lacasse

National Research Council Canada

Evaluating window-wall interface details for effectiveness in managing rainwater and risk of condensation on windows


Murray Frank

Constructive Home Solutions

  Windows: Filling the Void


Brian Hubbs

RDH Building Engineering Ltd.

 
CSA A440.4 - Canada's National Window Installation Standard



Dave Ricketts

RDH Building Engineering Ltd.

 

  Best Practices for Window Replacement
David Bruce
Ministry of Energy and Mines

Al Jaugelis
Innotech Windows and Doors

Kris Alexander
Long Life Windows & Doors
 

Industry Panel:
Final Discussions and Closing Remarks

Industry Panel:
Final Discussions and Closing Remarks

Industry Panel:
Final Discussions and Closing Remarks


Online Webinar (video) of the Half Day Workshop on Window Installation can be found here.


(L-R) Denisa Ionescu, Guest Speaker Michael Lacasse, Karen Hemmingson


(L-R) Home Improvement Expert Shell Busey, Denisa Ionescu, BCBEC President Jason Teetaert

 

Victoria Luncheon:
Provincial Government Energy Efficiency Policies
Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

About the Presenters:

Jarrett Hutchinson is the Manager of Building Policy and Codes Development for the Province of British Columbia. In his experience with multiple levels of government, Jarrett has actively worked with the development, interpretation, application and enforcement of codes and standards at municipal, provincial and national level. In addition to being a LEED®AP he is a Canadian Registered Building Official.

John Nicol is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Office of Housing and Construction Standards and is the project leader for Part 9 housing energy requirements as well as working on the current project to modernize the building regulatory system. John studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario and spent 20 years as a broadcast journalist and program manager with CBC. He also has an extensive background in strategic planning and executing public and stakeholder engagement activities.

Andrew Pape-Salmon P.Eng., MRM is the Director of the Energy Efficiency Branch with the Ministry of Energy and Mines, and responsible for energy efficiency provisions under the Clean Energy Act and standards under the Energy Efficiency Act, including requirements for windows, glazing and doors. He also provides oversight for the LiveSmart BC: Efficiency Incentive Program, leads the Ministry's industrial energy efficiency strategy and promotes clean energy solutions for remote and First Nation communities.

About the Topic : Three provincial representatives will present the government's Clean Energy Act (CEA) and a number of regulations that support improved energy efficiency of building envelopes for new and existing buildings. The Energy Efficiency Branch is responsible for the Energy Efficiency Act which includes regulations for windows, doors and glazing assemblies (presented at November BCBEC luncheon), along with various energy using equipment. Andrew will present the policy background for those regulations under the CEA and the 2007 Energy Plan, seek input from the audience on compliance issues for windows and glazing assembles and present a proposal to improve compliance through administrative penalties. The Building and Safety Standards Branch of the Office of Housing and Construction Standards is responsible for the BC Building Code, safety standards and other areas. Jarrett and John will present the Province's process for developing new energy requirements for Part 3 and Part 9 buildings. John will also summarize the fall 2011 public review on housing energy efficiency and affordability issues and provide an overview of national energy efficiency proposals for housing, the latter being the subject of a public review in January 2012 by the Canadian Codes Centre.

 

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