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DEPRECIATION REPORTS -
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

Tony Gioventu
Condominium Home Owners' Association of BC

Nov. 2013
EIFS - THE CLADDING WITH THE LOWEST CARBON FOOTPRINT... & WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH GLASS-BOX SYNDROME?

Kevin Day
Dryvit Canada

Oct. 2013
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE - A LOOK AT WHERE WE'VE BEEN AND WHERE WE'RE GOING

Murray Frank
Constructive Home Solutions Inc

Sept. 2013
INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW ENERGY EFFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS IN BC

Zachary May
Building and Safety Standards Branch

Sept. 2013
INFORMED MECHANICAL DESIGN THROUGH TESTED AIR LEAKAGE RESULTS

Jeff Speert
JRS Engineering Ltd.

Sept. 2013
PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF INSTALLING IN-SLAB THERMAL BREAKS

Jeremy Takada Balden
Morrison Hershfield Ltd.

Neil Norris
Morrison Hershfield Ltd.

Sept. 2013
INSULATING SHEATHING OVER OSB SHEATHING - THE REAL WORLD AND OTHER PLACES

Joe Lstiburek
Building Science Corporation

Sept. 2013
BCIT MASTER STUDENTS POSTER PRESENTATIONS:
BCIT BUILDING SCIENCE GRADUATE PROGRAM

Iraj Manshadi
M.A.Sc. Candidate

Sept. 2013
BCIT MASTER STUDENTS POSTER PRESENTATIONS:
BCIT BUILDING SCIENCE GRADUATE PROGRAM

Farhad Hemmati
M.A.Sc. Candidate

Sept. 2013
BCIT MASTER STUDENTS POSTER PRESENTATIONS:
BCIT BUILDING SCIENCE GRADUATE PROGRAM

Loveleen Atwal
M.A.Sc. Candidate

Sept. 2013
BCIT MASTER STUDENTS POSTER PRESENTATIONS:
BCIT BUILDING SCIENCE GRADUATE PROGRAM

Kelvin Y.H. Liu
M.A.Sc. Student

Sept. 2013
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IN CONSTRUCTION

Jim Bagley
Levelton Consultants Ltd.

June 2013
NAFS AND THE 2012 BC BUILDING CODE

Al Jaugelis
RDH Building Engineering Ltd.

March & April 2013
PASSIVE HOUSE LESSONS LEARNED

Mark Bernhardt
Bernhardt Contracting Ltd.

Rob Bernhardt
Bernhardt Contracting Ltd.

Feb.
2013
BUILDING ENCLOSURE PRACTICE GUIDELINES Mike Wilson
RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
Jan. 2013
GLAZING INSTALLATION: STRUCTURAL VS. BUILDING ENVELOPE Mark Layton
Layton Consulting Ltd.
Jan. 2013

Vancouver Luncheon:
Depreciation Reports - The Final Countdown
Thursday, November 28th, 2013
The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

About the Presenter:
Tony Gioventu, Condominium Home Owners' Association of B.C. (CHOA)

Tony Gioventu is the Executive Director of the Condominium Home Owners' Association of B.C. (CHOA). Tony brings 30 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 13,000 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. Since 2002 Tony has written over 600 columns and information bulletins that are exclusively dedicated to strata living.

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 155,000 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 a variety of strata related topics including operations and administration.

About the topic:

"The Final Countdown" The deadline for Depreciation Reports for affected strata corporations in BC is December 13, 2013. A review of the legislative framework, the challenges facing strata corporations and depreciation planners, the myths of the industry and how strata corporations are interpreting their depreciation reports into useful planning and operations tools.

 

Victoria Luncheon:
The High Performance Wall
Thursday, November 13th, 2013
Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

About the Presenter: Gord Cooke, P.Eng., Building Knowledge Canada Inc.

Gord Cooke is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years experience in the residential building industry. He is an effective and passionate educator and advocate for implementing better building practices and products. He has developed and delivered numerous technical and sales training courses across Canada and the US. He combines aspects of advanced building science, indoor air quality, mechanical systems and energy efficient building programs, to assist builders and contractors in promoting the technological improvements of new houses.

About the Topic: The High Performance Wall (commercial and multi-unit residential buildings)

This luncheon will outline the ever increasing challenges presented by changes to building codes and energy programs, material and design choices and consumer expectations in creating high performance buildings. Specifically this workshop will focus on the science behind making walls be more durable, safer and more energy efficient without compromising cost effectiveness and build-ability. This information presented will empower attendees to implement new technologies, materials and processes into their building practices.

Learning Highlights:

  • Identify the increased importance of key air and weather barrier details to maintain long-term durability in the face of increasing energy efficiency requirements
  • Understand the total thermal effectiveness of wall systems and why this is important in meeting new code and green program requirements
  • Provide an overview of wall systems alternatives and their overall impact on air, heat and moisture flow
  • Identify construction detail options for the installation of different insulation strategies in traditional framed wall systems, such as exterior insulated sheathing

 

Victoria Luncheon:
Introduction to the Component Modelling Approach
Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

About the Presenter: Ray McGowan, National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC)

Mr. McGowan manages the commercial fenestration energy rating program at NFRC, the Component Modeling Approach . Mr. McGowan works with many fenestration trade organizations such as ANSI, the National Institute of Building Science, ASHRAE as a voting member of ASHRAE SSPC 90.1/Envelope SC and ASHRAE Fenestration Technical Committee (TC 4.5) - Vice-Chair and TC 4.2 Research SC chair. Mr. McGowan previously consulted for the ENERGY STAR ® program, marketed commercial HVAC equipment, and tested and designed power equipment for the US Navy and electrical utilities. He has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA degree in Finance.

About the Topic:

The BC Energy Efficiency Act and the BC Building Code energy standards (ASHRAE 90.1, 2011 NECB) include options for glazing assemblies to meet an overall, effective U-value for the entire building, allowing for trade-offs between individual glazing components. They reference NFRC test standards (e.g., NFRC 100). The NFRC Component Modeling Approach (CMA) and software tool (CMAST) could be used to support this once local suppliers have input their glazing assembly components online.

Mr. McGowan will provide an overview of the NFRC, how NFRC ratings work, residential and commercial rating details, and how NFRC is referenced in ASHRAE 90.1 and the National Energy Code for Buildings (2011).

 

Vancouver Luncheon:
EIFS - The Cladding With The Lowest Carbon Footprint...
& What's The Deal With Glass-Box Syndrome?
Thursday, October 17th, 2013
The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

About the Presenter : Kevin Day, Dryvit Canada

Kevin Day is regarded as a leading expert on EIFS, and is widely recognized for his extensive cladding engineering experience. Kevin is also a popular public speaker, having traveled across North America to communicate best building practices .

Key contributions in the EIFS field include: articles such as Designing EIFS for a Predictable Service Life (2001), Practical Requirements for Rainscreen EIFS (2002), Chairman of ULC-S716 from 2000 – 2007, member of steering committee for CMHC's EIFS Best Practice Guide.

About the topic:

Did you know that EIFS has the lowest carbon footprint of any cladding on the market? Would you like to know why? Kevin Day of Dryvit Systems Canada will present the generic science and facts to support this claim, including highlights from:

  • Benchmarking EIFS durability – over 15 years of CCMC, now we have ULC standards governing over EIFS;
  • Critical detailing considerations – a summary of key performance considerations, impacting long term durability – a consultative approach;
  • The recent study by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, comparing EIFS to other claddings and other key research highlights; and
  • Dr. Ted Kesik's EIFS Value Propositions – a summary report for the EIFS Council of Canada from 2012.

Kevin will also present selected case studies, demonstrating how EIFS achieves high performance, and will also compare other claddings to glass wall construction – examining cost vs. performance.

 

An Evening With Joe Lstiburek
A Special Fundraising Event for the BCBEC Foundation

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 - After the 2013 BCBEC Conference & AGM
SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre
580 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

An interactive session with Joe Lstiburek and leading professionals to discuss building science trends and concepts. Attendees will gather for a two-hour open dialogue on preselected topics. The topics are selected upon consultation with speakers, event committee, and industry professionals in consulting, construction, and governmental sectors.

 

2013 BCBEC Conference & AGM
Lessons From The Past - Roadmap For The Future

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Vancouver, BC

As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, BCBEC invites industry experts, partners and members to participate in this one-day symposium. Speakers from premier organizations and practitioners will deliver insightful perspectives on the future of building envelope design. The thought-provoking agenda will chart a roadmap for industry challenges and opportunities ahead.

The symposium will look at the evolution of building envelope technologies and advanced practices, building science fundamentals, sustainability, and processes for optimizing building performance. Be part of this groundbreaking forum sharing emerging trends and new technologies.

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

 

Victoria Luncheon:
BCBEC and Vancouver Island Chapter of ASHRAE present:
Panel Discussion on Compliance with ASHRAE 90.1 in the BC Building Code

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

About the Panelists:

Alex McGowan, P.Eng., is Levelton's Vancouver Island Group Leader for Building Science with 25 years experience.  He is a licensed professional engineer in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, and a member of the BC Building Envelope Council, the Ontario Building Envelope Council, and ASHRAE.  He is the author of dozens of technical papers and journal articles related to building envelope performance, windows, and energy conservation in buildings.  Mr. McGowan is a member of several ASHRAE and ISO Technical Committees and is the author of the Material Properties chapter in the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals, and of the book “Energy-Efficient Residential and Commercial Windows Reference Guide”. 

Andrew Pape-Salmon is a Senior Energy Specialist with RDH Building Engineering Ltd. with expertise in energy efficiency and greenhouse gas management for buildings and communities, including engineering, economics, and government policy. He is a Director with BCBEC and is the Grassroots Government Activities co-Chair for ASHRAE-VI.

Bob Thompson has been involved with Codes and standards since 1973 when he started work as a building inspector for the City of Burnaby. He holds a Diploma in Building Technology from BCIT. In addition to Burnaby, during his 40 year career, he has worked in an architectural firm, the BC Fire Commissioner's Office and the Building & Safety Standards Branch, where he has been since 1989. He is currently a Senior Codes Administrator.  In addition to maintaining the BC Building Code he is involved with several committees and task groups working on the model National Building Code and its referenced standards.

Doran Musgrove is a registered architect with over 35 years of experience and a LEED accredited professional.  He is also a member of the Building Officials Association of BC (BOABC) and has assisted many of the local municipalities as a building inspector.  Having worked ‘both sides of the counter', he is keenly aware of both his professional, as well as municipal obligations for a successful project.

Don Pedde has been involved in the building industry for twenty-nine years and has experience in the building trades, in an architect's office, and now in local government.  He is a Registered Building Official, a member of the BOABC, and currently serves as a Senior Building Official with the District of Saanich.

About the Panel:

The ASHRAE standard 90.1 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (2004) has been a requirement of the BC Building Code (BCBC) since September 2008.  Background information on aspects of the standard is available through the Homeowner Protection Office in the Builder Insight Bulletin #7 .  Several recent studies have been conducted on compliance, showing issues surrounding the building envelope.  One survey of industry professionals and building inspectors illustrated a lack of awareness, expertise and clear responsible party for compliance.  In April 2013 the BCBC was updated to reference ASHRAE 90.1 (2010) and the National Energy Code for Buildings (2011) with a December 20, 2013 effective date, providing a choice of either standard for compliance. 

This panel discussion aims to inform questions of compliance with ASHRAE 90.1 (and NECB in the future) with perspectives from four key constituencies – including an architect, consulting engineer, building official and provincial government official.  The moderated discussion will include questions in the following areas:

  • Role of each professional group in supporting compliance with ASHRAE under the BCBC
  • Interactions between professional groups (notification, sub-contracting, signoffs, Letters of Assurance, etc.)
  • Design, construction and commissioning processes (scheduling, roles and responsibilities)
  • Gaps in knowledge that could be addressed by education/training

 

Vancouver Luncheon:
Hazardous Materials in Construction
Thursday, June 20th, 2013
The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

Presenter: Jim Bagley, MCIOB, Levelton Consultants Ltd.

About the Presenter:

Jim Bagley is a Senior Project Manager with Levelton Consultants Ltd specialising in hazardous materials services. Jim has extensive experience assessing and managing hazardous materials in a wide range of contexts from single family residences to major infrastructure projects.

About the topic:

WorksafeBC regulations require that before any demolition or maintenance work is conducted, a qualified person must inspect the site and identify any Hazardous Building Materials (HBM) and safely contain or remove all HBMs potentially impacted by the work. TDG regulations and BC Environmental regulations further govern the transport and disposal of hazardous materials. The presenter will provide an overview of hazardous materials in buildings, which will include: Asbestos, Lead, PCB's, Mercury, Ozone Depleting Substances, Mould and Microbial Growth and Crystalline Silica. The presenter will address the context in which these materials are used and can be found in buildings, their health effects and the regulatory framework for each of them.

 

Victoria Luncheon:
Anatomy of a Roof Failure
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

About the Presenter: John Wells, RRO, Wells Klein Consulting Group Inc.

John Wells is the Senior Partner and President of Wells Klein Consulting Group Inc. (formerly J.W. Wells Consulting Inc.). Previous to his now 21 year old consulting practice, John served as Technical Manager of RCABC from 1985 to 1992. John is a Registered Roof Observer (RRO), accredited by RCI, Inc, and is an accepted independent roofing inspector by the RCABC.

John was the founding President of the BCBEC and served as an elected director for 10 years, a past Vancouver chapter executive member of Construction Specifications Canada, past member of the Inter Governmental Roofing Advisory Group, past member of the RCABC Technical Committee, a Professional Member of the Roofing Consultants Institute, and two term President and long time director of the RCI Western Canada Chapter, and served two years (2010-2012) as an elected director of RCI Inc.

John has been a guest lecturer at the U.B.C. School of Architecture, BCIT, and the Roofing Institute. Wells has authored many technical articles in Roofing Trade Publications and is a regular speaker at Building Seminars and Technical Societies as well as National and International Roofing Conventions.

About the Presentation:

John's presentation is entitled "Anatomy of a Roof Failure" or "Things Ain't Always What They Seem to Be....." The presentation is based on the premature failure of a new single ply roof system on a high end high rise Victoria condo building. The roof failure resulted in interior water damage claims well in excess of $150,000 to an insurance company and the requirement of a replacement roof (costing well in excess of $100,000.00) on a building that was less than 6 months old.

For the purposes of this presentation, John will lead through the investigative processes that led to the conclusions for this failure. He will present and review information and gather clues which lead to a perhaps startling conclusion. It was not the conclusion that many wanted to hear!

 

Vancouver Luncheon:
A Look Into Shotcrete
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

About the Presenter:
Gary Hawkins, Business Development Manager, Torrent Shotcrete Structures Ltd.

Over 25 years in the construction industry. Gary is responsible for client relationships, estimating, and the daily running of the business, including its growth and branding to ensure the service provided is recognized to be of the highest calibre in our industry. Gary has owned and run large Formwork companies in the Vancouver area, and has been Operations Manager for a large general contractor, building water and wastewater treatment plants in Northern Alberta.

About the topic:

Concrete is the most versatile building material in the construction industry. There are many types of concrete technologies that continually increase the versatility of this widely used building material. One process that has been around for over 100 years is a method of placing concrete called "Shotcrete". Shotcrete is a term used to describe pneumatically spraying concrete.

In BC, shotcrete has commonly been used in shoring walls and soil stabilization but there is a growing trend to use shotcrete in structural applications and building facades and foundations. Although the end result is very similar (and in many cases superior) to that of cast in place concrete, there are many different considerations to take into account when waterproofing a shotcrete wall versus a cast in place wall. Not all cast in place waterproofing systems and details are as effective in shotcrete applications as they are in cast in place (especially if the shotcrete methodology is not understood by the specifier). Alterations to details should be made in some cases to ensure the differences between shotcrete and cast in place are taken into account.

This presentation will cover a basic introduction to the shotcrete process including benefits of shotcrete, procedures, how it is different, things to note when specifying details for it and some local projects. The presentation will also cover Kryton details for shotcrete and in what ways they differ from the cast in place details as well as the benefits of using Kryton's KIM with shotcrete over membrane systems.

 

Vancouver Luncheon:
NAFS and the 2012 BCBC - the New Omnibus Fenestration Standard
Thursday, April 18th, 2013
The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

About the Presenter: Al Jaugelis, RDH Building Engineering Ltd.

Al Jaugelis is a Fenestration Specialist with RDH Building Engineering Ltd. and the Technical Consultant for the Fenestration Association of BC. He played a key role in initiating the "Review of Window Energy Rating Procedures for Canada" research project and is the lead on a new guide, "Best Practices for Window and Door Replacement - Wood-Frame Buildings".

About the topic:

The 2012 BCBC references a new standard for fenestration performance and it "changes everything", introducing new concepts, new terminology, and giving architects and specifiers the ability to specify performance and quality attributes with greater precision than ever before.

For the first time the performance requirements for these listed fenestration products are covered by a single standards document: AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-08, NAFS North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors and skylights . And unlike the venerable CSA A440-00, this standard specifically addresses "commercial" windows and doors used in Part 3 mid and high-rise buildings.

Known in the industry as NAFS, and called the Harmonized Standard in the Code, this document represents a significant departure from the standards we have worked with in the past. This workshop will introduce architects, engineers, specification writers, and commercial glazing contractors to the standard, and explore some ways it will affect the selection, rating, and performance verification of fenestration products from now on.

Topics covered:

  • NAFS and earlier standards
  • New concepts in NAFS
  • Products covered under NAFS
  • Understanding Performance Class
  • Selecting Performance Grades
  • Performance validation
  • Specifying products with NAFS
  • Part 9 buildings, Part 3 buildings, and NAFS

 

 

Victoria Luncheon:
Six-Storey Wood Frame Design Concerns and Considerations
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

About the Presenter:
Leon Plett, MIStructE, Struct.Eng, B.Eng, P.Eng, LEED AP, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

Leon Plett is a Designated Structural Engineer and Project Engineer in the Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. Victoria office. A graduate of Lakehead University, Leon joined RJC as a Design Engineer in 2005. He has worked on a variety of challenging projects, including traditional concrete and wood frame structures, as well as seismic upgrades of heritage buildings. RJC has been significantly involved in the development of the APEGBC Technical & Practice Bulletin for the design of five and six storey wood frame buildings, and authored the Stage 1 and Stage 2 reports for the Building and Safety Policy Branch of the Ministry of Housing which formed the basis of the BC Building Code changes to permit 5 and 6 storey wood frame buildings . RJC are the designers for several five and six storey wood frame buildings in the Victoria market.

About the presentation:

Recent regulatory changes allow for the construction of six-storey wood frame buildings. Our current economy requires a constant refinement of engineered designs to maximize structural efficiency while minimizing cost of construction. While there are many benefits to designing and constructing these types of structures, there also challenges which affect more than the structural and seismic requirements. The presentation will not only cover these considerations, but also the affected concerns of architects, engineers, interior designers and builders.

 

Vancouver Luncheon:
Building Enclosure Practice Guidelines
Thursday, March 21st, 2013
The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

About the Presenter: Gilbert Larocque

Gilbert Larocque is a registered professional engineer in BC and Ontario, and is a member of the Bar of British Columbia. He has over 30 years of engineering experience gained in the fields of aviation, project and program management, construction and building envelope.

Gilbert provides guidance, and deals with professional and ethical practice-related issues within the professions of engineering and geoscience, including matters of practice overlap with other professions. He also provides staff support to numerous internal APEGBC and external committees, task forces and groups dealing with professional practice issues, including the Building Codes Committee, Building Enclosure Committee, Consulting Practice Committee, Temporary Structures Committee, Certified Professional Committee, Certified Professional Advisory Working Group, Sewerage Guidelines Task Force, Joint APEGBC / ASTTBC Board and the Environmental Operator Classification Program Classification and Certification Project. He also supports the Division of Environmental Professionals and the Municipal Engineers Division, and works closely with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, the Ministry of Health, WorkSafe BC and the BC Safety Authority.

About the topic:

This past October 2012, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia issued the Practice Guidelines - Building Enclosure Engineering Services (available at http://www.apeg.bc.ca) for use by APEGBC members and licensees. The presentation will discuss the history and rationale that led to the publication of the guidelines, and provide an overview of their contents and use. The logic and contents of the guidelines should be of interest to practitioners and building code authorities.

 

Victoria Luncheon:
BCBEC and Vancouver Island Chapter of ASHRAE present:
Specification and Installation of Windows in New and Existing Buildings
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

About the Presenters: Al Jaugelis and Gordon Kyle

Al Jaugelis is a Fenestration Specialist with RDH Building Engineering Ltd. and the Technical Consultant for the Fenestration Association of BC. He played a key role in initiating the "Review of Window Energy Rating Procedures for Canada" research project and is the lead on a new guide, "Best Practices for Window and Door Replacement - Wood-Frame Buildings".

Gordon Kyle has been a manufacturer's rep to builders and the construction community for 30 years. Since 2005 he has been running Euroline's Victoria office, promoting industry and consumer acceptance of energy efficient windows and doors.

About the panel:

This two person panel discussion will provide practical information on the specification and appropriate installation of windows for Part 9 residential and small commercial buildings. This includes new construction and window replacement in existing buildings. The panel will present on two interrelated, but separate topics - attendees are welcome to stay for the first half or the full extended session.

The first half focuses on installation of windows in new and existing buildings. Al will present information from a consultant perspective, including an overview of the soon-to-be-released HPO guide, Best Practices for Window and Door Replacement - Wood-Frame Buildings. Gordon will provide a manufacturer perspective on best practices.

The second half focused on specification of windows for BC Building Code compliance, including the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) included in the 2012 Code; and proposed 2013 energy standards - National Building Code s.9.36 (for residential) and the National Energy Code for Buildings / ASHRAE 90.1-2010 (for commercial).



BCBEC and HPO in partnership with RCI present
Building Smart: 2013 Half-Day Workshop on Roof Installation
Thursday, February 21st, 2013
The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

Presented by the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) and the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), a branch of BC Housing in partnership with RCI.

This half-day workshop will focus on roof system design and installation best practices for wood-frame single and multi-unit residential buildings.

 

Workshop Presentations:

Bas Baskaran
National Research Council of Canada
Roofing Systems: Building Codes, Standards and Beyond

Murray Frank
Constructive Home Solutions Inc.

  An Overview of Attic Ventilation Requirements

Rob Harris
Roofing Contractors Association of B.C.

  Installation of Pitched Roofs - 101

Larry Lemke
Marine Roofing

Re-roofing Considerations

Mark Lawton
Morrison Hershfield

Graham Finch
RDH Building Engineering Ltd.

Murray Frank
Constructive Home Solutions Inc.

 

 

Evolution and Understanding of Attic Ventilation

Evolution and Understanding of Attic Ventilation

Evolution and Understanding of Attic Ventilation


Moderator:

Josh Jensen
JRS Engineering

Industry Panel:

Final Questions and Discussions

 

Victoria Luncheon:
Passive House Lessons Learned
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

About the Presenters: Mark Bernhardt & Rob Bernhardt

Mark Bernhardt is the President of Bernhardt Contracting Ltd., the general contractor for the first home targeting the International Passive House standard on Vancouver Island. Bernhardt Contracting Ltd. is primarily involved in commercial general contracting, with an interest in high performance construction. This project was taken on to demonstrate the application of passive house design and construction principles in the local market. Mark has overseen the day-to-day construction of the project.

Rob Bernhardt is a project manager with Bernhardt Contracting and is trained in passive house design. He has been responsible for the energy modeling for the building, passive house design requirements, researching materials and components and some project management.

About the presentation:

The presentation will focus on building envelope issues and solutions in constructing a two family residence in Saanich targeting certification by the Passive House Institute. The project is currently under construction. The goal is to deliver a building that is more affordable than a similar building constructed to conventional standards by investing in design and the quality of the envelope. In doing so, the mechanical system is simplified, creating cost savings. The project also sought to utilize commonly used materials and assemblies. Despite constraints imposed by the site and zoning, it is on track to achieve those goals.

Rob & Mark will describe the assemblies used, including locally fabricated wall panels and locally manufactured windows, constructed and installed to minimize thermal bridging and maximize energy performance and durability. In addition, the speakers will highlight lessons learned on achieving the required 0.6 ACH@50Pa air tightness rating. Their initial blower door test results are 0.27 ACH (pressurization) and 0.35 ACH (depressurization). Finally, the speakers will describe the simplified mechanical system that was possible due to the high performance building enclosure.

More information on the project, including construction details, can be found at: bernhardtpassive.com

 

Vancouver Luncheon:
Glazing Installation: Structural vs. Building Envelope
Thursday, January 17th, 2013

The Italian Cultural Centre Society
Vancouver, BC

About the Presenter:

Mark Layton is the President and CEO of Layton Consulting, which he created in 1994. Layton Consulting Ltd. is a specialty structural engineering firm providing engineering services for both residential and commercial glazing manufacturers, builders and architects. Mark has over 28 years of structural design and consulting experience relating to building facades, cladding and curtain wall systems. He also specializes in the seismic design of non-structural building elements as well as the design of safety equipment and pre-fabricated structures. He is a registered professional engineer in numerous provinces and states including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Ontario, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Arizona, Texas and New Jersey. Mark currently serves on the CSA task force committee on Building Guards and is a member of the Fenestration Association of BC.

About the Topic:

Mark's presentation will review structural glazing requirements and how they pertain to the building envelope. This will include both a basic understanding of various glass types, when they should be used and how to check for them. The goal of this presentation is to help bridge the gap between building envelope requirements and structural requirements of the glazing systems. Discussion will include an overview of structural connection details, component tie-in and other fastening that requires penetration of the building envelope. Glass guardrails, guard caps and handrail attachments will also be covered, with their respective requirements.

 

Victoria Luncheon:
Building Enclosure Practice Guidelines
Monday, January 14th, 2013

Harbour Towers
Victoria, BC

About the Presenter: Mike Wilson, M.Eng, P.Eng, BEP, RDH Building Engineering

Mike Wilson is a Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist and Manager of the Victoria office of RDH Building Engineering Ltd. RDH focuses on the integration of building science engineering, architecture, construction management, and risk assessment services for the building enclosure on new construction projects and existing buildings with office in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. Mike has practiced as a licensed engineer for over 20 years in the provinces of Nova Scotia, Ontario and British Columbia; providing consulting services in new construction, failure investigations, performance assessments, litigation support, and building rehabilitation.

About the Topic:

Mike's presentation will provide an overview of the recently published APEGBC Building Enclosure Practice Guidelines. The guidelines were developed by the Building Envelope Committee of APEGBC, of which Mike is a member. The committee reviewed the original 1999 document and other relevant documents, such as AIBC's Bulletin 34, endorsed by APEGBC, and the published document was reviewed and endorsed by both APEGBC and AIBC governing councils. The guidelines set out the standards of practice that a Building Enclosure Engineer should follow and meet when providing building enclosure engineering services for building projects. The guidelines reflect the current state of practice in jurisdictions where application of independent building science expertise is both mandatory and mature. The logic and contents of the guideline should be of interest to practitioners and building code authorities. Of particular interest to all stakeholders in the industry is the recommended practice associated with letters of assurance in relationship to enclosure engineering.

 

 

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