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Vancouver Luncheon

Hot New Trends in Building Cladding: Code Requirements for Fire Rating Assemblies in Building Envelope

Thursday, January 18th, 2017
The Italian Cultural Centre Society
3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

About the Presenters:

Jeff Harris, Jensen Hughes

Jeff Harris is a licensed architect in the states of Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Hawaii who provides forensic analysis of design and construction defects related to property damage and personal injury on behalf of attorneys, insurers and property managers.  He has particular expertise in building enclosures, exterior wall coverings, windows, roofs, structures, mechanical systems; water damage resulting from construction defects; and injuries resulting from design, construction and maintenance defects on floors, sidewalks, ramps and parking lots. His forensic analyses include historic code research and construction document review.  Prior to joining CASE in 2003, Mr. Harris had over 20 year of experience providing comprehensive architectural design services for residential, commercial, institutional, transportation, parking and health care facilities.

Mr. Harris' broad depth of knowledge and experience allows him to employ various methods of well-established forensic analyses in his investigations including both intrusive and non-destructive testing methods. These include infrared thermography, light metering, data logging of hygrothermal measurements, measuring air movement within structures using a micromanometer, ground penetrating radar, Excel Variable Incidence Tribometry™ for measuring slip resistance of floors and other walking surfaces. As an architect, Mr. Harris possesses a comprehensive understanding of the interrelated components of finishes, structure and building systems that architects routinely coordinate during the design and construction and remediation of buildings.

Andy Lianto, Jensen Hughes

Andy Lianto , PE, is a Senior Fire Protection Engineer with seven years of experience. Throughout his career, he has been involved in plan reviews, commissioning and testing of fire alarm, fire suppression and smoke control systems. His expertise includes performance-based designs as well as building and fire code consulting for a wide range of new and existing facilities, including assembly, educational, residential, commercial and mixed-use development. Working closely with architects, developers, owners, engineers and contractors, Mr. Lianto has prepared various life safety and fire protection reports including building code equivalencies/alternative solutions and successfully negotiated acceptance with Authorities Having Jurisdiction. He is also highly proficient in numerous modeling software for evaluating fire/smoke behaviors and passenger evacuation strategies using FDS, CFAST, CONTAM, SAFIR, Pathfinder, Simulex and hand calculations based on SFPE Handbooks and NFPA standards.

About the Topic:
Hot New Trends in Building Cladding: Code Requirements for Fire Rating Assemblies in Building Envelope  

Will include (not necessarily in this order):

  • Code requirements in the U.S. & Canada for combustible, non-compbustible, rated, and unrated assemblies
  • Case studies of fires in building envelope materials
  • Types of materials and related safety testing standards and reality.
  • Burning questions afterwards

This luncheon seminar qualifies for 1.0 Core Learning Unit. To receive credit, enter a valid AIBC Registration Number during the online registration process.


Registration for January 18th Vancouver Luncheon:

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BCBEC and BC HOUSING present
2018 Half-Day Workshop:

Building Smart with High Performance Concrete Envelopes

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
The Italian Cultural Centre Society

3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC
7:00 am -   8:00 am  Registration, Breakfast & Tradeshow
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Workshop

Building Smart with High Performance Concrete Envelopes Program
(Updated January 16, 2018)

Presented by the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) and BC Housing

This half-day workshop will focus on concrete envelopes for Part 9 and Part 3 construction.  Energy and thermal requirements play an increasingly important role in residential construction. Industry experts will discuss the latest research on how concrete envelopes can help deliver results as well as the most effective ways to meet the new BC Energy Step Code standards. Topics for discussion include precast concrete, sandwich concrete walls, insulating concrete forms, and cast-in-place concrete. The workshop program will provide practical examples to illustrate thermal bridging considerations and to identify compliance paths for meeting the thermal performance requirements.

This event is eligible for professional learning credits.


Sponsorship Opportunities for Half-Day Workshop

Sponsorship Information & Registration: Register Online NOW!


Half-Day Workshop Registration Information

Professional Learning Credits:
Eligible for ASTTBC CPD credits
BOABC 4 CPD points
(More Learning Credits Information Coming Soon)

Registration Closes Sunday, February 25th at 12:00 noon

BCBEC Members  $85  EARLYBIRD PRICE $75 until Jan. 29th, 2018
Non-Members      $100  EARLYBIRD PRICE $90 until Jan. 29th, 2018
Students  $30 
Walk-up  $100

Registration for February 27th Half-Day Workshop:
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Upcoming Luncheons:

Thursday, January 18, 2018 Vancouver 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Vancouver Half-Day Workshop
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Vancouver 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Vancouver 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Vancouver 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
September 2018 Vancouver BCBEC Conference & AGM
Thursday, October 18, 2018 Vancouver 12:00pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Vancouver 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm



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