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Victoria Luncheon

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

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
New Location:
Hotel Grand Pacific
463 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

About the Presenter:

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.

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


New Location: Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC
Parking: Underground parking

Students: $30.00
Pre-registered BCBEC Members: $45.00
Pre-registered Non-Members: $55.00

All Walk-up's: $65.00*
*All walk-ups - cheques only (no cash) and seating may be subject to availability and/or delay.


Please note:

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 February 21st Victoria Luncheon:

To register for this event online: Register Online NOW!



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 February 1, 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 some of 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:
AIBC 3.5 Core Learning Units
ASTTBC eligible for CPD credits
BC Housing 3.5 CPD points
BOABC 4 CPD points
3.5 RCI CEHs

Registration Closes Sunday, February 26th at 12:00 noon

BCBEC Members  $85 
Non-Members      $100 
Students  $30 
Walk-up  $100

Registration for February 27th Half-Day Workshop:
To register for this event online: Register Online NOW!


Upcoming Luncheons:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Victoria 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Vancouver Half-Day Workshop
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Vancouver 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, April 26, 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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