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Vancouver Luncheon:

Roof Membrane Substrates: Their Impact on Roof Membrane Performance and Building Envelope Technology


Thursday, May 21st, 2015
The Italian Cultural Centre Society
3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

About the Presenter:

John Rose, Manager - Lightweight Insulating Concrete, Siplast

John Rose is the Manager for Siplast Lightweight Insulating Concrete Roof Insulation Systems. His career spans over 30 years in the roofing and the fire protection industry. Prior to joining Siplast in 1995, he worked for W. R. Grace involved with roofing, waterproofing and fire protection products in marketing and technical field services. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Penn State University. John is a member of the American Concrete Institutes Technical Committee 523 on Low Density Concretes and ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. He is on the board of directors of the National Roof Deck Contractors Association and a member of the Ontario Canadian Building Envelope Council.

About the Topic:  
Roof Membrane Substrates: Their Impact on Roof Membrane Performance and Building Envelope Technology

A discussion on roof insulation in sustainable building envelope design and the role lightweight insulating concretes systems contribute to that concept. The specific topics of energy efficiency, sustainability and environmental responsibility will be discussed. Also included in the presentation:

  1. Engineering design properties such as composite construction, acoustics, fire resistant construction, wind uplift and thermal properties for roof membrane substrates.

  2. The history of LWIC.

  3. Different types of roof insulation and component characteristics.

  4. Mass effect of insulations and LWIC.

  5. American Concrete Institute guidelines for LWIC.

  6. Sustainability of roof insulation systems and performance characteristics.

  7. Structural lightweight concrete issues in roofing applications.

 

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 May 21st Vancouver Luncheon:

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Vancouver Luncheon:

Service-Life Performance of Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs) in Building Envelope Construction


Thursday, June 18th, 2015
The Italian Cultural Centre Society
3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

About the Presenter: Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya, PhD, P.Eng University of Victoria

Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya, PhD, P.Eng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Civil Engineering Program) at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. His research interests are in energy and moisture performance of building materials and envelope systems. Presently he is working on next generation thermal insulation materials (VIP, Aerogel, Bio-foam etc.) and systems, and their integration in the built environment construction. Phalguni has authored/co-authored about 150 technical publications and reports, co-edited two ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) STPs (Special Technical Publications) 1495 & 1519 and edited one conference proceedings (see http://www.ivis2011.org). At present he is the Technical Co-Chair of the upcoming, October 2016, ASTM International Symposium on Advances in Hygrothermal Performance of Building Envelopes: Materials, Systems and Stimulations, and elected member of the ASTM C16 Executive committee C16 on Thermal Insulation.


About the Topic:  
Service-Life Performance of Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs) in Building Envelope Construction

Building energy code updates and stringent energy efficiency requirements arising from global movement towards heavily insulated net-zero building construction have created a historic opportunity to integrate vacuum insulation panels (VIPs), having 5 to 10 times higher R-value/inch than traditional thermal insulation, in building envelope construction. However, one of the biggest challenges faced by the manufacturers, researchers and building envelope designers is to recommend a long-termthermal-resistance (LTTR) value for VIPs based on expected service-life of the construction. This presentation will outline the issues related to the LTTR of VIPs, present observations from field and laboratory studies, and summarize global initiatives to address this question.

 

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 June 18th Vancouver Luncheon:

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Upcoming Vancouver Luncheons:
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May 21, 2015   12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
June 18, 2015   12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

 

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