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May 15, 2008 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Proposed revisions to the BC Building Code will reference ASHRAE 90.1 for Part 5 buildings. This presentation will outline the ASHRAE 90.1 Standard, with a brief sidebar discussion on R-values and U-factors. The focus will be on implications of adopting ASHRAE 90.1 in the design and construction of the building envelope.
Alex McGowan is the Office Manager in the Victoria office of Levelton Consultants Ltd. He is also the Practice Area Leader for the Building Science Division of Levelton Consultants Ltd.
He is a licensed professional engineer in British Columbia and Ontario , and a member of the BC Building Envelope Council, the Ontario Building Envelope Council and ASHRAE.
He is a member of ASHRAE Technical Committees 4.4 (Building Materials and Building Envelope Performance) and 4.5 (Fenestration). He is also a member of ISO Technical Committee TC163 (Thermal Performance and Energy use in the Built Environment). He has also conducted several ASHRAE-funded research projects related to the performance of the building envelope.
He has been in the engineering consulting field for over 20 years.