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March 27, 2008 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Just when we though there was light at the end of the tunnel, the performance of the building enclosure of houses has come into question. This presentation has two functions: first as a reminder of the mechanisms of how any building envelope actually works including the factors that affect performance, and second as a summary of the new requirements of Part 9 for all of Canada . Is it possible that designing and constructing the building envelope under Part 9 requires more than for Part 5?
Murray Frank is a founding director and Past President of BCBEC. He is a respected consultant and educator in the field of Building Science and has been an instructor at UBC, BCIT, Camosun College and other institutions throughout BC. In addition to his active Consulting Practice with a recent focus on single family structures (ranging from the simple to the simply bizarre), Murray has been delivering several education modules to licensed builders throughout the Province as part of the HPO series of Building Smart seminars. Murray also developed the new Building Envelope Guide for Houses which is a 3D image-rich publication that clearly describes industry accepted solutions for home construction, available through the Homeowner Protection Office in Vancouver .
This presentation will be relevant for individuals new to the field as well as the old guard. A reminder of the basics is always enlightening and what’s happening in the Part 9 world is often not the focus of the Building Science community. This presentation will be very informative, very multi-media, and very entertaining!