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March 15, 2007 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A total of 6 experienced individuals, 3 contractors and 3 building envelope consultants, will be discussing building envelope details for highrise multi-residential buildings, and welcoming input from the room. The focus will be on problematic details and the impact of the decisions that are made early in the design process on the construction.
Jay Young is a senior project manager with Cressey. Jay has gained extensive experience in the 26 years with the organization, starting as a carpenter/labourer, quickly moving to foreman, then Superintendent and currently for the last 7 years Project Manager. Mr. Young has constructed various types of buildings including single family houses, residential hi-rises, structural steel office towers, hotels and biomedical facilities and brings a practical, common sense point of view.
Robert Freimanis is a project director with ITC Group of Companies. Robert started out as a junior structural engineer, designing low & mid-rise buildings. Working for an architectural firm managing the structural design deptement, he worked closely with developers, gaining much experience in design-build construction. Robert’s background over the years has lead to completion of a varied resume of marine, high-rise, commercial, office, industrial &residential project experience.
Vincent Kehoe is a Senior Project Superintend with Ledcor Construction. Vincent has over 28 years experience in various types of building construction with most of it in residential highrise construction. He has a engineering Technician certificate from BCIT. He has been very proactive within the Ledcor organization in ensuring good current building practices are incorporated into construction while sealing directly with Envelope Consultants, Architects and other consultants starting from the design to completion.
Brian Hubbs is a Principal and Senior Building Science Specialist with RDH Building Engineering in Vancouver, B.C., He has over 15 years experience working exclusively as a consulting engineer focused on building enclosure issues. This work has included the design of new building enclosures as well as the forensic investigation and rehabilitation of existing building enclosures. This experience has included involvement with most building enclosure types over the varied climatic regions of North America.
Mark Lawton is a Senior Building Science Specialist and Principal with Morrison Hershfield. He is the technical director for the Buildings and Facilities department for the firm. Mark is one of Canada’s recognized leaders in the Building Science field. Areas of particular expertise include: building envelope durability, energy conservation methods, HVAC systems, indoor air quality and dealing with mold in buildings. He has over 25 years of experience with building envelope issues across North America.
Joel Schwartz is a senior building science specialist and principal with JRS Engineering. Joel has fifteen years of direct consulting experience in building science including consulting in new construction, building envelope investigations, failure analysis and overseeing design and remedial work totaling millions of dollars in the Lower-Mainland of British Columbia. Joel has presented at an APEGBC technical seminar, building science conference as well as for the Seattle Building Envelope Council. Joel currently sits on the Building Envelope Committee and Consulting Practices Committee at APEGBC and serves on the board at BCBEC.