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September 2013

2013 BCBEC Conference & AGM Lessons From The Past – Roadmap For The Future

September 25, 2013
The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5 Canada
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As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, BCBEC invites industry experts, partners and members to participate in this one-day symposium. Speakers from premier organizations and practitioners will deliver insightful perspectives on the future of building envelope design. The thought-provoking agenda will chart a roadmap for industry challenges and opportunities ahead. The symposium will look at the evolution of building envelope technologies and advanced practices, building science fundamentals, sustainability, and processes for optimizing building performance. Be part of this groundbreaking forum sharing…

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An Evening With Joe Lstiburek A Special Fundraising Event for the BCBEC Foundation (After the 2013 BCBEC Conference & AGM)

September 25, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre, 580 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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An interactive session with Joe Lstiburek and leading professionals to discuss building science trends and concepts. Attendees will gather for a two-hour open dialogue on preselected topics. The topics are selected upon consultation with speakers, event committee, and industry professionals in consulting, construction, and governmental sectors.

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September 2014

2014 BCBEC Conference & AGM Building Performance – The Way Ahead

September 24, 2014
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6 Canada
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BCBEC invites you to participate in its annual one-day conference. The main theme of this event is the performance of the building envelope. Industry experts and educators will explore a variety of topics, including the implementation of the new NAFS window standards, the latest on tall wood buildings, historical restoration, attic ventilation in wet coastal climates, and other emerging trends. Be part of the conversation for practical expertise, new technologies, and research results. Funding Partners : Homeowner Protection Office, Branch…

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September 2015

2015 BCBEC Conference & AGM Building Fundamentals – Put Into Practice

September 23, 2015
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6 Canada
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BCBEC invites you to join us this September for our annual one-day symposium. This year we will examine how fundamentals in the building envelope industry are put into practice. Industry professionals will explore new and existing technologies, the legislated Building Act and case studies from a range of areas, including building energy requirements, below grade construction, spray foam insulation and the living building challenge. Be part of the conversation on building envelope fundamentals, new technologies, and research results. Event eligible…

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2015 BCBEC Conference Speakers

September 23, 2015
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6 Canada
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Speakers' Bios and Detailed Conference Presentation Summaries: (Updated September 19, 2015) Harold Louwerse Morrison Hershfield Ltd. Harold Louwerse, BTech, RRO is a field technologist with Morrison Hershfield Ltd. (MH) and works with the Building Science and Energy Division as a building science consultant and roof inspector. Harold has been involved in the construction industry in Alberta and BC for over 15 years and joined MH in 2006. Harold has been heavily involved in design and field review of many institutional buildings…

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Conference Presentations: 2015 BCBEC Conference & AGM Building Fundamentals – Put Into Practice

September 23, 2015
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6 Canada
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Conference Presentations: SPRAY WHAT? Harold Louwerse  Morrison Hershfield Ltd. Sept 2015 BEC TALKS - BELOW GRADE: A CREEK RUNS Michael Blackman  Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. Sept 2015 BEC TALKS - BELOW GRADE: DETAILING CONSTRUCTION AND CONTROL JOINTS William Tran Levelton Consultants Ltd. Sept 2015 AN OVERVIEW OF THE BUILDING ACT Jarrett Hutchinson  Building & Safety Standards Branch Sept 2015 LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE APPLIED: INISIGHTS AND LESSONS FROM VAN DUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN VISITOR CENTRE Rebecca Holt & Harley Grusko  Perkins +…

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September 2016

2016 BCBEC Conference & AGM
Evolution of the Building Envelope: Past Experiences to Innovation

September 14, 2016
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6 Canada
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Conference Presentation PDFs: (Updated September 15, 2016) Please note: presentation pdfs have been posted here.   Wednesday, Sept. 14th, 2016 Fairmont Hotel Vancouver 900 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC 8:00 am - 4:45 pm This year, BCBEC has put together a compelling program for the 2016 Annual Conference and AGM. This one-day symposium provides the platform for industry wide knowledge exchange and thought-provoking conversation. BCBEC invites you to stay connected, current, and inspired. Take part in the discussion of lessons learned…

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2016 BCBEC Conference Speakers

September 14, 2016
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6 Canada
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Conference Program: Click on picture for larger pdf view with links  (Updated July 11, 2016)       Speakers' Bios and Detailed Conference Presentation Summaries: (Updated July 5, 2016) Graham Finch RDH Building Engineering Ltd. Graham Finch, MAsc, P.Eng is a Principal and Building Science Research Specialist with RDH. He leads RDH's building science research group and is actively involved in numerous projects ranging from building and building products research to forensic investigations, building monitoring studies, hygrothermal modeling, and new construction. Graham…

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Presentations for 2016 BCBEC CONFERENCE & AGM EVOLUTION OF THE BUILDING ENVELOPE: PAST EXPERIENCES TO INNOVATION

September 14, 2016
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6 Canada
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OSMOSIS AND BLISTERING OF LIQUID APPLIED WATERPROOFING MEMBRANES - WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED IN THE PAST DECADE Graham Finch  RDH Building Engineering Ltd. Sept 2016 HOW TO BUILD A GLASS HOUSE Leonard Planalto  Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. Sept 2016 BREAKING GLASS Mark Brook  BVDA Facade Engineering Ltd. Sept 2016 DRAINAGE CAPABILITIES & HEAT LOSS OF DIFFERENT INVERTED ROOF ASSEMBLIES Mathew Pel  Morrison Hershfield Ltd. Sept 2016 DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS - ROOF INSULATIONS Josh Jensen  JRS Engineering Sept 2016 A CASE STUDY:…

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November 2017

CCBST 2017

November 6, 2017 - November 8, 2017
Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7 Canada
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The 15th Canadian Building Science and Technology Conference (CCBST) was held from November 6th through 8th, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, BC. This three day conference featured a multi-stream technical program for building science practitioners and researchers and much more! Attendees comprised of existing and new BEC members from across Canada with international attendees as well. The audience included representatives from builders, developers, architects, engineers, renovators, trade contractors, warranty providers, building suppliers, manufacturers, government and industry associations, etc.…

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CCBST 2017 – Picture Gallery

November 6, 2017 - November 8, 2017
Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7 Canada
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The 15th Canadian Building Science and Technology Conference (CCBST) was held from November 6th through 8th, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, BC. This three day conference featured a multi-stream technical program for building science practitioners and researchers and much more! Attendees comprised of existing and new BEC members from across Canada with international attendees as well. The audience included representatives from builders, developers, architects, engineers, renovators, trade contractors, warranty providers, building suppliers, manufacturers, government and industry associations, etc.…

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CCBST 2017 – Sponsors

November 6, 2017 - November 8, 2017
Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7 Canada
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Thank you for the support of our sponsors! The sponsors below have made generous investments in support of building science in Canada and have helped ensure the viability of the Conference. Please take the time to check out the sponsors below and click on their logo for more information about their products or services.   CCBST2017 SPONSORS Diamond Level Sponsor $20,000   Platinum Level Sponsors $10,000   Gold Level Sponsors $7,000       Associate Level Sponsors $5,000    …

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CCBST Conference Past & Present Plus Past Proceedings Information

November 6, 2017 - November 8, 2017
Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7 Canada
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HISTORY The inaugural Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology was held in London, Ontario in March of 1982. The conferences continued biannually until the 6th Conference in 1992. These six were organized under the direction of Dr. Eric Burnett and Mr. Vlad Stritesky. In March of 1997 the conference (7th Conference) was re-energized under the Directorship of Mr. Hitesh Doshi and the 8th Conference was presented under the auspices of the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) in February 2001,…

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October 2018

2018 BCBEC Conference & AGM

October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe St
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3 Canada
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Stepping into the Future: Forging the Path Toward Better Buildings Friday, October 26th, 2018 JW Marriott Parq 39 Smithe Street Vancouver, BC 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Click here for Directions: Getting to the Conference BCBEC invites you to stay connected, current — and inspired! As a new provincial Building Code cycle begins, there is an ever-increasing emphasis on energy demand and building envelope performance. In response, we have prepared an exciting program and range of topics for our 2018…

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2018 BCBEC Conference & AGM Speakers

October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3 Canada
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 JW Marriott Parq 39 Smithe Street Vancouver, BC 7:00 am – 5:00 pm (Updated September 27, 2018 8:50am) Conference Program: Click on picture for larger view Speakers' Bios and Detailed Conference Presentation Summaries: Tim Ryce City of North Vancouver Tim Ryce is a Professional Engineer and Deputy Chief Building Official for the City of North Vancouver. He developed the City of Vancouver's first Green Homes Program in 2008, instituting North America's first mandatory building energy efficiency…

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2018 BCBEC CONFERENCE & AGM PRESENTATIONS

October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3 Canada
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Step Code Implementation Issues Tim Ryce City of North Vancouver Oct 2018 Step Code Implementation Issues Norm Connolly City of New Westminster Oct 2018 Professional Practice Guidelines for Whole Building Energy Modelling Services Curtis Hepting EnerSys Analytics Inc. Oct 2018 Professional Practice Guidelines for Whole Building Energy Modelling Services Harshan Radhakrishan Engineers and Geoscientists BC Oct 2018 Adventures in Large Building Airtightness Testing:Lessons Learned from 7 years of Testing in Seattle Lorne Ricketts RDH Building Science Inc. Oct 2018 TEDI…

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2018 BCBEC Conference & AGM Picture Gallery

October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3 Canada
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Stepping into the Future: Forging the Path Toward Better Buildings Friday, October 26th, 2018 JW Marriott Parq 39 Smithe Street Vancouver, BC 7:00 am – 5:00 pm 2018 Annual Conference and AGM was held on Friday, October 26, 2018. Topics for this conference included: • Discussion around the new BC Energy Step Code and upcoming BC Building Code changes as they relate to building envelope requirements • New guidelines on TEDI and energy modelling • Whole building airtightness testing •…

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November 2019

2019 BCBEC Conference & AGM: Adapting to Change – Building Resilient Enclosures

November 8, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3 Canada
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Friday, November 8th, 2019 JW Marriott Parq 39 Smithe Street Vancouver, BC 7:00 am – 5:00 pm   Click here for Directions:  Getting to the Conference   BCBEC invites you to stay connected, current and inspired! In our pursuit to build higher, faster and more cost-effectively, we must adapt to changes in the building envelope industry: changes in building regulations, performance requirements, construction methods, climate conditions and more. This year’s conference provides a platform for industry-wide dialogue on these challenges as…

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2019 BCBEC CONFERENCE & AGM SPEAKERS

November 8, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3 Canada
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ADAPTING TO CHANGE – BUILDING RESILIENT ENCLOSURES Friday, November 8th, 2018 JW Marriott Parq 39 Smithe Street Vancouver, BC 7:00 am – 5:00 pm     2019 BCBEC CONFERENCE & AGM Program: Click on picture for larger view (pdf)     2019 BCBEC CONFERENCE & AGM Presentations: Follow this link for PDF files from this event: 2019 Conference & AGM Presentations     Speakers' Bios and Detailed Conference Presentation Summaries:   Elyse Henderson, M.SC., CMVP, LEED Green Associate | Energy…

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2019 BCBEC CONFERENCE & AGM PRESENTATIONS

November 8, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3 Canada
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PRESENTATIONS: Modular Construction for Energy-Efficiency, Affordable Housing:Case Studies & Lessons Learned   Elyse HendersonRDH Building Science Inc. Nov 2019 Mass Timber for Building Envelope Performance on the Path Towards Zero Carbon Emissions   Eric WoodMorrison Hershfield Limited Nov 2019 SFU's New Engineering Building: A Case Study of Durability and Resiliency Using Insulated Precast concrete Panels   Harold LouwerseMorrison Hershfield Limited Nov 2019 Building Envelope Acoustics: Common Challenges and Industry Best Practices   Banda LogawaBKL Consultants Ltd. Nov 2019 Keynote Speaker…

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