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October 2019

Ecocity World Summit 2019

October 7 - October 11
Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3 Canada
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Are you passionate about building and living in sustainable cities? We invite you to join us at the Ecocity World Summit 2019 taking place October 7 - 11, 2019 in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. Ecocity World Summit is the longest running international conference on sustainable cities. Ecocity 2019’s theme Socially Just and Ecologically Sustainable Cities will be explored through insightful presentations, educational field trips, interactive workshops and collaborative discussions. Register by June 14, 2019 to take advantage of the early registration…

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BC Housing Presents Building Smart: Designing Building Enclosures in Wood-Frame Multi-Unit Construction

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z8 Canada
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Building Smart: Designing Building Enclosures in Wood-Frame Multi-Unit Construction Join us for this Building Smart seminar to learn about industry best practices for designing efficient, durable wood-frame building enclosures in new construction. Explore the latest edition of the Building Enclosure Design Guide now available online.   Speakers will discuss the behaviour of wood as a material, the fundamentals of heat, air and moisture control, durability principles, and current building code energy provisions for the building enclosure. Practical enclosure details, assemblies…

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November 2019

BCIT and City of Vancouver Present: CESA 1500 – Passive House Tradesperson Course – Building Envelope Specialization

November 12 - November 15
British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave.
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2 Canada
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In cooperation with BCIT’s School of Construction and the Environment, the City of Vancouver is giving skilled builders and tradespersons in their communities the opportunity to take this course on Passive House construction at a reduced cost. This five day course provides the knowledge and practical hands-on skills that building contractors, designers, consultants and advanced students need to build to the Passive House standard; an internationally recognized ultra-low energy standard. This course focuses on building enclosure optimization and provides a…

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BC Housing Presents Building Smart with Sound Principles and Noise Control in Homes

November 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z8 Canada
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Building Smart with Sound Principles and Noise Control in Homes This three-hour webinar will examine site assessment for noise sources and provide strategies to reduce noise intrusion including: Building enclosure design and construction to reduce community and traffic noise transmission into homes – including wood-frame exterior walls, window IGU selection and framing details Noise control between units – through common walls and floors as well as practical strategies and construction details to create quiet spaces inside homes Acoustics ratings such…

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December 2019

2019 Buildings XIV International Conference

December 9 - December 12
Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 United States
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Inaugurated in 1979, the "Buildings Conference" takes place every three years allowing time to develop new research and technology applications and to document the findings. Attendance is international and draws heavily on the advanced technical knowledge of all our global experts. The "Buildings Conference" presents a great opportunity for product manufacturers, research groups, technical advisors, builders, designers and other consultants to discuss their work achievements, interest and awareness of buildings issues, and provides solutions to some of our major building…

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