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November 2019

Wood WORKS! BC present 2019 Wood Solutions Conference

November 5, 2019
Vancouver Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
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The event will be an exceptional learning opportunity on the very latest innovations and information on wood products and building systems – PLUS – attendees will be among the first to be informed about the early BC adoption of the 2020 NBCC which will increase the maximum height limit for wood buildings to 12 storeys, along with the opportunities and possibilities in this exciting new era of wood construction. Topics will include key drivers in building and design, including enhanced…

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

November 12, 2019 - November 15, 2019
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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 - December 12, 2019
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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January 2020

Two-Day LEEP Technical Forum – Vancouver

January 16 - January 17
Marriott Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion St
Burnaby, BC Canada
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(click on the picture for larger view) Join us at one of the upcoming Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP) Technical Forums taking place at six locations across BC this winter. Vancouver Date: Thursday, January 16 & Friday, January 17 Location: Marriott Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion St. Burnaby Registration: https://havan.ca/event/leep-technical-forum/   Prince George Date: Monday, January 20 & Tuesday, January 21 Location: Sandman Signature Hotel, 2990 Recreation Pl, Prince George Registration: https://www.chbanorthernbc.ca/education   Kamloops Date: Thursday, January 23 & Friday, January…

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Two-Day LEEP Technical Forum – Prince George

January 20 - January 21
Sandman Signature Hotel, 2990 Recreation Pl
Prince George, BC Canada
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(click on the picture for larger view) Join us at one of the upcoming Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP) Technical Forums taking place at six locations across BC this winter. Vancouver Date: Thursday, January 16 & Friday, January 17 Location: Marriott Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion St. Burnaby Registration: https://havan.ca/event/leep-technical-forum/   Prince George Date: Monday, January 20 & Tuesday, January 21 Location: Sandman Signature Hotel, 2990 Recreation Pl, Prince George Registration: https://www.chbanorthernbc.ca/education   Kamloops Date: Thursday, January 23 & Friday, January…

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BC Housing presents Building Smart with Changes to the BC Building Code

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z8 Canada
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What’s New? Changes to the 2018 BC Building Code are coming and will be effective December 12, 2019. Join us to learn more. This workshop will cover new code requirements for: Encapsulated mass timber construction Secondary suites Roof-top enclosures and occupancies Recycling rooms Carbon monoxide levels BC Energy Step Code   Presenters Don Pedde is a Senior Codes Administrator with the Building and Safety Standards Branch. Don has 33 years of experience in the building industry including work as a…

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Two-Day LEEP Technical Forum – Kamloops

January 23 - January 24
Colombo Lodge, 814 Lorne St
Kamloops, BC Canada
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(click on the picture for larger view) Join us at one of the upcoming Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP) Technical Forums taking place at six locations across BC this winter. Vancouver Date: Thursday, January 16 & Friday, January 17 Location: Marriott Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion St. Burnaby Registration: https://havan.ca/event/leep-technical-forum/   Prince George Date: Monday, January 20 & Tuesday, January 21 Location: Sandman Signature Hotel, 2990 Recreation Pl, Prince George Registration: https://www.chbanorthernbc.ca/education   Kamloops Date: Thursday, January 23 & Friday, January…

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Two-Day LEEP Technical Forum – Victoria

January 27 - January 28
Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1X3 Canada
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(click on the picture for larger view) Join us at one of the upcoming Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP) Technical Forums taking place at six locations across BC this winter. Vancouver Date: Thursday, January 16 & Friday, January 17 Location: Marriott Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion St. Burnaby Registration: https://havan.ca/event/leep-technical-forum/   Prince George Date: Monday, January 20 & Tuesday, January 21 Location: Sandman Signature Hotel, 2990 Recreation Pl, Prince George Registration: https://www.chbanorthernbc.ca/education   Kamloops Date: Thursday, January 23 & Friday, January…

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Two-Day LEEP Technical Forum – Nanaimo

January 29 - January 30
Nanaimo Golf Club, 2800 Highland Blvd
Nanaimo, BC Canada
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(click on the picture for larger view) Join us at one of the upcoming Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP) Technical Forums taking place at six locations across BC this winter. Vancouver Date: Thursday, January 16 & Friday, January 17 Location: Marriott Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion St. Burnaby Registration: https://havan.ca/event/leep-technical-forum/   Prince George Date: Monday, January 20 & Tuesday, January 21 Location: Sandman Signature Hotel, 2990 Recreation Pl, Prince George Registration: https://www.chbanorthernbc.ca/education   Kamloops Date: Thursday, January 23 & Friday, January…

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BC Housing presents Building Smart with Seismic Requirements for Part 9 Buildings

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z8 Canada
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Why do wood-frame buildings stand up in earthquakes? What makes some fall? How do the Part 9 prescriptive provisions for lateral load resistance help ensure that your building will resist the next seismic event? These questions and many more will be answered in this three-hour webinar led by a team of experts. Learn about BC Building Code’s (BCBC) 9.23.13 lateral provisions in detail; from braced wall bands, braced wall panels, anchorage to nailing provisions. Background information on the provisions will…

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February 2020

Two-Day LEEP Technical Forum – Abbotsford

February 3 - February 4
Quality Hotel & Conference Centre, 36035 N Parallel Rd
Abbotsford, BC Canada
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(click on the picture for larger view) Join us at one of the upcoming Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP) Technical Forums taking place at six locations across BC this winter. Vancouver Date: Thursday, January 16 & Friday, January 17 Location: Marriott Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion St. Burnaby Registration: https://havan.ca/event/leep-technical-forum/   Prince George Date: Monday, January 20 & Tuesday, January 21 Location: Sandman Signature Hotel, 2990 Recreation Pl, Prince George Registration: https://www.chbanorthernbc.ca/education   Kamloops Date: Thursday, January 23 & Friday, January…

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BC Housing presents Building Smart – Airtightness Testing: Diagnostics and Repair

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z8 Canada
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Applicable to both Part 9 and Part 3 buildings, this webinar will discuss diagnostic methods in detail, such as infrared thermography and smoke tracer testing, and use them to compile an air leakage inventory. Presenters will share remediation methods and show how following a particular order of operations can prevent the need for repairs. Concepts will be illustrated with case studies and an in-depth discussion on mock-ups, mid-construction testing, common air leakage pathways, and a range of critical tie-ins and…

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

February 10 - February 14
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: Building Envelope Guide for Houses

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z8 Canada
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Part 9 residential home construction is evolving, and the BC Housing Building Envelope Guide for Houses has now been updated to reflect many new and expanded industry methods. These additions have been carefully developed to reflect proven techniques, and high-performance assemblies that support the advances in energy efficiency, seismic provisions and a new, complete section on Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) construction for houses. The focus of this expanded guide is to ensure that all detailed, 3D, step-by-step instructions are consistent…

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March 2020

WOOD WORKS! BC PRESENTS – FOR PROJECT TEAMS: WOOD CONSTRUCTION COSTING BEYOND 2020 – DRILLING DOWN THROUGH DETAILS

March 4 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5 Canada
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Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Waterfront Ballroom 900 Canada Place Vancouver, BC Registration and light breakfast: 7:30 AM Workshop starts: 8:30 AM Lunch: 12:00 PM Afternoon presentations: 1:00 – 4:00 PM With BC’s recent early adoption of the 2020 national building code, there will soon be a surge of taller mass timber buildings in planning and construction. As the new code, objectives, innovative systems and construction capabilities advance wood construction, it’s become increasingly important to understand how wood building projects differ in…

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WOOD WORKS! BC PRESENTS FOR CONTRACTORS, ESTIMATORS AND TRADES ONLY: AN EVENING OF COSTING DETAILS FOR WOOD CONSTRUCTION

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5 Canada
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Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Waterfront Ballroom Foyer 900 Canada Place Vancouver, BC Registration: 4:00 PM Workshop starts: 4:30 PM (includes light refreshments) Dinner: 6:00 PM for 45 minutes, stand up cocktail reception, cash bar Event: 6:45 – 8:30 PM This evening session provides a learning opportunity specific to contractors, estimators and trades. Presentations by experts will give a concise and intense examination on the differences in pricing wood projects relative to other materials. This is a condensed version of the broader…

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ZEBX PRESENTS – THERMAL BRIDGING TRAINING: HOW-TO WORKSHOP FOR PRACTITIONERS

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
BC Hydro Dunsmuir Auditorium, 333 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5R4 Canada
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Hands-on workshop presenting language, calculation methodologies and supporting tools for assessing thermal bridging within BC energy codes. About this Event The building performance landscape in BC has changed, with a renewed focus on building envelopes. The BC Building Code, the Vancouver Building Bylaw, as well as standards like Passive House and Canada Green Building Council's (CaGBC) Zero Carbon Building all require the evaluation of thermal bridging performance. A wholistic approach to building envelope thermal performance is now leading design processes,…

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April 2020

BC HOUSING PRESENTS BUILDING SMART USING AN INTEGRATED DESIGN PROCESS

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z8 Canada
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Integrated Design Process (IDP) is a collaborative design approach that is intended to optimize performance, cost, occupant comfort and resilience of a residential building. It involves engaging the builder and their team of designers, mechanical contractor and energy advisor at the conceptual design stage. IDP examines the needs and performance of a building throughout its lifecycle; from design, construction through to operation, with the goal of ensuring that multiple objectives of the builder are met. The seminar will: Explore the…

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May 2020

BC HOUSING PRESENTS BUILDING SMART – DELIVERING THERMAL COMFORT IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Thermal comfort leads the way as a key concern amongst residents of every building type. Poor design can result in discomfort and greater energy consumption as occupants compensate by altering their thermostats in drastic ways. Join us to learn about how people perceive thermal comfort and the tools and techniques you can employ, with your design and building team, to reliably deliver optimal passive and active comfort solutions regardless of the extreme weather conditions. Guest Speaker Robert Bean, R.E.T., P.L.…

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