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April 2018

University of Victoria presents: (NHICE-01) 1st International Conference on New Horizons in Green Civil Engineering

April 25 @ 8:00 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm

This unique conference will focus on the new challenges, ideas, solutions and applications in green Civil Engineering. While submissions in all areas of Civil Engineering construction and practice are welcome, priority will be given to issues related to: Impacts of climate change and mitigation strategies for Civil Engineering construction Future technologies, materials and methods for next-generation sustainable and resilient Civil Engineering constructions Recent developments in green buildings, wood engineering, smart buildings, intelligent structures, sustainable cities, industrial ecology, environmental engineering, ground…

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May 2018

BC Housing presents Building Smart with Site and Foundation Drainage

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7 Canada
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Problems with foundation drainage and moisture can have many consequences, ranging from being a minor nuisance to resulting in serious structural damage or health issues. It can be difficult to diagnose the causes of such moisture, as well as challenging and expensive to remediate them due to access limitations and the invasive nature of some repairs. However, you can prevent these problems by incorporating best practices into the original design, construction, and site grading of the building. This half-day workshop…

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BCIT Building Science Class of 2018 Open House

May 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
High-Performance Buildings Lab, BCIT Burnaby Campus, 3700 Willingdon Ave
Burnaby, V5G 3H2 Canada
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The BCIT Building Science Class of 2018 will hold their Open House on Tuesday, May 8 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The graduating students will be displaying their Term Projects in the High-Performance Building Lab (Building NW3) located just off of Canada Way east of Willingdon Avenue in Burnaby. Come and meet the graduating students, share beverages and snacks, and check out the latest student research and the Building Science program. Topics include: • Performance and Use of Vacuum…

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July 2018

The Facade Tectonics Forum: Vancouver – The Good and The Bad: Evolving Considerations and Practices of Building Facade Glazing

July 30 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3 Canada
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Facade Tectonics is a curated speaker program that includes diverse voices in the creation of advanced building facade systems, showcasing new perspectives on the opportunities for innovation in the design and delivery of the building skin. Multiple emergent drivers are forcing a step change in the performance demands on buildings, and most particularly on the facade system. These demands mandate an innovative response to issues ranging from systems and materials to design and delivery strategies. The Facade Tectonics Forum: Vancouver…

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September 2018

BC Housing Presents: Building Smart with Fire Regulatory Considerations for Low-Rise Residential Buildings

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z8 Canada
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Sign up now to learn about the Part 9 regulatory requirements applicable to fire and life safety in low-rise residential buildings across British Columbia. The workshop will explore building size limits, compartmentation, fire separations and firewalls, spatial separation, egress, and stair dimensions. Some of the regulatory requirements are challenging in their application, such as the spatial separation requirements relative to fire department response time. Others, such as stair dimensions, are likely to change in upcoming editions of the BC Building…

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BC Housing Presents: Building Smart with 2018 BC Building Code Changes – Terrace, BC

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Days Inn & White Spot – Terrace, 4620 Lakelse Ave
Terrace, BC V8G 1R Canada
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Learn about changes in Part 9 of the BC Building Code that will come into force at the end of 2018. These changes will include new provisions for stairs, guards, sound transmission and seismic requirements, accessibility, energy and water efficiency standards, and other design elements. This session will explore a variety of approaches to comply for each of the coming changes. The focus will be on the requirements that apply to single family and low-rise residential buildings. The seminar was…

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October 2018

BC Housing Presents: Building Smart with 2018 BC Building Code Changes – Penticton, BC

October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre, 21 Lakeshore Drive W
Penticton, BC V2A 7M5 Canada
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Learn about changes in Part 9 of the BC Building Code that will come into force at the end of 2018. These changes will include new provisions for stairs, guards, sound transmission and seismic requirements, accessibility, energy and water efficiency standards, and other design elements. This session will explore a variety of approaches to comply for each of the coming changes. The focus will be on the requirements that apply to single family and low-rise residential buildings. The seminar was…

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BC Housing Presents: Building Smart with 2018 BC Building Code Changes – Cranbrook, BC

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort Cranbrook, 209 Van Horne Street South
Cranbrook, BC V1C 6R9 Canada
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Learn about changes in Part 9 of the BC Building Code that will come into force at the end of 2018. These changes will include new provisions for stairs, guards, sound transmission and seismic requirements, accessibility, energy and water efficiency standards, and other design elements. This session will explore a variety of approaches to comply for each of the coming changes. The focus will be on the requirements that apply to single family and low-rise residential buildings. The seminar was…

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Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia present PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES: WHOLE BUILDING ENERGY MODELLING

October 4 @ 8:00 am - 12:15 pm

The Joint Architectural Institute of BC and Engineers Geoscientists BC Professional Practice Guidelines, Whole Building Energy Modelling Services has been released and constitutes the standard of practice to be followed in the provision of energy modelling services by engineers and architects on all types and sizes of buildings. These guidelines provide guidance on the provision of services pertaining to building energy performance modelling and analysis, including but not limited to the responsibilities of members of a design team providing building…

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BC Housing Presents: Building Smart with 2018 BC Building Code Changes – Nanaimo, BC

October 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Western Dorchester Hotel, 70 Church St
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H4 Canada
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Learn about changes in Part 9 of the BC Building Code that will come into force at the end of 2018. These changes will include new provisions for stairs, guards, sound transmission and seismic requirements, accessibility, energy and water efficiency standards, and other design elements. This session will explore a variety of approaches to comply for each of the coming changes. The focus will be on the requirements that apply to single family and low-rise residential buildings. The seminar was…

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BC Housing Presents: Building Smart with 2018 BC Building Code Changes – Kamloops, BC

October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way
Kamloops, BC V1S 1N5 Canada
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Learn about changes in Part 9 of the BC Building Code that will come into force at the end of 2018. These changes will include new provisions for stairs, guards, sound transmission and seismic requirements, accessibility, energy and water efficiency standards, and other design elements. This session will explore a variety of approaches to comply for each of the coming changes. The focus will be on the requirements that apply to single family and low-rise residential buildings. The seminar was…

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Engineers and Geoscientists BC 2018 Conference & AGM

October 18 - October 20
Vancouver Convention Centre East, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0C3 Canada
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The 2018 Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting will take place in Vancouver, BC from October 18-20, 2018. The conference and AGM will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre East and will be the venue for two days of professional development sessions, networking opportunities, the President’s Awards Gala, an exhibitor tradeshow, followed by the 99th Annual General Meeting of Engineers and Geoscientists BC. For any questions about the 2018 annual conference and AGM please contact: ac2018@egbc.ca Conference, Sponsorship and…

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BC Housing Presents: Building Smart with 2018 BC Building Code Changes – Vancouver, BC

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z8 Canada
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Learn about changes in Part 9 of the BC Building Code that will come into force at the end of 2018. These changes will include new provisions for stairs, guards, sound transmission and seismic requirements, accessibility, energy and water efficiency standards, and other design elements. This session will explore a variety of approaches to comply for each of the coming changes. The focus will be on the requirements that apply to single family and low-rise residential buildings. The seminar was…

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November 2018

BC Housing Presents: Building Smart with 2018 BC Building Code Changes – Kelowna, BC

November 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kelowna Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre, 2170 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6G8 Canada
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Learn about changes in Part 9 of the BC Building Code that will come into force at the end of 2018. These changes will include new provisions for stairs, guards, sound transmission and seismic requirements, accessibility, energy and water efficiency standards, and other design elements. This session will explore a variety of approaches to comply for each of the coming changes. The focus will be on the requirements that apply to single family and low-rise residential buildings. The seminar was…

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BC Housing Presents: Building Smart with 2018 BC Building Code Changes – Abbotsford, BC

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Quality Hotel & Conference Centre Abbotsford, 36035 North Parallel Road
Abbotsford, BC V3G 2C6 Canada
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Learn about changes in Part 9 of the BC Building Code that will come into force at the end of 2018. These changes will include new provisions for stairs, guards, sound transmission and seismic requirements, accessibility, energy and water efficiency standards, and other design elements. This session will explore a variety of approaches to comply for each of the coming changes. The focus will be on the requirements that apply to single family and low-rise residential buildings. The seminar was…

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BC Housing Presents: Building Smart with 2018 BC Building Code Changes – Burnaby, BC

November 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion Street
Burnaby, BC V5G 1C7 Canada
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Learn about changes in Part 9 of the BC Building Code that will come into force at the end of 2018. These changes will include new provisions for stairs, guards, sound transmission and seismic requirements, accessibility, energy and water efficiency standards, and other design elements. This session will explore a variety of approaches to comply for each of the coming changes. The focus will be on the requirements that apply to single family and low-rise residential buildings. The seminar was…

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BC Housing Presents: Building Smart with 2018 BC Building Code Changes – Vancouver, BC

November 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 Canada
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Learn about changes in Part 9 of the BC Building Code that will come into force at the end of 2018. These changes will include new provisions for stairs, guards, sound transmission and seismic requirements, accessibility, energy and water efficiency standards, and other design elements. This session will explore a variety of approaches to comply for each of the coming changes. The focus will be on the requirements that apply to single family and low-rise residential buildings. The seminar was…

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BC Housing Presents: Building Smart with 2018 BC Building Code Changes – Victoria, BC

November 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC V8W 3M7 Canada
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Learn about changes in Part 9 of the BC Building Code that will come into force at the end of 2018. These changes will include new provisions for stairs, guards, sound transmission and seismic requirements, accessibility, energy and water efficiency standards, and other design elements. This session will explore a variety of approaches to comply for each of the coming changes. The focus will be on the requirements that apply to single family and low-rise residential buildings. The seminar was…

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Passive House Presents – 110: Introduction to Passive House High Performance Buildings – New Westminster

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Room S1620, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave.
New Westminster, BC V3M 5Z5 Canada
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In August 2017 the Federal Government released Build Smart – Canada’s Building Strategy, providing a pathway for Canada to build drastically better buildings. This policy initiative aims to make high-performance energy-efficient buildings the norm by 2030. The international Passive House Standard is identified as one way to achieve that target. Becoming trained in Passive House design and construction, and/or becoming a certified Passive House professional will position professionals for future building expectations and help to lead the way in the…

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December 2018

BC Housing Presents: Building Smart with 2018 BC Building Code Changes – Vancouver, BC

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z8 Canada
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Learn about changes in Part 9 of the BC Building Code that will come into force at the end of 2018. These changes will include new provisions for stairs, guards, sound transmission and seismic requirements, accessibility, energy and water efficiency standards, and other design elements. This session will explore a variety of approaches to comply for each of the coming changes. The focus will be on the requirements that apply to single family and low-rise residential buildings. The seminar was…

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