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October 2020

2020 BCBEC HALF-DAY WEBINAR & AGM VIDEO AND PRESENTATIONS

October 30, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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2020 BCBEC HALF-DAY WEBINAR & AGM VIDEO Oct 2020 Buildings and Air Quality in the Age of COVID and Wildfires Iain Walker Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Oct 2020 The importance of embodied carbon in the context of high performance buildings and the decarbonization of electrical energy grids Philippe St-Jean Oct 2020 Resilient Building Design for Projected Morphed Climate Data: Lifetime Thermal Comfort and Energy Demand Mohammad Fakoor RJC Engineers Oct 2020 The Delicate Moisture Balance David Hill Eneready Products Ltd.…

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November 2020

Online Webinar: Navigating Emerging Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS)

November 26, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
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                        11:45 am    Registration, housekeeping 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    Presentation    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm    Q&A    1:30 pm - 1:45 pm    Webinar still open, general discussion among attendees                           1:45 pm    Webinar Ends   ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Michael Bousfield, Technical DirectorCascadia Windows & Doors Michael Bousfield, Technical Director at Cascadia Windows & Doors, is one of North America’s most well-versed technologists in fiberglass window and door technology. Involved in developing the world’s first Passive House certified fiberglass window as well as the world’s first fiberglass window…

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January 2021

BC Housing Presents Building Smart: Improved Earthquake Performance and Resilience for New Buildings

January 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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How do we build better performing buildings to minimize the financial burden, community disruption and reduce recovery time after an earthquake? We all want buildings that are habitable and functional post-earthquake. Explore options to improve seismic resilience. This starts at the schematic design phase, while being mindful of costs and building performance parameters. Discussion topics will include: Structural design consideration for new buildings by code for earthquakes Review of possible revisions to Part 4 in the next National Building Code…

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Online Webinar: Embodied Carbon – The Blind Spot of the Building Industry

January 28 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
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                        11:45 am    Registration, housekeeping 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    Presentation (approx. 40-45 min.) followed by Q&A    1:00 pm - 1:15 pm   Webinar still open, general discussion among attendees                           1:15 pm    Webinar Ends   ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Anthony Pak, P.Eng., MSc Principal at Priopta and Founder of CLF Vancouver Anthony is the Principal at Priopta, a leading firm with deep expertise in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for buildings. Priopta empowers architects and engineers with the data and knowledge they need to reduce embodied carbon.…

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March 2021

2021 Half-Day Workshop – Building Smart with Pre-Fab Construction

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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BCBEC, BC Housing and WoodWorks! BC present the 2021 Half-Day Workshop: Building Smart with Pre-Fab Construction The design and construction sectors are undergoing transformative change to address increasing energy performance, affordability and productivity. Wood products and systems increasingly play a role by providing practical solutions to address these and other considerations. This webinar brings together experts who are incorporating best practices in wood, performance and design for the future. If you have been wondering if there is a future for…

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April 2021

Online Webinar: Fluid Applied Roofing

April 8 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Kyle Tusim, Architectural Specialist Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance Kyle is a design specialist who works with design professionals by understanding concepts, interpreting them and aligning solutions effectively. Kyle has over a decade experience as a senior superintendent and leverages his construction experience to assist designers with practical solutions.   ABOUT THE TOPIC: An introduction to the basics of fluid applied roofing technology, including technical data and examples of restoration projects using fluid applied membranes.   REGISTRATION:…

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May 2021

Online Webinar – Design and Coordination: The potential impacts of design decisions on the building thermal performance

May 20 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Sophie Mercier, P.Eng. Principal, Evoke Buildings Engineering Sophie is a building envelope specialist with a 22 year history of working collaboratively and successfully with industry partners. Sophie brings strong technical skills in building science, materials, value engineering and integration of sustainable and energy efficient designs. This allows her to deliver balanced and relevant building envelope solutions, especially at the early stage of new construction projects where compliance with the Energy Step Code is considered.   Adrian Politano,…

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June 2021

Online Webinar: Material shortage – daily changes and the effect on the industry at large

June 17 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
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ABOUT THE PANELISTS: Josh Jensen, AScT, CHI, RRO, RRC – Partner/General Manager All Round Restorations Ltd. (Contractor) Josh has been in the building enclosure industry for 18 years. He spent over 14 years at JRS Engineering Ltd. and was the head of the roofing division before he moved to the contracting side of the industry. He has been with All Round Restorations since 2018.   Dave Metzler, President Cascade Aqua-Tech (Distributor) Dave joined Cascade Aqua-Tech 24 years ago. He worked…

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September 2021

BC Housing presents Building Knowledge – Best Practices for Accessory Dwelling Units

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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In many communities across BC, there continues to be an increased demand for rental housing and housing diversity. Despite the introduction of policies and zoning that support secondary suites and accessory dwelling units (ADUs), there has been a slow uptake of these housing options. A recent report Accessory Dwelling Units: Case Studies and Best Practices from BC Communities conducted by WCS Engagement and Planning, and BC Housing, examined the main barriers limiting the construction of this built form in B.C.’s…

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