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December 2014

Victoria Luncheon: Improving Code Compliance for Energy Efficiency

December 3, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenters: Toby Lau, P.Eng. and Dave Ramslie, MSc, LEED-AP Toby Lau, P.Eng. is the Codes & Standards Principal in the Power Smart group of BC Hydro. Toby and his team support the provincial and federal governments in the development and implementation of energy efficiency regulations as well as building energy codes. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Building Energy Efficiency for Buildings, which is responsible for the technical contents of the Canadian National Energy Code for…

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January 2015

Victoria Luncheon: Demystifying Hazardous Materials

January 28, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Michel J. Crépeau, B.Sc., CIH, ROH, CHSC – Total Safety Michel J. Crépeau, B.Sc., CIH, ROH, CHSC is Technical Operations Manager with Total Safety Services Inc. (Total Safety) in Burnaby, BC. He has over 30 years of local, national and international experience in occupational hygiene/health & safety and environment, and has managed the development, implementation and performance of a wide variety of EHS programs. Michel's work experience includes federal, provincial, municipal and industrial risk assessments as well as…

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February 2015

Victoria Luncheon: Assessment, Renewals and Design of New and Existing Natatoriums

February 25, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter:  Allan Martin, RRO, Principal – Morrison Hershfield Allan Martin has been involved in the construction industry for over 25 years as a tradesperson, educator, contractor and consultant. Allan joined Morrison Hershfield (MH) in 2004 and brings considerable experience as a building science consultant to our Building Science group in Vancouver. Before joining MH, Allan was employed as a contractor specializing in building envelope. During this time, he oversaw the rehabilitation of podiums, walls, balconies, and roofs of numerous…

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April 2015

Victoria Luncheon: Building Science at UVic: Energy-Efficient & Sustainable Built Environment

April 22, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya, PhD, P.Eng – University of Victoria Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya, PhD, P.Eng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Civil Engineering Program) at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. His research interests are in energy and moisture performance of building materials and envelope systems. Presently he is working on next generation thermal insulation materials (VIP, Aerogel, Bio-foam etc.) and systems, and their integration in the built environment construction. Phalguni has authored/co-authored about 150 technical publications…

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July 2015

Victoria Luncheon: Building Enclosures for Tall Wood Buildings

July 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Warren Knowles, P.Eng – RDH Building Engineering Ltd. Warren Knowles is an engineer with a wide range of building science experience, particularly in recognizing the potential opportunities to optimize the performance of both existing and new building projects. He enjoys working with building owners and other project team members to collaboratively determine creative, yet simple solutions to help make their buildings better. Warren originally became interested in building science many years ago while working in a cold climate…

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November 2015

Victoria Luncheon: Mid-Rise Wood Frame Construction

November 19, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Jieying Wang, PhD., Senior Scientist, Building Systems Department - FPInnovations Jieying Wang is a Senior Scientist in the Structural, Durability, and Sustainability Group of the Advanced Building Systems Department at FPInnovations in Vancouver BC. Since she joined FPInnovations (then operating as “Forintek Canada Corp.”) ten years ago, her research has focused primarily on wood durability, moisture performance, and thermal performance of wood-based building envelopes. She worked with building science professionals in developing durable wall assemblies for cross-laminated timber…

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December 2015

Victoria Luncheon: Historic Masonry Restoration

December 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter:  John G. Cooke, P.Eng., FCSC, RSW, CAHP, Principal John G. Cooke & Associates Ltd. John Cooke graduated from University College Galway, Ireland with a Civil Engineering Degree in 1977. After working as an Engineer in Ireland he relocated to work in Canada, first in Calgary Alberta, and then in Ottawa where he currently resides. In 1992 John G. Cooke & Associates was formed. John's particular field of expertise is in heritage and masonry conservation, where he is distinguished…

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June 2016

Victoria Luncheon: Protecting Canadian Homes & Buildings from Toxic Radon Gas: What You Need to Know to Build Right and Save Lives

June 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Alan J. Whitehead, President & CEO, Radon Environmental Management Corp. For over 30 years Alan has served on the executive boards of a number of private and public sector companies, operating globally in a diverse range of industries. These sectors include environmental health and building sciences, mining exploration, chemicals and industrial minerals. He is President & CEO of Radon Environmental Management Corp and a founding board member and President of the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and…

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November 2016

Victoria Luncheon: Urban Building Performance for Sustainability and Resilience

November 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Dr. David N. Bristow, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering – University of Victoria Dr. David N. Bristow is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Victoria where he runs the Cities and Infrastructure Systems Lab. He teaches on infrastructure resilience, smart cities and sustainability in civil engineering. David holds Doctorate and Master's degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto. His research concerns systems planning and decision making through advancement and integration of theory,…

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March 2017

Victoria Luncheon: A Loss Prevention Case Study Workshop

March 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenters: Cameron Elder, Partner, Harper Grey LLP Cameron Elder is a Partner with Harper Grey and the Chair of the firm's Construction & Engineering Law Group.  Cameron's civil litigation practice is diverse, spanning the areas of health law, construction, commercial litigation, and real estate disputes.  He has appeared in all levels of BC courts. Cameron's construction law practice is focused on defending engineers and architects against error and omissions claims, and advising on risk management, including contracts, insurance,…

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April 2017

Victoria Luncheon: NBC Code Tool for Above Grade Walls

April 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenters: Les Yard, Technical Sales Representative - Western Canada Dow Building Solutions Les Yard is a Senior Technical Sales Representative for Dow Building Solutions covering Western Canada. Les is a frequent speaker and has co-authored a number of technical articles. Les is the current Past President of the British Columbia Building Envelope Council and the co-chair of the Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology. He has been a technical sales representative in the construction industry for over 20…

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October 2017

Victoria Luncheon: The Energy Step Code: BC’s ‘envelope first’ approach to Net Zero Energy Ready buildings

October 31, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Zachary D. May, MBA A/Director, Policy and Codes Development Building and Safety Standards Branch Zachary May is the acting Director of Policy and Codes Development with the Building and Safety Standards Branch. He is a member of the national standing committee for housing and small buildings (Part 9) with the National Research Council and participates in a number of provincial construction-related committees. In his role with the Building and Safety Standards Branch he leads a technical team responsible…

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February 2018

Victoria Luncheon: Hot New Trends in Building Cladding: Code Requirements for Fire Rating Assemblies in Building Envelope

February 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1X3 Canada
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About the Presenter: Jeff Harris, Jensen Hughes Jeff Harris is a licensed architect in the states of Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Hawaii who provides forensic analysis of design and construction defects related to property damage and personal injury on behalf of attorneys, insurers and property managers.  He has particular expertise in building enclosures, exterior wall coverings, windows, roofs, structures, mechanical systems; water damage resulting from construction defects; and injuries resulting from design, construction and maintenance defects on floors, sidewalks, ramps and…

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October 2018

Victoria Luncheon Seminar: Selecting Windows for the Step Code, how U values and solar heat gain achieve specific Step Code Tiers and common missteps

October 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1X3 Canada
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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Anton Van Dyk, Centra Windows Anton Van Dyk has 20 years of building envelope related consulting and construction experience.  Anton is currently the Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Centra windows as well as being involved its Research and Development department.  Anton has been actively involved in overseeing the implementation of new windows standards into its manufacturing and sales departments. Prior to his involvement with Centra Windows, Anton was actively involved in the building science…

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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

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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