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January 2012

Victoria Luncheon: Provincial Government Energy Efficiency Policies

January 18, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenters: Jarrett Hutchinson is the Manager of Building Policy and Codes Development for the Province of British Columbia. In his experience with multiple levels of government, Jarrett has actively worked with the development, interpretation, application and enforcement of codes and standards at municipal, provincial and national level. In addition to being a LEED®AP he is a Canadian Registered Building Official. John Nicol is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Office of Housing and Construction Standards and is the project leader…

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February 2012

Victoria Luncheon: Passive House Standard

February 15, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Guido Wimmers Guido is a specialist in energy efficient and environmentally friendly architecture. Guido started to work on Low Energy and "Passive Houses" in 1999 in Europe. Since 2007 he is living in BC and has been invited to share his expertise with students of UBC, SFU and BCIT and has given numerous seminars and talks about the next leap in building technology at forums and international conventions. Guido is also co-author of the Passive Design Tool Kit…

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March 2012

Victoria Luncheon: Depreciation Reports

March 21, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Tony Gioventu is the Executive Director of the Condominium Home Owners' Association of B.C. (CHOA) . Tony brings 25 years of experience in management, real estate development, construction, building operations, governance and strata property legislation to this position. In addition to acting as the editor of the CHOA Journal, a quarterly magazine published by CHOA, Tony is also the weekly Condo Smarts columnist for The Province, The Times Colonist, The Kelowna Daily Courier, and "24". Tony has served as a…

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April 2012

Victoria Luncheon: Concrete Structures – Evaluation and Renewal

April 18, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter : Roger Steers is the Managing Principal of the Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. (RJC) Building Science and Restoration division in British Columbia. Roger graduated from the University of Alberta in 1998. He joined RJC in Edmonton and moved to the Vancouver office in 1994 upon completing his Masters in Engineering. Roger's work has included extensive experience with moisture and corrosion protection, repair and renewal of structures of all types About the Topic: Recognizing that the existing building inventory…

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May 2012

Victoria Luncheon: Developing an Existing Buildings Code

May 16, 2012 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Steven Kuan, BC Building and Safety Standards Branch Steven Kuan is Senior Seismic Engineer with the Building and Safety Standards Branch in the Office of Housing and Construction Standards, the provincial office responsible for the BC Building Code. He has been leading one of the major projects in the Branch which is the development of a new regulatory framework for construction work in existing buildings. A structural engineer, Steven has over twenty years of experience in government, consulting…

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June 2012

Victoria Luncheon: The Home as a System

June 20, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Murray Frank, Constructive Home Solutions Murray Frank is a founding director and Past President of BCBEC and has been an instructor in building science at colleges and universities in Vancouver and Victoria. Mr. Frank's combined technical expertise and practical experience help advance the understanding of construction and design issues in the various climates across the varied environments throughout Western Canada and North America. Constructive Home Solutions Inc. performs building envelope design and assessments. About the Topic: Everything…

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November 2012

Victoria Luncheon: Integral Waterproofing

November 14, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Joel Schwartz , P.Eng., FEC, BEP, JRS Engineering Joel is a principal and senior building science specialist at JRS Engineering , with two decades of building envelope consulting experience throughout the coastal areas of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. He has presented at seminars and conferences for a variety of industry groups and professional associations, including APEGBC and the Seattle Building Envelope Council. Joel is a BC Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) past president and retired director, and serves on…

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December 2012

Victoria Luncheon:
Choosing Windows: Balancing U-Values, SHGC, Comfort and Energy

December 12, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Brittany Hanam, RDH Building Engineering Brittany Hanam is a Building Science Engineer with RDH Building Engineering in Vancouver, BC. Brittany has several years experience as an engineering consultant on building enclosure, energy and green building issues. This work has included new construction design, thermal and hygrothermal modeling, forensic investigation, whole building energy simulation and several industry research studies. About the Topic: There can be many different factors involved in choosing the right windows for a particular building.…

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January 2013

Victoria Luncheon: Building Enclosure Practice Guidelines

January 14, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Mike Wilson, M.Eng, P.Eng, BEP, RDH Building Engineering Mike Wilson is a Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist and Manager of the Victoria office of RDH Building Engineering Ltd. RDH focuses on the integration of building science engineering, architecture, construction management, and risk assessment services for the building enclosure on new construction projects and existing buildings with office in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. Mike has practiced as a licensed engineer for over 20 years in the provinces of…

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February 2013

Victoria Luncheon: Passive House Lessons Learned

February 20, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenters: Mark Bernhardt & Rob Bernhardt Mark Bernhardt is the President of Bernhardt Contracting Ltd., the general contractor for the first home targeting the International Passive House standard on Vancouver Island. Bernhardt Contracting Ltd. is primarily involved in commercial general contracting, with an interest in high performance construction. This project was taken on to demonstrate the application of passive house design and construction principles in the local market. Mark has overseen the day-to-day construction of the project. Rob Bernhardt is…

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March 2013

Victoria Luncheon: BCBEC and Vancouver Island Chapter of ASHRAE present: Specification and Installation of Windows in New and Existing Buildings

March 20, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenters: Al Jaugelis and Gordon Kyle Al Jaugelis is a Fenestration Specialist with RDH Building Engineering Ltd. and the Technical Consultant for the Fenestration Association of BC. He played a key role in initiating the "Review of Window Energy Rating Procedures for Canada" research project and is the lead on a new guide, "Best Practices for Window and Door Replacement - Wood-Frame Buildings". Gordon Kyle has been a manufacturer's rep to builders and the construction community for 30 years. Since…

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April 2013

Victoria Luncheon: Six-Storey Wood Frame Design Concerns and Considerations

April 17, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Leon Plett, MIStructE, Struct.Eng, B.Eng, P.Eng, LEED AP, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. Leon Plett is a Designated Structural Engineer and Project Engineer in the Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. Victoria office. A graduate of Lakehead University, Leon joined RJC as a Design Engineer in 2005. He has worked on a variety of challenging projects, including traditional concrete and wood frame structures, as well as seismic upgrades of heritage buildings. RJC has been significantly involved in the development of the…

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May 2013

Victoria Luncheon: Anatomy of a Roof Failure

May 22, 2013 @ 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 Wells, RRO, Wells Klein Consulting Group Inc. John Wells is the Senior Partner and President of Wells Klein Consulting Group Inc. (formerly J.W. Wells Consulting Inc.). Previous to his now 21 year old consulting practice, John served as Technical Manager of RCABC from 1985 to 1992. John is a Registered Roof Observer (RRO), accredited by RCI, Inc, and is an accepted independent roofing inspector by the RCABC. John was the founding President of the BCBEC and served…

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July 2013

Victoria Luncheon: BCBEC and Vancouver Island Chapter of ASHRAE present: Panel Discussion on Compliance with ASHRAE 90.1 in the BC Building Code

July 3, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Panelists: Alex McGowan, P.Eng., is Levelton's Vancouver Island Group Leader for Building Science with 25 years experience.  He is a licensed professional engineer in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, and a member of the BC Building Envelope Council, the Ontario Building Envelope Council, and ASHRAE.  He is the author of dozens of technical papers and journal articles related to building envelope performance, windows, and energy conservation in buildings.  Mr. McGowan is a member of several ASHRAE and ISO…

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October 2013

Victoria Luncheon: Introduction to the Component Modelling Approach

October 24, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Ray McGowan, National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Mr. McGowan manages the commercial fenestration energy rating program at NFRC, the Component Modeling Approach . Mr. McGowan works with many fenestration trade organizations such as ANSI, the National Institute of Building Science, ASHRAE as a voting member of ASHRAE SSPC 90.1/Envelope SC and ASHRAE Fenestration Technical Committee (TC 4.5) - Vice-Chair and TC 4.2 Research SC chair. Mr. McGowan previously consulted for the ENERGY STAR ® program, marketed commercial…

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November 2013

Victoria Luncheon: The High Performance Wall

November 13, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Gord Cooke, P.Eng., Building Knowledge Canada Inc. Gord Cooke is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years experience in the residential building industry. He is an effective and passionate educator and advocate for implementing better building practices and products. He has developed and delivered numerous technical and sales training courses across Canada and the US. He combines aspects of advanced building science, indoor air quality, mechanical systems and energy efficient building programs, to assist builders and contractors…

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February 2014

Victoria Luncheon: The Final Countdown – Now What?

February 6, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Tony Gioventu, Condominium Home Owners' Association of B.C. Tony Gioventu is the Executive Director of the Condominium Home Owners' Association of B.C. (CHOA). Tony brings 30 years of experience in management, real estate development, construction, building operations, governance and strata property legislation to this position. In addition to acting as the editor of the CHOA Journal, a quarterly magazine published by CHOA with a province wide distribution of 13,000 copies, Tony is also the weekly Condo Smarts columnist…

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April 2014

Victoria Luncheon: Building Construction Market Update

April 10, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, 45 Songhees Road
Victoria, BC V9A 6T3 Canada
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Panelists:  Greg Baynton, Vancouver Island Construction Association  Wilf Scheuer, Pro-Starr Mechanical  Carol Frketich, CMHC BC Market Analysis Centre Moderator:  Andrew Pape-Salmon P.Eng., MRM, RDH Building Engineering Ltd.  About the Presenters: Greg Baynton is the CEO of the Vancouver Island Construction Association, representing 500 members of the construction community on Vancouver Island. Wilf Scheuer is the founder and president of Pro Star Mechanical Technologies Ltd which has been in operation on Vancouver Island for over 25 years. Wilf has been a long term…

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June 2014

Victoria Luncheon: The Building Envelope IS the HVAC System

June 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 Presenter:  Geoff McDonell, P.Eng., Integral Group Geoff McDonell graduated from the University of Alberta in 1979 Geoff is a senior mechanical engineer and Principal of Integral Group, responsible for developing institutional and sustainable projects including complete mechanical design project management, design execution through to construction services, and site inspections. His background has provided a wide range of experience in design and construction, as well as project management, for a large number of institutional projects. Geoff specializes in very…

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July 2014

Victoria Luncheon: An Introduction to the Wall Thermal Design Calculator

July 23, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W4 Canada
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About the Presenter:  Peter Moonen, Canadian Wood Council Peter Moonen is a third generation British Columbian who, like many in the province, has his roots in the forest sector. A technical communications specialist, he has spent the last 23 years in the forest industry, dealing with internal and external communications pertaining to regulatory, environmental, sustainability, economic, production and operational issues. He is Coordinator of Sustainability and Special Projects for WoodWORKS!, a program developed by the Canadian Wood Council to build…

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