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October 2014

Vancouver Luncheon: From Longhouse to Passivhaus

October 23, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Monte Paulsen, Red Door Energy Advisors Monte Paulsen is a Certified Energy Advisor and Certified Passive House Consultant based in Vancouver. He has modeled energy performance in more than 500 buildings using Hot 2000 or the Passive House Planning Package. As Managing Partner of Red Door Energy Advisors, he consults to architects and builders, conducts airtightness testing and training, and serves Natural Resources Canada as a member of the ENERGY STAR ®   for New Homes Technical Advisory…

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November 2014

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

November 27, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

About the Presenters: David Fookes, B.A.Sc. PEng, Principal, Morrison Hershfield and Allan Martin, RRO, Principal, Morrison Hershfield David Fookes is a Principal with Morrison Hershfield Ltd. (MH) and works with the Building Science and Energy Division in Vancouver as a Professional Engineer specializing in material and building science. David has a depth of practical experience in product evaluation and specification combined with academic training in material and building science engineering. David has valuable experience in providing technical expertise to clients through design and…

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January 2015

Vancouver Luncheon: Improving Code Compliance for Energy Efficiency

January 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 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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February 2015

2015 Half-Day Workshop: Building Smart with Basements and Parkades

February 19, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 12:05 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 Canada
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Half-Day Workshop Online Webinar (video): 2015 Half-Day Workshop:Building Smart with Basements and Parkades   Online Webinar (video) February 2015 Presented by the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) and the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), a branch of BC Housing. This half-day workshop focused on the design, construction, maintenance and remediation of basements and parkades in residential buildings. Industry leaders discussed code requirements, soil condition assessments, building systems, remediation strategies, and depreciation reports. Presentations showcased recent research studies in single and…

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March 2015

Vancouver Luncheon: Considerations for the Conservation of Heritage Masonry and Wood Windows

March 19, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Kurtis Topping, BASc, EIT, RRO, Read Jones Christoffersen Kurtis Topping, BASc, EIT, RRO is a Design Engineer with Read Jones Christoffersen, in their Vancouver office. Kurtis has been involved in a number of heritage conservation projects across British Columbia, with experience in the evaluation of heritage elements, and the design and implementation of heritage conservation strategies. About the Topic:   Considerations for the Conservation of Heritage Masonry and Wood Windows As British Columbia's stock of heritage buildings continues to age…

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April 2015

Vancouver Luncheon: Facade Design For Effective Thermal Performance Addressing New Code Requirements & Options To Meet ASHRAE 90.1

April 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 Canada
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About the Presenters: John Kubassek, Engineered Assemblies and Darren Smith, Business Development Western Canada, Engineered Assemblies John Kubassek founded Engineered Assemblies in 2007. A unique background with experience from the "ground up" gives John the understanding of how systems are brought together from Design to Installation.   John enjoys leading a team of the industry's best individuals with a focus on Design, Supply and Installations of many types of sustainable and modern Façade systems.   John's strong values in partnership, collaboration and value in people form…

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May 2015

Vancouver Luncheon: Roof Membrane Substrates: Their Impact on Roof Membrane Performance and Building Envelope Technology

May 21, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 Canada
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About the Presenter: John Rose, Manager - Lightweight Insulating Concrete, Siplast John Rose is the Manager for Siplast Lightweight Insulating Concrete Roof Insulation Systems. His career spans over 30 years in the roofing and the fire protection industry. Prior to joining Siplast in 1995, he worked for W. R. Grace involved with roofing, waterproofing and fire protection products in marketing and technical field services. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Penn State University. John is a member of…

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June 2015

Vancouver Luncheon: Service-Life Performance of Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs) in Building Envelope Construction

June 18, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 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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September 2015

2015 BCBEC Conference & AGM Building Fundamentals – Put Into Practice

September 23, 2015
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6 Canada
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BCBEC invites you to join us this September for our annual one-day symposium. This year we will examine how fundamentals in the building envelope industry are put into practice. Industry professionals will explore new and existing technologies, the legislated Building Act and case studies from a range of areas, including building energy requirements, below grade construction, spray foam insulation and the living building challenge. Be part of the conversation on building envelope fundamentals, new technologies, and research results. Event eligible…

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2015 BCBEC Conference Speakers

September 23, 2015
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6 Canada
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Speakers' Bios and Detailed Conference Presentation Summaries: (Updated September 19, 2015) Harold Louwerse Morrison Hershfield Ltd. Harold Louwerse, BTech, RRO is a field technologist with Morrison Hershfield Ltd. (MH) and works with the Building Science and Energy Division as a building science consultant and roof inspector. Harold has been involved in the construction industry in Alberta and BC for over 15 years and joined MH in 2006. Harold has been heavily involved in design and field review of many institutional buildings…

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Conference Presentations: 2015 BCBEC Conference & AGM Building Fundamentals – Put Into Practice

September 23, 2015
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6 Canada
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Conference Presentations: SPRAY WHAT? Harold Louwerse  Morrison Hershfield Ltd. Sept 2015 BEC TALKS - BELOW GRADE: A CREEK RUNS Michael Blackman  Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. Sept 2015 BEC TALKS - BELOW GRADE: DETAILING CONSTRUCTION AND CONTROL JOINTS William Tran Levelton Consultants Ltd. Sept 2015 AN OVERVIEW OF THE BUILDING ACT Jarrett Hutchinson  Building & Safety Standards Branch Sept 2015 LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE APPLIED: INISIGHTS AND LESSONS FROM VAN DUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN VISITOR CENTRE Rebecca Holt & Harley Grusko  Perkins +…

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October 2015

Vancouver Luncheon: Curtain Wall Failures & Methods of Retrofit

October 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Rob Wood, P.Eng. - C3 Polymeric Limited Mr. Wood is the President of C3 Polymeric Limited, a leading provider of curtain wall retrofits on occupied commercial buildings, and a member of The C3 Group of Companies. At C3, he has overseen the retrofit of five high rise office towers across Canada, including Toronto City Hall's two office towers; 400 University Avenue in Toronto; and City Centre Place and Oxford Towers in downtown Edmonton. Rob is a graduate of…

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November 2015

Vancouver Luncheon: Case Studies in Window Condensation

November 12, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Alex McGowan, Levelton Consultants Alex McGowan has been a building-science consultant for 28 years.  He is a member of ASHRAE Technical Committees 4.4 (Building Materials and Building Envelope Performance), 4.5 (fenestration), and 1.12 (Moisture Control in Buildings).  He is the author of Chapter 26 of the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals (Heat, Air, and Moisture Control in Building Assemblies - Material Properties) , and helped to develop computer software that was part of the CSA A440 Standard for evaluating…

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January 2016

Vancouver Luncheon: Mid-Rise Wood Frame Construction

January 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 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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February 2016

2016 Half-Day Workshop: Building Smart with Air and Vapour Barriers

February 18, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 Canada
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Half-Day Workshop Online Webinar (video): 2016 Half-Day Workshop:Building Smart with Air and Vapour Barriers   Online Webinar (video) February 2016 Presented by the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) and the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), a branch of BC Housing. This half-day workshop focused on the use of air and vapour barriers in single and multi-unit residential buildings. A panel of building envelope experts shared building science principles, design considerations and practical installation details. Speakers examined challenges and options for improving the durability,…

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March 2016

Vancouver Luncheon: R-22 Walls and Insulating for the Future

March 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 Canada
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About the Presenter: Lorne Ricketts, RDH Building Science Inc. Lorne Ricketts is a buildings science engineer (EIT) with RDH Building Science Inc. in Vancouver. He is actively involved in forensic investigation, building monitoring, new construction, and research projects. Lorne was recently the primary author for a guide to R-22+ Effective Walls produced for the HPO and the City of Vancouver to help select and design durable assemblies that achieve increasing thermal performance requirements. About the Topic:  R-22 Walls and Insulating for the…

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April 2016

APEGBC and BCBEC Event – Vancouver Half-Day Seminar: Part 5 – Beyond Air, Heat & Moisture

April 21, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 Canada
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This half day seminar looks at the Part 5 requirements going beyond heat, air & moisture in the BCBC & VBBL. Speakers specialized in their respective fields will cover fundamentals and discuss criterias for the structural, acoustic & fire considerations for the building envelope. Seminar Presentations: THE ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE OF THE BUILDING ENVELOPE Brizi Coetzer & Steve Meszaros  RWDI Consulting Engineers & Scientists April 2016 FIRE CONSIDERATIONS: COMBUSTIBLE CLADDING AND COMPONENTS OF EXTERIOR WALLS AND WALL CURTAINS Jun H. Kim & Andrew Harmsworth …

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May 2016

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

May 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 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…

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June 2016

Vancouver Luncheon: The City of Vancouver’s Near Zero Emissions Building Plan and What It Means For The Building Envelope

June 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 Canada
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About the Presenters: Christian Cianfrone, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C Morrison Hershfield, Principal and Building Energy Practice Lead  Christian is one of Canada's industry leaders in building energy efficiency and energy simulation, having worked on hundreds of projects across North America.  Christian sits on the CaGBC's Energy Technical Advisory Group and is currently the chair for the equivalent USGBC committee.  Christian has provided energy policy advice to some of Canada's largest cities, including Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto, and was part…

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September 2016

2016 BCBEC Conference & AGM
Evolution of the Building Envelope: Past Experiences to Innovation

September 14, 2016
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6 Canada
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Conference Presentation PDFs: (Updated September 15, 2016) Please note: presentation pdfs have been posted here.   Wednesday, Sept. 14th, 2016 Fairmont Hotel Vancouver 900 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC 8:00 am - 4:45 pm This year, BCBEC has put together a compelling program for the 2016 Annual Conference and AGM. This one-day symposium provides the platform for industry wide knowledge exchange and thought-provoking conversation. BCBEC invites you to stay connected, current, and inspired. Take part in the discussion of lessons learned…

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