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May 2018

Vancouver Luncheon: Single Ply Roofing Membranes

May 17, 2018 @ 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: Hamish Matheson, RRO, TQ, IP Josh Jensen, AScT, CHI, RRO, RRC and Leonard M. Coughlin Hamish Matheson is Trade Qualified from ITA (TQ) and a Red Seal Ticketed Roofer, an RCI Registered Roof Observer (RRO), and brings roofing and project management experience from New Zealand, Scotland, North West Territories, Yukon, Alberta and British Columbia. Hamish provides technical support to the design community through reviewing roof details, assemblies, specifications, inspection reports. His role is to help design authorities…

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June 2018

BCBEC & EGBC present: Combustible Windows and Combustible Façade Components in Non-Combustible Construction – Testing, Research, and Expanding Methods for Compliance

June 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 Canada
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Time: 11:00 AM–11:20 AM: Registration 11:20 AM–11:50 AM: Combustible Cladding Supports 11:50 AM–12:30 PM: Lunch 12:30 PM–   2:00 PM: Combustible Window Frames ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: David Steer, M.Eng P.Eng, CP, Principal, LMDG Building Code Consultants AND Michael Bousfield, Technical Director of Cascadia Windows & Doors David Steer is a Professional Engineer with over 13 years of experience in fire protection and life safety building code consulting services. He has provided building code and fire protection consulting services on hundreds of projects…

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September 2018

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

September 27, 2018 @ 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: 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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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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2018 BCBEC Conference & AGM

October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe St
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3 Canada
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Stepping into the Future: Forging the Path Toward Better Buildings Friday, October 26th, 2018 JW Marriott Parq 39 Smithe Street Vancouver, BC 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Click here for Directions: Getting to the Conference BCBEC invites you to stay connected, current — and inspired! As a new provincial Building Code cycle begins, there is an ever-increasing emphasis on energy demand and building envelope performance. In response, we have prepared an exciting program and range of topics for our 2018…

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2018 BCBEC Conference & AGM Speakers

October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3 Canada
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 JW Marriott Parq 39 Smithe Street Vancouver, BC 7:00 am – 5:00 pm (Updated September 27, 2018 8:50am) Conference Program: Click on picture for larger view Speakers' Bios and Detailed Conference Presentation Summaries: Tim Ryce City of North Vancouver Tim Ryce is a Professional Engineer and Deputy Chief Building Official for the City of North Vancouver. He developed the City of Vancouver's first Green Homes Program in 2008, instituting North America's first mandatory building energy efficiency…

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2018 BCBEC CONFERENCE & AGM PRESENTATIONS

October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3 Canada
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Step Code Implementation Issues Tim Ryce City of North Vancouver Oct 2018 Step Code Implementation Issues Norm Connolly City of New Westminster Oct 2018 Professional Practice Guidelines for Whole Building Energy Modelling Services Curtis Hepting EnerSys Analytics Inc. Oct 2018 Professional Practice Guidelines for Whole Building Energy Modelling Services Harshan Radhakrishan Engineers and Geoscientists BC Oct 2018 Adventures in Large Building Airtightness Testing:Lessons Learned from 7 years of Testing in Seattle Lorne Ricketts RDH Building Science Inc. Oct 2018 TEDI…

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2018 BCBEC Conference & AGM Picture Gallery

October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3 Canada
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Stepping into the Future: Forging the Path Toward Better Buildings Friday, October 26th, 2018 JW Marriott Parq 39 Smithe Street Vancouver, BC 7:00 am – 5:00 pm 2018 Annual Conference and AGM was held on Friday, October 26, 2018. Topics for this conference included: • Discussion around the new BC Energy Step Code and upcoming BC Building Code changes as they relate to building envelope requirements • New guidelines on TEDI and energy modelling • Whole building airtightness testing •…

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December 2018

BCBEC Vancouver Luncheon Seminar: Designed and Actual Energy Performance of Green Buildings

December 17, 2018 @ 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, University of Victoria, BC Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya, PhD, PEng, Associate Professor, University of Victoria, BC is an applied engineering researcher and started his research career in 1997, immediately after finishing his doctoral studies from the University of Sheffield, UK. Initially, his research focused on new construction materials and structural strengthening techniques. Soon thereafter, he expanded his research horizon towards the heat-air-moisture responses of exterior building envelope materials and systems. Hence, in a true sense, he is…

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January 2019

BCBEC Vancouver Luncheon: Building Smart with Site and Foundation Drainage

January 17 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 Canada
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ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Karen Savage, P.Eng., FEC, Horizon Engineering Inc. Diane Meehan, EIT, Horizon Engineering Inc. James Higgins, AScT, RDH Building Science Inc. Karen Savage, P.Eng., FEC Karen is the founding principal of Horizon Engineering, is the BC/Yukon delegate to the Engineers Canada Qualification Board, Chair of EGBC Professional Practice Committee (2016-present), and has served as an EGBC Councillor and ACEC Board Member. She has 30+ years of experience practising in geotechnical engineering and thinking about how water moves through…

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February 2019

BCBEC and BC Housing present 2019 Half-Day Workshop: Building Smart with High Performance Building Design

February 26 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 Canada
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Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 The Italian Cultural Centre Society 3075 Slocan Street Vancouver, BC 7:00 am -  8:00 am    Registration, Breakfast & Tradeshow 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  Workshop Presented by the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) and BC Housing This workshop will focus on innovation and building design considerations required for multi-unit buildings. It will explore concepts and design rules of thumb to achieve higher standards for livability, high-performance sustainability with carbon neutrality, and durability of assemblies. Industry leaders will discuss…

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March 2019

BCBEC Vancouver Luncheon Seminar: R30+ Effective Roofs in Residential Construction in B.C.

March 21 @ 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, MASc, P.Eng., RDH Building Science Inc. Lorne Ricketts, MASc, P.Eng. is a Principal and Building Science Specialist with RDH Building Science Inc. and specializes in new construction, investigation, research, and education projects. Recently, Lorne led the development of the Illustrated Guide to R30+ Effective Vaulted & Flat Roofs in Residential Construction.   ABOUT THE TOPIC:  An increased level of thermal performance is becoming necessary as part of energy performance improvements required by the BC Energy…

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April 2019

BCBEC Vancouver Luncheon: When to hold them and when to fold them

April 25 @ 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: Tony Gioventu, Executive Director Condominium Home Owners' Association of B.C. (CHOA) Tony Gioventu is the Executive Director of the Condominium Home Owners' Association of B.C. (CHOA), a consumer association in British Columbia with over 200,000 members comprising strata corporations, owners, and business members who serve the strata industry. In addition to serving on numerous boards and committees for government agencies and industry associations, Tony is the weekly columnist for The Province, The Times Colonist, and syndicated media…

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May 2019

BCBEC Vancouver Luncheon: The Heights, a Passive House Journey

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 Canada
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ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Scott Kennedy, P.Eng., B.ArchCornerstone Architecture Scott is a professional engineer as well as a graduate of the UBC School of Architecture. He also has LEED accreditation. He has been a principal of Cornerstone Architecture since 1988. In 2013 he attended a Passive House course at UBC to understand what it takes to create a low energy building that actually performs as predicted. It has inspired him to attend International Passive House Conferences in Europe and become a…

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June 2019

BCBEC & Engineers and Geoscientists BC present a Half-Day Seminar: High Performance Energy Retrofits for Existing Buildings

June 20 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 Canada
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Time:    7:30 AM –   8:30 AM  Registration and Breakfast    8:30 AM –   8:45 AM  Introduction from BCBEC and Engineers and Geoscientists BC    8:45 AM –   9:45 AM  Pursuing Passive: NYC Large Scale Retrofit Study by Yetush Frank, Building Energy Exchange    9:45 AM –10:00 AM  Coffee Break 10:00 AM –10:30 AM  Zero Emissions Building Retrofit Action Plan by Micah Lang, City of Vancouver 10:30 AM –11:30 AM  Higher Performance Buildings by David Taguchi and Ryan McNamara, RDH Building Science Inc. 11:30 AM –12:00 PM …

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September 2019

BCBEC Vancouver Luncheon – Simple is Best: How to Achieve High Performance Construction Economically

September 19 @ 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: Rod Nadeau, Vidorra Developments Ltd. Rod Nadeau is one of the Principals of Vidorra Developments, Whistler. He has worked in the development and construction industry since 1979. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration and Accounting from Concordia. Rod is the founding President of the Sea to Sky Chapter of the CHBA, he has been involved in the R2000 program building several demonstration homes including an EnviroHome and an R2000 MURB in 2003, a member of the…

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October 2019

BCBEC Vancouver Luncheon – Meeting Increased Energy Demands with Aluminum Window Wall

October 17 @ 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: Amber Mengede, Technical Manager, Starline WindowsNFRC Certified Simulator Amber attended BCIT in 2012 to take the Architectural and Building Engineering Technology (ABET) Program. Amber completed the program with honours and was awarded both the VRCA's Economics / Construction Operations Award and placed first place for the "Most Professional" category in the Construction Institute of Canada Bid Completion. Upon graduation Amber worked for a window company as a Project Manager and Technical Sales Rep and joined Starline Windows…

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November 2019

2019 BCBEC Conference & AGM: Adapting to Change – Building Resilient Enclosures

November 8 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3 Canada
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Friday, November 8th, 2019 JW Marriott Parq 39 Smithe Street Vancouver, BC 7:00 am – 5:00 pm   Click here for Directions:  Getting to the Conference   BCBEC invites you to stay connected, current and inspired! In our pursuit to build higher, faster and more cost-effectively, we must adapt to changes in the building envelope industry: changes in building regulations, performance requirements, construction methods, climate conditions and more. This year’s conference provides a platform for industry-wide dialogue on these challenges as…

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2019 BCBEC CONFERENCE & AGM SPEAKERS

November 8 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3 Canada
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ADAPTING TO CHANGE – BUILDING RESILIENT ENCLOSURES Friday, November 8th, 2018 JW Marriott Parq 39 Smithe Street Vancouver, BC 7:00 am – 5:00 pm     2019 BCBEC CONFERENCE & AGM Program: Click on picture for larger view (pdf)     2019 BCBEC CONFERENCE & AGM Presentations: Follow this link for PDF files from this event: 2019 Conference & AGM Presentations     Speakers' Bios and Detailed Conference Presentation Summaries:   Elyse Henderson, M.SC., CMVP, LEED Green Associate | Energy…

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2019 BCBEC CONFERENCE & AGM PRESENTATIONS

November 8 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3 Canada
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PRESENTATIONS: Modular Construction for Energy-Efficiency, Affordable Housing:Case Studies & Lessons Learned   Elyse HendersonRDH Building Science Inc. Nov 2019 Mass Timber for Building Envelope Performance on the Path Towards Zero Carbon Emissions   Eric WoodMorrison Hershfield Limited Nov 2019 SFU's New Engineering Building: A Case Study of Durability and Resiliency Using Insulated Precast concrete Panels   Harold LouwerseMorrison Hershfield Limited Nov 2019 Building Envelope Acoustics: Common Challenges and Industry Best Practices   Banda LogawaBKL Consultants Ltd. Nov 2019 Keynote Speaker…

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