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November 2019

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

November 8, 2019 @ 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 Sponsorship Opportunities

November 8, 2019 @ 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, 2019 JW Marriott Parq 39 Smithe Street Vancouver, BC 7:00 am – 5:00 pm On November 8th, 2019 the BC Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) is celebrating their 31st year anniversary by hosting our Annual Conference and General Meeting. The conference includes presentations from various North American speakers about building related topics. There are a limited number of exclusive sponsorship opportunities available for organizations who would like to raise their profile…

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2019 BCBEC CONFERENCE & AGM SPEAKERS

November 8, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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BCIT and City of Vancouver Present: CESA 1500 – Passive House Tradesperson Course – Building Envelope Specialization

November 12, 2019 - November 15, 2019
British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave.
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2 Canada
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In cooperation with BCIT’s School of Construction and the Environment, the City of Vancouver is giving skilled builders and tradespersons in their communities the opportunity to take this course on Passive House construction at a reduced cost. This five day course provides the knowledge and practical hands-on skills that building contractors, designers, consultants and advanced students need to build to the Passive House standard; an internationally recognized ultra-low energy standard. This course focuses on building enclosure optimization and provides a…

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BC Housing Presents Building Smart with Sound Principles and Noise Control in Homes

November 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z8 Canada
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Building Smart with Sound Principles and Noise Control in Homes This three-hour webinar will examine site assessment for noise sources and provide strategies to reduce noise intrusion including: Building enclosure design and construction to reduce community and traffic noise transmission into homes – including wood-frame exterior walls, window IGU selection and framing details Noise control between units – through common walls and floors as well as practical strategies and construction details to create quiet spaces inside homes Acoustics ratings such…

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December 2019

2019 Buildings XIV International Conference

December 9, 2019 - December 12, 2019
Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 United States
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Inaugurated in 1979, the "Buildings Conference" takes place every three years allowing time to develop new research and technology applications and to document the findings. Attendance is international and draws heavily on the advanced technical knowledge of all our global experts. The "Buildings Conference" presents a great opportunity for product manufacturers, research groups, technical advisors, builders, designers and other consultants to discuss their work achievements, interest and awareness of buildings issues, and provides solutions to some of our major building…

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January 2020

Two-Day LEEP Technical Forum – Vancouver

January 16 - January 17
Marriott Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion St
Burnaby, BC Canada
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(click on the picture for larger view) Join us at one of the upcoming Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP) Technical Forums taking place at six locations across BC this winter. Vancouver Date: Thursday, January 16 & Friday, January 17 Location: Marriott Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion St. Burnaby Registration: https://havan.ca/event/leep-technical-forum/   Prince George Date: Monday, January 20 & Tuesday, January 21 Location: Sandman Signature Hotel, 2990 Recreation Pl, Prince George Registration: https://www.chbanorthernbc.ca/education   Kamloops Date: Thursday, January 23 & Friday, January…

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Vancouver Luncheon Seminar: Below Grade Waterproofing Systems

January 16 @ 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: Philippe Henry, Owner/OperatorESP Engineered Site Products Ltd. With a background in science, sustainability and education, Philippe Henry entered the construction industry with an innate sensitivity to environmental stewardship and a strong focus on doing things right the first time. He believes that incorporating high quality materials and services integrated to a systematic quality assurance program translates into best practices for the industry. He draws from his diverse expertise to educate designers on novel technologies and services with…

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Two-Day LEEP Technical Forum – Prince George

January 20 - January 21
Sandman Signature Hotel, 2990 Recreation Pl
Prince George, BC Canada
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(click on the picture for larger view) Join us at one of the upcoming Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP) Technical Forums taking place at six locations across BC this winter. Vancouver Date: Thursday, January 16 & Friday, January 17 Location: Marriott Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion St. Burnaby Registration: https://havan.ca/event/leep-technical-forum/   Prince George Date: Monday, January 20 & Tuesday, January 21 Location: Sandman Signature Hotel, 2990 Recreation Pl, Prince George Registration: https://www.chbanorthernbc.ca/education   Kamloops Date: Thursday, January 23 & Friday, January…

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BC Housing presents Building Smart with Changes to the BC Building Code

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z8 Canada
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What’s New? Changes to the 2018 BC Building Code are coming and will be effective December 12, 2019. Join us to learn more. This workshop will cover new code requirements for: Encapsulated mass timber construction Secondary suites Roof-top enclosures and occupancies Recycling rooms Carbon monoxide levels BC Energy Step Code   Presenters Don Pedde is a Senior Codes Administrator with the Building and Safety Standards Branch. Don has 33 years of experience in the building industry including work as a…

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Two-Day LEEP Technical Forum – Kamloops

January 23 - January 24
Colombo Lodge, 814 Lorne St
Kamloops, BC Canada
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(click on the picture for larger view) Join us at one of the upcoming Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP) Technical Forums taking place at six locations across BC this winter. Vancouver Date: Thursday, January 16 & Friday, January 17 Location: Marriott Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion St. Burnaby Registration: https://havan.ca/event/leep-technical-forum/   Prince George Date: Monday, January 20 & Tuesday, January 21 Location: Sandman Signature Hotel, 2990 Recreation Pl, Prince George Registration: https://www.chbanorthernbc.ca/education   Kamloops Date: Thursday, January 23 & Friday, January…

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Two-Day LEEP Technical Forum – Victoria

January 27 - January 28
Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1X3 Canada
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(click on the picture for larger view) Join us at one of the upcoming Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP) Technical Forums taking place at six locations across BC this winter. Vancouver Date: Thursday, January 16 & Friday, January 17 Location: Marriott Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion St. Burnaby Registration: https://havan.ca/event/leep-technical-forum/   Prince George Date: Monday, January 20 & Tuesday, January 21 Location: Sandman Signature Hotel, 2990 Recreation Pl, Prince George Registration: https://www.chbanorthernbc.ca/education   Kamloops Date: Thursday, January 23 & Friday, January…

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Two-Day LEEP Technical Forum – Nanaimo

January 29 - January 30
Nanaimo Golf Club, 2800 Highland Blvd
Nanaimo, BC Canada
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(click on the picture for larger view) Join us at one of the upcoming Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP) Technical Forums taking place at six locations across BC this winter. Vancouver Date: Thursday, January 16 & Friday, January 17 Location: Marriott Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion St. Burnaby Registration: https://havan.ca/event/leep-technical-forum/   Prince George Date: Monday, January 20 & Tuesday, January 21 Location: Sandman Signature Hotel, 2990 Recreation Pl, Prince George Registration: https://www.chbanorthernbc.ca/education   Kamloops Date: Thursday, January 23 & Friday, January…

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BC Housing presents Building Smart with Seismic Requirements for Part 9 Buildings

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z8 Canada
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Why do wood-frame buildings stand up in earthquakes? What makes some fall? How do the Part 9 prescriptive provisions for lateral load resistance help ensure that your building will resist the next seismic event? These questions and many more will be answered in this three-hour webinar led by a team of experts. Learn about BC Building Code’s (BCBC) 9.23.13 lateral provisions in detail; from braced wall bands, braced wall panels, anchorage to nailing provisions. Background information on the provisions will…

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February 2020

Two-Day LEEP Technical Forum – Abbotsford

February 3 - February 4
Quality Hotel & Conference Centre, 36035 N Parallel Rd
Abbotsford, BC Canada
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(click on the picture for larger view) Join us at one of the upcoming Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP) Technical Forums taking place at six locations across BC this winter. Vancouver Date: Thursday, January 16 & Friday, January 17 Location: Marriott Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion St. Burnaby Registration: https://havan.ca/event/leep-technical-forum/   Prince George Date: Monday, January 20 & Tuesday, January 21 Location: Sandman Signature Hotel, 2990 Recreation Pl, Prince George Registration: https://www.chbanorthernbc.ca/education   Kamloops Date: Thursday, January 23 & Friday, January…

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BC Housing presents Building Smart – Airtightness Testing: Diagnostics and Repair

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z8 Canada
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Applicable to both Part 9 and Part 3 buildings, this webinar will discuss diagnostic methods in detail, such as infrared thermography and smoke tracer testing, and use them to compile an air leakage inventory. Presenters will share remediation methods and show how following a particular order of operations can prevent the need for repairs. Concepts will be illustrated with case studies and an in-depth discussion on mock-ups, mid-construction testing, common air leakage pathways, and a range of critical tie-ins and…

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BCIT and City of Vancouver Present: CESA 1500 – Passive House Tradesperson Course – Building Envelope Specialization

February 10 - February 14
British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave.
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2 Canada
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In cooperation with BCIT’s School of Construction and the Environment, the City of Vancouver is giving skilled builders and tradespersons in their communities the opportunity to take this course on Passive House construction at a reduced cost. This five day course provides the knowledge and practical hands-on skills that building contractors, designers, consultants and advanced students need to build to the Passive House standard; an internationally recognized ultra-low energy standard. This course focuses on building enclosure optimization and provides a…

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BCBEC and BC Housing present 2020 Half-Day Workshop: Building Smart for High Performance Buildings

February 25 @ 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3E4 Canada
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Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 The Italian Cultural Centre Society 3075 Slocan Street Vancouver, BC 7:00 am -    7:30 am  Registration, Breakfast & Tradeshow 7:30 am - 12:30 pm  Workshop   Presented by the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) and BC Housing Join local and international industry experts as they share the latest research results, case studies, as well as successful design and construction practices. Learn about government initiatives to support more efficient, functional and resilient buildings. The event will provide opportunities for discussions…

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BC Housing presents Building Smart: Building Envelope Guide for Houses

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z8 Canada
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Part 9 residential home construction is evolving, and the BC Housing Building Envelope Guide for Houses has now been updated to reflect many new and expanded industry methods. These additions have been carefully developed to reflect proven techniques, and high-performance assemblies that support the advances in energy efficiency, seismic provisions and a new, complete section on Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) construction for houses. The focus of this expanded guide is to ensure that all detailed, 3D, step-by-step instructions are consistent…

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