FENBC Code Talkers – April 29, 2021

FENBC Code Talkers – April 29, 2021

Date: April 29, 2021 – Date Changed!

Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 am (Pacific Time)

Location: Go to Webinar

Approved by BOABC for 1.0 CPD point in the A4 category

Registration (gotowebinar.com)

FENBC webinar – No cost

Every year FENBC offers their Code Talkers session. The session is an open format to discuss current code issues and concerns.

We are going to work with GoToMeeting to attempt to create more of a radio call in type of format. You will be able to raise your hand to ask questions or to offer insight that would add to the conversation.

Our moderator will be the every popular Dave Goldsmith (FENBC Chairperson and Vice-Chair of the FENBC Technical/Education Committee). Our panelists will include: Jason Loutet and others (TBD)

FENBC Code Talkers Join the discussion!!

Current topics include:

  • Field Testing
  • Appropriate use of High Solar Heat Gain Glazing

Designing with Structural Laminated Glass Interlayers – FENBC Webinar – April 15, 2021

Designing with Structural Laminated Glass Interlayers

Date: April 15, 2021

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Location: Go to Webinar

Approved by BOABC for 1.0 CPD point in the A4 category

Registration (gotowebinar.com)

FENBC webinar – No cost

New developments in laminating interlayer technology have expanded design options in the areas of structural glass performance. The ionoplast interlayer was originally developed to improve the performance of laminated glass going through large missile impact and pressure cycling testing.  Subsequently, the stiffness characteristics of this interlayer have proven to be beneficial in the design of glass flooring and stair treads, balustrades, point-supported facades, canopies, and skylights. This presentation will explore the use of the ionoplast interlayer for safety and security in a variety of commercial, institutional, educational, and healthcare applications through case studies such as the skywalk at the Grand Canyon and the exterior glass façade at Lincoln Center in New York.

  • Learn about the benefits and history of laminated glass
  • Identify the added benefits of ionoplast interlayers, including daylighting
  • Identify building code requirements for various glass applications
  • Learn how software design tools address laminated glass strength & deflection
  • Learn about the latest developments and performance benefits of structural interlayers

 

FREE Webinar: Best practices for working with an energy advisor April 28 @ 9-11:05am PST

Upcoming Webinar Series

BC building codes are evolving, and we want you know how to benefit.

April through June, Community Energy Association will be offering multiple sessions of the following   FREE   webinars for builders, designers, HVAC professionals and more. All dates are now listed at   www.communityenergy.ca/bal   and registration is open  for the first sessions. Session recordings are also able on the BAL website (the first Working with an energy advisor recording is there now).

FREE Webinar:

Best practices for working with an energy advisor

April 28 @ 9-11:05am PST

This webinar will help the building industry better understand the “performance pathway” of the BC Energy Step Code and how to get results from working with an energy advisor.

Approved by BOABC for 2.0 CPD points

Approved by BC Housing for 1.5 CPD.

Participants must pre-register here.

Instructors:
• Mark Bernhardt, Bernhardt Contracting
• Meredith Hamstead of thinkBright Homes

Agenda:
9:00-9:10 CEA Introduction to the BC Energy Step Code
9:20-10:55
9:10-11:00 Mark Bernhardt, Energy Advisor (EA) co-presenting with a local builder or EA:
• How EAs work within Step Code
• Services EAs provide in both new construction and retrofits
• Modelling timelines and pre-design information requirements
• Post-modelling changes in the design or mechanical systems
• Achieving as-built compliance and occupancy permits
• Introduction to the concept of integrated design process (IDP)
• How can an EA save you money? (i.e. design optimization)
• Creative solutions for engaging EAs remotely and in collaboration with one another Finding an EA
10:55 – 11:00 CEA feedback poll & closing remarks

Future Dates:
May 20: 9-11am PST
June 17: 9-11am PST

FREE Webinar: Building Enclosure & Airtightness Solutions April 22 @ 9-11am PST

Upcoming Webinar Series

BC building codes are evolving, and we want you know how to benefit.

April through June, Community Energy Association will be offering multiple sessions of the following   FREE   webinars for builders, designers, HVAC professionals and more. All dates are now listed at   www.communityenergy.ca/bal   and registration is open  for the first sessions. Session recordings are also able on the BAL website (the first Working with an energy advisor recording is there now).

FREE Webinar:

Building Enclosure & Airtightness Solutions

April 22 @ 9-11am PST

A visual tour of what the Energy Step Code will look like and the changes needed for success with low-TEDI and airtight building enclosures for both the Lower Steps and Upper Steps.

Approved by BOABC for 2.0 CPD points

Participants must pre-register here.

Instructors:
• Alex Hebert, ZEBLC Manager, P Eng, MBA, Energy Step Code Trainer
• James Bourget, BCIT Instructor, Principal – RDH Building Science, Certified Passive House Tradesperson

Agenda:
9:00-9:20 CEA Introduction to the BC Energy Step Code
9:20-10:55 BCIT Filmed live from ZEBLC’s High Performance Building Lab, expert instructors will give you a visual tour of:
• 6 things to know about the BC Energy Step Code
• What an Energy Step Code home looks like
• Achieving airtightness – What does this mean for a builder and trades?
• Improved thermal performance enclosures – What are the choices and challenges?
• Smaller and more efficient mechanical systems for airtight buildings – What to expect
• Q&A: Ask the Experts
10:55 – 11:00 CEA feedback poll & closing remarks

Future Dates:
May 20: 9-11am PST
June 17: 9-11am PST

Building A Legacy toolkit – Resource

Building A Legacy toolkit

Over the last 4 years, the Building A Legacy initiative has created training and outreach materials for wide audiences in the East Kootenay on stepping up to the performance pathway of the BC Energy Step Code.

Supported by funding from BC Hydro, a new online toolkit curates all of this work as a a free resource for use by local governments, energy advisors, builders or other interested groups to learn from our approach, and utilize examples, videos, technical booklets, case-studies, and templates as they wish.

Additionally, to further support BC Energy Step Code implementation, we are offering local governments one-on-one coaching, sub-regional coordination and facilitated conversations with experts from the Building and Safety Standards Branch.  If this is of interest to you and your region, please contact us at info@communityenergy.bc.ca

Check-out the toolkit here: www.communityenergy.ca/bal 

Notice any gaps, or have something to add to the toolkit? Contact info@communityenergy.bc.ca

 

 

 

 

 

FREE Webinar: Mechanical System Solutions April 8 @ 9-11am PST

Upcoming Webinar Series

BC building codes are evolving, and we want you know how to benefit.

April through June, Community Energy Association will be offering multiple sessions of the following   FREE   webinars for builders, designers, HVAC professionals and more. All dates are now listed at   www.communityenergy.ca/bal   and registration is open  for the first sessions. Session recordings are also able on the BAL website (the first Working with an energy advisor recording is there now).

FREE Webinar:

Mechanical System Solutions

April 8 @ 9-11am PST

A visual tour of what mechanical systems will look like along the progression to the Upper Steps of the Energy Step Code. This session will examine the current industry challenges and solutions to help ensure that new homes have mechanical systems that are appropriate, right-sized, and deliver effective ventilation, heating, cooling, and occupant health and comfort.

Approved by BOABC for 2.0 CPD points

Participants must pre-register here.

Instructors:
• Alex Hebert, ZEBLC Manager, P Eng, MBA, Energy Step Code Trainer
• Rob Pope, BCIT Instructor, Senior Consultant – Enlighten Energy Services Consulting and Home Performance Design

Agenda:
9:00-9:20 CEA Introduction to the BC Energy Step Code
9:20-10:55 BCIT Filmed live from ZEBLC’s High Performance Building Lab, expert instructors will give you a visual tour of:

  • What to know about current practice of design and installation of mechanical systems – areas of concern
  • BC Energy Step Code requirements for mechanical system performance
  • What to expect with respect to mechanical systems at Lower and Upper Steps
  • Smaller and more efficient mechanical systems for airtight buildings – What should a builder be aware of and do to get things right?
  • Achieving MEUI vs. a good design and installation – What does this mean for a builder and trades?
  • Q&A: Ask the Expert

10:55 – 11:00 CEA feedback poll & closing remarks

Future Dates:
May 6: 9-11am PST
June 3: 9-11am PST

 

Invitation from the Township of Langley Online Builder Forum – Fenestration Strategies & the Energy Step Code

Invitation from the Township of Langley

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, the Township of Langley will be hosting an online builder forum to share information related to fenestration strategies and meeting the requirements of the BC Energy Step Code.

This webinar will be presented by Michael Bousfield of Cascadia Windows & Doors. Technical Director at Cascadia Windows & Doors, Michael Bousfield 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 wall, Michael works closely with Cascadia’s commercial and residential clients creating custom solutions for high-performance fenestration systems.

Additionally, there will be a short update by the Township of Langley on their building programs and Step Code implementation as well as time for Q&A following Michael’s presentation.

Who should attend? Builders, fenestration industry, construction industry, building designers, architects, and building officials

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Credits: 2.0 Core LUs from AIBC; 2.0 CPD points from BC Housing

BOABC CPD Points: 2 points in the A4 Category

Click here to register

Fenestration: A Technical Accessibility Perspective – Free Webinar – March 18

Fenestration: A Technical Accessibility Perspective

Date: March 18, 2021
Time: 9:30 to 11:00am (PST)
Location: Go To Webinar

BOABC CPD Points: 1.5 points in the A4 Category

Click here to register

This session is specifically tailored to look at fenestration from a technical accessibility perspective with a focus on the commercial industry (however there are a number of connections that can be made between commercial and residential design).

We’ll go through the requirements applicable to doors, windows, their hardware and glazing characteristics pursuant to the 2015 National Building Code Section 3.8. Accessibility, look at future accessibility requirements coming down the pipeline for the 2020 edition, and cross reference the British Columbia Building Code and Vancouver Bylaw where applicable or where a comparison is warranted.

More importantly, the session will look at the intent behind the technical design requirements from a universal and user-friendly perspective, as sometimes not all details of doors and windows are captured by the Code and oftentimes going above and beyond the Code means creating a better user experience for so many more people.

Speaker:
Samantha Proulx .E.T., RHFAC, Principal at ABE Factors Inc., is a Leading Technical Accessibility Specialist and Inter-Provincially Trained Building Code Consultant with a decades worth of experience in educating and working alongside design industry professionals on creating and maintaining inclusive, functional and compliant spaces that can be entered, experienced, and exited safely by everyone. Samantha is recognized as an expert in her field and specializes in Codes, Standards, Regulations, and governing Legislation pertaining to accessibility and barrier-free design and has an extensive skill set in Fire and Life Safety of the Building Code. Ms. Proulx has worked on some of the largest projects in Canada, sits on numerous technical accessibility committees at a National level, has been retained as a leading expert on misstep and fall litigation, and she strongly believes that together we can empower people through the built environment to maximize human performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atrium Design & Wide Span Opening Protectives – Free Webinar – March 24, 2021

Atrium Design & Wide Span Opening Protectives – Webinar

CES Credit Approved by AIBC
Based on the Building Code of British Columbia and the NBC of Canada
Sponsored by Interior Tech and McKeon Door Company
Interior Tech is an AIBC Recognized Educational Provider
March 24, 2021, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
AIBC credit 2 Hours
BOABC credit 2 Hours (BOABC CPD Points: 2 points in the A4 category)
Complimentary class – no cost for attendees
Must attend entire class for credit

Click here to register

The first hour defines the atrium provisions in detail, including the standards referencing smoke control.

The second hour addresses atriums and their protectives – with a specific emphasis on the myths and facts regarding assemblies.

 

Click here to view complete details on presentation

Call for Candidates to serve on the CCCME

See the following links to the “Call for Candidates to serve on the CCCME”.  You will note that prospective candidates are asked to submit their resumes not later than April 15th, 2021.

 

https://nrc.canada.ca/en/certifications-evaluations-standards/canadian-construction-materials-centre/candidates-sought-serve-canadian-commission-construction-materials-evaluation-cccme

 

https://nrc.canada.ca/fr/certifications-evaluations-normes/centre-canadien-materiaux-construction/appel-candidatures-commission-canadienne-devaluation-materiaux-construction-ccemc

Do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

regards

Hélène Roche, P.Eng.

 Evaluation Officer

Canadian Construction Material Centre (CCMC)

Canada’s Official Evaluation Services for building officials and the construction industry since 1988.

National Research Council Canada / Government of Canada
1200 Montreal Road, Building M-23a

Ottawa, ON  K1A 0R6

E-mail: helene.roche@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca / cel.: 343-549-2941

Centre canadien de matériaux de construction (CCCM)

Services d’évaluation officiel du Canada pour les agents du bâtiment et de l’industrie de la construction depuis 1988.

Conseil national de recherches Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
1200 Chemin Montréal, Edifice M-23a

Ottawa, (Ontario)  K1A 0R6

Courriel: helene.roche@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca / Tél.: 613-991-2437