Available BOABC Educational Webinars

1.) Presentation Title: Insulation Roofs to Meet the Energy Code

Presentation Summary:
The more venting the better, right? Do unvented roofs work? Is spray foam the solution? Increased levels of thermal performance are becoming necessary as part of ever increasing energy requirements, but it is important not to lose sight of other key roof performance characteristics including durability and constructability. This presentation will address methods for achieving required levels of thermal performance for compact (non-attic) wood-frame roofs, and present results from field monitoring of in-service performance to highlight key performance considerations. Additionally, the recently new Illustrated Guide to R30+ Effective Roofs will be introduced. This video is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes long and was originally recorded at the BOABC’s 2019 Spring Conference.

BOABC CPD points: 1.5
Cost: $75 plus tax

2.) Presentation Title: Risk Reduction of Legionella Growth in Piping Systems

Presentation Summary:
With today’s increased outbreaks of Legionnaires Disease comes greater responsibility of owners and designers to protect our health in building water systems. This session will explore the challenges and examine current publications such as ASNI/ASHRAE 188-2015 and the Center for Disease Control’s Toolkit as viable resources for our future welfare. Also clarified will be the current water treatment trends and how it relates to the importance of piping material choices as well as enhance system durability for the future. This video is approximately 45 minutes long and was original recorded at the BOABC’s 2019 Spring Conference.

BOABC CPD Points: 1.0
Cost $50 plus tax

3.) Presentation Title: Expanding the Use of Combustible Windows in Non-Combustible Construction and Hitting Higher Energy Step Code Levels

Presentation Summary:
Many building officials are aware of an ongoing NRCan study to develop the science to support a code change permitting expanded use of combustible windows in non-combustible construction. This will enable our construction industry to safely use – and gain the increased energy efficiency benefits – of combustible windows in non-combustible construction. This video is approximately 1 hour and 12 minutes long and was originally recorded at BOABC’s 2019 Spring Conference.
This science-based proposed code change comes at an excellent time – when jurisdictions across BC are adopting the BC Energy Step Code. The relatively low energy efficiency of common metal windows in non-combustible buildings is creating a new barrier to achieving the needed whole-build energy performance for code-compliance with new Energy Step Code levels. Improved and newly available fenestration products – coupled with their expanding use – are being used to achieve the new, stricter energy performance targets, while maintaining design team’s (and owners) desired glazing areas.

BOABC CPD Points: 1.5
Cost: $75 plus taxes

4.) Presentation Title: Tall Wood Buildings – Provincial Early Adoption Initiative

Presentation Summary: The next 2020 National Building Code is set to include encapsulated mass timber as a new construction type, and will allow its use in Residential and Business and Personal Service buildings up to twelve storeys in height. In the spirit of innovation, the Province has embarked on an initiative which will allow local governments who express interest and meet eligibility criteria, to adopt the encapsulated mass timber provisions two to three years before the rest of the Province.
This session will provide a rundown on the evolution of the regulatory approach that will be used to enable this new initiative, along with an explanation of encapsulated mass timber and details on what structures can be built under this new upcoming regulation. The talk will also provide an overview of the key aspects of this initiative including information on what it takes to opt-in to this voluntary jurisdiction-specific regulation. A question and answer period will follow, allowing for broader engagement and discussion. This video is approximately 1 hour long and was originally recorded at BOABC’s 2019 Spring Conference.

BOABC CPD Points: 1.0
Cost $50 plus taxes

5.) Presentation Title: Liability Pitfalls of Building Regulation

Presentation Summary: This presentation by David Tupper from the Municipal Insurance Association of BC , runs through the risks of various aspects of building regulation from plan review to inspections. It will include a review of the current regulatory environment and updated risk management strategies for navigating the legal minefields. The video is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes long and was originally recorded at the BOABC’s 2019 spring conference.
There is a short quiz after the video. You will need to score 80% or better to complete the course for credit towards your continuing professional development.

BOABC CPD points: 1.5
Cost: $75 plus taxes

6.) Presentation Title: Spray Foam Insulation Today

Presentation Summary: This presentation by John Broniek, Engineering Manager with ICYNENE LAPOLLA , explores the current application and building code issues related to low-density and medium-density spray foam insulation. The video is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes long and was originally recorded at the BOABC’s 2019 spring conference.
There is a short quiz after the video. You will need to score 80% or better to complete the course for credit towards your continuing professional development.

BOABC CPD points: 1.5
Cost: $50 plus taxes

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