Canada’s online Trade Show and Conference for plumbing, hydronics and HVACR – running from November 2 – 27, 2020
Please click here to register: Link to registration page
Webinars available: (for a $50 fee you can see all the webinars or register individually)
As many of you know, we have been developing a series of webinars focused on key components of our certification programs. Our Waste Management & Water Conservation webinar is next up, being held on Tuesday, November 17, and we hope you’re able to join us.
This content is applicable to the building industry alongside you, as the municipality it works within. All are welcomed to attend, as together, we collectively work toward a more sustainable, healthier future.
Waste Management & Water Conservation – Webinar
This webinar will look at construction methods and types of products that contribute to the handling of waste materials on the construction site and encouraging recycling. And, we will look at how to reduce the amount of water used in the home. As part of this, we will also touch on the Water Efficiency Rating Score (WERS). Throughout the webinar, we will review benefits and provide practical, affordable suggestions to build better and to earn points towards BUILT GREEN® home certification.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 17 – time zones here:
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PST
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. MST
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST
Where: Webinar – coordinates to come, following RSVP
Cost: No charge
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org – we encourage you to share this with any others interested in attending, though please do ask them to RSVP directly. Please RSVP by noon on Friday, November 13.
Education credits: pending eligibility for 1.5 CPD point with BC Housing and can be used for credit through PHBI.
We hope you’re able to attend! Should you have questions, please let us know.
Chief Executive Officer
Communications & Program Coordinator
Built Green Canada
780.485.0920 | toll-free 855.485.0920
BUILDING ON SUSTAINABILITY
Please refer to the email that was sent out to all members on Friday, October 30th, 2020 regarding Registration information for the upcoming BOABC 2020 AGM being held on Monday, November 30, 2020. This will be a virtual AGM and the meeting starts at 10:00am.
Links to the following information were included in the email:
- Cover Memo
- Meeting Agenda
- Minutes of the 2019 AGM
- 2019/20 Financial Statements
- Election of Directors & Offices / Biographies
If you have not received this email, please email 2020AGM@boabc.org to request the information.
Fiberglass: Simple & Cost Effective Solutions to Energy Code Requirements + Introducing the World’s First Fiberglass Window Wall
Today, most existing – even modern – buildings have surprisingly low thermal performance from their building envelope. This increases the ever-growing, and unnecessary strain on the environment and our society’s energy infrastructure. LEARN MORE
FUTURE WEBINAR DATES:
Effective Thermal Performance of the Building Enclosure – Exterior Walls
Today, new buildings must meet the BC Step Code, ASHRAE 90.1 or National Energy Code for Buildings’ requirements for thermal performance. This is a tough objective, since documented proof is required. Effective R-values must be met, not just nominal values, which means that high conductivity materials that cause thermal bridges must be considered in the modelling and calculations. LEARN MORE
FUTURE WEBINAR DATES:
Navigating Emerging Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS)
This presentation explores a more comprehensive and integrated approach to envelope and fenestration energy performance, with a focus on ways to cost-optimize energy-efficiency at a whole-building scale. Reviewing the BC Step Code & the Seattle Energy Code-2018, this presentation demonstrates how a ‘building-envelope-first’ design approach can help meet emerging BEPS and control costs. LEARN MORE
FUTURE WEBINAR DATES:
Combustible Windows & Façade Components in Non-Combustible Construction – Testing, Research, and Expanding Methods
We desperately need better energy efficiency from building enclosures, from both windows and insulated wall assemblies. Today, the best products and components to enable this are generally made from low conductivity materials. Most of these materials also happen to be combustible—at least, to some extent. LEARN MORE
FUTURE WEBINAR DATES:
These webinars are all worth BOABC CPD points – Category A4 – 1 point per hour
Subject: 2020 Part 3 Energy Code Compliance Survey
FortisBC, in partnership with BC Hydro, is conducting a province-wide survey to collect information about energy code compliance for large buildings. Targeted respondent groups are industry professionals, practitioners and building officials who have experience within the last two years meeting or enforcing energy code for large buildings (Part 3 buildings and non-residential Part 9 buildings). In addition to indicating the current level of compliance with energy requirements, your anonymous responses will help identify barriers and opportunities to improve the code compliance process.
The survey is open now and can be found here:
We encourage industry participants to take 20-25 minutes to complete this important survey before October 31, 2020. By completing the survey, you will also be eligible for a small thank you gift.
Thank you in advance for contributing to this important initiative. If you have any questions or wish to follow up on the results of the survey, please contact Sarah Bozoian (email@example.com).
Alex Janusz | EIT, MASc
Energy and Sustainability Analyst
RDH Building Science Inc.
4333 Still Creek Drive #400, Burnaby, BC V5C 6S6
C 604 999 6491
Please click on the link below to view the revised preliminary notice for the upcoming November 30th, 2020 BOABC AGM. Nominations and Motions/Resolutions must be emailed to 2020AGM@boabc.org no later than 12:30pm, Friday, October 2nd, 2020.
Who Needs to obtain CPD Points?
Every member who is qualified or certified must obtain the required CPD points to maintain the Provincial Qualification (after passing the required exams at each level as per the Building Act), and the BOABC Certification.
Why Are the Qualified Members required to obtain CPD point?
In order to remain qualified on or after February 28, 2021, the qualified members are required to obtain CPD points as per the BOABC’s CPD program.
Building Act requirements as of February 28, 2021 are as follows:
Building and plumbing officials who work for a local government will have to:
• Pass exams according to the level of their responsibilities (class and scope of practice)
• Be entered in the register of qualified building officials
• Pay an annual administrative fee
• Submit an annual report
• Undertake annual continuing professional development (CPD)
For further information related to the requirements under the Building Act a link has been provided:
Click here: Building Official Qualifications
Are the CPD requirements different for Qualified or Certified members?
No, both the qualified and certified members are required to obtain the same number of points.
Where can I get more information about CPD?
Here are the links to CPD related polices:
Where can I get CPD points?
BOABC offers various live and pre-recorded webinars, please visit BOABC website at https://boabc.org/.
Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) – Technical Bulletin – May 2020
Fire Protection Options for Alternative Floor Joists in Houses
Click here to read: CCMC Technical Bulletin_Fire Performance_EN_FINAL_v4
As we all try to navigate the unfamiliar work situation resulting for the self-isolation measures put on place to fight Covid-19, CCMC has prepared an Update for your members as a reminder that CCMC is open and available to answer your questions.
Click here for update: CCMC Update April 2020
Hélène Roche, P.Eng.
Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC)
Canada’s Official Evaluation Services for building officials and the construction industry since 1988.
Centre canadien de matériaux de construction (CCMC)
Service d’évaluation officiel du Canada pour les agents du bâtiment et de l’industrie de la construction depuis 1988.
Please click the following link for valuable information from MIABC.
Click here: Building Official Safety During COVID-19
Claims and Risk Analyst
Dir: 604.449.6353 | Fax: 604.683.6244 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Municipal Insurance Association of B.C.
200, 429 West 2nd Ave.
Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 1E5