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Clearing the Air: Radon Fundamentals for Architects

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Architects play a pivotal role in designing safe indoor environments. This presentation will discuss radon testing, understanding when and where to test for radon, and different testing methods and interpretation of results. Mitigation strategies will also be discussed including assessing effective ways to reduce radon levels and the key components for successful mitigation. The session will end with radon rough-in considerations, their most common issues, and how to incorporate strategies to design effective and operable systems. Architects play an important role in reducing the risk of radon intrusion in our buildings. Attendees will learn about radon and methods to create healthier spaces.

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Time: 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: $75 (Architect AIBC & Architectural Technologist AIBC); $60 (Intern Architect AIBC & Retired Architect AIBC)
Learning Units (LUs): 1.5 Core
Registration: Register by Friday, June 14, 2024

Presenters: Chantal Wilson P.Eng., CEM and Rodrigo Mora P.Eng., PhD

Chantal Wilson is a professional mechanical engineer at Falcon Engineering, specializing in radon gas assessment and mitigation. Chantal is a Certified Radon Measurement and Mitigation Professional and has successfully designed and installed close to one hundred radon mitigation projects. Chantal is active in the advancement of radon awareness, best practices and research at the local, provincial, and federal levels and is a member of the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program Policy Advisory Board.

Rodrigo Mora is a Faculty of Building Environmental Systems at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). His work focuses on the monitoring and modeling of built environments and environmental systems for human-environmental health and resilience. So far, Rodrigo’s work has focused exclusively on indoor environments; however, realizing that buildings are designed with little connection to the actual site and surroundings, and vice versa, urban environments are environmentally disconnected from buildings, Rodrigo began to investigate connected building-urban environmental systems that are synergistic, responsive to the needs of people and in harmony with the environment, while being robust to deviations from design, and resilient to the extreme environmental threats of climate change.


June 18
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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