CSC Vancouver Chapter – Not in Kansas Anymore: Designing Low-Slope Roofs for Wind Uplift Resistance

Sandman Hotel 180 West Georgia St, Vancouver

Construction Specifications Canada Vancouver Chapter - Not in Kansas Anymore: Designing Low-Slope Roofs for Wind Uplift Resistance In September 2018 the BC Government released the latest edition of the British Columbia Building Code. New to the Code are detailed requirements for the design and construction of wind-resistant low-slope roofs. This presentation explores the reasons behind…  Read more

CSC Vancouver Chapter – BC Building Code 2018: Top Changes

Sandman Hotel 180 West Georgia St, Vancouver

Construction Specifications Canada Vancouver Chapter - BC Building Code 2018: Top Changes This session will cover the changes made to the BCBC 2018 required for architects and specification writers, mainly: 1. Leakage related to door assemblies 2. Sound Transmission, addressing flanking STC 3. Firestopping outlet boxes 4. Requirement for Cross-over floors, even for parkades/below grade…  Read more

CSC Vancouver Chapter – Passive House Toolbox

Sandman Hotel 180 West Georgia St, Vancouver

Construction Specifications Canada Vancouver Chapter - Passive House Toolbox Presentation Summary and Learning Objectives: • What is Passive House? What is the Passive House Standard? • How it is similar/different to BC’s 2012 building code. • Why Passive House is growing in BC, examples of PH projects • Why form factor matters to PH projects…  Read more

CSC Vancouver Chapter – Mass Timber Framing and the Building Code

Sandman Hotel 180 West Georgia St, Vancouver

Construction Specifications Canada Vancouver Chapter - Mass Timber Framing and the Building Code Andrew Harmsworth is the Fire Engineer responsible for the fire safety design for both Tallwood House at Brock Commons, UBC, an 18-storey mass timber building, currently the tallest in the World, and for Terrace House, a 19-storey residential building in Coal Harbour…  Read more

CSC Vancouver Chapter – District Energy Systems: Intelligent Connection

Sandman Hotel 180 West Georgia St, Vancouver

Construction Specifications Canada Vancouver Chapter - District Energy Systems: Intelligent Connection In a region with increasing building envelope insulation requirements, planned step code implementation and improving building construction practices, is there a value in district energy systems? How does a modern, mixed-use development in a climate like Vancouver develop an innovative, local solution to achieve…  Read more

CSC Vancouver Chapter – Elevators: Cutting through the Jargon

Sandman Hotel 180 West Georgia St, Vancouver

Construction Specifications Canada Vancouver Chapter - Elevators: Cutting through the Jargon Elevating devices are mandated in the building code in 3.8.3.10. Floor Levels for most multistory buildings. These devices are complicated and require vast efforts to coordinate throughout the project delivery cycle, as different manufacturers have vastly different requirements. Complex terms and jargon have developed…  Read more

CSC Vancouver Chapter – Specifying and Coordinating Fire Suppression Systems

Sandman Hotel 180 West Georgia St, Vancouver

Construction Specifications Canada Vancouver Chapter - Specifying and Coordinating Fire Suppression Systems Fire suppression design and engineering encompasses life and building safety systems to NFPA standards in accordance with applicable building codes. Recent changes to local building bylaw codes have required full fire suppression designs, which must be implemented at the building permit stage. It…  Read more

CSC – Lunch Meeting: Full Transparency in Product Declarations

Sandman Hotel 180 West Georgia St, Vancouver

Construction Specifications Canada - Lunch Meeting: Full Transparency in Product Declarations The Full Transparency in Product Declarations seminar helps identify and differentiate emerging practices involved in quantifying the environmental impacts of building materials and products. This course explores the roles of Environmental Product Declarations, Health Product Declarations, and other green building certification programs, while providing tools…  Read more

CSC – Floor Flatness – The Cost of Concrete Quality

Sandman Hotel 180 West Georgia St, Vancouver

The presentation raises awareness of the disparity between Division 03 and Division 09, and discusses the consequences for tile, resilient and carpet floor coverings and the standards required for each to satisfy warranties and NFCA guidelines.

$48

CSC – How to Build a Glass House

Sandman Hotel 180 West Georgia St, Vancouver

This talk will be aimed at discussing some interesting challenges that RJC faced in projects involving glass. The focus will be on the use of glass as a structural material rather than a finishing or building enclosure element, including glass floors, beams, bearing walls, point supports, shear walls, and roofs.

$48