British Columbia Building Envelope Council

Luncheon Presentation: Integral Waterproofing

Use of integral crystalline waterproofing systems for below-grade concrete is one of the available waterproofing options, especially when blind-side application is necessary. However, there are many considerations to be taken into account during the design and construction of these systems. In this case study presentation, Joel Schwartz  P.Eng. FEC BEP, of JRS Engineering, will discuss the integral concrete waterproofing used for a large multi-tower development at Vancouver’s False Creek, including:

  • systems research and options;
  • warranty considerations;
  • roles of project team members;
  • design and construction; and
  • post-construction and results

It takes place Thursday, June 14, 2012, 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver. Register online at

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Heritage Vancouver Society

1st Annual Garden Tour: A Fundraising Event
Take part in a self-guided tour of 13 inspiring, hand-picked private gardens on Vancouver’s west and east sides. From an intimate, small urban courtyard garden to a large property in historic First Shaughnessy; from an award-winning perennial garden featured on the cover of Gardens West magazine to a waterfront hide-away and creative vegetable beds –  there will be something for everyone. It takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 23 -24, 2012, from 10 a.m. t0 4:00 p.m. See it all in one day or wander at your leisure over two days. Be part of this fundraising event by purchasing your passport ticket online by June 15, 2012 at


8th Annual Garden Party : A Fundraising Event
Join the Heritage Vancouver Society along with special guest, City of Vancouver Councillor Geoff Meggs for a spectacular evening of refreshments and conversation in Suzanne and Olin Anton’s private garden in Kerrisdale. It happens Monday, June 25, 2012, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will support Heritage Vancouver Society initiatives to encourage the preservation of Vancouver’s built heritage. For more information, go to

BCBEC Conference and AGM

You are invited to attend the British Columbia Building Envelope Council’s 2012 Conference and Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, September 26 at Vancouver’s Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.  Titled “Dealing With The Elements”, the one-day conference will explore current elements in building enclosure design with a focus on integrated, energy-efficient wall solutions, window systems and related regulatory issues. Expect to hear presentations from local experts who will discuss themes such as energy efficiency requirements, energy rating of windows, lateral load requirements for houses, and design considerations for mid-rise wood-frame buildings. For more information and to register, visit