Building Envelope Education Course Cancellation and Registration

The BEEP Module III course scheduled for November 21-22, 2012 has been due to lack of registrants. However, those seriously interested in the final BEEP module of the year, BEEP Module V Skin Problems: Building Envelope Design Issues (6 Core LUs), are encouraged to send in a completed course registration form as soon as possible. The course takes place Thursday, December 6, 2012. Download your course registration form here: Send the completed form (including payment information) to Professional Development Coordinator Aleta Cho by e-mail (  or fax (604-683-8568). Please register as soon as possible as this course will only run if there are enough registrants.

New Registered Educational Provider: Bap Acoustics Ltd.

Bap Acoustics Ltd. offers a full complement of acoustic consultancy services to clients in the Lower Mainland, across Canada and worldwide. BAP Acoustics is an independent consultancy with services that include building acoustics; noise and vibration assessment; recording and performance space services; bylaw assessment; and more. Learn about all AIBC Registered Educational Providers at

2012 AIBC Holiday Open House

Mark your calendars for the 2012 AIBC Holiday Open House. This year’s theme, “A West Coast Winter,” celebrates the local flavours and charms of the festive season with stylish flair.  Join friends and colleagues at this celebratory get-together and enjoy live music, culinary treats and plenty of holiday cheer. It takes place Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the AIBC offices. Advance r.s.v.p. to is required by December 5, 2012.

British Columbia Building Envelope Council

Vancouver Luncheon: Sustainable Roof Details For Rainforest Coastal Climate

In this presentation, Rob Harris, Technical Manager for the Roofing Contractors Association of B.C., will discuss typically overlooked  roofing details that exist before, during and after a roofing project with respect to RCABC requirements and standards  as well as when these details are called upon for a warranty claim. It takes place Thursday, November 15, 2012, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Centre Society, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver. To register, visit

1 Core LU

Heritage Vancouver Society

Exotic World of Bombay Art Deco: Presentation & Indian Buffet
Join Heritage Vancouver and the Canadian Art Deco Society for an evening exploring the Art Deco architecture of Bombay, India. Bombay contains a treasury of commercial, residential and public Art Deco architecture created during the 1930s and 1940s. This first generation of modern Indian architects, influenced by current fashionable trends, were eager to imbue the city with a new modern image. Navin Ramani, author of Bombay Art Deco Architecture, A Visual Journey 1930-1953, will provide insights into this fascinating and little-known history. It takes place Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Atithi Indian Restaurant, 2445 Burrard Street, Vancouver. The evening will conclude with a full-course Indian buffet. To register, visit

1 Core LU


Creating a Unique Main Street on the 800 to 1200 Blocks of Granville Street
Heritage Vancouver Society invites you to an evening of conversation about turning the south end of Granville Street into a unique main street for Vancouver’s downtown south neighbourhood. Guests speakers include City of Vancouver Councillor George Affleck, architecture curator, critic and consultant Trevor Boddy, and Heritage Vancouver’s Anthony Norfolk. They will present ideas about what could be done to create a dynamic and unique main street while at the same time preserving the heritage character of one of Vancouver’s oldest commercial streets. It takes place Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Alliance for Arts and Culture, 100 – 938 Howe Street, Vancouver. Seating is limited for this free event; register online at

2 Core LUs


Wood Design Luncheon Conferences

BC Building Code Development: Who Wrote This Stuff?
This session will briefly trace the history of building codes in B.C., including national code development and how these codes translate into provincial regulation. The intersecting roles of provincial and local governments in enforcement will also be discussed, as well as current challenges, provincial initiatives and the future of building codes.

I-joists, Fire Rated Assemblies and Fire-retardant Coatings
I-joists and other engineered wood products have been used successfully for more than 40 years, but with several proprietary manufacturers on the market, it can be challenging for design professionals to determine the fire-protection measures necessary to meet code requirements. This session will provide background information and resources to help designers quickly determine fire-protection options when engineered wood products are considered in either fire-rated wall or floor systems. Information will also be presented to help evaluate the effectiveness of fire-retardant coatings on I-joists that have recently been introduced.

The Earth Sciences Building at the University of British Columbia
The five-storey UBC Earth Sciences Building is a revolutionary structure, not just for its confident use of new products but also for its use of established products in exciting new ways. The new solutions, applications and innovations found throughout the building surpass anything done in the past.  Learn about innovative structural elements such as:

  • The wood-concrete composite floor system;
  • The post and beam structure and its connections;
  • The transfer trusses over the lecture theatres;
  • The exposed CLT roof and canopy;
  • The ductile chevron braces; and,
  • The cantilevered atrium stair.

This three-part luncheon seminar takes place in locations across B.C. To register for this free event, visit Lunch will be provided.

Kelowna Tuesday, November 27, 2012, Delta Grand Okanagan Resort

Victoria Thursday, November 29, 2012, Delta Ocean Pointe

Nanaimo Friday, November 30, 2012, Vancouver Island Conference Centre


1 Core LU per seminar; maximum 3 Core LUs