Registration Deadline for BC Building Code II

Friday, May 3, 2013 is the registration deadline for BC Building Code II. This 6 Core LUs course, which is offered only once a year, takes place the following Friday, May 10, 2013. Those interested in taking this course are encouraged to register as soon as possible by visiting here. Note: you need not have completed BC Building Code I in order to take BC Building Code II. For a complete course details click here, select “Required AIBC Professional Development Courses” and scroll down to the description. Should you have further questions, please contact Professional Development Coordinator Aleta Cho at Registration will closed 5:00 p.m. on May 3.

British Columbia Building Envelope Council

Anatomy of a Roof Failure (Victoria)

In this presentation, Registered Roof Observer John Wells of Wells Klein Consulting Group Inc. will discuss the premature failure of a new single-ply roof system on a high-end Victoria high-rise condo building, as well as the investigative processes that led to the conclusions for this failure. The roof failure resulted in interior water damage claims well in excess of $150,000 and the requirement of a replacement roof (costing well in excess of $100,000) on a building that was less than six months old. This presentation takes place Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. at the Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street, Victoria. To register, go online to Lunch will be provided.

1 Core LU

Construction Specifications Canada – Vancouver Chapter

VanDusen Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre Tour

The VanDusen Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre is a leading example in the field of living building and regenerative design. This project is paving the way for buildings across Canada to look beyond LEED Platinum standards. Being amongst the first of its kind in the country has provided great triumph at times but also many lessons learned and challenges faced. Through rigid constraints has emerged creativity and new design methods. The design process evolved to encompass research, material testing and collaboration. In this session Perkins+Will Canada’s Harley Grusko LEED AP BD +C, and Max Richter Architect AIBC MRAIC LEED AP BD+C will discuss the lessons learned in pursuit of certifying the VanDusen Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre as both a LEED Platinum project and a Living Building. A tour to follow. It takes place Thursday, May 9, 2013, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver. To register, click here. Lunch will be provided.

1 Core LU

Vancouver Heritage Society

Garden Party: A Special Fundraising Event

Make plans to attend Heritage Vancouver’s 9th Annual Garden Party, a special fundraising event on behalf of Heritage Vancouver. Hosted by Suzanne and Olin Anton, it will take place Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Anton’s Kerrisdale garden (directions provided upon ticket purchase). Enjoy a spectacular evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres and conversation with community leaders and heritage aficionados while demonstrating your support for the many worthwhile projects undertaken by Heritage Vancouver Society. Admission is a $100 donation to the Heritage Vancouver Society (tax receipts will be issued) and includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. Purchase your ticket online or by cheque made out to Heritage Vancouver Society and mailed to: Heritage Vancouver Society, 1020 Denman Street, PO Box 47036 Denman Place, Vancouver, BC, V6G 3E1. If paying by cheque, please confirm via e-mail to All proceeds will support Heritage Vancouver Society initiatives to encourage the preservation of Vancouver’s built heritage.