AIBC Vancouver Island Chapter

Wood WORKS! BC Seminar (Victoria)

Enhancing 21st Century High Performance Design With Wood: Tools, Trends and Innovation in the 21st Century
As buildings move towards higher performance including net zero energy along with carbon and environmental Impact evaluation, new tools are being designed to provide a more comprehensive and objective way to evaluate structures and performance.  Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) use Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) tools and data, and can provide designers with ways to evaluate objectively their material and assembly choices. As well, innovation in wood products –current and future – can and will provide designers with better ways to both reduce embodied impact and enhance performance during the operational phase of a building. In this session, Wood WORKS! BC Sustainability Co-ordinator Peter Moonen will provide an overview of EPDs and their development using LCA, as well as their burgeoning implications in rating tools, codes and standards. Some EPDs will be also shown.

Mid-rise Construction in BC – Past, Present, Future …

Wood WORKS! BC Technical Advisor Sukh Johal, Dipl. T (Civil) MBA is the host of this new, informative documentary that looks at nuances of wood buildings taller than four storeys within British Columbia. Learn about the historical, current and future development of wood-frame mid-rise construction in B.C. from industry representatives and design professionals.

Emerging Technologies and New Materials: Where is The risk? How do You Manage it?

Sustainable buildings are where emerging technologies and new materials are typically introduced to the design and construction communities. Specification and incorporation of emerging technologies and new materials is likely one of the bigger liability issues today’s architects and engineers will face in their professional lives. Recognizing these risks and properly managing them is crucial to a firm’s long-term success. In this session, Jeff McLellan of BFL Canada Insurance Services Inc. will highlight and evaluate the liability/risk issues with past, current and future areas of concern as well as outline the appropriate course of action that should be taken by all professionals involved with such projects.

This free, three-part presentation takes place Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Ambrosia Centre, 638 Fisgard Street, Victoria. To register, r.s.v.p. to AIBC Vancouver Island Chapter Chair Don Lovell Architect AIBC at donwlovell@gmail.com. Lunch will be provided.

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