RDH Building Engineering Ltd.

Energy Modeller’s Workshop

Over the coming year, the City of Vancouver will be hosting a series of workshops, facilitated by RDH Building Engineering Ltd., bringing together the energy modelling community to discuss current issues within the industry. Those with a background in energy modelling are invited to attend the first of four planned workshops, which will focus on high-level questions including determining whether the modelling community can help the city develop standard guidelines that will produce consistent, predicted energy use intensity (EUI) between different modellers. Coordinated with the Canada Green Building Council National Conference, this event takes place Thursday, June 6, 2013, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Convention Centre East, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver. After the session, participants will be invited to stay for a complimentary light meal and networking. Advance registration is required. Please r.s.v.p. by Monday, June 3, 2013 to learn@rdhbe.com.

2 Core LUs

University of British Columbia Centre for Sustainability

Energy Modelling Processes And Methodology For The Built Environment

Professional energy modeling for buildings requires an understanding of how to model in uncertain environments (such as buildings under design) as well as knowledge of software tools and techniques to create energy models. In this hands-on, computer-based 18-hour workshop, participants will learn the methodology of using energy modelling as a design tool while gaining practical experience using various modeling technologies for the built environment. Develop your understanding of energy inputs, including how to ask the right kinds of questions, perform parametric analysis, interpret results, and effectively communicate your findings. This course is designed for professionals working in the built environment – architects, engineers, cost accountants, consultants and project managers – as well as those seeking a career in energy modeling. It will enable participants to effectively use energy as a construct for building design and development. This four-session course takes place over two Thursdays (6:30 – 9:30 p.m.) and two Saturdays (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) from June 6 to June 15, 2013 at UBC Robson Square, 800 Granville Street, Vancouver. For more information and to register, click here.

18 Core LUs

Construction Specifications Canada – Vancouver Island Chapter

Fall Protection: What to Know and What Not to Miss

In this presentation, Dan Weber P.Eng LEED-AP (BD+C) of Read Jones Christoffersen Consulting Engineers will discuss the basic requirements of fall protection design and ongoing certification in British Columbia. Learn when is the most opportune time to incorporate anchor layouts and design into new buildings, and how to most efficiently provide anchor systems to existing buildings that have none. Included will be a discussion on best practices, testing requirements and some examples of what to do … and what might best be avoided. It takes place Thursday, June 13, 2013, 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. at the Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites, 345 Quebec Street, Victoria. Lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, click here.

1 Core LU

British Columbia Building Envelope Council

Hazardous Materials in Construction

WorkSafeBC regulations require that before any demolition or maintenance work is conducted, a qualified person must inspect the site and identify any Hazardous Building Materials (HBM), then safely contain or remove all HBMs potentially impacted by the work. Regulations governing the transportation of dangerous goods regulations, as well as provincial environmental regulations, further govern the transport and disposal of such hazardous materials. In this presentation, Jim Bagley MCIOB, of Levelton Consultants Ltd., will provide an overview of hazardous materials in buildings including: asbestos, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls, mercury, ozone depleting substances, mould and microbial growth, and crystalline silica. Learn about how these materials are used and can be found in buildings, their health effects, and the regulatory framework for each of them. It takes place Thursday, June 30, 2013, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Society, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver. Lunch will be provided. Register online here.

1 Core LU

Green Roof & Wall Awards of Excellence

The 2013 Green Roof and Wall Awards of Excellence is now open to submissions. Each year, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities recognizes integrated design and installation excellence through this award program. It also honours outstanding contributions to the industry in research and policy. This year’s awards will be presented on October 25, 2013 as part of the CitiesAlive: 11th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference in San Francisco.  Entries are due by June 20, 2013. Click here for more information.

Architecture at MOA

The University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology invites you to “Elements of a Transcendent Quest in Architecture: Nature, Culture and Spirituality in Architecture”, a lecture by award-winning architect Iranian Nader Ardalan. This event is part of The Hassan and Nezhat Khosrowshahi Lecture Series, a component of the MOA’s Safar Voyage program which examines contemporary works by Arab, Iranian and Turkish artists. It takes place Sunday, June 2, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at the MOA, Admission is free with museum admission. For additional information on the MOA and the Safar Voyage public programs and events, visit www.moa.ubc.ca.