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Building Smart seminars, workshops and webinars provide you with best practices and up-to-date Building Code information for the construction and design of homes in B.C. Licensed Residential Builders, contractors, building officials, architects, engineers, trades and others involved in the home building industry can learn about latest research and technology through these practical and informative sessions.
Join our next Building Smart webinar where we examine building and human factor designs to achieve optimal thermal comfort in residential buildings.
Presenter and acknowledged indoor environmental quality expert Robert Bean, R.E.T., P.L. (Eng.) discusses the thermal effects of climate changes onpeople with strategies and tactics for passive cooling for buildings in B.C. climates.
The session will count towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits (2.75 CPD credits) following verifiable attendance for the duration of the webinar.
The cost is $70 (GST included) and participants can choose to attend the online webinar or, join us at the live, Vancouver-based studio presentation. Studio space is limited to 25 attendees.
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Radon basics, testing solutions, cost estimates and mitigation options for new and existing construction are key presentation topics. Canada’s largest community-wide radon testing project in Prince George, BC, and study findings from two BC communities using various mitigation strategies, are showcased. Facilitating homeowner understanding of radon health risks and the steps that can be taken beyond the current BC Building Code are discussed. The certification process for the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program ends the session.
Delivered in collaboration with the BC Lung Association, Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC, and the Building and Safety Standards Branch.
Britt Swoveland, B.A. RadonAware Program & Partnerships, BC Lung Association
Britt oversees research, education, public outreach, partnerships and special projects for the RadonAware program. Britt has participated on community-wide radon testing projects, provincial radon awareness campaigns, and in-field studies to assist in the advancement of provincial Building Code measures for radon protection.
David Innes Radon Environmental Management Corp.
David is an accomplished sales executive for new construction-related technologies. He is a Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) professional in radon measurement and mitigation.
This workshop is eligible for 3.0 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits.
Cost $70 (GST included)
Location of in-person Vancouver seminars:
Brix Studio Suite 102-211 Columbia Street
Webinar attendees login at 8:00 AM
Choose a Date, Time and Location that work for you:
In-person: Monday, September 26, 2016 Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Location: Terrace
In-person: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Location: Cranbrook
In-person: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Location: Vancouver (25 person limit)
In-person: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Location: Vancouver (25 person limit)
Webinar: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Location: Vancouver
Webinar: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Location: Vancouver
The HPO also presents video recordings of some of our past workshop presentations. Check out the links below to watch the webinar of your choice and learn from industry experts on a range of topics of interest to the residential construction sector.
Air and Vapour Barriers
Mid-Rise Wood Buildings in British Columbia
Considerations for Residential Basements and Parkades
Energy Efficiency – Large Residential Buildings
Mitigating Thermal Bridging
Energy Efficiency in New & Retrofit Buildings
Roof System Design and Installation
Best Practices for Window Installation
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