NEW DATE! Making the Links: A Holistic Approach to Improving Air Tightness

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Kimberley Conference Centre, Ballroom

301 North Star Blvd

Kimberley, BC V1A 3E9

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Making the Links: A Holistic Approach to Improving Airtightness

Instructor Hamid Heidarali P.Eng, of HDB http://www.hamiddesignbuild.com/


Workshop Overview

One day only, this workshop takes the all of the practical, holistic information that Hamid has taught us about walls, glazing, roof and below grade assemblies and shows how to property integrate them into one seamless system, focussing on achieving a continuous air barrier and air tightness. Supported by a wide array of mobile building envelope assemblies, the workshop will showcase various methods of improving air tightness of wood, concrete, and steel-framed buildings. Furthermore, it will explore how the presented methods will impact moisture management, energy efficiency, and thermal comfort and their relationship to long-term durability and adaptability to future repair/renovation.

With the focus on delivering hands-on and interactive learning, this workshop will prepare the industry for the adoption of BC Energy Step Code.

This workshop qualifies for 8 CPD points from BC Housing for licensed builders.

Workshop Format

The format is highly interactive and collaborative, with various brainstorming sessions and group works in order to create a vibrant and energetic session. Supported by more than twenty mobile assemblies as well as a wide range of air barrier products and systems, the presentation showcases various interesting case studies, photographs, and a wide range of 3D drawings specifically tailored for this workshop.

The workshop will explore:

  • A wide-range of solutions toward improving air tightness of the building envelope of wood, concrete, and steel framed buildings (including above grade and below grade assemblies), along with highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each solution.
  • Air barrier selection process with the focus on improving thermal comfort, energy efficiency, moisture management, and long-term performance.
  • Effective air barrier detailing at the intersection between building envelope assemblies as well as around penetrations.


Early bird and group pricing discounts apply until Monday September 23rd.

We believe that every employee in your organization can benefit from this training, from labourers, to owners, to journeymen, to sub-trade contractors. To encourage broad participation from within your businesses, we are offering early bird group pricing to organizations that enroll more than one employee. Please choose the ticket type that best suits your needs.


Agenda

7:45 AM Registration and continental breakfast.

8:00 AM BC Energy Step Code: local context and update- Community Energy Association

8:15 AM Why a holistic approach to energy performance is critical in relation to airtightness; review of case-study projects highlighting durable air barrier approaches

10:00 AM BREAK

10:15 AM Continue the review of case-study projects highlighting durable air barrier approaches

12:00 PM LUNCH

12:30 PM Exploration of a wide-range of mobile wall and roof assemblies, and the air barrier continuity between them.

2:30 PM BREAK

2:45 PM Group work: Participants are divided into groups, and are asked to develop building envelope sketches and then present to the rest of the groups.

4:45 PM Review & Closing Remarks- Community Energy Association

5:00 PM END


About the Instructor

Hamid Heidarali is passionate about high performance, durable buildings that minimize their impact on the environment, while providing a superior experience for their occupants. Over the last 15 years he has consulted on building science on a wide range of construction projects in Canada. He delivers his dynamic teaching style to Masters Students in Building Envelope courses as part of the Building Science Graduate Program at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), and also presents regularly to construction professionals.

Hamid holds Professional Engineering designation (P.Eng) in Ontario and British Columbia, a LEED Accredited Professional in Canada, and a certified Passive House Tradesperson through Germany. He received his Master of Engineering in Building Science and Construction Management, and his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Hamid is a Principal at Hamid Design Build (HDB), a Building Science consulting firm, offering services with the focus on improving energy efficiency, moisture management, durability, and thermal comfort.


Acknowledgements

Building a Legacy is an initiative facilitated by the RDEK Community Energy Manager enabled by the Community Energy Association with additional funding from BC Hydro and Columbia Basin Trust. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of BC Housing through the Building Excellence Research & Education Grants Program.


Further Information

For more information contact Gaëtane Carignan, Community Energy Manager, at gcarignan@communityenergy.bc.ca or (250) 469-6783 ext 712.

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Kimberley Conference Centre, Ballroom

301 North Star Blvd

Kimberley, BC V1A 3E9

Canada

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