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Safety, Efficiency and Sustainability: The New 2012 BC Building Code
The long anticipated 2012 codes are almost here. Both the Province of BC and the City of Vancouver will be making the new BC Building Code and the new Vancouver Building Bylaw available soon. This seminar will focus on the key changes that the construction industry should be aware of. There are several notable changes that affect the fenestration industry in particular.
Murray Frank, Constructive Home Solutions
Best Practice Guide for Replacing Windows and Doors
The task of replacing windows and doors in existing buildings is challenging because most homes are not built with future replacement of these components in mind. The replacement product industry has grappled with this challenge with mixed results, but a new industry guide aims to bring sound building science to the subject and to improve the effectiveness and durability of replacement window and door installations.
Dave Ricketts, RDH Building Envelope and Al Jaugelis, WDMA
Encouraging Glazing Specifiers to Obey the Law
Our built environment is closely linked with our social values. Changing values with respect to energy efficient buildings has become the perfect incubator for exploring the interplay between policy, science and engineering. This presentation examines the challenges that arise when governments enact policies that provoke change in the construction industry.
This presentation summarizes the collaborative efforts of a taskforce comprised of representatives from the GCABC, the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the APEG-BC and the AIBC to implement changes to the complex window industry supply process, from specification all the way through to construction.
The taskforce was responsible for developing a guideline, to be used by all stakeholders involved in designing, specifying, manufacturing and installing glazing products. The goal of the guideline was to establish standardized practices for the design and verification of commercial glazing products, which would ultimately increase compliance with the Act.
Leonard Pianalto, Read Jones Christoffersen
What you should know about fourth surface Low E Glass
"Fourth surface" Low-E coatings can significantly improve the U-value of dual pane glass insulating glass units (IGUs), but concerns have been raised that the improvement in U-value may be accompanied by lowered resistance to condensation. Existing condensation rating systems use a single number to rank or compare products to one another, but what do single number ratings mean in the real world? In this presentation Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) weather data is used to assess condensation risk and to compare the performance of dual pane IGUs with fourth surface coatings with other available options.
Jim Larsen, Director Technical Marketing – Cardinal IG
NAFS-08 and its impact on the commercial and residential fenestration industry
The NAFS-08 standard which will be referenced in the 2012 BC Building Code introduces new performance rating and testing requirements to both the commercial and residential fenestration glazing sectors. Through project specifications, architects and engineers will largely determine the way in which NAFS will affect the commercial glazing sector in B.C. This session will introduce the NAFS rating system and explore how the NAFS standard may affect specifiers, structural engineers, manufacturers and contractors, based on experience with how the standard has been used in commercial and high rise work in the US.
Andy Lang, Morrison Hersfield