Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
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BraeBen Golf Club 
5700 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, ON L5V2W2

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Betty Quan
RCI Ontario Chapter
416-499-4000 EXT 4119 


RCI Ontario Chapter Breakfast Seminar
BraeBen Golf Club
5700 Terry Fox Way, Mississauga

High Performance Building Envelope:
Application and use of air and water barriers

2 CEHs
Webinar Also Available


RCI member price $65 + HST
Non-member price $85 + HST
RCI member webinar* price $65 + HST
Non-member webinar*  price $85 + HST
*Webinar link will be emailed to you a few days prior to the event

RCI Member Table Top Display $250 
Non-member Table Top Display $300 

8:00 AM Registration
8:15 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Presentation

Presentation 1

This session is designed for architects and other design and construction professionals interested in increasing their knowledge of the application and use of air barriers in the building envelopes of commercial and multi-family residential buildings. Researchers, architects and code writers have shown that attention to specific details in both new and retrofitted envelopes result in better performing buildings with better comfort and long durability as well as lower energy consumption.

Air leakage through the building envelope is silent, invisible and cunning. It causes numerous building envelope problems including wetting of cavity materials, spalling of masonry, premature corrosion of metals, blistering of paint, icicles, staining of contraction. Continuity is important but strength is even more important.

In buildings, the air barrier system must be designed, and specified on plans. It has specific performance criteria and specific material requirements.


  • How better building envelope can reduce energy demand on heating and cooling and reduce energy
  • The significance of each part of the building envelope relative to the efficient operation
  • What problems can occur with the lack of compartmentalization and/or decoupling between floors in buildings over 3 stories
  • Discover the materials and methodology used in air sealing commercial and low to high rise multi-family buildings.

 Speaker: Steven Tratt

Steve has over 26 years of experience in the building envelope air barrier industry, including expertise in air leakage testing and weatherization materials. He has worked extensively in the custom design of building science solutions for the education, healthcare, commercial and government markets. His material expertise includes two component polyurethane foam insulating air sealants, door and window weatherstripping, fire stopping systems and air tightness testing equipment. Steve has trained building envelope retrofit contractors in both Canada and The United States and has made numerous presentations to a wide variety of trade associations. Currently Steve is involved in organizing and presenting air barrier seminars for architects and engineers throughout Canada and the United States.


Presentation 2

Air & Water Barriers: How to Specify, Detail, Construct and Inspect for Success

 A successful installation of air & water barrier membranes starts with a solid understanding of how to properly specify and detail, install and lastly inspect the membrane. This presentation will follow these three essential steps and will cover both technical considerations and practical solutions to common problems: physical properties and new test methods or standards. Air leakage testing is not the only consideration when choosing a membrane. We will review other important physicals properties beyond air leakage designers should consider when making product selections; how to specify and incorporate physical properties, test methods and general conditions into a specification to ensure a proper product selection and installation; and will involve application of product, how to prepare the substrate, install membrane correctly, what to look for during an inspection, and best remedies to fix common mistakes.

Speaker: Michael Hooper:,
Building Science Representative at Henry Company Canada Inc.BAT, MBSc. Candidate

Michael Hooper joined Henry Company in the spring of 2016 as a Building Science Representative after working in the project management field for several years. He graduated from the Construction Science and Management program at George Brown College and is currently finishing his Master of Building Science at Ryerson University. Michael provides technical assistance and educates in the design and application of Henry Building Envelope Systems to the architectural, consulting and engineering communities.


Cancellation Policy
Refunds will be issued up to two weeks prior to the event and a $25 administrative fee will apply.  After that time, no refunds will be permitted.
“No Shows” will not receive a refund.  Substitutions are permitted.