Thursday May 30, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
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Corporate Event Centre at CHSI
5110 Creekbank Road 
Mississauga ON L4W 0A1

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Betty Quan 
RCI Ontario Chapter 
416-499-4000 x4119 

RCI Ontario Chapter

Breakfast Seminar


High Performance Enclosures


 Guidelines for Commissioning and Certifying the Resiliency of Roofs Subjected to Extreme Weather Events


May 30, 2019


2 CEHs

8:00 am Registration
8:15 am Breakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 am Presentations


RCI Members: $65 + HST
Non-Members: $85 + HST

RCI Members for Webinar: $65 + HST
Non-Members for Webinar: $85 + HST
*The Webinar link will be emailed to you a few days before the event.

Member Table Top Display: $250
Non Member Table Top Display: $300 


Presentation #1

High Performance Enclosures

The importance of having High Performance Enclosures in heating climates to minimize problems resulting from air, vapour and heat movement through the wall assembly.  The presentation will stress the importance of designing enclosures that will minimize vapour and condensation ingress so that they will perform as designed.

Speaker: Pravin Pai

Pravin worked with local and international Architectural and Consulting Engineering firms as a Senior Engineer for fifteen years. He has been actively involved in building envelope, property condition assessment, restoration, and rehabilitation of structures with the Building Envelope group at Stephenson Engineering.  His areas of expertise include: investigation, failure analysis, design and specification preparation, peer review, material selection, thermal and moisture management analysis, contract administration, and field review for building envelope restoration and new construction projects.  During his career in the construction industry, Pravin has developed a wealth of experience investigating, assessing, designing and administering construction projects related to building envelopes. Additionally, Pravin has performed numerous Property Condition Assessments over last seven years.


Presentation #2

Guidelines for Commissioning and Certifying the Resiliency of Roofs Subjected to Extreme Weather Events

Climate adaptation of roof envelopes depends mainly on three key factors: design, evaluation and installation.  As part of NRC’s information gathering for climate adaptation, a consultation was held with the North American roofing community in December 2016 that included designers, manufacturers and installers. Inputs were obtained from the 45 participants related to climate adaptation technologies for roofing and insulation. This process identified the lack of guidelines for the assessment of roof capacity as a priority area for climate adaptation. In other words, no comprehensive guidelines exist either to assess the capacity of existing roofs after major weather events, or to validate the designed capacity of newly installed roofs. This project aims to develop guidelines for commissioning and certifying the resiliency of commercial roofs subjected to extreme weather events.

The major outcome of the current project is being incorporated into the performance-based standard, entitled Performance Requirements for Climate Resilient Low Slope Membrane Roofing Systems, provides requirements for climate adaptation that are applicable to climatic zones classified as “moderate” and “severe”, as outlined in the standard, for respective climatic loads. As such, the standard will provide information to the roofing community on how to design, evaluate and certify quality installation climate resilient roofing to ensure that Canadian roofing can withstand future climatic events.

Speaker: Bas Baskaran

Dr. Baskaran is a Group Leader at the National Research Council of Canada. At the NRC, he is researching the wind effects on building envelopes through experiments and computer modeling.  As adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa, he supervises graduate students.  As a professional engineer, he is a member of Roofing Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI), RCI Inc., ASCE, SPRI, ICBEST, and CIB technical committees. He is a Research advisor to various Task Group of the National Building Code of Canada and member of the wind load committee of American Society of Civil Engineers. He has authored and /or co-authored over 200 research articles and received over 25 awards, including Frank Lander award from Canadian Roofing Contractors Association and Carl Cash Award from ASTM. Dr. Baskaran was recognized by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with Diamond Jubilee medal for his contribution to the fellow Canadians.

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.