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The Buildings Show: Roofing & Building Envelope Commissioning
December 4, 2019 at 8:00 am - December 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm UTC-5
The Buildings Show is back for another year in Toronto! As North America’s largest event for products, services, educational programming and professional networking. The 2019 show will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on December 4-6, 2019.
Session Overview: Roofing – It’s All In the Details
Achieving certification to Zero Carbon or Passive House can be a daunting task. The relative impact of thermal bridging and envelope transitions is amplified in low energy buildings and particularly challenging to resolve in retrofit conditions. The presentation will discuss the careful integration needed amongst architectural design, energy modelling, envelope design, and mechanical design. Practical examples of construction phase challenges and solutions will be explored. Case studies include Humber College Nx Building, Canada’s first retrofit ZCB.
This session will be presented by Steve Murray, Senior Building Science Consultant, on Wednesday, December 4 at 2:30 pm.
Session Overview: Building Envelope Commissioning – Reduce Risk, Increase Quality
The building envelope is a passive, but critical combination of systems affecting a building’s energy use, aesthetics, character, and is the primary protector for building durability and occupant comfort. Achieving a proper balance between an owners requirements and the complications of a new build or major renovation requires understanding of the owner’s needs and local evolving climate, while meeting Building Code, constructability requirements, and expected building envelope performance. Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx) is a quality assurance process designed to ensure that the building envelope meets the needs of the owner. This presentation will give an overview of the BECx process and will include project examples to illustrate the concepts.
This session will be presented by Peter Adams, Senior Building Science Engineer, on Thursday, December 5 at 9 am.