Sustainable Design Solutions: Building Envelope & Interior Finish

Event infos

Registration7:45 am
Program end4:30 pm
Credits earned7 OAQ Structured LU
7 AAA Structured LU (Alberta)
7 AIBC Core LU (British Columbia)
7 Valid for US State License​

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

Use of Snow Retention Devices: Science or Science Fiction ?

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Discover the art and science of snow control and its effects, such as snow migration on rooftops of structures. Learn about the common myths and misperceptions regarding snow retention, as well as the do's and don'ts of retention devices, product selection, and site specifics.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MRIL1410 | USGBC# 0920007661
  • Presented by: S-5! Metal Roof Innovations, Ltd.
  • Presenter: Dave Kowch
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Making Sense of Sealants

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Participants will learn about the different families of sealants and how to choose the correct product for each application. We will discuss the effect of UV light on sealants and the difference between structural or non structural silicon sealant. And finally, the importance of surface preparation before sealing joints.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# ADFAST-001 | USGBC# 0920010342
  • Presented by: Adfast
  • Presenter: Nicolas Choquet
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am

Moisture in Concrete

10:15 am - 11:15 am

This program addresses the many sources of moisture in concrete, reviews the available methods for evaluating moisture emissions, how moisture affects concrete and flooring, how to prevent costly moisture-related floor covering failures and remediation options. It also includes correct placement of vapor barriers, curing times for concrete, modes of water movement through concrete, and flooring manufacturer recommended moisture levels for floor covering.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AEC003 | USGBC# 0920008854
  • Presented by: Ardex Americas
  • Presenter: Claude David
  • Biography:
11:15 am

ADA and ANSI A117.1 Design Standards for Vertical Platform Lifts and Limited Use-Limited Application Elevators - AIASAV202

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

ADA and ANSI A117.1 Design Standards for Platform Lifts and Limited Use/Limited Application Elevators

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AIASAV202 | USGBC# 920010271
  • Presented by: Savaria
  • Presenter: Roxanne Roy
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Sintered Compact Surfaces for Building Facades

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Materials used on building facades need to withstand many things, including water, wind, sunlight, and sometimes severe weather conditions. They also need to hold up to the effects of people who may inadvertently or even intentionally cause damage. Choosing a material to use for a facade is certainly influenced by the ability to hold up over time under all of these conditions. It is also influenced by the available size and weight, not to mention the appearance, of the material. Being able to install it in a manner that is efficient and cost effective usually rounds out the criteria for selecting a building material for building facades. Not surprisingly, there are number of different materials that have been available to select from, some of which have been around a long time, and others that are relatively new. There is one new product category that will be the focus of this course, namely sintered compact surfaces, which have been born in the last decade. As it is becoming better known, it is becoming more popular in the United States and Canada thanks to its ability to provide superior long-term performance for basically the same cost as other common facade cladding products. Sintered compact surfaces today are finding their way into curtain walls, rainscreens, siding applications, and other common wall systems for both residential and commercial buildings.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AIACE4012016 | USGBC# 0920015352
  • Presented by: The Size Surfaces USA
  • Presenter: Marcel Cormier
  • Biography:
2:15 pm

Semi-underground waste management solution

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Solid Waste & Recycling – The Semi-Underground Advantage For the past 24-years, semi-underground containers for solid waste & recycling collection have shifted the paradigm of traditional waste and recycling systems around the world. This course focuses on the many advantages of semi-underground collection, and the benefits that they bring from a site design perspective. We will focus on the key value features of appearance, convenience, and capacity. We will further elaborate on how these key features can increase your available building space, allow for additional parking amenities, create better traffic flow, and allow for more landscaping opportunities, all while creating a more useable and safer waste and recycling collection system. And did we mention that semi-underground systems can contribute to your LEED designation while lowering your capital and operating costs?

  • Credit type: LU
  • AIA# | USGBC# 0920008855
  • Presented by: Molok North America Ltd.
  • Presenter: Jacques Hebert
  • Biography:
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Toits verts : une strategie durable

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Les participants apprendront les considerations de conception et les normes relatives aux toits verts. Ils pourront : 1. Definir les differents types de toits verts. 2. Comprendre les avantages environnementaux, techniques et proprietaire / occupant des toits verts. 3. Identifier les composants d'un assemblage de toit vert.

  • Credit type: LU
  • AIA# | USGBC#
  • Presented by: American Hydrotech / Hydrotech Membrane Corporation
  • Presenter: Denis Gingras,
  • Biography:
4:30 pm

End of Program

*This Agenda is final but is subject to updates, additions and changes.

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