Building Smart - Building Envelope Guide for Houses
Part 9 residential home construction is evolving, and the BC Housing Building Envelope Guide for Houses has now been updated to reflect many new and expanded industry methods. These additions have been carefully developed to reflect proven techniques, and high-performance assemblies that support the advances in energy efficiency, seismic provisions and a new, complete section on Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) construction for houses.
The focus of this expanded guide is to ensure that all detailed, 3D, step-by-step instructions are consistent with the standards of the industry vetting committee; this includes professional engineers, architects, applied scientists and technologists, building officials, the Canadian Wood Council, the Concrete Industry, the Province of BC, BC Housing and others. New for this guide are full, 2D section details of each of the new methods.
Enjoy this engaging session presented by one of the guide’s authors. Murray will provide a thorough review of the guide with a focus on the revisions and changes that have evolved a result of two major code changes, and the addition of the Step Code for energy efficiency in homes.
Murray Frank – Building Science Specialist, Constructive Home Solutions Inc.
Murray is a recognized Building Science Specialist, and one of the authors of the guide. He has been instrumental in developing an understanding of moisture problems, energy performance and sustainability as they relate to single family and multi-unit residential buildings.
Douglas J. Bennion – ICF BIO, Building Science and Code Compliance Specialist
With his Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) construction, testing and training experience, Douglas demonstrates both proven techniques as well as the latest developments in ICFs to builders around the world. He has 40 years of experience in the concrete construction industry and currently serves as the Building Science and Code Compliance specialist for an international group of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) building products manufacturers.
Peter Moonen – Technical Manager, Wood WORKS! BC
For over 30 years, Peter has focused on issues and projects for local government, educational institutions and others. His work supports industry associations, expert marketing groups, and provincial and federal government departments including Canada’s Corps of Trade Commissioner. Peter regularly presents on achieving greater sustainability, durability and the appropriate use of wood in Asia, Europe and throughout North America.
211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC, V6A 2R5