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Building Smart with Insulating Walls and Roofs

Building Smart with Insulating Walls and Roofs

Thursday, May 16, 2019
9 am - 12 pm

Available online or in person:


How do you attach cladding over exterior insulation? Do unvented roofs work? Is spray foam the solution?

Join the authors of BC Housing’s guide to R22+ effective walls and guide to R30+ effective roofs for a morning of learning about how to insulate wood-frame walls and roofs.

Presenters will discuss methods for building higher R-value assemblies to provide attendees with the information necessary to meet increasingly stringent energy code requirements. The presentation will focus on wood-frame assemblies for low-rise detached and semi-detached homes, row-houses/townhomes, and multi-unit residential buildings up to six storeys.

This event is being held in collaboration with Building and Safety Standards Branch, RCABC, City of Vancouver, City of New Westminster, City of North Vancouver, Canadian Wood Council, AIBC, ASTTBC, and CHBA BC.

About the presenters

Lorne Ricketts, MASc, P.Eng. is a Principal and Building Science Specialist with RDH Building Science Inc. and specializes in new construction, investigation, research, and education projects. Recently, Lorne co-led the development of the Illustrated Guide to R30+ Effective Vaulted & Flat Roofs in Residential Construction. He was also the lead author for the Illustrated Guide to R22+ Effective Walls in Residential Construction.

James Higgins, Building Science Technologist works across several groups at RDH, from research and investigation in the Building Science Labs division, to building enclosure design and construction field review in the New Buildings division. James has co-led several of BC Housing’s Illustrated Guides, including the Illustrated Guide to R30+ Effective Vaulted & Flat Roofs in Residential Construction.


Location Details

Brix Studio
211 Columbia St #102
Vancouver, BC V6A 2R5

Contact Information

Contact Name: Research Centre
Phone: 604-439-4135