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Building Smart

BC Housing presents and sponsors a number of events to help the residential construction industry be aware of best practices and the social housing sector stay on top of recent innovations and trends.

Building Smart seminars, workshops and webinars provide you with best practices, research and up-to-date building code information for the construction and design of homes in B.C.

Building Smart with Air and Vapour Barriers

This workshop is eligible for 3.0 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
9a.m. to Noon
Cost: $80.00 (including GST)

Attend on location:

Event attendees can join us at 8:30a.m.
The Building Smart presentation begins at 9:00a.m.
Brix Studio, Suite 102 - 211 Columbia Street, Vancouver (35 person limit)

Register for the on location event

Attend online:

Registration deadline 2 p.m., November 20
Webinar attendees can login at 8:00a.m.
The Building Smart presentation begins at 9:00a.m.
Webinar can be viewed on computers, smart phones and mobile devices.

Register for the online webinar

Topics include:

  • The use of air and vapour barriers in single and multi-unit residential buildings.
  • Challenges and options for improving durability, comfort and energy efficiency through effective barrier use.
  • Design and installation considerations for Part 9 and Part 3 buildings.


  • Richard Kadulski is a Vancouver-based architect specializing in healthy, energy-efficient, solar, and climate-sensitive residential design. He is a current member of the National Research Council of Canada Standing Committee on Housing and Small Buildings (Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada). Richard is a trainer offering building industry and general public training. He is the editor of SOLPLAN REVIEW, Canada’s journal of energy conservation, building science and building practice.

  • Lorne Ricketts MASc, P. Eng., is a building science engineer (EIT) with RDH Building Science Inc. in Vancouver. He is actively involved in forensic investigation, building monitoring, new construction and research projects. Lorne recently led a study on the airtightness of large buildings in North America—These results are the basis for updates to provincial and federal energy codes.

Browse our list of past Building Smart video presentations.