Early Bird Price Ending on March 15th

Get 5 Continuing 
Education Units (CEU’s)

Get 5 Continuing 
Education Units (CEU’s)

Agenda

8 AM to 9 AM

Registration

9 AM to 10:30 AM

Conference Opening Remarks

10:45 AM to 11:45 AM (Please select a presentation)

Stéphane Beaulé | SOPREMA Canada

Johanna Hurme | 5468796 Architecture Inc

Vincent Boisvert | SOPREMA Canada

Lorne Ricketts | RDH Building Science

11:45 AM to 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (Please select a presentation)

Trevor Murdock | Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium

Robert Lepage | RDH Building Science

Manny Neves | Hardcore Renos

Steve Archibald | MJM Energy

Joe innocente | SOPREMA Canada

Darren Newhook | SOPREMA Canada

Christian Precht | Precht

2:45 PM to 3:45 PM (Please select a presentation)

Mark J. Hovey | SOPREMA Canada

CHAD MILLS | MCCARTHY'S ROOFING LIMITED

Peter Senez | Senez Consulting Ltd

Robert Barbieri | Multiseal Group

Malcolm Lockhart | SOPREMA Canada

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Panel of Experts

the Building of Tomorrow

Thomas Mueller | Canada Green Building Council

Steven Peck | Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Steven Guilbeault | Cycle Capital Management, Copticom, Government of Canada

JEAN-FRANÇOIS CÔTÉ | SOPREMA Canada

Abstracts

THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT, A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEVOTED TO SOLVING THE CLIMATE CRISIS

9:00 AM TO 10:30 AM

SPEAKER :
AL GORE | FORMER VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Abstract coming soon.

THE FUTURE OF BIOSOURCED AND RECYCLED MATERIALS

10:45 AM TO 11:45 AM

SPEAKER: 
STÉPHANE BEAULÉ | SOPREMA CANADA

Leaders in the construction industry are investing in developing new manufacturing processes, using technologies that will improve building resilience and limit environmental impact. This seminar shows a few examples of new materials that may change the building of tomorrow for the better. 

ADD VIA EDIT

10:45 AM TO 11:45 AM

SPEAKER: 
JOHANNA HURME | 5468796 ARCHITECTURE INC​

It is easy to be skeptical about the narrow definition or field in which design operates in Canada today. Houses for the 1% and the luxury towers shaping the ever-expanding skylines of Canadian metropolises do not meet the growing need for well-built and planned cities, nor do they provide access to carefully considered and designed places for the vast majority of the population. Adopting a holistic approach to sustainability is essential to address this trend, and it goes much deeper than material selection. Creating human-scale, walkable cities that will meet the changing needs of current and future generations involves striking the right balance between environmental and social concerns while satisfying a client’s economic goals. We must approach sustainability as a complex and multifaceted vision for development that results in something qualitatively different – a development “intended to sustain life, the human condition and values, and the balance of the system of nature” (Cesar Nieto, Toward a Holistic Sustainability). As city builders, it is critical that we respond to the challenges of designing in our time and do so across disciplines; conventional solutions, cheaper alternatives and the private sector’s pursuit of profit at the expense of quality and livability have been normalized with great impact. In order to survive in this context, every design decision must be essential and investigate new opportunities—early on and without additional expense. This efficiency of means results in more robust projects that can resist the inevitable value engineering process, to the service of the client and user—and ultimately to the benefit of the architectural outcome for all.

FUTURE CITIES CANADA: LOW CARBON, INCLUSIVE AND FLOURISHING CITIES

10:45 AM TO 11:45 AM

SPEAKER: 
GEOFF CAPE | EVERGREEN

Future Cities Canada is a collaborative platform that harnesses the momentum for change already in progress in cities. It brings together people, ideas, platforms and innovations from across sectors to address two of the most pressing issues of our time: inequality and climate change and the consequential challenges facing cities. With founding partners the McConnell Foundation, TD Bank Group, Evergreen, Maison de l’innovation sociale, and Community Foundations of Canada, and an ever-growing network of partners, this collaboration provides the required infrastructure for us to collectively imagine our future, focusing on four areas of urban innovation: 

  • Capital: How can we develop new ways to align public, private and philanthropic resources to advance inclusive, low-carbon growth?

  • Infrastructure: How can we test and scale new approaches in carbon reduction and resilience planning, forge private-public sector relationships to commercialize clean urban technologies, and build community partnerships to create thriving civic commons?

  • Governance: How can we advance hybrid collaborative governance, foster nimbler cooperation among public sectors, industry and civil society, and grow an evidence base to support city-government innovation?

  • Participation: How can we scale new modes of civic engagement, and build a greater capacity for local governments and communities to participate in problem solving?

The TD Future Cities Centre, a 53,000 square foot revitalized heritage building (which formerly served as the kiln building for the Don Valley Brick Works company in Toronto), is a national hub for Future Cities Canada. The Centre features many green design aspects, including a unique raised cavity floor system for flood and stormwater management, and a geothermal solar exchange system that collects and stores heat for use during the winter months. The Centre is where urban thought leaders and city builders can gather, co-create, test and prototype solutions for building-inclusive, low-carbon cities of the future.

PERFORMANCE OF ROOF INSULATION—INFLUENCE OF DIMENSIONAL STABILITY​

10:45 AM TO 11:45 AM

SPEAKERS:
VINCENT BOISVERT | SOPREMA CANADA
LORNE RICKETTS | RDH BUILDING SCIENCE​ LABORATORIES

All materials have a coefficient of thermal expansion that dictates how much they will expand and contract when the temperature changes. Materials can be tested for dimensional stability, which will indicate the level of permanent deformation they will exhibit after exposure to extreme temperatures. This presentation will review the behaviour of roof insulation when exposed to thermal cycles in conventional roof assemblies.

If poor dimensional stability causes insulation boards to shrink, gaps will be created. What is the impact of these gaps on the thermal performance of the roof? This instability is often transferred to the roof membrane assembly. Will this affect the durability and integrity of the roofing system?

The impact of the type of insulation, membrane, and protection board—as well as their attachment methods—was investigated by exposing roofing system mockups to temperature cycles in a climate chamber. These tests could replicate roof system creasing and ridging as observed in the field. Hypotheses regarding the causes of these issues will be discussed.

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON BUILDING DESIGN AND ADAPTATION

1:30 PM TO 2:30 PM

SPEAKERS: 
TREVOR MURDOCK | PACIFIC CLIMATE IMPACTS CONSORTIUM
ROBERT LEPAGE | RDH BUILDING SCIENCE LABORATORIES

Climate change is our new reality and we are now in the realm of having to actively adapt to changing climate loads. So why are we designing our buildings to the climate standards from the past 30 years when our buildings’ service lives are designed for the next 50 plus years? What future climates can we anticipate? What can we do to ensure our existing and new buildings can adapt and perform under these shifting climate loads? Trevor Murdock, of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, will discuss the latest climate science and provide some insight into the future climates to be experienced in the Pacific Northwest. Thereafter, Robert Lepage of RDH Building Science, Inc. will discuss various high-level climate change concepts through a building science perspective.

MAKING A WALL ASSEMBLY MORE SUSTAINABLE

1:30 PM TO 2:30 PM

SPEAKERS: 
MANNY NEVES | HARDCORE RENOS
STEVE ARCHIBALD | MJM ENERGY
JOE INNOCENTE | SOPREMA CANADA
DARREN NEWHOOK | SOPREMA CANADA

Walls have never been more complex to design for total efficiency and sustainability. These testimonials and projects will show how we take air, sound and insulation control layers to the next level.

THE NEXT ONE TENTH OF A SECOND

1:30 PM TO 2:30 PM

SPEAKER: 
CHRISTIAN PRECHT | PRECHT

Our generation will shape the next 50 years of our environment. Every era and every generation have their own challenges. But I would argue that the challenges for our generation are the biggest ones humanity has ever faced. Architects and designers need to play an important part in solving these issues, because we have a unique set of skills to do so.

In my lecture, I will talk about some of these problems, reflect on the past of design, and try to provide some pathways to build a better tomorrow.

COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH BIOMIMICRY IN ARCHITECTURE​

1:30 PM TO 2:30 PM

SPEAKER: 
JAMIE DWYER | BIOMIMICRY 3.8

Flooding, erosion, forest fires or crazy seasonal weather? Find out how biomimicry uses the Genius of Place and Ecological Performance Standards to create built spaces that survive like a healthy ecosystem. Imagine buildings that function like the local coastal plain ecosystems, providing clean water, clean air and a healthy environment. Nature serves as inspiration for the design community as we address systemic issues of climate change, urbanization and natural disasters.

HOW TO ADAPT YOUR BUILDING TO THE GROUND CONDITIONS

2:45 PM TO 3:45 PM

SPEAKER : TBC

Abstract coming soon.

TACKLING THE CONSTRUCTION LABOUR SHORTAGE

STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS A PERENNIAL PROBLEM​

2:45 PM TO 3:45 PM

SPEAKERS : 
MARK J. HOVEY | SOPREMA CANADA
CHAD MILLS | MCCARTHY’S ROOFING LIMITED

Year after year, the labour shortage ranks as one of the top issues in the roofing industry. It seems that finding qualified workers continues to be a concern for nearly every roofing company. This conference will give you some strategies to overcome this problem, as well as a few tools to help reduce the labour required to get the job done.

MANAGING FEAR AND RISK WITH FOAMED PLASTIC IN BUILDINGS

2:45 PM TO 3:45 PM

SPEAKER : 
PETER SENEZ | SENEZ CONSULTING LTD

Numerous international incidents involving cladding and insulating materials are causing the global fire engineering industry to weigh the traditional approach to addressing fire performance of buildings. In Canada, the foundation of the codes defining buildings as either “combustible” or “noncombustible” tends to dichotomize the “on/off” mindset with respect to the use of combustible materials in buildings required to be noncombustible. However, the Canadian codes long ago identified the intention to allow for innovative products and solutions. Based on substantial Canadian research, the codes have actually formed the foundation for hybrid construction, and a practical departure from the “on/off” mindset. This presentation will explore the risk context for the use of combustible exterior wall materials with a focus on identifying current and potential future performance approaches for hybrid construction in buildings. 

LONGEVITY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING INFRASTRUCTURES

2:45 PM TO 3:45 PM

SPEAKERS :
ROBERT BARBIERI | MULTISEAL GROUP
MALCOLM LOCKHART | SOPREMA CANADA

From a sustainable perspective, how can we make sure that our civil engineering structures last longer? What are the latest technologies available? A number of case studies (such as the Champlain Bridge in Montréal, the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee in the U.S., and the Langwieser Viaduct in Switzerland) will be featured during this presentation.

Panel of Experts

the Building of Tomorrow

4:00 PM TO 5:00 PM

SPEAKERS : 
THOMAS MUELLER | CANADA GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
STEVEN PECK | GREEN ROOFS FOR HEALTHY CITIES
STEVEN GUILBEAULT | CYCLE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, COPTICOM, GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
JEAN-FRANÇOIS CÔTÉ | SOPREMA CANADA

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