Preliminary Program

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Wednesday, October 26/22

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Foyer

Registration open

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | 

Welcome Reception 

 

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Thursday, October 27/22

7:15 am – 4:00 pm | Foyer

Registration open

7:15 am – 8:35 am | Room: Eastwood

Breakfast on Tradeshow Floor

8:35 am – 9:45 am | Room: Sinatra

Opening Remarks / Keynote

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Peter Halsall, P.Eng., M.A.Sc.

Keynote Speaker
 

10:00 am – 10:30 am | Room: Eastwood

Break on Tradeshow Floor

10:30 am - 11:50 am | Room: Taylor Hall | Session Chair: Hua Ge

Moisture Management in Buildings

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Adam Thompson
Synergy Partners

Controlling Moisture-Induced Failures with Engineered Hardwood Flooring

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Christopher McConnell
EXP

Lessons Learned - Moisture Ingress Protective Waterproofing Systems

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Stefan Nespoli
Edison Engineers

The Rotten Details: Protecting Wood-Framed Structures from Rainwater and Rot

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Shawna Smigelski
Edison Engineers

The Rotten Details: Protecting Wood-Framed Structures From Rainwater And Rot
 

10:30 am - 11:50 am | Room: Monroe Hall | Session Chair: Paul Pasqualini

Hygrothermal performance evaluation

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Jieying Wang
FP Innovations

Hygrothermal Performance Testing of R22+ Wood-frame walls in the Vancouver Climate

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Janette Meyrick
WSP

Assessing Impacts of Thermal Upgrades on Mass Masonry Walls: A Tool Kit for the Hygrothermal Analyst

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Cameron Wynn
WSP

Assessing Impacts of Thermal Upgrades on Mass Masonry Walls: A Tool Kit for the Hygrothermal Analyst

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Rafael Wildson Costa Sousa
Hutchinson Contracting Ltd.

Hygrothermal Performance of the Modified Hempcrete in the Canadian Climate

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Randy Van Straatem
Building Enclosure Labs Inc.

Hygrothermal Models for Heavy Wall Retrofits Assessments to Masonry Material Properties
 

10:30 am - 11:50 am | Room: Sinatra | Session Chair: Jerry Genge

Building Performance Standards

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Brandon Gemme

RJC Engineers

Comparison of North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) and Passive House  Window Requirements

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Stephen MacDougall
Brown & Beattie

Should we question the reparability of new buildings?
 

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Ibrahim Huseen
BASF

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Michael Pace 
Building Resource

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Gary Chu
BASF

 
Finding the Right Insulation for Your Project: Meet more stringent energy codes and sustainability requirements

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm - Tradeshow Floor

Lunch on Tradeshow Floor

1:20 pm - 2:30 pm | Room: Taylor Hall | Session Chair: Leslie Peer

Building Material Performance

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Dorothy Johns
Toronto Metropolitan University

Is CLT a Viable Construction Material?

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Yash Vyas
Toronto Metropolitan University

Is CLT a Viable Construction Material?

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Mike Rekker
Tacoma Engineers

Column corrosion and humid environments

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Mark Carver
Canada

Vacuum-insulated Wood-framed Walls - How do they Measure Up?
 

1:20 pm - 2:30 pm | Room: Monroe Hall | Session Chair: Burak Gunay

Building Performance Modelling

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Kirtan Brar Singh
University of Toronto

Passive House and EnerPHit Multi-unit Simulation Tool Comparison

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Ivan Lee
Morrison Hershfield

The Role of Thermal and Hygrothermal Modelling in Deep Energy Retrofit of Heritage Buildings

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Daryl Kruger
RWDI

Moisture Migration Analysis
 

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1:20 pm - 2:30 pm | Room: Sinatra | Session Chair: Rachel Smith

Glazing and Glazed envelopes

 

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Jordan Swail
RJC Engineers

Energy Efficient Glazing Retrofits for Office Towers

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Alexander Hayes
National Research Council Canada

Literature review on current vacuum insulated glazing technology

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Anik Teasdale-St-Hilaire
Morrison Hershfield Ltd.

Quality in Fenestration Systems: An Alphabet Soup of Compliance Standards is not Enough
 

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm | Room: Eastwood

Break on Tradeshow Floor

3:00 pm - 3 | Room: Taylor Hall | Session Chair: Maria Parra

Resilient Building Design

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Mohammad Fakoor
RJC Engineers

Resilient Building Design for Projected Morphed Climate Data

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Alexander Janusz
RDH Building Science

Cool Your Jets - Night ventilation and Thermal Mass to Temper Cooling Loads

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Amir Vaziri
Metro Testing + Engineering Ltd

Urban densities on Building Energy Consumption and Indoor Temperature
 

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Room: Monroe Hall | Session Chair: Costa Kapsis

Thermal Bridging Analysis

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Mark Hagel
Alberta Masonry Council

Interpolation techniques for the prediction of clear wall and linear transmittance factors in Block wall systems

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Jean-François Côté
Soprema

Progressive Strategies for improving the thermal performance of Exterior wall Assemblies

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Alexander Hayes
National Research Council Canada

Investigating the thermal transmittance of an assembly where thermal bridges are in close proximity
 

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Room: Eastwood

Reception on Tradeshow Floor

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Room: Sinatra  

Conference Dinner

(separate Ticketed Event) 

 

 

Friday, October 28, 2022

7:15 am – 3:00 pm | Foyer

Registration Desk Open

7:15 am – 8:45 am | Room: Sinatra

Breakfast

7:50 am – 8:20 am | Room: Sinatra

OBEC AGM

8:20 am - 8:25 am | Room: Sinatra

Day 2 Welcome Remarks

8:25 am - 8:55 am | Room: Sinatra

Forensic Engineering for Facades – A Study of Cladding Failures in New Zealand Schools

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Brian Hubbs
RDH Building Science

 

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Room: Taylor Hall | Session Chair: Bomani Khemet

Evaluating building air tightness

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Lorne Ricketts
RDH Building Science

Airtightness and Water Penetration Resistance of Exterior Insulated Wall Assemblies

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Itzel Lopez-Carreon
National Research Council Canada

Air Leakage Performance of a Silicone-based Air Barrier System

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Bomani Khemet
University of Toronto

Quantifying Enclosure Airtightness performance in restored historic institutional buildings
 

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Room: Monroe Hall | Session Chair: Sarah Gray

Building Retrofits

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Mohammad Fakoor
RJC Engineers

Next-Generation Deep Energy Retrofit Strategies for Future Warmer Climate

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Mark Carver
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Enclosure Design of a Prefabricated Net-Zero Energy Townhouse Retrofit

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Rob Wood
C3 Specialty Glazing Solutions

Reimagination of 400 University and 60 Bloor: Overcladding Retrofit Case Studies
 

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Room: Sinatra | Session Chair: Peter Adams

High Performance Envelope Design

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David Wach
AMS - Architectural & Metal Systems

Improve Ventilation Drying of Internally Insulated Masonry Walls

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Roberto Chiotti
Larkin Architect

Towards Achieving Net Zero Energy - Lessons Learned from St. Benedict's Church

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Patrick Roppel
Evoke Buildings Engineering Inc.

Impact of Solar Reflectance of Glazing Adjacent Roofs
 

10:00 am - 10:40 am | Room: Eastwood

Break on Tradeshow Floor

10:40 am - 12:00 pm | Room: Sinatra | Session Chair: Helen Stopps

MURBs

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Abdelaziz Laouadi
National Research Council Canada

Analysis of Summertime Overheating in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

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Maddy Kennedy-Parrott
RJC Engineers

Mitigating Overheating Risk: Assessing Solar Control Options in High Rise Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

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Kelsey Eakin
University of Toronto

Investigating the Energy Performance Impact of Post-War Multi-unit Residential Building Retrofits

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Helen Stopps
Toronto Metropolitan University

Cooling in High-Rise Residential Buildings
 

10:40 am - 12:00 pm | Room: Taylor Hall | Session Chair: Graham Finch

Novel Testing Approaches

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Samantha Chum
University of Toronto

Assessing the feasibility of absolute pressure sensor use for monitoring air pressure differentials in buildings

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Fred Edwards
RJC Engineers

Determining Air Leakage Rates using Calibrated Ultrasonic Emitting and Detecting Equipment

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Christopher Baldwin
Carleton University

Design and Development of a Two-Story Guarded Hot Box and Pressurized Spray Rack

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Calene Treichel
Solar Energy Systems Lab

Evaluation and design of novel test chambers for in situ analysis of high-performance building components
 

10:40 am - 12:00 pm | Room: Monroe Hall | Session Chair: David DeRose

Lessons learned from the field

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Arthur Li

Examining Methods for Preserving and Improving the Energy Performance of Historic Aluminum Framed Curtain Wall

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Saphron Skinner-Willson
MTA Urban Design Architecture Interior Design

Lessons Learned, Helping Designers Help Us

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Jonathan Dickson
Pretium

From Paper to Practice - Resilient Installation of Fenestration

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Miroslava Kavgic
University of Ottawa

Investigation of the thermal transmittances calculated using new infrared technology developed by QEA Tech
 

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Room: Eastwood

Lunch on Tradeshow Floor

1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | Room: Sinatra | Session Chair: Mila Aleksic

Low Carbon Buildings

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Cody Belton
Morrison Hershfield

Design Tools to Optimize High-Rise Passive House Buildings

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Juliette Cook

A Whole Life Carbon Approach to Building Envelope Design

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Veronica Ochoa
RJC

Exploring a Multi-Faceted Approach to Design a Carbon-Neutral Passive House

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Andrea Yee
WSP

Decarbonized Capital Planning for Existing Buildings
 

1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | Room: Taylor Hall | Session Chair: Lori O'Malley

Field Performance Evaluations

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Robert Horodenka

Practical Solutions for enhancing the Thermal Performance of conventional Curtain Wall Systems

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Laura Goetz

Quantifying Building Performance in Nine High-Performance Single-Family Houses

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Jieying Wang
FP Innovations

Monitoring of a Six-Storey Building in Northern British Columbia Built for High Energy Performance

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Jonathan Smegal
RDH Building Science Inc.

Air permeance of wood sheathings with integral or overlaid air barriers and water resistant barriers
 

2:55 pm - 3:15 pm | Room: Sinatra | Session Chair: Mila Aleksic & Ian Miller

Closing Remarks, Prizes & Student Competition Results

 

 

 


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