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RCIWCC 2019 Conference and AGM

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Friday, January 25, 2019 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Italian Cultural Centre | 3075 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC

Resiliency, Sustainability & Adaptability of Low Slope Roofing Systems
Helene Hardy Pierce
What are resilient, sustainable, and adaptive construction and how can they be incorporated into low slope roofing design? While these often are considered “catch” words or phrases, they have significant implications for low slope roofs.

Observations from the Field
Helene Hardy Pierce
What are the items of most concern today that we are seeing in the field and how can we avoid problems in the future? Helpful insights on current construction issues and how to avoid common problems with roofing system performance.

Climate Change and Roof Design
Dave Miller, RRO, CTR

With CSA’s wind uplift standard and climate change being talked about so much of late, how is the role of the consultant going to be affected by more performance-oriented Code language? We know that commercial roofing has gone from relatively low Code restrictions to more restrictive regulations. This trend looks like it will continue to move in the direction of even more restrictions on products and assemblies. How will this affect the role of the roof consultant and their design?

Waterproofing and Railings
Cam Robinson, P.Eng

So you’re replacing a waterproofing membrane on a balcony or a deck that has railings… What could go wrong? This presentation will examine the implications of railings on the structures that we waterproof. The requirements of the latest edition of the British Columbia Building Code and their significance to reasonable and prudent members of the construction industry.

Designing Lowslope Roofs for Wind Up-Lift Resistance
James Klassen

In September 2018 the BC Government released the latest edition of the British Columbia Building Code. New to the Code are detailed requirements for the design and construction of wind-resistant low-slope roofs. This presentation explores the reasons behind the changes, examines the differences between the BCBC requirements and FM Global standards, and reviews the options available to the Design Authority, for calculating wind-inducing roof loads and designing roof systems that will stay where they’re built.


Helene Hardy Pierce
Helene Hardy Pierce is vice president of technical services, codes and industry relations for GAF, Parsippany, N.J. She has a bachelor’s degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology). Pierce also is a Fellow of ASTM International and recipient of its Award of Merit.

Dave Miller, RRO, CTR
Senior manager for codes and approvals for IKO Industries, Brampton, Ontario. He has more than 40 years’ experience in commercial roofing, electronic cabling and foundation steel and co- chairs the Ontario chapter of RCI Inc.’s technical committee; he is also an associate member of CSA’s Bituminous Roofing Committee and a member of the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA).

Cam Robinson, P.Eng.
Cam is the President of Latera Engineering. In, 1993 Cam worked as a site engineer for General Motors Place, now called Rogers Arena. From 1998 to 2004, Cam conducted testing and statistical analysis to determine design properties of materials and building components. From 2001 to 2004 Cam managed the Intertek materials test lab in Coquitlam, BC where he tested railings and windows systems. In 2005 Cam joined Levelton’s Construction Materials Division, initially specialized in forensic and structural rehabilitation work, field investigations, design and field services during the repair and rehabilitation work. In 2013 Cam formed Latera Engineering Inc.

James Klassen, RCABC
James Klassen is a RoofStar Technical Advisor and staff writer with the Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia. As a keen proponent of vegetated roofs, James serves as a co- chair of the Green Roofing Information Think-tank (GRiT) and contributes to education and policy development for sustainable ‘green roof’ design. He is an experienced roofing estimator, a former Occupational Health and Safety professional and independent Insurance Claims Adjuster, and has extensive experience managing facilities and transportation for a large private school in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley.

*Qualifies for 5.5 RCI CEH’s, 5.5 AIBC CEH’s

Delegates: $185.00 (plus GST)
Students: $40.00 (no GST) *Must show student ID on day of event.

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