Panel Event -  How our Codes and Energy bylaws Affect the Architectural, Engineering and Construction Industry Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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There have been numerous code changes over the last few years and most recently the new British Columbia Building Code in December 2018. The biggest changes are related to energy efficiency and some Cities have adopted the Step Code whereas others have either created their own targets or are sticking with the Building Code. All of these factors have contributed to increased construction costs. Please join us to discuss these different energy targets, how energy modeling has changed which affects design? What are we seeing for construction timelines and costs?

Join us on Tuesday, April 30th to learn more from our expert panelists.

Our panelists include;

Ping Pang, Director, BTY

Ping is a director at BTY with over 15 years of experience providing cost consulting services. Her primary focus is assessing complex mechanical and electrical systems and preparing cost estimates for new and redeveloped construction projects. She also brings expertise in sustainable design, life-cycle cost analysis, value engineering, tender evaluation, and change order review. Ping's portfolio of work includes mandates in the healthcare, infrastructure, commercial, residential  education, wastewater, transportation and recreation sectors. She is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors a Professional Quantity Surveyor under the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Management and Economics from the University of South Australia and holds various certifications from the Tunku Abdul Rahman College in Malaysia. 

Martina Soderlund, Owner, reLoad Sustainability

Martina Soderlund is the Principal and Sr Building Energy Avisor with reLoad. Martina spe­cializes in building energy modeling and high performance building projects preferably with aspirational goals. During Martina's career, she has worked as performance engineer in Sweden, Canada and the USA, where she has brought her expertise and passion for sustainable solutions to architecture and engineering projects globally. Martina is a certified Building Energy Modeling Professional by ASHRAE, approved by CaGBC on their list for Experienced Energy Modeler's, a trained Passive House Professional and is working as lecturer and educator with both other consultants and students. Currently Martina is busy educating clients and industry across the Province what the BC Energy Step Code means for design decisions on projects of various scales.

Chad Cranswick, Principal, Building Envelope Specialist, BC Building Science Ltd. 

Chad Cranswick has been dedicated to the field of building science since the mid-1990s.  As a Professional Engineer and Principal of BC Building Science, he has developed a strong understanding of the building enclosure, including moisture management, air tightness, and thermal performance.  More recently, he has been actively involved in several building developments implementing the new Energy Step Code, and has focused on keeping the balance between energy efficiency and proper moisture management.  He has been fortunate to have contributed this knowledge to the development of hundreds of new construction buildings in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Washington and California, making him one of the leading local Building Envelope Specialists.

Moderator: Marie-France Venneri, Associate, AME Group

Graduating from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied
Science in Engineering Marie began her career as an engineering sales
representative; immersed with property owners, technical consultants, and
contractors assisting their mechanical equipment needs, giving her a unique
perspective of mechanical systems. From there Marie followed her passion moving
to Mechanical Consulting joining AME in 2010, where she was promoted to
Associate in 2017. Marie has a vast experience over a variety of project sectors
including hi-rise residential, commercial, post-graduate educational, and
healthcare facilities. 
In her role at AME, Marie successfully assists clients in advancing their projects towards clearly defined goals. During all phases of the project Marie ensures that she monitors and communicates the project progress with all key stakeholders. Her goal for every project is to surpass the client's expectations by providing innovative and energy efficient mechanical designs. In addition to her commitment to quality design, Marie's enthusiasm
and outgoing nature enhances collaboration on all projects.

5.30pm – 6pm – Registration at the Holiday Inn and Suites Vancouver Downtown
6pm – 6.05pm – Welcome and introductions
6.05pm – 7pm – Dinner
7pm8pm – Panel discussion

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