BUILDEX Vancouver 2017. Thermal Breaks Presented.


BUILDEX Vancouver 2017 proved to be the perfect venue for an in-depth look at structural thermal breaks.

At BUILDEX Vancouver 2017, Patrick Chan of Schöck North America and Christian Cianfrone of Morrison Hershfield Engineers and Managers presented an educational seminar on how structural thermal breaks can help meet new energy building code requirements and improve building envelope efficiency. Held on Feb. 16 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, the seminar drew an audience of developers, owners, architects, engineers and other specifiers.

The seminar addressed the City of Vancouver's new Green Buildings Policy for Rezoning that becomes mandatory May 1, 2017, as well as the optional 4-tiered BC Energy Step Code. Focus was also placed on the new 'TEDI' (Thermal Energy Demand Intensity) metric.

The hour long seminar covered the following topics:

  • City of Vancouver and British Colombia Energy Codes
  • Major differences between old and new energy codes
  • Designing for new energy code requirements
  • What is thermal bridging and why is it a problem?
  • Using structural thermal breaks to address building envelope efficiency
  • Structural workings of the Schöck Isokorb® structural thermal break
  • Estimating and design procedures
  • Installation procedures and costs
  • Waterproofing

BUILDEX Vancouver is Western Canada's largest conference and tradeshow for the construction, architecture, interior design, renovation, and property management industries. The event, with more than 600 exhibits and 80 educational seminars, attracts more than 14,000 attendees annually.


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