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Kimberley – Building A Legacy: A Holistic Approach to Improving Air Tightness

May 31, 2019 @ 2:45 pm to June 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am


A Holistic Approach to Roofs and Below-Grade Assemblies for Thermal Performance, Air Tightness and Moisture Management

Workshop Overview

This workshop takes all of the practical, holistic information that Hamid has taught us about walls, glazing, roof and below grade assemblies and shows us how to property integrate them into one seamless system, focussing on airtightness. Supported by a wide array of mobile building envelope assemblies, the workshop will showcase various methods of improving air tightness of wood, concrete, and steel-framed buildings. Furthermore, it will explore how the presented methods will impact moisture management, energy efficiency, and thermal comfort and their relationship to long-term durability and adaptability to future repair/renovation. With the focus on delivering hands-on and interactive learning, this workshop will prepare the industry for the adoption of the BC Energy Step Code.

Eligible for 8 CPD points from BC Housing.

Workshop Format

The format is highly interactive and collaborative, with various brainstorming sessions and group works in order to create a vibrant and energetic session. Supported by more than twenty mobile assemblies as well as a wide range of air barrier products and systems, the presentation showcases various interesting case studies, photographs, and a wide range of 3D drawings specifically tailored for this workshop.

The workshop will explore:
• A wide-range of solutions toward improving air tightness of the building envelope of wood, concrete, and steel framed buildings (including above grade and below grade assemblies), along with highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each solution.
• Air barrier selection process with the focus on improving thermal comfort, energy efficiency, moisture management, and long-term performance.
• Effective air barrier detailing at the intersection between building envelope assemblies as well as around penetrations.


Instructor: Hamid Heidarali P.Eng
Date and Location: May 31, 2019 in Kimberley, B.C.


For more information and to register, visit the event web page.


Building a Legacy is an initiative facilitated by the RDEK Community Energy Manager enabled by the Community Energy Association with additional funding from BC Hydro and Columbia Basin Trust. The Community Energy Association gratefully acknowledges the financial support of both BC Housing through the Building Excellence Research & Education Grants Program and FortisBC.


Kimberley Conference Centre, Ballroom
301 North Star Blvd
Kimberley, British Columbia V1A 3E9 Canada
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