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Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology provides a forum for the presentation, discussion and sharing of practical building science research, knowledge and field experience. Traditionally, the conference has brought together architects, engineers, building scientists and researchers to discuss building science principles and issues governing the design, construction, repair, renovation and operation of all building types. The 14th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology will hosted by the Ontario Building Envelope Council.


Paper & Presentation Archive

WEDNESDAY OCT. 29, 2014
Morning Sessions - 10:15 am - 11:45 am

Session A1 – Materials, Assemblies and Testing - Retrofits I

  • ASSESSING POTENTIAL ENERGY RETROFITS OF MULTI -UNIT RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS IN THE GREATER TORONTO AREA
    Kim Pressnail, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • EVALUATING THE ENERGY SAVINGS OF HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING ENCLOSURE RETROFITS
    Graham Finch, Dipl.T, MASc, P.Eng, Principal, Building Science Research Specialist, RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • ENERGY RETROFITTING TORONTO MULTI-UNIT RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS: AIR-SOURCE HEAT PUMPS OPERATING IN ENCLOSED BALCONIES
    Marianne Touchie, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto and Low Carbon Building Science Manager, Toronto Atmospheric Fund
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

Session B1 - Design and Construction – Energy I

  • ASSESSING THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON BUILDINGS USING THE ENGINEERS CANADA PIEVC PROCESS
    Gerald R. (Jerry) Genge, P.Eng., C. Eng., BDS, BSSO, C.Arb., Q.Med., Principal, GRG Building Consultants Inc.
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • A FRAMEWORK AND POLICY IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE AN 80% REDUCTION IN ONTARIO RESIDENTIAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION
    Amanda Yip, Master of Applied Science, Dept. of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • THE IMPLICATION OF ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING ENVELOPE DETAILS FOR ICE AND SNOW FORMATION PATTERNS ON BUILDINGS
    Peter Adams, P.Eng., Principal, Morrison Hershfield Limited Mike Carter, C.E.T., Director - Ice and Snow Specialist, Northern Microclimate Inc.
    [Paper] | [Presentation]
Afternoon Sessions - 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Session A2 – Materials, Assemblies and Testing – Moisture

  • IMPROVING ACCESS TO THE FROST DILATOMETRY METHODOLOGY FOR ASSESSING BRICK MASONRY FREEZE THAW DEGRADATION RISK
    Randy van Straaten, AssociateBuilding Science Consulting Inc.
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • QUANTITATIVELY EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DIFFERENT DRIP EDGE PROFILES
    Jonathan Smegal M.A.Sc, Senior Associate, Building Science Laboratories
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • FIELD TEST OF HYGROTHERMAL PERFORMANCE OF HIGHLY INSULATED WALL ASSEMBLIES
    Trevor Trainor, M.A.Sc., Building Science Labs in Waterloo
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • CONDENSATION RISK ASSESSMENT OF WINDOW-WALL FACADES UNDER THE EFFECT OF VARIOUS HEATING SYSTEMS
    Derek Yan, M.Eng., Building Science Consultant, LDR Engineering
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

Session B2 - Design and Construction – Heat Transfer

  • CONTINUOUS INSULATION, AIR BARRIERS AND MOISTURE CONTROLS – NEW OPTIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS
    Paul Duffy, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., Vice President, Engineering, Icynene Inc.
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF BALCONY AND SLAB EDGE THERMAL BRIDGES IN CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
    Graham Finch, MASc, P.Eng, Principal, Building Science Research Specialist, RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • CONVENTIONAL ROOFS; MEASURING IMPACTS OF INSULATION STRATEGY & MEMBRANE COLOR IN CANADA
    Lorne Ricketts, MASc, EIT, Building Science Research Engineer, RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • ENCLOSURE PERFORMANCE VS. BUILDING FORM IN COLD-CLIMATE COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS – WHAT REALLY DRIVES ENERGY-USE?
    Barbara M. Ross, M.Arch., OAA, FRAIC, The Research in Architecture Studio
    [Paper] | [Presentation]
Afternoon Sessions - 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (continued)

Session A3 – Materials, Assemblies and Testing - Air Movement

  • STATE OF THE ART OF MULTI-UNIT RESIDENTIAL BUILDING AIRTIGHTNESS: TEST PROCEDURES, PERFORMANCE, AND INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT
    Graham Finch, MASc, P.Eng, Principal, Building Science Research Specialist, RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • A FIELD STUDY OF AIRFLOW IN MID TO HIGH-RISE MULTI-UNIT RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
    Lorne Ricketts, MASc, EIT, Building Science Research Engineer, RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • THE RELATIONSHIP BET WEEN FLOW EXPONENTS AND FLOW VALUES AND ASSOCIATED IMPLICATIONS FOR AIR LEAKAGE TESTING USING FAN (DE)PRESSURIZATION METHODOLOGY
    Robin Urquhart, MBSc, MA NRES, Building Science Technologist, RDH Building Engineering
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

Session B3 - Design and Construction – Glass I

  • HIGH OR LOW-E? LOW-E COATED GLASS FOR APARTMENT BUILDINGS
    George Torok, C.E.T., BSSO, Building Science Specialist, Project Manager, Facade Engineering Group, Morrison Hershfield
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • DESIGN IMPLICATION OF GLAZING RATIO RESTRICTIONS
    Stéphane P. Hoffman, M. Arch., M. Eng., P. Eng., Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist, Façade Engineering Practice Leader, Morrison Hershfield
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • GUARDS IN BUILDINGS – THE CANADIAN CHALLENGE
    Greg Hildebrand, C.E.T., M.Sc. (Eng), Head, Facade Engineering Group, Assistant Division Manager, exp Services Inc.
    Petr Vegh, Ph.D., P.Eng., LEED AP, Division Manager, Head, Structural Group, exp Services Inc.
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

THURSDAY OCT. 30, 2014
Morning Sessions - 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Session A4 – Materials, Assemblies and Testing - Moisture II

  • PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM FIELD EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF RAIN LOAD AND PENETRATION INTO WOOD-FRAME WALL SYSTEMS AT WINDOW SILL DEFECTS
    Elsa Ngudjiharto, B.Sc., Dipl.Tech., MASc. Candidate, Concordia University
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • STRUCTURAL AND HYGROTHERMAL ANALYSIS OF HYBRID WALL SYSTEMS
    Aaron Grin M.A.Sc., P.Eng., Senior Associate, Building Science Consulting Inc.
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • WIND-DRIVEN RAIN ON THE WALLS OF BUILDINGS IN METRO VANCOUVER: PARAMETERS FOR RAIN PENETRATION TESTING
    Hua Ge, Ph.D., P. Eng., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Building, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Concordia University
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

Session B4 - Design and Construction – Durability

  • ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF ROOFING SYSTEMS: 10 LIFE-CYCLE INDICATORS
    Jonathan Dickson, M.Eng, P.Eng., BSSO, LEED GA, Project Engineer, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • ARTIFICIAL WEATHERING OF PORTUGUESE GRANITES EXPOSED TO ACIDIC SOLUTIONS
    MSc Maria Isabel Borges, Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • INSULATED RAMMED EARTH FOR A COLD CLIMATE
    Terrell Wong, OAA, Stone's Throw Design Inc. Sylvia Cook, Aerecura Rammed Earth Builders
    [Paper] | [Presentation]
Morning Sessions - 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (continued)

Session A5 – Materials, Assemblies and Testing – Glass II

  • ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF WINDOWS: NAVIGATING NORTH AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN WINDOW STANDARDS
    Robert LePage, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • COOLING LOADS AND OCCUPANT COMFORT IN HIGHLY GLAZED BUILDINGS AND THE EFFECTIVE EVALUATION OF WINDOW RETROFITS
    Scott R Armstrong, Dipl. Arch. Tech., CET, LEED®AP, Manager, Associate, Building Science & Sustainability, MMM Group Limited
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • OVERCOMING CHALLENGES WITH BARREL ARCH SKYLIGHTS
    Fred Edwards, BSc, P.Eng., LEED® AP BD+C, Project Enginee, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

Session B5 - Design and Construction - Ventilation

  • A STUDY OF CROSS CONTAMINATION OF IN-SUITE VENTILATION SYSTEMS USED IN MULTI-UNIT RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
    Sandra Dedesko, MASc. candidate, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • RESIDENTIAL VENTILATION: A REVIEW OF ESTABLISHED SYSTEMS AND A PRELIMINARY LABORATORY INVESTIGATION OF AN INNOVATIVE FINE WIRE HEAT RECOVERY VENTILATOR
    Sam van Berkel, MASc, Operations Manager, Watershed Technologies Inc.
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • A CONTROLLED VENTILATION STRATEGY FOR ONTARIO HOMES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ENERGY-USE, AIR QUALITY AND ECONOMICS
    Adam Di Placido, BASc, MASc Candidate, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
    [Paper] | [Presentation]
Afternoon Sessions - 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Session A6 – Materials, Assemblies and Testing – Monitoring

  • CAPICITANCE-BASED WIRELESS MOISTURE CONTENT SENSORS FOR SANDSTONE
    Jason Teetaert, P.Eng., V.P. Business Development, SMT Research
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY DISTRIBUTIONS IN A MID-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING SUITE
    Dr. Fitsum Tariku, Director, Building Science Centre of Excellence, British Columbia Institute of Technology
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • PRACTICAL ISSUES ASSOICATED WITH THE USE OF INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY FOR DETECTION OF HEAT, AIR AND MOISTURE DEFICIENCIES IN BUILDING ENVELOPES
    Greg McIntosh, P.Eng., Managing Director, Snell Infrared Canada
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

Session B6 - Design and Construction – Control Layer

  • FIELD STUDY OF PERFORMANCE FACTORS OF VACUUM INSULATED PANELS IN INTERIOR RETROFIT ASSEMBLIES
    Jon Kimberlain, Application Specialist, Dow-Corning Robert Lepage, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., Research Engineer, RDH Building Engineering
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • RADON - SOIL GAS INFULTRATION CONTROL: A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF RADON RESISTANT CONSTRUCTION, MITIGATION REQUIREMENTS AND OPTIONS IN ONTARIO
    Bruce Decker, CET, ROHT, BSSO, Senior Project Manager / Technical Advisor, Safetech Environmental Ltd.
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • A CRITICAL REVIEW OF LONG-TERM THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF VACUUM INSULATION PANEL IN BUILDING ENVELOPE CONSTRUCTION
    Melissa Morlidge, B. Arch.Sc., M. BSc., Project Associate, Halsall Associates
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • SELECTION TOOL FOR WATER-RESISTIVE BARRIERS WITH SUITABLE VAPOUR PERMEABILITY
    John Straube, Building Science Consulting Inc.
    [Paper] | [Presentation]
Afternoon Sessions - 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (continued)

Design and Construction – Retrofits II

  • IMPROVING THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF AN HISTORIC SINGLE-FAMILY HOME: THE GEMINI HOUSE
    Ekaterina Tzekova, B.A.Sc., EIT, University of Toronto
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • TORONTO CITY HALLWINDOW RETROFIT: CONVERSION OF SINGLE GLAZED WINDOWS TO A DOUBLE GLAZED SYSTEM ON A HERITAGE BUILDING
    Rob Wood, P.Eng., President, C3 Polymeric Limited
    [Paper] | [Presentation]

  • TOWARDS A LIMIT STATES APPROACH TO INSULATING SOLID MASONRY WALLS IN A COLD CLIMATE
    Nastassja Pearson, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., Halsall Associates
    [Paper] | [Presentation]


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