High Performance Building Enclosures Seminar

November 3, 2015 -


Mark your Calendar!

The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) and the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) are partnering to hold a High Performance Building Enclosures Seminar on November 3, 2015, presented by John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., Building Science Consulting Inc.

John Straube is a principal of Building Science Laboratories / Building Science Consulting Inc. and a professor of building science in the Civil Engineering Department and School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo. Energy-efficient, healthy, durable and sustainable building designs are a general goal of his research, which is often supported by advanced computer simulation, laboratory testing and full-scale natural exposure performance monitoring. Dr. Straube has consulted with many major building product manufacturers, government agencies (CMHC, NRC/IRC, UN, NRCan, DOE, EPA, CPCI), and a range of design professionals and building owners.

Who Should Attend:

• Architects

• Engineers

• Owners/Developers

• Construction Professionals

• Building Envelope Consultants


$245 for CPCI and OBEC members

$275 for non-members

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

OBEC Annual General Meeting / Breakfast

  • Outgoing President's Award

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

  • Building Enclosures Historical Perspective
  • Control Layers
  • Adventures In Building Science
  • Failures and Successes

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Rain Control - Job #1
  • Local Case Study on Building Enclosure (speaker to be confirmed)

12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

OBEC Awards Luncheon

  • Materials Award
  • Design Award
  • Beckie Award

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

  • Air and Thermal Control
  • Controlling Heat flow and Meeting NEW Codes
  • Managing Condensation
  • Connections to Other systems
  • Curtainwall, Masonry, EIFS, Metal panels

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • High Performing Precast Concrete Building Enclosures
  • Impact resistance, fire, low maintenance, high-performance!
  • Low- and Zero-Energy Building
  • CPCI /OBEC Resources
  • Dr. John Straube - Closing Remarks

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wine & Cheese Networking Reception

To become a Sponsor please complete the registration form available below.

Sponsorship Registration Form (PDF)

Thank you to our current sponsors: