January 2015

APEGBC Richmond/Delta Branch Vice President's Dinner 2015 and Technical Presentation

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Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm     Registration and networking
6:30 – 6:45 pm     Announcements and Introduction
6:45 – 7:15 pm     Dinner
7:15 – 7:30 pm     Branch Annual General Meeting
7:30 – 7:45 pm     VP Presentation
7:45 – 9:00 pm     Technical Presentation
Location: Coast Tsawwassen Inn, 1665 56 Street, Delta, BC
Presenter: Michael Wrinch, Ph.D., P.Eng., FEC
Vice President, APEGBC

Dr. Wrinch is the Principal at Hedgehog Technologies Inc., a company which specializes in project management and system design of high-energy control, manufacturing and AMR type metering systems.  Dr. Wrinch also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia has worked as a Systems Engineer with Intrignia Solutions Inc.

A longtime volunteer with APEGBC, Dr. Wrinch has served on the Professional Renewal Task Force, as a member of the Vancouver Branch Executive, and the Governance Committee. He also served as a member of APEGBC Council from 2008- 2010 and from 2011-2013.
Dr. Wrinch received his Bachelors (2000) and Masters (2002) in electrical engineering from the Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 2009, he completed his Ph.D in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Brian Boomars, P.Eng.
Executive Director, IRC Building Sciences Group
Brian Boomars is an Executive Director of IRC Building Sciences Group (IRC), and General Manager of the BC branch of IRC. IRC manages more than 20 million square feet of roofing nationwide for several large clients and hundreds of roofing projects every year.
Specializing in Building Sciences, Mr. Boomars is a Professional Engineer registered with APEGBC and a member of the BC Building Envelope Council (BCBEC), RCI Inc. (formerly the Roofing Consulting Institute), and the Condominium Homeowners Association (CHOA). 
Prior to working at IRC, Mr. Boomars managed the in-house engineering department for United Parcel Service Canada ensuring cost effective maintenance, operation, renewal, and new construction of all their facilities across Canada. He has also worked for YVR managing multi-million dollar airport expansion projects and for UBC as Superintendent of Trades managing in-house construction projects.
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $40   for Members and Guests who pre-register online.
$35   for EIT/GIT’s who pre-register online.
$30   for APEGBC Student Members who pre-register online.
$45   for Anyone registering at the door (space permitting, cash only)
The cost includes dinner.
APEGBC members and non-members are welcome.
To register online at APEGBC website, please click the 'Register' button below.  
Please join us for an informative evening including the Richmond/Delta Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) and dinner presentations by the Vice President of APEGBC and Executive Director of IRC Building Sciences Group.

1 – Branch AGM – Election of Richmond/Delta Branch Executive for 2015
This will include a summary of branch activities over the past year, a brief overview of the Branch Executive Committee roles and responsibilities, and election and introduction of the Executive Committee for the year 2015. Nominations from the floor will also be accepted and a vote will be held if necessary.

2 – Vice President Presentation: “Update on Council and the Association”
Michael Wrinch, Ph.D., P.Eng., FEC
Vice President, APEGBC

Dr. Mike Wrinch, P.Eng., FEC. will speak to us and take your questions regarding current APEGBC affairs including an update on Council initiatives and the Association.

3 – Technical Presentation: “Sustainable Roofing – Learning from Case Studies to Manage Your Roofing Investment”
Brian Boomars, P.Eng.
Executive Director, IRC Building Sciences Group

The term “sustainability” rolls off the tongue and is ubiquitous with modern engineering practices. However, often overlooked is the Life Cycle Cost of a building, especially as it relates to the operation and maintenance of the building and the associated renewal cycle of the building components, including the roofing systems. By design, roofing systems will wear out and require maintenance and ultimate replacement several times over the life of most buildings. Collecting LEED points or purchasing Green construction materials while installing roof systems that don’t perform well in the long run often require removal and replacement of the materials prematurely, which is not a sustainable approach.  Most old roofing materials end up in the landfill.
This presentation takes a holistic approach to roofing and examines the sustainability concepts as they relate to the life cycle of roofing systems. This is mainly done through a case study of a private school project and, in part, by referring to examples from some other roofing projects. In particular, it looks at:
  • Sustainable Roofing – what to consider
  • Roof condition assessment to determine what you have
  • Evaluation of roofing system options
  • Can you re-use parts of the existing roof system?
  • Rooftop safety and anchors incorporated into the design
  • Structural, seismic and wind uplift considerations
  • Ensuring quality during construction
Following the presentation, you should have a better understanding of the complexities of roofing systems, and how sustainable decisions can be made when evaluating roofing construction and maintenance options.

To help us predict our catering needs, please register by, January 19, 2014.  Due to space limitations, registrations will be limited to the first 50 online registrants.

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