April 2016

Building Envelopes: Air and Vapour Barriers

Status: This course has been cancelled.
Date: Monday, April 11, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Building Envelopes - Air and Vapour Barriers
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Martin Gerskup, OAA, MAIBC, MRAIC, President, BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc. 
Credit: 7.5 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $419.00 + GST = $439.95 until Mar 28, 2016

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $519.00 + GST = $544.95

Non-Member Price: $519.00 + GST = $544.95

Student Member Price: $249.50 + GST = $261.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by March 28, 2016 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Engineers are often engaged by owners to investigate and test building envelopes for the purpose of diagnosing problems and recommending repair options. This one-day seminar will provide engineers with a good fundamental understanding of the steps required to investigate air and vapour barriers within the building envelope for various modes of failure, carry out appropriate tests, and prepare bid documents to implement the required repairs.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction & Methodology
  2. Building Code Requirements
  3. Air Barriers - What Are They?
  4. Vapour Barriers
  5. Methods of Inspection
  6. Testing Methods
  7. Investigation Techniques
  8. Case Studies
  9. Questions

Target Audience

This seminar is designed for engineers, architects, or technologists working in the field of building science. It is specifically intended for professionals who must deal with the design, inspection and assessment of building envelopes and the repair or replacement of air and vapour barriers in existing buildings and structures.


Martin Gerskup Architect, Architect AIBC, OAA, MRAIC, is President of BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc. in Ontario and President of BEST Consultants Building Science Engineering Inc. in British Columbia. He is a member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and the Ontario Association of Architects, and has taught as an Assistant Adjunct Professor and tutor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design and for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Ryerson University.

Martin has 30 years of experience in the field of building condition assessments, reserve fund studies, construction and restoration, and has worked on well over 1000 buildings and structures.

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