May 2017

Building Condition Assessment Fundamentals: Level 1

Status: Advanced online registration is now closed. Please email Tonya Hyde at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Monday, May 29, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Building Condition Assessment Fundamentals: Level 1
Location: Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites 1100 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2B6
Presenter: Martin Gerskup, OAA, MAIBC, MRAIC
President, BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc. (Ontario) and BEST Consultants Building Science Engineering Inc. (British Columbia)
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $419.00 + GST = $439.95 until May 15, 2017

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: $250.00 + GST = $262.50
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by May 15, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Engineers are often engaged by owners to conduct assessments of buildings and structures. This Level 1 seminar will provide engineers with a good fundamental understanding of the steps required to conduct a building condition assessment, including methods of evaluating the building structure and envelope, as well as the HVAC and plumbing systems.

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 assessment of existing residential, commercial, or institutional structures, and the preparation of contingency plans based on those assessments.


This seminar has no prerequisites; however, a background in building science or investigative architecture or engineering is recommended.


  1. Introduction.
  2. Methodology of Conducting a Building Condition Assessment.
  3. The Building Structure Assessment.
  4. The Building Envelope Assessment.
  5. HVAC and Plumbing.
  6. Case Studies.


Martin Gerskup, OAA, MAIBC, MRAIC
President, BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc. (Ontario) and BEST Consultants Building Science Engineering Inc. (British Columbia)

Martin 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 and reserve fund studies, and has worked on well over 1000 buildings and structures.

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