November 2017

Plumbing and Mechanical Code Updates in the City of Vancouver and Capital Regional District

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Webinar details will be provided later this week.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Emma for registration options at [email protected]
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM–11:00 AM: Plumbing and Mechanical Code Updates - Live and Webinar
Location: Brix Studio 102-211 Columbia Street Vancouver, BC V6A 2R5 and Webinar
Presenter: Alex Chou, P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C, AME Consulting Group Ltd.

Patrick Enright, P.Eng., CPHC, LEED AP BD+C, City of Vancouver

Marie Irwin, Capital Regional District

Christopher Radziminski, P.Eng., R.P.Bio., City of Vancouver

Colwyn Sunderland, AscT, Kerr Wood Leidal

Phil White, City of Vancouver
Credit: 3 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member Live or Webinar: Plumbing and Mechanical Code Updates : $89.00 + GST = $93.45 until Oct 31, 2017

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price Live or Webinar: Plumbing and
Plumbing and Mechanical Code Updates : $139.00 + GST = $145.95

Non-Member Price Live or Webinar: Plumbing and Mechanical Code Updates : $139.00 + GST = $145.95

Student Member Price Live or Webinar: Plumbing and Mechanical Code Updates : $69.50 + GST = $72.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by October 31, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Emma Talbott | Diversity Outreach Coordinator
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Recent plumbing and mechanical code updates have been made in the City of Vancouver and Capital Regional District (CRD), relevant to both new and existing buildings. This seminar summarizes these changes and how building owners might meet these requirements, including case studies. There will be ample opportunity for questions and discussion with private sector subject matter experts and public officials. Finally, both jurisdictions will share their current areas of policy research and possible upcoming amendments, soliciting preliminary feedback from attendees.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about code changes relevant to potable water use by new and existing buildings in the City of Vancouver and Capital Regional District,
  • Delve into single pass systems, including once through cooling, and retrofit options. Case studies will be discussed, and
  • Learn about current areas of policy development in both jurisdictions and provide preliminary feedback.

Who Will Benefit

  • Engineers
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Technicians
  • Building owners and operations staff working with new and existing commercial, institutional and industrial buildings within the City of Vancouver and Capital Regional District.


Alex Chou, P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C

Associate, AME Consulting Group Ltd.

Alex has been a Consulting Mechanical Engineer since 2002. His diverse design experience ranges from conventional building systems to new innovative displacement and radiant systems for civic, institutional, healthcare, and educational facilities. His impressive portfolio also includes commercial and residential buildings. Indeed, Alex was involved in the design of the first LEED Certified high-rise residential building in Canada, as well as Vancouver’s LEED Gold Olympic Village development.

Patrick Enright, P.Eng, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C

Green Building Engineer – Sustainability Group, City of Vancouver

Patrick works on green building policy for new large buildings. Current priorities include the implementation of the Zero Emissions Building Plan, with the first step being the recent update of the Green Building Policy for Rezonings. Patrick is a professional engineer with years of experience in the building industry, including a number of years in Vancouver with a mechanical engineering firm in design and energy modeling. Prior to moving to Vancouver, Patrick worked in the national project management office of Defence Construction Canada located in Ottawa.

Marie Irwin

Source Control Inspector, Business Water Conservation Auditor

Marie has been a Source Control Inspector for the CRD Regional Source Control Program for seven years. In 2014, she also started conducting water use audits for the Business Water Conservation Program. She strives to work collaboratively with industrial, commercial, and institutional partners, balancing practicality with environmental concerns. Prior to joining the CRD, she spent several years remediating contaminated sites in Northern Alberta and has worked in both biology and analytical labs. She holds an undergraduate degree in General Biology from the University of Victoria as well as a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering Technology from BCIT.

Christopher Radziminski, P.Eng., R.P.Bio.

Policy Analyst – Water Design Branch, City of Vancouver

Driven by the City’s goal to reduce per capita water consumption by 33% from 2006 levels by 2020, Chris’ role in Engineering Services is focused on water efficiency in the institutional, commercial and industrial sector. Prior to joining the City of Vancouver in 2015, Chris worked for a consulting firm in Calgary. His background includes a B.Sc. in Microbiology (UBC), M.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering (UofT) and a Certificate in Power Equipment Mechanics (BCIT).

Colwyn Sunderland, AscT

Senior Project Manager, Kerr Wood Leidal

Colwyn specializes in municipal infrastructure management and finance, and demand management. Colwyn joined KWL in 2012 after eight years with the Capital Regional District, and eight prior years with a water treatment technology company. Colwyn has worked with numerous local governments on water conservation plans and initiatives, including the City of Vancouver and the Capital Regional District. He recently led the technical review that resulted in Metro Vancouver’s new Drinking Water Conservation Plan, which will replace the Water Shortage Response Plan in 2018. Colwyn is a past President of the BC Water and Waste Association and the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association.

Phillip White

Gas Safety Manager & Assistant Trades Manager — Plumbing, Gas and Sprinkler Inspections, City of Vancouver

Phillip White is the Assistant Trades Manager and Gas Safety Manager with the City of Vancouver, where he oversees plumbing, fire sprinkler and gas inspections. He is involved with safety standards committees, code committees, and various boards. His experience on complex mechanical systems, rainwater reuse, and their appropriate codes and acts is what continues to drive the Inspection department to be a leader on adopting new technology which has been proven to exceed the code requirements.

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