April 2019

Vancouver Building Bylaw: Plumbing, Mechanical and Energy Code Updates

Please Note
In an effort to be more sustainable there will be no paper handouts for this session. Electronic versions of the presenation material will be sent out 2 days prior to the seminar to all attendees.
Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is to be announced.
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM–11:00 AM: Vancouver Building Bylaw Updates - LIVE
  and WEB
Location: Vancouver, BC and Webinar
Presenter: Patrick Enright, P.Eng., CPHC, LEED AP BD+C
City of Vancouver

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

Phillip White
City of Vancouver
Credit: 2.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Vancouver Building By-law Updates - LIVE : $129.00 + GST = $135.45 until Mar 26, 2019
Vancouver Building By-law Updates - WEB : $129.00 + GST = $135.45 until Mar 26, 2019

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Vancouver Building By-law Updates - LIVE : $159.00 + GST = $166.95
Vancouver Building By-law Updates - WEB : $159.00 + GST = $166.95

Non-Member Price: Vancouver Building By-law Updates - LIVE : $159.00 + GST = $166.95
Vancouver Building By-law Updates - WEB : $159.00 + GST = $166.95

Student Member Price: Vancouver Building By-law Updates - LIVE : $79.50 + GST = $83.48
Vancouver Building By-law Updates - WEB : $79.50 + GST = $83.48
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by March 26, 2019 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Plumbing, mechanical and energy code updates in the City of Vancouver will be discussed in this seminar.

Bring all of your questions! Topics include “operating permits” (a new Vancouver regulatory instrument being phased in for specific building mechanical systems, with defined reporting and inspections requirements), non-potable water systems, building water treatment systems, Legionella, cooling towers and evaporative condensers, decorative water features, single pass systems, including once through cooling, and new plumbing fixture and appliance requirements. Energy efficiency changes coming into effect on June 3, 2019, will also be reviewed, and potential next steps in implementing the Zero Emissions Building Plan will be shared. There will be ample time for questions on these topics, and the floor will also be open to general questions on energy, plumbing, gas, and sprinkler code provisions.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about Vancouver code changes relevant to potable and non-potable water use by new and existing buildings in the City of Vancouver.
  • Understand the upcoming Building Bylaw changes on energy efficiency taking effect June 3, 2019.
  • Learn where to find additional information and resources.

Who Will Benefit

Engineers, architects, building owners, building service providers, consultants, contractors, technicians, and operations staff working with new and existing buildings within the City of Vancouver.


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

Green Building Engineer – Sustainability Group, City of Vancouver

Patrick Enright is the Green Building Engineer with the City of Vancouver's Sustainability Group, where he works on green building policy for large new 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 modelling. Prior to moving to Vancouver, Patrick worked in the National Project Management office of Defence Construction Canada located in Ottawa.

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

Policy Analyst – Water Design Branch, City of Vancouver

Within the City of Vancouver’s Water Design Branch, Chris is focused on water use in the commercial, institutional, and industrial sector. He is a professional engineer and a professional biologist, and is a certified small water system operator. He is a member of the steering committee for the 2019 Legionella conference “Building Water Systems: The Sustainability and Public Health Nexus” (September 11–13, Los Angeles). His background includes a B.Sc. in microbiology, an M.A.Sc. in civil engineering, and a Certificate in Power Equipment Mechanics. He is also a member of Vancouver’s Heavy Urban Search and Rescue CAN-TF1 team.

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 Vacouver, where he oversees plumbing, fire sprinkler, and gas inspections. He is involved with safety standards committees, various boards and code committees, including the development of NSF 444 “Prevention of Injury and Disease Associated with Building Water Systems.” 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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