Congratulations to Farshid of BC Building Science! Farshid won a Pecha-Kucha Presentation Award at International Building Performance Simulation Association-BC for his presentation on "The Wonderful World of Energy Modelling".
Jessica Moloney, BA, has been BC Building Science’s Office Manager for the past year. Since starting with BCBS in 2015, Jessica has enjoyed supporting the BCBS team by facilitating project management, managing the office, planning company events, and providing marketing, promotion and human resources assistance.
When she’s not working, Jessica enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, and singing in a choir. Next month, she’ll be leaving BCBS to start a new adventure by traveling around Australia and New Zealand for a year.
Make sure not to miss this month's seminar "Building Retrofits", hosted by Associa BC. Keynote speaker is BCBS's very own Energy Efficiency Engineer Farshid Bagheri, PH.D., P.Eng. This seminar will discuss the emerging LED, smart switching markets and how that relates to Strata Corporations. It will also focus on best practices on cost-effective opportunities. To attend, please RSVP to Laszlo Antal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come check out Associa BC's upcoming seminar on financing a major repair project! Keynote speaker Kelly McFayden of CWB Maxium Financial will be touching on subjects including strata loans and alternatives to special levies. BC Building Science is proud to be one of the event sponsors. To register, contact Laszlo Antal at Laszlo.email@example.com.
At the end of November, Andrew Creighton of BC Building Science became an honourary Centra Cares member when he joined a team of 14 to help build a classroom in the remote mountain village of Marbial, Haiti. Check out the Centra Cares blog to read Andrew's take on the trip.
BC Building Science is proud to announce that the Okanagan College Daycare became the first Passive Certified Institutional Building in Canada on Monday. Preliminary certification was awarded at the Passive House ‘Net Positive Symposium’ held in Vancouver.
One of the energy services provided by BC Building Science is air tightness testing as per the EN 13829 standard for passive house.
Mohammad Fakoor, PhD, CEA, EIT, one of BC Building Science's Certified Energy Advisors, recently authored a report on the air tightness tests performed at the passive house Okanagan daycare in Penticton. Passive House presented Dr. Fakoor's report at the NAPHN17 conference in Oakland, California.
BC Building Science got involved in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup last Friday by spending an afternoon picking up garbage at Sapperton Landing - a park near our office that runs along the Fraser River.
David Joyce, EIT, has been a Project Engineer at BC Building Science for the past two years, specializing in New Construction.
Before joining the BCBS team, David studied engineering physics at the University of British Columbia, worked for Kiewit on the Port Mann Highway 1 project, and co-founded ReDeTec – a 3D printing company.
Last week, we rolled up our sleeves to participate in a blood drive for the Canadian Blood Services. Despite most of the participants being first-time donors, everyone managed to overcome their nervousness and successfully donate.
As part of our professional development program, some of us attended a workshop at Kryton's Vancouver plant. We learned about Kryton’s cementitious waterproofing and leak repair products, like rapid-setting hydraulic cement, grouts, waterstops, and surface waterproofing. We were able to mix and apply some of the products too, giving us a new appreciation for the materials that we specify and the contractors that have to install them.
BC Building Science spent a fun-filled weekend together at the end of August on our annual company camping trip. Some of the highlights this year included visits to the Cultus Lake Waterpark and the Cultus Lake Adventure Park, a game of giant checkers, and an outdoor movie screening for the kids.