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How to Build a Glass House

Thursday January 12th, 2017
11:30 am -1:30 pm
Sandman Hotel
180 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Presented by Leonard Pianalto – Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

This talk will be aimed at discussing some interesting challenges that we faced in projects involving glass. The focus will be on the use of glass as a structural material rather than a finishing or building enclosure element, including glass floors, beams, bearing walls, point supports, shear walls, and roofs.

Leonard Pianalto, M.Sc. (Civil), P.Eng, FEC, LEED AP, is a Project Engineer with over 20 years of experience specializing in the restoration of existing buildings. In his role as an Associate at RJC in the Building Science and Restoration Team, Leonard leads a team of 8 engineers.

His work is focused in the areas of glazing and cladding, fall protection, and earthquake design. In addition to his project experience, Leonard is passionate about making a contribution to industry and the community as reflected in his publications and committee involvement. He is also a part-time instructor at BCIT in the School of Construction and the Environment.

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Events Schedule

2016-2017 Program

  • January 12 - How to Build a Glass House
  • February 9 - Legal Hot Topic
  • March 9 - Material Compliance Forms
  • April 13 - Leveling the Finish - The Cost of Concrete Floor Quality
  • May 11 - Building Tour
  • May 24-28 - National Conference in Kelowna - Setting the Standard

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Conference 2017

"Setting the Standard" are not just words but the philosophy of the host of CSC Conference 2017 in Kelowna, BC. The CSC Vancouver Chapter Conference Committee promises a Technical Program that will have something for everyone, from the seasoned veterans to the young professionals of the construction industry. There will be plenty of opportunities to network, learn about new products and service and to connect with conference sponsors.

Kelowna boast all the amenities of a major city: find dining, unique shops vibrant culture yet orchards, vineyards and championship golf courses thrice within a short drive of the downtown core. Spectacular vistas await those ready to explore.

Have a part in "Setting the Standard" and make your plans to join us Kelowna, BC.

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