Upcoming Events

Luncheon - Listed Firestop Systems, Engineering Judgements and other Firestop Mysteries… Explained

October 9, 2014 - 11:30 am
Sandman Hotel, Vancouver

Presented by Cory Norman, EIT, Senior Field Engineer, Hilti (Canada) Corporation

Does your specification clearly identify how firestop custom details should be handled?

Were you aware that you can use firestop for water abatement to expedite construction?

Do you understand the scope and limitations of CAN/ULC-S115 when dealing with curtain walls?

Cory Norman will provide a comprehensive overview of firestopping, from theory to practice, by focusing on issues that challenge contractors and specifiers in today’s local market.

Cory has worked with as a field engineer providing technical support to specifiers and contractors throughout British Columbia. He is active in the BC market providing educational seminars, specification development, review, and site support. Cory is a member of CSC, CHES, AIBC, and Bicsi

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CSC Vancouver Chapter Construction Fair

November 19, 2014 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Vancouver Convention Centre, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

For your benefit, Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) Vancouver Chapter is bringing together – for one day only – over one hundred (100) local manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of construction products! 

This Fair will provide easy, uncluttered access to each product and each sales representative will be available to take your questions. You will be able to see, touch and discuss the specifics of the latest, greatest, and most innovative construction products – all under one roof! 

This “Simple but Revealing” approach towards gathering product and technical information for your next specification, architectural design or construction project is a streamlined version of the larger building exhibitions – but without all the associated fanfare and hype!


  • Shop Drawings - Review v. Approve
    Presented by Mike Demers
  • Compliance with ASHRAE 90.1 and NECB: The Building Envelope Prescriptive Requirements
    Presented by Catherine Lemieux
  • Connecting the Dots Between Good Roofing Design, Inspections and Guarantees
    Presented by RCABC and Monty Klein

Attendance is free!

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Events Schedule

2014-2015 Program (Updated Sep 18, 2014)

  • Oct 9 - Listed Firestop Systems, Engineering Judgements and other Firestop Mysteries… Explained
  • Nov 19 - CSC Vancouver Chapter Construction Fair
  • Dec 11 - STC and Steel Framing: Dispelling Myths and Forging Innovative Designs
  • Jan 8 - Legal Discussion
  • Feb 12 - Architectural Hardware Overview
  • Mar 12 - Looking Through Paper - Into a Digital Wonderland
  • Apr 9 - Rainscreen and the Resurgence of EIFS
  • May 14 - TELUS Garden Building Tour
  • May 27-31 - CSC National Conference 2015 in Winnipeg
  • Sep 10 - SPEC GOLF 2015


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Principles of Construction Documentation

September 22, 2014 - December 1, 2014

The PCD course is an introductory course that will enable the student to have a better understanding of construction documentation (specifications, drawings and schedules), products, bidding procedures and contracts. It is also prerequisite to all the other CSC education courses.

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Technical Representative

January 22, 2015

The TR course  will provide a better understanding of contract documents and bidding procedures, product representation, professionalism, and ethics, and will provide a new depth of understanding and explanation of concepts beyond what was previously introduced in the PCD course. The course is designed for the individual involved in the supply section of the construction industry such as manufacturer representatives, agents or distributors of products. The student will have successfully completed the PCD course.

For more information, contact Robert Jahnsen at