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Upcoming Events

Luncheon Meeting Notice
Thursday, December 12th, 2019 

Understanding the Fire Safety Requirements for Exterior Walls

Presented by Keith Calder

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The building code fire safety requirements for exterior walls are complex and given the recent history of international incidents, the industry has faced varied interpretation of requirements and compliance challenges in a market with an increasing need for energy efficient building products that tend to contain combustible material. This presentation will cover the complexities of exterior wall cladding/assembly fire safety requirements of the 2018 British Columbia Building Code and 2019 Vancouver Building Bylaw, including referenced test standards.


AIBC Members will receive 1 Core LU (Learning Unit) for attending this event.



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LOCATION: Sandman Hotel, 180 West Georgia Street, Vancouver 

Enter Moxie’s Classic Grill escalator entrance. The ballroom is located straight through the restaurant at the back of Moxie’s. 



11:30 am - 12:30 pm Luncheon (buffet)

12:15 - 12:30 pm Chapter Business 

12:30 - 1:30 pm Guest Speaker Presentation 



$38.00 + GST for pre-registered CSC members / Association Executive Directors 

$48.00 + GST for non-members 




Sandman Hotel Parking: Enter off Cambie Street, pass the Sandman Hotel Breezeway, underground parking to the left, press buzzer to access parkade and take elevator to restaurant level. Cost is $1.25 per 15 minutes. 


Easy Park: Across the street on the corner of Georgia and Cambie Streets. Cost is $1.50 per 30 minutes. 




Exit at Stadium-Chinatown Station. Walk 2 minutes. 

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Events Schedule

2019 - 2020 Program Schedule

  • July 18, 2019
    Spec Golf 2019
  • August 2019
    Site Tour TBD
  • September 12, 2019
    BC Building Codes Luncheon 
  • October 22, 2019
    Octoberfest Trade Fair
  • November 14, 2019
    Wind-Resistant Roofs Luncheon
  • December 12, 2019
    Understanding the Fire Safety Requirements for Exterior Walls
  • February 13, 2020 - TBA
  • March 12, 2020
    Importance of Air and Vapour Barriers in Specific Interior Conditions: Observations from the Field

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