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Octoberfest Trade Fair 2019

Join us at the CSC Octoberfest Trade Fair 2019: (click on logo for details)

Vancouver Chapter Golf Tournament

It’s that time of year again, and this year the CSC Trade Event Theme is Oktoberfest, which will be hosted on Tuesday, October 22nd 2019, from 3:30 pm until 7 pm.

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, so please sign up early.  This year we are hosting the event at the Italian Cultural Centre, (3075 Slocan Street) which allows us more room for attendees and table top displays.  Based on comments from last year, a number of exhibitors felt the space was too tight, therefore we have changed locations to remedy this concern.  This venue also offers free parking. 

Early Bird Registration is now open and is $550 + 5% GST until September 15th 2019.  As of September 16th, the registration fee will increase to $650 + 5% GST. 

This year the table top is 8’x2’.   Please plan your display accordingly. The booth includes: 8’x2’ Table, Table Linen, 15 VIP Tickets (online or printed copy), Drink Tickets, Bavarian inspired appetizers, Craft Beer Tasting and AIBC Accredited Presentation.

Each table registration will receive drink tickets and 15 VIP Tickets. Please invite your favourite Industry Professionals and let’s enjoy a great afternoon together!

See you there!


September Luncheon


Join us at the upcoming luncheon (click logo below)

BC Building Codes 2018 Changes


Presented by Andrew Harmsworth, M ENG, P ENG, CP, PE, FEC

Building Codes & Fire Science – GHL Consultants, LTD

 With 30 years’ experience in Fire Science and Building Code consulting, Andrew Harmsworth has developed specialized expertise in the application of Fire Science and Engineering of Building Code requirements. 

 Andrew is the Principal in Charge on a number of innovative projects, including the Tall Wood Building at UBC, until recently the tallest wood building in the world.  He also led the GHL team that studied the risks involved in 5 and 6 storey wood frame construction in BC which led to the BC Building Code change in 2009 and the National Building Code 2015.  Andrew was most recently recognized as ‘Wood Champion’ by WoodWorks BC and has been involved in over 20 completed 6 storey wood frame buildings.


This session will cover the changes made to the BCBC 2018 required for architects and specification writers, mainly:

  1.      Leakage related to door assemblies.
  2.      Sound Transmission, addressing flanking STC.
  3.      Firestopping outlet boxes.
  4.      Requirement for Cross-over floors, even for parkades/below grade.
  5.      Accessibility requirements significantly restructured/modified.


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