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Join us for a day of learning about the industry's most pressing topics, from qualified, engaging speakers amid the comfortable atmosphere of the Evergreen Brickworks, one of Toronto's world-class event spaces. There's always great learning, great hospitality, and great people to mingle and catch up with, so register today.
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JOIN 300 DESIGNERS, ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS FOR A DAY OF EDUCATION, DISCUSSION + INSPIRATION.
The chance to earn up to 3 structured CEC hours - on us - only comes along once every two years!
10AM TO 3:30PM
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
Brampton Brick Limited with top Masonry and Landscape industry experts explore the challenges facing their industries from an Architectural point of view. Spend the day with top industry leaders to increase your knowledge of trends, environmental impact, standards and best practices to help increase your revenue, maximize budgets and build your business. Space is limited, so register for your free access now!
Three architectural masonry sessions to inform and educate, as we take a deep dive into many common concerns and questions surrounding everything from specifications to construction to sustainability:
- Compared to other materials, masonry often suffers greatest from historic or ‘off-the-shelf’ specifications and general details. Learn how to clarify details for the best possible outcomes through familiarization with masonry standards and industry resources to understand and identify common issues with masonry specifications and details. and ensure that all project stakeholders receive consistent, accurate information.
- Sustainability continues to be a primary driver for material decisions in buildings, for good reason. 1. Learn about innovative sustainability solutions for concrete masonry, and gain understanding on how concrete masonry contributes to interior environmental quality and comfort, recent research into carbon sequestration methods and how to account for carbon in concrete masonry products, including life cycle approaches.
- Six-storey, wood-frame construction was incorporated to the National Building Code of Canada in 2015. Review the differential movements to account for to help prevent cracking of masonry veneers, and discuss the advantages of using masaonry to construct critical elements in wood-frame buildings, all within applicable CSA standards and NECB requirements.
With urban populations and industry eating up some of the most desireable land, we look at planning and designing for the optimization of available land and spaces to achieve maximum satisfaction, ROI, and safety for all concerned:
- Streetscapes and Green-streets are intended to improve the overall quality and liveability of our cities, but require a change in attitude – and as we all know, change is never easy. Learn through discussion of various tools and resources available for the planning and development of streetscape and green street projects, as well as important lessons learned that will help others navigate their way through the planning, design, approvals and implementation of future projects.
- As condos become more prevalent in our cities, the need to understand the hydraulic and structural design, safety considerations and climatic impacts of rooftop common areas (terraces) is becoming increasingly important. Learn from our speaker's experience on how to make rooftop terraces a safe and enjoyable amenity to the tenants.
- With more municipalities now asking for site-specific retaining wall design details as part of the site plan submission so they can verify wall batter, loading conditions, guard/fencing and/or planting requirements, site constraints innovative approaches are needed for segmental retaining wall design where traditional practices just would not have worked.
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3.30 - 6:00 PM
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Session 1 LOST IN TRANSLATION: COMMON CONCERNS WITH MASONRY SPECIFICATIONS AND DETAILS
Presented by: Bennett Banting, Director Of Technical Services, Engineered Masonry, CMDC
Compared to other materials, masonry often suffers greatest from historic or ‘off-the-shelf’ specifications and general details. This course will highlight where some common issues arise within these design and construction documents. For any successful construction project, communication and understanding are both key. Ensuring that our mason contractors, engineers, and architects are all speaking the same language is a critical first step. This course will provide some typical examples, where, despite best intentions, errors and omissions within masonry specifications and details translate to issues with masonry construction, economy, and overall performance. This course will draw upon resources available to the design community and provide clear solutions and suggestions for where improvements can be made to ensure a win-win-win scenario for all parties involved.
- Understand and identify common issues with masonry specifications and details.
- Familiarization with applicable masonry standards and industry resources available.
- Review of ways to clarify and improve certain specifications and details.
Session 2 SUSTAINABILITY & CONCRETE MASONRY: ADDRESSING CARBON
Presented by: Nick Lang, VP Engineering & Advocacy, Masonry; CMHA
Sustainability continues to be a primary driver for material decisions in buildings, for good reason. Residential and commercial buildings account for a significant percentage of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in Canada and the US, and manufacturers are taking steps to reduce their environmental impact. In particular, accounting for carbon emissions is being more important relative to sustainability goals, and there is heightened focus on reducing the amount of embodied carbon in the built environment. This presentation will review ways concrete block producers are reducing carbon in their processes, recent research into how concrete masonry can sequester carbon from the environment and innovative ways that concrete masonry can help achieve sustainability goals, including those related to building occupant well-being and comfort.
- Understand accounting for carbon in concrete masonry, including life cycle approaches.
- Learn about innovative sustainability solutions for concrete masonry.
- Review and understand recent research into carbon sequestration for concrete masonry products.
- Understand contributions of concrete masonry to interior environmental quality and occupant comfort.
Session 3 INTEGRATING MASONRY WITH MID-RISE WOOD-FRAME CONSTRUCTION
Presented by: Dr. Mark Hagel, Masonry Design Engineer
Six-storey, wood-frame construction was incorporated to the National Building Code of Canada in 2015. The presentation reviews the differential movements that should be accounted for when integrating masonry elements into wood-frame construction and more specifically mid-rise wood-frame buildings using illustrative details. The course discusses the advantages of using masonry to construct critical elements in wood-frame buildings such as stairwells, elevator shafts, and 2-hour firewalls. Movement considerations to help prevent cracking of masonry veneers and applicable CSA standards for masonry are also discussed. The presentation also discusses meeting the National Energy Code for Buildings NECB requirements with masonry and the ability of masonry to meet the net-zero energy passive house standards as Canadian building codes aid in meeting carbon reduction targets.
Session 1 PROCESS INSIGHTS: NAVIGATING YOUR WAY TOWARDS A SUCCESSFUL STREETSCAPE OR GREENSCAPE
Presented by: Lisa Cullen, CIMA+ / Kristina Hausmanis, City of Toronto / Mark Schollen, Schollen and Company Inc.
Streetscapes and Green-streets are intended to improve the overall quality and liveability of our cities, but require a change in attitude – and as we all know, change is never easy. Each of the three speakers will be talking about the various tools and resources available for the planning and development of streetscape and green street projects, as well as important lessons learned that will help others navigate their way through the planning, design, approvals and implementation of future projects. Put simply, what do you need to know to get the project in the ground and working as intended.
Session 2 ROOFTOP APPLICATIONS: WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING THE PROPER SYSTEM
Presented by: Jean-Guy Levaque Senior Principal, Pretium Engineering Inc. / Robert Bowers, P.Eng., Director of Engineering, CMHA
As condos become more prevalent in our cities, the need to understand the hydraulic and structural design, safety considerations and climatic impacts of rooftop common areas (terraces) is becoming increasingly important. Surface materials are no longer just ballast; they need to handle increased loads/impact conditions, meet aesthetic expectations, and resist thermal heating. Access to the membrane system, surface versus subsurface drainage (and the corresponding surface slopes) also remain factors. Our speaker will present his thoughts on how to make rooftop terraces a safe and enjoyable amenity to the tenants.
Session 3 RETAINING WALLS ARE MORE THAN JUST A LINE ON A SITE PLAN
Presented by: Glenn Herold, P. ENG., M.ASCE. Director Commercial Solutions, Oaks Landscape Products / Robert Bowers, P.Eng., Director of Engineering, CMHA
Historically site plans showed retaining walls as a series of straight lines with designated top and bottom of wall elevations; there occasionally may have been an accompanying generic “typical” cross section. However, more recently municipalities are asking for site-specific retaining wall design details as part of the site plan submission so they can verify wall batter, loading conditions, guard/fencing and/or planting requirements, site constraints, etc. are all accounted for. This presentation outlines several innovative approaches to segmental retaining wall design where traditional practices just would not have worked.
Evergreen Brickworks is a former quarry and brick manufacturing site, located in the Don River Valley of Toronto. Having operated for nearly 100 years, the facility provided bricks used to build many well-known Toronto landmarks. Following the factory closure, the quarry has been transformed into a city park, including a series of naturalized ponds, while the buildings have been restored and converted into an environmentally-focussed community and cultural centre by Evergreen, a national charity dedicated to restoring nature in urban environments.
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