TIMBER, GLASS AND NAFS: ARCHITECTS GUIDE TO NAFS & CURTAIN WALL WINDOWS ON TIMBER FRAME BUILDINGS

AIBC: 2.5 Core LU’s

BC Wood is pleased to offer BC architects a series of unique hands on seminars, demonstrations and workshops each given by experts in their respective fields.  Local experts will explain and demonstrate creative solutions for integrating glass and timber into structures and provide insights into the regulations governing this work.  Attendees will garner working knowledge of a manufactured in BC Hybrid Wood Curtain Wall Window System and understanding of NAFS regulation governing these systems. 

After the seminars we  will move to the lab floor for an interactive demonstration of heavy timber and curtain wall assembly including a live demonstration of an air and water test on an assembled unit to determine the Performance Grade measure.

A tour of UBC’s Wood Sciences Lab will follow.

The event will be hosted by Roy Manion of BC Wood.

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GENERAL

DATE:

Thursday, March 1, 2018

TIME:

11:00AM – 3:00PM

A CATERED LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

COST:

As always, there is no charge for this event; however, space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible.

PLACE:

ROOM 2964
UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

REGISTER:

Please RSVP by emailing Roy Manion at rmanion@bcwood.com.

Agenda

10:30 – 11:00:

Coffee and Introduction: Roy Manion, BC Wood, Jason Chiu, UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing

11:00 – 11:30:

Session 1 (NAFS)

11:30 – 12:00:

Session 2 (Heavy Timber Connections)

12:00 – 1:00:

Lunch & Networking With Speakers

1:00 – 1:30:

Session 3 (Curtain Wall Window Systems)

1:45 – 2:00:

Move to Wood Sciences Lab for:

2:00 – 3:00:

Demonstration re heavy timber & hybrid curtain wall assembly + air water testing

3:00:

Tour Wood Sciences machinery lab

Sessions

SESSION 1

A CANADIAN ARCHITECT’S GUIDE TO NAFS— ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR PRACTITIONERS

Presenter: Al Jaugelis | BScArch; Senior Fenestration Specialist

In this presentation, Al Jaugelis introduces the essential information every Canadian architect needs to know about NAFS, including how to address the many commercial fenestration products that are not within its scope. The topics covered in this presentation are also addressed in a comprehensive e-book of the same title which will be made available to all participants.

Bonus—bring your questions!

Time will be set aside during the lunch break to deal with NAFS and performance testing questions from participants.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the two structural-air-water performance paths in Part 5 of the BCBC, one of which involves testing to NAFS and the Canadian Supplement
  • Understand the performance path that applies to products outside the scope of NAFS
  • Understand the limitations of NAFS testing
  • Understand the different processes for qualifying site built and factory built products

SESSION 2

TIMBER FRAME CONNECTION SYSTEMS AND INTEGRATION WITH DIRECT GLAZING SYSTEMS

Presenter: David Petrina

This presentation will discuss different connection options for heavy timbers including traditional mortise and tenon as well as off the shelf hardware systems. Integration of timber framing and direct glazing systems will be discussed and examples reviewed. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about and examine different timber connection systems
  • Learn about the effectiveness of both traditional and concealed hardware; the capacities, pros and cons of each system. 
  • Learn about direct glazing in timber frame systems. 

SESSION 3

INTRODUCTION TO BC DESIGNED, DEVELOPED AND MANUFACTURED HYBRID WOOD CURTAIN WALL WINDOW SYSTEMS’

Presenter: Jim Eisenhauer

Hybrid Window Systems offer clean flush site lines along with the unmatched beauty and the warmth of wood interior components and are ideal for contemporary, residential, commercial, institutional or recreational facilities.

This session will discuss advancements in BC’s window industry whereby hybrid curtain wall systems are now designed and manufactured in BC. 

This session will discuss the many features of the systems including the elimination of caulking during installation for water tightness, exteriors options of removable aluminum or wood beauty caps, air, water and structural performance and third party thermal testing that achieve passive house standards. The session will discuss how hybrid curtain wall system minimizes field errors while substantially reducing on site labor costs

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the performance grade measures of Hybrid Curtain Wall Systems
  • Learn why no caulking is required when installing Hybrid Curtain Wall Systems and why this is important
  • How to specify wood window systems that require little or no exterior maintenance

SESSION 4

DEMONSTRATION OF COMPLETED CURTAIN WALL AND HEAVY TIMBER ASSEMBLY AND LIVE DEMONSTRATION OF AIR WATER TEST

Presenters: Jim Eisenhauer and Dave Petrina

This will be interactive session where participants can actively participate in working with heavy timber joinery that will illustrate the simple and robust joinery connections.  Participants will also participate in installations of hybrid curtain wall systems that will illustrate its simplicity and efficiency.

A demonstration of an air and water performance test on a fully assembled curtain wall window system installed into a heavy timber assembly will be conducted and the performance will be measured.

As a result of this hands on workshop, attendees will:

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the sophisticated yet simple and robust heavy timber joinery connections
  • Learn about the simplicity and efficiency of Hybrid Curtain Wall Systems
  • Understand through an active demonstration how window systems are tested for Air and Water Performance Grade Measures

Speakers

AL JAUGELIS

Al Jaugelis is a senior fenestration specialist with RDH Building Science Inc and is recognized as an authority on the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) and writes about it on the “NAFS in Canada” blog.

Al brings to this role a clear understanding of Canadian code requirements applicable to fenestration. He is an effective communicator and is in demand as a speaker on topics related to fenestration performance and Canadian building codes.

Al is a member of the CSA A440 Committee on Performance Standards for Windows, the Fenestration Canada and FENBC Technical Committees, the NRCan Energy Efficient Fenestration Steering Committee, and is also a Technical Consultant member of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA).

DAVID PETRINA

Dave graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He spent 8 years in the high tech sector with Ballard Power Systems, a company that designs and manufactures clean energy hydrogen fuel cells. After leaving Ballard, Dave spent 7 years in the forestry industry with Canfor & Fletcher Challenge. In 2004, Dave founded Kettle River Timberworks, a company specializing in traditional timber frame and commercial heavy timber structures. Kettle River Timberworks has completed over 60 commercial and residential projects.

 

 

 

JIM EISENHAUER

Jim Eisenhauer, Principal of Unison Windows and Doors, founded the company in 1978. Under his management and direction, Unison is recognized for its fine quality manufacturing and leading edge design and performance. Jim is recognized in the industry as a leader, he educates the architectural industry through seminars and factory workshops. With a passion for design and product excellence Jim continues to effectively shape and expand his vision for the window and door industry.

ROY MANION

Roy Manion heads up BC Wood’s Specifier Program which is designed to create an awareness of value-added products from BC’s wood industry for the architect, designer and construction community.

Roy has organized and implemented in excess of 400 events  with the common theme of educating his audience on BC’s vibrant, value-added wood industry.