Fire and Spaces Between
On June 14, 2017 a fire occurred at the 24 storey, Grenfell Tower apartment building in London, England. More than 70 people died or succumbed to their injuries. Could this happen in British Columbia? This session will review exposure issues between buildings, limiting distance, combustible cladding issues and the use of foam plastic in exterior walls. It will include a historical look at the National Building Code of Canada and recent developments in exterior wall requirements.
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Time: 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Location: Room 223/224
Learning Units (LUs): 1.5 Core
Gordon Richards Architect AIBC FRAIC CP As a Registered Architect, Gordon Richards has over 35 years of experience in a comprehensive range of professional practice. Gordon is one of the key JENSEN HUGHES Code Consultants, and has been a Certified Professional since 1984. Gordon’s understanding of unique environments is evidenced by his consistent contribution to
Donald Hazleden Architect AIBC Don Hazleden is the president of Houseworks Building Science Inc. As an architect and principal at Morrison Hershfield Ltd., from 2004 to 2016, he provided building envelope consulting services to over 100 projects in British Columbia. Don is widely known for his work in architecture, building science, research and development management.