Below is a list of some past events that have been held by the Upper Canada Chapter. Click on the links below to view details on each event.
Tour of PCL’s Modular Construction Plant - 26 April 2016
Meet the incoming President - 10 April 2017
Peter Y Wong, the incoming CIBSE President, visited the Upper Canada Chapter in Toronto on the evening 10th April. Several industry heavyweights were in attendance and we were delighted to welcome four of the local ASHRAE chapter’s committee. The discussion was lively and free flowing, centering on a “state of the industry” discussion about building services globally and locally in Canada.
As the world gets smaller two ecosystems of codes and standards survive- one North American derived, the other international and European derived. The desirability of further convergence was noted, whilst acknowledging that there will always be difficulties. Canada is part of the North American ecosystem, and ASHRAE is the giant in authoring standards for building services therein. Members of the CIBSE chapter would be happy to contribute alongside ASHRAE in Canada.
One strength of CIBSE that was discussed is in integration of building services- the complex chilled beam which integrates lighting, cooling, control and potentially fire safety and security was cited- a building services engineer would be competent to design/ specify/ manufacture such a thing, whereas it would require several individual, traditional disciplines coordinating together without this approach.
CIBSE members also have experience in natural ventilation/ passive design, something that is of limited application in the huge ambient temperature swing in Ontario but could be ideal for Metro Vancouver.
The Upper Canada Chapters next event is on the 15th May also in Toronto, and will be held jointly with ASHRAE as part of the ongoing celebrations of 40 years of successful partnership.
2013-14 CIBSE Canada Group Calendar
2013 CIBSE Canada Group Calendar
2014 CIBSE Canada Group Calendar