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British Columbia Building Envelope Council – Vancouver Seminar on Building Cladding


January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmEvent Website

The British Columbia Building Envelope Council is hosting a Vancouver luncheon seminar on the topic, Hot New Trends in Building Cladding: Code Requirements for Fire Rating Assemblies in Building Envelope. Jeff Harris and Andy Lianto, P.E., both of JENSEN HUGHES, will provide the presentation, which qualifies for one core learning unit in continuing education credit.

Hot New Trends in Building Cladding: Code Requirements for Fire Rating Assemblies in Building Envelope

Presentation Topics:

  • Code requirements in the U.S. and Canada for combustible, non-compbustible, rated, and unrated assemblies
  • Case studies of fires in building envelope materials
  • Types of materials and related safety testing standards and reality
  • Burning questions afterwards

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About Presenter, Jeff Harris of JENSEN HUGHES

jeff harris building claddingJeff Harris is a licensed architect in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Hawaii. He provides forensic analysis of design and construction defects related to property damage and personal injury on behalf of attorneys, insurers, and property managers. Jeff’s expertise includes building enclosures, exterior wall coverings, windows, roofs, structures, mechanical systems; water damage resulting from construction defects; and injuries resulting from design, construction, and maintenance defects on floors, sidewalks, ramps and parking lots. His forensic analyses include historic code research and construction document review. Prior to joining CASE Forensics, A JENSEN HUGHES Company, in 2003, Jeff worked for over 20 years providing comprehensive architectural design services for residential, commercial, institutional, transportation, parking, and healthcare facilities.

Jeff’s broad depth of knowledge and experience allows him to employ various methods of well-established forensic analyses in his investigations including both intrusive and non-destructive testing methods. These include infrared thermography, light metering, data logging of hygrothermal measurements, measuring air movement within structures using a micromanometer, ground penetrating radar, Excel Variable Incidence Tribometry™ for measuring slip resistance of floors and other walking surfaces. As an architect, Jeff possesses a comprehensive understanding of the interrelated components of finishes, structure and building systems that architects routinely coordinate during the design and construction and remediation of buildings.

About Presenter, Andy Lianto of JENSEN HUGHES

andy lianto building claddingAndy Lianto , P.E., is a Senior Fire Protection Engineer with over seven years of experience. Throughout his career, he’s conducted plan reviews, commissioning, and testing of fire alarms, fire suppression, and smoke control systems. His expertise includes performance-based designs as well as building and fire code consulting for a wide range of new and existing facilities, including assembly, educational, residential, commercial, and mixed-use development. Working closely with architects, developers, owners, engineers, and contractors, Andy prepares various life safety and fire protection reports including building code equivalencies/alternative solutions and successfully negotiated acceptance with Authorities Having Jurisdiction. He is also highly proficient in numerous modeling software for evaluating fire/smoke behaviors and passenger evacuation strategies using FDS, CFAST, CONTAM, SAFIR, Pathfinder, Simulex, and hand calculations, based on SFPE Handbooks and NFPA standards.

Seminar Registration

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