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April 22, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour
Show(s): PM Springfest
Stream(s): Building Envelope Solutions
Session Code: T507
Credits: BOMI 1
For many building owners and property managers, roofs are viewed as necessary liabilities, needing ongoing maintenance and future costly replacements. What if you could salvage existing components and extend the service life of these components for the foreseeable future, incorporating sustainable concepts? Your roofs may already have such components, and therefore represent an inherent value. New roof designs can also incorporate renewable components. This presentation will address the identification of designated substances and hazardous materials on your property and discussion of the new Environmental Abatement Council of Canada (EACC) Guideline for Pre-Construction/Renovation Projects. The speakers will discuss case studies in real savings to be realized where roof system components have been salvaged in existing roof systems and how new construction could incorporate roof systems with multi-year service life, that can also act as platforms for renewable energy solar photovoltaic systems.
Senior Principal, Building Sciences - WSP
Jean-Guy Levaque has been providing valuable and practical solutions to high profile National clients for existing building retrofit and new construction projects, as a specialist Roofing Consultant with more than 40 years of construction experience, and more than 27 years of roof consulting expertise. A fluently bilingual consultant, he has an in-depth knowledge of the roofing industry and is widely recognized throughout Canada and the U.S. His role as the Leader of the Roofing Centre of Excellence helps position WSP as the Best in Class in the industry. Part of his responsibilities include developing roof consulting expertise and services for clients across Canada, providing research and roofing technical lead services to the Company, developing effective reporting solutions, scalable solutions for roof system selections for clients. His approach to roofing has been to solve client’s problems, offering solutions to best suit the clients’ needs and budget constraints, with a view to salvaging components to achieve environmental benefits. Jean-Guy also leads the business development initiatives in the commercial / retail sectors for the company, and is the interim Leader of all the Centres of Excellence at WSP. Jean-Guy actively participates in the shaping of the roofing and building envelope industry in North America as an active member of IIBEC (formerly RCI Inc.) as President 2015-2016 and on Committees, the CIB W83 International Committee on Roofing Materials and Systems, and co-chair of the CSA A123.23 Task Force to develop the Framework for Climate Resilient Performance Standards of Commercial Roofs.
Project Manager – Built Environment
Danielle Vella currently works with WSP as a Project Manager/ Interim Team Lead with the Built Environment Group in the GTA. Ms. Vella has six years of experience as a designated substance, occupational hygiene, asbestos and mould specialist. Ms. Vella has knowledge of current designated substances and occupational exposure regulations and standards and has worked on designated substances and occupational hygiene related projects of various sizes and complexities. Ms. Vella has experience successfully implementing a myriad of Designated Substance Surveys, Design and Inspection of Asbestos Abatement Projects, and Mould Investigations Indoor Air Quality Assessments, and exposure Assessments for institutional, residential, industrial, commercial buildings across Ontario.