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OBEC Dinner Meeting – “Are Canadian roofs ready for climate adaptation?”

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February 21, 2024
612 Applewood Crescent, Vaughan ON L4K 4B4

The Ontario Building Envelope Council is hosting a dinner meeting on February 21, 2024, which will address the topic “Are Canadian roofs ready for climate adaptation?”, with a focus on CSA A123.26 “Performance requirements for climate resilience of low-slope membrane roofing systems”.

Intended for building designers and owners, building code officials, product manufacturers, and installers, CSA A123.26 provides holistic solutions to increase roof resiliency, says OBEC.

The presentation at the dinner meeting will discuss the framework of CSA 123.26, which comprises three distinct parts:

• Determination of climate zone severity classes for National Building Code of Canada locations.
• Selection of a roof resilience index.
• Adaptation measures commensurate with the chosen climate zone severity, resiliency index and performance levels with the help of a user interactive tool.

Ready-to-implement design solutions will also be presented, along with case studies.

The evening’s presenter is Dr. A. Baskaran, P.Eng, FIIBEC, a principal research officer at National Research Council of Canada, where he researches wind effects on building envelopes. He has authored and/or co-authored over 300 research articles and received over 25 awards, including the Frank Lander award from Canadian Roofing Contractors Association and the Carl Cash Award from ASTM.


• 5 pm – Technical discussion group, hosted by Robert Hartogsveld (qualifies for one BSS credit)
• 6 pm – Reception
• 7 pm – Dinner
• 8 pm – Presentation

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