Published: November 21, 2019 By: Carol Anne Stares

The Building Show is North America’s largest event for products, services, educational programming and professional networking. Bringing together Construct Canada, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, PM Expo, and World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion under one roof for the built community.

We’re excited that our team will be presenting two full sessions at this year’s conference. The Building Show will take place from December 4-6 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Visit our presenters during the conference to learn about some innovative projects and solutions to unique building challenges.

More information, including registration, can be found here. As a special benefit to our guests, please use the code TBS19GUEST when registering to attend The Buildings Show at no cost.

Session Overview: Understanding Building Envelope Failures

Presented by: Jon Juffs
December 4th, @ 9:00 am in Room 707

Understanding the design requirements, construction pitfalls, and operating challenges of buildings is important for a safe, functional, and satisfying community. New and existing buildings need to be designed, built, and operated with technical acumen and fiscal discipline. The underlying premise of these needs are rooted in understanding the principle requirements of separators, the loads they need to resist, and the impact operational decisions may have. The presentation will address the requirements and challenges of competing interests and position designers, constructors, and operators of buildings to maximize value for the communities they serve.

Register for this session here.

Session Overview: Why it Pays to Use High Performance Concrete Technologies in Building Restoration

Presented by Peter Calcetas
December 5th @ 2:30 pm in Room 713B

By selecting the right attributes, property managers and other stakeholders can realize both short and long term benefits for the building restoration performance and future financial benefits. Ultra high performance concrete technologies facilitate the construction and re-construction of structural building elements which reduce the intensity of effort and relaxes the time required for placement. We are now in an era where we can these technological advancements improve construction, reduce costs, increase durability, and prolong lifespans in a manner that mitigates risk and alleviates reserve fund needs. Learn how advanced material science and smart technologies help pay back new build investments and existing renewal requirements.

Register for this session here.

About the Presenters

Jon JuffsJon Juffs, Director, Condominium/Strata Group: Jon Juffs is the Director of the Condominium/Strata Group at McIntosh Perry.  Since 1988, Jon’s work experience has been continuously focused on architectural technology and building science services for many forms of occupied buildings.  In 2006, he co-authored ‘Reserve Fund Essentials’ – a layperson’s guide to reserve fund planning and control.  His service motto is “A home is more than roof or walls or lofty curving stairs … it’s a people thing after all.” Jon is a long-time volunteer member of CCI – Huronia (past President & current Board Member), as well as the CCI – Toronto & Area Chapter (Professional Associate), CCI– National (Certification Committee member), past ACMO (Regional Committee member).

 

Peter Calcetas, Manager, Restoration: Peter has more than 25 years of experience in Restoration Engineering, Structural Engineering and Advanced Construction Materials. He is a Professional Engineer, with licenses granted to him by the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) and L’Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). Peter is a very active member of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) who have elevated him to Fellow of the Society for the consistent demonstration of Excellence in Civil Engineering. He continues to contribute to professional practice, environmental sustainability and standards through work as the CSCE Regional VP (Ontario), Mentorship in the PEO, Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and the Ontario Society for Professional Engineers (OSPE). His specialties include High and Ultra High Performance Concrete design and construction, existing building and infrastructure re-engineering, and project management. His experience includes the design and manufacture of facades, buildings, infrastructure elements and physical security/ defense applications. Peter is a core contributor to the latest CSA A23.1-19’s (i.e. The Concrete Standard) Annex U for Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) and is an instructor for The National Lecture Series on UHPC for the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.