April 9, 2024 Dinner Meeting

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March 11, 2024 | By CSC Toronto Administrator

April 9th, 2024 IN-PERSON Dinner Meeting
'Navigating the New CSA Standard for Performance Requirements for Climate Resilience of Low Slope Membrane Roofing Systems'
February was another amazing educational topic with a very engaged audience. It wouldn't be a Toronto Chapter Season without checking in on what's cool in the roofing industry. Or those ever changing standards.

Presentation Description:
Douglas Fishburn is part of a working group who has been reviewing the intent of the new CSA A123.26 – Performance Requirements for Climate Resilience of Low Slope Membrane Roofing SystemsThe standard, which was developed by the NRC in collaboration with the North American roofing community, provides holistic solutions to increase roof resiliency in the face of climate change, and is intended to be used by building designers, building owners, building code officials, product manufacturers, and installers.

 This presentation will provide an overview of the framework of the standard, including the climate zone severity classes, the roof resilience indices, and Climate RCI tool. Further, it will dive into the application of the standard, including guidance on strategies to improve the durability of roofing systems in anticipation of increased severity of weather events. Information including design criteria, enhancements, inspection and testing requirements, along with practical case studies, will illustrate some of the requirements needed to meet the standard, as it pertains to wind and rain.

Roofs are not immune to the effects of climate change and will continue to be major contributors for insurance claims when subjected to weather events. CSA A123.26 will provide the guidance to ensure that roofs will continue to function well in the long term.

Douglas Fishburn,
President of Fishburn Roofing Sciences Ltd.
A graduate of OAC, now known as the University of Guelph, Douglas Fishburn RRO, Green Roof Professional (GRP) has over fifty (50) years of roofing, building envelope, construction and design experience. He is President of Fishburn Roofing Sciences Ltd. and holds a dominate position in the field of roofing, waterproofing and building envelope technology.
Mr. Fishburn has presented technical papers to several International Building Symposiums and contributed technical articles to professional trade journals such as Plant Engineering, the Canadian Architect and Specifications Canada. He sits on a number of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) committees, which formulate standards for roof construction products. Mr. Fishburn has lectured at universities and also provided training seminars for trade organizations, universities and government bodies. Doug Fishburn has published over forty (40) articles regarding roof related subjects.
He is a Past President of the Ontario chapter of IIBEC. Mr. Fishburn has held the position of Regional Director of IIBEC and is a past member of the education, chapter development and advocacy committees of IIBEC. He is a Registered Roof Observer (RRO) and has his Green Roof Professional (GRP) accreditation. In 2022, Mr Fishburn was the recipient of the Ontario Building Envelope Council’s Anthony A. Woods (Beckie) Award, given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the design, construction and performance of the building envelope throughout their career.

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024
**Registration closes 
Friday, April 5th, 2024 @ 12:00PM EST

Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club
141 Wilson Ave, Toronto, ON M5M 3A3

Networking - 5:15pm-6:00pm
Dinner - 6:00pm-7:00pm
Presentation - 7:00pm-8:00pm

Member - $66.37 + HST = $75.00
Non-Member - $75.22.37 + HST = $85.00
Cash at Door - $88.50 + HST = $100.00
Booklet of 6 Dinner Tickets - $331.86 + HST = $375.00
Students - $26.55 + HST = $30.00

To Register, go to:

Charles Bosworth, CSC Toronto Chapter Program Committee Officer charles@cpd.ca
Kevin Becessar, CSC Toronto Chapter Vice-Chair & Program Officer associations.kevin@gmail.com
Wendy Kuroiwa, CSC Toronto Chapter Administrator toronto@csc-dcc.ca