WSP’s Buildings Experts Engage in Thought Leadership

WSP’s Property and Buildings experts will be presenting at the 2018 Buildings Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, November 28-30. Visit WSP at the Thought Lounge Booth #1038 to continue the conversation post seminars.

img-Antoni Paleshi

Wednesday, November 28 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Toronto Green Standard v3: The Next Generation of Building Energy and Carbon Performance

Speaker: Antoni Paleshi

This session will show how TGSv3 provides a clear path towards energy, carbon and resilience targets for new construction, as well as supporting the CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard. It will also provide an in-depth look at the massive shift in typical building design needed to meet the new requirements. It will conclude with a case study comparing buildings designed to previous and current versions of TGS.

See WS101 session details



img-David Heska

Wednesday, November 28 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Rapid Fire for Property Managers: Maintenance & Capital Repair for Existing Buildings

Speaker: David Heska

As part of this interactive panel discussion David Heska will be one of the engineers answering Property Managers questions such as:

  • What are tips for Property Managers prioritizing capital spending with limited funds?
  • What are the current trends in the window industry and how are these impacting existing building restoration projects?
  • What can be done to minimize the noise and dust disruption that is typically experienced when completing a large concrete garage repair project?
  • What are the Top 5 questions that should be asked when replacing your leaking flat roof system?

See WS208 session details




Wednesday, November 28 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm

LEEDv4.1 O+M and the Changing Nature of Benchmarking Green Building Performance

Speakers: Matthew Hirsch and Daniele Magditsch

This presentation will provide an overview of the new rating system, and explain the many opportunities and risks that LEEDv4.1 is expected bring, and how LEED v4.1 can expand certification opportunities to new market segments and asset types.

See WS209 session details



img-Scott Armstrong

Thursday, November 29 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Building Envelope Commissioning: A Maturing Marketplace Solution

Speaker: Scott Armstrong

Is enclosure commissioning right for your project? How do you decide which enclosure commissioning activities are necessary? When should you engage an enclosure commissioning agent?

The Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx) sector is maturing and can provide the framework for conversations about increasingly stringent envelope-related standards, codes, and performance requirements. BECx provides a process to ensure performance is embedded in project requirements and is delivered through construction completion. This session will use project examples demonstrating commissioning principles on new and existing buildings or individual enclosure elements. We will discuss typical design, tender, and construction practices that track and test enclosure performance while keeping project teams informed of how value engineering, changes, or substitutions may affect performance. Lastly, it will connect these to guidelines and standards such as LEED, BOMA BEST, NIBS, ASHRAE, CSA, and ASTM to highlight recent trends in standardization and harmonization.

See TS133 session details