RJC Holds National Building Science and Restoration Conference
RJC Engineers held their Building Science and Restoration Conference, Building Fix in the 6ix, in Toronto October 14 – 15. With more than 280 attendees, the Conference is the largest in Canada dedicated to building science and restoration.
The Conference featured a wide array of presentations from industry-leading professionals, including prime consulting, resilient design, façade consulting, and retrofits. There were panel discussions as well, including a panel featuring Mariano Bocchicchio, Vice President with Starlight Investments, Robert Horst, Vice President, Retail, with Oxford, Bill Mackay, President of Macdero Construction, Farid Malek, Vice President with Choice REIT, and Loretta Ramadhin, Project Director with the City of Toronto. A panel featuring RJC’s Building Performance group highlighted the group's expertise in building energy modelling, thermal bridging calculations, airtightness commissioning, life cycle impact, embodied carbon, and client risk assessments.
The Ted Stone Broken Screwdriver Award was awarded to Mira Saba for going “above and beyond” with her work, living RJC’s guiding principles, and contributing to RJC’s success. Mira is an engineer-in-training in Calgary, who joined RJC after completing an internship with the firm. She was awarded ‘Intern of Merit’ by the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering for her significant impact on her team and RJC during her internship.
At the Conference, a photography contest celebrating RJC’s work and people was held. The winners are Mayank Dhadwal (Macro), Tiffany Sun Dela Cruz (The Built Environment), and Paul Fritze (People).
The Conference brings together building science and restoration practitioners from across RJC, from Vancouver Island to Prince Edward Island. Attendees have been with RJC for one week to 49 years, including engineers, technologists, interns, and project administrators.