UDI Webinar: All About Balconies

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Name: UDI Webinar: All About Balconies
Date: January 25, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

The balcony space is widely sought after in residential units, offering an extension of the home and living area. Having that outdoor space can be a nice escape during this extraordinary time of covid. However, this opportunity comes with design and construction challenges such as thermal bridging. In this session we will explore the pleasures and design challenges of outdoor private space in the city.
Join our expert panel in discussion on all things related to balconies, including topics such as: 
• Energy efficiency
• Accessibility
• Sociability aspects


Marc Haberli is an Architect and Associate with Perkins and Will’s Calgary studio. He has over 10 years of experience working internationally on mixed use, transportation, multi-family, commercial, and research projects. As a practicing architect Marc expresses a keen interest for addressing social and environmental issues through research driven design. He is involved in research on building and energy performance studies in cold weather climates, technology driven design and fabrication processes and architectural integration of urban agriculture.

Bruce Haden – In 2017 Bruce Haden founded Human Studio with Peter Atkinson. Human Studio’s work currently includes multiple BC Housing projects, multiple Indigenous cultural and housing projects, and post-secondary and cultural projects. Prior to the current success of Human Studio, Bruce led multiple high-profile projects as partner at Dialog (formerly Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden), including the globally published and awarded; Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts, UBC Student Nest Building (with B+H) and Vancouver House Tower (with the Bjarke Ingels Group). One area of Bruce’s current focus is leading the development of Human Studio’s public good software tool, FLUID Sociability. FLUID uses agent based modeling to test building projects at the design stage for their potential to support social interaction. He is also the author of Urban Magnets, a book about enhancing sociability in the public realm through a focus on activity rather than a focus on form. Urban Magnets and FLUID are the urban and building level strategies for Human Studio’s focus on evidence based sociability.
Finally, as an active member of the Canadian design community, Bruce is a founding board member of the Urbanarium, has twice chaired the City of Vancouver Urban Design Panel and assisted both Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto in setting up Design Review Panels. He is the Jury Chair for the international design competition for Block 2 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Tavis McAuley is a registered Architect, specializing in building code and Certified Professional (CP) consulting services. Tavis draws on his extensive experience working as a design architect and building envelope consultant to inform his approach to building code consulting and acting CP. He has experience across all phases, scales, and building types for both new and existing projects. Having worked full-time in construction administration for several years, he also has extensive field experience to translate the theory to practice. Tavis has a clear communication style that results in effective collaboration with design teams, clients, and stakeholders. He enjoys being an educator within the profession and working with clients and architects to rationalize the building code requirements within each project.

(Moderator) Tony Gioventu is the Executive Director of the Condominium Home Owners’ Association of B.C. (CHOA), a consumer association in British Columbia with over 250,000 members comprising strata corporations, owners, and business members who serve the strata industry. In addition to serving on numerous boards and committees for government agencies and industry associations, Tony is the weekly columnist for The Province, The Times Colonist, and syndicated media across BC.   Since 2002 Tony has written over 1,000 columns and information bulletins dedicated to condo living and is the co-author of “The Strata Property Act: A Practical Guide to Bylaws”, and “Understanding Governance: Strata Rules of Order and Procedures in British Columbia.”  With offices in New Westminster, Victoria, Kelowna and Prince George, CHOA provides service to its members promoting an understanding of strata living, and the interests of strata property owners. On average the association fields 300 inquiries a day from owners, strata council members, managers and agents, and delivers over 100 seminars annually on a variety of strata related topics including governance, operations and administration.

Event Sponsors:
Zoom webinar
Date/Time Information:

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Member Price             $20 + GST
Non-Member Price     $30 + GST

A link to the recorded webinar will be available to those who have registered. The recording will be available for viewing 24 hours after the webinar airs, and can be watched on-demand for 72 hours.

72 hours' notice required. 
Substitutions allowed. 

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