Press Release: Registration now open for the 2012 OSBBC Annual General Meeting
Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25 2012
We invite you to join us for two days of professional development. We are excited about what we have organized and look forward to spending time with you exploring the current trends and controversies in various natural building systems including wood, earth and straw biofibre.
This year the entire Saturday will be workshops, round table discussions, and presentations on a variety of topics of interest to builders and potential owner-builders. The meeting of members will take place on Sunday, followed by further educational and social events.
Accommodation is available and meals are included.
Camp Kawartha Summer Camp / Outdoor Education Centre
1010 Birchview Road
Lakefield, Ontario, Canada
Directions and map: http://www.campkawartha.ca/contactus/directions.php
Key Note Speakers
- Ross Elliott on 2012 building code energy requirements and the Passive House standard in natural buildings
- Ace McCarlton on thermal modeling, envelope strategies and air leakage
- Tina Therrien on Timber Frame Construction Details
- Chris Magwood on building rating systems
9:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome Remarks, General Notes
10:30 – 12 Presentation – Ross Elliott on Building Code energy requirements and the Passive House standard in natural buildings
12 – 12:30 Presentation – Tina Therrien on Timber Frame Construction Details
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Presentation – Ace McCarlton on thermal modelling, envelope strategies and air leakage
3:00 – 3:45 – Breakout Session (2 Topics TBD day of)
4:00 – 4:45 – Breakout (2 Topics TBD day of)
4:45 – 5:30 Closing Remarks
6:30 – Dinner and social
9:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:00 Welcome Remarks and AGM
11:30 – 12:30 Presentation – Tina Therrien on Sustainable Materials in Developing Countries (Open to other entries from membership)
12:30 – 1:30 lunch (concurrent) – Frank Tettemer with the Ontario Straw Bale Slideshow
1:30 – 2:15 Breakout Session (2 Topics TBD day of)
2:15 – 2:30 Breakout Session (2 Topics TBD day of)
2:45 – 3:45 Presentation – Chris Magwood on building rating systems
4pm Closing Remarks
To obtain member pricing, either sign up as a new member (starts at $30) or log in as an existing member with your email address and password using the two boxes at the top of every page at osbbc.memberlodge.org
There will be opportunity for free display tables (2’ – 4’ space only) for Business Members as well as presentation boards of current work to display.
Also, if you have a current straw bale building you would like to show in the Sunday Lunch slide show, please send 2 – 5 pictures to Frank Tettemer by March 16 Deadline at [email protected]
Visit http://osbbc.ca/agm2012 to register.