“Building enclosure failures are the most common cause of missed energy targets, durability issues, and health and comfort problems. Making multilayered, high-performance structures and building envelopes function as they should requires a new way of thinking that has not yet become second nature in the industry.” Dr. John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng.



By RDH Building Science Laboratories      Presenter: Dr. John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Material Selection Matters

These seminars will provide up-to-date building science information about material selection and how to apply building science principles to construct resilient, durable, energy efficient and healthy buildings.


Register VICTORIA, BC – February 16

Register VANCOUVER, BC – February 17

Register KELOWNA, BC – February 18

Construction professionals specify materials every day; your decisions affect the environment, our communities, and their health and safety. Harnessing the evolving body of knowledge about the impacts of materials on our communities is integral to improving the science and art of architecture and engineering.

Presented by:


  • Applications for wood and concrete structural and enclosure systems.

  • State-of-the-art expertise on choosing the right material for the project.

  • Applying building science principles to construct resilient, durable, long-lasting, healthy and energy-efficient buildings.


  • Architects

  • Engineers

  • Owners/Developers

  • Construction Professionals

  • Building Envelope Consultants


$139 + tax per seminar

$99 + tax per seminar for CaGBC members and SABMag subscribers
(PROMO CODE: sustainability)

Seminar Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.

Material Selection Matters Seminar Presenter:

Dr. John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., is a principal of Building Science Laboratories / RDH Building Science Laboratories and a professor of building science in the Civil Engineering Department and School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo. Energy-efficient, healthy, durable and sustainable building designs are a general goal of his research.

Continuing Education Credit

Attendees will earn Professional Development Hours (PDH). A certificate of completion will be provided after the seminar.

Core Credits
Continuing Professional Development


Sponsored by:

The Concrete Council of Canada is pleased to sponsor the Material Selection Matters Seminar Series. The seminars, delivered by Dr. John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng, Building Science Consulting Inc.