Top Glass Seminar: Spec speak
Get up-to-date on the latest in glazing codes and standards.
By Patrick Flannery
The Codes We Live By: What’s new and coming in Canadian glazing codes and standards
Presenter: David Heska, WSP
The rules for designing, making and installing glass facades are constantly evolving and today’s need to drive energy efficiency forward has accelerated the process. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. David Heska is here to help with an expert look at recent changes to the National Building Code and the standards important to the architectural glazing industry. He’ll draw on his diverse experience and the deep well of knowledge at WSP to not only explain the changes that are happening, but share some insight into likely future directions.
About the speaker
David Heska is a professional engineer and the southwestern Ontario director at WSP. In addition to his regional role, David provides leadership on operational initiatives across the building sciences team from coast-to-coast. David is a contributing columnist in Glass Canada and has spoken at The Buildings Show and the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association trade show. He is also a member of the Fenestration Canada Education Committee. David’s areas of expertise include building envelope projects (windows, curtainwall, roofs) as well as concrete restoration projects (balconies, walls and parking garages). He has been involved in the assessment and repair of hundreds of buildings across Ontario, including multi-unit residential structures (all types of high-rise, townhouses, condominiums, co-ops), office towers, industrial buildings, stadiums, arenas and other public facilities. WSP is one of the world’s leading consulting engineering firms, working with building owners, governments, businesses and providing integrated solutions across many disciplines with over 49,000 employees across 40 countries. •