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CHES Member Series Ticket1 $150 (1-time payment for all 8 sessions)
Non-Member Series Ticket: $180 (1-time payment for all 8 sessions)
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Webinar 1  Wednesday January 27, 2021
Topic: Update to CSA Z317.2 (HVAC)
Speakers:  Gordon D. Burrill, P.Eng., CCHFM, FASHE, CHFM, CHC
Nick Stark, P. Eng., CED, LEED AP, ICD.D
  In December of 2019, the Canadian Standards Association released the newest version of the CSA Z317.2:19 Special requirements for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in health care facilities standard. While the standard itself is not new, there certainly are new things of which CHES members need to be aware. Many aspects of the standard have been updated and adjusted based on the newest thinking of the impact of HVAC systems on patient outcomes and safety. This webinar will explore the Z317.2 project, changes to the standard based on the most recent learnings and additions to the standard with a focus on what planners, designers and operators need to know, where those changes are and why they have been made.

This webinar will be led by the chair and vice-chair of the technical sub-committee responsible for the HVAC standard and will provide insight into both the current thinking as well as what areas that are already under consideration for the next edition of the standard. You will hear “from the committee table” and gain an understanding of the importance of these systems and the collective knowledge contained within the covers of this important standard.

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Webinar 2 Wednesday February 24, 2021
Topic: Refrigeration Retrofits to Low GWP Refrigerants & How the Choices Effect Capacity and Operation 
Speakers: Jeff French
Steve McTaggart
  This presentation will cover:
•  When and Why Retrofits are better than New Equipment
•  System Audit prior to any retrofit work
•  Making Your Choice of New Low GWP Refrigerants for your application
•  How your Choice will affect System Capacity and operation
•  Why Electronic Valves should be a key consideration in your Retrofit
•  The Steps of the Retrofit
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Webinar 3  Wednesday March 24, 2021
Topic:  Building Science 101: Understanding Building Air Leakage and the Effects on Your Building Envelope
Speaker:  Steven Tratt
  This webinar session will educate healthcare engineers and associates interested in increasing their knowledge of the application and use of air barriers in all types of buildings. Researchers, architects, and code writers have shown that attention to specific details in both new and retrofitted envelopes results in better-performing buildings with better comfort and long durability as well as lower energy consumption. 
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Webinar 4  WednesdayApril 21, 2021
Topic:  Understanding and Preventing Floor Covering Failure
Speaker:  Chris Maskell
  The issues with floor covering installations are many and can quickly lead to expensive mistakes, delays and conflict on site. Planning ahead is the only way to ensure acceptable site conditions are provided for proper floor covering installation. This presentation will address common floor covering installation issues, sub-floor flatness, concrete dry times, moisture issues, testing requirements and NFCA’s Quality Assurance Program (third party inspection service).
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Webinar 5  Wednesday May 12, 2021
Topic:  Infection Prevention Through Design & Innovation
Speaker:  Vicky Diab, BA
  Given all the current implications of hospital acquired infections (HAIs), preventing spread in our healthcare facilities remains an ever-important design consideration. This presentation provides an overview of the prevalence risk factors and impact of HAIs on the U.S healthcare system. It will also explore the role of the built environment in transmitting pathogens, including design strategies and innovations for the mitigation and prevention of HAIs.
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Webinar 6 Wednesday June 16, 2021
Topic: Operating Rooms - Isolated Power Systems and Class A GFCIs in Operating Rooms
Speakers: Amir Mojtahed, B.Eng, M.Eng
Sonny Solanki, B.Eng
  This presentation will compare the two different system design choices consulting engineers and key hospital decision makers must make when deciding to go with isolated power and GFCI in patient care areas such as operating rooms.
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Webinar 7 Wednesday September 22, 2021
Topic: Resilient Building Design for Hospitals in the Face of Climate Change
Speaker: Gord Rajewski, R.E.T.
  Environment, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) is becoming top of mind for Healthcare facilities. Stakeholders are demanding that organizations define their plan to meet the threat of extreme weather brought on by climate change. There is now urgency attached to developing thoughtful responses. This session will provide background on the topic of Resilient Design, it will explain why resiliency is not a standalone subject, that resiliency needs to be combined with energy performance and sustainability. The session will discuss the project elements that need to be understood as hospitals embark on a greater understanding of their existing building assets, from base line creation through to retrofit completion. The session will include project case studies that deal with Wildfire, Air Quality and Structural aspects relating to the need for appropriate resilient design measures.
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Webinar 8 Wednesday November 17, 2021
Topic: Roof Maintenance
Speaker: Ted Katsoris, B.Tech, BSS, CCCA
  While the roof is one of the most critical components of the building envelope, it can also be the most overlooked component as well. Deteriorated paving, spalled bricks, cracked precast panels, lose metal panels, failed windows etc. can be seen from the ground with minimal effort. However, we cannot easily see blocked drains, blisters, loose metal flashing, deteriorated membranes unless one physically walks on the roof and undertakes a review. Left unchecked, these little problems can turn into expensive repairs or in the most extreme cases, a roof failure. While a leak in a residential, commercial or industrial faculty may be a "nuance", a roof leak in a hospital may trigger infectious control procedures, that may take a room(s) out of service while the issue is being attended. This presentation will focus on the most common methods of undertaking roof reviews / inspections, beginiing from the basic visual reviews, to more advanced diagnostic methods.
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