All seminars will be presented in French.
Separate registration for seminars is not required: your MCEE 2019 badge is your “ticket”.
Seating is on a first come-first reserved basis.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 10:30 am
When designing buildings, should the primary importance be placed on the comfort of occupants or the effectiveness of the envelope and its systems? The ASHRAE standard provides a different perspective on the design of mechanical systems based on occupant comfort. The factors taken into account include metabolism, clothing, relative humidity, air velocity, operating temperatures and median operation. From a case study, the tools used to design a system that meets the specific criteria of the standard will be addressed.
Gilles Legault, Hydronics Director, CB Supplies Ltd.
Mr. Legault has over 20 years of experience in the field of plumbing and heating. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Ottawa and was also involved in industry improvement by participating in various associations. Mr. Legault is a certified hydronic designer, recognized by the Canadian Hydronics Council Hydronics, and a Certified Geothermal Systems Designer, recognized by the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition. Building mechanical systems that meet occupant requirements as well as the training of design stakeholders and the implementation of these systems remain his passion.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 2 pm
Chapter III, Plumbing of the Quebec Building Code, though very complete, may seem rather complex with all its peculiarities. This is as true for a designer who starts in the field as a person with more experience. Also, some municipal bylaws must be considered. Fortunately, there are several tools available, among others, offered by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the Corporation of Master Plumbing Mechanics of Quebec (CMMTQ) and the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ). This seminar is both a presentation of interesting plumbing technical elements and a reminder of the different resources available to industry stakeholders.
in collaboration with
Éric Fournier, ing. Mechanical, Project Manager, GBI
Employed by GBI since February 2018, Mr. Fournier works primarily in the field of building mechanics and has developed plumbing expertise over time. His collaboration may be required at any stage of the projects in which he participates. Very involved in the ASPE for several years, he currently holds the position of President of the Montreal chapter.
Daniel Marchand, LEED PA, Project Manager and Quality Control Manager, Bouthillette Parizeau
Mr. Marchand, with his long experience in plumbing, boiler and distribution network of thermal fluids, has acquired a great speed of decision-making. He is responsible for the plumbing division for all Bouthillette Parizeau projects. Very involved in the field, he was appointed Technical Vice-President of the Montreal Chapter of ASPE in 2004, then president from 2010 to 2014. He is now Legislative Vice-President. In collaboration with the RBQ and the CMMTQ, he is also a member of many committees, such as the Provincial Committee on Cross-Connections and the Chapter III Committee, Plumbing 2015 of the Quebec Construction Code. He is a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and is a plumbing trainer for several organizations.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 3:30 pm
As the properties of biogas are different from those of natural gas, it is important to understand the specific characteristics of this fuel and their impacts in the choice of equipment, burner and network. The presentation will help to understand the differences and impacts in a boiler room in order to provide solutions for the design and use of these systems.
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Francis Lacharité, P.Eng., MBA, LEED PA, Sales Manager, Services Énergétiques R.L.
Mr. Lacharité is, among other things, Director of Sales at RL Energy Services. He was heavily involved in ASHRAE, was responsible for student activities for the entire society from 2014 to 2015 and is currently president of the Montreal chapter. . He specializes in the application of solutions, particularly in the hydronics of heat pump, cooling and heating networks.
Michel Rhéaume, P.Eng., Services Énergétiques R.L.
Mr. Rhéaume has been working in the field of combustion for over 35 years. For more than 11 years, he developed and honed his knowledge of boilers and networks in several Quebec boiler rooms within the manufacturer Volcano, where he was director of the service department. For 25 years now, he has been at the helm of R.L. Energy Services, a manufacturer’s agent specializing in boilers and combustion, founded in 1993 with his partner Gaétan Langlois. In recent years, he has participated in several projects using biogas as a primary fuel, such as the biomethanation projects in Saint-Hyacinthe and Granby, LET Gestera, Serre Demers and many others.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 5 pm
The purpose of the presentation is to compare multiple differential pressure probes and probes in combination with a mechanical differential pressure controller. The discussion will offer a simulation to see the effects of overheads and low load conditions on the economy of pumps and the delta T of boilers / coolers.
Antti Valikangas, Swing and Controls Specialist, Victaulic
Since 2013, Mr. Valikangas has been working at Victaulic as a swing and control specialist, responsible for Quebec and the Maritimes. He helps his clients to realize their projects with a focus on energy efficiency and controllability of hydronic systems. Mr. Valikangas holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Management from McGill University.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 10:30 am
Several topics will be discussed during this presentation. They are the image of the current concerns and challenges facing contractors, engineers and designers. These will include the recovery of HVAC systems condensation, the use of air intake valves for island sinks, expansion during the installation of DAr, and water hammer dampers. Part of the seminar will also focus on three incidents of backflow that occurred in recent months in Quebec and their causes and consequences.
Éric Gagnier, Plumbing Technical Advisor, Régie du bâtiment du Québec
Mr. Gagnier is a Building Mechanic Technologist. From 1989 to 2005, he was a Plumbing Inspector and since 2005 has been a Plumbing Technical Advisor. It is a supporting role for RBQ inspectors for complex construction site cases, collaborating with the CMMTQ in the drafting of various articles concerning plumbing.
Henri Bouchard, Director of Technical Services, CMMTQ
Mr. Bouchard has been Director of Technical Services at the CMMTQ for more than 15 years. As part of his mandate, he and his team oversee the interpretation and explanation of the Articles of the Codes governing building mechanics. In addition to writing articles and technical guides, he participates in writing courses in building mechanics and presents several seminars each year. Mr. Bouchard also participates in various provincial committees of the RBQ and sits on the Standing Committee on Plumbing and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and National Committees of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 12:30 pm
This seminar will cover the benefits of modulation on the efficiency of combustion heaters, electric heaters, efficiency efficient (condensing) combustion heaters, and the different ways to modulate a heater. PSC, ECM and variable speed ventilation motors will also be explained.
Mario Bouchard, Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Granby Industries
Mr. Bouchard has been working in the heating industry for over 25 years. He first took over the reins of the family owned oil distribution, heating equipment installation and service business in 1990 and later worked for various heating equipment, oil and gas burners, combustion control systems, such as ICP, United Technologies Carrier, Riello Burner and Honeywell.
He has been Vice President - Business Development, Sales and Marketing for the Canadian Market at Granby Industries for almost 10 years.
A strong proponent of the fuel oil industry, he is actively involved in various associations such as the Canadian Oil Heat Association (COHA), the North American Oil Heat Research Alliance (NORA), the Oil Heat Manufactures Association ( OMA) and the Quebec Association of Energy Distributors (ADEQ). He has also served on the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Technical Committee for the development of B139 for several years.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 2 pm
Hybrid VRF is the modern alternative to traditional heating and cooling approaches. In addition to offering unparalleled performance, this technology can simultaneously meet heating and cooling needs while recovering energy. The system uses direct expansion technology similar to typical VRF systems. The energy is then redistributed in the building using hot or cold water to fan coils. Since it does not have refrigerant circulating in the distribution system, it contains half as much refrigerant as a conventional VRF system.
Jocelyn Léger, Commercial Sales Manager, Mitsubishi Electric
Mr. Léger has eight years of field experience as an contractor and eighteen years as a HVAC equipment specialist. With a LEED PA certification and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation, he is passionate about sustainable buildings, energy simulations and high-performance HVAC equipment. He is participating in the ASHRAE VRF TC8.7 Technical Committee (Atlanta) documenting DRV technology as well as the GPC-41 project committee for the development of the VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems) Design, Installation and Commissioning Guide. He is also one of the instructors of the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) responsible for the Variable Refrigerant Flow System Training: Design & Applications.