Day 2 – Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Seminar Streams:

  • Building Code & Envelope Solutions
  • Building Performance & Energy Efficiency
  • Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management
  • New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials
  • Professional & Personal Skills Development
  • Project Planning, Management & Best Practices
  • Health & Wellness
  • Facility Management & Building Maintenance
  • Property Management

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8:30am–9:30am • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 206

T01: The Importance of Structural Thermal Breaks in Meeting Future Energy Building Codes and Improving Building Envelope Efficiency [Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Facility Management & Building Maintenance]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

Recent evolutions in building energy codes, such as the City of Vancouver’s newly adopted rezoning policy and the upcoming BC Stretch Code, focus much more on the efficiency of building envelopes. Not only is there an emphasis on reducing heat loss from building envelope assemblies, there is also scrutiny on interface details where significant thermal bridging occurs.

Balconies and other cantilever construction elements, which project through the building envelope, break the insulation layer, and create thermal bridges. Incorporating a thermal break within structural elements can significantly improve the thermal performance of building envelopes.

This session will discuss solutions to thermally break the external structural components from the building envelope, minimizing thermal bridging, energy loss, and thereby mitigating moisture and mold issues.

Attendees will get a brief overview of the City of Vancouver’s new rezoning policy with a focus on the new “TEDI – Thermal Energy Demand Intensity” metric. Speakers will also discuss innovative technologies for structural thermal breaks at balconies and their impact relative to meeting new building energy requirements.

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Patrick M.B. Chan
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Christian Cianfrone

Speakers:
Patrick M.B. Chan, Regional Engineering and Sales Manager, Schöck North America
Christian Cianfrone, Principal, Building Energy Lead, Morrison Hershfield Limited


Biographies
Patrick M.B. Chan is the Pacific Northwest Sales Engineer for Schöck North America and holds a Civil Engineering Degree (B.A.Sc.) from the University of British Columbia. He has a passion for finding solutions to reducing the environmental footprints of buildings as an effective means of tackling global warming. He had spent the past 12 years focusing on making building envelopes more efficient. He regular speaks to architects, engineers and developers about structural thermal breaks and has advised many global companies within the construction industry about code requirements, best practices, sustainability in building and engineering innovations. Patrick is based in Vancouver BC and lives in one of the first LEED Gold condominium buildings in BC.

Christian is one of Canada’s industry leaders in building energy efficiency and energy simulation, having worked on hundreds of projects across North America. Christian sits on the CaGBC’s Energy Technical Advisory Group and is currently the chair for the equivalent USGBC committee. Christian has provided energy policy advice to some of Canada’s largest cities, including Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto, and is part the Near Zero Emissions Building Plan consultant team for the City of Vancouver. Christian has also been instrumental in developing and delivering professional education on current industry topics relating to energy efficiency, simulation, codes, and ventilation.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8:30am–9:30am • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 207

T03: Change Orders and Extra Work: Best Practices [Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Facility Management & Building Maintenance]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

This presentation will provide a brief overview of the fundamentals of law around change orders and extra work, expanding on how contract provisions could be utilized to set out and manage the process of submitting approval of change orders, and extra work orders.

The presenters will discuss common processes and mechanisms to avoid, reduce and handle the difficulties that often arise with such processes. The presenters will also discuss best practices with respect to both preparing and responding to extra work requests and submission of change orders.

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Mark Braidwood
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Vanessa Reakes

Speakers:
Mark Braidwood, Principal, SHK Law Corporation
Vanessa Reakes, Principal, SHK Law Corporation

Biographies
Mark provides legal counsel to a variety of professionals, including engineers, architects, financial advisors, insurance agents, home inspectors and others. As a construction lawyer, Mark’s practice includes representing all parties involved in construction litigation, at times taking him to other jurisdictions in Canada and beyond.

Vanessa frequently acts as counsel for architects and engineers as well as contractors, subcontractors, developers and project managers. The breadth of Vanessa’s experience has brought her before all levels of court in British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition to traditional dispute forums, Vanessa also has significant experience in mediation, arbitration and various administrative tribunals.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8:30am–12:00pm • EB $100/REG $125 • ROOM 224

T04: PM150 – The Risks Inherent in Planning for Project Success [Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Facilities Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management]

[ AIBC 3.25 Core LUs • BOMI 3.5 CPDs • 3 Hours IDCEC Approved • 3 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

Integrated project planning is a process and expertise driven approach to ensuring project success. As project managers and leaders of highly quality teams, we need to understand how the many pieces of the product and project are connected and the risks involved. Through a collaborative and inclusive process, we can develop effective and well-designed plans providing enhanced assurance of successful project completion.

Learn About:

  • The Project Manager’s key responsibilities throughout the project with a focus on project INTEGRATION
  • How to keep your key stakeholders and team committed throughout the project
  • The six detailed processed critical to effective RISK management
  • The key elements of cost and schedule management
  • How to apply practical RISK management techniques in the planning, tracking and monitoring the health of your project
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Dr. Bud MacAulay Lush

Speaker:
Dr. Bud MacAulay Lush, Chairman & Chief Technical Officer, Atocrates Project Sciences

Biography
A highly informative and entertaining international speaker with over 30 years of management and technical consulting, mentoring, teaching and coaching focused on:

“inspiring and equipping individuals, teams and corporations to provide the most worthwhile experience to everyone they serve.”

Expertise in Leadership & Change, Strategy Execution, Creativity & Innovation, Project Management, Requirements Engineering & Management, and Team Development.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8:30am–10:30am • EB $55/REG $65 • ROOM 212

T05: New Lighting Metrics, Technologies and Trends [Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials, Health & Wellness, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management]

[ AIBC 2 Core LUs • BOMI 2.0 CPDs • 2 Hours IDCEC Approved ]

Commercial lighting design continues to evolve as it is shaped by industry and technology. Attend this seminar to learn what new regulations and product innovations may affect the design and construction of your projects, including:

1.  New Lighting Metrics

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has introduced a new metric (TM-30) for evaluating source color rendition consisting of Fidelity, Gamut and Color Vector Graphic. Traditional lighting metrics such as cutoff classification and color rendering are becoming less relevant due to technological advances in lamps.

2.  Technology Trends

Luminaires have evolved to become technology products capable of an array of functions, including dynamically changing light color temperature and lighting controls. Advancements in LEDs are creating new applications and opportunities only previously imagined, including lighting’s role in the organic food and healthcare industries.

3.   Energy Standards

Governments are implementing greater regulations towards energy efficiency, and enforcing standards on both commercial renovations and new construction. Lighting for projects regulated in accordance with building codes must now be designed in compliance with ASHRAE or NECB.

4.   Rating Systems

Ongoing concerns about climate change have spurred the growth of green building rating programs. Projects targeting LEED, WELL, Green Globes, Living Building Challenge, and BOMA Best each have their own lighting design requirements for certification.

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Sunny Ghataurah

Speaker:
Sunny Ghataurah, President & CEO, AES Engineering

Biography
As lighting designers within the commercial building industry, Sunny Ghataurah and his firm AES Engineering have accumulated industry insights by working collaboratively with lighting manufacturers, the A&D community, developers and municipal governments. They provide an independent perspective as they balance form, function, cost, and sustainability on lighting projects.

Sunny Ghataurah is one of Western Canada’s leading electrical engineers and lighting designers with more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. His skills in designing electrical and architectural lighting systems have been applied to hundreds of buildings across a number of sectors, including healthcare, education, hospitality, civic, recreational, retail, corporate office, industrial and residential. His projects have won a number of awards, most recently a 2015 Award of Excellence for Interior Lighting Design from the Illuminating Engineering Society.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8:30am–9:30am • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 215

T06: How Technology Has Changed the Building Industry: Protecting Your Job Against Robots [New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

This session will highlight game changing advancements in Design, Engineering and Construction technology already in use across Canada. This includes:

  • The use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) for project integration all stakeholders
  • Big data driven artificial intelligence, generative design and predictive performance analysis.
  • Design for offsite prefabrication and automation.
  • Next generation surveying, Lidar, & UAV Photogrammetry
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality
  • Managing data across Construction, Asset Management & Operations
  • Robotics on site and what’s next!
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Thomas J. Strong

Speaker:
Thomas J. Strong, VDC Director, EllisDon Construction, President, Canada BIM Council

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Biography
Thomas J. Strong is responsible for the strategic direction of EllisDon’s BIM Initiative and adaption of new innovative solutions to ensure EllisDon continues to meet the evolving needs of its clients. As an outspoken advocate of leveraging 3D technologies in construction, Mr. Strong has presented to numerous industry groups. Mr. Strong has been working in the construction industry for 13 years, working in R&D/Engineering as well as Project management.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 9:00am–12:00pm • EB $85/REG $105 • ROOM 223

T07: The 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Your Renovation Company [Professional & Personal Skills Development]

[ AIBC 2.75 Non-Core LUs • BOMI 3.0 CPDs • 3 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

Most renovators are experts in their field but often lack the guidance and systems required to grow their business to its full potential.

In this workshop, we will provide 3 solutions to the biggest mistakes renovators make when growing their businesses. You will leave with with the tools and insights to develop a highly effective organization, including:

  • A proven system to recruit the top talent in your industry
  • A set processes to track your numbers and predict how much profit you will make in 2017
  • A simple way to break down your annual goals into daily tasks
  • Complementary templates you can use immediately for your renovation business
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Igor Trninic

Speaker:
Igor Trninic, Managing Partner, Breakthrough Academy

Biography
Igor is the co-founder of Breakthrough Academy, a training and development program that specializes in growing companies in the trades industries. Igor’s experience in home services began early, starting with his first business at the age of 18 as a College Pro Painters franchisee. He quickly grew it to one of the top franchises in Canada, and after finishing an honours degree in Accounting at the SFU Beedie School of Business, he decided to leave the dull world of numbers and followed his passion of developing people and businesses. He fell in love with leading great people and growing companies to their potential, taking over the BC division of College Pro where he tripled revenue in three years by hiring and leading top performing managers. Here, Igor saw the power of combining amazing people with strong systems to drive scalability. His next venture was the launch of Shack Shine, a “house detailing” company that was quickly grown to be a full scale franchise system within a year and a half. Shack Shine was eventually acquired by 1-800-GOT-JUNK, and is currently being scaled across North America. Since then, Igor co-founded the Breakthrough Academy to guide trades and home service entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through proven principles. Igor has a passion and true care for developing people and their businesses, which has formed the foundation of Breakthrough Academy.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8:30am–10:00am • EB $45/REG $55 • ROOM 217

T08: The Da Vinci Code: New Strategies, Design and Construction Solutions [Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1.5 Non-Core LUs • BOMI 1.5 CPDs • 1.5 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

New strategies of Collaboration in design and construction are required for the building industry. Michael Kirk, Facilities Director, Community Services Department (City of Renton, Washington) and Monique MacKinnon, CEO and Founder, Energetic Evolution (Ottawa, Canada) will teach the Da Vinci Innovation Code. Its purpose is to capture building customers’/stakeholders’ perspectives, and create a collaborative environment that integrates ideas and innovation.

Attendees will learn:

  1. How to use the Da Vinci Innovation Code, Integrative Design Process (IDP), and the six IDP principles to streamline and strategize the design and construction processes.
  2. About the Collaborator Types, Strengths and Vulnerabilities and apply the Collaborate 2 Innovate (C2I) process to design and construction.
  3. How to engage diverse stakeholders and end-users to resolve issues and develop a vision, mission and goals with the occupants’ comfort, building high performance and operational sustainability as desired outcomes.

 

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Michael L. Kirk
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Monique MacKinnon

Speakers:
Michael L. Kirk, Facilities Director, Community Services Department, City of Renton
Monique MacKinnon, CEO & Founder, Energetic Evolution

Biographies
Michael L. Kirk, FMP, holds a bachelor’s of science degree in architectural engineering technology with honors from Southern Polytechnic University. He has 30+ years’ facility-project management experience. He managed and directed over US$1.2 billion in new construction and over US$600 million in renovations. He was the Vice President of IFMA Suncoast Chapter.

Monique MacKinnon transforms people and industries in Canada, the United States, and United Arab Emirates. As an Industry Innovator and Executive Coach, she provides expertise in business and community development, career advancement, collaborating, facility and human resource management, innovating, leadership, negotiating, and work-life balance.

Since 2004, Monique has worked with executives, entrepreneurs and ten collaborators. She also co-authored Tipping Point to Happiness and the Complete Guide To Successful Collaborations.

Monique has delivered keynotes and seminars at these highly reputable events: Global Innovation Summit in Dubai (2016); IIDEX Canada (2016); BUILDEX Vancouver (2016, 2017); the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) Symposium (2017); the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Seattle Education Symposium (2016), World Workplace (2015), and Facility Fusion Vancouver (2015); the Advanced Facilities Management and Engineering Conference (AFEC, 2016); the Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training (ASPECT) Annual Conference (2016); Ottawa Product Management Association (OPMA) Product Camp (2014); and Department of Justice Canada Annual Retreat (2008).

She has an Honours Bachelor of Physical Education degree, and is a Certified Advanced Technology Manager, WEL-Systems NLP Practitioner, and fitness and flying enthusiast.

For speaking inquiries, contact monique@energeticevolution.com. For more info, visit https://ca.linkedin.com/in/moniquemackinnon.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8:30am–9:30am • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 216

T09: Designing for an Aging Population Part 2 – Memory Care Considerations [Health & Wellness, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour HSW IDCEC Approved • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

With the advance of modern medicine and as our cities grow; the median age in North America is getting older. The growth in the number of adults 65 years and older is expected to double over the next 25 years.

But how do architects and designers respond to the challenge? How do we design facilities that encompass the needs of an aging population with flexibility to accommodate the desire for Aging in Place? How do we create memory care environments that tie in with the latest trends in Dementia Care?

This hour long presentation will focus on many of the design challenges designers will face when specifying interior floor and wall finishes for all types of senior living environments.

We will explore the guidelines of the industry and explain their relevance to floors and walls. We will discuss the role of colour in senior living design, the need for contrasting colours, and the relevance of LRV values. We will also explore the criteria involved in selecting flooring and the need for slip resistance in wet areas.

Special attention will be directed to the topic of transitions, a common challenge in the senior living segment. With so many different rooms and different flooring materials, how do we transition them all together in ways that are effective and subtle?

Lastly we will dismiss the notion that one size fits all when it comes to specifying interior finishes. The diverse needs to senior living facilities require a myriad of solutions to meet the needs of the residents as well as the caregivers.

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Susan Johnson

Speaker:
Susan Johnson, Manager, Senior Living Division, ALTRO Americas

Biography
Susan Johnson is the North American Senior Living Segment Manager for Altro Floors and Walls. With over 10 years’ experience in the flooring/walling industry and a marketing background, Susan brings a wealth of knowledge to the unique challenges of the Residential Healthcare/Senior Living Care Environment. In the past 2 years, she has traveled across North America speaking to the A&D community and presenting “Designing for an Aging Population” at industry conferences such as Buildex Vancouver and IIDEX Toronto. Susan’s current focus is on Memory Care/Dementia design.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8:00am–9:50am • EB $45/REG $55 • ROOM 210

T10: Human Rights and Strata Corporations [Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management, Property Management]

[ BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

A review of human rights legislation and how it applies to strata corporations.  Discussion will include:

  • How complaints arise,
  • How to deal with them and
  • A review of relevant decisions
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Jennifer L. Neville

Speaker:
Jennifer L. Neville, Associate, Hammerberg Lawyers LLP

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Biography
Jennifer has more than a decade of experience providing advice to strata corporations and owners about strata property matters.

She assists clients with bylaw and resolution drafting, governance and compliance with the Strata Property Act, strata financing, repairs, collections, and disputes. She regularly attends Special General Meetings and Annual General Meetings, and provides opinion letters regarding the Strata Property Act. Jennifer’s exceptional service has earned her the distinction of being named a Finalist for several years in the Georgia Straight’s “Best of Vancouver, Best Lawyer when Buying/Selling Real Estate.” Jennifer also has a background in business law, through which she advises business owners about a range of legal issues, including buying and selling a business, contract negotiations and drafting, employment agreements, shareholders agreements, corporate maintenance and reorganizations, financing, residential and commercial real estate, and commercial leases. Jennifer’s successful practice depends, not only knowledge of the law, but her sharp ability to listen, communicate effectively, and respond to her clients’ individual legal needs. Jennifer takes pride in providing tailored solutions that are practical, yet strategic.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8:30am–10:00am • EB $45/REG $55 • ROOM 208/209

T11: Passive House – Technical Stream: Key Features of “High Performance” Design [Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs • BOMI 1.5 CPDs • 1.5 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

How is energy measured? What makes for “high performance” design? This session will cover the considerations and options for designing ultra-efficient heat recovery ventilation systems. Lessons from the field regarding best practices and not-so-best practices will be shared, as they relate to notable Passive House projects. The session will also touch on why design, installation and commissioning are all critical to the optimum performance of these systems.

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Barry Stephens

Speaker:
Barry Stephens, Ventacity Systems

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Biography
Barry Stephens joined Ventacity, a startup manufacturer of very high performance HRVs and ERVs, in March 2016. Prior to joining Ventacity he was the Business Development & Technology Director at Zehnder America, Inc. Zehnder is a global leader in manufacturing heat recovery ventilation systems based in Granichen, Switzerland. He led the introduction of Zehnder systems in North America, and was involved with design, installation and commissioning of these systems in projects across North America. These included many cutting edge projects, including Solar Decathlon teams, NZE homes, Passive House builddings and other very high performance structures. He has presented at conferences across North America since 2010.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 9:00am–10:00am • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 220-222

T12: Green Keynote: 20/20 Vision: 10 Megatrends Affecting Green Building [Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1 Non-Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour HSW-S IDCEC Approved • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

In this fast-paced keynote, leading green building author Jerry Yudelson will present 10 Megatrends that will affect the future of green building through 2020 and beyond. Learn about the impact of global climate change, rapid evolution of cloud technology, and the growing demands for both carbon emission reductions and health and well-being on the buildings we construct, own and operate. Based on his 2016 book, Reinventing Green Building, Jerry will present 10 key Megatrends and five “bonus” trends that will shape your business in the years ahead. Jerry will challenge the conventional wisdom of relying on certification systems to meet future needs for green and healthy buildings. You won’t want to miss this program from one of the green building industry’s most experienced and authoritative voices.

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Jerry Yudelson

Speaker:
Jerry Yudelson, PE, MS, MBA, LEED Fellow, President, Yudelson Associates and Author of Reinventing Green Building

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Biography

Jerry is a LEED Fellow, Federal GSA National Peer Professional and the author of 14 books on green buildings, water conservation, green homes, green marketing and sustainable development including, most recently, The World’s Greenest Buildings: Promise vs. Performance in Sustainable Design (2013) and Reinventing Green Building: Why Certification Systems Aren’t Working and What We Can Do About It, published in 2016. He has keynoted green building and sustainable cities conferences in 17 countries.

In 2014 and 2015, Jerry served as president of the Green Building Initiative (GBI), a US national nonprofit and the US provider of the Green Globes green building rating and certification programs.

The president of Yudelson Associates, a consultancy based in Oceanside, California, Jerry is a registered professional engineer with more than 25 years’ experience. He holds civil and environmental engineering degrees from Caltech and Harvard University and an MBA with honors from the University of Oregon. He was a Rotary International Foundation Fellow for graduate studies at the Technical University in Aachen, Germany.

His blog and website: www.reinventinggreenbuilding.com.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 10:00am–11:00am • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 216

T13: Building a Sustainable Business Development Culture [Professional & Personal Skills Development]

[ AIBC 1 Non-Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

In order to ensure a firm’s success there must be an unrelenting focus on securing new work for the firm. Carol Jones, FIIDA, FIDC and Richard Pollack, FIIDA, FAIA continue their highly-rated NeoCon workshops by explaining, in detail, the business development strategies and tactics that made their firms successful and keep them growing today. It will describe the creation of a culture of Business Development throughout the firm in which all staff members can play a role. Richard and Carol will explain how to nurture rainmakers through effective networking and the tools that support business development efforts and make them sustainable for long-term success.

Attendees will come out of the workshop understanding how to:

  1. Create a strategic business development plan.
  2. Establish the best tactics to support the strategy, and engage all staff in business development activities, including proposal writing.
  3. Institute an effective process to determine which potential project opportunities are appropriate to pursue.
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Carol Jones
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Richard Pollock

Speakers:
Carol Jones, Vice-President, Interior Design, Kasian Architecture Interior Design Planning
Richard Pollock, President, Pollock Consulting

Biographies
Carol Jones leads the Interior Design practice in Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd. Her professional experience has included practice in several Canadian cities and her interest in design education has been reflected in teaching appointments at two universities.

Carol has 40 years of experience in planning and design, with a focus on design for the high performance workplace in both the private and public sector. Considered an expert on workplace strategy, Carol speaks and writes on this topic both nationally and internationally, and projects under her leadership have been widely published and have received numerous awards. She is an NCIDQ certificate holder, a Certified Facility Manager (CFM), a Registered Interior Designer (RID) in BC and a LEED Accredited Professional.

For most of her career, Carol has participated on the boards of interior design professional associations at the National and International level. She was President of the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and President of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Other boards on which she has served include the IIDA Foundation, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Richard began his second career as Pollack Consulting in 2011 after transitioning Pollack Architecture (now Rapt Studio) to its next generation of leadership. Pollack Consulting is dedicated to assisting companies and leaders in Architecture, Engineering, Contracting, Furniture, and allied professions, grow their businesses – with revenue, size, geographic location, project types, revenue and profit.

One of only a handful of people to ever be elected by his peers to both the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Richard is an experienced statesman of commercial interior architectural design as well as one of its most enlightened futurists.

A sought-after speaker, he has made addresses to groups including: IIDA (he is a past international president); AIA (he is a past National Chair of the Interiors Committee); International Facility Management Association (IFMA); NeoCon; Design Futures Council; lecturer at California College of the Arts (CCA); and CoreNet Global. He is an invited design juror for a number of competitions sponsored by AIA and IIDA and the industry, and his awards include IIDA’s Leadership Award of Excellence.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 10:00am–11:00am • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 215

T14: More than a Model: Time for a New Definition of BIM for Building Owners [New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management]

[ BOMI 1.0 CPD ]

This session will discuss what the goals of following a BIM process are from an Owner’s perspective and what this, in turn, means for the AEC industry.  The expected deliverables are changing. Are we ready to keep up?

  • What does the three-letter acronym actually mean?  If you ask for BIM as an Owner, do you know what you are going to get?
  • How does an Owner ask for what they don’t know how to ask for?
  • How can an industry deliver when what is required is not clearly defined? Are you providing BIM or BIM?
  • Depending on who you ask, you will get a variety of answers and deliverables.
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Geraldine Rayner

Speaker:
Geraldine Rayner, Director, Summit BIM Consulting

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Biography
My passion is helping owner/operators unlock the value of their building data. Owners are under tremendous pressure to reduce the lifetime cost of their buildings. Never mind the costs inherent in the actual design-build phase of the project. With more the 30 years of experience in the AEC industry, 10 years committed to the direct application of BIM, I have the experience and insight to help our customers access, collect, and leverage the digital data generated through a Building Information Management (BIM) process.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 10:00am–12:00pm • EB $55/REG $65 • ROOM 206

T15: Airtightness Testing of Large Buildings: Current and Future Conditions and Outcomes [Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency]

[ AIBC 2 Core LUs • BOMI 2.0 CPDs • 2 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

As part of increasingly stringent building energy requirements, airtightness testing of large buildings is mandatory in many North American jurisdictions. Several other communities, including some in B.C., are reviewing standardized, mandatory testing processes.

This presentation reviews the current state of large building airtightness based on the results of over 500 tests. Lessons learned, and best airtightness testing practices as part of the construction and commissioning process will be discussed.

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Lorne Ricketts

Speaker:
Lorne Ricketts, Building Science Manager, RDH Building Science Inc.

Biography
Lorne Ricketts is a building science engineer (P.Eng.) with RDH Building Science Inc. in Vancouver. He is actively involved in forensic investigation, building monitoring, new construction and research projects. Lorne recently led a North American study on large building airtightness. Results from this study will be the basis for future provincial and federal energy code updates.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 10:00am–11:30am • EB $45/REG $55 • ROOM 207

T16: Ventilation Today — Emerging Concepts, Performance Calculations, and ASHRAE Standard 62 Compliance [Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Facility Management & Building Maintenance]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs • BOMI 1.5 CPDs • 1.5 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

Recently, interest in understanding both performance as well as compliance of different ventilation strategies is receiving heightened attention, as Air Handling Units (AHU) now demand higher levels of design and documentation for alternate designs. This presentation will discuss numerous different AHU scenarios, including ducted and non-ducted, mechanical and natural ventilation concepts with respect to both. The presenters will expand on how to calculate and demonstrate actual performance, including advanced methods such as airflow network models and computational fluid dynamics, as well as how to achieve ASHRAE Standard 62 compliance. The presenters will also discuss these scenarios in the framework of the CaGBC’s requirements for ventilation and its representation in energy models.

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Dr. Andrea Frisque
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Randy Irwin

Speakers:
Dr. Andrea Frisque, P.Eng., Senior Building Performance Engineer, Stantec
Randy Irwin, P.Eng., Building Performance Engineer, Stantec

Biographies
Dr. Frisque provides technical direction and leadership in low-energy design for buildings and communities. She publishes technical papers in international journals, presents at national and international conferences, and has been invited for talks and lectures. Dr. Frisque has over 15 years of experience related to analyses and computer simulations for building performance design. She uses her extensive knowledge in heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics to provide cost effective sustainable design and unique solutions, helping project teams achieve their performance goals. Dr. Frisque’s area of technical expertise includes: Passive systems and natural ventilation performance; analysis using whole building simulations and CFD; occupant thermal comfort assessments; whole building energy simulations; building energy consumption reduction and feasibility of energy efficiency and sustainability measures; renewable energy systems and usage of onsite energy sources (i.e., solar, wind, river water cooling); and daylighting design and analysis. Dr. Frisque has experience with obtaining energy, thermal comfort and day lighting credits for LEED certifications as well as other certification types, building codes and incentive programs.

Randy is a mechanical engineer who works in Stantec Vancouver’s Sustainability office. With over 15 years of experience working in the commercial and institutional sectors, Randy strives to ensure that sustainable design intent is carried through the life of a project. Randy is interested in advancing sustainable building practices by implementing integrated design principles and is currently working to inform designers of the energy impacts of design decisions through early design energy modeling and benchmarking.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 10:10am–12:00pm • EB $45/REG $55 • ROOM 210

T17: Winding Up an Aging Strata [Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management, Property Management]

[ BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

Recent changes to the Strata Property Act and its regulations now allow for a strata corporation to wind up based on an 80% vote and approval of the court. This has led to an increasing interest in both developers and strata corporations exploring whether the time has come to end the strata corporation and sell the complex as a whole. This seminar will provide an overview of the process and common issues that arise through that process.

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Darren Donnelly
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Veronica Franco

Speakers:
Darren Donnelly, Partner, Clark Wilson LLP
Veronica Franco, Clark Wilson LLP

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Biographies
Darren Donnelly is a partner of the firm and Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Group.

Darren has direct experience with a variety of real estate development issues and circumstances including major rezonings, mixed-use developments, strata titled hotel offerings, air space subdivision, amalgamation and winding-up of strata corporations, seniors housing, water lots, local and international marketing of British Columbia projects, urban and rural bare-land subdivision, insolvency and public-private partnerships. He also acts frequently on commercial real estate transactions including the purchase, sale and financing of office, retail, apartment and hotel properties, on behalf of a range of owners, from individuals and syndications to government bodies and institutional investors.

As Chair of the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Group, Darren led the development of CWRealEstate.ca (formerly known as BCRELinks.com), a valuable resource and service for the local real estate industry and CW Project Hub®, a secure, online efficiency and corporate memory tool used by our real estate development clients to collaborate with us and other consultants.

Darren continues to appear in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the area of property development. He also continues to be recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Canada for Real Estate Law. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia in 1986, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1985.

Veronica Franco is a partner of the firm and Chair of the Strata Property Group. She has acted for a variety of clients including strata corporations, property managers, commercial strata lot owners, developers, as well as individuals in estate and trust disputes. She has appeared in all levels of court in British Columbia, including the Court of Appeal, as well as various administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights and the Tribunal Residential Tenancy Office. Veronica has also acted as an arbitrator in strata property disputes.

Veronica has written various articles for Clark Wilson’s publications, including STRATAgies and Your Estate Matters. In addition, she has contributed to the Continuing Legal Education’s BC Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation, and BC Probate Manuals. She has also authored three chapters in the BC Strata Property Practice Manual (Collections, Finances and Human Rights) and presented seminars and contributed articles to the Condominium Homeowner’s Association, Professional Association of Managing Agents, Canadian Condominium Institute, Pacific Condominium Association of BC and Canadian Property Management Magazine.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 10:30am–12:00pm • EB $45/REG $55 • ROOM 208/209

T18: Pecha Kucha: Snapshots into the World of Passive House Buildings [Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs • BOMI 1.5 CPDs • 1.5 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

Holistic, well-rounded, sustainable design is about common sense and simplicity. Passive House designs are ultra-efficient, affordable and healthy buildings that can transform our built environment. This session will illustrate the concepts, challenges and recent developments of high performance design through an exploration of a few Passive House projects.

Speakers:
Allison Holden-Pope, OneSEED Architecture + Interiors Inc. – Project: Khotso Passive House
Scott Kennedy, Partner, Cornerstone Architecture – Project: The Heights
Kyle Moen – Project: BC Passivhaus
Lucio Picciano, DLP Architecture Inc. – 1753 West 11 Ave Passive House
Janet Snell, BCIT – BCIT Performance Lab
Marcel Studer, Econ Group Ltd. – Project: Cheakamus Crossing Passive House
Matthew Woodruff, Local Practice Architecture + Design Ltd. – Project: SFU Passivhaus

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Biographies
Scott is a professional engineer as well as a graduate of the UBC School of Architecture. He also has LEED accreditation. He has been a principal of Cornerstone Architecture since 1988. Scott applies his combination of architectural and engineering expertise to ensure projects achieve optimum development outcomes while exemplifying technically sound industry practice. He is committed to design strategies that minimize life-cycle energy use.

Scott is experienced in the integration of quality design with development that makes good business sense. He commonly assists clients in evaluating site potential and development options, preparing pro-formas, securing financing and marketing. Scott is well versed in the process of community consultation and public agency review that is a necessary prerequisite to successful development. He has headed the architectural team for a wide array of residential, commercial, hotel/resort, office and public service projects.

Lucio was born in northern BC, raised in Alberta and has lived in several countries since first entering university. His love for architecture started early on during family trips to Europe and grew while apprenticing as a plumber to pay for tuition. He has studied architecture in Italy, Canada, Mexico and the USA and is fluent in 3 languages. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a professional degree in Architecture Lucio moved to the US for several years gaining valuable experience on varied projects in larger offices. In 2005 he established his own small practice in Vancouver BC where he has resided ever since, coupling his design practice with design-build and building envelope services. His own house, Casa Luca in Vancouver, represents the first certified passive house built in the lower mainland. A new passive multi-residential building is currently in the construction stages and his office has 6 more passive house buildings in the design phase. Lucio is particularly interested in the combination of form, the attainable urban typology, and the Passive House approach.

Matthew is a Principal and founder of Local Practice Architecture + Design a firm which specializes in the design of high performance buildings and infrastructure in the public realm. Matthew is a registered architect and Certified Passivhouse Tradesperson, and an instructor in the Architectural Science program at BCIT.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 10:30am–11:30am • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 217

T19: How to Negotiate and Innovate on the Fly in a LUCA (Local, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) World [Professional & Personal Skills Development]

[ AIBC 1 Non-Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

For building professionals, thinking quickly on one’s feet is practical, smart, and the “future competitive edge”! Knowing how to efficiently tune into, negotiate and best work with clients, collaborators and suppliers is highly relevant to, and a must in our “now” LUCA (Local, Uncertain, Complex, Abstract) World. Trusting, tapping into, and developing one’s imagination and intuition are part of this.

Within an insightful 60 minutes, participants will learn about and identify their Negotiator Type Strengths and Vulnerabilities, and practice using the six Negotiate on the Fly (NoF) steps. They and all stakeholders involved will ultimately benefit from time-and-cost savings, and enhanced productivity, designs and value overall.

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Monique MacKinnon

Speaker:
Monique MacKinnon, CEO & Founder, Energetic Evolution

Biography

Monique MacKinnon transforms people and industries in Canada, the United States, and United Arab Emirates. As an Industry Innovator and Executive Coach, she provides expertise in business and community development, career advancement, collaborating, facility and human resource management, innovating, leadership, negotiating, and work-life balance.

Since 2004, Monique has worked with executives, entrepreneurs and ten collaborators. She also co-authored Tipping Point to Happiness and the Complete Guide To Successful Collaborations.

Monique has delivered keynotes and seminars at these highly reputable events: Global Innovation Summit in Dubai (2016); IIDEX Canada (2016); BUILDEX Vancouver (2016, 2017); the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) Symposium (2017); the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Seattle Education Symposium (2016), World Workplace (2015), and Facility Fusion Vancouver (2015); the Advanced Facilities Management and Engineering Conference (AFEC, 2016); the Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training (ASPECT) Annual Conference (2016); Ottawa Product Management Association (OPMA) Product Camp (2014); and Department of Justice Canada Annual Retreat (2008).

She has an Honours Bachelor of Physical Education degree, and is a Certified Advanced Technology Manager, WEL-Systems NLP Practitioner, and fitness and flying enthusiast.

For speaking inquiries, contact monique@energeticevolution.com. For more info, visit https://ca.linkedin.com/in/moniquemackinnon.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 11:00am–12:00pm • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 218/219

T20: Creating Great Community Facilities — from the Municipal Perspective [Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved ]

Municipalities are challenged to deliver high quality services to their communities. The delivery of many of these services requires state of the art facilities that meet today’s needs while anticipating those of the future. This session will explore the strategies and priorities for successful delivery of community facilities. The session will include presentations from both municipal officials responsible for facility development and leading architects who deliver these facilities. Together they will share experiences, priorities and perspectives on future trends.

Participants will learn:

  • Strategies for delivering innovative community facilities
  • Best practices for procurement and project delivery
  • Case studies on recent innovative community facilities
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Darryl Condon
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Danica Djurkovic
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Walter Francl
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Scott Groves

Moderator:
Darryl Condon, Managing Partner, HCMA Architecture + Design

Panelists:
Danica Djurkovic, Director, Facility Planning and Development, City of Vancouver
Walter Francl, Principal, Francl Architecture
Scott Groves, Manager, Civic Facilities, City of Surrey

Biographies
Darryl has given over 30 presentations over the past 10 years, we have included a selection from the last 2 years: 2016 ARPA Conference, Jasper AB, “Global Trends in Aquatic Facilities” / 2016 AAA Banff Session, Banff AB “Covergence | Divergence” / 2016 Living Futures Institute Conference, Seattle WA “Design for Maximum Social Impact” / 2016 University of Liverpool, Liverpool UK “Designing for Social Impact” / 2015 Design Futures Council, New York NY “Stop, Start, Continue” / 2015 IDS West, Vancouver BC “Today’s Multidisciplinary Design Practice” / 2015 Integral Engineering, Vancouver BC “Social Sustainability in Practice” / 2015 CEFPI Conference, Vancouver BC “Design for Social Engagement” / 2015 Alberta GBC, Edmonton AB “Inspiring Best Practice Libraries”.

Danica Djurkovic is Director of Facilities Planning and Development division with the City of Vancouver, providing strategic leadership and technical expertise in managing planning and development of all city owned facilities (over 600 buildings and 12 million sf). She introduced new and innovative organizational vision and approach, through the four groups: Facilities Planning; Facilities Development; Environmental Services and Energy and Utilities.

Danica is registered architect, urban planner and accredited LEED professional with over 28 years of experience in architecture, both in private and public sectors. She designed, managed, delivered and led many interesting projects including residential palace in Abu Dhabi, BC Ferries Tsawwassen building, P3 hospitals (Surrey, Vernon, Kelowna), Winnipeg and YVR airports, residential mixed use projects, major venues for 2010 Olympic and Paralympic games.

From 2008 through 2012, Danica was Manager of Facility Development and Director of Planning and Operations with the Park Board, responsible for wide range of projects such as the VanDusen Visitor Centre, Creekside Community Centre in Southeast False Creek, Trout Lake Community Centre; Hillcrest complex and English Bay Bistro.

Danica has been actively involved in the Architectural Institute of BC and currently holds position of the elected AIBC Council member and AIBC Vice President.

Walter Francl is a graduate of both the University of British Columbia and Harvard University with Bachelor and Master degrees in architecture. Walter has been in private practice since 1988 and is the managing principal of Vancouver-based firm Francl Architecture. He and his firm have delivered a variety of award-winning projects including community centres, academic and cultural buildings, transit and infrastructure projects and mixed-use commercial and residential buildings.

As an Architect and Structural Engineer (degree obtained from the University of Alberta), Walter has provided exceptional leadership on a number of complex and high profile design projects including the just completed Wesbrook Community Centre at the University of British Columbia Point Grey campus. With over 30 years experience, Walter brings a strong combination of conceptual design ability, project management skills and technical expertise to any team.

Walter is a registered Architect in BC, Alberta and Washington State and a registered Structural Engineer in BC. He is also a LEED accredited Professional, a past President of the AIBC and has served on the Vancouver Urban Design Panel for four terms (two of which he was chair).

Scott Groves is the Manager of Civic Facilities for the City of Surrey. He supervises the planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance of City owned buildings including Recreation Centres, Community Halls, Cultural Centres, Fire Halls, Libraries, RCMP facilities, Operations Centres and City Hall. Scott’s background is very diverse as a Professional Engineer who has previously worked on salmon enhancement, First Nations community building, land development consulting, roads and utilities design & construction, Public Art coordination, and 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Games facilities design, construction & operations (involved in both the Richmond Oval and Vancouver Olympic Centre / Hillcrest). From growing up in a log house in the woods outside 100 Mile House, to being the president of the UBC Engineering Undergrads, to the excitement of the 2010 Games, and now to a position of influence in one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, what has always driven Scott is a desire to make a positive difference in his community. Scott is proud to be both a resident and employee of the City of Surrey.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 11:30am–12:30pm • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 216

T21: Environmental Psychology: A Foundation for Health and Wellbeing [Health & Wellness, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour HSW IDCEC Approved • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

In order to remain viable, many in the building industry have found that following trends is a necessary part of doing business. Today health and wellbeing is a movement being pursued by several design firms, and the WELL certification of buildings and accreditation of professionals has gained much attention. The concepts of health and wellbeing in relation to the built environment are based on the performance levels of the body and mind. The study of how the built environment impacts health and wellbeing as they relate to the human psyche and psychobiology has been around for several decades as a central theme of Environmental Psychology. The environment serves a symbiotic role with human behaviors. Individuals are influenced by their environments, and are in turn influence the built environment. The way in which we design and construct the built environment can have an effect on people’s perception of service quality, levels of frustration and aggression, and the internal conceptualizations of place. In a world where health and wellbeing of people is considered on par with sustainability, it’s important for building consultants and designers to focus on how the environment affects people. Strategies to positively affect how people interact with their environment include increased connections with nature and establishing high levels of personal control and self-determination.

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Kaitlyn Gillis
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Dak Kopec

Speakers:
Kaitlyn Gillis, Director, Well Being & Sustainability, Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre
Dak Kopec, Master of Design Studies for Human Health, Boston Architectural College

Biographies
Kaitlyn is a Project Manager at Light House Sustainable Building Centre in Vancouver, BC. She holds Master of Science degrees in Environmental Psychology and Architecture and an undergraduate degree in Building Engineering. Kaitlyn is a WELL Accredited Professional, a LEED Accredited Professional and is currently involved in work on health, wellbeing and sustainability in the built environment. She has published articles related to environmental psychology, biophilic design, and sustainable design. Kaitlyn has recently spoken on environmental psychology and biophilic design at Women in Architecture Vancouver and at Light House Sustainable Building Centre’s Nature, People & Design seminar.

Dr. Kopec is Director of the Master of Design Studies in Design for Human Health at Boston Architectural College. Dak holds a Ph.D in Environmental Psychology, master’s degrees in Architecture and Community Psychology, and a B.S. in Health Sciences. He also holds certifications from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing and the National Environmental Health Association. His publications include journal articles, monographs and four books. Dak was also a Fulbright Specialist and served appointed positions by the governor of Hawaii and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright).

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 12:00pm–1:00pm • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 215

T22: Energy Efficient Buildings and Long-Term Performance of Advanced Thermal Insulations [Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD ]

Building energy code updates and stringent energy efficiency requirements arising from a global movement towards heavily insulated net-zero or net-positive building construction have created a historic opportunity to integrate advanced thermal insulations, primarily aerogel and vacuum insulation panel (VIP), in building envelope construction.

Aerogel has about 2 to 3 times higher insulating capacity (i.e. R-value/inch) than traditional thermal insulations and the same for VIP is about 5 to 10 times. However, one of the formidable challenges faced by the manufacturers, researchers and building envelope designers is to recommend a design or long-term thermal performance value for these advanced thermal insulations based on expected service conditions and life of the construction.

This presentation summarizes the challenges and opportunities related to the long-term performance of aerogel and VIP. Critically assessing the inherent challenges faced by the researchers to predict the long-term thermal performance of advanced thermal insulations, the presenter will outline pragmatic approaches to overcome these challenges.

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Dr. Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya

Speaker:
Dr. Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering Program, University of Victoria

Biography
Dr. Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya is an Associate Professor and leading the building science research group at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. His research interests broadly encompass the critical issues related to the integration of novel and green materials/technologies in the construction industry. He has published extensively in technical journals, conferences and trade magazines and received a number of international and institutional awards and recognitions. He is a member of the ASTM International Committee C16 on Thermal Insulation, Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) Committee S700A on Thermal Insulation Standards and International Standardization Organization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 163 on Thermal Performance and Energy Use in the Built Environment. Recently, Phalguni has been nominated and elected to be the international convenor of the ISO/TC163/SC3/WG11 responsible for the development of material specifications standard for vacuum insulation panels (VIPs). He is an elected executive member of the ASTM International Committee C16 on Thermal Insulation and was the chairman of the IVIS -2015 (International Vacuum Insulation Symposium 2015) Committee Advisory Committee.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 12:30pm–2:00pm • EB $45/REG $55 • ROOM 208/209

T23: Net Zero and Passive House: A Dialogue at the Highest Level of Building Performance [Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs • BOMI 1.5 CPDs • 1.5 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

The International Living Future Institute’s Net Zero Energy Building and the Passive House Standard each represent the highest levels of energy performance in the world.  Each is quite different – net zero energy is focused on overall building performance, and Passive House requires extremely low energy use intensity driven by high performance envelopes.  Together, they form a powerful one-two punch for driving efficiency within the marketplace.  Join these two international leaders in their respective fields to learn the basics of each system, how they relate, and new cooperative directions the organizations are taking together to accelerate high performance buildings within Canada.

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Rob Bernhardt
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Brad Liljequest

Speakers:
Rob Bernhardt, CEO, Passive House Canada
Brad Liljequest, Director, Net Zero, International Living Future Institute

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Thursday, Feb. 16 • 12:30pm–1:30pm • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 212

T24: Sustainability and Innovation in the Commercial Real-Estate Industry [Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour HSW-S IDCEC Approved ]

Panelists will give brief presentations on a wide array of sustainability initiatives that are shaping the future of the built environment. Topics include energy conservation, indoor air quality, waste management, and tenant engagement. This session looks to engage the audience on how we can create more sustainable buildings that cost less to operate and improve the experience of building occupants.

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Daniel Klemky
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Michael Glassco
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Stefanie Jones
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David Laird
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Mikhael Metauro

Moderator:
Daniel Klemky, MEM, CEM, SEMAC, Manager, Energy & Environment, BOMA BC

Panelists:
Michael Glassco, ROHT, President, Sterling IAQ Consultants Ltd.
Stefanie Jones, MRM, LEED AP O+M, Sustainability Engagement Specialist, Prism Engineering
David Laird, CEM, LEED AP O+M, BSc., Regional Energy Specialist, Department of Fisheries & Oceans
Mikhael Metauro, National Business Development & Sales Strategist, Cascades Recovery

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Biographies
Daniel is the Manager of the Department of Energy & Environment at BOMA BC (a non-profit commercial real-estate association). He has been with BOMA for the past five years and has worked on a wide array of sustainability initiatives during this time, such as energy management assistance, deployment of electric vehicle infrastructure, advancement of smarter waste management systems, and sustainable building certification (i.e., BOMA BEST®) to name a few. Daniel is also involved in various Municipal, Provincial, and Federal sustainability initiatives and advisory committees that directly impact the commercial real-estate industry. Daniel graduated with distinction from the Sustainable Energy Management program at BCIT, he achieved his CEM accreditation from the Association of Energy Engineers, and most recently he graduated with distinction from the Master of Arts in Environment and Management program at Royal Roads University.

Michael Glassco is President of Sterling IAQ Consultants Ltd. and has been providing consulting services in the areas of indoor air quality, mould, hazardous materials (asbestos), occupational hygiene and occupational health and safety field for over 27 years during which time he has managed and been responsible for hundreds of different projects.

Stefanie combines her experience in marketing and public relations with her knowledge of environmental best practices to create and implement sustainability and energy management projects. At Prism Engineering, Stefanie designs, implements and manages energy conservation campaigns for more than 30 clients through BC Hydro’s WCA and Energy Wise Network programs. She also implements green building certifications using the BOMA BESt and LEED systems, monitors utility data using Prism’s PUMA, facilitates Green Team meetings, writes Strategic Energy Management Plans (SEMP), and supports Energy Manager contracts. Stefanie has a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from Concordia University, a Masters of Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University, and is a LEED accredited professional for existing buildings: operations and maintenance (EB:O+M).

David is a sustainability and energy management professional with experience in both the private and public sectors. He is currently the Regional Energy Specialist at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, working on technical and behavioral energy conservation initiatives throughout the Pacific Region. He is also a part time instructor in BCIT’s Sustainable Energy Management Program, and chairs BOMA BC’s Energy & Environment Committee. When David is not working or teaching in the sustainability industry, he can be found sailing, bee-keeping, or building cabins in the woods.

Mikhael Metauro has grown up with Green in his blood having been a part of the Cascades family for over 15 years in one capacity or another. With his undergraduate degree in Strategic Selling & Marketing, Mikhael currently works within the Recovery division of Cascades focusing on Business Development and Corporate Strategy. Day in and day out Mikhael has the opportunity to deal with a wide range of customers from different market segments and backgrounds with various types of discarded material recovery needs. “It’s amazing to see how more and more organizations are focusing on sustainability and have put the people power in place to start thinking about better ways to recover more and waste less. For me this is where my focus has been and always will be, working with organizations to help them achieve their sustainability goals through coaching, strategy planning and execution.” Mikhael believes in the power of the Cascades Family and is focused on creating a circular economy – a world where ALL materials have a positive end of life.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 1:00pm–2:00pm • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 206

T25: Efficiency Redesign of Existing Buildings: The British Columbia Experience [Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour HSW-BC IDCEC Approved ]

This presentation will guide the audience through a series of case studies of 2 – 10 year paypacks that demonstrate the efficiency opportunity of existing buildings.

Presenters will begin with an overview of the BC Hydro Continuous Optimization Program for Commercial Buildings, that took a unique approach to recommissioning through the use of Energy Management Information System (EMIS) software as a real time M&V tool, in combination with a year of operator “coaching” following project completion, expanding on the uptake and outcomes of this program.

This presentation will also focus on the capital upgrade opportunities for building automation and heat recovery, discussing payback periods, energy and cost savings of several case studies.

Presenters will summarize by discussing lighting redesign opportunities, demonstrating how LED lighting is transforming the industry by highlighting real world examples in sport facilities, industrial buildings, schools and offices.

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Len Horvath
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Scott Sinclair

Speakers:
Len Horvath, President, Quantum Lighting
Scott Sinclair, President & CEO, SES Consulting

Biographies
Len Horvath has over 45 years of experience in the commercial and industrial building industry. Prior to founding Quantum Lighting Inc. 22 years ago, Len had a 25-year career with BC Telecom (now Telus Corporation) and was responsible for their building and real estate group. His broad knowledge of building design and construction as well as operations and maintenance provide him a unique insight in identifying and resolving facility management issues beyond his lighting specialty.

Len and his firm have been leaders in the application of LED lighting and advanced lighting controls in hundreds of projects in a wide variety of industries.

Len and his firm also carry out market and lighting performance research for both provincial and federal governments to assist in developing energy efficiency regulations and codes such as the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) and the ASHRAE 90.1 Lighting Guidelines.

Len is a Life Member of BOMA BC, chairs the BOMA BC Education Committee, is the founding President and a Director of the BC Advanced Conservation and Efficiency Association, is a member of BC Hydro’s Energy Conservation and Efficiency Advisory Committee, the CAGBC Alberta Council, the Educational Facilities Managers Association and the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Association.

Scott Sinclair is the President & CEO of SES Consulting, a company that specializes in energy efficiency engineering. With a strong background in HVAC, Heat Recovery, Building Automation, Data Analytics and Lighting systems, Scott has learned how to creatively transform existing buildings. Prior to starting SES Consulting, Scott was a managing partner in a design build mechanical contracting firm in Calgary, where he developed expertise in cost estimating, practical construction implementation and commissioning. For the past 12 years, Scott has been working as an energy efficiency consultant on a wide variety of efficiency projects in University, Health Care, Institutional, Office and Industrial facilities. Scott sits on the Advisory Committee for the BCIT Sustainable Energy Manager Program, as well as being actively involved in the BC Sustainable Energy Association, and the BC Advanced Conservation and Efficiency Association.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 1:00pm–2:50pm • EB $45/REG $55 • ROOM 210

T26: After Your Residential Tenancy Hearing – You Have Your Decision – Now What? [Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management, Property Management]

[ BOMI 1.0 CPD ]

You received an Order of Possession or Monetary Order from a Residential Tenancy Branch Dispute Resolution Hearing.  That’s a piece of paper; what do you do next?  Now that you have your Order, how do you enforce it? If you disagree with the decision, is there any way to change it? In this seminar, participants will learn about the next steps in the dispute resolution process after the Residential Tenancy Branch decision. Please join Al Kemp, President of A.G. Kemp Associates Inc., and Lisa Mackie, Partner with Alexander Holburn LLP, in this seminar that will discuss the steps involved with enforcing Residential Tenancy Branch Orders.  Are you deciding on what to do with your Order? Then you should decide to register for this seminar.

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Al Kemp
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Lisa Mackie

Speakers:
Al Kemp, A.G. Kemp & Associates
Lisa Mackie, Alexander Holburn LLP

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Biographies
Serving and assisting rental housing providers since 1997.

Al Kemp was CEO of the Rental Owners and Managers Society of BC, leading that business association from 450 to nearly 2500 members, earning a reputation for credible, ethical service — and having the answers to questions and solutions to problems for residential landlords. In his current consulting business, his clients include medium to large property management and ownership companies and manufactured home parks. He also offers interactive workshops covering a wide range of topics of interest to rental housing providers.

Lisa Mackie is the leader of the Strata Property Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Corporate / Commercial, Insurance, Insolvency + Restructuring, Information + Privacy and Real Estate Practices. Her primary areas of practice are Strata Property Law and Residential Tenancy Law.

Lisa received her Bachelor of Arts degree (with Distinction) from the University of Victoria, earning a Double Major in English and Philosophy. Prior to joining Alexander Holburn, Lisa worked in the law reform field as a legal researcher with the British Columbia Law Institute and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law Studies.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 1:00pm–2:00pm • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 218/219

T27: Building Purpose in the Construction Industry: The Added Value of Company Culture [Professional & Personal Skills Development, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1 Non-Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

Company culture permeates the layers of a business: hiring, retention, branding and marketing. Often times, company culture is put aside due to project demands and bottom lines. Understanding who you are as a company, how to communicate this internally, to your target market and talent and maintain motivation within your team can be a challenge.

The panel discussion will explore address to the following questions:

  • How do you establish what values motivate the culture within the company?
  • How do you make time for focusing on company culture?
  • Does it translate into staff retention?
  • How do you attract and motivate talent with values that align with your company’s goals?
  • Is working on company culture billable or non-billable?
  • What are the best methods and tools for communicating your company’s culture to potential clients?
  • How to differentiate one company from the next based on your company’s culture?

Attendees will leave with tools for answering these questions and leave with the know-how to implement changes that stick.

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Tara Landes
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Henri Belisle
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Sarah Gallop
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Matthew Senf

Moderator:
Tara Landes, Founder and President, Bellrock Benchmarking Inc.

Panelists:
Henri Belisle, General Manager, TQ Construction
Sarah Gallop, Principal + Registered Interior Designer, SGDI
Matthew Senf, Principal, Sasen Renovations

Biographies
Tara Landes is the founder and president of Bellrock Benchmarking Inc., a Vancouver-based management consulting firm. Bellrock helps business leaders solve their toughest problems. Permanently. She is also a highly sought after speaker. Tara earned an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business in 2000. Currently, she serves as a board member for Small Business BC and as a mentor for the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs.

Henri is the eldest child of Ralph and Helene has been with TQ Construction full time since 2010, though he did his first working day, hauling drywall and insulation, when he was only 11 years old, he is now rising towards company leadership. Henri, like his father is a ticketed Carpenter, as well as licensed Home Inspector, and TQ’s Safety Officer. This multi-faceted practical skill set, paired with his enthusiasm to continuously build his knowledge of business management, and his seemingly effortless ability to listen and communicate with his team will make Henri an exceptional Leader.

Sarah Gallop is a Registered Interior Designer and principal of SGDI, a full service Residential Design firm specializing in custom home design and large scale renovations. Sarah and her team have completed hundreds of projects over the last 7 years and currently have projects all over the lower mainland of BC, the US, and overseas. Sarah feels an open, friendly approach to design is a key part to successful renovation and new construction projects. Guiding homeowners from initial concept and planning to the completion of construction allows for a seamless design experience. Ensuring homeowners have fun and enjoy the process is as important as the final product.

Matthew Senf is the principal of Sasen Renovations, an award-winning residential Design & Build company based in Burnaby. A journeyman carpenter, Matthew built a values-based company, with a focus on culture and a belief that every company, no matter the size, should provide meaningful work, education and open communication for its employees.

Sasen creates exemplary work in the Vancouver area, working with various designers to bring their ideas to life or creating the design through the client-centered design process. Sasen produces high quality work, from Tuscan to contemporary.

Matthew will be applying his understanding of craftsmanship as a judge for 2016 residential awards.

Matthew excels at balancing an understanding of business and trades, and applies his exceptional communication abilities with an ease that clients note each and every time.

His community involvement has included vast public speaking experience.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 1:00pm–2:00pm • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 216

T28: Live, Work, Play: How a Healthy Workplace Ecosystem Supports Innovation [Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Health & Wellness, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour HSW IDCEC Approved ]

Does Workplace Design Support Innovation?

This seminar will explore findings from Gensler’s 2016 Workplace Survey. The results establish a clear link between High Performing Workplaces and a more innovative workforce. We will first review the survey methodology, then delve into what differentiates innovators and high-performers from the rest, and then explore how to create a Healthy Workplace Ecosystem that supports innovation. In conclusion, we will compare the North American Survey results with those of other major world markets.

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Annie Bergeron
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Jessica Golding

Speakers:
Annie Bergeron, Design Director, Gensler
Jessica Golding, Workplace Manager, Gensler

Biographies
Annie Bergeron’s work on many high-tech companies and advertising agencies has put her on the cutting edge of branded corporate interior design. As a Gensler Design Director with 20+ years’ experience, Annie is charged to inspire other designers, raise design caliber, and create notable risk-taking solutions.

Her recent Toronto project work in Tech and Media illustrate her design versatility and breadth of experience. From a terrace mini-golf course, to a high end conference centre, or an innovative Tech Incubator, these recent projects were undertaken from strategic planning to construction, all the way to branding implementation and furniture procurement.

Annie’s awards include the Ryerson Award of Recognition for Design Excellence from her alma mater, and several ARIDO Design Awards. Product design awards from NEOCON, and VMSD awards for visual merchandising demonstrate her versatility.

A native Quebecer, she says “I have been a hard-core cycling commuter for 24 years: neither heat, rain, sleet nor snow keeps me off my bike. I also love to read French literature, but these days, you’re more likely to see me out with my guys – husband and two boys – at the hockey arena or dangling from monkey bars.”

Jessica Golding is a change management and workplace consultant at Gensler. She brings 13-years of expertise in workplace design, strategy and change management services, and has successfully implemented projects in Canada, the U.K. and Asia.

She has amassed a portfolio of legal, financial, professional service, technology, life sciences and convention centre projects; working with Fortune 500 clients such as HP, Johnson & Johnson, Netflix, Prudential, Stryker and GSK.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Applied Design in Interior Design (BADID) from Kwantlen University, and is a LEED AP. She recently relocated back to Vancouver after living in London and Singapore for 9 years.  Her passion for travel, people and culture is ingrained in her efforts; it’s a small world and our relationships are global.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 1:00pm–4:30pm • EB $100/REG $125 • ROOM 224

T29: PM250: The Risks Inherent in Delivering Promised Value & Benefits [Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices]

[ AIBC 3.25 Non-Core LUs • BOMI 3.5 CPDs • 3 Hours IDCEC Approved • 3 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

Critical to the success of projects is an ongoing rigorous integrated risk assessment and management process. As not all processed, procedures, or functions perform as expected, your experience, along with this pre-defined risk assessment and management process, will enable you to factor in all current possibilities and work closely with your extended team to executive the plan and to implement contingencies as necessary. The pre-defined risk assessment and management processes will enable you and your team to deliver the value and benefits assured at the start.

Learn About:

  • The Development of Building Project for Better Results
  • The Definition of Project Governance – Benefits Realization
  • The golden rules of project RISK management
  • The most effective strategies and techniques to use to avoid problems and mitigate RISK
  • What to look for and what questions to ask to get a true picture of the status of your project(s)
  • The Life Cycle Cost of Building Ownership
  • A comparison of Traditional Practice and Value Management
  • Best Practices: Implementing Value Engineering in Design-Build
  • Value Engineering and Sustainability
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Dr. Bud MacAulay Lush

Speaker:
Dr. Bud MacAulay Lush, Chairman & Chief Technical Officer, Atocrates Project Sciences

Sponsored by

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Biography
A highly informative and entertaining international speaker with over 30 years of management and technical consulting, mentoring, teaching and coaching focused on:

“inspiring and equipping individuals, teams and corporations to provide the most worthwhile experience to everyone they serve.”

Expertise in Leadership & Change, Strategy Execution, Creativity & Innovation, Project Management, Requirements Engineering & Management, and Team Development.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 1:00pm–4:00pm • EB $85/REG $95 • ROOM 223

T30: Structuring Your Company for Maximum Productivity [Professional & Personal Skills Development]

[ AIBC 2.75 Non-Core LUs • BOMI 3.0 CPDs • 3 Hours IDCEC Approved • 3 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

Creating an aligned and defined organizational structure is a key component of running a profitable and scalable business. Having all of your staff operating with a clear role, goals, and deliverables is the foundation for productivity and success.

In this workshop, we will cover the proven framework for creating defined Job Descriptions that will allow everyone in your organization to operate with a clear goal and accountability to their supervisor. You will leave with all the basic tools and templates, including:

  • Examples of proven organizational structures for your industry
  • Examples and templates for job descriptions relevant to your business
  • Processes to hold accountability to goals through the layers of your organization
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Igor Trninic

Speaker:
Igor Trninic, Managing Partner, Breakthrough Academy

Biography
Igor is the co-founder of Breakthrough Academy, a training and development program that specializes in growing companies in the trades industries. Igor’s experience in home services began early, starting with his first business at the age of 18 as a College Pro Painters franchisee. He quickly grew it to one of the top franchises in Canada, and after finishing an honours degree in Accounting at the SFU Beedie School of Business, he decided to leave the dull world of numbers and followed his passion of developing people and businesses. He fell in love with leading great people and growing companies to their potential, taking over the BC division of College Pro where he tripled revenue in three years by hiring and leading top performing managers. Here, Igor saw the power of combining amazing people with strong systems to drive scalability. His next venture was the launch of Shack Shine, a “house detailing” company that was quickly grown to be a full scale franchise system within a year and a half. Shack Shine was eventually acquired by 1-800-GOT-JUNK, and is currently being scaled across North America. Since then, Igor co-founded the Breakthrough Academy to guide trades and home service entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through proven principles. Igor has a passion and true care for developing people and their businesses, which has formed the foundation of Breakthrough Academy.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 12:30pm–1:30pm • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 217

T32: How to Crack the Code for Successful Agile Designs [Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Facility Management & Building Maintenance]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

The Agile Design Method has been used by technology professionals to expediently develop aspects of software and hardware projects. This methodology allows customers and designers to jointly contribute to the design concept and construction document phases and ultimately enhance the final, completed design. Participants will learn how to use this information technology design development methodology for building projects.

The Agile Design Method focuses on continuous communication between customers and designers to meet shared expectations. Designers obtain valuable input from customers about functionality, operations and comfort that contribute to process improvement techniques and strategies. The customer and designer collectively work toward a clear vision and producing a sound, finalized design.

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Michael L. Kirk

Speaker:
Michael L. Kirk, Facilities Director, Community Services Department, City of Renton

Biography
Michael L. Kirk, FMP, holds a bachelor’s of science degree in architectural engineering technology with honors from Southern Polytechnic University. He has 30+ years’ facility-project management experience. He managed and directed over US$1.2 billion in new construction and over US$600 million in renovations. He was the Vice President of IFMA Suncoast Chapter.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 2:00pm–3:00pm • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 212

T33: Steel Modular Construction: Processes, Benefits, Challenges and Future Outlook [New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

This panel presentation features key stakeholders involved in the successful execution of modular built projects. Providing a high level overview of modular construction, this panel will identify the challenges and opportunities that this practice presents to industry providing a future forward look of it’s standing in the marketplace. Discussing common misconceptions, panelists will summarize the benefits of using this practice, providing an overview of industry best practices. Panelists will also provide context around the importance of early collaboration between Developer, General Contractor, Architect and Manufacturer, sharing critical processes put into play to overcome common challenges and ensure project success.

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Jim Dunn
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Vance Harris
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Roger Rowsell

Moderator:
Jim Dunn, President, Stack Modular Corporation

Speakers:
Vance Harris, Architect AIBC, AAA, MRAIC, LEED AP
Roger Rowsell, Vice President, BIRD

Biography
Jim Dunn, President and founder of Stack Modular, was born and raised outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. At a young age he eagerly ventured outside the borders of Alberta and found himself living in Saskatchewan, Pennsylvania, California, and Africa. His global travels, subsequent university degrees in Civil Engineering & Architecture, and professional career as an engineer all contributed to his eventual arrival into China. As a professional engineer Mr. Dunn oversaw over 1 billion USD of new construction ranging from commercial office towers, high-end Los Angeles condominiums and University buildings. Recognizing an opportunity to deliver modular buildings globally, Mr. Dunn took his experience and passion to China.

It was in Shanghai, China where Mr. Dunn created one of the first Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises (WFOE) owned solely by a Canadian. After having created Stack Modular, Mr. Dunn went on to hire architects, engineers, and project managers from Canada, USA, and China to oversee the procurement, quality, and delivery of modular buildings to the rest of the world. Mr. Dunn now splits his time between Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Calgary with his primary focus dedicated to the further expansion and development of Stack.

Vance Harris holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Calgary and a Bachelors of Arts (with Distinction) from the University of Victoria. He brings experience in architecture, urban design, management and coordination of diverse, multidisciplinary teams. Vance has made an indelible contribution to the face of public infrastructure in and around Vancouver. He has always placed a significant emphasis on collaboration, whether tasked with crafting City of Vancouver urban design guidelines for the integration of cellular infrastructure, the design/coordination/oversight of three Canada Line stations along the South Cambie corridor, the coordination of major public art installations (including two major pieces at the Richmond Olympic Oval) or the design of public works facilities for the City of North Vancouver. The latter saw the successful utilization of major pre-engineered/prefabricated structures, accommodating everything from heavy fleet maintenance to new headquarters for the venerable North Shore Rescue.

Roger Rowsell has over 35 years experience in the construction industry and sees modular as an opportunity to address some of the inherent challenges within traditional build methods. He has been involved in all major sectors including retail, commercial, hospitality, multi-residential, educational and industrial. He has managed major construction projects from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Vancouver, British Columbia. Roger is well versed in complete project development, including initial site selection, dealing with municipal by-laws, full project budgeting, design coordination, franchise requirements, owner/investor reports, urnkey construction and opening operations.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 2:00pm–3:30pm • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 220–222

T34: Architecture Keynote: Rethinking Retail: Designing Urban Destinations with Draw [Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs • BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

Retail is changing. E-commerce is here to stay. Industry, more so than ever, must think outside the box when designing the new and redefining the mature. Society is looking to the conventional shopping center for un-conventional and diversified activations and experiences.

This panel will examine retail in light of changing consumer trends and wants, exploring the complexities of designing spaces that not only service retail tenants and customers, but act as urban destinations.

Taking a case study approach, panelists will discuss the design principles implemented in their projects to create a strong sense of place and enhance aesthetic intrigue. The panel will review the considerations taken into account when designing spaces that support art and entertainment, in addition to fostering social interaction.  Panelists will discuss the nuances of designing spaces that suit high, mid, and low-priced stores, highlighting the importance of balance and flexibility. Finishing with a future forward outlook, panelists will share their predictions for what the new face of retail looks like.

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Richard Witt
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Jim Anderson
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Joan Insel
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Joni Vallon

Moderator:
Richard Witt, Principal, Quadrangle

Speakers:
Jim Anderson, Lead Architect, DIALOG (Sherway Gardens, Toronto, ON)
Joan Insel, Vice President, CallisonRTKL
Joni Vallon, Project Director, GH + A Design Studios (CF Rideau Centre, Ottawa, ON)

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Biographies
Richard Witt believes in the iterative design strength of architecture to inspire responsible urbanization in evolving global cities.

As a Design Principal at Quadrangle Architects in Toronto and the director of their Shanghai office, he leads teams responsible for the design of complex and sustainable projects at diverse scales. From large masterplans to midrise urban infill, his commitment to an agenda of accretive city building encompasses residential, retail and workplace uses which drive commercial objectives and are recognized for their design excellence.

Understanding the importance of industry partnership and city building, Richard is currently on the advisory board of for the Urban Land Institute Toronto and is the chairman of the Canadian chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. He is also currently a member of the Markham Design Review Panel and was the former vice-Chair of the Vaughan Design Review Panel. A strong advocate of sustainable design principles, Richard was one of three architects invited to represent Ontario’s green build sector in the Premier’s 2009 CleanTech trade mission to India and 2013 trade mission to China.

Jim Anderson is a compulsively curious architect who leads the DIALOG Toronto studio’s commercial sector team. His tendency to oscillate between big-picture thinking and detailed scrutiny demonstrates his ability to understand projects from multiple perspectives. As former National Operations Principal and Toronto Studio Managing Principal, Jim is now undertaking his most significant role to date, Chair of DIALOG. As Chair, Jim will use his considerable experience to guide DIALOG along its strategic path to achieve its vision as a truly integrated practice. Jim believes deeply in this multidisciplinary vision, both at work, where he uses collaborative design to build stronger communities; and at home, where he enjoys an abundance of diverse pursuits from coaching hockey to tree planting to running marathons.

Joan Insel is the Retail Brand Strategist and a Vice President at the global architecture and design firm CallisonRTKL. Her background in both architecture and graphic design allows her to bring a unique perspective to each project. Joan fuses retail knowledge—business, market, trend and information analysis—with imagination to build a strong foundation for designs that will ignite the minds of the creative teams charged with bringing the client’s projects to life. She is a sought-after speaker who has presented at national events including GlobalShop, the Retail Design Collective and the International Retail Design Conference (IRDC). Joan is frequently quoted in publications such as VMSD, Retail Environments, Puget Sound Business Journal and Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce about retail trends. In 2014 she was recognized as an Influencer of the Year by design:retail magazine. Joan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Washington.

Prior to joining the GH+A team in 2000, Joni Vallon had 20 years of diverse design experience in the hospitality, retail, airport, institutional and corporate sectors. Joni’s sensitivity to design principles and details consistently delivers award-winning projects for the office. Her project repertoire reflects her firm grasp of urban retail redevelopments. Significant projects include the major expansion of CF Sherway Gardens in Toronto; prize-winning design of the Urban Eatery in the Toronto Eaton Centre, the interior and exterior renovation of Bayview Village in Toronto; the relocation and expansion of the food court at Carrefour Laval in Laval, CF Promenades St-Bruno complete mall and food court renovation. The recently renovated and expanded CF Rideau Centre including a new Dining Hall in Ottawa has been garnering international attention and has raised the bar for food court expectations in a combined retail and corporate environment.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 2:30pm–4:00pm • EB $45/REG $55 • ROOM 208/209

T35: Roof Design is Still a Hot Topic! [Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management, New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs • BOMI 1.5 CPDs • 1.5 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

Session attendees will learn how to navigate a more user friendly RCABC Roofing Practices Manual (RPM) on-line, enabling you to make more effective decisions on roof design.

This session will be of interest to architects, architectural technologists, intern architects, spec writers, engineers, consultants and anyone involved in roof design. This session will be of particular interest to those who still use the RPM hard copy binder.

The presenter will walk you through how to more effectively find and interpret the RCABC roofing standards organized by roof systems, changes to the RPM within the last 12 months, content classified by colour for better understanding, quick picture links and searchable accepted materials section, with sortable tables and downloadable technical data sheets.

Using the RPM and three dimensional roof illustrations we highlight design considerations for vegetative and Protected Membrane Roof Systems and Conventional Roof Systems based on the intended use of the roof.

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Hamish Matheson

Speaker:
Hamish Matheson, RRO, TQ, IP, RCABC Technical Advisor

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Biography
Hamish is Trade Qualified (TQ) and a Red Seal Ticketed Roofer. Hamish has roofing and project management experience from around the globe including: New Zealand, Yellowknife, Whitehorse, Calgary, and British Columbia.

Hamish provides technical support to the design community through reviewing roof details, assemblies, specifications and inspection reports. His role is to help design authorities interpret and effectively use the RCABC Roofing Practices Standards with the ultimate objective of ensuring good rood design and practices.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 1:30pm–3:00pm • EB $45/REG $55 • ROOM 215

T36: The Untethered Workplace [Health & Wellness, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1.5 Non-Core LUs • BOMI 1.5 CPDs • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved ]

Our ever increasing digital, global environment is shaping the world in which we work, but more than that, it is shaping the evolution of business through its influence on the workplace and the organization itself.

In this increasing digital, global environment business leaders are finding new ways to compete in an era of unprecedented digital change. Business leaders must rethink the business as the type of change is reshaping the relationship between customers and companies, breaking down the walls between industry sectors.

Work is clearly evolving and new technologies and behaviors are changing the structure and make up of our organizations and the workplace. The future of work and the future of the workplace is here; it is not clearly defined but it is distributed within our local workplace and the global workplace of the global enterprise. The future of work and the workplace in the untethered work & workplace and the untethered organization. The presenter will expand on this concept and expand on the impact and complexities of the untethered workplace.

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Philip Thomas

Speaker:
Philip Thomas, Manager, Project Delivery Services, Optumplus

Biography
Philip is an AEC industry professional with 30+ years of local & international experience in representing clients as Owners Representative, Client Advocate and Project Director & Manager and Expediter who has successfully completed projects ranging from $50K to $125M.

He has led various multi-million and multidisciplinary project teams in various project environments such as Corporate, Commercial, Institutional, Heritage, Infrastructure, IT infrastructure; Industrial/Multipurpose; Operations & Maintenance, Resource & Energy (EPCM Modularized Systems) Retail Development & Roll out and Environment Architecture and Branding & Utilities.

He has experience in working on various contract types while managing a team of team of facilities, consultants, construction, and portfolio partners. He has acted as a single point of responsibility leading various broad, multidisciplinary team directly with North American and International clients in the Public, Private, Not for Profit & Non-Profit sectors.

He has facilitated Process Review: Asset & Project Management Review. Workplace Envisioning – Needs Assessment; organizing Seminars on Project, Facility and Construction Mgmt and has presented on subjects such as Project, Facility and Construction Mgmt & the Future of the Workplace at various forums.

He is through his various presentations and blog posting sparking conversation on “Disruption of the AEC Industry”; “The Untethered Workplace” and “Enhancing Client Experience in Project Delivery”.

He initiates the concept of working in partnership with clients – an evolving collaboration that develops at the start an assignment to allow for enhanced level and speed of delivery to execute some of the most complex projects in a short duration and has gained a reputation as the keeper of high performance standards for delivery of projects combined with professional client relationship management.

Enhancing Client experience in Architecture, Engineering & Construction is his goal.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 2:00pm–4:00pm • EB $65/REG $75 • ROOM 217

T37: A-Z of Selling Your Business for Maximum Dollar [Professional & Personal Skills Development]

[ BOMI 2.0 CPDs • 2 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

This presentation will combine the expertise of 75 years of experience of 3 of the top advisors in the industry. You will be shown what preparation is necessary to start towards transaction readiness; contractors will also be shown the steps to increase the value of their business, how long it takes, and the value drivers that will affect their future value the most. Finally, owners will be exposed to the sequence of steps to go through the sales process and how to achieve top dollar and actually complete a sale.

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Ronald Coleman
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Arthur Klein
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John Robinson

Speakers:
Ronald Coleman, B.Comm., FCCA, CMC, President, Coleman Management Services
Arthur Klein, CBI, Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd.
John Robinson, CEPA, EPC, CFP, President, Strategic Succession

Biographies

“More Money; More Fun” that’s what Ron Coleman does for trade and specialty contractors.  His book “Becoming Contractor of the Year” is based on analyzing some 2,500 sets of financial statements of contractors and interviewing the owners explains why the top 25% make very significant profits and the bottom 25% lose money.  As a professional accountant and certified management consultant, he has a wealth of experience working with contractors.  His 2011 book “Building Your Legacy” contains a lot of tips to help you use your Power of Influence.  His latest book, “EXIT READY”, is for Canadian trade and specialty contractors who want to sell their business for a good price.

He has written four on-line programs for the Canadian Home Builders Association of BC – Financial Management; Marketing & Project Sales; Business Planning; Customer Service & Warranty and twelve Gold Seal programs for the Canadian Construction Association; as well as, co-wrote three Financial Management courses for BCIT’s Construction Management Degree program.

He is Past Chair (1992-1995) of the Board of The Richmond Hospital; was Acting Chair of the Richmond Regional Health Board (1994-1996); a Special Ambassador to the 2010 Olympics; and a Torch Bearer in Kelowna.

Arthur Klein brings his 20+ of years of corporate marketing, operations management and business development experience to perform valuation and intermediate the sale of businesses of $500K to $30M plus in enterprise value.

Arthur helps business owners, private equity groups, and business buyers:

  • Qualify the fair market value of the business;
  • Confidentially and strategically market business offerings;
  • Negotiate offers to purchase;
  • Facilitate and support the due diligence of transactions;
  • Collaborate with lawyers, accountants, bankers, and other advisors to bring file to closing.

Supported by progressive education and training: BSc (Agr) from the University of Guelph, a Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management, from UBC – Sauder School of Business, and Certificate in Business Administration from Ryerson University.

Arthur holds a BC Real Estate Commercial Trading Services license and is an accredited Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) as administered by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA).

John Robinson is President & CEO of Strategic Succession, an independent advisory firm that has been helping business owners build value in their companies and optimize sale or succession outcomes for 35 years. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Elder Planning Counsellor (EPC) and Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation from the Chicago-based Exit Planning Institute.

John is also the founder of the Trusted Advisor™ Network, which provides complementary advisory services for business owners. In collaboration with partners in the Trusted Advisor™ Network, John creates business succession strategies. Proper planning and value enhancement take a collaboration of specialists to maximize results. He helps clients align personal and business goals, such as preparing their businesses for transition to new ownership, estate planning, risk management and actively preparing for multiple contingencies to maximize value.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 2:30pm–3:30pm • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 216

T38: Safe and Natural High-Performance Enclosures [Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency]

[ AIBC 1.0 Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

There is a growing demand for building materials that meet low-energy goals while maintaining the health, safety, and wellness of building occupants for the life the building. Many products going into high performance and Passive House buildings today are falling short: particularly spray foam. Foam has come to dominate high performance building by claiming a high insulating value, air tightness, and vapor control all in one product. When practitioners are seeking more environmentally friendly alternatives, they are often left scratching their heads about the options, the details, and the possible results.

This presentation will cover the basic building science of high performance enclosures. A wide range of material options such as wood fiberboard, sheathings, membranes, mineral wool, straw bale, cellulose and other insulations will be considered. Airtightness goals will be analyzed, looking at ground, wall, and roof conditions as well as the design, construction, and testing of the assemblies.

The presentation will demonstrate that one can achieve higher performance, greater sustainability, resilience, and building health without foam. We also show how to do it with practical examples, details, and assemblies that make sense.

Attendees will:

  • become familiar with the broad code and policy issues that can support progress toward net zero buildings.
  • be able to outline options for making building enclosures of more natural materials.
  • be able to describe common challenges regarding material selection and assembly.
  • be able to formulate a variety of more safe and natural high-performance strategies that are appropriate to the Cascadia Region.
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Lucas Johnson

Speaker:
Lucas Johnson, Wester Region Solutions Consultant, 475 High Performance Building Supply

Biography
Lucas has been a successful deep green custom homebuilder, energy retrofit contractor, utility programs manager, and corporate sustainability consultant. His unique blend of experience has made him allows him many frames of reference in goal: to help clients achieve a mutually profitable path towards the highest levels of sustainability.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 2:30pm–3:30pm • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 206

T39: Quality Standards Lead to Quality Woodwork [New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices]

[ AIBC 1.0 Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

Henry Ford said that “Quality is doing it right when no one is looking”. That sounds great, but it doesn’t provide any framework whatsoever for recognizing when a project is “done right”. Our industry needs specific and clearly defined methods for quantifying how “right” something is. In this session we’ll look at the definition of quality, and how you can go about measuring it on an architectural woodwork project. We’ll then tie that definition to the three grades in the AWMAC Standards manual (Economy, Custom and Premium) and use photos from past projects to illustrate where each grade can be effectively used, and how multiple grades can be mixed on an individual project.

With the launch of the new AWMAC Standards manual scheduled for the second quarter of 2017, this is the perfect opportunity to explore the new manual, talk about the expanded scope of inclusions in architectural woodwork, and compare the new manual to the outgoing AWS 2.0. We will highlight the 10 most significant changes, and examine how they will affect your future projects. We’ll wrap up by looking at some of the most common loopholes and conflicts in woodwork specifications, and how to avoid being painted into a corner by your own drawings and specifications.

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Martin Berryman

Speaker:
Martin Berryman, President, Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada

Biography
Martin has been involved in architectural woodwork since 1987, and in a management role since 1992. He has been on the Board of Directors of AWMAC BC since 2010, and now serves as President of the BC Chapter and Chair of the Membership Compliance Committee. He is co-owner of Wanes Custom Woodworks Inc. in Burnaby, BC, where for 20 years he has been helping designers who have become frustrated with being told their ideas don’t make sense, or that their project cannot be built as drawn. Martin has brought his passion for outstanding results and service to literally hundreds of projects throughout BC.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 2:30pm–4:00pm • EB $45/REG $55 • ROOM 218/219

T40: Passive House 2.0: Lessons Learned from the First Cohort of West Coast Passive House Buildings [Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs • BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

Over the past few years, the interest, design and construction of Passive House buildings has rapidly grown across Canada and the US.  Through these first cohort of projects there have been numerous lessons learned with the adoption of Passive House design concepts with North American construction practices. Various building enclosure materials, assemblies and details have been designed and built in various projects, and innovative builder practices and local preferences have begun to adapt to more efficient and cost effective systems and details. Building off of the experience of several of theses first generation Passive House projects in Canada and the US, Graham Finch and Monte Paulsen from RDH Building Science in Vancouver, BC will share their firm’s collective experience, research, and monitoring from several projects with a focus on the building enclosure.

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Graham Finch
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Monte Paulsen

Speakers:
Graham Finch, Principal, Building Science Research Specialist, RDH Building Science Inc.
Monte Paulsen, Associate, Passive House Specialist , RDH Building Science Inc.

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Biographies
Graham Finch is a Principal and Building Science Research Specialist with RDH Building Science Inc. He has a passion for technology and for dedication to making better and more energy efficient buildings. He leads RDH’s building science research group and is actively involved in a wide range of projects from building research studies to forensic investigations, building monitoring, hygrothermal modeling, and new construction design across North America and overseas. Graham has been involved with the design and construction of several passive house projects including houses and larger multi-family and mixed use buildings and has been involved with a number of research and policy studies on the topic.  Graham has co-authored several publications and practical industry guideline documents related to high-performance building enclosures and is regularly invited by industry organizations and clients across Canada and the US to speak to the practical and technical issues of various building science topics.  In addition to RDH, Graham is a part-time instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology where he teaches building science courses to students at the Diploma and Masters levels.

As one of Canada’s most experienced Passive House professionals, Monte Paulsen leads RDH’s Passive House consulting services in British Columbia and facilitates the development of Passive House capacity among RDH teams across Canada and the U.S. Monte possesses nearly 7 years in the Passive House industry and is one of three PHI-accredited Building Certifiers in Canada.


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