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Now accredited by the BC Housing Licensing & Consumer Services Branch (formerly the HPO)!

To obtain educational credits, you will need to fill out available forms onsite and have them verified by conference staff. Details on how to submit credits are specified on forms.

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

Wednesday Workshops

Wednesday, Feb. 15 • 8:30am–12:30pm • CaGBC Members $135; Non-CaGBC Members EB $140/REG $160 • ROOM 224

W04: LEED v4 Rating System [Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Professional & Personal Skills Development, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management]

[ AIBC 4 Core LUs • 3.5 BGCI Ce Hours (General or LEED-specific for any specialty) • 3.5 BOMI CPDs ]

In this half day workshop, you’ll gain a solid grasp of LEED v4 changes and the positive impact this will have on current green building practices in Canada. As a result, you’ll be able to communicate effectively to colleagues and clients about some of the major high-level changes occurring in LEED v4.

Course Highlights

  • This half day course introduces the LEED v4 rating system, and discusses its flexibility and applicability to an expanded range of building types.
  • Participants will explore common themes in the new rating system, synergies within the system, the integrative process, and the role of performance.
    • The new Integrative Process credit is introduced, detailing some of the strategies for earning the credit.
    • The enhanced LEED v4 system goals and their on LEED point allocation are covered.
    • Course attendees will have the opportunity to network and work in small groups to reinforce the learning experience.

Please note that this course is not a technical review course. Canadian participants will learn how LEED v4 is being adapted for use in Canada through the current development of Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs). Note: ACPs are talked about in general, but the course itself does not go into detail regarding specific Canadian ACPs.

For further information on this seminar at the CaGBC, please click here.

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Jason Packer

Speaker:
Jason Packer, Dip. Tech, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, Associate, Senior Green Building Strategist, Recollective Consulting Inc.

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Biography
Jason has over fifteen years of experience in building design and construction. With an education background focusing on environmental economics and building science to work and experience in the building trades, he started a green renovation business that evolved to include delivering energy efficiency education and advising on green building policy. In his eight plus years at Recollective Consulting, Jason has successfully managed commercial, residential, institutional, educational and recreational green building projects including Vancouver’s Olympic Village and the Okanagan College Centre of Excellence, awarded LEED Platinum and targeting the Living Building Challenge.

Jason has supported and volunteered with a number of organizations including the Sustainable Building Centre, Green Bricks Education Society, Connecting Environmental Professionals and the BC Sustainable Energy Association working to promote renewable sources of energy.

Wednesday, Feb. 15 • 1:00pm–3:30pm • EB $75/REG $85 • ROOM 212  SOLD OUT

W26: Increase the Power of Personal Communications  SOLD OUT [Professional & Personal Skills Development]

[ AIBC 2.5 Non-Core LUs • BOMI 2.5 CPDs • 2 Hours IDCEC Approved • 2.5 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

Leaders know that effective communications can mean the difference between success and failure. This workshop, presented by Robyn T. Braley, will put you on the path to becoming an effective and efficient communicator. Providing practical tips and tricks that will enhance your arsenal of personal communications, whether it’s one on one, before large audiences, through the media or in times of crisis, attendees will take away basics that can be immediately implemented. This presentation will cover:

  • Communication Basics; Increase the power of 1 on 1 communication with employees, customers and others you need to influence. Take away tips that will help you negotiate, motivate, build relationships or deliver good news and bad.
  • Voice & Body Language 101; Learn how to add power and impact to your message whether communicating with 1 or 1,000.
  • Crisis Communications; when disaster happens, you’re never fully prepared. Learn 10 communications tips for what to do if it happens to you.
  • Communicating Through the Media; People respond to news. When a story works – it really works!  News stories produce an immediate response. You will learn 10 key performance tips for mainsteam media and social media like YouTube Videos and Podcasting.
  • Speak Up, Speak Out; Public speaking is a terrifying experience for many leaders. It doesn’t have to be. Performance and production tips will boost your confidence.
  • Social Media Basics; This section will not be “how to” by “why!” Key communications threats and opportunities leaders need to understand.
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Robyn T. Braley

Speaker:
Robyn T. Braley, President, UniMark Creative

Media Sponsor

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Biography
Robyn T. Braley is a writer, speaker, media coach and communications specialist. He is known for his humor, knowledge, insight, and observations based on broad personal experience. He has worked with clients in commercial construction, home building supply and manufacturing for 25 years as the President of Unimark Creative. He has recently been interviewed on 930 CHED, NEWSTALK 770, 660 NEWS and various TV news programs.

Thursday Workshops

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 • 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 • 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.


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