Day 2 – Thursday, February 26, 2015


Seminars have been approved for educational credits with the following organizations:

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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 Legend:

PM – Property Management
AD – Architecture & Design
CO – Construction & Renovation
PD – Professional Development
GR – Green

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 8:00am-10:00am • $150

T01 – Managing Multiple Priorities, Projects, and Deadlines Effectively [PM AD CO PD]

[ AIBC 2 Non-Core LUs, IDCEC O.2 CEUs, BOMI 2.0 CPDs ]

This is the program for the busy business owner, manager, or staff person who tries to juggle multiple demands, deadlines, and daily pressures. With the information contained in this fast-paced seminar, you’ll get more accomplished at managing a fragmented workload and with better results than ever before.


Kevin Lust


Speaker:
Kevin Lust, Founder, Lust Development Group Inc.


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Biography
If you’ve heard Kevin Lust speak, then you know you’d come back to hear him again and again. If you haven’t, don’t wait any longer.

Through more than 1,800 presentations in 16 countries on four continents, Kevin has reached out to audiences with a message so real it is captivating. As a speaker and trainer, Kevin has toured the United States and Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Rim, delivering programs on a wide range of personal and organizational improvement topics. He has thrilled groups at organizations as Abbott Labs, Walt Disney Imagineering, Singapore Airlines, and the New Zealand Army. The National Speakers Association named him a Certified Speaking Professional, an award granted to less than 500 people in the world at the time.

At 6’8”, Kevin is a commanding presence, but his real gift for reaching audiences is rooted in a keen understanding of people and how they do what they do. From a blue-collar family and a business career, Kevin learned the value of hard work by example and experience. He’s been a banker and a personnel director, a best-selling author and a consultant, currently owns three businesses and has helped dozens of others start their own businesses in his role as a business advisor. He knows if there’s hard way, there’s also a smart way. Kevin has devoted his life to helping others find the smart way.

If you are seeking higher standards of performance in your business or personal life, spend a few hours — or even a few minutes — with Kevin Lust. You will find it time well spent.

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 8:00am-9:30am • $45

T02 – NAFS and the Custom Home [AD CO GR]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs, IDCEC 0.1 CEUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

The demand for endless variety in size, shape and mullion configurations for windows in strikingly at odds with the Code requirement that all windows be tested and labeled to report their performance—not at a standard size—but at the sizes and mullions spans ordered by the customer. This is where it gets messy for the manufacturer, and for the builder.

Why? For window manufacturers it means there is no end to the testing. It means in every window order there are several, and sometimes many window configurations that have not been tested.

The lack of testing also poses risk for builders. Untested, improperly labeled or suspiciously labeled products come under scrutiny by building officials, and a compliance problem for the manufacturer also becomes a delay problem for the builder.

This presentation will address the challenges and identify ways in which builders, designers and window manufacturers can work together to proactively address the challenge posed by never‐tested designs, and how these can be addressed in a more thoughtful approach to selecting and detailing fenestration, one of the most creative tools in the home designer’s toolkit.


Al Jaugelis


Speaker:
Al Jaugelis, Fenestration Specialist, RDH Group


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Biography
Al Jaugelis is a Fenestration Specialist with the RDH Group and presents frequently on aspects of the NAFS standard to various audiences in both BC and other provinces. Al’s consulting role includes advising manufacturers on code and standards issues, test program design, as well as reviewing and preparing fenestration constructions specifications with reference to current standards, including NAFS. Al has a keen understanding of fenestration industry standards, testing, and certification programs in both Canada and the US. He is currently an Associate member of CSA Committee A119, Performance Standards for Windows (A440), an active member of the Technical Services Committee of Fenestration Canada, the NRCan Energy Efficient Fenestration Steering Committee, and is a Technical Consultant member of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA).

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 8:00am-11:00am • $150

T03 – Contract Management Planning and Implementation [AD CO]

[ AIBC 3 Core LUs, IDCEC 0.3 CEUs, BOMI 3.0 CPDs ]

This presentation will provide an overview of the best practices in Contract Management Planning and Implementation. This involves the understanding of specific planning and procurement activities including Project Scope Definition, Solicitation Planning and Process, Vendor Evaluation and Selection, Contract Award, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation.

This presentation will include an overview of the following topic areas:

  • An Introduction to Basic Contract Law
  • Canadian Trade Agreements
  • Business Case Planning and Development
  • Project Scope and Contract Management Planning
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Market Identification
  • Risk Management
  • Solicitation Types and Planning
  • Vendor Evaluation
  • Pre-Award Discussions and /or Negotiations
  • Key Components of a Contract Statement of Work
  • Contract Monitoring Performance, Reporting and Evaluation

Court Stevens


Speaker:
Court Stevens, President, Stevens Consulting Group

Biography
Court Stevens is the President of Stevens Consulting Group Inc., based in Victoria BC. His company provides training courses on the best practices of business and management processes associated with all phases of procurement management. This includes Business Case Development, Contract Management Planning, Preparing Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Preparing Well-Written Proposals, and Negotiating Effectively.

Court has been directly associated with procurement and contract management, both as a project manager for various Canadian military equipment procurement projects and as a consultant and instructor for over 25 years.

Court was one of the primary designers and instructors of the BC government’s award winning Procurement and Contract Management Program.

His organizational and professional development education includes the following:

  • Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership and Management
  • Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education
  • Graduate of the Canadian Army Command and Staff College

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 8:00am-9:30am • $45

T04 – Designing Energy Efficient Wall Assemblies using Glazing Systems [AD CO GR]

[ AIBC 2 Core LUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

This session will use the BETB Guide as a back-drop to outline how designers can select and specify higher thermally performing spandrel glazing systems from both an energy and condensation risk perspective. The session will focus on recognizing the impact of the details that make up a wall system, approaches to mitigating thermal bridging, and how design teams can increase the probability that design targets are realized in practice.


Patrick Roppel


Speaker:
Patrick Roppel, Principal, Building Science Specialist, Morrison Hershfield


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Biography
Patrick manages the Building Performance Analysis Department within the Building Science Division at Morrison Hershfield (MH). Patrick is a Building Science Specialist, in the Vancouver office, with a technical focus on evaluating the performance of building envelope assemblies through testing, monitoring, and numerical simulation. Patrick manages and provides technical oversight on new construction and retrofit projects, investigation and assessment of existing buildings, evaluations of building envelope components, and building science research.

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 8:30am-11:30am • $75

T05 – Succession Planning – What Every Business Leader Needs to Know [PD]

[ BOMI 3.0 CPDs ]

As the Vancouver population continues to age, succession planning is becoming of increasing importance to local industry. This practical hands-on seminar will expand on the value of an effective succession plan and the role that it can play for the current and future success of your organization. Attendees will learn about the different factors that need to be taken into consideration when developing a succession plan, while staying true to the core values of your organization.

Learning objectives:

  1. make succession intentional rather than accidental or reactive
  2. learn to balance business needs with people needs
  3. explore strategies necessary to phase change

Pam Paquet


Speaker:
Pam Paquet, Chief Change Officer, Pam Paquet & Associates


Biography
TBA

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 8:30am-10:00am • $45

T06 – Why Passive House Ventilation Will Be the Standard of the Future [PM AD CO PD GR]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

The Passive House Institute stipulates dedicated heat recovery ventilation systems for their buildings. This presentation will first explore why this method of ventilation is needed, and then will discuss how these systems are designed and installed for optimal efficiency and effectiveness. Occupant health, with allergies, asthma and other health issues on the rise, are becoming an increasingly critical aspect to designing and constructing buildings. Whole-house ventilation allows us to both dilute indoor pollutants, and filter outdoor contaminants. We will cover these issues, and then tie them to energy efficiency and the value of incorporating these systems in your projects.


Barry Stephens


Speaker:
Barry Stephens, Business Development and Technology Director, Zehnder America Inc.


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Biography
Barry Stephens has been involved with Zehnder, a Swiss based manufacturer of Passive House Institute certified heat recovery ventilation systems, for fourteen years. He was trained in Switzerland, Germany and Holland, and has lectured across the USA and Canada on ventilation and IAQ.

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 8:30am-10:30am • $45

T07 – The President’s Job Description [PM AD CO PD GR]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs, BOMI 2.0 CPDs ]

Did you wake up one day and realize your company had gotten far bigger than you ever imagined? More bills to pay, more staff to keep busy, and less time for you to spend on what you have always done best – your trade. This evolution is common as many small business owners get propelled into managing a workforce rather than working alongside them as their business grows.

The President’s Job Description is intended for leaders who seek to clarify that being bigger does not equal just doing more, but doing things differently. Leading a team of managers and growing a business is a very different job than managing a project of finding the next client. Few presidents learn how to capitalize on these differences other than through trial-and-error – often resulting in some expensive learning!

This single-speaker workshop will focus on determining what the key priorities are for leadership as well as developing a plan to get these in place.

At the conclusion of the President’s Job Description, participants will understand:

  • The difference between management and leadership and how it applies in a manufacturing environment.
  • The role of the President & CEO
  • The role of senior managers
  • Best practice tips to move out of business development and into the office

Tara Landes


Speaker:
Tara Landes, President & Founder, Bellrock


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Biography
An experienced and engaging speaker, motivator and leader, Tara Landes is the President and Founder of Bellrock, a Vancouver based boutique management consulting firm. But different. They believe that smart, hardworking business leaders deserve to be profitable and less stressed but don’t always have the right tools to get there on their own. Tara’s team fills the gaps for you and your management team – an MBA in a box, customized to your company – whether the focus needs to be strategy, leadership, sales, or operations. They have the tools and they show you how to use them to get results. Tara earned an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and returned to her native Vancouver in 2008 to offer a fresh perspective and lasting results to business owners. Currently, Tara is a mentor in the Board of Trade’s LOT (Leaders of Tomorrow) Mentorship Program, the FWE (Forum for Women Entrepreneurs) HSBC Mentor Program, and YWCA Connect to Success. When she is not helping clients, you’ll find her on a sailboat in the Gulf Islands, reading a great book while watching her husband and sons fish.

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 8:30am-10:00am • $45

T08 – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: Waste Management for Building Owners and Managers [PM GR]

[ AIBC 1.5 Non-Core LUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

How does your building trend when it comes to waste management? Do you have the tools, resources and systems in place for the conscious disposal of your tenants waste? Do you know what the standard tools, resources and systems utilized for effective waste management are?

Join us for a panel presentation where industry leaders will provide practical first-hand knowledge gained through the successful development and implementation of waste management practices within their buildings. Panelists will discuss best practices, highlighting results achieved to date and the subsequent benefits to their organization. This panel will also touch base on the resources, tools and systems that have contributed to the success of their waste management initiatives.


Daniel Klemky

Steve Caulfield

Paul Gagnon

Jonathan Meads


Moderator:
Daniel Klemky, Energy & Environmental Manager, BOMA BC

Speakers:
Steve Caulfield, Executive Account Manager, Urban Impact
Paul Gagnon, Corporate Zero Waste Officer, Real Estate & Facilities Management, City of Vancouver
Jonathan Meads, Sustainability Manager, Concert Properties


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Biographies
Daniel is the Energy & Environmental Manager for BOMA BC, a non-profit commercial real-estate association. He has been with BOMA for 3 years and is responsible for the Energy Management Program which assists member organizations reduce their environmental impact focusing on energy management. Daniel is also heavily involved in various Municipal, Provincial, and Federal sustainability initiatives that directly impact the commercial real-estate industry. Daniel graduated with distinction from the Sustainable Energy Management program at BCIT and was recently awarded his EMIT status from the Association of Energy Engineers, and is currently working on his Master’s degree in Environment and Management.

Paul is the City of Vancouver’s Corporate Zero Waste Officer, responsible for the design and implementation of a waste reduction and diversion program for the City’s 600 facilities. Corporate Waste Diversion is a strategic priority in the Greenest City Action Plan, Vancouver’s strategy to become the greenest city in the world by 2020. Paul graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Calgary, after which he worked as an English teacher for several years, engaging and inspiring students to take ownership of their learning. Paul has worked at the City of Vancouver since 2007 in the Engineering and the Real Estate & Facilities Management Departments. Before becoming Corporate Zero Waste Officer, Paul provided leadership on community revitalization, street furniture design and residential recycling programs.

Jonathan is a Development and Sustainability Manager for Concert Properties, operating across Canada; prior to this role, Jonathan was a Project Manager with Concert building a variety of concrete properties, he has been with Concert for over 8 years.

With a total of some 20 years’ experience, 11 years in Vancouver and 10 in the UK, Jonathan trained as a Chartered Surveyor with a degree (BSc) in Building Surveying and diploma in Building Studies and then specialised in Project Management. He has always been passionate about sustainability and in fact wrote his dissertation at University on energy efficiency.

Jonathan currently sits on BC Hydro, BOMA and UDI advisory panels, he is a member of the CaGBC Developers Forum, and was a member of the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City Action team.

As well as working on new development projects, Jonathan’s current roles are to promote sustainability in Concert’s new construction projects, improve the energy and emission performance of our income properties; and to manage and report on Concerts emissions and sustainability practices at a corporate level.

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 8:00am-9:30am • $45

T09 – Energy Provisions in the BC Building Code [AD CO GR]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

The energy efficiency requirements for residential homes are changing in December of this year. The BC Building Code will include a new section 9.36 with various insulation and mechanical requirements as well as options for designers and builders on how to conform. This seminar will explore these new requirements through practical examples.


Murray Frank


Speaker:
Murray Frank, Principal, Constructive Home Solutions Inc.


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Biography
Murray Frank of Constructive Home Solutions Inc. delivers this presentation on behalf of the Homeowner Protection Office. Mr. Frank is recognized as a premier building envelope specialist in British Columbia and has been instrumental in the development of the understanding of moisture problems relating to single family and multi-unit residential buildings. He performs building envelope design and assessments, and has integrated many new technologies into recent client projects. He has been an instructor at colleges in Vancouver and Victoria, and has developed a series of educational seminars for various groups including the Homeowner Protection Office that have been attended by over 22,000 licensed builders, building officials and industry professionals over the past nine years. Mr. Frank is a founding member and Past President of the British Columbia Building Envelope Council.

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 10:30am-12:00pm • $55

T10 – You Are Not Your Job! Preventing Burn-Out to Create Sustainable Work/Life Balance [PD]

[ AIBC 2 Non-Core LUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

Professionals’ most important “product” is their creativity. Clients and employers expect innovative and creative solutions to their complex design problems and depend upon their workers to deliver results.

It’s critical, therefore, that people cultivate inspiration and replenish it with a healthy work/life balance based on core values, confident decision-making skills, and a visionary outlook. Without it, business people quickly burn out and produce mediocre results.

Attendees will learn unconventional tools and strategies to help them be good stewards of their time, energy, and creativity…the 3 most important resources of their professional and personal lives. Through interactive lecture, small group discussion, worksheets, real-life stories and games, attendees will:

  • Explore the direct correlation between sustainable design concepts, creativity and work/life balance.
  • Understand how “time management” can be ineffective.
  • Identify & reclaim core values.
  • Learn what, where & when to simplify.
  • Develop a personal benchmark for “success.”
  • Create an action plan based on inspired vision & intention rather than just “goals.”

Audiences will learn that “sustainable design” is not just a trend in the built environment, but a lifestyle that can maximize their creative talents and personal fulfillment through a renewable and inspired process.

Program includes pre-seminar online, anonymous survey to customize workshop based on attendees’ replies.


Liesbet Trappenburg

Speaker:
Liesbet Trappenburg, Professional Speaker, Windmill Worldwide


Biography
Dutch-born, Liesbet Trappenburg has corporate experience in advertising, marketing, sales and management positions in Fortune 500 companies including Irving Trust Bank and Eastman Kodak as well as two start-up firms.

In 1995, Liesbet left her corporate career to start her own business, Windmill Worldwide. She offers compelling & inspiring keynote speeches, seminars, and
retreats to designers, architects, contractors, corporate executives, educators, and professional associations.

She’s inspired real changes for people in a variety of organizations such as IIDA, DuPont, Antron, Allsteel, the Art Institute, AARP, the Boeing Co., Children’s Hospital, US Federal Courts, Metropolis Magazine, and Gensler Architecture.

A 5-year popular ASID Distinguished Speaker , Liesbet delivers her programs with humor, warmth, and lively real-world stories. She’s currently writing a book, You Are Not Your Job! Life-Balance Strategies from a Windmill.

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 10:30am-12:00pm • $45

T11 – The Urban Passive House [AD CO GR]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

The design of non-domestic Passive House projects typically follows the general principles used for single family dwellings, including optimizing the building envelope, compact and efficient design that makes use of passive heating and cooling, reducing the heat load, and minimizing primary energy consumption. Outside of these general principles, there are considerable differences in the detailed design of non-domestic Passive House projects. Looking specifically at mid to high-rise Passive House design, this presentation will look at design considerations and challenges faced by these projects.

The second half of the presentation will expand on the design details of multi-story Passive House projects by exploring the design process of a local, six story residential Passive House project.


Scott Kennedy

Dr. Guido Wimmers


Speaker:
Scott Kennedy, Principal, Cornerstone Architecture
Dr. Guido Wimmers, Chair, UNBC Integrated Wood Design Program


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Biographies
Scott is a principal of Cornerstone Architecture. He is professional engineer who specializes in the provision of architectural, structural and development feasibility services, with a wide involvement in residential, commercial and institutional projects. Scott is interested in ensuring projects make good business sense, and can assist clients in evaluating development options as well as preparing proformas and other documents necessary to secure financing. His structural engineering background is valuable in assessing the structural impacts of architectural decisions and vice versa. Scott is interested in building envelope detailing and energy efficiency and maintains close contact with consultants in the field.

Dr. Wimmers, the chair of UNBC’s new Integrated Wood Design Program, holds a master in architecture and a PhD in building science. Prior to moving to Canada in 2007 he worked as a consultant designing and building Passive Houses in Austria, Germany, and Italy. Since in Canada, Guido has already been invited to share his refreshing expertise with students of UBC, SFU and BCIT at lectures and has given numerous seminars and talks about the next leap in building technology at forums and international conventions including the GLOBE convention, the CAGBC summit, ICBEST, BCBEC and Canadian Wood Council fairs. Guido is one of the initiators of Canada’s first Passive House in Whistler and has since then worked on Passive House projects all across Canada. He is also co-author of the Passive Design Tool Kit of the City of Vancouver and a founding director of the Canadian Passive House Institute.

Furthermore Guido is specialized in high performance windows and was co-developer of the first North American window frame which got PHI certification achieving extraordinary good performance results.

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 10:30am-12:00pm • $45

T12 – STEEL VS. CONCRETE: Which is the Better, Greener and More Cost Efficient for Commercial Building Construction? [AD CO]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

The selection of a building’s primary framing system has huge implications on a project’s costs and construction lifecycle, and it is important that decision makers have access to tools and resources to help them make the best choice for their clients.

Make the best choice for your next project.

Join us at the presentation of an independently conducted research study that outlines the impacts on design, construction costs, project schedules, and sustainability of steel vs. concrete framing alternatives.


Tareq Ali


Speaker:
Tareq Ali, Director of Marketing, Communications & Membership Services, Canadian Institute of Steel Construction


Biography
Tareq Ali is the National Director of Marketing, Communications and Membership Services for the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) . He is responsible for the development of strategic marketing and corporate communications, sustainability, public affairs, advocacy and membership services programs that serve the needs of 7 CISC regions from coast to coast.

Tareq is a Marketing and Communications professional with over 18 years of broad based experience in the construction and building materials, healthcare and advertising industries.

He has also worked as a Business Development Consultant with the World Greenbuilding Council.

Tareq’s expertise includes integrated marketing and corporate communications, brand and reputation management, internet marketing and sustainable development. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Assumption University, and a Masters Certificate in Marketing Communications Management from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

He currently serves on the Executive Council of the Canadian Institute of Marketing, and is accredited as an RPM (Registered Professional Marketer). Tareq also volunteers as a coach and mentor to internationally educated professionals looking to develop their career in marketing in Canada.

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 11:00am-12:30pm • $45

T13 – The Hidden Risks of Green Buildings [AD CO GR]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs, IDCEC 0.1 HSW CEUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

Sustainable design is about doing the right thing — and design teams must not only do the right thing, but do things right. High-performance sustainable buildings pose challenges and risks including the owner’s performance expectations, legal conditions, project coordination and complexity and new products/materials. This presentation will explore the taxonomy of the hidden risks of green buildings and how these influence scheduling, costing and resource planning. t will also outline risk management strategies for project managers and design teams.

In addition it will discuss risks to organizations and corporate real estate functions around not doing the right thing. The presenter will pose a challenge to the audience and open the floor for discussion of the framework and its application within current project management, design and construction and corporate real estate practices.


Ralf Nielson


Speaker:
Ralf Nielson, Director, Sustainability Services, MHPM Project Leaders


Biography
TBA

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 11:00am-12:30pm • $45

T14 – Radon “The Silent Killer” – Protecting Family at Home, School and Work [PM AD CO]

[ BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

Radon is a gas that is present in many areas around British Columbia and across Canada. In this presentation, background information about radon will be presented alongside the science of what radon is and the health risks associated with the presence of radon in a home. Participants in this session will be shown how radon enters a home, what the testing requirements are and how the building code and new polices address solutions to mitigate its effects. Radon mapping also will be presented showing areas significantly affected by the gas in BC and Canada.


Alan Whitehead


Speaker:
Alan Whitehead, President & CEO, Radon Environmental Management Corporation


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Biography
For over 30 years Alan has served on the executive boards of a number of private and public sector companies, operating in a diverse range of industries globally. These sectors include environmental health and building sciences, mining exploration, chemicals and industrial minerals. Currently, he is President & CEO of Radon Environmental Management Corporation, Chairman & Director of Paget Minerals Corporation, and President & CEO of AJ Vestco Inc. He is also a founding board member and Vice President of the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST). Alan also serves on the Canadian National Radon Action Month Campaign Committee.

Through his leadership at Radon Environmental Management Corp and as a board member of CARST, Alan is dedicated to reducing Canadian’s exposure to radiation and the incidence of radon-induced lung cancer. Alan is passionate in making change happen.

Architecture Keynote

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 10:30am-12:30pm • $55

T15 – The Vancouver Landscape: Ecological Urban Architecture [AD CO GR]

[ AIBC 2 Core LUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

As Vancouver strives to be one of the Greenest Cities in the World, the ecological evolution of our architecture is becoming of increasing importance. With more and more of the world’s population inhabiting densely populated urban areas, epicenters of nature throughout concrete jungles are of growing desire. The benefits of these areas are more than aesthetic; they support the regions eco-system and enhance the quality of life for citizens.

5 of the region’s leading architects and landscape architects gather to examine the importance of ecological architecture and the value it holds for our city, exploring industry success stories and expanding on the impact it will on Vancouver.


Leslie Van Duzer

Joyce Drohan

Steve McFarlane

Kelty McKinnon

Brian Wakelin


Moderator:
Leslie Van Duzer, Professor and Director, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia

Speakers:
Joyce Drohan, Architect AIBC, LEED AP, Director of Urban Design, Perkins + Will
Steve McFarlane, Principal, Office of McFarlane Biggar Architects + Designers
Kelty McKinnon, Partner, PFS
Brian Wakelin, Principal Architect, Public Architecture + Communication


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Biographies
Leslie Van Duzer is the Director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, she has held teaching positions in a dozen schools of architecture across Europe, Canada and the United States.

Prof. Van Duzer has published three books in collaboration with Kent Kleinman, Dean of Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning: Mies van der Rohe: The Krefeld Villas, Villa Muller: A Work of Adolf Loos, and Rudolf Arnheim: Revealing Vision. The two co-authored building monographs on works by Loos and Mies won the “Top 10 Books of the Year” award given by the architects’ journal in London. A fourth book, co-authored with Maria Szadkowska, Adolf Loos: Works in the Czech Lands, accompanies a traveling exhibition. In 2014, Prof. Van Duzer published her fifth book, House Shumiatcher, the first in a series of building monographs on endangered West Coast modern houses. She is currently working on a new book, an examination of the parallels between architecture and magic entitled The Art of Deception.

Prof. Van Duzer’s scholarship has been supported by the Graham Foundation, the annual Arnold W. Brunner Grant, a Dayton-Hudson Fellowship, a Fulbright Research Fellowship and a resident Fellowship in the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Joyce Drohan is and architect, an urbanist and the Director of Urban Design for Perkins+Will in Vancouver. She is recognized for her broad portfolio of major sustainable communities including the Blatchford Redevelopment, winner in 2014 of a Globe Award for Urban Sustainability and a medal in the RAIC’s National Urban Design Awards. Her lead design role in the master planning of Vancouver’s flagship sustainable communities – Southeast False Creek (including the Olympic Village) and East Fraserlands – helped to forge Vancouver’s reputation as an exceptional model for city-building.

Joyce’s work designing and delivering civic, community and residential buildings across Canada has also provided a critical lens for understanding neighbourhood design at the social, political and economic level. She is especially interested in the potential of built form to shape meaningful places expressing the historic, social and cultural aspects of a community. This aspiration is underpinned by a deep commitment to sustainable design, especially related to livability and urban health. She has gained a reputation for effectively advancing this potential in her professional work and as a Board member of the Council for Canadian Urbanism.

Steve McFarlane is a principal with the office of mcfarlane biggar Architects + Designers (omb), based in Vancouver. His professional experience spans 25 years of working with well-respected practices in Toronto, Halifax and Vancouver subsequent to graduating from the Technical University of Nova Scotia with a Masters of Architecture. In 2012, Steve co-founded omb, together with his business partner Michelle Biggar, to concentrate on innovative and forward-thinking projects that enrich the communities they serve. Intentionally multi-disciplinary in its approach, omb focuses on architecture and interior design while also embracing urban design, master-planning, and graphic design. The firm’s history includes local, national and international accolades through a multitude of awards for architecture and interior design. Some of the studio’s current projects include new airport terminal buildings for Terrace and Trail, interiors for the new TELUS head office in Vancouver, several innovative multi-family residential projects throughout the Lower Mainland, expansion and renovation of the Joyce Collingwood Skytrain Station, and design of the new public waterfront for Prince Rupert.

Steve is dedicated to the pursuit of design that responds to the lessons of the past while managing the responsibilities of the future. As an educator, critic, and mentor, he maintains an active voice in the responsible growth of our cities and communities. He feels that the value of simplicity is especially meaningful now, in the new era of sustainability, and strives to create an ethos of honesty and directness in the search for architecture that endures through the rewards of thoughtfulness and restraint.

Kelty McKinnon has a diverse background in landscape architecture, public art and environmental studies which she brings to all of the projects that she manages, researches and designs at PFS. Specializing in projects dealing with the public realm, she is committed to the creation of unique, innovative and meaningful public spaces. Kelty has played a key role in several high profile public realm projects including the international Toronto Harbourfront Competition for which PFS placed second, Lansdowne Park, the Lower Don Lands Precinct Plan, and the West Don Lands Public Realm Plan.

Kelty is also an adjunct professor in the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of British Columbia where she has taught design studios focusing on the production of emergent landscapes that engage environmental and cultural ecologies. Her studios have dealt with the design of cultural precincts, waterfront parks, streetscapes and public plazas.

Brian Wakelin is an architect and co-founder of PUBLIC, a multidisciplinary design practice working at the intersection of architecture and communication media. He has worked in the architectural field for twenty years and holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of British Columbia. He is a generalist and a silo jumper who believes a variety of media can meet the requirements of any project brief, architecture being just one. The studio’s work has earned awards for communication, interior design, landscape, and architectural design. In 2012 PUBLIC was recognized with the AIBC Emerging Firm Award and Western Living’s Arthur Erickson Memorial Award.

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 11:00am-12:30pm • $45 SOLD OUT

T16 – Tendering and Procurement: Best Practices [PM AD CO] SOLD OUT

[ AIBC 2 Core LUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

This seminar will provide a brief overview of the fundamentals of tendering and procurement law and then discuss common risks involved with procurement/tendering processes and discuss mechanisms to avoid/reduce/handle these risks. Panelists will discuss “best practices” with respect to both preparing and responding to requests for tenders/requests for information. This presentation will conclude with an update on recent cases dealing with tendering/procurement law and a question & answer period to address questions from attendees.


Mark Braidwood

William E. Knutson

Seema Lal

Marc MacEwing


Speakers:
Mark Braidwood, Principal, Shapiro Hankinson & Knutson
William E. Knutson, Principal, Shapiro Hankinson & Knutson
Seema Lal, Principal, Shapiro Hankinson & Knutson
Marc MacEwing, Associate Counsel, Shapiro Hankinson & Knutson


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Biographies
A principal of SHK, Mark Braidwood is a litigation lawyer with expertise in the areas of construction, commercial and insurance law. Mark has conducted many trials and appeals, and has acted as counsel in arbitrations and administrative hearings.

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

As a commercial litigation lawyer, Mark has litigated contract and business disputes, including injunctions, product liability, leases, sale of goods, estates, shareholder disputes and related issues. In Mark’s insurance law practice he acts for both insurers and insureds, defending claims, prosecuting subrogated claims, and defending coverage claims in construction and commercial disputes.

A principal of SHK, Bill Knutson is a highly regarded civil litigator who has conducted many trials and appeals at all levels of British Columbia courts. These cases have involved a wide range of civil disputes. Bill has also acted as counsel at administrative hearings, and has participated in numerous mediations and arbitrations in all roles — counsel, mediator and arbitrator. Bill’s practice currently focuses on commercial/insurance cases.

Seema Lal is a principal of SHK with particular expertise in the areas of builders liens, construction law and employment law. Seema also has experience in a wide range of business law matters and regularly acts for clients in commercial disputes. She has appeared before all levels of court and administrative tribunals and has acted as counsel in mediations.

As a construction lawyer based in Vancouver, Seema’s clients include owners, developers, general contractors, subtrades, suppliers and design professionals.

Seema is a member of the Construction, Employment and Civil Litigation Subsections of the Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch. She is a volunteer lawyer with Access Pro Bono and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada’s Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program.

Seema regularly lectures and provides seminars to engineering students at UBC, interior design students, design professionals and members of the Canadian Construction Institute. She also acts as a volunteer judge for articled students in the Professional Legal Training Course and for law students at UBC.

An Associate Counsel with SHK, Marc MacEwing has practiced extensively as a construction lawyer in all aspects of the practice for over 30 years. He has particular expertise as a builders lien lawyer, as well as in tendering disputes and preparing and analyzing contract documents. Marc advises owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and design professionals.

Marc has been listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a “repeatedly recommended” leading practitioner in construction law in BC. He has been Peer Review Rated for General Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell® and included in The Best Lawyers in Canada®.

In addition to authoring more than 175 published articles on construction law topics, Marc is a member of the editorial board and a contributor to the Continuing Legal Education Society’s British Columbia Builders Liens Practice Manual. Marc is a frequent lecturer to design professional and construction trade bodies, businesses, and educational institutions.

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 11:00am-12:30pm • $45 SOLD OUT

T17 – Lighting, Controls, and Interior Finishes: Designing for Compliance with the New Energy Codes [AD CO GR] SOLD OUT

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs, IDCEC 0.1 CEUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

The new energy code ASHRAE 90.1-2010 has brought about significant changes to the design of commercial buildings, with mandatory lighting controls and commissioning of the required control features. even a full year after its adoption there are still many questions about the technical provisions of ASHRAE 90.1, in particular the extent of its application for addition and renovation projects and on verification of compliance.

Co-presenters Sunny Ghataurah and Ark Tsisserev will address the fundamental questions “What, Why and How” with respect to the application of ASHRAE 90.1 on projects. Sunny will speak about the integration of the energy code into electrical design, and Ark will elaborate on the regulatory aspects in conjunction with this subject. This seminar is suitable for all disciplines involved with the design and construction of commercial projects regulated by BCBC and Vancouver Building By-law (i.e. building codes which adopt ASHRAE 90.1-2010), including Architects, Interior Designers, Electrical Contractors and Engineers.


Sunny Ghataurah

Ark Tsisserev


Speakers:
Sunny Ghataurah, Director, Applied Engineering Solutions
Ark Tsisserev, Senior Technical Manager, Applied Engineering Solutions


Sponsored By

Biographies
TBA

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 1:00pm-2:30pm • $55

T18 – Intuitive Leadership & Decision Making [PD]

[ AIBC 2 Non-Core LUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

In today’s world, it’s not enough to “solve” problems. As thought-leader Daniel Pink explains, finding and anticipating problems are more valuable skills than solving them. This new skill set requires insightful thinking and decision-making that is holistic and not linear in nature. It’s critical to be decisive, not overwhelmed.

Learn an unconventional strategy to overcome “information overload” and keep pace with technology and client deadlines. Explore and test the accuracy of intuition as an efficient decision-making tool and a reliable pathway to anticipating potential business challenges.

Through interactive lecture, small group exercises and personal worksheets, learn how to use, strengthen, and trust intuitive skills to make fast and accurate decisions in your business and personal life.

Seminar attendees will:

  • Discern the differences between instinct, impulse, emotion & intuition.
  • Identify 4 intuitive styles.
  • Understand obstacles to using intuition.
  • Gain fast insights into possible future problems.
  • Confidently develop an inspired & effective action plan based on intuitive decisions.

Liesbet Trappenburg


Speaker:
Liesbet Trappenburg, Professional Speaker, Windmill Worldwide


Biography
Dutch-born, Liesbet Trappenburg has corporate experience in advertising, marketing, sales and management positions in Fortune 500 companies including Irving Trust Bank and Eastman Kodak as well as two start-up firms.

In 1995, Liesbet left her corporate career to start her own business, Windmill Worldwide. She offers compelling & inspiring keynote speeches, seminars, and
retreats to designers, architects, contractors, corporate executives, educators, and professional associations.

She’s inspired real changes for people in a variety of organizations such as IIDA, DuPont, Antron, Allsteel, the Art Institute, AARP, the Boeing Co., Children’s Hospital, US Federal Courts, Metropolis Magazine, and Gensler Architecture.

A 5-year popular ASID Distinguished Speaker , Liesbet delivers her programs with humor, warmth, and lively real-world stories. She’s currently writing a book, You Are Not Your Job! Life-Balance Strategies from a Windmill.

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 1:00pm-3:00pm • $150

T19 – Advanced Communication Skills: How to Get Your Message Across to Clients, Staff and Suppliers [PM AD CO PD]

[ AIBC 2 Non-Core LUs, BOMI 2.0 CPDs ]

You give what you think are clear instructions, but nothing gets done. You say something in a meeting, but no one listens. You try to make your position known and no one seems to care. The problems of working with others are usually problems of communication. While the problems are all too common, the solutions aren’t frequently known. Bridge the gap between your needs and your knowledge and add to your ability to solve communication problems by choosing this fast-paced, high-level course in successful communication skills.


Kevin Lust


Speaker:
Kevin Lust, Founder, Lust Development Group Inc.


Sponsored By

Biography
If you’ve heard Kevin Lust speak, then you know you’d come back to hear him again and again. If you haven’t, don’t wait any longer.

Through more than 1,800 presentations in 16 countries on four continents, Kevin has reached out to audiences with a message so real it is captivating. As a speaker and trainer, Kevin has toured the United States and Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Rim, delivering programs on a wide range of personal and organizational improvement topics. He has thrilled groups at organizations as Abbott Labs, Walt Disney Imagineering, Singapore Airlines, and the New Zealand Army. The National Speakers Association named him a Certified Speaking Professional, an award granted to less than 500 people in the world at the time.

At 6’8”, Kevin is a commanding presence, but his real gift for reaching audiences is rooted in a keen understanding of people and how they do what they do. From a blue-collar family and a business career, Kevin learned the value of hard work by example and experience. He’s been a banker and a personnel director, a best-selling author and a consultant, currently owns three businesses and has helped dozens of others start their own businesses in his role as a business advisor. He knows if there’s hard way, there’s also a smart way. Kevin has devoted his life to helping others find the smart way.

If you are seeking higher standards of performance in your business or personal life, spend a few hours — or even a few minutes — with Kevin Lust. You will find it time well spent.

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 1:00pm-4:00pm • $75 SOLD OUT

T20 – Strategic and Tactical Marketing Plans [AD CO PD] SOLD OUT

[ AIBC 3 Non-Core LUs, IDCEC 0.2 CEUs, BOMI 3.0 CPDs ]

Unsure whether your investment in marketing is contributing to the bottom line? Marketing has strategic and tactical elements, but often in the construction and property management fields, the tasks of marketing get relegated to the tactics – tradeshows, websites, and brochure creation. Results become difficult to measure and companies are left wondering whether the line item for marketing on the P&L is generating the best return on investment.

This seminar and workshop will work through the basic elements of marketing strategy and explain how senior managers in the most successful companies chart the strategic marketing path of their firms. Attendees will work through how this strategy can be turned into a tactical plan that can be simply delegated with measurable results. Participants will walk away with a draft plan and an enhanced level of knowledge for the strategic and tactical marketing of their business.

This seminar is designed as a primer for those in senior level management positions and those that want to be senior executives in construction and property management. If your company can use more exposure there is no better way to spend three hours


Tara Landes


Speaker:
Tara Landes, President & Founder, Bellrock


Biography
An experienced and engaging speaker, motivator and leader, Tara Landes is the President and Founder of Bellrock, a Vancouver based boutique management consulting firm. But different. They believe that smart, hardworking business leaders deserve to be profitable and less stressed but don’t always have the right tools to get there on their own. Tara’s team fills the gaps for you and your management team – an MBA in a box, customized to your company – whether the focus needs to be strategy, leadership, sales, or operations. They have the tools and they show you how to use them to get results. Tara earned an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and returned to her native Vancouver in 2008 to offer a fresh perspective and lasting results to business owners. Currently, Tara is a mentor in the Board of Trade’s LOT (Leaders of Tomorrow) Mentorship Program, the FWE (Forum for Women Entrepreneurs) HSBC Mentor Program, and YWCA Connect to Success. When she is not helping clients, you’ll find her on a sailboat in the Gulf Islands, reading a great book while watching her husband and sons fish.

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 1:30pm-3:00pm • $45

T21 – Passive House Case Studies [AD CO GR]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

This seminar will deliver four different case study presentations on local Passive House projects. Each presenter will discuss different approaches used, outline the successes and lessons learned for each case study and discuss the different approaches and rational to meeting the Standard. The presentation will feature current Passive House projects in Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler.


Andre Harrmann

Kyle Moen

Monte Paulson

Marcel Studer


Speakers:
Andre Harrmann, Project Manager & Green Building Consultant, Harrmann Consulting
Kyle Moen, Technologist, Dürfeld Constructors
Monte Paulson, Partner, Red Door Energy Advisors
Marcel Studer, Principal, Econ Group Ltd.


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Biographies
André Harrmann, Dipl.-Ing.(FH), MHP, CPHD, LEED AP, holds graduate degrees from German and U.S. universities in civil engineering and heritage architecture. After many years of work experience in Germany, U.K. and U.S., he relocated to Vancouver in June 2008. His broad professional experience ranges from draftsman to architectural and structural design work. He has project and construction management experience on a wide array of projects within the green building and rehabilitation & modernization sectors.

As Director of the Canadian Passive House Institute West (CanPHI-West) and the North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) he is focused on advocacy, outreach and education. André is a Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD) with Harrmann Consulting (15kwh10w.com) and provides design support and energy modelling services for Passive House projects in Canada. He supported Cover Architectural Collaborative at their Bedford RoadHouse project in Nelson, BC — the first multifamily dwelling in Canada to be Passive House certified.

Kyle Moen has been working as a technologist for Dürfeld Constructors and BC Passive House since 2010. During that time frame, Kyle has been a part of seven Passive House projects, including the company’s inaugural Passive House project, the certified Rainbow Passive House Duplex in Whistler.

Mr. Moen provides preconstruction review, including detailing and energy modeling; envelope management, including shop drawings for panel fabrication, Passive House window installation details, material use/best practice and budget management.

Kyle has a BA in Economics from UVic (2007), and a diploma in Architecture and Building Technology from BCIT (2010). He also sat the CANPHI Passive House course in 2012.

Monte Paulsen is a partner in Red Door Energy Advisors. He has modeled energy performance for more than 500 small buildings using systems including Hot 2000 and the Passive House Planning Package. Red Door performs blower door testing and thermal imaging, provides EnerGuide for New Houses and ENERGY STAR for New Homes certification, and consults to Passive House projects.

Monte is a Certified Passive House Consultant and a Certified Energy Advisor based in Vancouver. He also provides advice to Natural Resources Canada as a member of the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Technical Advisory Committee, and has served of the board of directors of the Western chapter of the Canadian Passive House Institute.

Marcel Studer is a principal of Econ Group Ltd, a Vancouver based construction firm with a strong focus on modern, high quality architecture designed to the International Passive House Standard. Holding a Masters Degree in Architecture from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich (Switzerland), Marcel has lived and worked in Canada for the last 15 years. Marcel completed the Passive House Design course in 2011 and has been involved in multiple PH projects in and around Vancouver as a project manager, consultant or designer.

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 2:00pm-3:00pm • $35 Early Bird / $45 Regular

T22 – Incorporating Consumer Preferences into Your Design or Development [AD CO] CANCELLED

[ AIBC 1.0 Core LUs, BOMI 1.0 CPDs ]

As a designer or developer, you rely on your expertise and results from past projects to guide the design of current and future projects. In a highly competitive and aggressively changing marketplace, going beyond past purchasing trends is vital to the success of any project.

Join us to hear Tyler Hassman, Senior Vice President at SmartPoint Research, speak to combining trade mastery with consumer wants and needs for the overall success of a project. Tyler will expand on proven market research techniques, providing insights into consumer preferences on design features and finishing materials. Using real world data, Tyler will expand on the level of impact that individual features have on the price-sensitivity and consumer demand of a development and its single units.


Speaker:
Tyler Hassman, Senior Vice President, Smart Point Research


Biography
Tyler’s entrepreneurial career spans over fifteen years, twelve of which include establishing two industry-leading marketing research agencies: SmartPoint Research which specializes in the construction industry, among a few other key segments in consumer packaged goods; and MD Analytics that works exclusively within the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry.

In recent years Tyler has devoted much of his time at SmartPoint Research collaborating with key construction industry stakeholders to create insightful marketing research solutions. Built for designers, developers, and manufacturers of building products, these solutions address a large gap in consumer insights not currently being met by traditional information sources.

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 1:00pm-4:00pm • $150

T23 – RFPs and Proposals [PM AD CO]

[ AIBC 3 Core LUs, IDCEC 0.3 CEUs, BOMI 3.0 CPDs ]

One of the most widely used forms of solicitation is the Request for Proposal (RFP). This form of solicitation is used for situations such as product or service replacement, improving organizational effectiveness or problem identification and resolution. The buyer has the need and the seller has the solution.

This presentation will provide a synopsis of the planning and development of an RFP as well as Proposal Response suggestions including planning guidelines, proposal formats and how to respond to RFP evaluation criteria.

This presentation will include an overview of the following topic areas:

  • Understanding the RFP Planning Framework
  • Understanding Requests for Information, Expressions of Interest and Qualifications
  • Developing and Preparing the RFP Requirements and Project Scope
  • Establishing Project Budget Options and Pricing Strategies
  • Understanding Risk Management Planning Requirements and Process
  • Understanding Performance Measurement and Quality Assurance
  • Establishing the Proposal Evaluation Criteria and Process
  • Finalizing the RFP Package
  • Establishing Proposal Submission Requirements including Proposal Response Planning Factors, Format and Content
  • Establishing Proposal Presentation Requirements
  • Understanding the Importance of Establishing a Negotiation Strategy
  • The Key Elements of a Contract Statement (or Schedule) of Work
  • Guidelines to Debriefing Proponents

Court Stevens


Speaker:
Court Stevens, President, Stevens Consulting Group

Biography
Court Stevens is the President of Stevens Consulting Group Inc., based in Victoria BC. His company provides training courses on the best practices of business and management processes associated with all phases of procurement management. This includes Business Case Development, Contract Management Planning, Preparing Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Preparing Well-Written Proposals, and Negotiating Effectively.

Court has been directly associated with procurement and contract management, both as a project manager for various Canadian military equipment procurement projects and as a consultant and instructor for over 25 years.

Court was one of the primary designers and instructors of the BC government’s award winning Procurement and Contract Management Program.

His organizational and professional development education includes the following:

  • Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership and Management
  • Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education
  • Graduate of the Canadian Army Command and Staff College

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 2:00pm-3:30pm • $45

T24 – What You Need to Know About the New Ventilation Requirements in the BC Building Code [AD CO]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

In December, 2014, significant changes to the ventilation requirements of residential dwelling units in the BC Building Code were made. This seminar will go into detail on these new requirements, exploring the impact to ventilation systems that serve a single dwelling unit, expanding on the key changes to Section 9.32 of the BC Building Code. This seminar will prepare designers, builders, and building officials to conform to Code requirements with an enhanced knowledge.


Murray Frank


Speaker:
Murray Frank, Principal, Constructive Home Solutions Inc.


Biography
Murray Frank of Constructive Home Solutions Inc. delivers this presentation on behalf of the Homeowner Protection Office. Mr. Frank is recognized as a premier building envelope specialist in British Columbia and has been instrumental in the development of the understanding of moisture problems relating to single family and multi-unit residential buildings. He performs building envelope design and assessments, and has integrated many new technologies into recent client projects. He has been an instructor at colleges in Vancouver and Victoria, and has developed a series of educational seminars for various groups including the Homeowner Protection Office that have been attended by over 22,000 licensed builders, building officials and industry professionals over the past nine years. Mr. Frank is a founding member and Past President of the British Columbia Building Envelope Council.

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 2:00pm-3:30pm • $45

T25 – Filling the Great Divide: Strategies to Manage Different Generations [PM AD CO PD]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU, BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

Employee retention is an ongoing challenge for companies and it’s even tougher when the workplace is comprised of so many different generations. Then throw in the difficulty of managing people who have vastly different opinions on technology, values and work ethics. Today’s workplace challenges employers to meet the needs and expectations of both the “young guns” and “older guns” in order to excel in organizational success.

This presentation will describe the differences between the Baby Boomers, Generation X’s and Generation Y’s. It will teach supply chain professionals and managers new tools and techniques to incorporate into their best practices for organizational success. It will be a fun way for session participants to understand generational differences and be better equipped to manage and lead each generation more effectively.

Learning objectives:

  1. understand generational differences
  2. implement communication strategies unique to different generations
  3. incorporate techniques to manage different generations

Pam Paquet


Speaker:
Pam Paquet, Chief Change Officer, Pam Paquet & Associates


Biography
TBA

Thursday, Feb. 26 • 2:00pm-3:30pm • $55

T26 – Ethnomics: Designing for Health and Well-Being [AD CO]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs, IDCEC 0.1 HSW CEUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

The new emphasis on healthy and sustainable communities, buildings, workspaces, and products represents a significant shift and a new consciousness that encompasses the broadest definitions of sustainability. In this session, we will look at the interwoven concepts of sustainability and wellness in the context of the design of communities, building architecture, focusing on workplace design.

The purpose of the program is to consider sustainability in the context of human health and well-being. We will explore the idea that well-designed space, in all its forms–at the scale of urban planning, of building architecture, and of the technology-enabled workplace–can become a catalyst for wellness. We will explore the close connection between ourselves and the kind of built environments that surround us.


Jennifer Busch


Speaker:
Jennifer Busch, Vice President A&D, Teknion


Biography
Jennifer Busch is Vice President A&D at Teknion, where she is responsible for the development of key business relationships and sales and marketing strategies for major architecture and interior design firms throughout North America. Jennifer came to Teknion from Interface, where she served as Vice President A&D Market Development for three years. Prior to joining Interface, she held various editorial positions at Contract magazine, including servings as Editor in Chief from 1999-2011. At Contract, she routinely reported on the social, political, technological, economic, and business trends impacting the practice of commercial interior design. Throughout her career, Jennifer has participated in the development and organization of key industry events and trade shows, and has had many speaking engagements as either a moderator or featured speaker.


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