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Seminar Legend:

AR – Architecture
BC – Building Code
CO – Construction & Renovation
EN – Engineering
ID – Interior Design
PD – Professional Development
PM – Property Management
SB – Sustainability

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 8:30am-10:00am • $55 • ROOM 203/204

W01 – Introduction to the WELL Building Standard [AR CO EN ID SB]

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

The growing evidence showing the impacts that buildings have on health has broadened the conversation about sustainability beyond just environmental factors, to one that also addresses the human component. The WELL Building Standard® has emerged as a framework to this end. WELL is a new evidence-based system to measure, certify and monitor features of buildings that impact health and wellbeing. It focuses on best practices in design, construction and operations to enhance air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. This session will discuss the opportunities available for owners, investors, and tenants to enhance health and wellness on the path to improving building performance.

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Helen Brennek

Maeri Machado

Speakers:
Helen Brennek, Project Associate, Sustainability, WSP Canada
Maeri Machado, Project Manager and Green Building Consultant, WSP Canada


Biographies

Helen Brennek’s passion for sustainability in the built environment stems from the rapidly changing industry and the magnitude of its potential impact. She enjoys helping clients realize their sustainability aspirations through tailored and measureable goals. This is supported by her strong interest in energy efficiency and conservation.

At WSP, Helen delivers various services such as retro-commissioning, energy auditing and comprehensive LEED consulting. She also has experience working in capital planning with our Property Condition Assessment team. She joined the firm after completing her Masters in Engineering in Clean Energy, during which she focused on sustainable building sciences. She has a special interest in technical contributions to social and environmental issues, and has spent time in Zambia working for Engineers Without Borders Canada.

Maeri Machado has a strong passion for the natural world and this is at the forefront of her enthusiasm for green development. Maeri is a driving force in WSP Canada’s Vancouver office, helping the team in providing sustainable solutions for buildings and communities which ultimately provides a greater service to the community at large.

Maeri is the Sustainability Team Manager for the Vancouver team. She is also a Project Manager and Technical Lead on many major projects in BC and Alberta, and has been an active member of WSP Canada’s Green Community practice team. Maeri has experience in sustainable community planning, LEED® project consultation, sustainable design consulting, restoration engineering, capital planning and performance audits.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 8:30am-10:00am • $55 • ROOM 206

W02 – Quality Assured Passive House: Passive House as a ‘Whole System Approach’ [AR EN CO SB]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs, HPO 1.5 CPDs ]

This presentation will look at the Passive House design standard from a quality assurance perspective. Speakers will identify and expand on areas such as certification, trades, products/materials and collaboration demonstrating how the Passive House standard can be used as a toolkit to deliver quality and add value.

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Adam James
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Marcel Studer

Speakers:
Adam James, Architect, Acton Ostry Architects Inc.
Marcel Studer, Principal, Econ Group Ltd.

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Biographies

Adam James is an architect with Acton Ostry Architects and Certified Passive House Designer. His Passive House experience includes assisting with the design and delivery of 25 Passive House certified row houses in the UK and the retrofit of 6 more using Passive House principles. He has a keen interest in the adoption of the Passive House standard in Canada and pursues this with his work on the Education Committee of CanPHI West.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 8:30am-10:00am • $55 • ROOM 212  SOLD OUT

W03 – Energy Provisions in Context: BC Building Code and the City of Vancouver Building Bylaw [AR BC CO EN SB]

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

By February of this year, the new energy provisions in the BC Building Code (BCBC) won’t be so new anymore. Are you curious to see how local industry has adapted?

This presentation will review the Energy Provisions of the BCBC (9.36) and introduce the key elements of the Vancouver Building Bylaw, implemented in December, 2014 & January, 2015 respectively. The speaker will present practical, first-hand knowledge and practices on compliance and applications of the following:

  • Prescriptive requirements for airtightness
  • Calculation of the thermal resistance of assemblies
  • Prescriptive vs. trade-off paths
  • Below-grade assembly requirements
  • Calculation examples of ceiling, wall, fenestration and door areas
  • Required continuity of insulation
  • HVAC requirements and mechanical ventilation best practices
  • Service water heating systems

Murray Frank

Speaker:
Murray Frank, President, Constructive Home Solutions

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 8:30am-11:30am • $125 • ROOM 223/224  SOLD OUT

W04 – Successful Project Management Part 1: Avoid Communication Failure [AR CO EN ID PD]

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

The top three project success criteria are user/client involvement, executive management support, and a clear statement of requirements. Malfunction in these areas lead to the most commonly cited reason for poor project performance: communication failure. Your achievement as a Project Manager is directly tied to your ability to communicate effectively and influence the stakeholders. This session will increase awareness of your own personal communication style, how you impact others, communication styles, filters, generational diversity in the workplace, communications protocols, channels, and processes.

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Tina Vigneux

Speaker:
Tina Vigneux, Vice President, Atocrates Project Sciences International

Biography

Tina heads up our Windsor office, giving leadership to all our initiatives in the Southwestern Ontario region spanning the three major urban centres of Windsor, London, and Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge (KWC). Tina is an award winning Senior Advisor/Professor supporting the Project Management Masters Certificate Program, Atocrates Centre for Project Sciences, Canada’s Project & Organizational Performance Specialist™, as well as a Professor in the School of Engineering; School of Skilled Trades at St. Clair College. Tina as Program Director, gives leadership to the Atocrates Masters Certificate in Project Management for General Contractors (MC4GC). She is a competent and enthusiastic instructor with an aptitude for performing under pressure demonstrating a proven ability to work successfully with students, facilitators, customers, suppliers and industry professionals bringing projects from concept to completion. Tina continues to advise and consult as an architect/designer in the areas of Architecture, Building Design & Construction, effective use of AutoCAD, as well as Project Planning, Estimating & Specifications with Mady Development Corporation; Royal Palace Homes; Masterpiece Homes; Mark B. Koppelo & Associates; Southwood Lakes Holdings Inc in Canada & the USA. Volunteer: Habitat For Humanity, New Orleans – August 2006; The United Way – St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology – 2002; YMCA – ‘path’ program; Architect/Project Manager- Construction finalized May 2000. Awards: United Way 2002 Campaign ‘You Are The Way’ Drouillard Road Re-development Project. Tina is a certified member of the Project Management Institute. In 2012 she received the Atocrates Outstanding Contribution Award for her coordination and management of the Masters Certificate in Project Management in Southwestern Ontario.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 8:30am-9:30am • $45 • ROOM 217

W05 – Building Trust & Marketplace Excellence [AR CO EN ID PD]

[ AIBC 1 Non-Core LU, BOMI 1.0 CPD, HPO 1.0 CPD, IDCEC 0.1 CEUs ]

What is the most important thing when developing or growing your business? Good service? Good product? Great ideas?

At BBB, trust is the principle we stake our reputation on. In this session learn why trust is key and learn tools on how to build trust with your clients. Plus, explore how to build trust for your business using best practices in social media.

Without trust you don’t have a business – a consumer has to trust in your business and you as a business owner.

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Jeanette Jackson
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Danielle Primrose

Speakers:
Jeanette Jackson, Director of Communications and Strategic Parterships, Better Business Bureau serving Mainland BC
Danielle Primrose, President & CEO, Better Business Bureau serving Mainland BC

Biographies

Jeanette Jackson is an energetic team leader and innovative thinker with broad experience in business development and strategic communications planning. She brings an expertise to organizations that require out-of-the-box thinking to solve problems and drive new business. She brings all of this and more to the BBB Communications Team to help deliver the stories and impactful public events that raise awareness of the Bureau and what it stands for.

Her experience does not stop at the office. She volunteers her time for a number of organizations such as the Port Moody Police Department (Board Member), Tri-City Chamber of Commerce, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and is a coach and mentor for Futurpreneur Canada.

Danielle Primrose has been BBB’s President and CEO since May 2012 and brings over two decades of leadership experience to her role. She fostered her career in the world of retail where she gained valuable people and business experience at both a regional and national level. Her breadth of knowledge and roles covered many aspects of business from operations, sales management, customer service, marketing, strategic planning and human resources.

While her career continues to move forward, she takes the time to impart her knowledge, experience through mentoring. Danielle is a Mentor in the Connect to Success and Next Step program through the YWCA in Vancouver and the Executive Lab at Vantage Point.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 8:30am-10:30am • $65 • ROOM 218/219

W06 – Mobile Technologies for AEC Professionals [AR CO EN]

[ AIBC 2 Core LUs, BOMI 2.0 CPDs, HPO 2.0 CPDs ]

The field of AEC is not immune to the disruption caused by new technologies. In this session, learn how to use mobile applications to keep your firm at the forefront of technology, designed to make you more productive, more efficient, increase billable time and impress clients.

Learn about specific applications created for architecture and non-AEC applications that will benefit you and your business.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and use mobile applications to enhance daily work practices
  • Understand ways to create digital connections between office/desktop information and mobile data & technologies
  • Adapt mobile applications not created specifically for AEC industry to the practice of AEC’s various processes
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Andrew Hawkins

Speaker:
Andrew Hawkins, President, Principal Architect, Hawkins Architecture Inc.

Biography
Andrew Hawkins, AIA has been utilizing, adapting and educating others within the profession of architecture about tablet and mobile applications for over five years. Andrew began his interest in the possibilities of mobile technologies when he purchased his firm in 2008. Since then, he has aspired to integrate mobile technologies into daily practice as he travels the state of Texas for various projects. The goals are simple; increase efficiency and billable time while remaining connected to his main office. Andrew recognizes the possibilities of this technology and the future it is creating within the AEC industry. The market for specialized architecture applications is small, but there are innumerous applications aimed at creativity, design and production that can be adapted for the AEC industry. His adaptation and retooling of applications for the purpose of the architecture profession began at early stages of tablet use and continues to grow with the increased availability of mobile

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 9:00am-10:30am • $55 • ROOM 203/204

W07 – New Technologies, Products and Relationships: Risks and Rewards [AR CO EN ID PM SB]

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

In today’s built environment, new materials and emerging technologies are being introduced by members of the design and construction communities. With owners encouraging out of the box thinking and looking for their consultants to push the envelope the specification and incorporation of new materials, today’s architects and engineers are faced with one of the bigger liability issues in their professional lives. The use of emerging technologies such as BIM and project delivery methods such as Integrated Design Process (IDP) are also contributing to a new way of collaboration in order to address client demands for effective construction. Recognizing the associated risks and properly managing them is crucial to a firm’s long-term success.

In this session, experts will highlight and evaluate the liability and risks from cases in the past and also address current and future areas of concern. You will gain an understanding of the appropriate course of action to minimize liability.

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Scott Chatterton
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Jeff McLellan
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John Singleton

Speakers:
Scott Chatterton, BIM and Quality Control Manager, CEI Architecture
Jeff McLellan, Vice-President, Client Executive, BFL CANADA Insurance Services Inc.
John Singleton, Senior Partner, Singleton Urquhart

Biographies

Jeff McLellan: With 19 year’s experience in insurance and risk management, Mr. McLellan heads up BFL CANADA’s Architects & Engineers Division based in Vancouver. He possesses extensive knowledge and experience in the area of professional liability having worked specifically with design professionals for most of his career. He has made presentations for several associations on the topic of Professional Liability Insurance. He is recognized as one of the top professional liability brokers in BC.

John Singleton: Throughout his entire career spanning four decades Mr. Singleton has concentrated his practice of law on construction, insurance and professional liability matters, on behalf of architects, engineers, contractors and insurers. He has acted as counsel in several precedent-setting cases and sits as a fairness adviser, mediator and arbitrator in these areas of practice. He is also widely published and has lectured on a variety of issues in the construction industry at both UBC and Stanford University.

Scott Chatterton is the BIM manager for CEI Architecture, one of Canada’s leading architectural firms for public and commercial projects. Scott has over 20 years of industry experience and has a long history of using Autodesk products as an architectural technician, Autodesk-certified AEC instructor, CAD manager, and now as a BIM and Quality Control manager.

Scott has previous experience as an authorized, certified Instructor of the Revit and AutoCAD product line, specializing in architectural design, and is currently a certified professional in both Revit and AutoCAD and building performance analysis.

Scott is also president of the Okanagan BIM User Group. He is a prolific blogger who is dedicated to all things BIM.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 9:00am-10:30am • $55 • ROOM 213

W08 – Faster, Cheaper, Greener: Building a BC Construction Innovation Strategy [AR CO EN ID SB]

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

Construction companies are under increasing pressure to deliver projects faster, cheaper and greener. Materials and labour costs are going up, codes are becoming more stringent and there are powerful competitors entering the BC market. Faced with similar circumstances, governments in other regions are focusing on innovation as a way to support their construction industry with good success.

In 2015, the BC Construction Association (BCCA) engaged Brantwood Consulting to undertake province-wide research including consultation with industry members and stakeholders to better understand what innovation means to BC construction businesses, benchmark current practice and learn how the adoption of new technologies. This lively session will present the findings from the research and follow with a discussion with industry leaders on what the implications are for the future of construction in BC.

This seminar will address topics such as:

  • Productivity and profitability
  • Time-saving measures such as offsite construction, integrated project delivery and digital technologies such as GIS and BIM
  • Methods to deliver high-performance low carbon buildings on time, cost effectively, and within acceptable risk tolerances
  • Improvement of industry resiliency by supporting local material manufacturers while reducing reliance on imported goods
  • Creating an exciting workplace for the generation of workers
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Alan Fletcher

Helen Goodland

Speakers:
Alan Fletcher, President & Founder, AFC Industries Ltd.
Helen Goodland, Principal, Brantwood Consulting

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Biographies

Alan Fletcher is a recognized leader in BC’s construction sector.  As President and Founder of AFC Industries Ltd., Alan has owned and operated construction companies excelling in the building of commercial, light industrial, multi-family, and custom-homes for over 20 years.  His award-winning achievements reflect a deep commitment to his craft: a ticketed carpenter and joiner, Alan takes pride in balancing project costing with quality construction and innovative, creative design.  With $10 million in annual construction costs and a team of over 40 dedicated employees, Alan represents his North Island region by sitting on the Vancouver Island Construction Association and BC Construction Association Boards of Directors.  He is an active member of the BCCA Innovation Committee, and continues to support the sector by making himself available at events targeted to the development of BCs ICI construction industry.

Helen Goodland is a UK registered architect and business consultant with over 30 years of policy, business and technical experience. As principal of Brantwood, she works for governments, associations and private sector clients to advance innovative high–performance residential, commercial and institutional projects in Canada and around the world.

As co-founder of Building Technology Innovations, a sustainable building technology incubator Helen provides business planning, advisory, and fund raising services for innovators targeting the real estate and construction sectors. iSmart Building System is one of the companies brought to life by BTI. It is a low-carbon building-scale energy utility which designs and builds the systems that it then operates. Helen now serves as Director of Marketing for iSmart.

Since 2011, Helen has advised the BC Construction Association on matters relating to sustainable building and innovation. In 2015, Helen launched BCCA’s research and consultation project in order to help BC’s construction companies make the most of the new products, processes and technologies that are changing the shape of the industry.

Helen also participates on the Canadian Construction Association’s Corporate Social Responsibility Taskforce and serves on the United Nations Sustainable Building and Climate Initiative as chair of the Materials Technical Advisory Committee.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 9:00am-10:30am • $55 • ROOM 214

W09 – Collaborate To Innovate: Are You On Trend? [AR CO EN ID PD]

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

Unfortunately, with capital investments high and financial returns uncertain, getting to and staying at the top is more easily said than done.

So, what is the most efficient and cost-effective way to create a competitive edge? Through collaboration and innovation.

But for this trending strategy – Collaborate to Innovate – to sustainably pay off both financially and environmentally, it needs to be designed in an integrated street-smart way. Learn “how” with this succinct and edgy presentation, which covers:

  • Why collaborate and communicate collaboratively? Learn the strengths and opportunities
  • Creating a collaborative environment – whether internal or external to your organization
  • Transitioning a non-collaborative environment to a collaborative environment
  • Communicating and collaborating across different cultures and demographics
  • Finding those you want to collaborate with – identifying collaboration styles and congruency between those styles
  • Fostering collaborative relationships
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Monique MacKinnon
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Dorothy Neddermeyer

Speakers:
Monique MacKinnon, Founder & CEO, Energetic Evolution
Dorothy Neddermeyer, Founder & CEO, Genesis Consultants Inc.

Biographies

Monique MacKinnon is the Founder and CEO of Energetic Evolution (EE), an international coaching and consulting firm. It is recognized for delivering custom, individually designed quality solutions that grow and evolve people, processes, and profits — including multiple bottom lines — both within and without the workplace, community, cyber security, fitness, healthcare, personal care, recreation, and sport industries. Collaboration, innovation, sustainability, and work-life balance are common areas of focus.

EE combines leading edge, forward thinking expertise in business development, leadership, facility and human resources management, and employee and client relations. Coaching and consulting clients include C-Suite leaders, managers, professionals, and entrepreneurs. Professional speaking clients include Informa Canada, the Department of Justice Canada, the American Virtual Assistant Association (AVAA), and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).

The firm’s depth and diversification stems from productive work experiences with: the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (CFLRI); the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA); Dr. Donald Taylor Orthodontics; Entrust Technologies; Fitness and Amateur Sport Canada; the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC); Public Works Government Services Canada (PWGSC); Recreation Services International (RSI) Inc.; the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC); the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC); and Strength Tek Fitness Consulting.

Dorothy Neddermeyer: As a leading edge Change Management consulting company, conference keynote speaker with international experience, CEO/Founder, Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, Ph.D. has.provided company-wide business improvement initiatives to optimize all resources to deliver strategic advantage with measurable outcomes.

With 30+ years experience, Dr. Dorothy has mentored and coached executives and entrepreneurs worldwide to experience their highest potential through powerful Eastern/Western strategic tools and leading-edge focus on Cultural factors, discovering and resolving mental blocks, fears and self-hindering beliefs.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 10:30am-11:30am • $45 • ROOM 206

W11 – Innovative HVAC Applications: Using Air Movement in Air Conditioned Buildings [AR CO EN PM SB]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU, BOMI 1.0 CPD, HPO 1.0 CPD ]

From schools to shopping malls, we’ve become accustomed to over air-conditioned spaces – a design habit that is wasteful from not only the business perspective, but from an environmental one as well. Meanwhile, air movement, once a pillar of good design, has been relegated to a mere alternative means of cooling. By reconsidering the relationship between air conditioning and elevated air speed, architects can affect meaningful change in building sustainability and comfort. This presentation will focus on innovative HVAC system designs and review recent changes to ASHRAE Standards 55 and 90.1, which substantiate the impact of elevated air speed.

Exploring air movement and ventilation offers an alternative to the business model of expensive and energy-intensive heating and cooling. These strategies ask architects to consider the natural environment in relation to their work.

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David Kuch
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Patrick Wilson

Speakers:
David Kuch, AE Specialist, Big Ass Solutions
Patrick Wilson, New Construction Manager, Big Ass Solutions

Biography

David Kuch, AE Specialist for Big Ass Solutions, provides continuing education courses and technical assistance for architects and engineers to help maximize air movement and lighting layouts for their projects. He serves as a first point of contact for firms interested in learning more about air movement, green building methods, and energy-efficient fans and lighting.

David has completed a Masters of Business Administration Degree (MBA), and has over 10 years of work experience in sales, project management, and marketing. In regards to education, he has been a teaching assistant for undergraduate business students and he has been a keynote speaker at various business events. David is looking forward to further educating architects and engineers in Western Canada on High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) technology, and on energy-efficient lighting.

Patrick Wilson, new construction manager at Big Ass Solutions, leads the team responsible for continuing education and technical assistance in the building design process. He works with architects, engineers and designers to help maximize air movement and lighting layouts. His goal is to ensure clients meet their energy efficiency, green building and interior design goals. Patrick brings seven years’ experience in the HVLS fan industry to his work with architects and designers.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 10:30am-12:00pm • $55 • ROOM 206

W12 – Factory-Built Passive House: The Case Study of Affordable Housing for a Remote First Nations Community [AR CO EN]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs, HPO 1.5 CPDs ]

This presentation takes a case-study approach to Canada’s first public-tender Passive House. Built for Vancouver Coastal Health by Britco Industries, this project was constructed in a Vancouver-area factory, barged 700 kilometers north into the Great Bear Rainforest, and then assembled in the ancient Heiltsuk Nation village of Bella Bella. This six-unit rowhouse is Canada’s first fully modular Passive House in addition to the first Passive House built in a First Nations community. It was completed within nine months after contract, making it quite possibly the fastest constructed Passive House on Earth.

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Craig Mitchell

Monte Paulson

Speakers:
Craig Mitchell, Director of Sales, Britco
Monte Paulson, Partner, Red Door Energy Advisors

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Biographies

Craig Mitchell is a modular construction industry professional with almost 20 years of experience in business development, marketing and sales of modular buildings.  He currently holds board positions on the Canadian Foundation for the Modular Building Institute and is the Chair of the Manufacturers Association for Relocatable Structures.

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.

Interior Design Keynote

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 10:30am-12:00pm • $45 • ROOM 220-222

W13 – Interior Design Keynote: Cultivating Communication and Creating Community in Space: Best Practices from Four Interior Design Influencers [AR CO ID PM]

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

As societal generations diversify and their needs and demands continue to advance, cultivating communication and creating a sense of community is of growing desire in today’s corporate and institutional environments. Balancing technological advancement, the behavior and trends of building inhabitants, aesthetic outcomes, and cultural considerations of a region make this no easy feat.

Attend this panel presentation to hear four interior design influencers discuss how to cultivate communication and create community in space. Addressing the challenges and opportunities that exist in today’s corporate and institutional environments, panelists will highlight the considerations that need to be taken into account in today’s design climate. Panelists will address industry best practices, speaking to designing for multigenerational inhabitants, technological advancements, health & wellness, sustainability and other important contributors to cultivating communication and creating community in space.

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Aandra Currie Shearer
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Annie Bergeron
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Bill Dowzer
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Joe Pettipas
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Sarah Stanford

Moderator:
Aandra Currie Shearer, President, IDC

Panelists:
Annie Bergeron, Design Director, Gensler
Bill Dowzer, Principal, BVN Architecture
Joe Pettipas, Senior Vice President, Practice Leader, HOK
Sarah Stanford, Interior Design Lead, Perkins + Will

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Biographies

Aandra Currie Shearer has been practising interior design for over 18 years, serving clients in private, government and institutional sectors. She has led the interior design process on a wide array of new construction and renovation projects, and has engaged many stakeholders in large, multi-departmental organizations along the way. Earlier this year, Aandra took a leap from the large architectural firm environment to pursue interior design and other creative and volunteer work that truly inspires her. An IDC Board member since 2010, Aandra is President of the Interior Designers of Canada for the 2015-2016 term.

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, a high end conference office or a fast-track implementation, these recent projects were undertaken from strategic planning to construction, all the way the 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. Several 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 23 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.”

Bill Dowzer is a Principal of Australian Architectural practice BVN, he has been involved in the design and direction of numerous award winning projects ranging from public, educational and cultural buildings to commercial work environments. Bill has extensive expertise in masterplanning and early project strategic direction and brief creation. He has developed specialist expertise in the design of new workplace and education environments which incorporate a high degree of user consultation in the development of sustainable design strategies. Bill is currently now creating new business opportunities and developing research into people focused environments that support the cultural aspirations of various client bodies. Bill has a strong interest in the design and impact of coworking and dynamic workplace environments and is currently working with Liquidspace, Westfield and GPT on environments for new economy businesses . Graduating from The University of Newcastle in 1993 with Honours and the University and RAIA medals, Bill has lectured at the University of Newcastle and tutored at The University of Sydney and The University of New South Wales. is the former Studio Director for the BVN Sydney Office Prior to his current role as BVN NSW Studio Director, Bill established and led the BVN Melbourne Studio from 2000-05.

Joe Pettipas has been a significant leader in HOK’s growth throughout Canada. Now located in Vancouver after working from HOK’s Calgary and Toronto offices over the past 14 years, Joe ensures that all clients in Western Canada receive the attentive service and design excellence that is HOK hallmarks. With nearly three decades of experience in the design industry, he understands the challenges facing HOK’s corporate, hospitality, and healthcare clients today. His international experience in the Middle East, Asia, and across North America gives him an appreciation for the importance of brand and how it must be synthesized into the built environment for corporate success.

Sarah Stanford leads the interior design practice for Perkins+Will Vancouver, providing design solutions for both integrated architectural and stand-alone interiors projects.  Through her work, Sarah has delivered creative and environmentally progressive spaces that have a meaningful impact on clients’ teams, business, and culture.

With over a decade of experience across practice areas specializing in workplace, retail and hospitality design, Sarah is particularly passionate about finding opportunities to blend the best practices of these design typologies to deliver innovative solutions to her clients. Her work ranges from tenant improvements and prototypes to large-scale architectural projects in North America and abroad

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 11:00am-12:00pm • $45 • ROOM 203/204

W14 – Generation mYsunderstood [AR CO EN ID PD PM]

[ AIBC 1.0 Non-Core LU, BOMI 1.0 CPD, HPO 1.0 CPD, IDCEC 0.1 CEUs ]

By 2025, 75% of the workforce will be Generation Y: What does this mean for the future of work? With the average company tenure for a Millennial being just over two years before heading elsewhere, how can organizations leverage and build institutional memory? How do we reduce the time, energy, and finances lost as the recruiting cycle becomes shorter and shorter? How are students being educated about their careers and how can we engage them once they join our companies?

This seminar will outline how to better attract, engage, and retain a highly misunderstood generation. The future of work is happening now and businesses have to be sure that the communication of their culture is being done properly to attract the best employees for their organizations.

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Eric Termuende

Speaker:
Eric Termuende, Co-Founder and Director, Gen Y Inc.

Biography
Eric Termuende is a Co-Founder and Director of Gen Y Inc., a culture consultancy focused on the future of work. Eric is Community Integration Chair for Global Shapers Calgary, a community that functions under the World Economic Forum. He also sits on the Leadership Committee for the Canadian G20 YEA Delegation, and is a founding member of the Haskayne Alumni Advisory Council. A former University of Calgary SU Vice President, Class Ambassador (2014), and Ditchley Foundation attendee, Eric has worked and spoken in numerous places across the world over the past years both personally and professionally. Eric was recently named as Calgary’s youngest Game Changer by BRANDED Magazine and has spoken and written for the Conference Board of Canada and the Globe and Mail, respectively. Eric recently returned from Cambridge and Oxford attending the 800th Anniversary Conference of the Magna Carta and in early June 2015 was recognized as one of the 2015 American Express Top 100 Emerging Innovators under 35 globally.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 11:00am-12:00pm • $45 • ROOM 213

W15 – “Perfection at the Connection” Creating an Assembly Line on your Construction Project [AR CO EN SB]

[ AIBC 1.0 Core LU, BOMI 1.0 CPD, HPO 1.0 CPD ]

Through the application of industrial engineering practices of construction projects 100 years ago and modern data management tools such as BIM, construction projects today can be constructed with the efficiency of a modern manufacturing plant. This presentation will explore three case studies and their evolution of improvement that applied LEAN, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, BIM, and Motion Economy throughout the design and construction processes. Examining project outcomes, learn how these practices can improve quality and reduce the cost & time of building, while allowing the focus of resources needed to define a better product.

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Christopher Heger

Speaker:
Christopher Heger, Construction Director, OAC Services Inc.

Biographies
Chris is a respected builder with more than 25 years of experience in healthcare, biopharmaceutical, and complex office projects. He utilizes business science and strong leadership skills to unify teams and build a learning culture. Chris’ work in both the field and the office allows him to understand the factors that affect, schedule, cost, safety, and bring greater value to the customer through strategic planning and execution.

Over the last eight years Chris has focused on the application of industrial engineering to the construction process. Chris successfully applies this science to all of his projects; as a result, greatly reduced the schedule and use of contingency. He is also recognized as an industry leader who lectures yearly at the UW and has traveled as far as India and the continental US teaching about LEAN construction.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 11:00am-12:00pm • $45 • ROOM 214

W16 – Concrete Solutions for High-Performance Buildings [AR CO EN]

[ AIBC 1.0 Core LU, BOMI 1.0 CPD, HPO 1.0 CPD ]

Emerging building codes that now require advanced building envelope performance are testing the “economic limits” to conventional building design and materials, often requiring augmentation that is both expensive and space-intensive.

The technology to marry reinforced concrete to permanent insulation is now widely available and cost-effective for walls, floors, and roofs of residential and commercial buildings.

This session highlights the latest advancements in cost-effective, insulated concrete forming for high-performance thermal shells and disaster-resistant structures, including net-zero energy and elevated building designs.

You will leave with:

  • New solutions to meet and exceed enhanced thermal envelope mandates
  • Solutions to new mandates for seismic and flood resistance, including post-disaster survival of main infrastructure buildings
  • Industry information that will aid in incorporating new solutions into new building designs, including construction details, building modeling information, and code compliance pathways.
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Douglas J. Bennion

Speaker:
Douglas J. Bennion, Manager, Training and Technical Services Dept, Quad-Lock Building Systems Ltd.

Biography

With his ICF construction, testing and training experience, Douglas Bennion demonstrates both the tried and true techniques and the latest developments in ICFs to builders around the world. Douglas is currently a Senior Training Consultant and manages the Quad-Lock Building Systems, Ltd. Training and Technical Services Department. He is a graduate of the Western Washington University and has more than 30 years of experience in concrete construction. Doug has conducted hundreds of classroom and on-site trainings with builders and has been a featured speaker at concrete industry forums, and teaches accredited continuing education courses to architects and engineers. When he’s not training, Douglas works on product development, and oversees testing and evaluation by building code agencies.

Douglas has also been appointed to two national committees who consult with national code agencies and make suggestions for code revisions regarding ICFs. In 2009, Douglas was awarded status as an “Accredited Green Roof Professional” from the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities organization in Toronto, ON. He has also written numerous technical bulletins for use by ICF installers, architects, and engineers. Much of his work appears in the Quad-Lock Product Manual, and he is featured on the Quad-Lock training video.

Douglas currently chairs a collaborative research effort sponsored by 8 ICF manufacturers and the Ready-Mixed Concrete Industry in support of emerging building codes in Canada and the USA.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 11:00am-12:00pm • $45 • ROOM 218/219

W17 – Digital Wave: How Technology is Transforming the Property Management Industry [PM]

[ AIBC 1.0 Non-Core LU, BOMI 1.0 CPD ]

From publishing and media to hospitality and transportation, digital upstarts are transforming entire industries which have operated as incumbents for decades. Juxtaposed against the rise of smartphone use, digital commerce, social applications and the internet, there’s a bigger wave coming and it will transform even more industries. The property management and real estate development industries are not immune to this disruption and are on the cusp of major transformations driven by higher consumer expectations, wide scale technology adoption and inherent inefficiencies in the way our industry operates.

This session will provide an overview of the various technology trends which are converging and creating the conditions for massive transformation. You’ll also learn how higher consumer expectations are driving a need for new solutions and service delivery mechanisms. Finally, this session will cover the specific challenges and opportunities that are created by these numerous technological changes.

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Joseph Nakhla

Speaker:
Joseph Nakhla, Founder and CEO, Bazinga Technologies

Biography
Before founding bazinga!, Joseph was the COO of one of Canada’s largest cloud-based payment processors, TIO Networks. Over his 18 years of executive management in technology, Joseph managed sales, marketing, distribution, support and processing for many Fortune 500 organizations and consumers.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 11:00am-12:00pm • $45 • ROOM 215/216

W33 – The Broken Project Delivery Model [AR CO EN ID]

[ BOMI 1.0 CPD ]

Attend this interactive panel discussion and hear esteemed members of the AEC industry address the broken project delivery model. Highlighting current industry challenges, this session will focus in on why the construction delivery process is overwhelmingly low-tech oriented. Panelists will discuss possible ways to improve, deliver and execute project delivery, expanding on the best practices of leading firms and professionals. Panelists will address costing, communication & collaboration, managing the project team, project delivery methodology, and legal matters. This seminar will conclude with panelists taking a future forward look of where industry goes from here.

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Bob Heyman
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Marwan Bakri
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Scott Chatterton
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Charles Leman
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Laura Kay Smith
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Dr. Sheryl Staub-French

Moderator:
Bob Heyman, President, Summit AEC

Speakers:
Marwan Bakri, Director of BIM/Virtual Construction Services, Ledcor Construction
Scott Chatterton, BIM and Quality Control Manager, CEI Architecture
Charles Leman, BIM Specialist, Bing Thom Architects
Laura Kay Smith, BIM Manager, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning
Dr. Sheryl Staub-French, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia

Biographies
Bob Heymen: With over 10 years’ experience in architectural practice and over 22 years consulting and supporting design professionals, Bob has extensive experience in helping companies optimize the design and construction process through the use of CAD, BIM and other design automation products.

Marwan Bakri is director of BIM/Virtual Construction Services at Ledcor Construction. Since joining Ledcor in 2010 he has lead strategic planning and implementation of BIM initiatives company-wide from Pre-construction to operations. Prior to Ledcor he had worked for 15 years in Architectural Design practice between Boston and Washington DC. His project experience included Healthcare, Institutional and Hospitality. Marwan is past presenter at BIM Forum Orlando Fall 2015  and Canada’s BIM Council Forum.

Scott Chatterton plays multiple roles for HDR|CEI Architecture, as the QAQC and BIM Manager for the Vancouver office as well as a leadership position within HDR as the International BIM Integration leader. Scott is a member of the board of Directors for the Canadian BIM Council with over 25 years of industry experience and a long history of using Autodesk product. As a result of his experience, Scott is a sought-after author and presenter at BIM-related conferences, addressing ideas on BIM workflow, processes and protocols.

Charles Leman is Bing Thom Architects BIM specialist and spearheads the firm’s implementation and training as it solidifies its transition from traditional CAD to BIM, using REVIT. An active member of the BIM community in Vancouver, Charles has been championing the use of BIM in the industry for nearly a decade and has published articles and shared his knowledge at many local and regional conferences. Recognizing the emergence of a new standard of practice which uses digital technology to not only replace the drafting table but in fact to create a complete and detailed virtual model of the building, Charles brings the knowledge and experience needed to expand those capabilities from 3D modeling to deep collaborative multi-disciplinary 6D BIM (3D + Data + Time + Cost) where the model is shared by the consultant team, the builder and ultimately the owner.

Laura Kay Smith is the BIM Manager at Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning, LTD. has been in the Technology management side of Architecture for over 20 years, both as a business consultant and in-house expert, developing and helping firms use and harness the Technology to create better design.

Dr. Sheryl Staub-French: An active proponent of the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Sheryl researches and develops tools and techniques to better support multi-disciplinary decision processes in the increasingly complex field of construction coordination. Over the past 15 years she has contributed more than 50 papers in leading journals and conferences in BIM and topics related to the technological and organizational issues associated with its implementation. She is also the inaugural holder of the Goldcorp Professorship for Women in Engineering and Director of the eng•cite program (www.engcite.ca), which develops and delivers a targeted recruitment strategy for UBC Engineering that aims to increase the number of women enrolled in its programs to 50% by 2020.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 12:00pm-1:00pm • $45 • ROOM 217

W18 – Seismic Ceilings [AR CO ID]

[ AIBC 1.0 Core LU, BOMI 1.0 CPD, IDCEC 0.1 CEUs ]

Learn the brief history and summary of non-structural earthquake damage and gain a better understanding of its impact to life safety, property loss and functional loss. Moving into explanation of the principals of installation, the speaker will identify and clarify the category of design required for certain types of projects. This presentation will conclude with an overview of the resources you can use in the design and construction phases of these types of projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understands a brief history and summary of non –structural earthquake damage.
  • Better understand the impact to life safety, property loss and functional loss
  • Investigate and discuss the principals of different installation required depending on the category of design: Category C or Category D-E-F
  • Provide documentation available to be used as reference in design and construction practices.
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Gale LeBlanc

Speaker:
Gale LeBlanc, Architectural Solutions Representative, CGC


Biography

Gale LeBlanc, BID ,NCIDQ ,CTR, LEED Green Associate,  Architectural Solutions Representative, CGC Inc.

Gale has been working as an Architectural Representative with CGC for the past 4 ½ years, based out of Calgary, Alberta,  in association with 7 other CGC Architectural Team members across  Canada, the Team has been tasked this year to champion various CEU learning credit presentations offering reputable technical industry knowledge relative to acoustical ceilings and gypsum assemblies.  Seismic Ceilings is 1 of 5 CEU presentations offered by CGC Inc.

Gale holds a Bachelor Degree (BID) in Interior Design from The University of Manitoba as well as   has acquired her NCIDQ certification status.  She sits as an Executive Council Member with Construction Specifications Canada representing the Interior Design and Sponsorship position.  She has been nationally accredited with a CTR designation as a Certified Technical Representative.  She also has been certified as a LEED Green Associate.

Gale has volunteered her time for the past two years as an Industry Member at Large with the Interior Designers of Alberta (IDA) Executive Board providing insightful perspective from a manufacturing representative viewpoint

Gale currently resides in Calgary, Alberta as a proud parent of two “attempting to be adult” children.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 12:30pm-3:30pm • $125 • ROOM 212  SOLD OUT

W19 – Building Smart – From the Ground Up: Current Construction Options for New Homes in BC [AR BC CO EN]

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

Building Code modernized home construction and the requirements for almost all of the major building systems.

In this session you’ll learn about Build Smart #22, which brings all of the recent Building Code changes required in the construction of homes in BC.

In this three-hour seminar, a typical BC house will be used as an example to explore a variety of code conforming approaches for each step in the construction process, from excavation through to the final finishes of the house.


Murray Frank

Speaker:
Murray Frank, President, Constructive Home Solutions

Sponsored by

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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.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 12:30pm-3:30pm • $75 • ROOM 203/204

W20 – Create Your Strategic Plan Workshop [AR CO EN ID PD PM]

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

They say that a goal without a plan is just a wish. Join Bellrock for this unique workshop and take 3 hours to develop your business plan for the coming year. Enter a process to identify your personal vision for your company’s future, create the plan to embed your vision into the hearts of staff, and map the priorities that will make the coming year the best year ever.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Why the fuss about company values and purpose?
  • The most common roadblock leaders face in moving their business forward.
  • How to quickly prioritize action steps for the coming year.

Upon completion of the seminar, you will have drafted:

  • A company purpose statement
  • Company values
  • The implementation plan to utilize these tools
  • Unique road map for business improvement in the coming year

Tara Landes

Speaker:
Tara Landes, Founder & President, 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. 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 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 boat in the Gulf Islands.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 12:30pm-2:00pm • $55 • ROOM 214

W21 – Case Study: The Significance of HVAC Systems in Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings [AR CO EN PM SB]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs, BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

In spite of energy code and technology changes over the last 30 years, the energy use of commercial buildings in the Pacific Northwest has barely changed since the mid-1980s. While energy codes have made undeniable progress regulating the work of architects and lighting designers, they have made limited progress influencing the work of mechanical engineers. The code has regulated the efficiency of equipment specified by engineers, but has had little impact on the energy use of buildings.

Attend this presentation to hear about the key mechanical design strategies used to achieve 1/3 the energy consumption of a typical office building, in two 36,000 SF commercial buildings. This presentation will expand on the practices used to achieve these energy targets, expanding on:

  • the use of Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS) with Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) and/or Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV)
  • Constrain size of heating and cooling equipment and ventilation air delivery amounts to 100-135% of actual peak loads calculated using ASHRAE standard
  • Eliminating all simultaneous heating and cooling and use heating and cooling equipment that can be completely shut off at the individual zone level

This presentation will show why these design features are key to high performance buildings and how they can be implemented in energy codes or energy conservation programs.

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Jonathan Heller

Speaker:
Jonathan Heller, Principal Engineer, Ecotope Inc.

Biography
Jonathan Heller leads the Ecotope Design Team and has over 25 years of experience providing design, research, and consulting on energy and resource efficiency in the built environment. Mr. Heller’s research has provided the technical basis for the development of regional energy codes and energy conservation programs. He provides consulting services to local developers, architects, universities, and housing authorities, as well as regional utilities and municipalities. Mr. Heller performs his mechanical engineering work in an integrated design approach and has focused on highly efficient commercial buildings, multi-family and small residential projects with an explicit focus on energy efficient construction. He has specialized knowledge and experience with passive solar design, super insulation, heat recovery technologies, innovative mechanical system designs, rainwater harvesting, and alternative energy systems.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 12:30pm-3:30pm • $125 • ROOM 223/224

W22 – Successful Project Management Part 2: Discipline and Effective Communications [AR CO EN ID PD]

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

The most common reason for poor project performance is communication failure. This collapse occurs many times because of poor management of communication channels and stakeholder expectations. This session will give you the tools needed to effectively manage communications, understand who needs what, and when. Also highlighted will be the impact of communication planning on the success of your project, the value of stakeholder analysis, the importance of roles, how an information distribution matrix can take the stress and guesswork out of communicating project information, status reporting, protocols and tips for effective communications management.

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Tina Vigneux

Speaker:
Tina Vigneux, Vice President, Atocrates Project Sciences International

Biography
Tina heads up our Windsor office, giving leadership to all our initiatives in the Southwestern Ontario region spanning the three major urban centres of Windsor, London, and Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge (KWC). Tina is an award winning Senior Advisor/Professor supporting the Project Management Masters Certificate Program, Atocrates Centre for Project Sciences, Canada’s Project & Organizational Performance Specialist™, as well as a Professor in the School of Engineering; School of Skilled Trades at St. Clair College. Tina as Program Director, gives leadership to the Atocrates Masters Certificate in Project Management for General Contractors (MC4GC). She is a competent and enthusiastic instructor with an aptitude for performing under pressure demonstrating a proven ability to work successfully with students, facilitators, customers, suppliers and industry professionals bringing projects from concept to completion. Tina continues to advise and consult as an architect/designer in the areas of Architecture, Building Design & Construction, effective use of AutoCAD, as well as Project Planning, Estimating & Specifications with Mady Development Corporation; Royal Palace Homes; Masterpiece Homes; Mark B. Koppelo & Associates; Southwood Lakes Holdings Inc in Canada & the USA. Volunteer: Habitat For Humanity, New Orleans – August 2006; The United Way – St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology – 2002; YMCA – ‘path’ program; Architect/Project Manager- Construction finalized May 2000. Awards: United Way 2002 Campaign ‘You Are The Way’ Drouillard Road Re-development Project. Tina is a certified member of the Project Management Institute. In 2012 she received the Atocrates Outstanding Contribution Award for her coordination and management of the Masters Certificate in Project Management in Southwestern Ontario.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 1:00pm-2:30pm • $55 • ROOM 205

W23 – LEED CI v4 – In Practice [AR CO EN ID SB]

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

LEED for Interior Design and Construction (LEED ID+C) Version 4 includes significant updates when compared to LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED CI) v1. LEED v4. Credits require that building products and materials meet new, more stringent standards and certification programs; that water reduction efforts meet higher thresholds; and that energy performance be better than ever.

This session will share WSP’s experience working with some of Canada’s first LEED v4-pursuant projects.

You will examine the team’s motivations and drivers for pursuing LEED v4, key challenges and strategies and valuable lessons learned. Further, presenters will highlight the added planning and effort inherent in being an early adopter.

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Helen Brennek

Maeri Machado

Speakers:
Helen Brennek, Project Associate, Sustainability, WSP Canada
Maeri Machado, Project Manager and Green Building Consultant, WSP Canada

Biographies

Helen Brennek’s passion for sustainability in the built environment stems from the rapidly changing industry and the magnitude of its potential impact. She enjoys helping clients realize their sustainability aspirations through tailored and measureable goals. This is supported by her strong interest in energy efficiency and conservation.

At WSP, Helen delivers various services such as retro-commissioning, energy auditing and comprehensive LEED consulting. She also has experience working in capital planning with our Property Condition Assessment team. She joined the firm after completing her Masters in Engineering in Clean Energy, during which she focused on sustainable building sciences. She has a special interest in technical contributions to social and environmental issues, and has spent time in Zambia working for Engineers Without Borders Canada.

Maeri Machado has a strong passion for the natural world and this is at the forefront of her enthusiasm for green development. Maeri is a driving force in WSP Canada’s Vancouver office, helping the team in providing sustainable solutions for buildings and communities which ultimately provides a greater service to the community at large.

Maeri is the Sustainability Team Manager for the Vancouver team. She is also a Project Manager and Technical Lead on many major projects in BC and Alberta, and has been an active member of WSP Canada’s Green Community practice team. Maeri has experience in sustainable community planning, LEED® project consultation, sustainable design consulting, restoration engineering, capital planning and performance audits.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 1:00pm-2:00pm • $45 • ROOM 207

W24 – The Added Value of CSA A123.21 to Canadian Roofs [AR BC CO EN]

[ AIBC 1.0 Core LU, BOMI 1.0 CPD, HPO 1.0 CPD ]

The National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) describes calculations to determine wind loads acting on a building roof. Until recently, Canada was faced with a regulatory void because professionals who calculated roof wind loads had no means of finding a roof assembly certified to these uplift pressures. With the recent inclusion of CSA A123.21 into the 2015 edition of the NBCC, professionals can turn to manufacturers for roof assemblies tested for dynamic wind uplift.

Over the years, many Canadian professionals adopted Factory Mutual’s “FM 1 90” requirement which was seen in many specifications, requiring the use of a “FM-listed” roofing assembly, even though this is not sufficient for NBCC and that many roof assemblies cannot be certified. Unfortunately, there was a lot of misuse of FM Global information for the determination of adequate resistance of roof systems to wind uplift, caused by confusion between the FM 4474 test standard and the FM 4470 approval standard. Were the chosen roof assemblies inadequate, compliant or overdesigned?

How do results compare when assemblies are tested against the CSA and FM protocols? To answer this question, several assemblies were tested using both static and dynamic wind uplift normalized test protocols. Ratings obtained using both standards, as well as failure mechanisms, will be compared and discussed.

  1. Learn the differences between experimental test methods used to determine wind uplift resistance of roof systems (CSA and FM) and also between the results given by both.
  2. Know how to determine the required roof covering wind uplift resistance for a given building.
  3. Understand the differences in testing and ratings between mechanically attached roof systems, adhesive-applied roof systems and partially-attached roof systems.
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Jean-Francois Cote

Speaker:
Jean-Francois Cote, Director, Strategic Development, Soprema

Biography

Jean-François Côté holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Université de Sherbrooke and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from INRS-Université du Québec obtained in 1998. He joined Soprema in 1999 as a research chemist. Since 2009, he is the Director of Strategic Development for Soprema.

He is a registered chemist in the province of Québec, is co-chair of the ASTM D08-04 Subcommittee on “Felts, Fabrics and Bituminous Sheet Materials” and is an active member of various technical committees in organizations such as CSA, ULC, ARMA and SPRI.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 1:00pm-2:30pm • $55 • ROOM 213

W25 – Reality Cheque: Employer’s Guide to Compensating Skilled Tradespeople [AR CO EN ID PM]

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

Amidst the growing demand for skilled workers in an era when the trades are not a “first choice” career for many Canadians, getting and keeping the construction tradespeople you need is an increasing challenge. This is especially true for BC’s small and medium construction employers, who find accurate and up-to-date salary and wage information hard to come by.

In February 2016, The Employer’s Guide to Compensating Skilled Tradespeople will be released by the BC Construction Industry.  Register for this presentation to hear speakers address findings of the BC Construction Industry Skilled Trades Wages & Salaries Survey, broaching topics such as what BC employers are paying their skilled workers and sourcing strategies for such workers. Speakers will provide information on how to access supports for hiring and training and skilled workers in the construction trades, such as the Skilled Trades Employment Program, LNG Canada Trades Training Fund, and the BCCA Integrating Newcomers Initiative.

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Manley McLachlan
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Keri Miller
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Clyde Scolan

Speakers:
Manley McLachlan, President, BC Construction Association
Keri Miller, Director of Member Services, Progressive Contractors Association of Canada
Clyde Scolan, President, Construction Labour Relations Association of BC

Supported by:

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Biographies

Manley McLachlan has developed a culture of innovation, creativity, and accountability at BCCA, where as President, he has overseen government relations, operations, and business development since taking office in 2004. Previously, Manley brought his forward thinking to the leadership of the Saskatchewan Construction Association.

Manley facilitates responsive action on sector issues by effectively engaging employers, industry groups, government, and individuals. He has been integral to the success of multiple sector career development programs including the Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP), Job March, Foreign Skilled Workers BC, and most recently the LNG Canada Trades Training Program, Project Shop Class, and BCCA Integrating Newcomers (funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada).  Under Manley’s leadership the BCCA has continued to develop cutting edge technological tools for construction such as BidCentral, and the evolution of regulation and policy for the sector through the Deputy Minister’s Industry Infrastructure Forum.

During his tenure the BCCA has grown its capacity, revenue, and reputation to become a truly influential organization in BC.

Manley has big picture growth in mind as he continues to build relationships and modernize processes. Manley encourages individuals to preserver: never stop learning and don’t be afraid of change.

Keri Salvisburg Miller is an accomplished Human Resources and Labour Relations professional.  Keri’s experience as an Executive in the construction industry saw her leading the full spectrum of human resources and labour relations functions across Canada making her one of the industry’s most well versed in the country’s varied laws, regulations, and union environments and giving her a broad understanding of the global construction climate.

Keri is a Vice Chair of the ITA Construction Association Sector Advisory Group and a member of COAA’s Apprenticeship Retention Committee and has sat on various boards and committees with the Aboriginal Human Resource Council’s Leadership Circle, Construction Sector Council, Skills Canada, WSIB, and the Employer’s Advocacy Council.

Prior to joining PCA, Keri was the national Head of Human Resources and Labour Relations for North America Construction (1993) Ltd (NAC).

Clyde Scollan is the President and CEO of Construction Labour Relations Association of B.C., a position he has held since February 2007.  Clyde has been with CLR for more than 20 years, and previously served as Director of Industrial Relations.

Mr. Scollan completed his university training at the University of British Columbia before spending almost 15 years working for national construction and engineering/management firms on various mining and petrochemical projects across Canada.

During his tenure with CLR, Clyde has been responsible for the negotiation and administration of many collective agreements, and has been involved with a number of industry programs and committees.

Clyde Scollan is a founding member and past president of Skills Canada – British Columbia, an organization that promotes skilled trades and technical training to secondary and post-secondary youth.

On the personal side, Clyde is married and has an adult daughter.  He is a fitness and sports enthusiast whose pastimes include running and distance cycling.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 1:00pm-2:00pm • $45 • ROOM 218/219

W26 – Networking for Business Development [AR CO EN ID PD PM]

[ AIBC 1 Non-Core LU, BOMI 1.0 CPD, HPO 1.0 CPD, IDCEC 0.1 CEUs ]

This presentation will provide proven techniques for being effective at business development networking. This workshop is geared for Senior Designers, Architects and Principals, but is also beneficial to any individual wanting to grow in the profession and become a more valuable team player. This session is especially useful for professionals who are shy, introverted or are uncomfortable making new, personal marketing connections.

Learning Outcomes

  1. How to overcome natural discomfort, shyness and/or introversion to become more effective at developing strong business development networks.
  2. Understanding the importance of networking to business development activities.
  3. Creating a solid network that will follow you even after you have left a firm or changed careers.

Carol Jones
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Richard Pollack

Speakers:
Carol Jones, Principal, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning
Richard Pollack, Principal, Pollack Consulting

Biographies

Carol Jones is a Principal in an international firm, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd, with staff of 300 in five cities. Carol has 40 years of experience in planning and design, with a focus on design for the high performance workplace. An expert on workplace programming and planning, 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. She was President of the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and President of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). She is currently a Director on the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Board and has been inducted into the College of Fellows of three professional associations. In June 2010, Carol was awarded an honourary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) by Kwantlen Polytechnical University for her contributions to the design profession.

Richard Pollack, FAIA, FIIDA is Principal of Pollack Consulting which he began after founding and leading award-winning Pollack Architecture, now Rapt Studio, for 28 years. Pollack Consulting assists practitioners’ growth and success through improved business development, winning presentation techniques, business coaching, recruiting top talent, and ownership transition implementation. He is one of few professionals elevated to Fellowship in both IIDA and AIA, and is a past International President of IIDA. Richard writes a monthly column for Contract Magazine and has been featured in Interior Design magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and the San Francisco Business Times among others.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 1:00pm-2:00pm • $45 • ROOM 215/216

W27 – Vancouver Real Estate Update [AR CO ID PD PM]

[ AIBC 1.0 Core LUs, BOMI 1.0 CPD, IDCEC 0.1 CEU ]

This presentation will provide an overview of the proposed and existing development projects in the City and surrounding areas, touching on different property sectors such as industrial, office, and retail projects. The speakers will discuss the market trends and major issues and successes they are facing. Please join the panel as they examine what opportunities and threats face the Vancouver real estate market and gain insight into the trends and issues affecting the Vancouver and surrounding markets.

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Mandy Newton
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Jason Kiselbach
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Derick Fluker
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Hani Lammam
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Josh Sookero

Moderator:
Mandy Newton, Vice President, Shared Services, Adera Group of Companies

Panelists:
Jason Kiselbach, Senior Sales Associate, Industral, CBRE
Derick Fluker, Principal, Form Retail
Hani Lammam, Executive Vice President, Cressey Development Group
Josh Sookero, Vice President, Office Division, Avison Young

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Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 2:00pm-3:00pm • $45 • ROOM 217

W29 – Multi-Family Sound Control [AR CO EN ID]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU, BOMI 1.0 CPD, HPO 1.0 CPD, IDCEC 0.1 CEUs ]

It could get loud in here! This presentation will examine the many ways of solving the sound dilemma in multi-family environments. This presentation will identify noise types, examining how noise is measured and expanding on how to build and design consciously for noise control. You will learn to identify the most common acoustical systems for quiet living, in addition to comparing the performance of various building materials needed to reach certain classification standard. This presentation will conclude by establishing the benefits of living in noise-free environments.

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Daniel Gibson

Speaker:
Daniel Gibson, Division Manager, Keene Building Products

Biography
Daniel prides himself in his knowledge of acoustics as it pertains to multifamily construction. At Keene, he works with all types of professionals to learn and share the information and provide effective solutions for a wide variety of projects. Daniel’s goal is to continue to develop products that will enhance the living standards of those who reside in multifamily dwellings.

Sustainability Keynote


Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 2:00pm-3:30pm • $45 • ROOM 220-222

W30 – Sustainability Keynote: LEED – Is It Still Relevant in 2016? [AR CO EN ID PM SB]

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

The 2030 Challenge set a goal of producing only net zero energy, new buildings by 2030 in North America, and ensuring existing buildings improved their energy performance by 50%. Current codes won’t get industry to this lofty goal, but it’s not clear that LEED won’t either. The granddaddy of green building is competing with a proliferation of other rating systems that promise net zero performance and in some cases, are easier and cheaper to implement. What needs to change if LEED is going to continue to lead the way for green building?

This panel brings together differing perspectives on LEED’s continued relevance. Panelists will take a 360 degree view addressing topics such as:

  • Cherry picking through credits rather than setting sustainable goals
  • Buildings that fail to live up to their design intent
  • Competition from other green building certifications and standards
  • Future of LEED
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Andrée Iffrig
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Eden Brukman
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Sébastien Garon

Helen Goodland
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Graham Twyford- Miles
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Doug Webber

Moderator:
Andrée Iffrig, Leader, Sustainability Team, DIRTT Environmental Solutions

Panelists:
Eden Brukman, Founder & Principal, Concenter Solutions
Sébastien Garon, Architect AIBC, LEED AP BD + C, Principal, Sébastien Garon Architecture + Design
Helen Goodland, Principal, Brantwood Consulting
Graham Twyford-Miles, Associate and Practice Lead, Sustainable Solutions, Stantec
Doug Webber, Associate Vice President, Sustainability & Energy, WSP Canada

Biographies

Andrée Iffrig, LEED AP
Award-winning graduate architect and community builder, Andrée Iffrig LEED AP is passionate about sustainable design. A Royal Architectural Institute of Canada medalist, she uses her design background to collaborate with others in building more sustainable communities. Andrée is the Leader of the Green Team at DIRTT Environmental Solutions and writer of the Inglewood Design Initiative, a sustainable community plan for an inner-city neighbourhood in Calgary, Alberta. She is a co-founder of the Biomimicry Network in Alberta and Chair of the Advisory Committee, Green Building Technology Access Centre, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Since 1996, Eden Brukman has focused on establishing socially and environmentally responsible solutions for human habitat: she coauthored Living Building Challenge and directed its evolution and global deployment from 2007-2012; served as the first Technical Director of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative; and contributed to the early development of other programs such as Declare, the Pharos Project, and EcoDistricts. Eden was a named recipient of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge award, and was designated one of the Forty Under 40 in Portland, Oregon, as well as a Living Building Hero by the International Living Future Institute. Also a licensed architect, Eden’s advocacy efforts have led to policy reform, a measure of rehabilitation for the building materials ecosystem, decentralized building and community developments, and the creation of a network of local action groups in cities all over the world.

Sébastien Garon Architecture + Design specializes in Green Building design and contemporary architecture, and oversees the LEED process on a wide range of project types and scales.

With over 15 years of experience, Sébastien has played a leading role in numerous Green Building projects and has been deeply involved with LEED in Canada. His broad experience designing and advising on Green Building projects, as well as his various roles with the Canada Green Building Council, provide him with a unique perspective to strategically advise his clients, explain the rationale behind the LEED requirements, and provide straight answers to the design teams’ LEED inquiries. Such roles include 6 years as Chair of the LEED-Canada Technical Advisory Group on Materials and as member of the LEED-Canada Steering Committee, as well as 9 years as a LEED reviewer. Sébastien has reviewed close to 100 LEED certification applications.

Prior to founding his firm in 2011, Sébastien worked as Architect and Senior Research Advisor for Busby Perkins+Will on innovative Green Building projects, including UBC’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), Dockside Green, and Marine Gateway. www.SGAD.ca

Helen Goodland is a UK registered architect and business consultant with over 30 years of policy, business and technical experience. As principal of Brantwood, she works for governments, associations and private sector clients to advance innovative high–performance residential, commercial and institutional projects in Canada and around the world.

As co-founder of Building Technology Innovations, a sustainable building technology incubator Helen provides business planning, advisory, and fund raising services for innovators targeting the real estate and construction sectors. iSmart Building System is one of the companies brought to life by BTI. It is a low-carbon building-scale energy utility which designs and builds the systems that it then operates. Helen now serves as Director of Marketing for iSmart.

Since 2011, Helen has advised the BC Construction Association on matters relating to sustainable building and innovation. In 2015, Helen launched BCCA’s research and consultation project in order to help BC’s construction companies make the most of the new products, processes and technologies that are changing the shape of the industry.

Helen also participates on the Canadian Construction Association’s Corporate Social Responsibility Taskforce and serves on the United Nations Sustainable Building and Climate Initiative as chair of the Materials Technical Advisory Committee.

Graham Twyford Miles has more than a decade of experience in sustainability consulting, project management and urban planning in Vancouver and Toronto. He is a specialist in sustainable development issues and green buildings and currently leads Stantec’s Vancouver-based sustainable solutions team.

Graham is a pragmatic, client focused problem solver and is passionate about improving the sustainability and livability of our communities through sustainable and resilient planning, design, and development. He has served as the sustainability lead on more than 30 public and private sector projects, and has developed green building strategies and sustainability master plans for residential, commercial, health care, and higher education clients across Canada and the US.

Graham leads Stantec’s 3rd Party LEED® Certification Review Team, which works on behalf of the Canada Green Building Council to validate and certify LEED® registered projects from across the country. He also serves on technical advisory groups for both the Canada and US Green Building Councils.

Prior to joining Stantec, Graham worked in planning roles with TransLink and the University of BC. Graham managed the development and implementation of the UBC U-Pass, a comprehensive transportation demand management program that has dramatically reduced vehicle traffic and transport related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at UBC.

Graham holds a master’s degree in sustainable urban development from Simon Fraser University and a bachelor’s degree in public policy and political science from the UBC. He is a member of the Alumni UBC Advisory Council and an active member of the Vancouver Rowing Club.

Doug Webber is Associate Vice President Sustainability and Energy at WSP. WSP has a team of over 100 engineers, planners, and management consultants focused delivering strategy, management systems, audits, and, ultimately, performance. His experience includes:

  • Planning Projects, including Waterfront Toronto’s LEED ND Gold project. Designed to their Minimum Green Building Requirements, the plan received the 2012 Award for Excellence in Urban Sustainability from the GLOBE Foundation;
  • New Build Projects, including Evergreen at the Brickworks (which has won multiple awards including recognition by the Congress for New Urbanism), the PWC Tower in downtown Toronto, and the UBC Student Union Building in Vancouver;
  • Existing Building Renewal Projects, including Royal Bank Plaza (Canada’s first LEED EB Gold Bank tower) and Waterpark Place (LEED EB Platinum, Canada’s first recertification).

Doug is a member of the CaGBC Faculty, leads WSP’s LEED Review team, and is a member of iiSBE Canada.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 2:30pm-3:30pm • $45 • ROOM 218/219

W31 – Essential Components Of A Succesful Architectural Woodwork Project [AR CO EN ID]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU, BOMI 1.0 CPD ]

In this session, get an in-depth look at the definition of the three grades of architectural woodwork, as governed by the Architectural Woodwork Standards, Edition 2, 2014 and where to best use them in your project. This session will discuss the concept of quality as it relates to custom one-off manufacturing and the most common reasons why architectural projects come off the rails.

Plus, the session will explore the wording of your specifications – are you creating clarity or confusion? And learn how to verify produced woodwork that meets the requirements of your specification.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Get a better handle on defining quality.
  • How to simplify the quality verification process.
  • Understanding and selecting the appropriate Architectural Woodwork Standards grade.
  • Clarity in your architectural woodwork specifications.
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Martin Berryman

Speaker:
Martin Berryman, President, AWMAC BC

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 • 2:30pm-3:30pm • $45 • ROOM 214

W32 – To Vent or Not to Vent? Roofs, Attics, Decks [AR CO EN ID PM]

[ AIBC 1.0 Core LU, BOMI 1.0 CPD, HPO 1.0 CPD ]

This presentation will review venting requirements in the BC Building Code for roof spaces in attics, decks and cathedral/vaulting ceilings. Exhibiting the pros and cons of venting roof spaces in various climates and environments, we’ll provide insight on the common debate, to vent or not to vent? Expanding on energy and insulation requirements, the presenter will take a case study approach providing first-hand examples of how to provide adequate venting, and in some cases, the mitigating features needed to eliminate venting in typical building assemblies. The presenter will also touch on additional details in relation to the building envelope, the building code and best practices as it pertains to residential construction.

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Julio Reynel

Speaker:
Julio Reynel, President, JRG Building Engineering

Biography

Julio Reynel-Gracia is the president of JRG Building Engineering, Inc. He is a Building Enclosure Professional Engineer specializing in the building envelope and energy efficiency for Part 9 buildings and small structures. Julio works closely with residential home builders on energy efficiency as it pertains to the Building Code and also on building envelope design and building assemblies.

Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Julio is a proud graduate of Concordia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Recruited by Owens Corning Canada in September 2008, Julio took a role as the Western Canadian Technical Manager based out of Alberta, where he resided for 6 years. Now living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Julio operates an engineering and building envelope consulting firm whose primary focus is to work with residential builders on envelope design and deciphering the contents of building code.


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