Day 2 – Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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

AAA = Alberta Association of Architects
BOMI = BOMI Canada
IDCEC = Interior Design Continuing Education Council

To obtain educational credits, you will need to fill out available forms onsite and have them verified by conference staff.


Seminar Legend:

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

Wednesday, March 18 • 8:00am – 11:00am • $115

W01 – Contract Management Planning and Implementation [AD CO PD]

[ AAA= 3.0 Structured; BOMI = 3.5 CPDs; IDCEC = 0.3 CEU ]

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 Inc.


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

Wednesday, March 18 • 8:30am – 10:00am • $45

W02 – Recent Developments in Construction Law for Industry [PM AD CO]

[ AAA= 1.5 Structured; BOMI = 1.5 CPDs ]

A review of trending legal topics and decisions which have emerged or may emerge, affecting residential, commercial, and industrial construction projects. This presentation will highlight recent court decisions on bidding and tendering, arbitration of construction disputes, priority of lien claims in bankruptcy, builders risk insurance and other developing areas of law.


Paul Ryzuk

Speaker:
Paul Ryzuk, Barrister and Solicitor, Miller Thomson

Biography

Paul Ryzuk is a Litigation Lawyer, and Partner in the Edmonton office of Miller Thomson. His practice focuses on construction and professional liability matters on residential, commercial and industrial projects.

Paul has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta, and has also appeared before the Federal Court of Canada. He has assisted clients with construction related matters in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and the Northwest Territories.

Paul has also appeared before the National Energy Board, and has assisted numerous clients with matters under consideration before the Alberta Surface Rights Board and the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board.

Prior to beginning his career in law, Paul worked as a geotechnical engineer in Victoria, B.C. on a variety of residential and commercial developments throughout Vancouver Island.

Wednesday, March 18 • 8:30am – 10:00am • $45

W03 – Preserving the Endangered Species, Your Family Business [PM AD CO PD]

[ AAA= 1.5 Structured; BOMI = 1.5 CPDs ]

This presentation will outline everything you need to know about the protection, preservation and perpetuation of your family business, your wealth and your family’s harmony.

Gordon’s tools and techniques and rare insights into human nature will guide you in areas where your accountant, lawyer and financial advisor are challenged in unpacking the softer areas of communication, trust and healthy relationships. Gordon’s “tool kit” is immediately useable to create a more predictable pathway for you as an owner, founder or as a family team.


Gordon Wusyk

Speaker:
Gordon Wusyk, President & CEO, Predictable Futures

Biography
Gordon Wusyk has been advising business families since his father passed away suddenly at the age of 59 in 1978 leaving a furniture moving business and a large cattle ranch to the next generation. Steve Wusyk’s widow and four children (3 boys and 1 girl) were left in a mess. With some basic planning guidelines the entire mess could have been avoided, family harmony preserved and the tax department kept at bay. Gordon has spent the last 35 years meeting and advising hundreds of families to avoid the issues his family faced.

For more than 30 years, Gordon was mentored by the late Léon Danco, Ph.D of the Centre For Family Business in Cleveland Ohio. Dr Danco is considered the grandfather of business family consulting and many of the organisations and much of the literature in family business today stemmed from Dr Danco’s mentoring and expertise. Gordon is President and CEO of Predictable Futures Inc. – The Business Family Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

He was the National Leader of CAFÉ (Canadian Association of Family Enterprise) from 1994 – 1998 establishing chapters across Canada in Atlantic Canada, Saskatchewan, Okanagan and Vancouver Island. He is also a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute and holds an FFI Certificate in Advertising Families. Gordon has an Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). STEP members help families plan their long term financial future, facilitating good stewardship and financial planning across future generations. He was a board member of the Business Family Foundation (BFF) where he assisted in designing the Roadmap Course for Entrepreneurial Families. He also served on the National Board of Young Life for 16 years.

Wednesday, March 18 • 8:30am – 10:00am • $45

W04 – If You Don’t Like Change, How Do You Feel About Irrelevance? [AD PD]

[ AAA= 1.5 Structured; BOMI = 1.5 CPDs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU ]

In this engaging and immersive workshop, Change Management and Workplace Strategist Greg Dekker reveals why the pressure for workplace change is far higher than ever before. He will illustrate the risks and implications of change both when done well and not so well, and will share his “greatest hits” change management techniques. Using proven tools and materials, participants get hands-on experience as they help a sample customer get ready for some big changes!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding of the pressures causing workplace change
  • Insight into the risks and implications of organizational change
  • Acquire some best practice tools and techniques for change management
  • Work through a case study example, learning how to apply the tools and techniques

Greg Dekker

Speaker:
Greg Dekker, Director Workplace Strategy, Teknion

Biography
Greg Dekker is a workplace strategist – speaking, consulting and facilitating on innovation, business development, generational differences, and workplace effectiveness. He is the author of BUZZ Making, Shatter!, the Creative Director, S.A.L.S.A., Say Anything, and other workshop presentations. Probably the most fun of these was 71 Million Americans Say Your Cubicle is Stupid, first performed at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Greg uses tools and an engaging style to make client engagements enjoyable, direct and memorable. Prior to professional facilitation and speaking, he served as national sales manager for a major consumer products brand, and as a public strategy consultant.

Wednesday, March 18 • 8:30am – 9:30am • $45

W05 – Painting Nightmares and How To Avoid Them [PM AD]

[ AAA= 1.0 Structured; BOMI = 1.0 CPDs ]

This seminar will provide an introduction to the Master Painter Institute: what it is and how it benefits Owners, Contractors and Consultants. We will also outline the specification services of the Master Painters and Decorators of Alberta, and how those services and information can become a complete painting resource for the Northern Alberta Industry.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to specify paint for projects
  • The tools and services available to make any painting project a success.
  • Why Standards are important to you?
  • Why the MPI is so important in Alberta.

Dana McCurdy

Dwayne Wallace

Speakers:
Dana McCurdy, Alberta MPI Paint Inspector
Dwayne Wallace, President, Master Painters and Decorators of Alberta

Biographies
Dana McCurdy is an Alberta MPI Paint Inspector who has had a Successful Sales and Management Career for Decades with Coating Giants Benjamin Moore and AkzoNobel.

Dana has a lifetime of Product knowledge and experience in all aspects of painting. He has taken his life experience and is now heading up the Master Painters Institutes, Quality Assurance Program in Northern Alberta for the Master Painters and Decorators Association of Alberta.

Dwayne Wallace a native Calgarian who is an advocate and leader in Alberta’s Painting Industry. Dwayne is an Executive for one of Alberta Largest Painting Contractors, United Decorating Inc.

He is currently a Director at Large for the Calgary Construction Association, Executive for the Construction Specification Canada Calgary Chapter and President of the Master Painters and Decorators Association of Alberta.

Dwayne has partnered with Master Painters Institute in Burnaby Briticism Columbia to help Improve and regulate Alberta’s Painting Industry and make it better for us all.

Wednesday, March 18 • 11:00am – 12:30pm • $45

W06 – Changes to Part 9 of the National Building Code: Part 2 – Transition to the New Window, Door and Skylight Standard [PM AD CO GR]

[ AAA= 1.5 Structured; BOMI = 1.5 CPDs; IDCEC = 0.1 HSW CEU ]

The new NAFS standard provides window, door and skylight manufacturers with the new requirements for the fabrication and testing of these assemblies, and provides the builder and building official with direction on how to select the correct assemblies for a particular location. The seminar will outline the impact of the new standard on the window and door industry, how to understand the labels, how to choose the correct assembly and will outline some of the key requirements in the building code relating to the installation of windows, doors and skylights.

  • Identify the new requirements for door manufacturers and the changes in the requirements for window manufacturers
  • Understand how to read new labels for windows, doors and skylights and to ensure that the devices meet the minimum requirements for a project location, and
  • Explore general window and door installation methods consistent with the new National Building Code of Canada reference standard and other code provisions.

Murray Frank

Speaker:
Murray Frank, Senior Building Science Specialist, Constructive Home Solutions Inc.

Sponsored By

Biography
Murray is recognized as a premier building science specialist in British Columbia andhas been instrumental in the development of the understanding of moisture problems,energy performance and sustainability relating to single family and multi-unit residentialbuildings as well as building envelope concerns relating to commercial, industrial andinstitutional projects. Murray is an acclaimed educator in his field and has beeninstrumental in the development and presentation of leading curriculum to the construction industry.
Interior Design Keynote

Wednesday, March 18 • 11:00am – 12:30pm • $45

W07 – Interior Design Keynote Panel– Change Management of Changing Workplace Design [AD PD]

[ AAA= 1.5 Structured; BOMI = 1.5 CPDs; IDCEC = 0.1 CEU ]

The nature of work and the workplace is changing. Organizations across every industry are adapting their workplaces to align with changing work practices, or in some cases, to adjust to rapid growth. These spaces allow for greater mobility for workers, greater dependence on social media and flexibility in work locations and ultimately greater employee engagement and productivity.

Crucial to successful workplace redesign are change management strategies that engage both employees and senior executives during the transition to the new workspace. Hear from prominent work strategists, interior designers and their clients, as they present innovative examples of workplace redesign. The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion, with an interactive Q&A period.


Kathleen McCabe

Karen Bayerle

Adam Cantor

Greg Dekker

Kathy Johnston Umbach

Joe Pettipas

Meredith Thatcher

Moderator:
Kathleen McCabe, Director, Corporate Real Estate, Stantec

Panelists:
Karen Bayerle, Director – Corporate Real Estate, ATB Financial
Adam Cantor, VP Strategic Initiatives, Regional Office National Concept, MD Financial Management
Greg Dekker, Workplace Strategist, Teknion
Kathy Johnston Umbach, Licensed Interior Designer, Human Dimensions Interior Design Services Inc.
Joe Pettipas, Practice Leader, Vancouver and Calgary, HOK
Meredith Thatcher, Workplace Strategist, Thatcher Workplace Consulting

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Biographies
Kathleen McCabe is Stantec’s Director, Global Corporate Real Estate, where she leads an international team of professionals and partners delivering global corporate real estate services to support Stantec’s portfolio of over 3 million square feet of leased and owned space.

Stantec is a proud Edmonton based company which was founded in 1954. Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects with a staff of over 13,000 employees in more than 200 locations.

Kathleen’s background includes over 20 years managing corporate real estate in the private, transportation, health, and government sectors, and has broad experience in building and leading CRE teams, lease negotiation and administration, property acquisition and disposition, space planning & management, property/facility management, and tenant improvement project planning and management.

Karen Bayerle’s extensive Corporate Real Estate career has culminated in her passion for creating workplace solutions that enable people to work where and when they are most productive. She developed the strategy around TELUS’s Work Styles program that resulted in annual real estate savings that will reach $50M by 2016.

In 2009, Karen delivered the largest LEED Gold building in Ottawa as well as acquisition and design concept of a LEED Silver renovation in historic Quebec which received an award from the professional architects association of Quebec.

Karen is currently the architect and driving force behind ATB Financials Workplace 2.0. This project is on the leading edge of workplace design, creating new workplace environments that encourage collaboration and efficiency while fostering the social nature of work and won the 2013 City of Calgary Blue Sky Award for environmental sustainability. Her latest project has been shortlisted for a CoreNet Canada REmmy award for innovative workplace design.

Adam N. Cantor is a Vice-President of Strategic Initiatives at MD Financial Management. Adam has held many leadership roles in his 15 years at MD, supporting the business in strategic and business planning, mergers & acquisitions, budgeting, forecasting, risk management, facilities management, procurement, financial and regulatory reporting and other corporate finance activities. Leadership roles include being the Chief Financial Officer for MD Private Trust, MD Insurance Agency, MD Life and the CMAH Foundation from 2011 to 2014. In July 2014, he assumed responsibility and leadership for the enterprises long-term real estate strategy including the development and implementation of a progressive retail National Concept for MD’s regional sales offices.

A native of Ottawa, Adam started his professional career in Toronto working as a staff accountant within the audit and advisory practice of Deloitte & Touche. Subsequent to this position, Adam spent three years employed with NAV Canada as a decision support specialist working on the re-structuring of airspace management in Canada and supporting the change from a government department to a private corporation.

Adam Cantor holds a CPA-CMA designation, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business (York University) and is a certified change management leader.

Greg Dekker is a workplace strategist – speaking, consulting and facilitating on innovation, business development, generational differences, and workplace effectiveness. He is the author of BUZZ Making, Shatter!, the Creative Director, S.A.L.S.A., Say Anything, and other workshop presentations. Probably the most fun of these was 71 Million Americans Say Your Cubicle is Stupid, first performed at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Greg uses tools and an engaging style to make client engagements enjoyable, direct and memorable. Prior to professional facilitation and speaking, he served as national sales manager for a major consumer products brand, and as a public strategy consultant.

Kathy Johnston Umbach strives to align people and space in high performance workplace environments. She reflects the soul of each organization in every design decision made to create an environment that is meaningful for employees and visitors alike. First Kathy listens. Both to what is said and what is unspoken. Then she works to co-create solutions that come from your people. Through space, she tells your story.

As a life-long learner, Kathy draws on her experience in interior design, sustainable solutions that affect your triple bottom line, facility management and lean planning to connect the random dots to create a clear picture for a company’s future. Kathy has a degree in Interior Design, achieved a designation as a LEED professional with a specialization in Interior Design and Construction. Kathy obtained a certificate in Facility Management from the University of Toronto and a certificate in Lean Planning from Cindy Jimmerson of Missoula, Montana.

Kathy has built a exemplary reputation in Alberta and Saskatchewan built on trust and mutual respect. With 30 years of experience and 15 years as both an internal consultant for Stantec’s Corporate offices and numerous external clients such as ATB, Epcor, the City of Edmonton and many others, Kathy knows what works. Her expertise has been proven to save her clients money, avoid risk and achieve business success. There is no crystal ball but through expert advise and guidance an organization can face the future with confidence that they have the tools to succeed.

Joe Pettipas: With over three decades of experience, Joe Pettipas understands the challenges facing the corporate, hospitality, retail and healthcare sectors of the built environment today. As HOK’s Western Practice Leader, Joseph is responsible for ensuring that all projects exhibit a high standard of design excellence, while supporting client’s business objectives. HOK’s western offices, Vancouver and Calgary, have been instrumental in the development and delivery of projects as diverse as Vancouver’s Vida Spa, Fraser Milner Casgrain law offices, Imperial Oil in Calgary, and the new Kelowna Cardiac Facility.

Meredith Thatcher is a dynamic workplace strategist and mentor. She is the leader of a small and mighty workplace strategy consulting firm, Thatcher Workplace Consulting, based in Ottawa, Canada. Meredith is a LEED® Accredited Professional, Certified Facility Manager (CFM), and in 2005 she was named a Fellow of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) for outstanding contribution and service to the Association. In 2013 she earned her Prosci Change Management credential.

During her career as a strategic thinker and change agent she has helped organizations implement their strategic objectives, and has seen the results of those that embrace or ignore the future. Her inquisitive nature leads her to make connections between seemingly disparate events, trends, and ideas and understand the emerging patterns.

Wednesday, March 18 • 10:00am – 12:00pm • $55

W08 – Effective Telephone and Face to Face Communication [PD]

[ AAA= 2.0 Structured; BOMI = 2.0 CPDs ]

More and more, technology is replacing old, slower ways of doing business. One thing remains constant however: individuals want to be treated with courtesy and respect. It’s always about the people, not e-mails, internet, social media or voice mails. These tools cannot replace the one-on-one direct communication that our customers demand and require. Building trust and rapport is key to your success. Having the skills to lower barriers between people, ask a question, really listen for the meaning, create win-win solutions and build trust is far more powerful than any other aspect of client interaction. In this session we’ll review how to create effective face to face and telephone communication skills to your outside and inside customers, and to ensure your communication skills are building the relationships we value, not damaging them.


Randy Hnatko

Speaker:
Randy Hnatko, President & CEO, Trainwest | Sandler Training

Biography
Randy Hnatko is President of Trainwest Management and Consulting, a Sales and Management Training and Consulting organization affiliated with the Sandler Training Organization. Randy has over 30 year’s senior business experience, and is a Trainer, Speaker, Author and Consultant to domestic and international companies. He is a multiple award winner in the Sandler organization and is the recipient of their 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 Canadian Franchisee of the Year award.

Randy has trained many individuals ranging from small to medium sized companies and up to Fortune 500 companies helping many individuals and companies improve and exceed their overall sales and profit performance targets.

Randy Hnatko believes national culture influences how managers and employees make decisions and interpret their roles. Differences between cultures create important opportunities for growth and development, but can also cause serious problems if they are not understood. Today individuals need to have cross cultural skills combined with the proper on-going training, coaching and support network in order to succeed, and Randy Hnatko does just that.

With an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Commerce, and a Masters of Business Administration with specialties in International Business and International Management Randy Hnatko is extremely knowledgeable in a number of fields:

  • Management Development
  • Training & Development programs
  • Employee Evaluation
  • Sales Management Design & Implementation
  • Performance Planning & Review Systems
  • Succession Planning, Business Plan Development
  • Human Resource Recruiting and Placement
  • Strategic Management Planning
  • Occupational Health and Safety Compliance Initiatives
  • Change Management Implementation and Marketing Strategies & Plans including Marketing Research & Analysis

Randy Hnatko’s sales tips can be heard daily on the Team 1040 Sports Radio in Vancouver and C-FAX 1070 in Victoria, BC.

Wednesday, March 18 • 11:00am – 12:30pm • $45

W09 – Managing Hazardous Materials in Renovation and Demolition Projects: Saving Your Project from Delays and Major Cost Overruns [PM CO]

[ AAA= 1.5 Structured; BOMI = 1.5 CPDs ]

Large scale renovation and demolition projects often rely heavily on planning, scheduling and strong project management skills to reduce project risks. Presenters will explain how critical it is for environmental factors including: asbestos in building materials, lead paint on walls and steel, and silica in mortar and concrete to be considered within the equation to prevent significant schedule delays, project change orders, cost overruns and ultimately maintain design integrity through controlling costs. By incorporating detailed environmental project information within the project scope of work, the presenters will emphasize how project managers can realize benefits that reduce their risk to delays and cost overruns. This session is a key to contractors, consultants & building owner on renovation projects.

At the end of this seminar the participant will:

  • Learn the importance of planning, scheduling and strong project management skills to reduce project risks;
  • Understand how critical it is for environmental factors including: asbestos in building materials, lead paint on walls and steel, and silica in mortar and concrete to cause significant schedule delays and cost overruns;
  • Learn how to ask critical questions during the question and answer period or pre-submittal meetings for renovation projects;
  • Learn the importance of incorporating detailed environmental project information and scope within the project tender documents; and
  • Gain an understanding of how to clearly display environmental information on tender documents to avoid cost overruns.

Dave Ayriss

Lawrence McSorley

Speakers:
Dave Ayriss, Associate & Senior Occupational Hygienist, Golder Associates
Lawrence McSorley, Associate Partner & Senior Architect, National Lead Building Science Services, Golder Associates

Biographies
Dave Ayriss is an Associate Partner in Golder Associates Ltd.’s Calgary office. Dave is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Canadian Registered Safety Professional with over seventeen years of experience in the Occupational Health, Hygiene and Safety fields. Dave’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He has provided guidance to a variety of clients in the oil and gas, construction, educational and manufacturing industries throughout Canada. Dave’s areas of expertise include the assessment of chemical, physical and biological hazards within the workplace; indoor air quality; soil vapour intrusion, noise; lighting; ventilation assessments; and the design and management of asbestos, mould, mercury and lead remediation projects.

Lawrence McSorley is an Associate Partner in Golder’s Calgary Office. He joined Golder in 2011 and is Director of the Canadian Building Condition Assessment Team based out of Golder’s Calgary office. Lawrence holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture with Cornell University (1985) and a Master’s of Architecture, Urban Design and City Planning with the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1988). He has over 26 years of professional experience working as an Architect, Urban Designer, and Master Planner in building design and planning consulting. He is a Registered Architect with the Province of Alberta and in the States of Colorado and Pennsylvania. He holds extensive experience with building envelope, architectural, mechanical and electrical systems, comprehensive site review, and has served as a Principal in his own Denver, US based design practice for 12 years. He has completed, managed and/or held key roles in more than 700 building and site assessment, remediation and due diligence projects on behalf of governmental, institutional, commercial and developer clients. He is a recipient of numerous design awards for past architectural projects – both new construction and renovation. Lawrence is a Barrier Free expert, having co-authored the State of New Jersey General Services Administration’s ADA Compliance Manual which covered over 4,000 State-owned public buildings and recreation facilities. Lawrence’s projects have involved: recreation facilities; primary, secondary, and higher education facilities; R&D facilities; medical office buildings; hospitals; hotels and resorts; airports; parking structures; commercial retail stores and centers; corporate headquarters and commercial office buildings; governmental institutions; multi-family residential condominiums; assisted living communities; military installations; warehouse and distribution facilities; multi-plex cinemas; automotive dealerships and repair facilities. He manages and provides senior review for the National Team and performs building condition assessments, code compliance and barrier free audits.

Wednesday, March 18 • 11:00am – 12:30pm • $45

W10 – Sustainable Construction Practices in Alberta Construction Industry – Integrating Sustainable Design Standards, Waste Management and Building Information Modeling in Sustainable Construction Project Management [AD CO GR]

[ AAA= 1.5 Structured; BOMI = 1.5 CPDs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU ]

Most recent trends indicate a continuous growth of green build construction activities in Canada. Within this framework, this panel of presentations will encompass the integration of sustainable design criteria using technology tools such as BIM.

The panel will review the various sustainable design criteria with the aim to identify the standards through life cycle impact reduction for green construction projects, in support of a continuous growth in green build across Alberta.

Strategies for sustainable construction on the sole basis of waste management will be presented and discussed.

Finally, the panel will address the role of technology and innovation tools such as BIM – Building Information Modeling in construction, and how BIM can impact the overall earned value of construction projects and facilitate sustainability in construction.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the trends in sustainable and innovation for the building and construction sector
  • Recognize the building life cycle impact reduction
  • Identify sustainable design criteria
  • Review sustainable strategies for waste management
  • Describe the benefits of BIM for sustainable design and construction

Lindsey Kindrat

Dr. Faisal Arain

Wolf Geisler

Jennifer Hancock

Dr. Azzeddine Oudjehane

Moderator:
Lindsey Kindrat, Executive, 3 Point Environmental & Director, Alberta Chapter, Canada Green Building Council

Speakers:
Dr. Faisal Arain, Associate Dean, School of Sustainable Building and Environmental Management, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
Wolf Geisler, Architect and Senior Associate, Element Sustainable Design Consulting Inc, BR2 Architecture
Jennifer Hancock, Director of Innovative Construction, Chandos Construction
Dr. Azzedine Oudjehane, Professor, School of Construction, SAIT

Biographies
Lindsey Kindrat is a recognized sustainability professional with over 12 years’ experience in public and private sector green building planning, design and construction projects. Her hands-on approach has twice earned her a Directorship with the Alberta Chapter, Canada Green Building Council.

Lindsey managed the sustainability portfolio for The City of Calgary Corporate Properties & Buildings for 8 years. This involved the green building program from site planning and new construction, to renovation and upgrades of fire halls, offices and recreation centres.

Lindsey then enjoyed a role as LEED Specialist for Graham Construction, managing green design, construction and certification of major commercial projects, including schools and hospitals. As Director of 3 Point Environmental, Lindsey provides consulting services for a wide range of building projects, working with clients to achieve innovative, high performing, sustainable buildings.

Dr. Faisal Arain is currently working as Associate Dean, School of Sustainable Building and Environmental Management with Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Edmonton, Canada. Dr. Arain is an Architect with an MS and Ph.D. in Construction Project Management. He has extensive experience of working at management and leadership positions in construction industry and academia in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Canada. Dr. Arain has also worked as Chair, Construction Project Management with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Calgary, Canada. He has been involved, as a Design and Construction Management advisor, with many universities and educational institutions.

Dr. Arain has consulted, researched and published widely in the discipline of Construction Engineering and Management, Project Management, Architecture and Design Management. He has authored over 90 research publications, 2 book chapters, and 10 books. He serves on editorial boards of several international research journals. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Construction Project Management published by Nova Science Publishers Inc., USA. He is one of the panel judges for professional awards conferred by PMI, USA, and also an expert member of the World Association for Sustainable Development, UK.

Wolf Geisler has acted as LEED® facilitator on more than 21 LEED® projects. As a LEED® professional and as a Senior Design Architect, Wolf can develop and evaluate sound design rationale that is rooted in sustainable principles, with a demonstrated knowledge of green construction technology combined with an architectural design background. Wolf is known as a team player and for his hard work ethic and his dedication to the profession as well as to the green building movement.

Through his varied career he has been responsible for design and project supervision, development of design strategies sensitive to cost control, consultant coordination, contract administration and client liaison.

As a Senior Design Architect, his extensive history of work on a variety of building types demonstrates a grounding in a practical design sensitivity, a honest use of materials and an efficiency of form that together with his creative design ability results in practical and often unique solutions to clients needs.

He has carried this approach throughout the many institutional, commercial and multi-family housing projects that he has been involved with throughout British Columbia and Alberta. This ranges from involvement in the design of more than 20 LEED® Silver core schools for Alberta Infrastructure; the LEED® Silver Lois Hole Library; several administration and recreational facilities incorporating environmental stewardship strategies harmonized to the leading green rating systems; a sustainable passive solar townhouse project for Habitat for Humanity to the review and analysis of various proposed designs including providing guidance on various green rating systems, and providing documentation support towards obtaining green building certifications.

Jennifer Hancock: Working on the first Integrated Project Delivery project in Alberta, Jen Hancock is best placed as the Director of Innovative Construction with Chandos. In her six years with the company, she has established herself as a key member of sustainable construction within Chandos and beyond. Her role includes LEED and other green building rating systems, with the main focus on Integrated Project Delivery, Lean and BIM. Jen has a passion to learn, educate and improve the industry, this shows in her many speaking engagements on these topics.

Dr. Azzeddine Oudjehane joined SAIT in 2012 to teach in the BSc Construction Project Management and develop applied and scholarly research opportunities meeting the needs of the construction industry in Alberta. With over 20 years of experience leading multi-disciplinary projects in R&D, business innovation and market development and performance evaluation, Dr Oudjehane worked with various stakeholders from government and industry. Azzeddine holds a PhD in Materials Science engineering from Blaise Pascal University in France and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. With over 50 publications and presentations at international conferences, Dr. Oudjehane serves in various journal review committees and editorial boards, and has chaired sessions at conferences

In 2014, Azzeddine was elected to the Board of Directors of the Alberta Chapter of CaGBC-Canadian Green Building Council. Azzeddine’s most recent talks and presentations were at the PMI-South Alberta Chapter conference, and the annual conference of the Canadian Society of Value Analysis CSVA, where he talked about innovation for construction projects as well as value analysis for sustainable construction.

Wednesday, March 18 • 12:00pm – 3:00pm • $115

W11 – RFPs and Proposals [AD CO PD]

[ AAA= 3.0 Structured; BOMI = 3.5 CPDs; IDCEC = 0.3 CEU ]

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 Inc.

Sponsored By

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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

Wednesday, March 18 • 1:30pm – 3:00pm • $45

W12 – Changes to Part 9 of the National Building Code: Part 3 – Changes to the Energy Requirements [PM AD CO GR]

[ AAA= 1.5 Structured; BOMI = 1.5 CPDs; IDCEC = 0.1 HSW CEU ]

The energy efficiency requirements for residential homes are changing. It is expected that the Alberta Building Code will include a new section 9.36 (based on the National Building Code of Canada 2010) 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 clear graphics and practical examples.


Murray Frank

Speaker:
Murray Frank, Senior Building Science Specialist, Constructive Home Solutions Inc.

Biography
Murray is recognized as a premier building science specialist in British Columbia andhas been instrumental in the development of the understanding of moisture problems,energy performance and sustainability relating to single family and multi-unit residentialbuildings as well as building envelope concerns relating to commercial, industrial andinstitutional projects. Murray is an acclaimed educator in his field and has beeninstrumental in the development and presentation of leading curriculum to the construction industry.

Wednesday, March 18 • 1:30pm – 3:00pm • $45

W13 – Case Study: The Mosaic Centre – Achieving Net Zero for Commercial Buildings [PM AD CO GR]

[ AAA= 1.5 Structured; BOMI = 1.5 CPDs; IDCEC=0.1 HSW CEU ]

“A better way by design,” is the motto of the Mosaic Family of Companies. This motto has informed how Mosaic proceeded as a team with an Integrated Project Delivery approach to creating a Living Building Challenge contender. This is particularly difficult in a northern, cold climate, and required the collective brains of the entire team to design and solve. The Mosaic Centre will be unique in every way: from its tri-party contract to design collaboration workshops with trades.

The Mosaic Centre evolves the practice of sustainable architecture in Alberta, aiming to become the very first Living Building Challenge Petal Certified building in Alberta. Further, this commercial project is targeting net-zero energy use, producing as much energy as it consumes over the year.

These are lofty, unprecedented goals for a building in a northern climate. Even net zero energy at a residential scale is highly challenging to achieve in this part of the world!

Most surprising of all, these ambitious goals will be met both ahead of schedule, and under budget! Join the Mosaic team to find out how they achieved the impossible.


Shafraaz Kaba

Dennis Cuku

Jennifer Hancock

Vedran Skopac

Moderator:
Shafraaz Kaba, Architect, Manasc Isaac

Speakers:
Dennis Cuku, Mosaic Family of Companies
Jennifer Hancock, Director of Innovative Construction, Chandos Construction
Vedran Skopac, Architect, HKA, Manasc Isaac Architects

Sponsored By

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Biographies
Shafraaz Kaba is an architect and partner at Manasc Isaac Architects in Edmonton, Alberta. He has also worked in design studios in London, England and Gilgit, Pakistan. Shafraaz lives on the leading edge of green design, pioneering net zero projects at both residential and commercial scales. His work at Manasc Isaac has solidified Shafraaz’s reputation as a leader in sustainable design: the firm has achieved many sustainable “firsts” including the first LEED® certified building in Alberta, Edmonton’s first LEED® Silver building, and the first LEED® Gold building in the Arctic. These journeys have been documented through Shafraaz’s frequent speaking engagements including TedxEdmonton, M.A.D.E. in Edmonton, and the First Nations Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Communities.

Dennis Cuku is co-founder of the Mosaic Family of Companies, a knowledge-worker collective designed to effect positive social change through business. As a visionary entrepreneur, he operates on the manifesto that Normal is Broken and that capitalism need not come at the expense of human values, environmental sustainability or personal happiness. He is an animated and stimulating communicator with a zeal for fun, awesome and abolishment of status quo.

Dennis is a mechanical engineer with expertise in drilling rig design and is acting President of Oil Country Engineering. Paradoxically, his passion lies in the arena of sustainable building design and green building innovation. Dennis’ recent project, The Mosaic Centre for Conscious Community and Commerce, is slated for completion in February 2015 and aims to be the crown jewel of sustainable building in Edmonton, becoming the first Net Zero energy commercial office building in Alberta — an example of Alberta’s oil and gas abundance igniting innovative sustainable projects.

Jennifer Hancock: Working on the first Integrated Project Delivery project in Alberta, Jen Hancock is best placed as the Director of Innovative Construction with Chandos. In her six years with the company, she has established herself as a key member of sustainable construction within Chandos and beyond. Her role includes LEED and other green building rating systems, with the main focus on Integrated Project Delivery, Lean and BIM. Jen has a passion to learn, educate and improve the industry, this shows in her many speaking engagements on these topics.

Vedran Skopac is passionate about people and finding ways to make the human spirit flourish. He believes in a better world by way of design.

Working 11 years in offices in Europe and Canada: ‘Njiric+ Arhitekti’ and ‘Manasc Isaac’, and his own practice ‘MORE Arhitekture’; his work delivers award wining projects and recognition on an international level.

Vedran’s publications include: MARK (Netherlands); 2G, Peripheral Moment/ACTAR and A+V Monografias (Spain); Domus (Italy); Deutsche Bauzeitung (Germany); Architektur (Austria); and A+U (Japan).

Notable projects include: Villa CIPEA (Nanjing, China); ZG-09 Pavilion and City of Justice (Zagreb, Croatia); Eastgate Offices and Mosaic Centre (Edmonton, Canada).

Current academic activities include: RAIC Syllabus (Edmonton), Faculty of Environmental Design (Calgary) and John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture (Toronto).

Wednesday, March 18 • 1:00pm – 3:00pm • $55

W14 – 7 Deadly Sins of Negotiation [PD]

[ AAA=2.0 Structured; BOMI = 2.0 CPDs ]

Let the games begin! Buyers will always try to get as much as they can for the dollar — but you can’t deliver quality products and services if you give up too much in the negotiating game. It is in both your best interest and your buyer’s that you master the art of negotiating. Negotiating is something that many people dread. In this seminar we’ll explore the 12 Gambits Buyers Use and how to avoid “The 7 Deadly Sins of Negotiating.”

The 7 Deadly Sins of Negotiating:

  • Failing to Recognize and Deal Effectively with a Player
  • Weak Pre-Negotiation Positioning
  • Making Unilateral Concessions
  • Talking Too Much
  • Losing Control of Your Emotions
  • Entering into a Negotiation Unprepared
  • Thinking that Money is the Real Issue

If you were successful in negotiating just 2 more deals what would that be worth?


Randy Hnatko

Speaker:
Randy Hnatko, President & CEO, Trainwest | Sandler Training

Sponsored By

Biography
Randy Hnatko is President of Trainwest Management and Consulting, a Sales and Management Training and Consulting organization affiliated with the Sandler Training Organization. Randy has over 30 year’s senior business experience, and is a Trainer, Speaker, Author and Consultant to domestic and international companies. He is a multiple award winner in the Sandler organization and is the recipient of their 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 Canadian Franchisee of the Year award.

Randy has trained many individuals ranging from small to medium sized companies and up to Fortune 500 companies helping many individuals and companies improve and exceed their overall sales and profit performance targets.

Randy Hnatko believes national culture influences how managers and employees make decisions and interpret their roles. Differences between cultures create important opportunities for growth and development, but can also cause serious problems if they are not understood. Today individuals need to have cross cultural skills combined with the proper on-going training, coaching and support network in order to succeed, and Randy Hnatko does just that.

With an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Commerce, and a Masters of Business Administration with specialties in International Business and International Management Randy Hnatko is extremely knowledgeable in a number of fields:

  • Management Development
  • Training & Development programs
  • Employee Evaluation
  • Sales Management Design & Implementation
  • Performance Planning & Review Systems
  • Succession Planning, Business Plan Development
  • Human Resource Recruiting and Placement
  • Strategic Management Planning
  • Occupational Health and Safety Compliance Initiatives
  • Change Management Implementation and Marketing Strategies & Plans including Marketing Research & Analysis

Randy Hnatko’s sales tips can be heard daily on the Team 1040 Sports Radio in Vancouver and C-FAX 1070 in Victoria, BC.


Wednesday March 18 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm • $45

W15 – Why Curtain Walls Fail and How to Fix Them [PM AD CO]

[ AAA= 1.5 Structured; BOMI = 1.5 CPDs ]

Curtain wall failures are a common and often highly visible problem for commercial owners and managers. This presentation focuses on ways in which a curtain wall can fail, including air and water penetration, structural failures, and aesthetic degradation. From design and installation, to components reaching their design life-cycle, curtain walls fail for a variety of reasons.

Practical examples and mockups are used to show these root causes, what could have been done to prevent them, and illustrate proper methods of detailing.

Case studies, including retrofits at City Centre Place and Oxford Tower in Edmonton, are used to highlight the main approaches to retrofit.

This information is invaluable for anyone preparing a specification, reviewing shop drawings, dealing with suppliers and installers, and conducting or coordinating site audits and inspections.

  1. To understand the essential functions of curtain wall systems and the ways in which they can fail.
  2. To understand the reasons why curtain wall systems fail.
  3. To understand the challenges of preparing for and implementing a retrofit on an occupied building.
  4. To understand the factors that go into selecting the appropriate method of retrofit for a given building.

Rob Wood

Speaker:
Rob Wood, President, C3 Polymeric Limited

Biography
Mr. Wood is the President of C3 Polymeric Limited, a leading provider of curtain wall retrofits on occupied commercial buildings, and a member of The C3 Group of Companies. At C3, he has overseen the retrofit of five high rise office towers across Canada, including Toronto City Hall’s two office towers; 400 University Avenue in Toronto; and City Centre Place and Oxford Towers in downtown Edmonton.

Rob is a graduate of the System Design Engineering program at the University of Waterloo. He has been with The C3 Group since 2001, and has held various management positions within the group. Rob is on the board of the Great Lakes Ontario Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and is a member of other organizations, including BOMA Toronto and the Professional Engineers of Ontario. He is an active speaker, having conducted seminars and presentations on curtain wall retrofit to OBEC, the OAA, and other organizations.

Wednesday, March 18 • 1:30pm – 3:00pm • $45

W16 – Environmentally Sustainable Roofing: Green Roofs, White Roofs and Conventional Roofing Options [AD CO GR]

[ AAA= 1.5 Structured; BOMI = 1.5 CPDs ]

During this interactive panel discussion, you will hear the perspectives, insights and aspirations of industry leaders who are involved in the planning, design, construction, approval, and ownership of green roofs, white roofs and other conventional roofing options. Local examples of installations demonstrating a variety of design objectives will be shared, emphasizing commercial and institutional work. Cold-climate modifications will be discussed. An overview of engineering considerations, for both new construction and retrofits, will include structural capacity and stability, roof assembly and maintenance, wind and fire protection, access and accident prevention, drainage and irrigation, harvesting of energy and water, and coordination with other elements and usage for the roof space. A simple analysis of the microclimatic conditions and site contexts, and an assessment of engineering objectives as well as constraints, can help to ensure that a green roof project will not only identify and capture, but also safely and cost-effectively deliver, its high-priority benefits, which could be stormwater runoff reduction and water quality improvements, energy and thermal performance, social or biophilic benefits, roof durability as well as other ecosystem services benefits.


Gord Rajewski

Jim Hole

Kevin Kramers

Jason Rebeiro

Kerry Ross

Moderator:
Gord Rajewski, Regional Director, Northern Alberta, Williams Engineering

Speakers:
Jim Hole, Co-Owner, Hole’s Greenhouses and Gardens
Kevin Kramers, C.E.T. Technical Marketing Representative, Alberta Roofing Contractors Association
Jason Rebeiro, Technical Representative, Soprema Inc. (Edmonton)
Kerry Ross, Project Architect & Green Roof Designer/Builder, Green T Design

Biographies
Gord Rajewski is the Northern Alberta Regional Director for Williams Engineering Canada and has over 28 years of specialized building envelope engineering experience across Canada and internationally. His technical background comprises all aspects of the building envelop including investigations, repairs, and designs as well as infrared thermography and roof engineering. From new construction to modernizations and upgrades, Gord is well-versed in the building science market and has participated in a wide variety of speaking engagements and educational seminars related to building science issues.

Gord is an Accepted Inspector with the Alberta Roofing Contractors Association (ARCA), a Certified Level I/II Thermographer, a Registered Engineering Technologist (R.E.T.) with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET). Gord is also a Director with the Downtown Business Association of Edmonton, a member of the Operations Committee for BOMA, and the Williams Engineering Canada Edmonton representative for the Consulting Engineers of Alberta.

Jim Hole grew up in his family’s horticultural business and is co-owner of Hole’s Greenhouses and Gardens Ltd. in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.

Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture (Plant Science major) from the University of Alberta, is a Certified Professional Horticulturist with the American Society for Horticultural Science, as well as a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture.

Jim is also a professional speaker with the ‘Speakers Bureau of Alberta’.

In addition to writing bestselling books, Jim is a gardening columnist with the Edmonton Journal, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, and CBC radio.

Jim’s current challenge is running the 242,000 square foot Enjoy Centre. The Enjoy Centre is a multifaceted facility that includes greenhouses, a wellness spa, restaurant, bakery, kitchen tool store, food store and deli, wine store and convention space.

Kevin Kramers (C.E.T.) is the Technical Marketing Representative for the Alberta Roofing Contractors Association (ARCA), responsible for informing and educating building professionals involved in Alberta’s construction industry about the ARCA. The Alberta Roofing Contractors Association was established in 1961 by a group of Calgary and Edmonton roofing contractors. It’s primary objective was, and still is, to develop standards for roofing product applications to the betterment of Alberta’s roofing industry.
Kevin joined that ARCA in the summer of 2014, bringing over 22 years of construction experience to the position. Before joining the ARCA, Kevin was with the City of Edmonton (Edmonton Public Library and Edmonton Police Service) for thirteen years, responsible and involved in a wide variety of unique construction projects.

Jason Rebeiro TBA

Kerry Ross: As one of the first Green Roof Professionals, Kerry Ross operates Green T Design, Inc. a design-build company focused on lessening impacts of buildings on the environment through the continuum of landscape and architecture – green roofs and living walls. In her efforts to bring greater awareness of the benefits and viability of green roof technology in the region, she co-founded the Alberta Ecoroof Initiative in 2004 and spearheaded the Alberta Prairie Green Roof Symposium in 2009. With the support of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and a subsequent Canada Council Award, she traveled extensively to Iceland, Scandinavia and Northern Europe to study and document cold-climate green roofs and living walls. Kerry currently leads the Vegetated Roof Replacement project on Calgary’s Municipal Hall and in addition to contributing a number of articles on green roofing is engaged in the development of guidelines for green roofs for stormwater management for the City of Calgary.


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