Day 1 – Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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

Tuesday, March 15 • 8:30am–11:30am • EARLY BIRD $100 / REGULAR $125 • ROOM 104

T01 – Successful Project Management Part 1: Avoid Communication Failure [AR, CO, EN, ID, PM]

[ 3.0 AAA Structured LHs; BOMI 3.0 CPDs; 0.3 IDCEC 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 the Atocrates Project Sciences’ 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.

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.

Tuesday, March 15 • 8:30am–10:30am • EARLY BIRD $55 / REGULAR $65 • ROOM 108

T02 – Implementing Energy Standard NECB 2011 with the ABC 2014: Design and Building Permit Application Requirements [CO, EN, ID, SB]

[ AAA 2.0 Structured LHs; BOMI 2.0 CPDs; 0.2 IDCEC HSW-Building Code CEUs ]

As of November 1, 2015 construction projects regulated in accordance with the Alberta Building Code (ABC) must be designed in compliance with the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) 2011 edition. Provincially trained Safety Codes Officers will be certified to handle Energy Codes as part of the permitting, inspection and approvals process. All relevant professionals will be required to comply with the applicable provisions of the adopted NECB, including architects, interior designers, engineers, and surveyors.

Three compliance paths are available (prescriptive, trade-off and performance) requiring either a checklist or report submitted with construction drawings as part of the building permit application. The authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) will require confirmation that your building design complies prior to issuing a building permit. Don’t risk the possibility of a rejection of your building permit resulting in a delay in your project.

Learn how the new energy code may affect the design and construction of your projects, in particular:

  • NECB 2011 code requirements
  • How to incorporate provisions of NECB 2011 in electrical design
  • Submission requirements for building permit
  • Project types applicable to NECB 2011
  • Where NECB 2011 is not applicable
  • Alternative options to NECB 2011
  • Lessons learned from the implementation of NECB 2011 in BC

This seminar is suitable for all stakeholders involved with the design, construction and inspection of projects regulated by ABC, including Building Owners, Developers, Project Managers, Architects, Interior Designers, Code Consultants, Electrical Engineers, Electrical Contractors and Inspection Authorities administering enforcement of NECB 2011.

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Sunny Ghataurah

Speaker:
Sunny Ghataurah, Director, AES Engineering

Sponsored by

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Biography

Presenter Sunny Ghataurah is a professional electrical engineer with more than 22 years of experience in the construction industry including the implementation of NECB 2011. He has successfully led projects through the new permitting and occupancy procedures in British Columbia where compliance with the NECB 2011 has been legally mandated since December 2013.

Tuesday, March 15 • 10:15am–11:30am • EARLY BIRD $40 / REGULAR $50 • ROOM 109

T03 – Developers Roundtable [AR, CO, EN, ID, PM]

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LHs; 1.0 BOMI CPDS ]

This presentation will provide an overview of proposed and existing development projects in the City and surrounding areas, touching on different property sectors such as industrial, office, and retail. Esteemed panelists will discuss market trends, highlighting the challenges and opportunities that exist for the local marketplace. Panelists will provide a future forward look, sharing insights on changing market demands and what to expect over the coming year.

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Darryl McGavigan
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Brad Hoffman
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Richard Knibbs
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Matthew Woolsey

Moderator:
Darryl McGavigan, Associate Vice President, Industrial l Brokerage, Colliers International

Panelists:
Brad Hoffman, Vice President, Western Canada, Panattoni Development
Richard Knibbs, Vice President, Leasing & Land Sales, Remington
Matthew Woolsey, President, York Realty Inc.

Presented by

Biography
TBA

Tuesday, March 15 • 8:30am–10:00am • EARLY BIRD $45 / REGULAR $55 • ROOM 102

T04 – Spelling BIM with 5 T’s – The Critical Components of Planning Robust Virtual Construction [AR, CO, EN, ID]

[ 1.5 Structured LHs; BOMI 1.5 CPDs; 0.1 IDCEC CEUs ]

Traditionally, construction is a reactive process, a constant juggling act of organizing trades, vetting information from suppliers and chasing down drawings while desperately trying to keep to the client’s schedule. Conversely, BIM is a process of proactive planning beginning with the end in mind. It can be used to test design assumptions, track assets, coordinate building systems or to facilitate operation and maintenance activities, just to name a few. However, in order to take full advantage of today’s advanced BIM technologies and processes, project teams must consider 5 critical areas, that if overlooked, will diminish the value of the digital information.

This presentation will identify and expand on those 5 critical areas, explaining why they are critical to gaining maximum benefit from BIM. Attendees will gain technical insight on how and when information is entered into models and examples of information flow between platforms. The presenter will expand on Canadian and American documents and contractual tools readily available during implementation. Additionally, the presenter will highlight how to assemble and manage effective project teams and how to recognize areas of weakness in project execution planning.

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Daniel Doherty

Speaker:
Daniel Doherty, Manager of Virtual Construction, Clark Builders

Biography

Daniel is Manager of Virtual Construction at Clark Builders in Edmonton, AB. He has over 12 years experience in the AEC industry starting as a construction labourer. As an Architectural Technologist, he gained experience in the multiple facets of design and construction and played a lead role in the adoption of BIM technology. Daniel since earned his bachelor’s degree in Technology Management a Certification of Management in BIM (CM BIM). Daniel is Vice Chair of the Alberta Center of Excellence (aceBIM), and sits on the GC steering committee of CanBIM. He has presented at various BIM conferences and continues to look for innovative ways to educate the AEC industry in the benefits of virtual construction.

Tuesday, March 15 • 8:30am–10:30am • EARLY BIRD $55 / REGULAR $65 • ROOM 103

T05 – Increase the Power of Personal Communications [AR, CO, EN, ID, PD,PM]

[ 2.0 AAA Structured LHs; BOMI 2.0 CPDs; 0.2 IDCEC CEUs]

Leaders know that effective communications can mean the difference between success and failure. Robyn T. Braley will pack this seminar with practical tips and tricks that will make you a better communicator. Whether it’s 1 on 1, before large audiences, through the media or in times of crisis, you will take away basics that you can immediately implement.

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

 

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Robyn Braley

Speaker:
Robyn Braley, President, UniMark Creative

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

Tuesday, March 15 • 10:30am–11:30am • EARLY BIRD $35 / REGULAR $45 • ROOM 102

T06 – Ethonomics: The Formula for Workplace Happiness [AR, ID, PM]

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LHs; 1.0 BOMI CPDs; 0.1 IDCEC HSW CEUs ]

The new emphasis on healthy and sustainable communities, buildings, workspaces, and products represents a significant shift and new consciousness that encompasses the broadest definitions of sustainability that permeates many aspects of our lives.

This seminar expands the view of sustainability to include social and economic consciousness, with particular focus on inclusion of human health and wellness. The presenter will explore the idea that well-designed space, in all its forms – at the scale of urban planning, of building architecture, and of the technology-enabled workplace – can become a catalyst for wellness.

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Laura Lee Ross

Speaker:
Laura Lee Ross, D.I.D., LEED AP, Workplace Specialist, A&D Market Manager, Alberta, Living Building Challenge Ambassador, Teknion

Biography

Laura Lee is an Interior Designer, LEED® Accredited Professional and most recently has become an International Living Future Institute TM Ambassador with the purpose of raising awareness in regards to the restorative principles of sustainability in the built environment through the Living Building Challenge and the Living Product Challenge.

Laura Lee has been in her role since 2008 and has been an active contributor to Teknion’s workplace intelligence, offering her expertise to the design community and on numerous client projects. Laura Lee has over 18 years’ experience in course development, instruction, and one-on-one training in various subjects including: sales processes, customer service programs, operating systems, and policy and procedure programs. She has also lead numerous product knowledge, workplace planning seminars

Tuesday, March 15 • 11:00am–12:00pm • EARLY BIRD $35 / REGULAR $45 • ROOM 108

T08 – Building a Growth Driven Organization in a Volatile Economy [AR, CO, EN, ID, PD, PM]

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LHs; 1.0 BOMI CPDs; 0.1 IDCEC CEUs ]

Building a growth driven organization in a volatile economy can be accomplished. Many organizations fail to outperform the market because they have no plan, no repeatable process, and no clear vision as to how to get there. They are busy being busy and while times are good, as the saying goes “The tide floats all boats”.

This session is designed to examine the four key pillars of creating a growth driven organization that leverages the one key thing that makes everyone different – their PEOPLE. Focusing on skills, staff, structure and strategy the presenter will expand on what is required in each of those areas for growth to occur, even in a volatile economy.

Attendees will walk away with an action plan for:

  • Skills that help create growth
  • Examining the current business structure and determining if it is helping or hindering growth
  • Creating a strategy to promote growth within an organization
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Chad Banman

Speaker:
Chad Banman, President, Sandler Training

Sponsored By

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Biography

An expert in the field of sales management and sales development, Chad has been working in the professional field of sales for the past 15 years. As a dedicated lifelong learner with a Bachelor of Education degree, and a Competent Communicator Certification from Toastmasters, Chad appreciates the value of training and has firsthand experience with the success it can bring. His passion for taking talented people and giving them the skills they need is evident in the interactive experience he brings to his events. Using Sandler Training he brings real life solutions to real life problems that all sales people and sales managers face on a daily basis.

Tuesday, March 15 • 11:00am–1:00pm • EARLY BIRD $55 / REGULAR $65 • ROOM 103

T09 – Passive House Basics [AR, BC, CO, EN, ID]

[ 2.0 AAA Structured LHs; 2.0 BOMI CPDs; 0.2 IDCEC HSW-Sustainability CEUs ]

The seminar will define what a Passive House is, expanding on how the design standard is applied to different building types (single family residential, MURB’s, commercial, institutional, etc.). The presenter will discuss the requirement for careful design & high performance components, and present the business case for investment in design and the building envelope. The seminar will expand on the impact of climate and site conditions, along with examples of common issues and solutions. This presentation will also outline the energy model used in designing a Passive House.

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Michael Nemeth

Speaker:
Michael Nemeth, P.Eng, LEED AP, Bright Buildings

Biography

Michael’s background as a mechanical consulting engineer and green building designer brought him to the realization that, in terms of affordability and sustainability, we need to do a lot better with our buildings. Since that moment of clarity, Michael has been studying the Passive House standard and learning how to best apply its principles as he develops a Passive House consultancy in Saskatoon, building networks, encouraging collaboration and getting projects built. In April 2015 was named by Corporate Knights magazine as one of Canada’s top sustainability leaders under 30.

Tuesday, March 15 • 12:30pm–3:30pm • EARLY BIRD $100 / REGULAR $125 • ROOM 104

T10 – Successful Project Management Part 2: Discipline and Effective Communications [AR, CO, EN, ID, PM]

[ 3.0 AAA Structured LHs; 3.0 BOMI CPDs; 0.3 IDCEC 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 the Atocrates Project Sciences’ 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.

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.

Tuesday, March 15 • 12:30pm–2:00pm • EARLY BIRD $45 / REGULAR $55 • ROOM 107A

T11 – LEED, WELL, BOMA – The Evolving ABC’s of Green Building Labeling [AR, CO, EN, ID, SB, PM]

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LHs; 1.5 BOMI CPDs; 0.1 IDCEC HSW-Sustainability CEUs ]

The popularity of green building labeling continues to grow, and the diversity of labeling systems has grown alongside. BOMA has long focused on a practical and accessible approach, LEED targets ever-improving performance at the higher end of the market, and most recently WELL has taken direct aim at human experience. These are just a few of the options available, and the ever-emerging versions and iterations of these labeling systems have created a true alphabet soup of possibilities.

This session will break down and demystify the various green building labels available to both new and existing buildings. Key features of the latest versions of these systems will be examined. Furthermore, the concept of recertification will be introduced, in the context of a playing field that will continue to evolve over time.

Attend this presentation to:

  • Hone your roadmap of the green building labels available
  • Recognize key drivers for choosing different labels
  • Understand what it takes to keep pace with an evolving set of options
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Clayton Bond
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Ben Campbell

Speakers:
Clayton Bond, Project Specialist, WSP Canada Inc.
Ben Campbell, Project Manager, WSP Canada Inc.

Biographies

Clayton Bond

Over more than ten years Clayton’s engineering career has focused on minimizing environmental impact while applying practical technical knowledge. He is accredited as a P.Eng, LEED AP BD+C and an EnerGuide Certified Energy Advisor.

Clayton’s professional experience includes sustainability work with some significant projects in the Edmonton area including the Edmonton International Airport Expansion, the New Edmonton Remand Centre, and the Edmonton Federal Building. In addition he’s contributed to minimizing the environmental impact several schools, emergency services buildings, healthcare facilities, commercial buildings, and residential projects. He has also recently completed the design of five net zero homes in Calgary. The roles Clayton’s taken on projects are just as varied as the project types. He has worked as a project manager, sustainability (LEED) consultant, commissioning agent, renewable energy system designer, energy modeller, and residential energy advisor (EnerGuide).

Ben Campbell

Ben is committed to delivering high quality results for new and existing building projects ranging from LEED implementation to Retro-Commissioning and Energy Modeling. Inspired by each opportunity to impact a building’s journey to higher performance, he enjoys bridging the gap between the rigor of engineering and the practicalities of everyday operations. Along with confident problem solving skills afforded by an extensive background in mathematics, Ben’s diverse interests extend to economics and the physical and life sciences. Combined with experience studying and volunteering internationally, this allows Ben to approach problems in sustainability from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Tuesday, March 15 • 1:00pm–2:00pm • EARLY BIRD $35 / REGULAR $45 • ROOM 108

T12 – Acoustics from the Ground Up [AR, CO, EN, PM]

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LHs; 2.0 BOMI CPDs; 0.1 IDCEC CEUs ]

Appropriate material selection and use is an important part of the built environment. It not only provides aesthetic qualities but often must also offer functional abilities to develop mood, efficiency and comfort in the space. Acoustical comfort can be an important attribute of integrated design and this presentation will offer a holistic approach to solving design and installation issues to achieve optimum acoustical comfort based on end use. Integration solutions will be offered by ceiling, commercial furniture, flooring and sound masking consultants

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Jeff Eschak
speaker_Darlene-Helfrich
Darlene Helfrich
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Sandy Park
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Celeste Thiesen

Speakers:
Jeff Eschak, Manager – Sales Operations, RGO Office Furnishings
Darlene Helfrich, Architectural Sales Manager, CertainTeed Ceilings
Sandy Park, Regional Manager, Vibra-Sonic Control
Celeste Thiesen, Contract Specialist, Shaw Contract Group

Presented by

Biographies

Jeff Eschak

Jeff has gained a Bachelor of Science and Certified Management Account degrees which has allowed him to flourish with over 16 years’ experience in management roles. He has developed specific oversight and knowledge in Strategic Planning, Change Management and Project Management. Throughout all of these roles he has honed his skills for solving for workplace issues such as real estate optimization, building brand and culture, fostering creativity and innovation, employee attraction and engagement as well as promoting cognitive, physical and emotional wellbeing.

Darlene Helfrich

Trained as an Interior Design Technologist (NAIT), she has spent more than half her career as a manufacturer’s technical representative. Also trained as a “Certified Technical Representative”, Darlene went on to teach the Principles of Construction Documents course offered through CSC. In the past Darlene has used her sense of humor and simple approach to assist with instructing NAIT Interior Design students on Fire Codes as applicable to wall assemblies.

Being actively involved in both sides of the construction industry she has extensive experience on how to market to the Architectural community. Darlene has been actively involved in the Edmonton Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) Chapter for over 24 years. Her ultimate goal is to assist in “bridging” the gap between design and actual construction whenever possible.

Sandy Park

After receiving her Bachelor of Education degree, Sandy spent the first 9 years of her career molding and shaping the minds of elementary school students. She then transitioned to make waves, sound waves that is, with Vibra Sonic. 17 years later, she hasn’t looked back and enjoys her travels over the prairies consulting with clients.

Celeste Thiesen

Celeste is an Interior Design Technologist from NAIT and through developing education has also earned her LEED A.P. designation. She has been in the building industry for 18 years and found herself in a “circle of life” moment when she began instructing in the Interior Design Technology department at NAIT in 2007 – 2014. Sadly, Mufasa and Simba were not present for the monumental occasion. Celeste currently is a Contract Specialist with Shaw Contract Group commercial flooring focusing on work with the local Architect and Interior Design community.

Tuesday, March 15 • 1:00pm–2:30pm • EARLY BIRD $45 / REGULAR $55 • ROOM 102

T13 – Construction Law Update [AR, CO, EN, ID, PM]

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LHs; 1.5 BOMI CPDs ]

This presentation will provide a review of trending legal topics and decisions which have emerged or may emerge, affecting residential, commercial, and industrial construction projects. This presenter 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.

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Mark E. Alexander
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Emma L. Johnston

Speakers:
Mark E. Alexander, Partner, Miller Thomson
Emma L. Johnston, Associate, Miller Thomson

Biographies
TBA

Tuesday, March 15 • 1:30pm–3:00pm • EARLY BIRD $45 / REGULAR $55 • ROOM 103

T14 – How to Design and Build Energy Efficient High-Rise Buildings [AR, CO, EN, SB]

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LHs; 1.5 BOMI CPDs ]

It doesn’t take long to realize that the amount of high rises in the Edmonton skyline are increasing. Condo and office buildings are increasing in stature, while energy efficiency requirements are getting more stringent.

This presentation will discuss how high-rise buildings can begin to meet the more stringent energy codes that are now being enforced. Using current energy modeling, research and tools, this presentation will discuss how to design and build better high-rise buildings that meet code or re-zoning requirements, and reduce energy consumption.

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Rod Yeoh

Speaker:
Rod Yeoh, Principal, DIALOG

Biography

Rod brings over 25 years of experience in a broad range of project types to DIALOG. His past success with multi-disciplinary design and delivery build on the leadership and growth of DIALOG’s integrated practice.

The success in Rod’s collaborative approach is exemplified by a portfolio of sustainable, high-performance buildings. These include the award winning City of Vancouver National Avenue Works Yard, the first building to be LEED certified by the CaGBC, the Fred Kaiser Engineering Building at UBC acclaimed for its energy efficiency and several BC Hydro field operations facilities designed to meet LEED Gold and Platinum equivalents.

Rod graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario and the Yukon and in the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, Montana, and Colorado.

Feedback on Rod’s presentations has been excellent, including comments such as:

“Finally a workshop that had some content and not broad generalizations”

“Great speaker, awesome graphics and visual presentation. He knows how to present and speak to designers about the topic at hand”

Tuesday, March 15 • 2:30pm–3:30pm • EARLY BIRD $35 / REGULAR $45 • ROOM 108

T15 – Selling to the Construction Design Community [CO, EN]

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LHs, 1.0 BOMI CPDs ]

In commercial construction, design consultants are a manufacturer’s target customer. They wield great decision making powers, often deciding which base bid or approved products will be allowed on a project. This presentation offers technical representatives with an inside look at their needs, and how technical representatives can play an integrated role on a project team by providing expert advice on the suitability of products.

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Darlene Helfrich
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Cam Munro
speaker_Kevin-Osborne
Kevin Osborne

Speakers:
Darlene Helfrich, Architectural Sales Manager, Midwest Canada, CertainTeed Ceilings
Cam Munro, Standards & Specifications Specialist, Government of Alberta
Kevin Osborne, Senior Associate, Architecture | Tkalcic Bengert

Presented by

Biographies

Darlene Helfrich

Trained as an Interior Design Technologist (NAIT), she has spent more than half her career as a manufacturer’s technical representative. Also trained as a “Certified Technical Representative”, Darlene went on to teach the Principles of Construction Documents course offered through CSC. In the past Darlene has used her sense of humor and simple approach to assist with instructing NAIT Interior Design students on Fire Codes as applicable to wall assemblies.

Being actively involved in both sides of the construction industry she has extensive experience on how to market to the Architectural community. Darlene has been actively involved in the Edmonton Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) Chapter for over 24 years. Her ultimate goal is to assist in “bridging” the gap between design and actual construction whenever possible.

Cam Munro

Cam Munro’s 30-year+ diverse career has had a strong focus in construction, design, sustainability, innovation and corporate management where he has accumulated vast experience and knowledge in a wide range of markets, products and environments. Cam’s role in industry is managing the Standards and Specifications within Alberta Infrastructure for the Province, a role that oversees the development, implementation and review for design, construction and building operations.

Cam’s industry affiliations include numerous associations including CSC and CaGBC. He has made many presentations at post-secondary institutions including the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and the University of Alberta. Cam has worked with the City of Edmonton on its “The Way We Green” initiative, on proposed change review for the “National Energy Code for Buildings 2011”, with the Alberta Research Council on innovative technology and industry related forums, and in an advisory role to the Construction Sector Council’s “Sustainable/Green Construction Initiatives.

Kevin Osborne

Kevin Osborne is a Senior Associate with Architecture | Tkalcic Bengert. Kevin has significant professional experience and has managed and completed over 350 projects, specifically in design development, contract documents, construction supervision and specification writing. Kevin’s experience in the delivery of large complex projects provides clients with professional on-site representation. Kevin is well versed in the unique and complex technical and programmatic requirements of recreational, protective services, educational, cultural, industrial, multi-family residential and institutional projects. Kevin’s experience enhances our firm’s strong consultant and client relationships. As a Project Manager and Senior Technical Lead he has led the members of Architecture | Tkalcic Bengert’s technical team in the project scheduling and delivery of all technical information and documentation of the project.

Tuesday, March 15 • 2:30pm–3:30pm • EARLY BIRD $35 / REGULAR $45 • ROOM 109

T16 – Building Management 2.0: The Future of the Profession [PM]

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LHs; 1.0 BOMI CPDs ]

This panel presentation will take a future forward look at the role of Building Owners and Managers. Laying context for the next 5-10 years, panelists will explore the factors expected to shape the face of the profession. Panelists will address matters such as technology, changing demographics and the impact from a workplace and occupant perspective, heightened and changing tenant demands, tenant retention and other emerging trends such as sustainability.

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Ryan Weeks
speaker_Debra-Edwards
Debra Edwards
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Sean Graham
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Kevin Humphrys
speaker_Ana-Julio
Ana Julio

Moderator:
Ryan Weeks, Account Manager, Property and Facilities, Design Group Staffing Inc.

Panelists:
Debra Edwards, Property Manager – Office, Oxford
Sean Graham, Senior Director, Property Management, Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LLP
Kevin Humphrys, Director Leasing – Office Management, DREAM
Ana Julio, Director, Property Management, Triovest Realty Advisors

Presented by

Tuesday, March 15 • 3:00pm–4:00pm • EARLY BIRD $35 / REGULAR $45 • ROOM 102

T17 – Making the Most of Moisture Barriers [AR, BC, CO, EN]

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LHs; 1.0 BOMI CPDs ]

Modern buildings have successfully achieved better weather-tightness. Although this results in more efficient buildings, the side effects of condensation and poor air circulation can be many.

This presentation will summarize these challenges, expanding on the tools used to identify and analyze them (temperature-gradient calculation, WUFI modeling, finite-elements simulation). Taking a solutions-based approach, the speaker will present proven methodology on how to identify, solve and combat these issues in today’s built environment, including but not limited to revised wall design, foam and the use of other insulation technique, heat curtains and breathable membranes.

Furthermore, the presenter will also address matters such as the difference in building envelope design between hot and cold climates and ice-damming reduction methods. Some light will be shed on the effects of new energy codes on building envelope assemblies in Canada.

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Amir Hassan

Speaker:
Amir Hassan, Building Science Manager, WSP Canada Inc.

Biography

Amir Hassan has 20 years of experience in Building Envelope in the Middle East, Europe and North America. He has worked on very complex projects for both existing buildings and new construction. His Building Science knowledge includes work with structural glass, curtain wall design and evaluation, frameless and skylight systems, structural assessment, weather-tightness, thermal performance, and thermography. Amir holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Façade Engineering. He’s also versed with AutoCAD, Therm, WUFI, FEA and other widely utilized engineering programs.


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