Day 2 – Wednesday, March 16, 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

Wednesday, March 16 • 8:00am–10:00am • EARLY BIRD $55 / REGULAR $65 • ROOM 108

W01 – Energy Provisions in the Alberta Building Code [AR, BC, EN, CO, ID, SB]

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

New energy efficiency requirements for housing and small buildings come into force May 1 of 2016. Get ahead of the game and attend this presentation to learn about the energy provisions that will arise under section 9.36 of the Alberta Building Code over the next year.

Providing an overview of the new energy efficiency requirements, speaker Murray Frank, will address how to adhere to these changes correctly and economically. Taking a case study approach, Murray will present first hand practical knowledge on compliance paths and touch on the trials and tribulations derived from provinces that have already gone through this transition.

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Murray Frank

Speaker:
Murray Frank, President, Constructive Home Solutions

Biography

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

Wednesday, March 16 • 8:30am-9:30am • EARLY BIRD $45 / REGULAR $55 • ROOM 107A

W16 – P3s – Learning’s of Public/Private Partnerships [AR CO EN]

[ 1.5 BOMI CPDs ]

With a new government in tow that has a renewed commitment to fueling the economy through infrastructure investment and job creation, public and private projects are top of mind for Alberta’s construction industry. Attend this presentation to hear the learning’s from some of Alberta’s most significant P3 projects. Taking a case study approach, presenters will highlight the client’s driver for picking P3, what makes a successful proposal, best practices for delivery and where P3 is headed in Alberta.

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Kees Cusveller
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Brad Smid

Speaker:
Kees Cusveller, Vice President, Alternate Project Delivery, Graham
Brad Smid, Valley Line Project Director, LRT Design & Construction Infrastructure Services, City of Edmonton

Biographies

TBA

Wednesday, March 16 • 8:30am–11:30am • EARLY BIRD $100 / REGULAR $125 • ROOM 104

W02 – Contract Management Planning and Implementation [AR, CO, EN, ID, PM]

[ 3.0 AAA Structured LHs; 3.0 BOMI CPDs; 0.3 IDCEC CEUs ]

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 (Checklist)
  • Project Scope and Procurement Planning
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Market Identification
  • Risk Management
  • Solicitation Types and Planning
  • Evaluation of Tenders / Quotes and Proposals
  • Pre-Award Discussions and /or Negotiations
  • Key Components of a Contract Statement of Work
  • Contract Monitoring and Evaluation
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Court Stevens

Speaker:
Court Stevens, Principal, 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 Contract Management Planning and Implementation, 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 16 • 8:30am–9:30am • EARLY BIRD $35 / REGULAR $45 • ROOM 102

W03 – Technology Brings Construction into the World of Manufacturing [AR, CO, EN, ID, PM]

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

New software brings together the worlds of customization from conventional construction with the speed and certainty of prefabrication. This presentation will discuss how prefabricated and preassembled interior construction can drastically improve the outcome of your project, saving on time and money, heightening efficiency, and avoiding costly mistakes and design flaws.

Presenter, Mark Greffen of Ice Edge Business Solutions, will demonstrate how the videogame world has radically improved the construction world by making it work like a production line.

In this presentation you will learn:

  • How design-to-factory-to-jobsite software allows prefab to act like a construction sub-trade
  • How to evaluate a new approach to cost and delivery of interior construction by implementing virtual software acts like BIM on steroids
  • Assess what it means for the construction industry when you minimize labour hours on the job-site while maximizing quality, certainty and speed
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Mark Greffen

Speaker:
Mark Greffen, DIRTT Environmental Solutions & Ice Edge Business Solutions

Biography

Mark brings more than 12 years of manufacturing and product experience to the Ice Edge team. Mark was with SMED/Haworth for 8 years in a variety of roles, including managing product engineering, where he was responsible for implementing new products, systems and processes to support operations. Mark’s various roles in the past have involved quality control management, production management, scheduling, system development, system implementation and process development.

Wednesday, March 16 • 8:30am–10:30am • EARLY BIRD $55 / REGULAR $65 • ROOM 103

W04 – Sustainable AND Affordable: The Business Case for the Mosaic Centre and IPD [AR, CO, EN, ID, SB]

[ 2.0 AAA Structured LHs; 2.0 BOMI CPDs ]

Now complete, The Mosaic Centre for Conscious Community and Commerce stands proud in south Edmonton as the world’s most northerly net-zero office building and Alberta’s first successfully executed Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contract. Among many other firsts, what’s most impressive is that these ambitious goals were met ahead of schedule and under budget. The demand for this type of sustainable and affordable product is growing rapidly in Alberta. When this increase in demand is coupled with the imminent regulatory changes coming for the built environment, The Mosaic Centre business model becomes an important learning point for future projects.

In this presentation, the presenters, Dennis and Jennifer will share all of the ingredients in the Mosaic Centre’s special (but not secret) recipe. Taking a financial focus, they will cover the cost breakdown of the project as well as the innovative leasing strategy employed to secure project financing. In addition, the mechanics of the IPD contract model will be explored in detail with an emphasis on lessons learned and suggestions for improvements. Jennifer will provide a side-by-side comparison to a traditional project in an effort to present the case for a Better Way to build.

The presentation will conclude with speakers examining the open-source architectural and construction details that enabled The Mosaic Centre team to meet their impressive targets.

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Dennis Cuku
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Jennifer Hancock

Speakers:
Dennis Cuku, Co-Owner, The Mosaic Centre
Jennifer Hancock, Director of Innovation, Chandos Construction

Biographies

Dennis 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, was completed 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 is 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.


Wednesday, March 16 • 10:30am–12:30pm • EARLY BIRD $55 / REGULAR $65 • ROOM 108

W05 – Fenestration Fun: Demystifying the New Harmonized Window, Door and Skylight Standards [AR, BC, CO, EN, ID]

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

In the past, windows were manufactured under 3 different standards in North America, and doors and skylights were not manufactured under any standard at all. This all changed for Alberta in November of this year when the Alberta Building Code required that all windows, doors, skylights, and tubular day lighting devices be manufactured under a new, North American harmonized standard.

It was expected that this transition would have minimal impact on builders; however, the experience gained in the early adoption regions like British Columbia has shown that this transition has had a significant bearing on designers, builders and building officials.

This presentation will drill into the challenges and prepare you for the significant reduction of issues when dealing with the adherence to these new standards.  Learn about what manufacturers have gone through, understand Performance Grade, what to look for on new labels and most importantly, how to avoid costly mistakes.

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Murray Frank

Speaker:
Murray Frank, President, Constructive Home Solutions

Biography

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

Interior Design Keynote

Wednesday, March 16 • 10:30am–12:00pm • EARLY BIRD $35 / REGULAR $45 • ROOM 109

W06 – Interior Design Keynote: Designing for the Millennial in the Workplace and at Home [AR, CO, EN, ID, PM]

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

Millennials – drawn to metropolitan regions for a career and the prospect of an urban lifestyle, this generation has contributed to making YEG one of Canada’s youngest cities.

This panel presentation will take an in depth look at the nation’s most influential generation. In context of the workplace and home, this esteemed panel will narrow in on the unique psychographics of the millennial, identifying the behaviors that will be most transformative to today’s office and residential environments.

Highlighting best practices of designing for this innovation driven population, panelists will expand on technology, health and wellness, sustainability, societal and cultural influencers, in addition to the other important design preferences of this group.

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Cam Stewart
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Jennifer Jordan
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Kevin Katigbak
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Madeleine Schmidts
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Eric Termuende

Moderator:
Cam Stewart, Regional Vice President, Steelcase

Panelists:
Jennifer Jordan, Principal, Jennifer Jordan Design
Kevin Katigbak, Senior Workplace Strategist, Gensler
Madeleine Schmidts, Associate, Senior Interior Designer, DIALOG
Eric Termuende, Co-Founder and Director, Gen Y

Supported By

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Biographies
Jennifer Jordan has been working in design for over 18 years developing workplace strategies and image solutions for Canadian business leaders including Brookfield Residential, Liquor Stores General Partners, Chandos, Edmonton Economic Development, Hilton, Radisson and Best Western & Starwood Hotels worldwide.

Jennifer began her studies in 1991 and received her Bachelor of Interior Design from the University of Manitoba in 1997. Jennifer’s numerous academic honours include member of the Dean’s Honour list from 1991 through 1997 and recipient of Department Gold Medal for highest standing in 1997. Jennifer went on to complete her MBA at the University of Alberta in 2005 with a specialization in marketing and consumer behaviour.

Jennifer’s tandem interest in business and design positions her with a unique perspective offering clients workable, cost-effective design solutions together with an experienced understanding of image as it relates to the bottom line.

Jennifer brings extensive experience in brand and image development for interior architecture. A licensed interior designer with the Architect’s Association of Alberta, Jennifer acts as the Principal for Jennifer Jordan Interior Design providing full service Interior Design consulting internationally for retail , hospitality , corporate and residential projects .

When Jennifer is not working on projects, you will find her playing with her young sons, working on an art project or planning her next trip.

Wednesday, March 16 • 10:30am–12:00pm • EARLY BIRD $45 / REGULAR $55 • ROOM 102

W07 – Achieving Sustainability in Existing Buildings through Retro-Commissioning [AR, BC, CO, EN, ID, SB]

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LHs; 1.5 BOMI CPDs ]

This presentation will demonstrate how Retro-Commissioning (Re-Cx), can help achieve maximum sustainability in your existing real estate portfolio. Re-Cx can contribute to the identification of improvements in building operations and maintenance, and energy conservation measures that are fast, inexpensive and have a typical payback of less than 2 years. Be it any green buildings rating program (LEED, BOMA) or a green corporate vision, the first step is to identify how the energy and the related operational cost can be conserved.

Presenters will take a look at how most of the retrofits identified by a Re-Cx exercise may not require huge capital, are easy to implement with typically immediate impacts and thus create a win-win situation for the building owners, operators and tenants. This presentation will also share case-studies on the positive impacts a Re-Cx exercise can have on occupant health, comfort and productivity.

This presentation will provide:

  • An introduction to Re-Cx
  • Benefits of Re-Cx and its scope
  • What to expect out of Re-Cx
  • Information on how to maximize the value of Re-Cx
  • Prerequisites for successful implementation of programs like LEED, BOMA etc.
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Ali Syed
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Mark Terpstra

Speaker:
Ali Syed, Senior Energy Engineer, WSP Canada Inc.
Mark Terpstra, Project Associate, WSP Canada Inc.

Biographies

As part of the Sustainable Buildings group of WSP, Ali brings a unique perspective to the design and development of sustainable building projects. He approaches every project with an ‘integrated-design’ strategy to make the best possible use of all available resources. His experience in the synergistic application of advanced day-lighting simulations and integrated approach has helped several design teams to optimize and refine their building designs to achieve better energy performance – all while meeting stringent building/energy codes, LEED, and other project requirements. Ali strongly believes that the proper use of the right analysis tools through the design development process improves decision-making, resulting in more sustainable building designs.

Mark is motivated by the challenges and opportunities that exist within the design variation of the building industry. He is dedicated to effecting change on the energy demands and sustainability within the commercial building industry and believes the increasing social and economic drivers related to energy conservation provide an excellent avenue for collaboration and innovation. As a member of Halsall’s Green Building team, Mark has worked primarily on existing building projects. These projects have included building automation system assessments, energy and water audits, retro-commissioning, and LEED-EB applications. This work experience encompasses commercial office buildings, retail malls, and residential complexes. Prior to joining Halsall, Mark worked with building automation both in HVAC and Fire and Life Safety control systems.

Wednesday, March 16 • 11:00am–12:30pm • EARLY BIRD $45 / REGULAR $55 • ROOM 103

W08 – Collaborative Construction Management: A Case Study of Real World Results [AR, EN, CO, ID]

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LHs; 1.5 BOMI CPDs ]

Construction projects are complex, full of uncertainties, and face extremely tight timelines. Dozens of interconnected tasks and people are working simultaneously, and on top of it all, you have to watch costs, manage subs, and minimize change orders. With all of these challenges, it’s easy to get lost in the busyness and end up in silos, working alone together.

This presentation will discuss leading practices and tools used to identify and remove waste from your jobs and projects to improve cost certainty and profitability, in addition to helping you meet tight completion schedules.

To exemplify the benefits, the presenter will demonstrate how Clark Builders is utilizing collaboration on the most complex project in their company’s history.

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Dean Doige
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Mike Kluh
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Léo Lejeune
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Terry Richelhoff

Moderators:
Dean Doige, President, LightHorse Innovation Corporation
Mike Kluh, Associate Director of Productivity & Growth Services, GO Productivity

Panelists:
Don Daly, Founder & President, Territorial Electric Ltd.
John Engleder, Associate Vice President, Facilities and Development at NAIT
Léo Lejeune, Principal, Stantec
Terry Richelhoff, Vice President, Operations, Clark Builders

Biographies

Dean Doige, President of LightHorse Innovation Corporation, is a business executive with a demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in highly competitive industries, through economic uncertainties, and in both fast-paced and lean environments. Dean’s forte is leadership of rapid business transformation through innovative solutions, showcased through his impressive track record of more than 18 years of successful business initiative delivery, strategic planning, business unit development, project management, and business process re-engineering. His strong business acumen and technical aptitude coupled with a solution-driven approach have proven to be an enabler in the use of technology as a strategic differentiator to create competitive advantages. Dean’s portfolio includes leading a technology based business model and a cross functional technology innovation incubation team, providing oversight of all enterprise technology, and provides focus on strategic technology opportunities that drive positive business outcomes. Dean has overall accountability of overseeing the management of key strategic business initiatives and their related projects, assets, and people; ensuring bottom line business value is achieved. Previous to this role, Dean filled several positions within the Tyco International group of companies managing IT teams and projects throughout the Americas, Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia Dean is a Certified Engineering Technologist with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta and a member of the Construction Information Executives group. Dean has his Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Management, Diploma in Telecommunications Engineering Technology, and is pursuing a Masters in Business Administration.

Mike Kluh brings experience delivering tailored solutions for business problems across multiple industries, with a focus on business process improvement, enhancing supply chain performance, and maximizing the business value of investments in technology. He has completed projects in supply chain network optimization, distribution facility design, IT governance and system selection, and system implementation. Mike has worked on both sides of industry and consulting, holds his MBA from the University of Alberta and is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt by Deloitte.

Mike is adept at facilitating workshops with senior leaders, and is passionate about working with organizations to define their goals and design strategies for achieving them. He has spent almost a decade working in continuous improvement and business process improvement, and acutely understands the challenges of working in large, complex organizations competing in rapidly changing environments.

Terry Richelhoff, Vice president of Operations at Clark Builders is a professional civil engineer who has 30 plus years of experience in the Edmonton construction market. He has previously worked as a superintendent, design engineer and construction project manager. He has successfully led projects through procurement, design, construction and commissioning phases with a collaborative approach.

Wednesday, March 16 • 11:00am–12:00pm • EARLY BIRD $35 / REGULAR $45 • ROOM 107A

W15 – Bridging the Gap: Recruiting, Retaining and Inspiring a Multi-generational Workplace [AR CO EN ID PD PM]

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

From Baby Boomers to the Millennials, every generation is motivated and frustrated by different things. Research shows there are characteristics and events in history that helped shape each generation, making each of them unique. Figuring out how to lead the four generations in today’s workforce is extremely challenging and overwhelming.

In this session, you will:

  • Understand the unique characteristics and motivators for each generation
  • Learn strategies for communicating and effectively leading employees of all generations
  • Discover how to retain and lead each generation
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Michael Mangum

Speaker:
Michael Mangum, Senior Consultant, FMI Corporation

Biography

As a senior consultant with FMI’s Center for Strategic Leadership, Michael brings his 35+ years of experience in the construction industry to bear on the challenges confronting today’s leaders. He is particularly passionate about helping drive organizational change through strategic thought and personal transformation. Michael is a lifelong construction guy, having been born into a family construction business in Raleigh, N.C. Sunday afternoons were spent touring jobsites and playing on big tractors. Summers meant working at asphalt plants, laying pipe, and fi nishing concrete. He continued this industry involvement post-college, assuming various leadership roles including president & CEO. Engineering News-Record named him one of its 21st century leaders of the transportation industry. Still other business interests exposed him to related industries like commercial and residential development, midstream oil and gas, mobile heavy equipment telematics, and golf course design / construction / management. He has been heavily involved in corporate governance, having spoken at National Association of Corporate Director events and been instrumental in the organization and launch of two independent, outside board of directors. Michael is also a past chairman of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (2000) and led a segment of its worker health and safety initiative dealing with asphalt fumes for more than a decade. During those years, he developed close working relationships with members of organized labor, regulatory agencies and academia – in both the U.S. and Europe. Michael earned a civil engineering (construction) degree from North Carolina State University, continuing with post-graduate studies at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He has lectured in the graduate schools at both UNC and Northwestern University and is a 20+ year member of the Young Presidents Organization (“YPO”). As such, Michael has been fortunate to count some of the most outstanding business leaders in the world as his teachers.

Wednesday, March 16 • 12:30pm–3:30pm • EARLY BIRD $100 / REGULAR $125 • ROOM 104

W09 – RFPs and Proposals [AR, CO, EN, ID]

[ 3.0 AAA Structured LHs; 3.0 BOMI CPDs; 0.3 IDCEC CEUs ]

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
  • Identifying the Market including the use of Requests for Information, Expressions of Interest and Qualifications
  • Identifying the Project Scope and Establishing the RFP Requirements
  • Understanding Risk Management Planning Requirements and Process
  • Identifying Performance Measurement and Quality Assurance Requirements
  • Establishing Project Budget Options and Pricing Strategies
  • Reviewing a Typical RFP Structure and Format
  • Establishing the Proposal Evaluation Criteria and Process
  • Finalizing the RFP Package
  • Conducting and Participating in a Proponents’ Meeting
  • 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
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Court Stevens

Speaker:
Court Stevens, Principal, 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 Contract Management Planning and Implementation, 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 16 • 12:30pm–2:00pm • EARLY BIRD $45 / REGULAR $55 • ROOM 102

W10 – Introduction to the WELL Building Standard [AR, CO, EN, ID, PM]

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

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

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Punam Grewal
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Mark Terpstra

Speaker:
Punam Grewal, Project Specialist, WSP Canada Inc.
Mark Terpstra, Project Associate, WSP Canada Inc.

Biographies

As part of WSP’s Sustainability group, Punam provides design assistance, energy efficiency solutions and Measurement & Verification services for a variety of building types primarily in the new construction market. This encompasses hospitals, university buildings, government infrastructure as well as commercial retail projects. Through Measurement & Verification, Punam provides Owners with metering solutions which allow them to monitor their building’s energy use over the lifetime of the building and pinpoint areas for improvement.

Punam is committed to providing Owners with design solutions to meet their project requirements but also to integrate sustainability seamlessly into projects; her experience in both the Edmonton and Vancouver markets has provided the opportunity to work with a diverse range of stakeholders and requirements. She is excited and motivated by the variety of sustainability tools that are available in the marketplace and the opportunity it presents to aid a wider audience in pursuing their sustainability goals.

Mark is motivated by the challenges and opportunities that exist within the design variation of the building industry. He is dedicated to effecting change on the energy demands and sustainability within the commercial building industry and believes the increasing social and economic drivers related to energy conservation provide an excellent avenue for collaboration and innovation. As a member of Halsall’s Green Building team, Mark has worked primarily on existing building projects. These projects have included building automation system assessments, energy and water audits, retro-commissioning, and LEED-EB applications. This work experience encompasses commercial office buildings, retail malls, and residential complexes. Prior to joining Halsall, Mark worked with building automation both in HVAC and Fire and Life Safety control systems.

Wednesday, March 16 • 12:30pm–1:30pm • EARLY BIRD $35 / REGULAR $45 • ROOM 107A

W13 – Strategic Leadership: How Today’s Decisions will Impact Your Organization’s Future [AR, CO, EN, ID, PD, PM]

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

Strategy. Innovation. Change management. These are buzzwords in the lexicon of today’s management books. What do they really mean to leaders in the construction industry? In today’s world of constant, rapid change, it is more difficult than ever to chart a course through the uncertainty and ambiguity to ensure your organization’s success. Leaders need to think strategically to leverage the opportunities in the marketplace while avoiding the pitfalls. This interactive session will help participants learn how to capitalize on strategic opportunities, from innovative processes to monitoring the competitive landscape, to create and sustain a competitive advantage.

This interactive session will help participants:

  • Understand the difference between strategic planning and strategic thinking
  • Discover how leaders can plan for the unexpected, to ensure the long-term success of their organization Making strategic decisions to guide the organization through turbulent times
  • Predict and prepare for downstream impacts of today’s decisions
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Michael Mangum

Speaker:
Michael Mangum, Senior Consultant, FMI Corporation

Biography

As a senior consultant with FMI’s Center for Strategic Leadership, Michael brings his 35+ years of experience in the construction industry to bear on the challenges confronting today’s leaders. He is particularly passionate about helping drive organizational change through strategic thought and personal transformation. Michael is a lifelong construction guy, having been born into a family construction business in Raleigh, N.C. Sunday afternoons were spent touring jobsites and playing on big tractors. Summers meant working at asphalt plants, laying pipe, and fi nishing concrete. He continued this industry involvement post-college, assuming various leadership roles including president & CEO. Engineering News-Record named him one of its 21st century leaders of the transportation industry. Still other business interests exposed him to related industries like commercial and residential development, midstream oil and gas, mobile heavy equipment telematics, and golf course design / construction / management. He has been heavily involved in corporate governance, having spoken at National Association of Corporate Director events and been instrumental in the organization and launch of two independent, outside board of directors. Michael is also a past chairman of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (2000) and led a segment of its worker health and safety initiative dealing with asphalt fumes for more than a decade. During those years, he developed close working relationships with members of organized labor, regulatory agencies and academia – in both the U.S. and Europe. Michael earned a civil engineering (construction) degree from North Carolina State University, continuing with post-graduate studies at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He has lectured in the graduate schools at both UNC and Northwestern University and is a 20+ year member of the Young Presidents Organization (“YPO”). As such, Michael has been fortunate to count some of the most outstanding business leaders in the world as his teachers.

Wednesday, March 16 • 1:00pm–2:30pm • EARLY BIRD $45 / REGULAR $55 • ROOM 108

W11 – Building Life Safety Equipment and Systems: Verification & Commissioning [CO, EN, ID, PM]

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

This presentation will expand on Fire Alarm System Verification requirements and practices. Reviewing the requirements of the Alberta Building Code, the presenter will highlight the upcoming changes in the National Building Code, and introduce the new Verification and Commissioning Standards for Canada.

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Frank Kurz

Speaker:
Frank Kurz, Executive Director, The Fire Protection Technicians Network

Biography

Frank Kurz is a fire alarm system Verifier with thirty years of experience and is the Executive Director (and Founder) of the Fire Protection Technicians Network. He Chairs the Education Committee for the BC Chapter of CFAA, as well as the Working Group for CAN/ULC-S536 and CAN/ULC-S537 (Standards for Fire Alarm Inspection & Testing and Fire Alarm Verification respectively). He is also a member of the ULC Master Committee for Fire Alarm Equipment and Systems and is an active participant in the Working Groups for CAN/ULC-S524 (Standard for Installation of Fire Alarm Systems), CAN/ULC-S561 (Standard for Installation and Services for Fire Signal Receiving Centres and Systems), and CAN/ULC-S1001 (Standard for Integrated Systems Testing for Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems). He lives and works in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, is happily married (32 years), has two sons and three grandchildren.

Wednesday, March 16 • 1:00pm–2:00pm • EARLY BIRD $35 / REGULAR $45 • ROOM 104

W12 – Managing Efficient, Cost Effective Real Estate Decisions and their Impact on Employees [AR, CO, EN, ID, PM]

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

Managing efficient, cost effective real estate decisions in a tight labour market brings its own unique set of challenges. Most organizations measure Employee Engagement with an understanding that engaged employees are more loyal, more productive and provide better service to clients – all of which contribute to the bottom line. At the same time, Real Estate groups are constantly challenged to reduce the costs of real estate, to ‘do more with less’, and consider new workplace alternatives based on their financial advantages. Employees, however, are not always thrilled with the changes.

This session will explore how to engage employees and leaders in the process of workplace change and solution development. This will include a discussion of critical partnerships within organizations, stakeholder analysis and an overview of formal Workplace Change Management methods.

This presentation will expand on:

  • Approaches to succeed with workplace cost reduction initiatives
  • Methods to achieve employee support
  • Structured change management methods that can be integrated into every workplace
  • Case studies and their proven methodology
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Robyn Baxter

Speaker:
Robyn Baxter, Vice President, Consulting, HOK

Biography

Robyn Baxter has over 25 years of experience helping clients develop effective workplace strategies. Her collaborative relationships with clients help bridge the gap between their organizational goals, user needs, and workplace strategy. She brings HOK’s vast knowledge and research to organizations that are redefining their work environments. As an Interior designer and a Prosci Change management Certified professional, Robyn speaks at university, business and design events on generations at work, workplace culture and space, alternative work strategies, and the case for a strategic workplace. “Organizations are searching for more meaningful solutions. Corporate real estate understands the need for efficiency, flexibility and cost management, while business units and human resources are concerned with enhancing business outcomes, attracting top talent and engaging staff. Solving these complex problems requires new thinking, a different engagement process and an approach that integrates business processes, technology, and human resources with real estate in a much more integrated and intentional way.” Clients include: City of Calgary, Shell Canada, ATB Financial, Manitoba hydro, Grant MacEwan University, General Electric London UK & Norwalk Connecticut, and Hatch Engineering.

Wednesday, March 16 • 2:30pm–3:30pm • EARLY BIRD $35 / REGULAR $45 • ROOM 102

W14 – Lean Project Delivery “Empowering Teams to deliver WOW Projects” [AR, CO, EN, ID, SB]

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LHs; 1.0 BOMI CPDs ]

This seminar will discuss and expand on Lean Project Delivery. Based upon lean manufacturing principles, eliminating waste, drastically improving productivity and building a culture of continuous improvement, many top construction firms are adopting LPD to enhance their market advantage, manage cost and schedule predictability, and to reduce and manage risk, among other factors.

Speaker, Murray Guy, will present:

  • The business case for LPD
  • The elements of the Lean Project Delivery system
  • Benefits of and what is achievable with this system
  • First hand practical knowledge derived from case study examples
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Murray Guy

Speaker:
Murray Guy, CEO, Integrated Designs, Lean Learning Laboratory

Biography

Murray is the founder and CEO of Integrated Designs and EcoSmart Developments companies that specialize in breaking down barriers to high performance buildings through innovation and utilizing lean and more integrated project delivery processes. By creating a high performance team that is passionate about getting green done we are able to deliver some of the industry’s most challenging projects at less cost than a traditional build. By creating exceptional value for our clients, we develop strong business relationships that result in repeat business.


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