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Archives: Seminar Listing for 2013 Show

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PM [Property Management] - AD [Architecture & Design]
CO [Construction & Renovation] - PD [Professional Development] - GR [Green]

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

All seminars are recognized for CEU credit by the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC). Participating associations include ARIDO, ASID, IDA, IDC, IDEC and IIDA.

Day 1

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • 8:30am – 10:00am

[BOMI=1.5CPDs; AAA=1.5 Structured]

$45

T01 - Using the Civil Enforcement Act of Alberta to Recover Outstanding Debts/Liens [PM]

This presentation is for commercial landlords, residential landlords, property managers, renovation companies, builders and suppliers who would like to learn more about their collection options under the Civil Enforcement Act of Alberta. Topics of discussion: What can be seized and sold in the Province of Alberta to pay outstanding rent, a builder's lien or a judgment for unpaid services? If you have ever found yourself with a client who is not paying your invoice or a problem tenant who is not paying their rent– this presentation is for you.

Presenter:
Patricia Wilson, Director, Civil Enforcement, Consolidated Civil Enforcement Inc.

Biography: [more]

Patricia Wilson has been a Civil Enforcement Agent with Consolidated Civil Enforcement Inc. for 13 years. Patricia currently holds the position of Director of Civil Enforcement with Consolidated Civil Enforcement Inc. and is a well-known and highly respected member of the civil enforcement industry in Alberta. Patricia has managed more than 18,000 civil enforcement files over the past 13 years and is often called upon to speak at/provide training sessions on behalf of the Canadian Bar Association and numerous law firms through-out Alberta.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • 8:30am – 11:30am

[BOMI=3.0CPDs; AAA=3.0 Structured]

$150

T02 - Contract Management Planning and Implementation [PM CO PD]

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

Presenter:
Court Stevens, Principal, Stevens Consulting Group Inc.

Biography: [more]

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

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • 8:30am – 10:00am

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

$45

T03 - Interior Design Keynote Panel: Workplace 20/20 [AD]

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Hear from four internationally recognized leaders from four different perspectives of the office design industry about how they are building the workplace of the future, today. Learn how they are creating efficient, safe and smart spaces and how the workplace is about more than just function. The panelists will debate how they see the workplace evolving and discuss what factors must be considered to meet the new demands and expectations for the finished product. How are design teams marrying design and space requirements; what changes in the workforce are influencing decisions; what are the continued growing needs of a modern business and their employees; and does function have to override style? Attendees will learn the answers to these questions and discover tomorrow's workplace today.

Open your eyes to what tomorrow holds for workplace design and become a leader in your industry.


Susan Wiggins

Robyn Baxter

Geoff de Bruijn

Sharon Martens

Kay Sargent

Moderator:
Susan Wiggins, Chief Executive Officer, Interior Designers of Canada

Panel:
Robyn Baxter, VP, Strategic Accounts & Consulting, HOK
Geoff de Bruijn, Vice-President of Corporate Services and Sustainability, TELUS
Sharon Martens, Principal, MartensGroup
Kay Sargent, Vice President Architecture, Design and Workplace Strategies, Teknion

Biographies: [more]

Susan Wiggins: A career executive, Susan Wiggins has worked tirelessly on behalf of the interior design profession. From 2001 to 2009, Susan was Executive Director for the Association of Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), during which time she celebrated such accomplishments as getting the Ontario Practice Act to second reading in 2006 and spearheading a restructuring of interior design provincial associations in an effort to create a strong, unified voice for the profession in Canada.

Her role as CEO of Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) has allowed Susan to represent the profession nationally and internationally, speaking at numerous association and industry events, and serving on a number of local, provincial and national committees, while focusing on government relations, volunteer development and strategic management. Working with and learning from the many dedicated interior designers Susan has met over the years is her inspiration to continually advance the profession. In 2011, Susan was awarded the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Leadership Award of Excellence and the Ryerson School of Interior Design's Recognition of Achievement.

Robyn Baxter: As an industry leader in Workplace Transformation, Robyn Baxter has been helping clients develop effective workplace design and strategy for 28 years. In collaboration with clients, Robyn connects the impacts of the workplace on employee and organizational effectiveness, bringing a wealth of knowledge and research to clearly define an organization's goals, current and future user needs, technology integration needs and strategic design direction. Robyn's clients have included many business sectors including energy, higher education, consumer goods, financial, public institutions, and healthcare.

In addition to her role as HOK's Regional Practice Lead for Consulting, Robyn speaks at university, business and design events, on: generations at work, workplace culture and space, workplace trends, alternative work strategies, and workplace change engagement.

Geoff de Bruijn: Since joining TELUS in 2001, Geoff has overseen the implementation of numerous strategic programs including Work Styles, TELUS' highly successful mobile workforce solution launched in 2006. In his current role as Vice President of Corporate Services and Sustainability, Geoff leads a national team of over 100 professionals and his portfolio includes executing on TELUS real estate consolidation strategy.

Under Geoff's leadership, the team is responsible for retrofitting existing real estate assets and managing new construction to a minimum of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold. Amongst other projects, Geoff currently oversees the construction of two significant LEED Platinum developments: TELUS Garden in Vancouver and TELUS Sky in Calgary.

Geoff's support of environmentally advanced programs and projects contributed to TELUS being recognized with the BC Hydro Power Smart Excellence award for outstanding sustainability initiatives. Additionally, TELUS has been named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for two consecutive years by Mediacorp.

Sharon Martens' innovative spirit, inspired leadership, and principled business practices have enabled MartensGroup to become synonymous with design leadership, focused client service and the delivery of exceptional value to Clients.

Recognized early on in her career for her expertise as a strategic planner and design director, Sharon brings over 35 years of senior consulting experience to MartensGroup's Clients. She has directed a number of Western Canada's most challenging and high profile interior design projects, and, in the process, has introduced innovative thinking and design solutions to the Calgary marketplace.

Sharon is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, School of Interior Design within the Facility of Architecture, 1978 and has been a Licensed Interior Designer of the Alberta Association of Architects since 1984. She is a registered member of AAA, IDC, IDA, ARIDO, IIDA, IFMA, BOMA, NAIOP, CaGBC and USGBC. Sharon has been a founding member of Alberta College of Art and Design President's Circle (2005 to present). In 2010 she judged the ARIDO Awards and 2012 judged the IDIBC's Awards. She has been a judge for BOMA's Building of the Year and Pinacle Awards for the past 5 years.

Kay Sargent brings over 27 years of experience as a practicing design professional. Kay studied interiors at a Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and environmental design at Parsons School of Design in New York. She has served on the International Boards of IIDA, NCQLP and NCIDQ and is an active member of CREW, CoreNet and IFMA. Kay is an award winning designer who lecturers regularly, teaches at the University level, serves on several Advisory Boards and has authored several articles.

Kay is Teknion's Vice President of Architecture, Design and Workplace Strategies.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • 11:00am – 12:30pm

[BOMI=1.5CPDs; AAA=1.5 Structured]

$45

T04 - Recent Developments in Construction Law for Industry Participants [CO]

Across industry sectors, all participants should know the latest legal developments arising from and affecting the construction context. This seminar will cover a range of legal subject matter from legislative and policy initiatives on green building, best practices in contracting, approaches to risk management and intellectual property reform. This is the legal tool kit for construction industry professionals.

Presenter:
Samantha Kernahan, Legal Counsel, McLennan Ross LLP

Biography: [more]

Samantha Kernahan is a Senior Associate with McLennan Ross LLP, practicing in the area of Corporate Commercial Securities. Samantha assists clients with diverse matters including procurement and contracting, incorporation and governance, corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, protection and commercialization of intellectual property and commercial risk management. Samantha is a registered trade-mark agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and routinely advises clients on trade-mark protection, domain name disputes and proprietary brand management.

Prior to joining the firm, Samantha practiced as General Counsel and Legal Counsel, Technology Commercialization, respectively, at two of the largest universities in Alberta. In both of these roles, Samantha advised executive officers on commercial and intellectual property issues including those arising from the management of construction projects. Her practice experience within the large post-secondary institutional environment means that Samantha is able to recognize and respond to the legal concerns of a diverse client base.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • 11:00am – 12:30pm

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

$45

T05 - Real Estate Market Outlook Panel [PM]

What can we expect in the Calgary and Alberta real estate market over the next 2 years? Get an inside look at Calgary's real estate market sectors – office, industrial, retail and global properties. Hear from industry experts as they explore what opportunities and threats face the Calgary commercial real estate market and gain insight into the trends and issues you need to understand.


Mark Kolke

Joe Binfet

Ryan Haney

Jay de Nance

Moderator:
Mark Kolke, Associate, MaxComm Realty Advisors 

Panel:
Office: Joe Binfet, Managing Director, Colliers International
Industrial: Ryan Haney, Vice President, Industrial, CBRE Limited
Retail: Jay de Nance, Director of Tenant Services, Fairfield Commercial Real Estate Inc.
Investment Outlook: Mark Kolke, Associate, MaxComm Realty Advisors

Biographies: [more]

Mark Kolke has been working in real estate finance, management, leasing, sales and consulting work in Alberta for thirty years. An office leasing and infrastructure specialist, he is associated with the MaxWell Realty group. He advises tenants, buyers, developers and institutional clients on issues involving residential developments, commercial real estate and public private partnerships (P3s). He also assists buyers and users to acquire land, investment properties, build-to-suit and education facilities. His communications firm, MaxComm Communications publishes industry observations and articles as well as a weekly newsletter, FACILITYCalgary, where he writes primarily about commercial and residential real estate, oil and gas and social issues.

Joe Binfet is the Managing Director of Colliers International, located in Calgary having joined the firm in October, 2008. Joe is responsible for the direction, management, and revenue generation for the Colliers Brokerage Division. Joe provides leadership to the sales and leasing divisions within the Downtown, Suburban, Retail, Industrial and Investment service groups. Joe is committed to the organic growth of all service lines through recruiting and the expansion of Colliers' market share. Joe is aligned to maintaining the Colliers brand as the number one leader in commercial real estate services in Calgary. Joe brings extensive international sales and management experience to his role as Managing Director.

Prior to joining Colliers, Joe was the Global Sales Manager of Heraeus Precious Metals - a world leader in industrial precious metals with 11,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues in excess of 2 billion Euros. As Global Sales Manager, Joe was responsible for the sales management and revenue generation of a global sales network in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.

Ryan Haney is Vice President, Industrial at CBRE Limited in Calgary. Ryan has built a solid reputation in the market since joining CBRE in 2003 by continually delivering effective solutions to his clients through his strong market knowledge, competitive spirit and attention to detail. With extensive experience in both leasing and sales, he has shown the ability to complete tough assignments that create win-win scenarios for all parties involved. Ryan has been recognized as a Top-10 Producer in the Calgary office every year since 2008 and was recognized as Top-50 Producer in Canada in 2009.

Jay de Nance is a successful commercial real estate professional who has brought his ability to win as an athlete to the Fairfield Commercial Team. Jay de Nance is an Alberta based retail real estate professional with specialized expertise in retail real estate. Mr. de Nance has earned a reputation for excellence in retail leasing as illustrated by the numerous projects and lease transactions completed on behalf of retailers and building owners across Alberta. Canada's leading building owners and local, regional and national retailers seeking space in the Alberta market depend on Mr. de Nance's expertise.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • 12:00pm – 1:00pm

[IDCEC=0.1CEU; BOMI=1.0CPD; AAA=1.0 Structured]

$45

T06 - Moving to Regenerative Design and Development [AD GR]

The way we design and build houses and neighbourhoods impacts individual and community health. Human development and wellbeing are dependent on the relationships between the built and natural environments. As architects, designers, and developers, you have the power to change the way health is experienced with the places you create. Ideal houses and neighbourhoods evolve from an understanding of fundamental human needs, transposing the relationships within the natural ecosystem of the human body to the design of The Bio-ecological House and The Biotechnology of Communities.

The objectives of this presentation:

  • To explore the circle of life within the context of three interrelatedecosystems: the human body, the house, and the neighbourhood.
  • To present the principles of healthy house design to foster the relationships and interactions necessary for optimized individual development and growth.
  • To present the principles of healthy neighbourhood design that will facilitate the emergence of an ecosystem in which each person, from babies to elders, can thrive.

Presenter:
Laura-Belle Robinson, Design Consultant, PlaceShaping

Biography: [more]

Laura-Belle Robinson has been called a visionary, an innovator, and a changemaker. Her design and consulting work mesh design principles with the determinants of health and the biotechnology of communities to shape places – ecosystems – for individual and societal wellbeing. "It takes a village..." Beyond the raising of a child, the village provides the necessary preconditions for healthy development through all stages of the life cycle. Its genius is in the minute relationships between people and place. Laura-Belle's genius lies in her ability to shape "village" environments – houses, neighbourhoods, and workplaces – that enable life potential and ennoble the human spirit.

In addition to collaborating on the development of an intentional community project, she is currently working with a network of doctors and clinicians to identify the social pathologies that generate illness and the opportunities for supporting the health of residents in the areas they serve.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • 12:30pm – 2:00pm

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

$45

T07 - Crises Communication: Managing the Risk [PM AD CO PD]

When disaster happens, you're never fully prepared. You will never know how deeply the devastation will cut into your soul until the unthinkable happens to you. Your future livelihood stands in ruins. The lives of employees and their families may be changed forever. And then, you think of your customers and the impact on them.

Robyn T. Braley's Crises Communication seminar prepares small business operators for the unthinkable. He takes them through a step-by-step process that results in a plan tailored for their business. A ready-to-launch crisis response plan can save thousands in the event their business is severely impacted by a natural or manmade disaster.

Whatever the circumstance, your business needs to get your messages out sooner than later. Telling your story from your perspective will mitigate financial loses and protect brand equity. To maintain customer loyalty, they must communicate what is happening now and what will happen in the coming months. The seminar begins by helping participants identify the people who are most important to their business. Organizing people into groups is the first stage of beginning a communications grid.

The emphasis should be on people; employees, their families, and customers. Show genuine compassion, concern, and leadership. Crises messaging state what is known, calm fears of the unknown, and demonstrate confidence to employees, customers, investors, neighbors, and the community. All forms of traditional and new media (social media, website) should be used to tell your story.

The speaker will show you how to develop a crises communication plan, a mainstream media plan, and provide tips for working with social media. Those who attend will be equipped with the basics to protect their business when bad things happen to good people.

Presenter:
Robyn Braley, President, UniMark Creative

Biography: [more]

Robyn T. Braley is a writer, speaker, and communications specialist. He is known for his humor, knowledge, insight, and meaningful observations based on his broad personal experience. Robyn explains complex marketing concepts in ways that are easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement . He is frequently booked as a media guest and keynote speaker.

Robyn Braley is also the President of UniMark Creative Services. UniMark is a full service agency specializing in Website Design, Video Production, Media and other communications services. He injects real life stories drawn from working with clients in commercial construction, oil & gas, manufacturing, retail and the not-for-profit sectors.

Before cofounding UniMark in 1993 he was a broadcast professional in TV and radio. He posts a weekly marketing blog and is frequently published in trade, professional, and lifestyle magazines.

Robyn has served on boards for various political, community and faith based organizations. He has been recognized by local and international service awards. He is an active member of Rotary International. He is married to Meg and lives in Calgary.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • 12:30pm – 2:00pm

[BOMI=1.5CPDs; AAA=1.5 Structured]

$45

T08 - Women and Leadership [CO]

Women in the construction industry are growing in numbers and playing a greater role in forming the core management and organizational structure of Calgary companies. This changing face of a traditionally male dominated industry has its benefits.

Members of Calgary Construction Association's Women in Construction Committee share their experiences of these benefits while leading a round table discussion about stepping up to positions such as CEOs, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Project Managers, and Lawyers.


Jill Drader

Kim Connell

Joanne Foster

Serena Pockar Holbrook

Trish Steele

Jo-Anne Teed

Moderator:
Jill Drader, Founder, Women in Work Boots

Panel:
Kim Connell, VP of Construction Strategies, CANA Construction
Joanne Foster, Chair of Women in Construction (CCA), Project Manager, Bird Construction
Serena Pockar Holbrook, General Manager & CFO, Pockar Group of Companies
Trish Steele, Senior In-House Legal Counsel, Flynn Canada Ltd.
Jo-Anne Teed, Vice President, Universal Flooring Systems Ltd.

Biography: [more]

Jill Drader is a Journeyman Tile Setter by trade and holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Calgary. She has been working as an educator and coach in the construction industry since 2009. Women In Work Boots was created to provide more positive resources to women looking to make careers in the skilled trades through the 100 Women Who Work project. www.womeninworkboots.ca

Kim Connell grew up in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia and attended Dalhousie University where she achieved a Bachelor of Mathematics in 1993 and then went on to the Technical University of Nova Scotia where she obtained a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in the Co-op program in 1996. Kim Connell is a Professional Engineer and Gold Seal Certified Project Manager with over 18 years of experience in managing construction and land development projects including high-rise, hotels, commercial and institutional properties. Kim currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Calgary Construction Association and holds her LEED AP Designation. Beginning her career she held the role of Construction / Project Manager managing a number of hotel and commercial projects with W.M. Fares and Associates and Pacrim Developments Joining CANA Construction in 2001 as a Construction Manager, Kim was involved in the managing the interiors and FFE portion of the Calgary Courts Centre, a $315M project, along with the Mount Royal University West Wing Expansion and Calgary Crowfoot Library. In 2008 Kim took the role of Senior Pre-Construction Manager managing CANA's Pre-Construction and Estimating Departments. 2013 Kim was promoted to Vice President Construction Strategies. In her executive capacity Kim's role includes managing the estimating and pre-construction services department. She oversees budget and schedule development, value engineering, tendering and CANA's proposal responses.

Joanne Foster is a project manager with Bird Construction and has over 23 years experience in commercial construction project management.She has extensive experience in commercial, institutional, retail, multi-tenant residential, industrial, and civil sectors. Joanne is responsible for achieving the overall project objectives including both office and field activities and managing successful teams.

Serena Pockar Holbrook is an Owner, General Manager and CFO of the privately held Pockar Group of Companies which include a Masonry business and Real Estate portfolio. Serena was the first female Chair of the Calgary Construction Association in its 68 year history. She participates on numberous Boards and Committees and brings insight into the challenges and rewards of working in a male dominated family business and construction community.

Trish Steele is Senior In-house Legal Counsel for Flynn Canada Ltd., a building envelope contractor with offices across Canada. Prior to joining Flynn Trish practiced corporate law in private practice for over 20 years.

Jo-Anne Teed and her husband John were involved in different aspects of the construction industry prior to opening Universal Flooring Systems Ltd. in 1997. Three years of University education and a willingness to turn her hand to anything and everything helped in her role as partner in a growing flooring supply and installation company. Jo-Anne has worn many hats within the company-from forklift driver to CFO.

Mrs. Teed is actively involved in a number of industry associations. She has held a position on the board of the Alberta Floor Covering Association for many years and is currently Vice-President. In 2004

Jo-Anne took on the role of Presiding Officer of the Provincial Advisory Committee for Floor Covering Apprenticeship. During her two terms as P.O. she worked to re-establish apprenticeship training in her industry. She continues to sit on the PAC as a board member. Mrs. Teed is also Vice President/President Elect for EWI Calgary and is active with other associations within her community.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • 12:30pm – 2:00pm

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

$45

T09 - The Rise of the Human Factor [AD]

The past four years we have been so focused on reducing cost, the impact of technology and making our buildings sustainable that we are forgetting who we are designing for…people. Many office-based workers are not living healthy lives today. True, greener buildings are healthier for the occupant but that's not enough. Sitting stagnantly at a desk staring at a computer all day is killing us faster than anything else. Distractions, the constant "pinging" of technology, and the lack of privacy are negatively impacting productivity. We need to refocus on the worker, and getting them engaged and empowering them to move business forward today. Hence, a new movement is a foot to do just that.

Participants will learn about the state of well-being today and the impact our behaviors have on us. We will address how to design spaces to get us moving and more engaged; and improve our well-being. And we will discuss the opportunities and challenges in providing healthier spaces today. By the end of the session, participants will understand the issues impacting us today and how to design to improve them.

We will identify the opportunities to increase mobility, both internally and externally, to empower the worker and improve the work environment by giving them choices. By the end of the session participants will understand the issues surrounding when, how, and where we work. Participants will also learn the key elements of working in a matter that creates balance successfully.

We will discuss ways to get technology in check so that we are running it, instead of it running us. We will be looking at the impact technology has on us, how it effects our work, and how we can work with it to be smarter while still being in control and have some balance. By the end of the session, participants will have action items on how to rethink the use of technology.


Kay Sargent

Presenters:
Kay Sargent, Vice President Architecture, Design and Workplace Strategies, Teknion

Biography: [more]

Kay Sargent brings over 27 years of experience as a practicing design professional. Kay studied interiors at a Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and environmental design at Parsons School of Design in New York. She has served on the International Boards of IIDA, NCQLP and NCIDQ and is an active member of CREW, CoreNet and IFMA. Kay is an award winning designer who lecturers regularly, teaches at the University level, serves on several Advisory Boards and has authored several articles.

Kay is Teknion's Vice President of Architecture, Design and Workplace Strategies.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • 1:00pm – 4:00pm

[BOMI=3.0CPDs; AAA=3.0 Structured]

$150

T10 - Negotiating Effectively [PM CO PD]

Most business transactions, including contract and project management and monitoring issues, building working relationships, mediating disputes and conflicts and making deals are determined and resolved through effective negotiations. How can you improve your ability to make collaborative deals, influence decisions, build better working relationships and resolve problems?

This presentation will include an overview of the following topics:

  • Distinguishing interest-based from positional-based negotiations.
  • Common behavioural and communication styles.
  • Types and styles of negotiations – win-win versus win-lose.
  • Negotiation planning and preparation.
  • Developing an influencing strategy.
  • Negotiation techniques to consider.
  • Deceptive tactics to watch for.
  • Types of questions, questioning techniques and information gathering.
  • Concessions and bargaining tactics.
  • How to negotiate through deadlocks and impasses – mediating differences.
  • Team negotiations and tactics.

Presenter:
Court Stevens, Principal, Stevens Consulting Group Inc.

Biography: [more]

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

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

[BOMI=1.5CPDs; AAA=1.5 Structured]

$45

T11 - Specifying Successful Concrete Floors [AD CO]

This comprehensive presentation will include a complete review of specifying concrete floors including a review of CSA concrete standard requirements, preconstruction planning, concrete mixes, reinforcing, architectural floor finishes, F Number tolerances, jointing details and problem avoidance strategies.

The presentation will be made by Geoff Kinney, executive director of the Concrete Floor Contractors Association of Canada, CSA A23.1 technical committee chairman for concrete placing, finishing and curing.

Presenter:
Geoff Kinney, Executive Director, Concrete Floor Contractors Association of Canada

Biography: [more]

Geoff Kinney is the Executive Director of the Concrete Floor Contractors Association of Canada and the Cement Finishing Labour Relations Association of Ontario.

Prior to joining the industry associations in 2007, Geoff was the manager of the concrete floor division of Duron for more than 20 years.

Geoff has been a member of the Canadian concrete standard CSA A23.1 since 1992 and is currrently the technical subcommittee chairman responsioble for "concrete placing, finishing and curing".

Geoff has been involved in every aspect of concrete floor industry and he is very thankful to be here to speak with you today.

Geoff's role at the CFCA is to help owners and specifiers define and build better concrete floors on behalf of its industry quality leaders.

Geoff graduated from Ryerson University in 1985, has been married for more than 25 years, lives in suburban Toronto and hopes to win the lottery some day.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • 2:30pm – 4:00pm

[BOMI=1.5CPDs; AAA=1.5 Structured]

$45

T12 - Pushing the Sustainability Mandate Through City Lead Development Initiatives [AD GR]

The Office of Land Servicing & Housing maximizes community value through the triple bottom line development of industrial, business park, surplus schools sites, Transit Oriented Developments lands & in the creation of affordable housing for Calgarians. This session explores the evolution from traditional city lead land development to newer projects that incorporate a sustainable development approach that integrates land, energy, & water systems. Examples will include industrial & business park developments that have begun investigating Eco-Industrial objectives, Transit Oriented Developments, & the reclamation of a now inner city military airfield brownfield project.


Chris Connor

Scott Pickles

Presenters:
Chris Connor, Project Manager, Land Services, Office of Land Servicing & Housing, The City of Calgary
Scott Pickles, Coordinator Business Services, Office of Land Servicing & Housing, The City of Calgary

Biographies: [more]

Chris Conner is Civil Engineer who has been working in the land development industry for the past 8 years on various residential, civic and industrial projects. Recent work has focused on redevelopment of Brownfield sites and the incorporation Eco Design.

Scott Pickles' career has spanned from working in a sustainable design architectural firm, a green development company to now leading an internal multidisciplinary team at The City of Calgary responsible for the delivery of innovative real estate solutions.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • 2:30pm – 4:00pm

[BOMI=1.5CPDs; AAA=1.5 Structured]

$45

T13 - Leaking Buildings: Serious Liability and an Opportunity [PM CO]

Water penetration in buildings is the most common building envelope defects, seriously compromising the value of the property. If you were the designer or builder, you would be responsible for the problem and will be required to undertake remediation at your cost. If you were not involved with the building, then there is also a great opportunity to be involved with the rehabilitation of the building envelope, either as a consultant or construction manager.

This presentation will identify the most common errors in design and construction that cause building envelope failures and due diligence strategies. It will also discuss huge potential opportunities for building envelope rehabilitation as a professional consultant and involvement with its rehabilitation. Obviously credentials and experience is important as well as using the appropriate tools for investigating building envelope problems.

Presenter:
Tang Lee, Professor, Environmental Design, University of Calgary

Biography: [more]

Tang Lee teaches building science, architecture, indoor air quality, mechanical and civil engineering at several universities in Canada and abroad. He serves on several committees of Health Canada, National Research Council of Canada, Canadian Standards Association, Canadian Construction Materials Centre, and help upgrade the training manual for safety codes officers. He conducts building envelope failures, indoor air quality problems, acoustics and lighting as it pertains to health standards and qualified as an expert witness in civil and criminal cases.

Tang Lee is also an architect designing healthy and sustainable buildings as well as planning of eco-villages. He helped prepare a report for the Canadian Human Rights Commission called, "The Medical Perspective on Environmental Sensitivities".

 

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • 2:30pm – 4:00pm

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

$45

T14 - Guided Tour of LED and OLED Technology [PM AD]

How do you know who to believe? This session will be an in-depth review of Solid State lighting sources and how they are impacting lighting products today and in the future. Starting with a basic overview of how the technology works and the challenges of designing products to use it we will go through how LED technology is changing the lighting industry. We will look at the promise of LED, the promises of manufacturers, and why they are not always the same. We will also look at OLED technology and where this exciting new technology may lead. Participants will leave with the right questions to ask when evaluating LED products.

Presenter:
Maarten Mulder, Solutions Sales Manager, Acuity Brands Lighting

Biography: [more]

Maarten has worked for Acuity Brands in the role of regional Sales Manager supporting the specification community in Western Canada for 13 years. Before that he worked three years at Ledalite as Product Manager. Maarten has a Master of Science in Lighting from the Lighting Research Center in Troy, NY, where he worked after graduation on a wide variety of research including the effects of light on Circadian Rhythms, energy efficient lighting technologies, daylighting controls, and egress lighting. Maarten has published several research papers about egress lighting, exit signs, and daylighting, and has been a member of the IESNA since 1994.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

[BOMI=1.5CPDs; AAA=1.5 Structured]

$45

T15 - Multi-Dimensional Approach to Sustainable Building and Design [AD CO GR]

Session Sponsored By

Are innovative ideas keeping you awake at night? Struggling to find funding to complete your R&D initiative? Need expertise in green building products or programs? SAIT's Green Building Technology (GBT) research group works on Net Zero and Passive House Energy design and construction, building energy management and verification, building integrated renewable energy training, research and product development, architectural ecology, including water and waste conservation, non-potable filtration and finally the design, prototype and testing of materials and advanced component assemblies. Through SAIT's Applied Research department, industry has access to SAIT researchers, instructors, students, resources and facilities for applied research and innovation opportunities, technology development and transfer, and project collaboration. Join us to discuss your green building objectives and a sample of how we have helped industry meet their goals.

Presenter:
David Silburn, Research Associate-Green Building Technologies, SAIT Polytechnic

Biography: [more]

David Silburn, M.Arch, is an intern architect and Research Associate in Applied Research and Innovation Services at SAIT Polytechnic. He has developed and managed the GBT research initiative since 2009, and has taught and developed course & program curricula for Energy and Construction programs, non profits and NRCan's Building Canada program. David acts as designer, construction manager and technical consultant for the Discovery series Net Zero homes while working with multiple industry partners to design, fabricate and introduce building integrated renewable technologies and advanced envelope assemblies into the market. Select publications and roles include Principal Designer- ENMAX SolAbode., Principal designer Discovery 5 Net Zero home, Designer Fort Simpson Arctic NZE House in addition to multiple reports to Federal and Provincial government on Near Zero, Net Zero and Energy Efficiency Component Assemblies. Silburn received the Custom Project of the Year award from the Net Zero Coalition for his work on the Discovery 4 home and a DIRTT Innovation award for the design, development and prototype of a solar thermal evacuated tube balustrade.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • 2:00pm – 3:00pm

[BOMI=1.0CPD; AAA=1.0 Structured]

$45

T16 - Modular Construction - Past, Present & Future [CO]

Session Sponsored By

The presentation will start with the history of modular construction in Canada. We will then examine innovative modular building methods currently in use by Modus and other modular construction companies and the inherent advantages. As well, we will look at advanced modular construction practices being developed in Europe and elsewhere. The presentation will wrap up with a question and answer session.

Presenter:
Cal Harvey, Director of Operations, Modus Inc.

Biography: [more]

Cal Harvey is the Director of Operations for the Modus Group of Companies. Modus uses an advanced modular construction method to build camps, hotels, classrooms, mini-schools, telecoms and other commercial buildings.

Cal is an experienced, battle-tested construction executive with an MBA and an extensive background in project management, land development and commercial construction throughout Western Canada. He has delivered over $500 million in projects on time and on budget.

An avid sailor who used to race at the national and international level, he was greatly disappointed to discover the largest navigable body of water in Calgary is the Glenmore Reservoir. These days, a busy schedule means most of his time is spent bobbing along the sometimes stormy seas of contract negotiations.

Day 2

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 8:30am – 10:00am

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

$45

W01 - Global Trends for Professionals 2013/14 [AD]

Understanding the colors and design drivers that fuel the market helps us position ourselves to better serve our clients. This presentation addresses the core themes impacting design trends across multiple industries. Core ideas are expressed in 5 main themes…every trend explored in this presentation begins with identifying a complementary character and color palette, and then offers design details that can be interpreted in home furnishings, automotives, tech products, architecture, and more.

Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the upcoming color and design trends, how and by whom they are initiated and the impact tends have on marketing, commerce and all industries. Attendees will be able to see differently and understand the importance of being in the know about trends, when and where they apply and what to do if your clients 'don't like the trends'.

The presentation is based on the Global Trends for Professionals 2013/14 from PPG Pittsburgh Paints.

Presenter:
Fawn Chang, Interior Designer, Color & Feng Shui Expert, National Colour & Design Consultant, PPG Pittsburgh Paints

Biography: [more]

For nearly 25 years, Fawn has been demonstrating how and why our lives are directly affected by the places we live, work, learn, heal and more. With passion and enthusiasm, Fawn consults, speaks and designs illustrating how to unleash the power hidden in their spaces by making simple changes to color, design and placement. An engaging speaker, writer, designer, colour expert and consultant, she has an international design practice. Combining her mastery of the ancient art of Feng Shui with her expertise in colour and interior and furniture design, the human body and experience she helps transform lives by transforming spaces. Fawn is National Colour & Design Consultant for PPG Architectural Coatings (PPG Pittsburgh & Porter Paints) and is one of our most popular speakers. She has a remarkable ability to make colour, design, trends and the science of Feng Shui approachable and understandable.

An industry insider, Fawn is on the cutting edge of the latest colour and design trends, offering and presenting CEU approved seminars and workshops at major design industry conferences including: IDS West, Buildex, AIA, ASID, CDECA, CODI and more. She has lectured at Washington State University, Auburn University, University of Utah, LaRoche College, University of Akron, the Art Institutes, the Chautauqua Institution, and University of Reno and Carnegie Mellon University's Osher Institute and many others. With an engaging and approachable personality, Fawn shares her wisdom with general audiences, professional associations, retailers, major corporations, and at professional conferences internationally.

With a unique, consumer-friendly writing style, Fawn is a trusted contributing columnist and authors numerous articles, blogs and newsletters for local and national publications on health, wellness, home and office.

"Fawn is positive, creative and a energetic woman who energizes people to the max!"
Steve Conrath, CSI, CDI, Architectural Manager, PPG Pittsburgh Paints

"Fawn Chang is exceptionally talented and productive…personable and pleasant to work with, and Fawn is a great presenter to crowds of 10 to well over 100. Standing ovations are common when she makes her presentation, and all learn and benefit. It is a pleasure to work with Fawn, thanks to her exceptional talent.
Steve Bursten, President, CEO, Exciting Windows!

Fawn's talks, workshops and keynote presentations are always enjoyable, practical and engaging. Fawn shares her wisdom with humor and joy delighting and engaging general audiences, professional associations, retailers, major corporations.

"Fawn is a fascinating orator. Her passion and authenticity are apparent in her presentations. I recommend Fawn for a company looking for a adding an element of fun to their corporate wellness program."
Angie Piermani, PHR, Human Resources Manager, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP

With a unique, dynamic, professional and yet consumer-friendly speaking and writing style, Fawn speaks throughout North America. She is a trusted contributing columnist, author of numerous articles, blogs and newsletters for local and national publications on design for health, wellness, home and office.

"Fawn Chang is an incredibly creative, talented designer, a polished and captivating public speaker, as well as an organized, focused project leader!"
Steve Wray, President, CEO, Lord & Evans, Charleston, SC

Some past clients: PPG Industries, Pittsburgh & Porter Paints, Saks Fifth Avenue, JCGlover, Inc., Washington State University, Auburn University, University of Akron, University of Utah, LaRoche College, the Art Institutes, the Chautauqua Institution, Carnegie Mellon University's Osher Institute and many others.

All her life Fawn felt the dramatic effect that the built environment had on the lives of those who lived there. In 1992, Fawn left her job as a Medical Practice administrator, to study Feng Shui with Terah Collins, of the Western School of Feng Shui in San Diego. Fawn also studied Feng Shui with Phil Janetta, of the East West Learning Center and with Denise Linn, author of the second-only book on Feng Shui in the world. With Denise Linn, Fawn is also a Certified Soul Coach and a Past Life Regressionist. Fawn also studied with Deepak Chopra, MD to become a Creating Health Educator, with Dr. Ibrahim Karim of BioGeometry (Sacred Geometry), and Jacob Jastrab of The Hero's Journey. Fawn is also a Reiki Master/Teacher and Space Clearing Expert. Fawn studied Interior and Industrial Design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and LaRoche College. Fawn also studied Life Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 8:30am – 10:00am

[BOMI=1.5CPDs; AAA=1.5 Structured]

$45

W02 - Mould, The Fun-Gi [PM CO]

Recent water pipe broke? Slow drip beneath the sink? Flooded? Mould is naturally occurring and is found outside every day. Given the right conditions, it thrives in our infrastructure causing millions in damage and health effects each year if not controlled. This seminar will look at the common species, testing, health effects legalities and how to deal with the remediation of mould contamination.

Presenter:
John MacDonald, Principal, Alberta Safety & Environmental Services Ltd.

Biography: [more]

Over the past 16 years John has worked both in the private and government sectors. While with the government, John gained extensive knowledge of the legislative requirements pertaining to hazardous materials. While in the private sector John began his career as an Environmental Technologist and has retained the positions of Project Coordinator and Senior Project Manager within various environmental safety companies until he began his own company in 2005. As a private consultant, John has worked on and/or managed over 5000 hazardous materials related projects ranging from the identification of hazardous materials to managing large scale hazardous materials removal projects on behalf of the client. As an Industry Leader John enjoys sharing his knowledge and stories with his clients and the public when it comes to hazardous materials.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 8:30am – 10:00am

[BOMI=1.5CPDs; AAA=1.5 Structured]

$45

W03 - Construction Contracts and Insurance: Understanding the Implications of Defence and Indemnity Provisions [PM CO]

Whether your role is an owner, property manager, general contractor, third party contractor or supplier on a construction project it is important to understand the interaction between contractual provisions and insurance policies affecting the project. This session will cover the difference between defence and indemnity obligations. The session will also review the most common types of coverage on construction projects and exclusions and what to keep in mind to ensure that your interests are protected.

Presenter:
Erika A. Carrasco, Counsel, Field LLP

Biography: [more]

Erika Carrasco is counsel at Field LLP in the Insurance and Construction Law group. Erika has a wealth of experience in delay and deficiency claims, builders' lien matters and contractual disputes. Erika's clients include insurers, large general contractors, custom home builders and contractors in both commercial and residential settings. Erika is an executive member of the Calgary Branch of the Canadian Bar Association Construction Law section.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 8:30am – 10:30am

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

$150

W04 - Getting It All Done — Managing An Unmanageable Workload [PM AD CO PD]

If you're continually asked to get more done in less time…If your to-do list ends up with more items after a full day's work than it had when you started…If your "in box" looks more like a "landfill"… you need this program.

The demands of today's incredibly dynamic workplace stretch even the most effective producers. To keep your output at its highest and your stress at its lowest, join us for the "fastest 2 hours in training"—a session filled with ideas and action steps, how-to's and what-to-do's, and the inspiration to start practicing them right away.

You will:

  • Discover the driving force behind all effective time management decisions—and how knowing it can make your life a whole lot easier
  • Learn a simple way to select priorities from even the most complex lists of options.
  • Share the power of the LUST System for time, life, and money management.
  • Understand what using a daily planner really means—and why you need one.
  • Master the three questions effective people ask daily to help them stay focused and productive.
  • Decipher how your past influences your current decisions.
  • Recognize the truth about choices—and learn how to choose well

Benefits
If you don't feel that you have the time to come to this program, you need to be here! You will learn what it takes to be more effective in all aspects of your life—in your career, in your relationships, and for yourself. The ideas shared in this information-packed seminar have benefited thousands and they can work for you.

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

Biography: [more]

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

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

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

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

 

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 8:30am – 10:00am

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

$45

W05 - Venice on the Bow: Rebuilding Calgary After the Flood [AD CO]

Having weathered the flood Calgary faces hard decisions about how to rebuild and where. The city will be under pressure to adopt hard-engineering approaches by people who desperately want to remain in their existing homes and neighbourhoods. Berms and concrete walls may be part of the answer but there's ample scope at this stage for resilient design strategies and new policy measures.

The field of resilient design offers redevelopment options that protect municipal assets and support sustainable urban development. Rather than eliminating all development in flood prone areas or building static walls, it shows how to build by aligning development goals with natural ecosystems. It emphasizes the importance of community involvement in the redevelopment process. Panelists will invite audience members to imagine alternative ways of rebuilding Calgary that are good for the environment, the local economy and people.


Andrée Iffrig

Craig Applegath

Gian-Carlo Carra

Iain McCorkindale

Moderator:
Andrée Iffrig, Sustainability Leader, DIRTT Environmental Solutions

Panel:
Craig Applegath, Principal, DIALOG
Gian-Carlo Carra, Ward 9 Councillor Calgary
Iain McCorkindale, President, M2i Development Corporation

Biographies: [more]

Andrée Iffrig: Award-winning graduate architect, community builder, storyteller and professional writer, Andrée Iffrig is passionate about sustainable design. Her critiques and stories can be found online at Suite 101, at DIRTT Environmental Solutions where she works in Communications, and in a variety of professional publications. An RAIC medalist, she uses her design background to collaborate with others in building more sustainable communities and environments.

Craig Applegath: Architect, urban designer, futurist and a pioneer in the field of eco-effective building design and urban resilience, Craig is a passionate advocate for developing thoughtful planning and design solutions that make sense in a world challenged by climate change. Since completing studies at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University with a Master of Architecture in Urban Design, Craig has garnered a significant reputation for successfully leading complex, sustainably designed planning and design projects, and is internationally known for his advocacy and thoughtful leadership in environmentally responsive design and urban resilience.

In addition to his project and practice responsibilities, Craig is active within his industry and the community at large, and writes and lectures on eco-effective building design and symbiotic city design in Canada and internationally. He was a founding board member of Sustainable Buildings Canada and served as the President of the Ontario Association of Architects. These—and other accomplishments—led to Craig being named a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Most recently Craig was asked to shape the plenary sessions and workshop sessions at the CEC Conference in New Orleans in July 2012. Following that, he was invited to speak about symbiotic cities at the Smart City Summit in the Cuanghzhou Baiyun International Convention Centre in China, as well as the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. Craig has also conducted an environmentally-conscious workshop in Future Proofing Cities at the CIP/APPI Conference in Banff.

Gian-Carlo Carra is a 41 year old citizen of Canada and the United States. Raised in both Calgary and New York City, his passion for human-scaled urban neighbourhoods has been shaped by the best and worst examples that both of these very different cities offer. Gian-Carlo grew up wintering in New York City and spending his summers in Calgary. Graduating in New York City from LaGuardia High School of Music, Art, and the Performing Arts (Fame) with an art diploma in 1990, Gian-Carlo took another grade twelve year in Calgary at Western Canada High School, matriculating into the University of Calgary in the fall of 1991. He went on to get his BA in history (1996) with a concentration in North American social, political, and economic history. In the fall of 1999 Gian-Carlo took a course in Urban Design Theory as an unclassified student from the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. This was his professional epiphany. Always concerned with the interaction between human societies and the physical environments in which they are cradled, the discovery that there was a vocation such as urban design changed Gian-Carlo's life. In the fall of 2000 Gian-Carlo began his Masters in Environmental Design/Urban Design and at the same time began his service to the Inglewood Community Association. Gian-Carlo was elected in the 2010 Calgary Municipal Election as Alderman for Ward 9. He has since spearheaded numerous projects to improve the quality of life for Ward 9 residents in their community, and is working closely with fellow Councillors and the Mayor's office to bring desired change throughout the City and region.

Iain McCorkindale leads M2i Development Corporation, which was formed in 2011 by Matco Investments Ltd. who developed Eighth Avenue Place, the award winning landmark LEED Platinum Class AA Office development in downtown Calgary. M2i is an innovative residential real estate development group that has collaboration, systems thinking and commitment to quality design at its core. M2i's current focus is on inner city condominiums and townhouse projects, with our new flagship community located in Inglewood (SoBow) which is under construction with completion scheduled for Fall, 2014.

Iain offers a wealth of expertise and practical knowledge gained through over 15 years experience in the real estate and construction industries in Canada, the United Kingdom and U.S. He is a former Senior Director with Canada's leading real estate consulting company where he provided consulting services in a dynamic mix of project types and scale across all market sectors. His expertise includes design feasibility studies, value engineering, quality control, supply chain management, capital expenditure budgeting and forecasting, contract administration, construction costing, construction monitoring and risk-control procedures.

Iain has a BSc in Quantity Surveying, a certificate in Welding and Fabrication Technology, is a Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), a Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS) with Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, and a LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Accredited Professional.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 8:30am – 10:00am

[BOMI=1.5CPDs; AAA=1.5 Structured]

$45

W06 - Green Building & Customer Satisfaction: How to Meet or Exceed Expectations [CO GR]

Session Sponsored By

What does green building mean today? The experience of the construction industry at large with green building will be discussed from the end user perspective. In an environment fraught with uncertainty and competing standards, this session will highlight the importance of clearly defined expectations. The following considerations and risks will be presented: requirement for clear, consistent, and quantifiable outcome; codes and regulations; green building market trends; products and methods. With these challenges how can a contractor meet or exceed the end users expectations?

Presenter:
Ryan Scott, President, Avalon Master Builders

Biography: [more]

Ryan has grown up as a second generation home builder following in the footsteps of his father Steve. He has worked most of the jobs within a home building company from, labourer to construction manager; from sales to general manager. In this way he has come to value building science and how Avalon can add value to our customers through better building practices.

He is most proud of the leadership position that Avalon has taken in sustainable building. We have achieved this leadership position through our commitment to research and development. Every couple of years Avalon designs and builds a Net Zero home that will further increase our knowledge of Net Zero Construction as well as decrease the costs associated with Net Zero Construction. This is a critical component of our competitive advantage in the Alberta marketplace. Our vision to build all of our homes net zero for no extra cost to our home buyers has facilitated the identification of innovative partners that Avalon can partner with in order to advance the field of sustainable building.

Two of the partners we work with are SAIT and the Holmes group. Through our partnership with SAIT Avalon has constructed three of our discovery homes. This was done to ensure that we could use the home to train students on future green building technologies as well as to leverage the expertise of the Green Building team. Avalon also works with the Holmes program to ensure the homes we build under their program are the most durable in the country.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 9:00am – 10:00am

[BOMI=1.0CPD; AAA=1.0 Structured]

$45

W07 - Building Automation System Assessments: Taking the BS Out of BAS [PM]

A well-designed and well-maintained building automation system (BAS) provides precision control over a wide range of mechanical and electrical systems, which is essential for realizing their full value. In order to improve the operational efficiency of your building, there must be an understanding of the capabilities of both the BAS, and the mechanical systems that are being controlled. This presentation will outline a no-nonsense process for assessing your BAS and your mechanical systems together; the outcome being a clear understanding of potential improvements and/or enhancements, and the feasibility and potential cost of system upgrades.


Edward Cook

Jon Rocheleau

Presenters:
Edward Cook, Energy Services Manager, Halsall Associates
Jon Rocheleau, Project Manager, Halsall Associates

Biographies: [more]

Edward Cook draws from his years of experience as both contractor and entrepreneur in his approach to each and every project. "If you don't have a good understanding and appreciation for the impact your decisions have on the end result and the bottom line then how can you be confident in your work?"

Edward is a commissioning specialist and project manager with Halsall's Green Building team. He has spent almost two decades in the HVAC industry specializing in Building Automation System (BAS) engineering design. He has experience in many different building types including educational, office, retail, residential, telecom and data centre. He has designed projects throughout Alberta, Ontario and BC, as well as in Seattle, Chicago, and New York City.

Prior to joining Halsall, Edward was the President of BCP Technologies Ltd. BCP Technologies Ltd. specialized in BAS and energy management engineering design services. This entailed providing comprehensive designs inclusive of drawings, specifications, points list, and sequences of operations along with providing project implementation and functional verification testing services.

Jon Rocheleau is a commissioning specialist and project manager with Halsall's Green Building team. He has spent two decades as an Energy Engineer, specializing in energy and water conservation in commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. Jon has analyzed, proposed, and implemented hundreds of measures covering all major energy using systems in commercial buildings including lighting technologies, central chilled water plants, central heating plants (steam and hot water), CHP, air handling systems, and pumping systems, along with more specialized systems found in hospital and industrial settings.

Prior to joining Halsall, Jon ran a consultancy specializing in existing building commissioning and also providing independent measurement and verification services for energy conservation programs. He developed a retro-commissioning pilot program for Efficiency Maine, the State of Maine's electric utility incentive program. He has had a long career as the technical lead for multi-million dollar energy performance contracting projects for the US Federal Government, wherein funding for project implementation was tied to the achieved energy savings.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 11:00am – 12:30pm

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

$45

W08 - Colour Tips & Tricks for Design Professionals [AD]

Color is one of two things we notice first about a space. These tips and tricks often take years of experimentation to discover, and are not often taught in formal design education. Learn the language of color and how color influences our perception and our behavior. Learn how to use color, how to develop a color palette and how to engage the power of color to make a room feel bigger, smaller, safer, richer and more engaging.

Understand how to select color based on the many influences of a space, interior or exterior. Know how to develop a personalized color palette, how color changes depending on geography and demographic and which colors to use to foster well-being, effectiveness and just plain joy.

Presenter:
Fawn Chang, Interior Designer, Color & Feng Shui Expert, National Colour & Design Consultant, PPG Pittsburgh Paints

Biography: [more]

For nearly 25 years, Fawn has been demonstrating how and why our lives are directly affected by the places we live, work, learn, heal and more. With passion and enthusiasm, Fawn consults, speaks and designs illustrating how to unleash the power hidden in their spaces by making simple changes to color, design and placement. An engaging speaker, writer, designer, colour expert and consultant, she has an international design practice. Combining her mastery of the ancient art of Feng Shui with her expertise in colour and interior and furniture design, the human body and experience she helps transform lives by transforming spaces. Fawn is National Colour & Design Consultant for PPG Architectural Coatings (PPG Pittsburgh & Porter Paints) and is one of our most popular speakers. She has a remarkable ability to make colour, design, trends and the science of Feng Shui approachable and understandable.

An industry insider, Fawn is on the cutting edge of the latest colour and design trends, offering and presenting CEU approved seminars and workshops at major design industry conferences including: IDS West, Buildex, AIA, ASID, CDECA, CODI and more. She has lectured at Washington State University, Auburn University, University of Utah, LaRoche College, University of Akron, the Art Institutes, the Chautauqua Institution, and University of Reno and Carnegie Mellon University's Osher Institute and many others. With an engaging and approachable personality, Fawn shares her wisdom with general audiences, professional associations, retailers, major corporations, and at professional conferences internationally.

With a unique, consumer-friendly writing style, Fawn is a trusted contributing columnist and authors numerous articles, blogs and newsletters for local and national publications on health, wellness, home and office.

"Fawn is positive, creative and a energetic woman who energizes people to the max!"
Steve Conrath, CSI, CDI, Architectural Manager, PPG Pittsburgh Paints

"Fawn Chang is exceptionally talented and productive…personable and pleasant to work with, and Fawn is a great presenter to crowds of 10 to well over 100. Standing ovations are common when she makes her presentation, and all learn and benefit. It is a pleasure to work with Fawn, thanks to her exceptional talent.
Steve Bursten, President, CEO, Exciting Windows!

Fawn's talks, workshops and keynote presentations are always enjoyable, practical and engaging. Fawn shares her wisdom with humor and joy delighting and engaging general audiences, professional associations, retailers, major corporations.

"Fawn is a fascinating orator. Her passion and authenticity are apparent in her presentations. I recommend Fawn for a company looking for a adding an element of fun to their corporate wellness program."
Angie Piermani, PHR, Human Resources Manager, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP

With a unique, dynamic, professional and yet consumer-friendly speaking and writing style, Fawn speaks throughout North America. She is a trusted contributing columnist, author of numerous articles, blogs and newsletters for local and national publications on design for health, wellness, home and office.

"Fawn Chang is an incredibly creative, talented designer, a polished and captivating public speaker, as well as an organized, focused project leader!"
Steve Wray, President, CEO, Lord & Evans, Charleston, SC

Some past clients: PPG Industries, Pittsburgh & Porter Paints, Saks Fifth Avenue, JCGlover, Inc., Washington State University, Auburn University, University of Akron, University of Utah, LaRoche College, the Art Institutes, the Chautauqua Institution, Carnegie Mellon University's Osher Institute and many others.

All her life Fawn felt the dramatic effect that the built environment had on the lives of those who lived there. In 1992, Fawn left her job as a Medical Practice administrator, to study Feng Shui with Terah Collins, of the Western School of Feng Shui in San Diego. Fawn also studied Feng Shui with Phil Janetta, of the East West Learning Center and with Denise Linn, author of the second-only book on Feng Shui in the world. With Denise Linn, Fawn is also a Certified Soul Coach and a Past Life Regressionist. Fawn also studied with Deepak Chopra, MD to become a Creating Health Educator, with Dr. Ibrahim Karim of BioGeometry (Sacred Geometry), and Jacob Jastrab of The Hero's Journey. Fawn is also a Reiki Master/Teacher and Space Clearing Expert. Fawn studied Interior and Industrial Design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and LaRoche College. Fawn also studied Life Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 11:00am – 12:30pm

[BOMI=1.5CPDs; AAA=1.5 Structured]

$45

W09 - A Look at Calgary's Construction Labour Market [CO]

Supported By

In June 2013, Alberta's construction industry employed a record breaking 237,900 people. Construction in Calgary was busy – many contractors were booked solid and lining up a lot of work into the next year. Then, Calgary and much of Southern Alberta experienced devastating flooding

What impact have the floods had on Calgary's construction labour market? Our panel of industry experts will share their experiences as we attempt to answer this very question.


Peter Pilarski

Mark Alton

Neil Moffatt

Jeanette Sutherland

Moderator:
Peter Pilarski, Vice President Southern Alberta, Merit Contractors Association

Panel:
Mark Alton, Workforce Manager – Southern Alberta, PCL Builders Inc.
Neil Moffatt, Corporate Safety Officer, Canem Systems Ltd.
Jeanette Sutherland, Manager of Workforce and Productivity, Calgary Economic Development

Biographies: [more]

Peter Pilarski is responsible for overseeing the operations of Merit Contractors Association in southern Alberta. His office handles membership development and services, Merit's tuition refund program, construction leadership, skill and safety training, as well as public relations and advocacy.

He has spent his career engaged in workforce development and other public policy initiatives in a borad number of sectors and variety of organizations, including Retail Council of Canada, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, the Alberta Legislature and the Government of Alberta.

Peter has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, with distinction, in Human Resource Management with a minor in Business Economics and Law from the University of Alberta.

Mark Alton is responsible for the management of operations and labor relations for PCL Builders Inc. in southern Alberta. Previously, he worked as a surveyor, carpenter foreman, general foreman, and district manager. He is a Red Seal journeyman carpenter and a graduate of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) civil engineering technology program. He is a presiding officer for the Carpentry Local Apprenticeship Committee in Calgary and a member of the steering committee for the new Construction Management Certificate Program at SAIT. 

Neil Moffatt is currently the Corporate Safety Officer for Canem Systems Ltd., working out of the Calgary office, with other offices in Edmonton, Nanaimo, Red Deer, Vancouver, Victoria, and Winnipeg. Neil has served as a Director on the Merit Contractors Association Board since July of 1999, and is also currently Chairman of the Merit Contractors Association Board of Trustees. Neil is currently the Presiding Officer for the Electrical LAC in Calgary and is a member of the Electrical PAC.

Neil began his career as an electrical apprentice in Red Deer in 1983, and moved back to Calgary in 1985, where he completed his apprenticeship, and attained his inter-provincial journeyman ticket in 1988 with Canem. Work experience with Canem includes operating a service truck, supervision of crews and field superintendent.

Neil enjoys golfing, curling and camping, and is active in the community, with a passion for coaching hockey and baseball.

Jeanette Sutherland, is the Manager of Workforce and Productivity at Calgary Economic Development, where she is responsible for the strategic planning of workforce development strategies designed to maximize economic development and workforce investment in the communities. In addition, she works with Productivity Alberta to provide the business community with knowledge and tools to accelerate productivity in workplaces.

Jeanette's employment background includes strategic market planning, project management, promotional communications, staffing and recruitment, marketing, public relations and program development. Prior to joining Calgary Economic Development, Jeanette worked as Regional Workforce Development Manager for a global staffing firm where she was responsible for the strategic development, management and implementation of programs designed to overcome skill and employment shortages.

Jeanette has supplemented her major studies in Education at the University of Calgary, with numerous marketing, human resource and business training sessions.

Jeanette has a strong connection with communities through her committee work with: Calgary Works Employer Advisory Committee; Calgary's Manufacturing Action Consortium; the Alberta Coalition for Action on Labour Shortages; Supply Chain Logistics Industry Contributor Group; Partners in Mentoring – providing opportunities for career exploration for the disabled; Senior Business Leaders Advisory Board; and the employer advisory and funding committees for the Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 11:00am – 12:30pm

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

$45

W10 - Perspectives on Green Roofs for the Prairies [PM AD GR]

Supported By

Green roofs are popping up in many Alberta locations. This is no surprise to practitioners who know the benefits that these living wonders provide. From reducing heating and cooling costs, improving acoustics, and extending the life expectancy of roofing membranes, to attenuating stormwater-runoff and heat-island impacts, green roofs work hard to improve our lives. In addition, they provide ecological benefits and contribute to the well-being and delight of people who are able to view or access them.

In this presentation you will hear the perspectives, insights and aspirations of municipal and industry leaders who are involved in the planning, design, construction, approval, and ownership of green roofs. Local examples of installations demonstrating a variety of design objectives will be shared, emphasizing commercial and institutional work. Cold-climate modifications will be discussed. The City of Calgary's forthcoming specifications, standards and guidelines module on stormwater aspects will be introduced. 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 flow attenuation, irrigation water detention, energy and thermal performance, and/or biophilic and environmental benefits.

This presentation will assist designers and building owners in making informed decisions when planning a long-lasting, safe and fit-for-purpose green roof.


Carole Dobson

Pamela Duncan

Russ Golightly

Wilma Leung

Presenters:
Carole Dobson, Green Roof Advisor, Western Canada, Soprema Canada Inc.
Pamela Duncan, Watershed Engineer, City of Calgary Water Resources
Russ Golightly, Project Manager, City of Calgary
Wilma Leung, CEng, MICE, LEED AP, Williams Engineering Canada Inc.

Biography: [more]

Carole Dobson is a green roof advisor for Soprema Canada Inc. She advises clients across western Canada on the sustainable design, plant material, growing media selection and installation of green roofs, with special consideration for extreme climates. She is an agronomist and horticulturist, and garden writer.

Pamela Duncan holds a BSc in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph. She has been with The City of Calgary for 10 years. She started in Sewers (literally) heading up the stormwater sampling team and assisted in the development of the Stormwater Strategy. After a rotational position in the Water Resources Director's office, she is back in Strategic Services continuing her work on sustainable stormwater management. Her current focus is the planning and policy aspects of low impact development (LID). She is also a reviewer of the Water Resources LID manual that will outline City standards and guidelines for LID design, construction, and O&M and participating in various LID construction projects including the Municipal Green Roof.

Russ Golightly graduated as a Civil Engineer from the University of Calgary and has worked in several areas of consulting before landing into municipal projects. He has worked in construction as well as oil & gas for Colt Engineering. It was his work at Reid Crowther that opened the door to working at The City of Calgary. Russ has been working with The City of Calgary since 1999.

Russ is the project manager responsible for the municipality's first LEED-Gold rated office structure – the Water Centre. And now Canada's only LEED-rated Emergency Operations Centre which was activated during the recent flooding.

Russ has contributed his knowledge and experience working on the Water Centre to the University of Calgary's Environmental Design Courses and contributed to the implementation of the City of Calgary's Sustainable Building Policy. He has also helped develop and deliver courses with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) on creating and maintaining a sustainable building policy as well as serving as a director on the national council of the CaGBC from 2007 - 2008. He is currently a technical advisor for the LEED rating system for Sustainable Sites & Water categories.

Wilma Leung has a wealth of experience in civil engineering and environmental management. Over the past 18 years, she has grown her capabilities, first as a design-build contractor, then as a building science consultant, and now working at the Edmonton Office of Williams Engineering Canada. Leung offers frontline expertise in green building, building envelope design/construction, field reviews, forensic investigations, and building restorations. She has been a member of Canada's R-2000 Standard Renewal Committee and is past-director of the Light House Sustainable Building Centre. In 2008 and 2010, she was cited by bchomesmag.com as one of British Columbia's Top-20 Most Influential People in Residential Construction.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 1:30pm – 3:30pm

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

$150

W11 - Creating Star Performers — How to Get the Most Out of Others [PM AD CO PD]

Think of the people who have made a real difference in your life. Was there a boss, teacher, band director, choir instructor, scout leader or athletic coach who influenced you? Was there someone who prompted you to do a little more than you thought you could do, reach a little further than you thought you could reach, or be a little more than you thought that you could be? You can be the person that brings out the best in others. Whether you are a manager working with staff, a colleague working with your peers or an owner working with employees, the lessons learned in this program can help you be the person that others remember as the difference maker in their lives.

Topics:
With the powerful tips you will learn in this seminar, you'll be able to:

  • Identify and eliminate procedures that stifle performance
  • Focus your most creative performers and make them more productive
  • Give feedback that motivates rather than irritates
  • Transform new hires quickly into positive contributors
  • Ease the "Burden of the Urgent" so your best performers can focus on what's most important
  • Monitor performance without making enemies
  • Mentor your star performers without making them the "teacher's pet"
  • Identify the characteristics of your future superstars

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

Biography: [more]

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 11:00am – 12:30pm

[BOMI=1.5CPDs; AAA=1.5 Structured]

$45

W12 - Understanding National Building Changes & Adoption of Energy Efficiency - Changes to Part 9 [PM CO GR]

Session Sponsored By

This seminar will outline National Building Code Changes to Part 9. This seminar is specific to National Code and will apply if Alberta Provincial Code adopts the National Changes. Examples of how these changes may impact homebuilders will be discussed. This seminar will also examine the Energy Efficiency Component of the National Building Code. A review of what is being proposed and how those proposed additions could be interpreted. This seminar will explore how these changes could affect Homebuilders and what Homebuilders need to know to ensure compliance.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identifying key issues and how the National Code changes could affect Builders if the Alberta Government adopts said changes.
  • Identify any changes that the Province has already adopted.
  • Provide examples of how these changes may affect Homebuilders.
  • How and why should you get involved in the Public Consultation Process.

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

Biography: [more]

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, Nov. 6 • 11:00am – 12:30pm

[BOMI=1.5CPDs; AAA=1.5 Structured]

$45

W13 - Public Private Partnerships: a Panel Discussion [CO]

Supported By

The P3 Panel discussion will be an informative session that will provide a brief overview of what P3s are, how they work, and why they are used. The panelists have both been actively involved in the Alberta Schools Alternative Procurement (ASAP) model of delivering schools in a P3 environment and will provide their perspectives on the process from an Owner's and Contractor's point of view. Lessons learned will be part of the discussion as well as some crystal ball gazing as to the future of P3s, including the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. The session is intended to be interactive with ample opportunity for audience participation and questions.


David Clinckett

Kees Cusveller

Presenters:
David Clinckett, Assistant Director, Construction, Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District #1
Kees Cusveller, Vice President, Business Development and Pre-Construction Services, Graham Group Ltd.

Biographies: [more]

David Clinckett graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1977 from the University of Waterloo. He first worked for a national construction firm in Winnipeg for two years, then moved to Calgary and worked for two engineering design firms in the Oil and Gas sector for seven years. David joined the Calgary Roman Catholic School District in 1987 overseeing the Construction Department. Over the last 26 years he has been involved in the construction of over 35 schools, one downtown office building and countless additions and modernization. His responsibilities include consultation with the City and Developers in the location and acquisition of the land for future school sites at the Area Structure Plan Stage, working with the Provincial government in obtaining funding for the projects, hiring consultants, overseeing of the design, construction and commissioning of the schools, and liaising between the educators and design professionals.

Kees Cusveller is currently the VP of Business Development and Preconstruction Services for the Graham Group of Companies, a major North American construction contractor. He has been involved in a wide variety of projects and contract types including heading up the $850 million ASAP 1 and 2 School Programs consisting of 28 schools in a P3 arrangement for the Province of Alberta.

Kees has an MBA from the University of Calgary, a B. Comm. from the University of Alberta, and a Construction Engineering Technology Diploma from NAIT in Edmonton. He is currently on the Board and Executive of the Canadian Construction Association and is past Chair of the Alberta Construction Association, the Calgary Construction Association and Calgary General Contractors Association. Kees has taught a construction costing course through the University of Calgary's Faculty of Extension and is an advisor to SAIT on their Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management program. He is a regular speaker on construction related topics and has been active in open discussions with both the public and private sector about the role of Public Private Partnerships in government construction programs.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 11:00am – 12:30pm

[BOMI=1.5CPDs; AAA=1.5 Structured]

$45

W14 - Plumbing Tips to Protect Your Building from Disaster [PM]

This presentation will provide an overview of the protection of premises and equipment in the event of a flood or other water event. Starting with a history of plumbing codes and how they apply to protection and prevention. Other topics will include premise protection through the use of sump pumps and back water valves. Protection of the water supply from contamination will also be discussed.

Protection of plumbing and heating equipment through good installation practices will be addressed as well as steps to be taken in the aftermath of a flood. Using routine maintenance inspections to address and catch issues will also be reviewed to help prevent and reduce damage to property and equipment.

Presenter:
Blair Howes, Instructor, SAIT Polytechnic

Biography: [more]

With 34 years in the Plumbing and Heating industry, Blair has a wide range of experience including 10 years as the owner/operator of a medium sized plumbing service company serving Calgary and area. The past 12 years have been spent at SAIT as an Instructor in the Plumber, Gasfitter and Steamfitter/Pipefitter trades, and is a Director with the SAIT Academic Faculty Association. As a past director of the Alberta Hydronics Advisory Committee Blair continues to pursue his commitment to lifelong learning and improvements in the plumbing and heating industry.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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

$45

W15 - TELUS Sky Case Study [PM AD CO]

Join Andrea Goertz from TELUS, Ian Duke from Westbank and Doug Cinnamon from Dialog as they describe TELUS Sky, a new $400 million development that will expand beautiful in the heart of Calgary.

Created in partnership with TELUS, developer Westbank and real estate investment trust, Allied Properties, and designed by internationally acclaimed Danish 'starchitect', Bjarke Ingels, and Canadian architectural firm Dialog, TELUS Sky will be a stunning addition to the Calgary skyline and provide a vibrant blend of much-needed commercial, retail and residential space. Standing 221 metres tall, TELUS' 58-storey development will transform an entire city block on 7th Avenue and introduce an avant garde community of urban living, working and socializing.

Learn about the challenges and rewards of sustainable design and construction, as well as the innovative technology that will make TELUS Sky a LEED Platinum building and one of the most progressive commercial sites in North America. This development is sure to create a new benchmark for architecturally compelling and environmentally friendly design.


Doug Cinnamon

Geoff de Bruijn

Ian Duke

Presenters:
Doug Cinnamon, Principal, DIALOG
Geoff de Bruijn, Vice-President of Corporate Services and Sustainability, TELUS
Ian Duke, Acquisitions and Project Management, Westbank

Biographies: [more]

Doug Cinnamon is an Architect and Principal with DIALOG in the Calgary studio. He is passionate about design and is a strong supporter of a collaborative approach to problem solving. He believes good design is the result of a lot of hard work and an attention to detail.

He has served as a Councillor and committee member with the Alberta Association of Architects and as a member of the executive of the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International Alberta Chapter. He currently acts as a Chair with the Consulting Architects of Alberta and is a guest critic at the University of Calgary Faculty of Environmental Design, Architecture Programme.

Doug's experience encompasses a broad range of building types including the CP Rail Pavilion, winner of a Calgary Mayor's Urban Design Award and Bankers Court which was the first LEED® Core + Shell Gold certified project in Canada. Educational facilities are a significant portion of Doug's portfolio including the recent modernization of the Calgary Board of Education's Western Canada High School and the new Ernest Manning High School replacement facility. As well he has provided design leadership for the International Facilities Project at Calgary's International Airport, due to be complete in 2015.

Geoff de Bruijn: Since joining TELUS in 2001, Geoff has overseen the implementation of numerous strategic programs including Work Styles, TELUS' highly successful mobile workforce solution launched in 2006. In his current role as Vice President of Corporate Services and Sustainability, Geoff leads a national team of over 100 professionals and his portfolio includes executing on TELUS real estate consolidation strategy.

Under Geoff's leadership, the team is responsible for retrofitting existing real estate assets and managing new construction to a minimum of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold. Amongst other projects, Geoff currently oversees the construction of two significant LEED Platinum developments: TELUS Garden in Vancouver and TELUS Sky in Calgary.

Geoff's support of environmentally advanced programs and projects contributed to TELUS being recognized with the BC Hydro Power Smart Excellence award for outstanding sustainability initiatives. Additionally, TELUS has been named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for two consecutive years by Mediacorp.

Ian Duke manages the acquisition, structuring and entitlement of various large mixed-use projects for Westbank in Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary. Previously the VP Corporate Development at the Onni Group in Vancouver Ian established their Toronto office and was responsible for developments in both BC and Ontario as well as legal advisory services. A lawyer by training Ian practiced law for 5 years in British Columbia before moving into the real estate development industry. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of British Columbia as well as a Bachelor of Arts and remains a practising lawyer and a member in good standing of the Law Society of British Columbia.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

[BOMI=1.5CPDs; AAA=1.5 Structured]

$45

W16 - A New Approach to Energy Management [PM]

In the past, energy management in non-residential buildings has been implemented using a standard methodology based on energy audits. These audits, often bundled into a Performance Contract, typically looked at a building's operation using monthly utility bills with analysis based on weather, square footage, occupancy, and type of facility. This method has resulted in operational strategies and equipment retrofits that reduced energy consumption in many facilities. However, it has become evident that maintaining the initial savings has proved difficult. In many cases, "energy creep" occurs that will eventually result in the building operation and energy consumption moving back to the pre-retrofit conditions.

Because of these real and perceived problems with energy management, organizations have been looking at better ways to accomplish significant reductions in the energy usage of buildings. What alternatives are there to traditional energy audits and large scale energy retrofits that can provide sustainable energy usage reductions in facilities?

This presentation will examine the past issues with energy retrofit projects and the alternatives that have been developed. It will discuss how to incorporate such strategies as real time energy metering, re-commissioning and system evaluation into an overall energy management plan. The result being a clear and accurate understanding of how the building is currently operating, what it needs to operate optimally and developing a plan to get there.


Alan Jenke

Tim Hobson

Presenters:
Alan Jenke, Senior Energy Engineer, Convergint Technologies
Tim Hobson, Energy Efficiency Specialist, Convergint Technologies

Biographies: [more]

Alan Jenke: As Senior Energy Engineer, Alan is instrumental in the growth of Convergint Technologies Energy Reduction business. He has 37 years' experience in commercial and institutional building HVAC, Building Automation, Lighting and Energy Efficiency Services. He provides project management, facility energy audits, lighting design, measurement and verification and continuous optimization solutions that concentrate on sustainability and energy management for the commercial, institutional, and industrial sectors in Western Canada. Alan has extensive experience working with a wide cross section of businesses providing customers with traditional and performance based contracting solutions.

Tim Hobson: Tim joined the Convergint team in 2009 as an Energy Efficiency Specialist and is actively involved in the growth of Convergint Technologies Energy Reduction business. He is a Certified Energy Manager through the Association of Energy Engineers and has 28 years' experience in the industry. He specializes in managing or conducting detailed building energy evaluations, determining appropriate retrofit measures, and costing of the energy conservation measures and savings. Tim has extensive experience working with a wide cross section of businesses utilizing his energy reduction knowledge and skills. He also has project management experience and has previously conducted facility condition assessments.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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

$45

W17 - Design Your Business for Success! [AD]

The Top 10 proven marketing techniques that all Interior Designers need to know to grow their business successfully.

How to find, keep and get referrals from your IDEAL clients? Who is your ideal client? Have you clearly defined who that person or company is? Do you know where to find them? People like to do business with people they know, like and trust. Do they know who you are and what you do or specialize in?

From Networking through to Social Media, with information gathered from the best business and industry experts, you will learn about the Top 10 marketing techniques, and how you can begin to use them in your business, Today.

From this presentation, you will learn the top 10 proven marketing techniques; how you can begin to grow your business today; and how to plan a marketing strategy utilizing your existing clients.

Presenter:
Sue-Anne Wearmouth, President/Owner, Sawbrand Design Ltd.

Biography: [more]

Sue-Anne Wearmouth has over 28 years of interior design experience, with a career encompassing diverse and challenging projects in the residential, commercial, healthcare, hospitality, institutional and retail sectors.

Sue-Anne has a vast project portfolio and proven abilities as a facilitator of innovative, effective, efficient, award-winning interior environments. She has extensive interior design experience that includes programming, space planning, concept design and development, contract document production and construction supervision.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

[BOMI=1.5CPDs; AAA=1.5 Structured]

$45

W18 - The Impact of the New Window and Door Standard on Residential Construction [PM CO GR]

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.

Under the 2010 National Building Code for Canada, the new AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, "NAFS – North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for Windows, Doors, and Skylights" (Harmonized Standard) replaces the CAN/CSA-A440, "Windows," and the CAN/CSA-A440.1, "User Selection Guide to CSA Standard CAN/CSA-A440-00, Windows." 

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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.

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

Biography: [more]

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, Nov. 6 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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

$45

W19 - Floods and Fires and Flu, Oh My! [PM AD CO]

This presentation will focus on aspects of both emergency management and business continuity. Discussion will range from personal preparedness, to the four phases of emergency management to keeping your business either going, with an eye on how presentation matter can be implemented for individuals, groups and companies. Theory as well as real life examples will be highlighted along with time for discussion and question and answer.

Presenter:
Jared Serviss, Director, Western Region, DRI Canada

Biography: [more]

Over the past 19 years Jared has worked in various public and private emergency and continuity related areas including firefighting, municipal emergency management, in the water sector and most recently in the oil and gas sector. Jared currently sits on the Board of Directors for DRI Canada as the Director for the Western Region as well as on the advisory board for the World Conference on Disaster Management. Jared has spoken at the World Conference on Disaster Management and has had presentations accepted at conferences in Australia and the U.K.