TECHCENTRIC

TECHCENTRIC – Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The world is on the verge of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live.

3D Printers can produce our food, Drones are delivering Amazon packages, Robots are assembling buildings, and Virtual Reality is changing the way we imagine our world – 5 years ago the possibility of all of this happening seemed like matters of the distant future, present day and it’s all become very real.

Herald as slow to adopt technology, the building industry has made significant progress to date. Building on this momentum is critical to the advancement of industry and the evolution of our practice.

TECHCENTRIC will provide you with the information you need to embrace present and future day technology in your practice. Featuring snapshots of Virtual & Augmented Reality, 3D Printing, and Electric & Autonomous Vehicles, this education area features 30-minute chats throughout the day to get you in the know.


LET’S CHAT:

Wednesday, November 7


Wednesday, November 7 • 10:00am-10:30am • Complimentary (Pre-Registration Required) • TECHCENTRIC on the Tradeshow Floor  SOLD OUT

TC01 – Making Virtual Reality a Success SOLD OUT

[Innovation & Technology, Leadership & Business Improvement]

[ BOMI 0.5 CPDs • 0.5 General Hour IDCEC Approved ]

There is no question that Virtual Reality is powerful. But does it offer value for building designers and owners? Absolutely! VR can improve building operation and design and help customers and shareholders to experience a design before it is built. In this presentation, the speaker will highlight best practices and overview the tools and skills required to make Virtual Reality a success.

Joe Magas

Speaker:
Joe Magas, CEO & Owner, Fusiontek

Joe Magas is the CEO of Fusiontek which provides smart technology for building design, construction and facility management. Among his many roles Joe is a Bluebeam Certified Instructor and Western Canada's ARCHICAD reseller. He is a creative presenter and enthusiastic instructor with decades of experience supporting PDF, CAD, BIM and visualization technology.


Wednesday, November 7 • 12:00pm–12:30pm • Complimentary (Pre-Registration Required) • TECHCENTRIC on the Tradeshow Floor

D01 – Virtual Reality Demonstration: Twinmotion

[Innovation & Technology]

Twinmotion is the simplest and most innovative 3D immersion and Virtual Reality solution on the market. In just seconds you can get started with direct synchronization from Revit and ARCHICAD. Attend a live demonstration conducted by Virtual Reality professional to experience how to bring your projects to life with elegant visualizations in Twinmotion.


Wednesday, November 7 • 1:30pm-2:00pm • Complimentary (Pre-Registration Required) • TECHCENTRIC on the Tradeshow Floor  SOLD OUT

TC02 – 3D Printing SOLD OUT

[Innovation & Technology, Leadership & Business Improvement]

[ BOMI 0.5 CPDs • 0.5 General Hour IDCEC Approved ]

3D Printing is a rapidly growing industry, which is taking the world by storm. This new wave of technology has the potential to change the way we design and construct buildings, which is motivating the exploration of this application as a tool that can improve project timelines and enhance the built environment. In this presentation, the speaker will highlight the practical application of 3D Printing expanding on the platforms being used present day and the different considerations that need to be taken into account in the adoption of its use.

There will be a live 3D Printing Demonstration during this session!

Kurtis J. McArthur

Speaker:
Kurtis J. McArthur, Journeyman Carpenter, Architectural Technologist, 3D Printing Enthusiast & AEC Tech Lover 

Kurtis is a Journeyman Carpenter, Architectural Technologist, Revit Specialist, 3D Printing Enthusiast and AEC Tech Lover. At the heart of it all, he’s a Designer & Carpenter looking to advance the methods used in residential construction; an industry that has been stagnant for years. By learning and applying new technologies, Kurtis hopes to increase the efficiency with which we design and develop the residential landscape.


Wednesday, November 7 • 2:30pm–3:00pm • Complimentary (Pre-Registration Required)  • TECHCENTRIC on the Tradeshow Floor

TC03 – The Future of Mobility Technology: Electric Vehicles, The Sharing Economy, and Autonomous Cars

[Innovation & Technology, Leadership & Business Improvement]

[ BOMI 0.5 CPDs ]

Cars are set to change more in the next couple of decades than they have since their inception. New technologies in mobility will not only impact the automotive industry, but will alter the way we design and construct the urban and built environment. Attend this chat for an update on the mobile technologies that are available present day, in addition to the advancements coming down the pipe that will have transformative effects on the way we design the urban and built environment.

Kae Shummoogum

Speaker:
Kae Shummoogum, P.Eng, CEO, Gasonic Group Ltd.

Kae Shummoogum P.Eng has an Engineering Degree from City University in London, England and came to Canada 38 years ago. He founded Gasonic Instruments 33 years ago to service a growing need for hazardous gas detection and indoor air quality monitoring. He founded EnviroRentals in 1995 to rent environmental testing instruments for both indoor and outdoor environmental consultants. He became passionate about reducing his carbon footprint and set up several business units under the rebrand name of Gasonic Group to pursue energy efficiency goals as well as health and safety of building air quality. Although he makes his living monitoring the toxic gases from vehicles inside parkades, he has been driving hybrid and fully electric vehicles for the last 20 years. He is often asked by schools to teach grade 5 students about 'The Future of Mobility'. He has been invited to show his Tesla electric vehicle in front of Calgary City Hall to teach hundreds of school kids about EV technology. His concern about mercury filled fluorescent lights ending in the landfill and pollute the air and water or the next generation has led him to search for a proper recycle plant and develop the logistics to collect spent lights from the schools, universities and municipalities with sustainability concern for the next generation. Thousands of lights have been completely and properly recycle.


Thursday, November 8


Thursday, November 8 • 9:45am–10:15am • Complimentary (Pre-Registration Required) • TECHCENTRIC on the Tradeshow Floor

TC05 – Making Virtual Reality a Success

[Innovation & Technology, Leadership & Business Improvement]

[ BOMI 0.5 CPDs • 0.5 General Hour IDCEC Approved ]

There is no question that Virtual Reality is powerful. But does it offer value for building designers and owners? Absolutely! VR can improve building operation and design and help customers and shareholders to experience a design before it is built. In this presentation, the speaker will highlight best practices and overview the tools and skills required to make Virtual Reality a success.

Joe Magas

Speaker:
Joe Magas, CEO & Owner, Fusiontek

Joe Magas is the CEO of Fusiontek which provides smart technology for building design, construction and facility management. Among his many roles Joe is a Bluebeam Certified Instructor and Western Canada's ARCHICAD reseller. He is a creative presenter and enthusiastic instructor with decades of experience supporting PDF, CAD, BIM and visualization technology.


Thursday, November 8 • 12:00pm–12:30pm • Complimentary (Pre-Registration Required) • TECHCENTRIC on the Tradeshow Floor

D02 – Virtual Reality Demonstration: VRC Calgary

[Innovation & Technology]

VRC Calgary is a VR company focused on Construction and Engineering tools for the virtual world. We develop construction simulations for all industries and have started to use these simulators in our sister training company, Alberta Construction Training Institute. These VR tools will enhance the skills of the participant in a zero-harm environment. The VR world allows the participants to be 100% engaged in the training with zero external distractions. Visual learning aids are essential in adult learning and Virtual Reality brings this essential learning tool into our classrooms. In our classrooms, we will use VR as a portion of the visual and tactile training required to ensure zero harm in the learning process.


Thursday, November 8 • 1:30pm–2:00pm • Complimentary (Pre-Registration Required) • TECHCENTRIC on the Tradeshow Floor  SOLD OUT

TC06 – 3D Printing SOLD OUT

[Innovation & Technology, Leadership & Business Improvement]

[ BOMI 0.5 CPDs • 0.5 General Hour IDCEC Approved ]

3D Printing is a rapidly growing industry, which is taking the world by storm. This new wave of technology has the potential to change the way we design and construct buildings, which is motivating the exploration of this application as a tool that can improve project timelines and enhance the built environment. In this presentation, the speaker will highlight the practical application of 3D Printing expanding on the platforms being used present day and the different considerations that need to be taken into account in the adoption of its use.

There will be a live 3D Printing Demonstration during this session!

Kurtis J. McArthur

Speaker:
Kurtis J. McArthur, Journeyman Carpenter, Architectural Technologist, 3D Printing Enthusiast & AEC Tech Lover 

Kurtis is a Journeyman Carpenter, Architectural Technologist, Revit Specialist, 3D Printing Enthusiast and AEC Tech Lover. At the heart of it all, he’s a Designer & Carpenter looking to advance the methods used in residential construction; an industry that has been stagnant for years. By learning and applying new technologies, Kurtis hopes to increase the efficiency with which we design and develop the residential landscape.


Thursday, November 8 • 2:30pm–3:00pm • Complimentary (Pre-Registration Required)  • TECHCENTRIC on the Tradeshow Floor

TC07 – The Future of Mobility Technology: Electric Vehicles, The Sharing Economy, and Autonomous Cars

[Innovation & Technology, Leadership & Business Improvement]

[ BOMI 0.5 CPDs ]

Cars are set to change more in the next couple of decades than they have since their inception. New technologies in mobility will not only impact the automotive industry, but will alter the way we design and construct the urban and built environment. Attend this chat for an update on the mobile technologies that are available present day, in addition to the advancements coming down the pipe that will have transformative effects on the way we design the urban and built environment.

Kae Shummoogum

Speaker:
Kae Shummoogum, P.Eng, CEO, Gasonic Group Ltd.

Kae Shummoogum P.Eng has an Engineering Degree from City University in London, England and came to Canada 38 years ago. He founded Gasonic Instruments 33 years ago to service a growing need for hazardous gas detection and indoor air quality monitoring. He founded EnviroRentals in 1995 to rent environmental testing instruments for both indoor and outdoor environmental consultants. He became passionate about reducing his carbon footprint and set up several business units under the rebrand name of Gasonic Group to pursue energy efficiency goals as well as health and safety of building air quality. Although he makes his living monitoring the toxic gases from vehicles inside parkades, he has been driving hybrid and fully electric vehicles for the last 20 years. He is often asked by schools to teach grade 5 students about 'The Future of Mobility'. He has been invited to show his Tesla electric vehicle in front of Calgary City Hall to teach hundreds of school kids about EV technology. His concern about mercury filled fluorescent lights ending in the landfill and pollute the air and water or the next generation has led him to search for a proper recycle plant and develop the logistics to collect spent lights from the schools, universities and municipalities with sustainability concern for the next generation. Thousands of lights have been completely and properly recycle.