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Wednesday, February 8

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 8:00am – 10:00am

$55

Architecture & Design

W01 - Interior Design Keynote Panel — Juggling Act: How To Be The Boss, And Still Be Creative

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Supported By


Media Sponsor

[ AIBC=2 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs; BOMI=2 CPDs ]

Hear from the principals of four independent design firms as they discuss why they chose to go it alone. Learn how they have found a balance in developing a successful business, while still maintaining a strong sense of creativity. Discover what they have learned, and where they find inspiration. Moderated by Anicka Quin, Editor-in-chief, Western Living magazine, participants will leave feeling inspired and motivated to take the necessary risks in developing their own business and finding inspiration from unlikely sources.


Anicka Quin

Michelle Biggar

Sherry Bilenduke

Sharon Martens

Alda Pereira

Moderator: Anicka Quin, Editor-in-chief, Western Living magazine

Panelists:
Michelle Biggar, Principal, McFarlane|Green|Biggar Architecture + Design
Sherry Bilenduke, Principal, KBH Interior Design Inc.
Sharon Martens, Principal, MartensGROUP Licensed Interior Design Studio Ltd.
Alda Pereira, Principal, Alda Pereira Design

Biographies: [more]

Anicka Quin is the Editor-in-chief of Western Living magazine. Previously, she was managing editor at the environmental magazine Alternatives Journal, and editor-in-chief of id magazine, a Southwestern Ontario alternative weekly. She sits on the board of directors of the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors, and is a past recipient of Magazines Canada’s Volunteer of the Year in BC.

Michelle Biggar leads the interior design team at mgb. Michelle’s work includes a wide range of project types from the hands-on crafting of our smaller projects to the design and project management of large scale, complex multi-user facilities. The breadth of Michelle’s diverse portfolio ensures each project is offered exceptional, thoughtful and beautiful solutions that provide a seamless integration of architecture and interiors. Michelle is passionate about all facets of the design industry from architecture to branding, from art to landscape design. She believes in a holistic approach to these integrated disciplines to provide solutions that are thoughtful, elegant, innovative and timeless.

An Interior Design graduate of the University of Manitoba, Sherry Bilenduke has been in practice since 1982. She was a principal of Triplan Inc. from 1988 – 2000 and merged with Victoria Horobin Interior Design to form KBH Interior Design. Sherry has extensive experience in all aspects of the design process with particular expertise in corporate offices and financial institutions. She has worked with architectural, engineering and construction firms all across Canada. Sherry is a member of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation Commission and has received the Louis S. Tregre Award from the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. She and her business partner, Victoria Horobin contributed a chapter to “The State of the Interior Design Profession” edited by Martin & Guerin and published by Fairchild Books in 2010.

Sharon Martens, principal of MartensGroup licensed interior design studio ltd., a full service interior design consulting firm offering responsive and innovative strategic planning, image and brand development, CADD services, project management, and facilities consulting services for corporate, commercial and hospitality interiors. Over the past 21 years, MartensGroup has developed a solid track record and the resources to manage a broad range of projects from inception through to final completion.

Alda Pereira Design is a Vancouver based Interior Design Firm specializing in private residential projects and Multi-Unit developments including towers, townhouses, low-rise developments and marketing centres. Their design portfolio features an extensive number of versatile projects throughout North America, from inspired elegant urban residences to casual weekend retreats, with the wide range of creative retail, restaurant, hotel and corporate interiors featuring signature clean modern lines and classic finishes with a sophisticated twist.

Alda appeared as a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2003, which showcased her design for a small family space makeover. Over the past two decades, her work has also been featured in numerous publications, such as WESTERN LIVING, CANADIAN HOUSE & HOME, AWARD CONSTRUCTION IN PROFILE, and THE GLOBE & MAIL MAGAZINE. APD has also been the recipient of numerous design awards. Including WESTERN LIVING MAGAZINE Designer of the Year 2010.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

Property ManagementConstructionGreen

W02 - A Future-Proof Building Envelope: Latest Research and Technology

Session Sponsored By

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Energy efficiency and indoor air quality are critical issues affecting building performance. With the cost of energy expected to greatly increase, less efficient buildings will have much higher costs, impacting vacancy and rental rates. Research on the thermal performance of a building’s envelope, and the impact of new technologies will be discussed by industry experts on how to increase operation efficiency, avoid indoor air quality issues and enhance property values. Case studies provide valuable insight and lessons learned on how to future-proof buildings for changing building code and energy performance standards.


Graham Finch

Alexander Krenczik

Mark Lawton

Presenters:
Graham Finch, MASc, P.Eng. Dipl.T, Building Science Research Engineer, RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
Alexander Krenczik, Dipl.Ing., Schoeck Bauteile Gmbh
Mark Lawton, M.Eng.,P.Eng., Principal, Morrison Hershfield

Biographies: [more]

Graham Finch, MASc, P.Eng. is a Building Science Research Engineer with RDH Building Engineering Ltd. in Vancouver, BC. He holds a Masters degree specializing in building science from the University of Waterloo and is actively involved with numerous research projects at RDH. Graham has several years experience as an engineering consultant on building enclosure issues across North America. This work has included new construction design, hygrothermal modeling, forensic investigation, energy simulation, whole building instrumentation and monitoring and several industry research studies. Graham’s current research focuses on improving the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings through the building enclosure. Graham is also a part time instructor in Building Science at BCIT where he teaches BLDC 3050, Building Envelope Performance.

Alex Krenczikis an expert in Manufactured Structural Thermal Bridge Assemblies. As Manager of North America with Schöck Bauteile GmbH, Alex brings time-tested technology offerings from Germany, to the U.S. market. Alex holds an engineering degree (Dilp. Ing.)from Darmstadt University of Technology. He specializes in sustainability of building constructions, and designing with thermal bridge connections. He has presented at multiple USGBC chapter meetings, the Building Envelope Counsel and various universities.

Mark Lawton, P.Eng., is one of Canada's recognized leaders in the Building Science field with over 30 years of experience.  His extensive background includes a well-rounded mix of practical and research project experience.  Areas of particular expertise include:  building envelope durability, energy conservation methods, HVAC systems, indoor air quality and dealing with mold in buildings.  This expertise is applied at all stages of the building process including the setting of requirements for design, and the evaluation of building performance in existing buildings.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

Architecture & DesignConstructionGreen

W03 - Cradle to Grave Community Energy Systems: Optimizing Resources Every Step of the Way

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Energy and water supply and management are the great challenges of the 21st century. Industry is now responding to this challenge by creating community energy systems that directly address demand reduction, increased efficiency, and provide renewable and innovative solutions to complex challenges. Roger Bayley P. Eng, will discuss the district energy system at the Vancouver Olympic Village as a case study that demonstrates opportunities for maximizing energy resources from cradle to grave.

Presenter: Roger Bayley, B.E. Structural, P. Eng., Roger Bayley Inc.

Biography: Roger is a strong advocate for sustainable building practices, and has extensive experience as a Green Building leader and educator at conferences on the national and international scale. [more]

He is the principal of Roger Bayley Inc., which he founded in 2009 with the aim of harnessing the skills of forward-thinking developers, planners, architects and visionaries to create innovative green buildings and master-planned communities.

Roger’s experience spans 40 years of senior-level project design and management. As a founding principal of Merrick Architecture in (which grew from four to seventy employees during his tenure), he was responsible for project design, value engineering, quality control and project management.

From 2006 to 2010 he was the design manager for the Millennium Water Olympic Village in Vancouver, Canada’s first LEED™ certified Platinum neighbourhood and the largest sustainable community in North America. Roger offers his clients proven expertise in addressing issues such as climate change, urban planning, passive design, healthy communities and energy management in our built environment.

Drawing on his own considerable experience — as well as the knowledge of consultants and fellow experts — he helps clients develop innovative solutions that exemplify a new way forward.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

Architecture & DesignConstructionGreen

W04 - Sustainable Green Building: Busting Common Myths and Discovering the Facts

Presented By


Session Sponsored By
Walltite Eco

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

In a competitive industry where words like “sustainable” and “green” are prevalent, it is essential that the proper process involved in creating a sustainable residence is both understood and implemented. This session will explore common myths and challenges with building to a greener standard from different perspectives within the residential building industry. You will hear from energy advisors speaking about the sustainability programs available when building to a higher sustainable standard, as well as information about the EnerGuide Rating System® --- how it works and what it means for the home’s energy consumption. You will also hear from a sustainable residential builder who has chosen to build their homes to a higher environmental standard as well as the personal perspective from a homeowner of an energy efficient home, and why they chose to go the “green” route when purchasing.


Niels Anthonsen

Patsy Bourassa

Bill Patterson

Wendy Smith

Presenters:
Niels Anthonsen, P.Eng, Certified Energy Advisor, Building Energy Engineering
Patsy Bourassa, Executive Officer, CHBA Central Interior
Bill Patterson, President, Citta Construction
Wendy Smith, Certified Energy Advisor, Performance Energy Advisors

Biographies: [more]

Niels Anthonsen, President of Building Energy Engineering, is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of engineering experience. After a long career in Manufacturing, Product Design and Project Engineering for the pulp and paper sector, Niels began energy-modeling buildings in early 2007. Along with his LEED A.P., Niels holds certifications allowing him to energy-model Houses, MURBs and Commercial buildings for both the new and existing buildings sectors and has completed over 500 building-energy simulations using the HOT2000, RETScreen and EE4 software platforms. Niels is also a Natural Resources Canada certified trainer, teaching building science to builders and training energy advisors for their certification as CEAs as well as an auditor for CEA Quality Assurance.

Niels is currently involved in developing super energy efficient residential and combined residential/commercial buildings. Working with other professionals, non-profits, financial institutions, governments and agencies, Niels’ company, Building Energy Engineering, is focused on creatively designing buildings toward Net Zero.

Patsy Bourassa BA, CAE, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Central Interior Local where she has been for the past eight years. This Local continues to grow in membership, influence and profile with its innovative projects and activities. Ms. Bourassa won the first Executive Officer of the Year Award in 2008 from their provincial counterpart for her role in that growth. CHBA CI has won association of the year 2004/5, 2005/6 and 2009/10 under her leadership.

CHBA CI in partnership with Thompson Rivers University School of Trades & Technology has been building Training Houses annually for 20 years. For the past 5 years these Training Houses have been built as Built Green Gold or higher homes.

The partnership was awarded the opportunity in 2008 to build an Equilibrium™ Sustainable House in Kamloops by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Patsy manages the sponsorship development, administrative and financial aspects to all the Training House projects.

Ms. Bourassa, is a Distinguished Toastmaster, and has been a member of that organization for 20 years.

Bill Patterson has B.A. in Art and Architectural History from the University of Victoria, and has his Inter provincial ticket as a journeyman carpenter. Bill has been owner/operator of the Cittagroup since 1985. Cittagroup is a commercial and residential construction, development and design group of companies. He has considerable experience in heritage restoration and planning experience from his work in old town Victoria. Citta Construction has built and sold over 500 homes in the last 8 years. Bill Patterson and Citta Construction has been a Builtgreen builder since 2007 and has to date completed more than 150 homes under the Builtgreen program. Mr. Patterson is currently completing his 6th year as a Governor of GNS School and is 2nd V.P. for CHBA – Victoria. Bill is also serving on the Board of Directors for Builtgreen Canada. Mr. Patterson has served on the City of Victoria Design Panel, Heritage Advisory Committee and Parks Advisory Board.

Wendy Smith has a background in facilities management, building maintenance and building operations. Since becoming an existing home Certified Energy Advisor (CEA) in 2002, she completed over 1,500 high-quality EnerGuide for Houses assessments throughout Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Plus, as one component of a recent provincial Energy Savings Plan pilot project, she designed a successful energy assessment process for both churches and multi-unit residential buildings. Wendy loves the interaction with clients and is inspired by their energy efficient choices.

In 2005 Wendy added the New Homes CEA certification to her portfolio along with the Built Green program.  Her certification as a New and Existing Multi Unit Residential Building CEA followed. She is also certified to deliver the Energy Star for Homes and LEED Canada for Homes programs.  Wendy now works closely with builders to help them improve their building practices and make informed decisions about building more efficient homes.

Wendy is dedicated to energy efficiency and green initiatives both at work and at home. Home renovations include installing a heat pump, replacing the roof with a metal one, building the deck with second hand wood, eating local from her personal vegetable garden, reducing grass space with drought tolerant plant materials, as well as sharing appliances with a second family that shares her home with her and her partner.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

Property Management

W05 - Evolving Trends in Development of Rental and Non-Market Housing

[ AIBC=1.5 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

The cost of housing continues to rise in the region. Metro Vancouver predicts a demand for 65,000 rental units over the next 10 years. Of this, 21,400 units will be for “low income” residents, far more than was provided over the past 10 years. Yet there is very limited senior government funding available. This situation is causing municipalities to pursue new ways to achieve both market rental and affordable rental housing. Increasingly, developers are being asked to incorporate such units in their developments. This trend presents obstacles and opportunities for those involved in the development industry. This session will explore the need for non-strata housing, what non-profit agencies can bring to the table and the role of municipalities in working with developers. Several success stories will be highlighted.


John Holland

Janice Abbott

Jim O’Dea

Gary Penway

Moderator:
John Holland, P.Eng. C.Eng. LEED AP (BD&C), FEC, President, PHH ARC Environmental Ltd.

Presenters:
Janice Abbott, CEO, Atira Women’s Development Society
Jim O’Dea, Principal, Terra Housing Consultants
Gary Penway, Deputy Director, Community Development, City of North Vancouver

Biographies: [more]

John Holland joined PHH ARC Environmental Ltd. in 1984 after four years in design engineering and construction management. John has worked on a variety of projects in Canada, the United States and Europe and he has spoken at several professional conferences and seminars. He is qualified as an expert witness in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

John is well known and respected in the environmental management field with particular emphasis on hazardous materials management, site remediation, sustainable buildings and carbon management. He has practiced extensively in this field for 27 years in Western Canada.

John is the former Chair of the APEGBC Environment Committee and he also sat on the Sustainability Committee. He is a Fairness Evaluator and a Professional Interviewer for APEGBC. John is a Director of the Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre and a Fellow of Engineers Canada.

Recent industry experience includes:

  • Management of contaminated sites remediation program for several commercial properties
  • Management of sustainable building practices for construction of two major LEED Certified institutional buildings
  • Project management of hazardous material abatement from buildings, marine vessels and industrial settings
  • Delivery of building sustainability strategy sessions
  • Liaison with provincial regulators on practice standards and industry improvement
  • Coordination and completion of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessments involving health complaints in commercial buildings

Janice Abbott has been the CEO of Atira Women's Resource Society since 1992 and the CEO of Atira Property Management Inc. since its launch in October of 2002.

Since assuming the role of CEO, Abbott has lead the Society through its growth from a single transition house located in South Surrey with a staff of seven, to a large multi-service agency with two, for-profit subsidiaries, a development arm, more than 500 staff and numerous capital projects.

The recipient of the Ernst & Young 2010 Social Entrepreneur of the Year and described by the Vancouver Sun as one of Canada’s leading social entrepreneurs, Abbott conceived of and launched Atira Property Management Inc. in 2002. Atira Property Management Inc. is a wholly-owned for-profit subsidiary of Atira Women's Resource Society in which all profits earned by the property management company are donated to Atira Women's Resource Society to support its social profit activities. With a staff of more than 250, including almost 200 with barriers to employment, Atira Property Management Inc. has grown quickly to become an important player in property management in the Lower Mainland.

Janice was named one of BC's 20 Most Influential People in Residential Construction by BC Homes magazine in 2011.

Jim O’Dea is a co-founder of Terra Housing Consultants, a development management firm specializing in social purpose real estate.  Jim has been involved in the housing and community sector for more than four decades and is frequently called on by local, national and international organizations, including municipalities and provinces, to find innovative solutions in the delivery and operations of affordable housing.

Jim was the first full time Chairman of BC Housing and Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Community Development, which oversaw the Vancouver Agreement.  He was President of the Provincial Rental Housing Corporation, Director of the Homeowner Protection Office and Manager of Housing Programs and Operating Agreements in Vancouver at Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC).

Gary Penway is the Deputy Director of the Community Development Department with the City of North Vancouver. This department oversees long range planning, building permits and business licensing. He has a degree in Urban & Regional Planning and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Gary has over 25 years experience in planning, initially with the City of Vancouver, then City of North Vancouver. He has worked as a Development Planner, Policy Planner and the City Planner. Gary has been involved in small and large scale innovative developments that have delivered rental and non-market housing and was a leader in introducing sustainable development policies to the City. He strongly believes in collaborating with developers to achieve public benefits that work for the public and the developer.

In addition to his work with the City, Gary taught a course in Planning Process & Law at Langara College for 6 years.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

ConstructionProfessional Development

W06 - Managing Gen Y: Transform Your Leadership to Attract, Engage and Retain the Next Generation of Workers

[ AIBC=1.5 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

What’s the matter with younger workers today? They’ll quit a good job just to go to another for an extra dollar an hour. They are impatient to advance without first paying their dues, or gaining enough experience.

Many see the construction industry as facing a crisis of “entitlement” where younger workers are concerned. So how do you keep them committed and on the job? How do you inspire loyalty in the crews when older workers will stay longer, but not the young guys? How do you train someone who thinks she knows it all already? And why bother if she’ll just take it elsewhere?

The answer rests not with them, but with you, their leader.

Attracting, engaging and retaining young workers is essential for every firm in the building industry continuum. This timely, insightful session explores first how, and why, these next generations of workers are different. Then, using best practices, it will give practical advice to show how you can take action today and transform your own, and your team’s leadership style to attract, retain and manage these essential, next generation workers.

At the end of this seminar the learner will have been exposed to leadership and team-building best practices as it relates to managing younger workers; be given insight into their own leadership style through the eyes of younger workers; and, with this information, identify proven approaches to implement.

Presenter: Tara Landes, President, MRSI Benchmarking Inc.

Biography: An experienced and engaging speaker, motivator and leader, Tara Landes is the president of MRSI Benchmarking, a full service benchmarking and change management firm committed to delivering lasting change in small and mid-sized businesses across the United States and Canada. [more]

Researching best practices from multiple industries, Tara’s team takes companies from where they are now to where they want to be, so they may achieve their goals and full potential. 

She earned an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and since 2000, she has worked with small and mid-sized businesses throughout North America implementing lasting, valuable change. She returned to her native Vancouver in 2008 to expose companies to the power of process benchmarking.
Currently, Tara is a mentor in the Board of Trade’s LOT (Leaders of Tomorrow) Mentorship Program and the FWE (Forum for Women Entrepreneurs) HSBC Mentor Program. When she is not helping clients, you’ll find her on a sailboat in the Gulf Islands, watching her husband and sons fish.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 8:00am – 11:30am

$150

Professional Development

W07 - Contract Management Planning and Implementation

[ AIBC=3.25 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.3 CEUs; BOMI=3 CPDs ]

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: Court has been directly associated with procurement and contract management, as a project manager for large Federal Government programs and as a consultant and instructor for over 25 years. [more]

Court provides training courses on the best practices of business and management processes associated with all of the phases of procurement management. This includes Business Case Planning and Development, Contract Management Planning and Implementation, Requests for Proposals (RFP), Preparing Well-Written Proposals in response to an RFP, and Negotiating Effectively.

Court was one of the primary designers of the BC government’s Procurement and Contract Management Program (PCMP) and was the primary instructor for 4 courses within this program (2004-2010).

His organizational and professional development education includes the following:

  • Masters degree in Organizational Leadership and Management
  • Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education
  • Graduate of the Canadian Army Command and Staff College
  • Qualified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Training Instructor Program

His company, Stevens Consulting Group Inc. is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) designated by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

ConstructionGreen

GAINING GROUND SESSION

W08 - Urban Sustainability: The Coming Transformation

In Co-operation With


[ AIBC=1.5 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

If current trends are any indication, the policy and regulatory frameworks in cities large and small are going to reflect a rapid, growing shift toward ‘green’ and sustainable. Why? Because that’s the path for future urban success. There isn’t any aspect of the building field—from land use to building and energy systems to marketing—that won’t be impacted by this big shift. Come to this session featuring one of the giants in urban sustainability to get a ‘big picture’ view of what this means to urban systems...and to the way you conduct your business and promote your products and services.

Sponsored by the BCIT School of Construction & the Environment, the Real Estate Foundation of BC and organized by the Centre for Urban Innovation

Speaker: Richard Register, Founder and President, EcoCity Builders

Biography: [more]

Richard Register is one of the world's great theorists and authors in ecological city design and planning. His organization has developed benchmark standards for sustainable urban practice. The founder of Urban Ecology and Ecocity Builders, he convened the first of many International Ecocity Conferences in 1990, lectures around the world, and has authored several books including multiple editions of Ecocities.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

Property ManagementConstructionGreen

W09 - Turn the Cost of Owning/Managing a Building into Cash: How to Leverage BC Hydro and Finance Companies to Increase Cash Flow by Turning the Cost of Construction and Retrofitting into an Energy-Efficient, Cash Flow Positive Project

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

This seminar will provide attendees with the latest financial programs available in British Columbia which reward the stakeholders of any construction project throughout the life cycle of a ‘build’ for designing, building, and utilizing energy-efficient systems and technology and ‘green’ build aspects that support LEED certification. From BC Hydro incentives for energy-efficient architectural design and construction specs, to incorporating ‘green’ products and carbon-neutral services, to continuing benefits for operations and maintenance related to energy efficiency and measurably higher cash flow as a direct effect of energy efficient approaches.


Chang Han

Ray Salama

Gil Yaron

Presenters:
Chang Han, Chief Strategy Officer, Light Power
Jenelle Hameluck, Energy Solutions Manager, FortisBC
Tim Mosley, Sr. Program Manager Business Development, BC Hydro Power Smart
Ray Salama, President, Atticus Financial Group
Gil Yaron, Senior Business & Policy Advisor, Light House Sustainable Building Centre

Biographies: [more]

Chang Han was born in Korea, but grew up fishing and painting fences in Prince Rupert, B.C. After finally learning English at the late age of 19 at UBC, he regressed to incomprehensibility in English by attending law school.

Chang has gone from business litigation for many clients to Intellectual Property negotiation for an exclusive employer, from IP Strategy and foundation-laying in his consulting for start-up companies to specializing in Solid State Lighting (LED) as the Chief Strategy Officer for Light Power Canada.

He returned to Vancouver after working for large international conglomerates in California, Nigeria, and Seoul. Chang’s passion is for business and for sustainability and strives to find profitable ways to leave a better world for his three daughters along with their entire generation.

Ray Salama has been in the leasing and financing industry for more than 20 years, both operating his own firm and as part of the leadership team of one of Canada’s largest leasing companies. Ray has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, business executive, sales professional, manager, and professional trainer and coach.

He is currently the President and co-owner of Atticus Financial Inc., a Vancouver based equipment and vehicle financing company that finances a wide variety of equipment types including “green” assets in both Canada and the USA. Founded in 2001, Atticus is one of the few companies that have expertise in financing green equipment, including retrofit financing for commercial buildings and strata buildings.

Prior to forming Atticus, Ray was co-owner of a sales & management training company, which he and a partner operated for three years. The firm specialized in working with small business owners to grow sales through group workshops, one-on-one coaching and recruiting.

Ray is past president of Vancouver Executives Association, past president of Canadian Progress Club of Vancouver and has many years of volunteer experience in various community groups, including ten years of coaching youth soccer.

Gil Yaron is a lawyer called to the bar in British Columbia in 1997 with over two decades of expertise in research and policy, business development and project management. Gil holds a Master of Laws (L.L.M. UBC 2000) and practiced in the areas of corporate, securities and pension law with a particular focus on corporate governance and socially responsible investing before turning his attention to policy related to sustainable building.

Gil's most recent projects include advising the City of Vancouver on proposed energy efficiency retrofit upgrade requirements to the Vancouver's Building Bylaw and conducting a program review of UBC's Green Building Tours. Gil is currently working on a three year public education program and survey for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District on liquid waste management practices.

Gil has published numerous articles and presented widely on a range of topics, including greening business, pension trustee fiduciary duties, corporate governance, water privatization, market barriers to recycled paper in Canada. Gil has also appeared before all levels of government, including both Parliamentary and Senate committees. He was previously a member of the Ontario Securities Commission's Advisory Committee on Continuous Disclosure and an adjunct professor at UBC's Faculty of Law.

Prior to joining Lighthouse, Gil was the Director of Law and Policy for the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) and founded Frogfile Office Essentials, a triple-bottom line business supplying eco-friendly office products to businesses across Canada.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

Property Management

W10 - Real Estate Market Outlook

Session Sponsored By

Media Sponsor

[ AIBC=1.5 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

An inside look at Vancouver’s real estate market sectors — office, industrial, retail and multi-family. A panel of industry experts will explore the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities that affect the Vancouver commercial real estate market.


Cameron Muir

Chris Chan

Andrew Evans

Jeff Rank

Andrew Tong

Moderator:
Cameron Muir, Chief Economist, BC Real Estate Association

Panelists:
Retail: Chris Chan, Vice President, Northwest Atlantic
Multi-Family: Andrew Evans, Development Services Lead - Real Estate Advisory, Deloitte
Office: Jeff Rank, Vice President - Project Development Marketing & Leasing, Bentall Kennedy
Industrial: Andrew Tong, Senior Vice President, Investments, Concert Properties Ltd.

Biographies: [more]

Cameron Muir is a well-known economist and real estate expert. He joined the British Columbia Real Estate Association as Chief Economist in 2006 and since that time he has built the economics department from the ground up—providing objective analysis, research and regular forecasts of the economy, housing market and mortgage rates.   Before joining BCREA, Cameron spent 10 years with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Cameron was recently appointed to the BC government’s Economic Forecast Council. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Business Economists and the Association of Professional Economists of BC.

Chris Chan is a Vice President of Northwest Atlantic. Since joining Northwest Atlantic in 1997, Chris has successfully transitioned from project marketing and leasing on behalf of the Landlord, to exclusively and whole-heartedly representing the Tenant’s best interests in Tenant Mandated retail leasing. 

Holding an Urban Land Economics Diploma from the University of British Columbia, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Victoria in Entrepreneurship, Chris’s educational background and work experience gives him a competitive advantage. 

Chris’s past involvements have seen successful roll-outs of retail and restaurant clients such as The Spectra Group of Great Restaurants (Milestones and Bread Garden), Elephant and Castle, Canadian Tire (PartSource), FedEx Kinko’s, Chuck E. Cheese, General Nutrition Centres, T&T Supermarkets, Cineplex and Joey Tomato’s Restaurants.  Chris’s past experience working with both tenants and landlords has provided with a solid foundation of knowledge throughout the Western Canadian marketplace. 

Chris provides market and demographic analysis, strategic expansion planning and roll-out services; currently working for such retailers as Jysk Bed Bath Home, The Gap and Old Navy, Chatters Salons, Panera Bread and Party City.

Chris has served as Co-Chair of the Whistler ICSC Organizing Committee for 2011 “Oh Canada!” and 2012 “i-Socialyze”.

Andrew Evans brings more than a decade of experience in the residential development industry in Western Canada. He started in the industry with MAC Marketing Solutions and was involved in the sale of over 2,500 residential units over a three year period. Andrew leveraged his experience working in marketing and sales to provide residential development advisory services at a leading market research and consulting firm. He joined Deloitte in 2009 as part of the growing real estate advisory practice and has been involved in a variety of engagements to date, including writing development advisory reports, providing acquisition strategy support, writing portfolio and business reviews, working on limited partnership fund raises and providing development management support.

Jeff Rank is the Vice President - Development Projects Marketing & Leasing at Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP. Having re-joined the firm in March of this year, is a member of their development team, with duties focused on the marketing, leasing and development planning of such development sites as 745 Thurlow, Broadway Tech Centre West and East Campus, and Sapperton Green at the Braid Street Skytrain Station. Prior to this, he was Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield's Vancouver operation for 5 years, Vice President - Leasing at Bentall LP for 10 years, and a broker at Royal LePage Commercial for 8 years. Outside of work, Jeff is an active volunteer within Vancouver's commercial real estate profession, currently a 12 year board member, President (2006), and National Director (2006-2011) of NAIOP - Vancouver Chapter, a committee member with the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, and teacher for the BC Real Estate Association in their post licensing course.

Since joining Concert Properties in 1994, Andrew Tong has held various positions in Acquisitions, Development, and Sales & Marketing. His current responsibilities include overseeing the acquisitions, asset management and term financing for Concert’s existing income portfolio of over 9.6 million square feet across Canada. Andrew has led over $1 billion in transactions across a broad range of asset classes (residential condo, rental and seniors; industrial and office) for both land and existing income properties.

Andrew has been extensively involved with both the Urban Development Institute and NAIOP. Andrew has been awarded the “Emerging Leaders Award” by NAIOP North America. Andrew was also named one of “BC’s Top 40 Under 40” by Business in Vancouver and “One of 10 Alumni to Watch” from UBC’s Sauder School of Business.

Andrew serves with several volunteer organizations, both locally and internationally. Andrew has been recognized for his volunteer contributions through a number of awards, including Volunteer Vancouver’s “Leaders of Tomorrow Award.”

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

ConstructionGreen

W11 - Living Through the Challenge; a Contractor’s Perspective on the Living Building Challenge

Session Sponsored By

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

The Living Building Challenge has quickly become the most advanced green building rating system in the world. Creating living buildings requires a fundamentally different approach to building design, construction and operations. To meet the challenge buildings must generate their own energy, harvest and treat their own water and use only non-toxic and locally sourced materials. As constructors of two living buildings - the New Visitor Centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden and SFU UniverCity Childcare Centre - the presenters will discuss the challenge of turning ideas into reality as they share lessons learned in the successful delivery of LBC projects.


Marsha Gentile

Rebecca McDiarmid

Presenters:
Marsha Gentile, CSBA, LEED AP BD+C, Construction Sustainability Specialist, Ledcor Construction Limited
Rebecca McDiarmid, GSC, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager, Ledcor Construction Limited

Biographies: [more]

Marsha Gentile is the Construction Sustainability Specialist at Ledcor Construction Limited. She graduated from the National Sustainable Building Advisors program where she now teaches the Sustainability in Construction module. Marsha has a decade of hands-on experience with LEED projects across the country and is presently involved in the SFU UniverCity Childcare Facility which is pursuing Living Building Status. She has been actively involved in lecturing, teaching and volunteering across North America presenting a “Lessons Learned” approach to LEED and sustainable construction. Marsha recently received the VRCA’s Educator of the Year award for her contribution to the advancement of education in relation to the construction industry.

Rebecca McDiarmid is a Project Manager at Ledcor Construction Limited.  She was responsible for the construction of the New Visitor Centre at VanDusen Botanical Gardens, which is pursuing Living Building status. She works collaboratively with the project consultants, owner group, trade contractors and suppliers to assist the team with LBC compliance and constructability challenges. Rebecca is a Past President of Canadian Construction Women and is currently on the Steering Committee for the Metro Vancouver Branch of the Cascadia Green Building Council. She has born witness to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women regarding women in non-traditional careers. Earlier this year she presented “Delivering the Challenge – A Contractor’s Perspective” at the Living Futures unConference in Vancouver.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

Construction

W12 - The Digital Evolution: Bid Submission from Fax Machines to Smartphones

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

This seminar will address the changes that the digital era is having on a fundamental construction business practice “bid submission”. Over the past 20 years bid submission has moved from a stressful hardcopy, courier and fax based process to an online process that can take place from almost any location. Our panel of early adopters will share their experiences and lessons learned when they made the switch to new technology.


Scott Bone

Manley McLachlan

Christine Monroe

Dan Olsen

Presenters:
Scott Bone, Manager - Supply and Fleet Services, City of Prince George
Manley McLachlan, President, BC Construction Association
Christine Monroe, Manager – Supply, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and CM2 Ventures
Dan Olsen, Chief Procurement Officer, BC Hydro

Biographies: [more]

Scott Bone is the Manager, Supply and Fleet Services for the City of Prince George.

Scott joined the City of Prince George in 1981 as Senior Buyer and was promoted to Manager, Supply and Fleet Services in 1986. In his position he is directly responsible for overseeing all operating and capital expenditures for the City – about $60 million dollars annually. Scott is a member of the Prince George Construction Association and lead agency for BidCentral application at the municipal level.

During his career he has contributed to the advancement of the industry by serving on many boards including:

  • President of Purchasing Management Association in 1982 and 1991.
  • Approved Instructor for Purchasing Management Association of Canada Professional Development Program.
  • Board of Directors Quality Council of British Columbia.
  • President of Prince George Quality Council in 2004.
  • Chair – Northern BC Regional Marketplace
  • Chair – Prince George and Regional Public Sector Procurement Group

Manley McLachlan is the President and CEO of the BC Construction Association (BCCA), the largest and most inclusive construction organization in the province. BCCA represents over 2000 non-union and union contractors active in all sectors of the industry, but primarily focused on Industrial Commercial and Institutional construction.  BCCA members include general contractors, trade contractors and suppliers.

Manley is an advocate of innovative human resource programming that provides an important bridge between people and construction industry employers. Under Manley’s leadership BCCA has successfully developed the Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP). This multi targeted program has assisted over 4000 people to placements in employment and training in the industry.

Manley is ex-officio director of the Council of Construction Associations, Canadian Council for Innovation in Construction and is a committee representative to a number of Canadian Construction Association national committees. Manley is the current Chairman of the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table.

Cris Munro's career in Supply Chain Management has spanned over 25 years. After initially working in the private sector for a large, multi-distribution centre organization, she moved into the public sector and has worked for various Educational and Post Secondary organizations in senior capacities.

Most recently working with Kwantlen Polytechnic University; over the last two years, Cris has pioneered electronic document distribution and on-line bidding for the public sector in construction services.

Throughout her career, Cris has been very active in pursuing working relationships between external organizations who are committed to building stronger and more positive affiliations with the public sector.

Cris holds a Canadian professional designations of SCMP - Supply Chain Management Professional and a U.S. professional designation of CPSM - Certified Professional in Supply Manangement.

Her passion for learning has lead her through teaching many courses for her Professional Association and she is currently instructing and facilitating workshops in PMAC's Supply Chain Management Leadership Program.

Her involvement in a broad range of Supply Chain areas such as services, capital equipment and managing construction services has lead her to develop workshops to increase the knowledge of both procurement
practitioners and small and medium size businesses.

As a member of many multi-sector Provincial groups, as well as leading her own company, CM2 Ventures Inc., Cris has developed and presented many workshops across the Province on topics such as Responding to RFP's, Construction 101, Managing the Construction Contract, and Exploration of Construction Delivery Models.

Cris is currently working with the Surety Association of Canada to target market their presentations.

Dan Olsen joined BC Hydro in August 2008 as Procurement Lead, Corporate. In January 2010 Dan was appointed Chief Procurement Officer and moved into this role on a full time basis in April 2010. In this role, Dan is accountable for center-led leadership of Procurement across BC Hydro. Dan and his team oversee all policies, guidelines and process improvements relating to procurement and contract management.

Prior to this; Dan was Executive Director - Supply Chain for Vancouver Coastal Health and Project Lead for the BC Health Authorities Supply Chain Shared Services Project. Dan oversaw the successful consolidation of BC's Health Authorities' supply chains. He has spent the majority of his career in Ontario, progressively taking on more responsible positions in Purchasing, Materials Management, Supply Chain and Project Management across a number of industry sectors.

Dan has an undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo in Environmental Studies and has focused ongoing learning in finance, project management and supply chain strategic and operational programs including completion of the Ivey School of Business - Finance for Executives Program in 2002.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

Architecture & DesignConstruction

W13 - Linear Shower Drains – Function & Style

Presented By

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

This linear drain overview will cover the basics of drain selection and the importance of the waterproofing measures needed for a successful and long lasting installation. More and more barrier free bathrooms are being designed and built with a linear drain as the solution for grading challenges. Tub to shower conversion are simple and yield stunning results — yet another strong point for the linear drain. John will showcase some current projects and some past installs while reviewing the three primary waterproofing approaches available for these drains. Understanding the difference between liquid and cementitious membranes, traditional liners with clamping drains and topical sheet membranes will help you determine the best linear drain for your teams building background. Tile selection, secondary back up drains, and tile layout will all be discussed and play key rolls in successful projects.

Presenter:
John Whipple, President, By Any Design Ltd.

Biography: John Whipple is a bathroom renovation contractor that follows one simple rule – “When It’s perfect. It’s good enough.” [more]

He works in Vancouver and is the owner of By Any Design Ltd. John has been building bathrooms for over 25 years and specializing in linear shower drain installations / barrier free bathroom design for the past three to five years.

There are many ways to build a shower - some good, some bad but when designing a barrier free shower or installing a linear drain on a project a solid understanding of the local building codes and industry guidelines is needed. It is for this reason that John is a member of the TTMAC ( Terrazzo Tile & Marble Association of Canada), NTCA (National Tile Contractors Association), ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) and NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association).

John’s passion for barrier free showers and linear shower drains came to him while traveling abroad with his wife in Greece and Turkey. The practical design and clean look was so appealing that John started incorporated those European looks into his Canadian renovations.

When John is not building showers he can be found working on his North Vancouver home renovation (although his wife might debate this point) or out coaching soccer with his daughters. John spends a lot of his spare time answering questions online and guiding his peers and home owners into “Best Work Practices” in the hopes of improving the industry as a whole and by doing so reducing waste in our local landfills.

Here are some current testimonials from people in the industry;

“We use John Whipple for all our shower preparations. In the past our plumbers would do this job but they didn't have the care and attention that John applies. The latest in drain and waterproofing technologies are what John brings to the table. Always does a great Job. “ - Darren Werner (Owner Werner Construction Ltd.)

“John's motto is true: ‘When it's perfect. It’s good enough.’ He continuously improves his craft through careful planning, a thirst for thorough understanding of any project he chooses to undertake, and precise execution.” – Joe Philips (Owner Luxe LLC)

“John is very passionate about his craft and it shows in his work and in his dealings with others. I consider him to be the linear drain Guru. He's the first guy I call when planning a linear drain project. It's great to be able to get advice from a fellow contractor who has done extensive hands on research with these new products. I can tell by the excitement in his voice that he loves what he does. Thanks John.” – Mark Christensen (Owner Tarkus Tile)

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

Architecture & DesignProperty ManagementConstruction

W14 - Are You Crazy For NOT Using BIM?

Session Sponsored By

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

The short answer to the title is Yes. Building Information Modeling (BIM) makes a reliable digital representation of the building available for design decision making, high-quality construction document production, construction planning, and performance predictions, and cost estimates. BIM is increasingly gaining the attention of organizations involved in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) as well as the owners and operators of buildings and other structures. In this panel discussion, attendees with learn about the benefits of BIM for all stages of building lifecycles, and the potential it has for the future of the construction Industry. They will learn how using BIM can help cut costs, mitigate risks, and improve quality within the construction process, and applications of BIM for Information Systems, Virtualization and Augmented reality.


Jeff Warwick

Dan Campbell

Tanya Charles

Collin Cronkhite

Len Rodrigues

Karl Swannie

Moderator: Jeff Warwick, B.Sc., CEO, CloverPoint

Panelists:
Dan Campbell, Graphics Planner, City of Vancouver
Tanya Charles, GIS Manager, CloverPoint
Collin Cronkhite, P.Eng, CP, Stantec
Len Rodrigues, Senior Principal, Stantec
Karl Swannie, B.Sc., Director of Business Development, CloverPoint

Biographies: [more]

Jeff Warwick, B.Sc., is the CEO of CloverPoint and has over 18 years of Professional GIS and Consultation experience. The CEO’s subordinate departments include Finance, Operations, Marketing, Sales and Human Resources. Jeff is a visionary and innovator, developing applications and procedures to increase CloverPoint’s effectiveness and client satisfaction. Jeff’s career history includes major projects across all levels of government, private sector and Non Government Organizations (NGO).

Dan Campbell completed his BFA in Architecture at UBC. He Specializes in 3D visualization, 3D data conversion, GIS - 3D data integration, public art, city modeling. He is a Member at Richmond Public Art Commission and a Planner for the Urban Design Group at City of Vancouver. Dan is also an expert in CAD and Autodesk technologies.

Tanya Charles has been working in the IT field for over 5 years and is one of the senior technical leads on CloverPoint’s GIS team. She is also a GIS Project Manager whose responsibilities include the planning, execution and deployment of CloverPoint’s mapping projects. Tanya has a solid understanding of process methodologies, such as Waterfall, Iterative, SCRUM and Agile. She uses her knowledge and experience to create clear and attainable project objectives, build requirements, and manage project cost, time and scope. Tanya is also excellent at internal and external communication.

A Professional Engineer and Code Professional in BC, Collin Cronkhite is the discipline lead for Stantec Victoria’s Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Groups. With almost 2 decades as a Consulting Engineer both in Canada and Europe, Collin has focused on quality, cutting-edge design and managing life cycle costs. From a former life in Real Estate Management, he developed a keen interest in the connection between design, operations and the importance of the commissioning process; and of course, accurate documentation to support asset management and infrastructure decisions.

With over 30 years of experience, Len Rodrigues is the corporate Practice Leader for Stantec Architecture’s Higher Education practice. As an architect, planner and urban designer, Len’s professional involvement has focused on city design and facilities for education.

Karl Swannie B.Sc., is the Director of Business Development and is tasked with implementing techniques designed to continually innovate and grow CloverPoint. Karl has a long history as a Business Analyst, Project Manager and Account Manager for application development projects around the world. Karl specializes in leading interdisciplinary teams of database designers, cartographers, graphic designers, QA/QC staff, technical writers, programmers, marketing departments and sales staff.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 10:30am – 12:30pm

$55

Architecture & Design

W15 - Colour: The Ever-Evolving Future Trends

Session Sponsored By

[ AIBC=2 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs; BOMI=2 CPDs ]

As colour is such a critical aspect of design, this session will include the most notable future colour trends that will impact all colour and design decisions, providing the incentive to “re-focus’ your thinking on the new forecasts. The origins and drivers of the trends will also be discussed, followed by a question and answer session.

Presenter: Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute and the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training (www.colorexpert.com & Eisemancolorblog.com)

Biography: Leatrice Eiseman is a color specialist is been called "the international color guru." Her color expertise is recognized worldwide, especially as a prime consultant, spokesperson and color forecaster to Pantone, Inc. [more]

She has helped many companies, from small one person start-ups to large corporations, make the best and most educated choice of color for product development, logos and identification, brand imaging, packaging, websites, point of purchase, interior/exterior design or any other application where color choice is critical to the success of the product or environment. She heads the Eiseman Center for Color Information & Training and is also executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Lee is the author of seven books on color, her two latest being More Alive With Color – Personal Colors, Personal Style, and COLOR: Messages and Meanings, a Pantone Color Resource that won an award from Create Magazine. The Messages & Meanings book is a companion to her earlier book the Pantone Guide to Communicating With Color that won an award from How Design Magazine as one of the top 20 books for designers. Her other books include the Color Answer Book and Colors For Your Every Mood, which was chosen as a Book of the Month Club selection and received an award from the Independent Publisher’s Association. Her latest book is titled The Pantone History of Color in the 20th Century and will be released this fall.

Lee has been included in the group of 50 top style makers including Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren, in the leading home furnishings publication, HFN. She was fifth of 10 in the “Outside Influencers” category, ahead of both Steve Jobs and Rachel Ray. And Fortune Magazine has featured her as one of the top decision makers for her work in color and forecasting. A little closer to home, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles Magazine named Lee as one of the top 100 people, places and things that define Seattle Design. Lee conducts many color seminars and is widely quoted in publications such as Elle Decor, Home Magazine, Better Homes & Garden, Home Accents Today, Harper's Bazaar, WWD, Glamour, Vogue, People Magazine, Self, Communication Arts, Graphic Design USA, ID Magazine, HOW Magazine, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today and Ad Age, as well as numerous other trade and consumer publications. She has made appearances on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, HGTV, Discovery Channel and the FOX network in the U.S. as well as abroad and has been interviewed by radio stations worldwide. Lee also selects the 10 top fashion colors twice yearly for Pantone and Women’s Wear Daily.

In addition, Lee develops a color forecast for professionals, the Pantone View Home, on a yearly basis and contributes to the Pantone View Color Planner twice yearly. Also twice a year she does the top 10 colors for Woman’s Wear Daily, the “bible” of the fashion industry. She is a Chairholder in Color Marketing Group, a member of Fashion group International, Industrial Design Society of America and an associate member of ASID.

Her academic background includes a degree in psychology from Antioch as well as advanced studies and a counseling specialist certification from UCLA. She has studied both fashion and interior design and has taught in both areas.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 10:30am – 12:30pm

$150

Professional Development

W16 - Getting It All Done — Managing An Unmanageable Workload

[ AIBC=2 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs; BOMI=2 CPDs ]

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 eve 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, Feb. 8 • 11:00am – 12:00pm

$45

Architecture & DesignProperty ManagementConstructionProfessional DevelopmentGreen

W17 - Bigger & Better — How to Trade Up

[ AIBC=1 Non-Core LU; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1 CPD ]

Kyle MacDonald captured the world's attention when he set out to trade a single red paper-clip for a house. Fourteen trades and countless stories later, he succeeded. MacDonald's story is unique not only for its end result, but how he got the ball rolling.

Inspired by the kids’ game “Bigger and Better” MacDonald set out to trade up his one red paper clip with the end goal of finding a house. He launched his quest on the Internet and used the web to solicit trades from all over the world. The story travelled like wildfire and caught the attention of news and entertainment agencies across the globe.

Audiences will learn about MacDonald’s encounters with Alice Cooper and Corbin Bernsen, and understand that his story isn’t really about the trades he made, but about building relationships, being open to adventure and believing in a dream.

Presenter: Kyle MacDonald, Founder, One Red Paperclip

Biography: [more]

Originally from Belcarra, British Columbia, Canada, Kyle has planted more than one hundred thousand trees, delivered more than one thousand pizzas, but eaten only one scorpion. He has also traded one red paperclip for a house only once.

MacDonald traveled extensively in Canada and the US to make his trades, meeting people in Massachusetts, Queens, Los Angeles and Seattle, to name a few. Each trade had a unique place, person and story to tell, including trading a camp stove to a US marine sergeant and meeting Alice Cooper.

Along the way, MacDonald and his paperclip caught worldwide attention from the likes of ABC, 20/20 and Hollywood. Visitors from as far away as Australia flew to Kipling to watch him make the final trade for his new house, and his story has inspired many others to dream big and begin their own Internet trades. He has made hundreds of media appearances including, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Hour, MSNBC, BBC, CBS, CNN, CBC, City TV, Global, and has been featured in USA Today, Maclean's, The New York Times, In Touch Magazine, VH1, MTV, The National Examiner, Reader's Digest, LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and The Toronto Star, among others.

When he's not stealing a flag from the Prime Minister's office or promoting Alberta Beef by hitch-hiking in a parade, you might find him leaving his wallet in El Segundo or hanging out in Bangkok modeling Italian Soccer jerseys to fund 4am Red-Bull and Rum-fueled urban hitchhikes. He also enjoys writing third-person bio pages for his website and loves to stand on street corners in Montreal hawking shoddily-bound English literature to Francophones in sub-zero temperatures.

His mom still cuts his hair.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

ConstructionGreen

GAINING GROUND SESSION

W18 - Urban Sustainability: The Future Is Local

In Co-operation With


[ AIBC=1. 5 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

We may be on a global economic roller coaster for several more years, which will intensify social anxiety and uncertainty, and impact our business directions and priorities. Want some good advice? Think local! Security and stability will become more important. Community resilience and capacity will be the new need-to-haves in home and neighbourhood design. Local economies — meaning greater local self-sufficiency — will be strong indicators of community health. Are these trends important to your business? You bet! This session will give you a chance to hear from and work with a lifelong master of community-building.

Sponsored by the BCIT School of Construction & the Environment, the Real Estate Foundation of BC and organized by the Centre for Urban Innovation

Speaker: John Knott, President Noisette Company and leader of the Noisette Project

Biographies: [more]

John L. Knott, Jr., a third generation builder and developer with extensive experience in the holistic development of planned communities, leads the Noisette Project development team, which is collaborating in a public-private partnership with the City of North Charleston to restore 3,000 acres of the city’s historic urban core.

Knott has 38 years of experience in urban redevelopment and community rehabilitation. He is an internationally recognized leader in the redevelopment of cities, and has served as an advisor to municipalities throughout the United States, Canada, China and Russia.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

Architecture & DesignProperty Management

W19 - Understanding Feng Shui and the Chinese Market Regarding Real Estate and Building Construction in Vancouver

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Chinese buyers are dominating the Vancouver Real Estate Market. Many buyers incorporate Feng Shui requirements into their purchase and building requirements. What are they looking for? What is real Feng Shui and what is cultural superstition? Understanding Feng Shui will give you an advantage in today’s market. Classical Feng Shui as practiced in China is so much more than just moving your furniture and picking a colour, it all starts with location. Attend this seminar, learn, and understand the principles behind Classical Feng Shui.

Click here to see an interview with Marlyna on Global Noon News Hour >>

Presenter: Marlyna Los, Master of Classical Feng Shui, Founder and Director of Feng Shui Consulting and the East West Academy of Feng Shui

Biography: [more]

Marlyna Los is an internationally recognised Master of Classical Feng Shui, Speaker and Teacher. She works with individual clients as well as corporations, entrepreneurs, government departments, architects, designers and decorators. Clients and students from around the world have benefitted from her knowledge and commitment to share her knowledge of Feng Shui.

She is the founder and director of Balancing Essentials Feng Shui Consulting and the East West Academy of Feng Shui. She incorporates Classical Traditional Feng Shui principles with aesthetics, function, sustainability and design into her residential, business and corporate consultations. She teaches beginner to advanced classes in all aspects and schools of Feng Shui.

She travels extensively teaching and consulting. Her current home base is Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

Property Management

W20 - Too Much Mumbo Jumbo? Ten Truths for Real Estate Industry Marketing in 2012

[ AIBC=1.5 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

In 2008 the world was rocked by a global financial crisis, and consumer behavior changed forever. Nowhere is this more true than in the real estate sector, because buying a home remains the most important and expensive purchase a consumer will ever make.

But uncertainty breeds experimentation, and since 2008 there’s been a lot of marketing mumbo jumbo from a million marketing experts. A company owner or marketing VP can spend an eternity trying to figure out what the heck is going on in the marketing world, and more importantly, what to do next.

David Allison has been watching the marketing revolution play out from the frontlines. In this presentation he offers a simple and straightforward set of Ten Truths that make sense for 2012, rules based on what’s worked and what hasn’t for his real estate development clients.

These Ten Truths can offer immediate help to residential real estate developers, commercial property owners, bankers, agents, guys who make windows….it doesn’t matter. If there’s a story to be told, the Ten Truths are the signposts that make the new marketing roadmap make sense.

Presenter: David Allison, Co-Founder & President, Braun/Allison Inc.

Biography: [more]

David Allison is the President of Braun/Allison Inc., an award-winning real estate development branding and communications company. Braun/Allison marketing teams have worked on resort, residential, commercial and master-planned community projects across Canada, the United States, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, and Mongolia.

David is the author of two books on real estate development marketing, has taught undergraduate and post-graduate marketing courses at the University of Calgary, and is a frequent speaker and media commentator. He is a member of the Metis Nation, making Braun/Allison the only aboriginal-owned real estate development communications firm in the world.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

Architecture & DesignConstruction

W21 - Smart Structural Reconstructions

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Projects working with existing structures come with their own unique set of criteria and restrictions. Whether upgrading to meet current code seismic loading conditions, allowing for modern use of a heritage building, or upgrading structures while occupied there are structural solutions that can be delivered. This seminar will demonstrate structural solutions that help preserve the architectural vision or heritage character of their projects. We will review structural analysis undertaken to assess current buildings and review seismic upgrade techniques and requirements.

Several case studies will be utilized to demonstrate, including: upgrading a post-disaster facility to the highest post-disaster seismic requirements; re-use of existing materials to maintain historic significance and context; and reduction of materials and intervention in a change of use project.


Mel O’Keeffe

Levi Stoelting

Presenters:
Mel O’Keeffe, Managing Principal, Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers
Levi Stoelting, P. Eng, Associate, Structural Engineer, Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers

Biographies: [more]

Mel O’Keeffe, a managing principal of Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers/GS•Sayers Engineering Ltd., is a senior consultant with 25 years of structural design experience including design in reinforced concrete, post-tensioned concrete, structural steel, woodframe, and heavy timber. He has participated in residential, commercial, and industrial building projects throughout British Columbia, encompassing most structural forms and building materials. Recent projects have included Jim Pattison Outpatient Care & Surgery Centre P3 Project, Richmond Olympic Oval, Whistler Peak to Peak Gondola Terminal Buildings and the RCMP "E" Division Headquarters P3 Project.

Levi Stoelting, an associate and project manager at Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers, is an engineer with a decade of structural design experience including design in reinforced concrete, post–tensioned concrete, structural steel, and woodframe construction. He also has experience in the seismic upgrade, retrofit and expansion of existing structures. Coupled with his technical expertise, Levi’s communication and leadership skills have allowed him to excel in our time-sensitive industry, providing efficient and innovative designs for our clients.  Levi has worked on iconic projects such as the Georgia Hotel reconstruction, Shrum Science Complex Renewal and Shoreline and Kayak residential buildings in the Olympic Village.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

ConstructionGreen

W22 - Making It Work: Design and Details for New Seismic and Envelope Requirements

Session Sponsored By

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Changes to the BC Building Code are coming in effect in Fall 2012 and the residential construction industry needs to be prepared. Seismic zone structural requirements and energy requirements top the list for changes to the Code. The new provisions will change the way many walls, basements, slabs and roofs are designed and constructed. This seminar will explore real and practical solutions for the new lateral load requirements of wood-frame houses, and envelope detailing to meet the improved energy requirements.

Presenter: Murray Frank, Constructive Home Solutions Inc.

Biography: [more]

Murray Frank of Constructive Home Solutions Inc. delivers this presentation on behalf of the Homeowner Protection Office. Mr. Frank is recognized as a premier building envelope specialist in British Columbia and has been instrumental in the development of the understanding of moisture problems relating to single family and multi-unit residential buildings. He performs building envelope design and assessments, and has integrated many new technologies into recent client projects. He has been an instructor at colleges in Vancouver and Victoria, and has developed a series of educational seminars for various groups including the Homeowner Protection Office that have been attended by over 15,000 licensed builders, building officials and industry professionals over the past seven years. Mr. Frank is a founding member and Past President of the British Columbia Building Envelope Council.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

ConstructionGreen

W23 - Balancing Sustainability and Budget — Making Every Dollar Count

Presented By

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Inefficient homes have a tremendous impact on the environment as well as the budget of the homeowner. In a competitive market, it is essential to be able to effectively communicate the message of sustainability, efficiency and performance to the client all while providing valuable services within a budget. This presentation will blend budget requirements with effective, sustainable upgrade options as well as disseminate which choices provide long term savings and transferable benefits for the homeowner.

Presenter: Einar Halbig, B.A.Sc., CEA - CEO, E3 Eco Group Inc.

Biography: [more]

Einar Halbig's 12 year career has been focused on energy-efficiency and construction. Following his Civil Engineering studies, Einar worked for several local companies before starting his own consulting business in 2003. In 2007 Einar partnered with Troy Glasner to form E3 Eco Group Inc.  Now with a team of associates, E3 consults to builders, developers, architects and homeowners across BC. Always learning and gaining experience in the field of sustainability, it is Einar's passion to share this information with others. A firm understanding and belief in the concept of a "high performance" house guides the actions of Einar and E3 Eco Group. Having completed an extensive energy retrofit of his own house, Einar enjoys his energy-efficient, environmentally friendly house along with his very understanding wife and three young children.

Einar currently instructs the Built Green™ Builders Workshop course.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

Architecture & Design

W24 - Designing for Diversity

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Many countries throughout the world serve as the crossroads of culture, religion, and values that can sometimes serve as a source of misunderstanding and conflict. Understanding core aspects that influence how a person perceives and then behaves within select environments is essential if diversity is to be celebrated. Defining diversity can sometimes be difficult because it includes cultural traits, ethnic characteristics, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and varying physical and mental abilities. In this presentation participants will be able to conceptualize the full breadth of diversity and then develop appropriate designs for diverse populations within public spaces.

Presenter: Dr. Dak Kopec, Award Wining Author and Associate Professor at Newschool of Architecture and Design

Biography: [more]

Dak holds a doctorate degree in Environmental Psychology with a concentration in perception and design and two master’s degrees, one in Architecture and another in Community Psychology. He is an Associate Professor at NewSchool of Architecture and Design, has served twice as a Visiting Lecturer at Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha Qatar and Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii in the schools of Architecture and Medicine.

Among Dak’s most notable accomplishments include several journal articles, the completion of three books: Environmental Psychology for Design, Health, Sustainability and The Built Environment, and Evidence Based Design: A Process for Research and Writing. He has also authored two monographs; Americans with Disabilities Act and The Elderly Population and Designs that Protect: Incorporating Culturally Diverse Perspectives in Long-Term Care Facilities. He was also a host of a television pilot for TLC (The Learning Chanel) and hosted a second television pilot produced by Baja Posse Movies.

Dak was also invited by the Costa Rican National Congress’ of Medicine and Engineering to discuss the role of Design and Health, testified before the California State Senate on issues of Environmental Health, has been invited to present on the future of design at the IDA (International Design Alliance) Congress in Taiwan, and he is listed as a Fullbright Specialist and member of ASID’s Distinguished Speakers. He also serves on the Editorial Board of QScience Connect: a Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publication.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

Architecture & DesignProperty ManagementConstructionProfessional DevelopmentGreen

W25 - How to Do Business with the Federal Government

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Learn about the fundamentals of selling goods and services to the Government of Canada. This seminar provides information on how to market to the federal government, how the government does its buying, and how to keep track of opportunities to bid on Canadian government purchases. This is the first seminar in the series of three seminars on information about working with the Public Works.

An introduction to the MERX and SRI systems is included.

Presenter: Calvin Yan, Stakeholder Engagement, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises

Biography: [more]

Calvin works in the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) with the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada. He is a key contact for small and medium businesses that want to supply goods and services to the federal government. Calvin provides information and support on how to navigate the federal procurement system.

Before Calvin joined OSME, he led the finance and administration branches for several departments which included procurement responsibilities. As a result, he gained exposure to various goods and service contracts and the value that small and medium businesses provide to government procurement.

Calvin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from BCIT, and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 1:00pm – 3:00pm

$55

Architecture & DesignConstruction

W26 - Think Less, Do More: Quality Lighting in Residential Projects — Even With Energy Efficient Light Sources

Presented By

[ AIBC=2 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Energy efficiency often seems at odds with the goal to achieve quality lighting. As more stringent energy codes become part of our way of life, it becomes necessary to use efficient light sources. This seminar will demonstrate how efficient lighting can be utilized yet still provide the warmth and flexibility to fit with our concepts of residential design.

Presenter: Margot Richards, Principal, Margot Richards Lighting Consultant

Biography: Margot has worked as a lighting designer since 1993. Establishing her own consultancy in May 2003, Margot provides professional lighting design services on an independent consulting basis, finding the best solutions for design and sourcing the best lighting solutions available in the marketplace, locally and around the world. [more]

The scope of her project experience has been wide and varied and has ranged from private residences to large-scale commercial projects.

Margot attained certification as a lighting professional in the fall of 2001. This the result of years of training and rigorous testing. In addition to being a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and a Lighting Professional, Margot holds a diploma in Interior Design from BCIT. Margot is a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers after having been adjudicated and accepted by this professional organization.

Margot’s deep appreciation and comprehension of architecture and design complements her knowledge of lighting with design resulting in integrated lighting solutions. In addition, her technical knowledge has enabled her to work in concert with electrical engineers and electrical contractors. She has extensive experience in the tender process and has a sound background in delivering the design intent.

Recent Work includes commercial work that falls under the guidelines for LEED certification and City of Vancouver Energy Use Requirements. In addition, she has worked on a number of projects in California and Arizona where Title 24 energy mandates must be followed. Margot has the personal mandate to use energy effectively and responsibly without compromising design.

In addition to running a private practice, Margot has served as a Guest Lecturer for Interior Design programs at Kwantlen University College and BC Institute of Technology. At present she is teaching a credited course, Lighting for Interior Designers, at BCIT.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 1:30pm – 3:30pm

$150

Professional Development

W27 - Leadership Skills for Manager, Supervisors, and Business Owners

[ AIBC=2 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs; BOMI=2 CPDs ]

Within a world of continuous change, one constant remains: our reliance on others. Big organization or small group, we must work together to meet the increasing demands of today’s workplace and customers—and work together as effectively as possible. Real leaders can make that happen. The lessons in this program can help you bring your team together, increase their performance, and help them have fun along the way.

Topics

Leaders attending this program will:

  • Master ten techniques to raise team enthusiasm — and even more ways to implement them.
  • Understand what’s driving the need for change in today’s organizations.
  • Gain a new perspective on the framework for successful teamwork.
  • Explore the foundation of team performance.
  • Hear how to expand team decision-making within any organizational structure.
  • Decipher the difference between agreement and support — and practice the seven steps to build true team consensus.
  • Decide what a team needs in order to be successful and how to get it.
  • Learn six symptoms of low enthusiasm and the techniques to lead your group through them.
  • Determine what “mission” really means and learn three ways to apply your mission every day.

Benefits

Much of our own success comes from our ability to work well with others. Much of an organization’s success comes from the willingness of its people to work well with one another. A team’s success comes from its’ leader’s ability to make successes of others. Discover the path to true team leadership in this dynamic session and then use these tools to guarantee your organization will thrive in today’s changing market.

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, Feb. 8 • 1:00pm – 4:30pm

$150

Professional Development

W28 - Requests for Proposals

[ AIBC=3.25 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.3 CEUs; BOMI=3 CPDs ]

One of the most widely used forms of solicitation is the Request for Proposal (RFP). This form of solicitation is used for situations such as product or service replacement, improving organizational effectiveness or problem identification and resolution. The buyer has the need and the seller has the solution.

This presentation will provide a synopsis of the planning and development of an RFP.

This presentation will include an overview of the following topic areas:

  • Understanding the RFP Planning Framework
  • Understanding Requests for Information, Expressions of Interest and Qualifications
  • Developing and Preparing the RFP Requirements and Project Scope
  • Establishing Project Budget Options and Pricing Strategies
  • Understanding Risk Management Planning Requirements and Process
  • Understanding Performance Measurement and Quality Assurance
  • Establishing the Proposal Evaluation Criteria and Process
  • Finalizing the RFP Package
  • Establishing Proposal Submission Requirements Including Proposal Response Planning Factors, Format and Content
  • Establishing Proposal Presentation Requirements
  • Understanding the Importance of Establishing a Negotiation Strategy
  • The Key Elements of a Contract Statement (or Schedule) of Work
  • Guidelines to Debriefing Proponents

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

Biography: Court has been directly associated with procurement and contract management, as a project manager for large Federal Government programs and as a consultant and instructor for over 25 years. [more]

Court provides training courses on the best practices of business and management processes associated with all of the phases of procurement management. This includes Business Case Planning and Development, Contract Management Planning and Implementation, Requests for Proposals (RFP), Preparing Well-Written Proposals in response to an RFP, and Negotiating Effectively.

Court was one of the primary designers of the BC government’s Procurement and Contract Management Program (PCMP) and was the primary instructor for 4 courses within this program (2004-2010).

His organizational and professional development education includes the following:

  • Masters degree in Organizational Leadership and Management
  • Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education
  • Graduate of the Canadian Army Command and Staff College
  • Qualified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Training Instructor Program

His company, Stevens Consulting Group Inc. is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) designated by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 2:30pm – 4:00pm

$45

Construction

W29 - Construction Keynote Panel: Conversations on Construction

Session Sponsored By

Media Sponsor

[ AIBC=1.5 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

2012 promises to hold lots of challenges for the construction industry, ranging from uncertainty in the financial sector to changing markets to impending skills shortages, all of which will impact everyone in the construction industry.

Our panel of industry experts will share their views on emerging trends, changing practices and global issues that the industry will be facing. Come ready to participate in this discussion so your company can prepare itself to deal with these forces.


Keith Sashaw

Roger Bayley

Mark Casaletto

Sarah Clark

Dee Miller

Don Nishimura

Moderator: Keith Sashaw, President Vancouver Regional Construction Association

Panelists:
Roger Bayley, Principal, Roger Bayley Inc.
Mark Casaletto, Managing Director, RCD Canada
Sarah Clark, President & CEO, Partnerships BC
Dee Miller, Vice-President Finance & Administration, JJM Construction Ltd.
Don Nishimura, President & Chief Operating Officer of Scott Construction Ltd.

Biographies: [more]

Keith Sashaw was appointed the President of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association on March 26th, 2001. In that position, he is the senior staff person of the largest construction association in BC, representing participants in the non-wood frame construction industry. Prior to joining VRCA, Mr. Sashaw was the Executive Vice-President of the Electrical Contractors Association of BC, the provincial trade association representing the electrical contracting industry. Mr. Sashaw was in that position from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Sashaw was the Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC from 1985 to 1999, and was responsible for the operations of the industry association representing the residential construction industry at the provincial level. Mr. Sashaw has been active in a number of other areas, including serving as Secretary to the VanASEP Training Society, an innovative partnership focused on working with the aboriginal community to train workers for the construction industry. In addition, he serves on a number of advisory committees for BCIT and other organizations and is the co-chair of the Construction Cluster for the Building opportunities with Business organization, and is a Trustee to the BCCA Group Benefit Plan.

Roger Bayley is a strong advocate for sustainable building practices, and has extensive experience as a Green Building leader and educator at conferences on the national and international scale. He is the principal of Roger Bayley Inc., which he founded in 2009 with the aim of harnessing the skills of forward-thinking developers, planners, architects and visionaries to create innovative green buildings and master-planned communities.

Roger’s experience spans 40 years of senior-level project design and management. As a founding principal of Merrick Architecture in (which grew from four to seventy employees during his tenure), he was responsible for project design, value engineering, quality control and project management.

From 2006 to 2010 he was the design manager for the Millennium Water Olympic Village in Vancouver, Canada’s first LEED™ certified Platinum neighbourhood and the largest sustainable community in North America. Roger offers his clients proven expertise in addressing issues such as climate change, urban planning, passive design, healthy communities and energy management in our built environment.

Drawing on his own considerable experience — as well as the knowledge of consultants and fellow experts — he helps clients develop innovative solutions that exemplify a new way forward.

Mark Casaletto, V.P. and General Manager for Reed Construction Data Canada (RCD) has over 15 years leadership experience in the industry.  He is an active speaker at industry events providing insight and intelligence on the state and economics of the Canadian construction industry.

Mark is a Ryerson University graduate in business management with a minor in economics.  Upon graduation in the early 90’s he joined Southam Inc and was involved in the development of key electronic products which where being introduced in the first generation of the internet.  He moved on to Embanet Corporation where he later served as Director of Sales and Marketing.  At Embanet he helped lead the company to become a global leader in providing online learning solutions working closely with such respected institutions such as the Johns Hopkins University and Boston University. In 1997, Mark joined McGraw-Hill Construction where he led the launch of several products into Canada.  In 2005, he joined Reed Construction Data as General Manager, completed the Strategic Leadership Program at Harvard University and has since steered this 100 year old authoritative voice of Canada’s construction industry into the digital age by enhancing their web presence to a respected and popular Canadian source for construction news, project data, and building product information.  Mark sits on the Innovation board of Reed Business Information which puts him at the forefront of emerging technologies and changing markets and enables him to offer opportunities for new products, new services, and new business models to the industry.  In July 2009 Mark accepted a seat on the George Brown Advisory Board for Construction and Engineering Technologies. Mark currently resides in Toronto where was born and raised, with his wife, Stephanie and three young children.

Sarah Clark, P.Eng., is President and CEO of Partnerships BC. Partnerships BC is a provincial agency that works with government to evaluate, structure and implement major construction projects which serve the public interest. Ms. Clark is a Professional Engineer and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Queen's University.

Nadine (Dee) Miller is Vice President for the JJM Construction Ltd. JJM is a third generation, family owned business that began in the late 1940s and is involved in all aspects of construction such as heavy civil, structural, road building as well as marine construction and dredging. Dee brings to her role a wealth of firsthand knowledge in the field of construction. JJM’s Construction projects have included highway construction and maintenance, site development, infrastructure improvements, airport construction, water storage, dams, rock breakwater construction, wharf structures, pipeline installations and suction dredging. During the past two decades, JJM’s U.S. subsidiary Miller Contracting Inc., has exported marine construction services to the United States.

In addition to her work in JJM Construction Ltd., Dee serves as President of F.A.S.T. First Aid & Survival Technologies Limited. F.A.S.T., an affiliate to JJM, is British Columbia’s largest manufacturer and supplier of safety management products and services. Recognizing the importance of safety in the work environment, Dee has worked passionately for two decades to influence positive change of safety culture within the construction industry. Dee was the Founder and Director of the BC Road Construction and Road Maintenance Safety Network which merged in 2010 to form the British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance.

Ms. Miller served as a Director of the BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association from 1996 – 2002 and in 2001 was the only woman to serve as Chair in the Association’s 44-year history.

Dee has also served on the Board of Directors for the Business Families Centre at UBC Sauder School of Business as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the BC Cancer Research Foundation from 2006 – 2010.

Ms. Miller joined the Canadian Construction Association Board of Directors in 2003, became a member of the Executive Committee in 2006 and an Elected Officer in 2008. Dee has chaired the International Business Committee, and currently serves as co-chair for the Membership and Promotion Committee.

Ms. Miller has been featured on CBC Venture, Eye Witness, Canadian Small Business, BC Business and many other business periodicals. In 2007, Ms. Miller was recognized by Business in Vancouver as a recipient of their Influential Women in Business Award.

In November 2011, Dee and her husband John will celebrate their 40th anniversary. They have worked together all their married life to build their family businesses which they share with their two sons, Peter and Matthew, two daughter-in-laws Christine and Stephanie and three grandchildren, Alexa, Michael and John James II (JJ).

Don Nishimura joined Scott Construction Group in 1986 and has been involved in all aspects of field operations. He is actively involved with the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, British Columbia Construction Association and British Columbia Construction Roundtable. Don’s mandate is to lead a team of seasoned construction professionals who will focus on improving the operational efficiency and performance of all business units with emphasis on results and accountability; developing and adding resources for company growth; and ensuring that Scott’s commitments to clients are met.

Thursday, February 9

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

Property ManagementConstructionGreen

T01 - Continuous Commissioning using Real-time Energy Metering and Building Systems Monitoring

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

From fast-food lunches to forgotten gym workouts, we all know it is all too easy to fall back into old habits once we make the effort to change. It is no different when it comes to buildings – old habits can re-surface after optimizing your operation. But you can do more than accept the inevitable. You can embrace and benefit from change that endures through Continuous Commissioning. Although the benefits of improved energy performance are clear, optimizing your building’s performance in real-time can be a complicated process.

Learn what continuous commissioning is and what steps are involved; gain access to case-studies you can use to present the business case at your building; get the latest on how metering and monitoring can go beyond energy; discover how Continuous Commissioning can support BOMA BESt, and LEED-EB certifications, and Vancouver’s 2020 “Greenest City” initiative.


Bruce Cullen

Luke Smeaton

Presenters:
Bruce Cullen, Manager – Remote Communities, Pulse Energy
Luke Smeaton, Project Manager – Green Planning & Design, Halsall Associates

Biographies: [more]

Bruce Cullen is Manager of Pulse Energy’s Remote Communities division. He is an expert in the field of integrating Demand Side Management strategies and technologies into off-grid diesel generation systems. He led his team to the development and deployment of BC’s first Smart Meter deployment in the remote First Nations community of Hartley Bay, BC. Bruce continues to inspire his team to innovate and implement system (micro smart grid) and facility level energy data analytics and Demand Response, utilizing Pulse’s real-time software capabilities. Prior to joining Pulse, Bruce founded and led Cullen Energy, which delivered Canada’s largest residential energy efficiency retrofit program.

Luke Smeaton, BBSc (hons) has a Bachelor of Building Science from Victoria University, New Zealand (2003). Since graduating, he has gained experience in sustainability consulting, mechanical systems design, commissioning and retro-commissioning, environmental rating tools and building performance analysis. As an Energy Specialist and Project Manager with Halsall Associates, Luke works with clients to help ‘green’ both new and existing buildings. Luke believes that the key to successful project outcomes is an integrated multi-disciplinary approach where team members work collaboratively and communicate effectively.

Luke has a broad background in building science and technical analysis combined with a wide range of international project experience. Prior to joining Halsall in 2010, Luke worked as an energy and sustainability specialist for several consultancies in North America, Europe and Australasia to develop effective energy efficiency strategies for a wide range of building types.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

Construction

T02 - Understanding Builder Liens

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

This seminar will provide you with a practical understanding of the Builders Lien Act and the valuable rights provided under it. Topics covered will include lien time lines, trust remedies, holdback liens, rights to information, and priorities.


Christopher Hirst

Norm Streu

Presenters:
Christopher Hirst, Partner, Construction & Engineering Practice Group Leader, Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP
Norm Streu, President & COO, LMS Reinforcing Steel Group

Biographies: [more]

Chris Hirst is a partner and the leader of Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP's Construction & Engineering Practice. Chris also chairs his firm’s client service program.

His client centered practice is focused on assisting construction industry clients in the management of procurement issues, the negotiation and drafting of contracts, and the resolution of builders liens and other construction based litigation. Chris also provides environmental advice to clients including a major Canadian oil and gas company as well as defending professionals in a broad range of error and omission claims.

Chris is a frequent speaker and writer on legal issues of interest to the construction and business communities. He is the co-author of the Annotated Builders Lien Act, 2007 – 2008 published by the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLEBC) and a contributing author to the Builders Lien Practice Manual also published by the CLEBC.

Norm Streu is the Chief Operating Officer of LMS Reinforcing Steel, the leading fabricator and installer of reinforcing steel in Western Canada. Prior to joining LMS, Norm enjoyed a successful career leading the Construction & Engineering law department at the firm of Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

Property ManagementConstructionGreen

T03 - Solar Air Heating: How Healthy Public Sector Buildings Stand Out

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Canadians spend more than 90% of our time indoors. To enjoy a healthy indoor environment, people require fresh outdoor air. State-of-the-art solar air heating technology supplies fresh outdoor air to the indoors very effectively. This educational session highlights how the green technology works, while building heating related cost and emissions can be cut at payback periods of less than one year. Panel presenters from the City of Richmond will showcase a suite of current green technology initiatives including solar air heating. Architects, developers and building experts will learn how the technology can cost effectively positions them too as a leader in climate change mitigation.


Greg Scott

Richard Siegenthaler

Janet Whitehead

Presenters:
Greg Scott, P. Eng. LEED A.P., Director, Project Development, City of Richmond
Richard Siegenthaler, B.Eng.(MECH), Solar Specialist, Hemmera
Janet Whitehead, Senior Project Manager, Project Development, City of Richmond

Biographies: [more]

Greg Scott has over 19 years of experience in providing project management expertise in major municipal infrastructure projects and facility energy efficiency and conservation solutions. He directs the City's implementation of a broad GHG reduction strategy targeting municipal corporate carbon neutrality by 2012, with focal projects involving numerous LEED Silver and Gold City facilities, solar community pools, and several district energy strategies moving forward such as in Richmond’s Steveston core.

Richard Siegenthaler has over 11 years experience working in the energy efficiency industry.  Boasting vast solar expertise from assisting hundreds of clients in planning and construction of solar thermal systems, he is well respected by industry peers. Mr. Siegenthaler is currently an instructor of solar thermal technology at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and an expert reviewer of FortisBC’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEC) initiative as related to innovative technologies.

In keeping with the sustainable "High Performance" Building Policy for city owned facilities, Janet Whitehead has been involved in new facility developments and major renovations that reduce building energy consumption and GHG emissions. At new and existing fire halls, swimming pools and recreation centres, projects have included solar hot water heating, geoexchange and solar air heating technologies.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

Property ManagementConstructionGreen

T04 - High Office Energy Efficiency with a Low Price Tag

Session Sponsored By

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Cost is often the biggest challenge faced when going "green". This presentation outlines the steps taken during a recent commercial office interior renovation where the project team was challenged to achieve equal or better energy performance in comparison to new commercial office spaces while using existing fixtures, maintaining occupant comfort and increasing productivity. By employing low-cost, intelligent design strategies and by aligning the older, owner provided light fixtures with the office workspaces, the project team was able to achieve better than the current “best-in-class” standard for lighting performance.


Aislinn McCarry

Doug Webber

Presenters:
Aislinn McCarry, Project Associate, Halsall Associates Ltd.
Doug Webber, Green Building Practice Leader - Green Planning & Design, Halsall Associates

Biographies: [more]

Aislinn McCarry, a project associate with Halsall's Green Building Practice lends her skills to design teams and building owners to the improvement of the energy performance in existing buildings and the creation of high performance new buildings. With a background in mechanical engineering and renewable energy technologies, Aislinn brings both technical expertise and critical thinking to her project teams. Aislinn's project history includes commercial office and residential buildings ranging from LEED implementation to integrated energy assessments. Aislinn has recently worked on a number of LEED EB projects in downtown Toronto.

Aislinn has a bachelor of mechanical engineering from Queen's University. Prior to joining Halsall in 2010, Aislinn worked as a researcher for Bioenergy 2020+ in Wieselburg Ausitra where she conducted research on biomass boilers. Her work ranged from optimizing combustion processes to investigating methods for reducing particulate emissions and utilizing cogeneration in biomass-fired boilers of various sizes.

Doug Webber, P. Eng., LEED AP BD+C has been working in green development for over 20 years. During this time he managed the design and building of high-performance residential, commercial, institutional and neighbourhood projects. As a member of the Canadian Green Building Challenge team, he evaluates some of Canada's best green buildings for presentation every three years at international Sustainable Building Conferences (most recently at SB11 in Helsinki). He is a founding member and Honorary Director of the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council and past National Board Member.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

Property ManagementGreen

T05 - Green Building Rating Systems for Existing Buildings

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

This session will provide an overview of Green Building Rating Systems available for existing buildings, specifically, BOMA BESt and LEED® EBOM, and how they are applied and reviewed. Questions that will be answered include:

  • What are the benefits of getting your building certified/rated?
  • What options are available?
  • What are the differences between BOMA BESt and LEED EBOM?
  • Which certification system is best for your building?
  • What are the pros and cons of each?
  • How much will it cost to get your building rated/certified?
  • Who should be involved in the certification/rating process?

Participants will learn how to go about “greening” their existing buildings and how to get them certified and rated under various rating systems. They will gain a thorough understanding of the basic principles of sustainability and energy efficiency in regards to existing buildings. They will learn about the options that are available from a technical, financial, and operational perspective for greening their existing building systems and operations, and getting third party verification to attract and retain tenants.

Presenter: Rod Yeoh, P.Eng., P.E., LEED® AP, Principal, Omicron Architecture Engineering Construction

Biography: [more]

Rod is responsible for leading Omicron’s Mechanical Engineering discipline and focuses on HVAC, plumbing systems and fire protection design, design management and coordination for commercial, light industrial, institutional and retail projects. As Director the Virtual Construction, Rod is also responsible for the development and implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) within Omicron’s integrated design and construction practice.

As a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional, Rod also brings to the design process a keen interest in the field of high-performance buildings and sustainable design practices. Rod was one of the key team members involved with the design and construction of the award winning LEED® Gold certified City of Vancouver National Works Yard project.

Rod graduated from the University of British Columbia in with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering, and has over 20 years of experience in the Building Construction Industry. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario and in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Montana, and Colorado.

Rod has given presentations on various topics to numerous organizations throughout North America. Some of these include: the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the United States Green Building Council (USGBC, Greenbuild 2005), BC Hydro, Terasen, Light House Sustainable Building Centre, ASHRAE, APEGBC, and Buildex Vancouver and Calgary.

Feedback on Rod’s presentations has included:
"Finally a workshop that had some content and not broad generalizations"
"Mr. Yeoh's presentation was very good, he presented many great strategies"
"Great speaker, awesome graphics and visual presentation. He knows how to present and speak to designers about the topic at hand"

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 10:00am – 12:00pm

$150

Professional Development

T06 - Top 15 Rules for Selling Success

[ AIBC=2 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs; BOMI=2 CPDs ]

Why is it that some salespeople work hard and struggle for every victory, while others seem to consistently, and almost effortlessly, uncover new opportunities and close sales? What if you knew the secrets used by the world’s most successful salespeople?
This seminar will uncover 15 rules that will change how you think and feel about sales, increasing your selling success.

What you will learn:

  • How to conduct yourself in selling situations so you get orders or get out.
  • How to control the selling process by directing your prospect’s behaviour.
  • Why prospect’s lie and what questions will uncover the truth you need.
  • When it’s wrong to do research or prepare a proposal a prospect asks for.
  • Why jumping to do a favour for a customer spoils your relationship.

Presenter: Randy Hnatko, President, Trainwest Management and Consulting

Biography: Randy Hnatko is President of Trainwest Management and Consulting, a Sales and Management Training and Consulting organization affiliated with the Sandler Training Organization. Randy has over 30 year’s senior business experience, and is a Trainer, Speaker, Author and Consultant to domestic and international companies. [more]

He is a multiple award winner in the Sandler organization and is the recipient of their 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 Canadian Franchisee of the Year award.

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 10:00am – 12:00pm

$55

Architecture & DesignProfessional Development

T07 - You Are Not Your Job! How To Create Sustainable Work/Life Balance

[ AIBC=2 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs; BOMI=2 CPDs ]

Peoples’ most important “product” is their creativity. Clients and employers expect innovative and creative solutions to their complex design problems and depend upon their workers to deliver results. It’s critical, therefore, that people cultivate inspiration and replenish it with a healthy work/life balance based on core values, confident decision-making skills, and a visionary outlook. Without it, business people quickly burn out and produce mediocre results.

Attendees will learn unconventional tools and strategies to help them be good stewards of their time, energy, and creativity…the 3 most important resources of their professional and personal lives regardless of economic conditions.

Through interactive lecture, small group discussion, worksheets, real-life stories and games, designers will:

  • Explore the direct correlation between sustainable design concepts, creativity and work/life balance.
  • Identify & reclaim core values.
  • Test intuition as an effective decision-making tool.
  • Develop a personal benchmark for “success.”
  • Create an action plan based on vision & intention rather than just “goals.”
  • Learn a new approach to a “to-do” list.
  • Gain inspiration & motivation to reinvent career path & quality of life.

Attendees will learn that “sustainable design” is not just a trend in the built environment, but a lifestyle that can maximize their creative talents and personal fulfillment through a renewable and inspired process. Click here for presentation preview >>

Presenter: Liesbet Trappenburg, National Speaker, Windmill Worldwide

Registration in this seminar includes an online, anonymous survey of attendees' work/life balance challenges. This seminar is customized based on responses. This survey link will be emailed to you after your registration into this session.

Biography: Dutch-born, Liesbet Trappenburg has corporate experience in advertising, sales, marketing, and management positions in Fortune 500 companies including Irving Trust Bank and Eastman Kodak. Her previous position as VP of Sales with Eastpak, Inc. took her to Europe and Canada where she observed other cultures' values regarding work/life balance. [more]

In 1995, Liesbet left her corporate job to start her own company, Windmill Worldwide. She offers compelling keynote speeches, seminars, and company retreats to interior designers, architects, industry vendors and corporate executives.

She's inspired real changes for members in a variety of organizations such as NKBA, IIDA, IFMA, ASID, IDEC, NeoCon IIDEX, Callison Architecture, DuPont Antron/Invista, Steelcase, Allsteel, LEES/Mohawk, Collins College of Design, AARP, the Boeing Co., Children’s Hospital, United Behavioral Health, US Federal Courts, Virginia Mason Hospital, Metropolis Magazine, and Gensler Architecture.

An ASID Distinguished Speaker for 2008–2012, Liesbet is currently writing a book, Tilt: Life-Balance Strategies from a Windmill.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 10:00am – 12:00pm

$55

Architecture & Design

T08 - A New Design Approach: The "Live-in" Kitchen

Presented By

[ AIBC=2 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs; BOMI=2 CPDs; NKBA=0.2 CEUs ]

Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS will discuss a new kitchen lay-out strategy aimed at better integrating family activities and the primary storage/preparation/cooking work centers in one large living space. This new approach revolves around changing where these traditional work centers are placed within an expanded roomscape still labeled as a "kitchen". Over the last 30 years, walls have come down, and kitchens have been placed alongside family gathering and activity centers. Today, professional space planners are moving the kitchen "out of the corner" in these great room settings, and placing it in the center of an overall living area. This "floating" approach to locating the primary work spaces of a residential kitchen will be the focus of the program. New space planning priorities, as well as suggestions for equipment placement and surface selection criteria will be part of the discussion.

Presenter: Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS, Ellen Cheever & Associates

Biography: [more]

A Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer and Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Designers, Cheever manages both a private residential design practice and a consulting firm that develops innovative products, designs memorable showrooms, and creates highly effective training programs for all segments of the industry. In 2009, she expanded her design expertise by meeting the requirements to be certified as an Aging In-Place Specialist.

Her residential design clients stretch from California to the East Coast. Cheever's private design work has been honored by the American Society of Interior Designers, the Sub-Zero Design Competition, the KWC Design Competition, and the National Kitchen & Bath Association Design Competition. In 2010, Ellen received a 1st Place award in the IDA (International Design Awards) Competition sponsored by the Pennsylvania East Chapter of ASID for a commercial retail kitchen/bath/millwork showroom she designed.

A respected trend analyst who regularly travels the world, Ellen is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association Hall of Fame, and served on the management teams of several innovative and respected cabinet companies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Home Economics from California State University.

The prolific author first gained prominence in the industry when she wrote two textbooks considered the basis of design education: Beyond the Basics: Advanced Kitchen Design and The Basics of Bathroom Design and Beyond. She then served as the Director of Educational Services for the National Kitchen & Bath Association, where under her leadership the Kitchen and Bathroom Industry Technical Manuals were first published. Serving as a consultant to NKBA, she authored four new volumes for the Association’s Professional Research Library: “Kitchen & Bath Products”, “Design Principles”, “Kitchen & Bath Business Management” and “Installation Procedures & Project Management for Designers”.

Today, as a regular contributor to Kitchen & Bath Design News Magazine as a columnist and seminar leader and a much sought-after speaker at national and international industry events, Ellen continues to shape the face of the industry with her in-depth analysis of emerging design trends and winning business strategies.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

Construction

T09 - Quality at the Edge — Emerging Hardware & Software for Design & Construction

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

The design and construction industries are at the leading edge of revolutionary changes in the communication of information between project teams both in the office and in the field. Emerging tablet computers together with purpose designed software allow field and office workers alike to easily access a project’s design & construction documents from the field, identify progress and challenges, track issues to resolution, capture and communicate evidence, records, best practices and new knowledge, all “on the fly”.

The presenter will explain why design and construction, traditionally technological stragglers, now find themselves at the forefront. He has been evaluating emerging tablet and Smartphone hardware and the web-based “cloud” software that is optimized for it – five tablets running four different operating systems and two new key softwares so far. He will present an objective analysis of available tools with an emphasis on ease of use and cost effectiveness.

Presenter: Brian Palmquist, Director, Quality Management, Ledcor Construction Limited

Biography: [more]

Brian was educated at the McGill University School of Architecture, graduating cum laude in 1974. During more than 30 years as a Canadian registered architect, half as Principal of his own small architectural practice, he has been involved in the design and construction of virtually every building type and scale. He is British Columbia’s first accredited Building Envelope Professional, a building code expert and a LEED Accredited Professional. As Adjunct Professor, he taught architectural technology for eight years at the University of BC’s School of Architecture. Starting in 2001, he began development of a web-based quality management system for architects and contractors, called Quality-Works.net (QW). Based on a demonstration of QW in 2007, Ledcor Construction Limited, Canada’s second largest builder with offices in Canada, the USA and the Bahamas, recruited Brian as its Director of Quality Assurance. Brian continues to develop and implement a comprehensive ISO 9001 compliant quality management system for Ledcor, which has become an investor in QW. He lives in Vancouver, Ledcor’s headquarters city.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

Construction

T10 - Safety Myths Debunked — FREE Safety Services at Your Fingertips!

Presented By

[ AIBC=1.5 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Safety within the workplace is one of the most important issues of the construction industry, yet safe work practices tend to come last on a business model checklist. False impressions and misinformation about safety structure have left small business discouraged. This seminar, presented by experts in the safety industry, will illustrate where safety has come within the residential construction industry and where safety practices are heading. Common misconceptions about costs and challenges with implementation will be addressed, paralleled with a discussion of the programs and guidance available for residential builders. The session will deliver information about the free tools and practical solutions available for improving the safety culture within your company. There will also be a Questions and Answers period at the commencement of the presentation where any and all queries will be welcomed.


Jeff Lyth

Michael McKenna

Urvi Ramsoondar

Don Schouten

Nathan Stone

Presented By:
Jeff Lyth, Regional Safety Coordinator, BC Construction Safety Alliance
Michael McKenna, Executive Director, BC Construction Safety Alliance
Urvi Ramsoondar, Manager of Services, BC Construction Safety Alliance
Don Schouten, Manager Workers and Employer Services Division, WorkSafeBC
Nathan Stone, Managing Partner, Odessa Ventures

Biographies: [more]

Jeff Lyth is a BC Construction Safety Alliance Regional Safety Coordinator and a senior member of the ITC Construction Group team. With 19 of years of experience in construction safety, he offers a wealth of technical expertise and leadership ability. In his role as Director of Corporate Health and Safety at ITC, he oversees the safety management system and construction safety program implementation for multiple projects, in multiple jurisdictions, on an ongoing basis.

Jeff is also a facilitator of ITC’s Leadership Program, which focuses on interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships and how they affect the workplace. This has created an integral connection to the practice of safety because success ultimately stems from respect for every individual’s own life experience and goals.

As Executive Director of the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA), Mike McKenna brings to his position a passion for occupational health and safety and extensive industry knowledge and expertise that spans over 20 years.

After discovering an interest in occupational therapy, Mike graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of BC. He began his career as an occupational therapist at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre where he worked for 10 years.

He joined WorkSafeBC in 1996 as an occupational therapist, but soon transitioned into management where he eventually became the liaison to the construction industry, assisting companies with assessment, claims, and health and safety concerns.

Prior to joining BCCSA, he spent 3 years as a director and part owner of OrionHealth, a private rehabilitation company specializing in treating injured workers in BC and Alberta.

As Manager of Services for the BC Construction Safety Alliance, Urvi Ramsoondar offers a wealth of experience to help create a culture of safety across all sectors of the construction industry and assist companies to achieve their health and safety goals.

Her education and training includes a diploma in occupational health and safety from BCIT, as well as a background in adult education and training.

At the industry level, she plays a lead role on committees representing the road building, asphalt, aggregate, ready mix, and general construction sectors.

Drawing on her experience and industry participation, she develops, with stakeholders, education and training programs; best practices; and safety resources designed to build awareness of workplace health and safety.

As a strong advocate of BCCSA’s Certificate of Recognition program (COR), she helps companies to become COR certified and also acts as an instructor for the construction industry’s Auditor Training Program.

She also offers health and safety expertise beyond the construction industry, providing consultation services to agencies and organizations such as BC’s Occupational Health and Safety Association for Healthcare (OSAH) and the District of Maple Ridge. She is also regularly invited to speak at provincial and regional health and safety conferences and workshops, including the Western Conference on Safety, the Upper Island Safety Conference, and BUILDEX.

Don Schouten is the Manager for Construction for the Industry and Labour Services Department at WorkSafe BC. Prior to joining WorkSafe BC, Don spent over 25 years in the construction industry including work as a framer in the Residential Construction Industry and later on as Manager of a mid-sized commercial roofing contractor. While in industry, Don served as a member of the Board of Directors of the following organizations: Vancouver Regional Construction Association, Council of Construction Associations, Construction Labour Relations Association, and the Construction Safety Association of B.C. Don is a graduate of the Civil and Structural Engineering Technologist Program at the B.C. Institute of Technology.

Nathan Stone is recognized as one of BC’s most respected builders of high quality commercial and residential projects in the Fraser Valley. He is Managing Partner of Odessa Ventures Inc., and currently serves as President of the Canadian Home Builders Association of the Fraser Valley, as well as Vice President of the Canadian Home Builders Association of BC. His commitment to excellence in craftsmanship, commerce, and client experience have established his industry reputation for delivering the best project, at the best price, on time and on budget. Nathan is known and appreciated for treating each client as respected family, listening to their needs and requirements, and doing everything possible to produce a product that will both stand the test of time and make the client feel exceptionally proud of the result.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

Property ManagementConstruction

T11 - BIM – FM: Music to an Owner’s Ears

Session Sponsored By

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

The foremost challenge for Facility Maintenance and Operations is access to information. This session is designed for Owners with a basic understanding of BIM who want their Facility Maintenance and Operations (FMO) Team to have instant, easy access to all information concerning their facilities, as well as for Consultants and Contractors who are interested in learning how to provide this service. It will demonstrate how to retain and maximize the value of the information, the ‘I’ in BIM, for reference and use by the FMO Team throughout the life of the facility; also, how to provide enhanced value by incorporating additional parameter data, linking all paper documents as electronic files to the objects in the models and attaching photographs of concealed services and structure taken during construction.

Presenter: Geraldine Rayner MAIBC BA DipArch RIBA LEED®AP BD+C, Director, Summit BIM

Biography: [more]

Geraldine Rayner is a Director of Summit BIM, a company specializing in providing Building Information Modeling Consulting and Project Management services to the AEC Industry. She has over 20 years of experience as an Architect in England and Canada, is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) and is also a LEED Accredited Professional.

Prior to Summit BIM, as a principal within a large architectural practice, Geraldine was responsible for implementing the switch to BIM based solutions, demonstrating the use of software such as Revit and NavisWorks to produce well-coordinated sets of documents. She is now devoted full-time to showing Owners, Developers and Contractors the short and long-term benefits of working in a BIM environment and to ensuring that the information embedded in the model is structured to support Owners and Operators throughout the life of the facility.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

Property ManagementConstruction

T12 - Beyond the Face: Cabinetry Doors, Panels, & Millwork: Materials, Manufacturing & Execution in Interior Design

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

This presentation is an exploration of the aesthetic, functional, logistical, ecological, and economical considerations in cabinet door and millwork selection. This presentation will overview the materials and equipment that are used in laminate, painted, and wood door and component construction and finishing. This will give designers a greater appreciation of the manufacturing process and will inspire thoughtful, careful choices in their design decisions. Furthermore, the presentation will confront designers with a general dialogue regarding their responsibilities to the end user, developer / client, and the integrity of the design process. This will be followed up with some examples of projects that have adhered to best practice policies without compromising the intended design vision.

Presenter: Laurelle Tully, Senior Marketing & Sales Representative, Pentco Industries Inc.

Biography: [more]

Laurelle Tully is the senior marketing and sales representative at Pentco Industries. She is originally from Calgary, AB and has earned a diploma in Interior Design at Mount Royal College. She has over 20 years of experience in the design industry where she has worked both in the frontline and behind the scenes roles in interior design, product development, and sales and marketing. She lives in South Surrey / White Rock, BC with her husband and youngest son, while her oldest son lives in Vancouver and her daughter in Edmonton, AB.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

Architecture & DesignGreen

T13 - Understanding Recycled Content Surfacing Material: Its Value Under LEED® And Beyond

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Some large contributors to environmental pollution are glass, ceramic, mirror and fly ash, all of which will not breakdown over time. All of these used in combination with a vegetable based resin create beautiful finished solid surfacing product, which is certified by LEED, GreenGuard, Cradle to Cradle and NSF. It is stain proof, scratch and heat resistant and comes in many colours.

Join Brett as he describes the basics of the different recycled content products and explains how recycled products can contribute (directly and indirectly) to obtaining points under the LEED program.

The importance of specifying and using recycled content surfacing products as related to environmental issues and the importance of going BEYOND “green” will also be discussed.

Presenter: Brett Anuik, Brand Representative, Cosentino

Biography: [more]

Brett Anuik is the Architectural Design Specialist with Valley Countertops, Western Canada’s largest stone fabricator and the exclusive distributor for Cosentino, the world’s largest stone surfacing company and the manufacturer of both Silestone and Eco. Focuses are specifically on Designers and Architects providing technical support, supply chain, CEU presentations and samples. A Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Finance with twenty five years of customer service helps provide friendly, courteous and prompt follow through with an ability to understand cost benefit analysis for projects. Knowledge also included fabrication techniques and abilities, as well familiarity of fabricator and installer networks across Western Canada.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 10:30am – 12:30pm

$55

Architecture & DesignConstruction

T14 - Architectural Keynote Panel: Architecture — Who Cares?

Sponsored By



Supported By

[ AIBC=2 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs; BOMI=2 CPDs ]

Architecture shapes our lives and communities in countless ways. Even so, the profession is plagued by misperceptions and pre-conceptions about what architects do and whether or not it’s even important. Is architecture a vital agent for social change or a closed profession that has lost its relevance? Are architects impactful community leaders or high-priced beautifiers? More importantly, does architecture even matter? Join a panel of leading Vancouver architects as they tackle these questions head-on in this informative and engaging presentation. Explore the place of architecture in shaping our collective future, and the role of architects in redefining the profession.


Bruce Carscadden

Russell Acton

Peter Cardew

Walter Francl

Michael Green

Moderator:
Bruce Carscadden, Principal, Bruce Carscadden Architect

Presenters:
Russell Acton, Principal, Acton Ostry Architects
Peter Cardew, Principal, Cardew Architects
Walter Francl, Principal, Walter Francl Architects
Michael Green, Principal, McFarlane Green + Biggar

Biographies: [more]

Bruce Carscadden MAIBC MRAIC PRINCIPAL founded Bruce Carscadden Architect in 2001, and has 30 years of post-graduate experience as an architect in both British Columbia and Ontario. As Principal, Bruce is directly involved in all of the firm’s projects and is a leading specialist in British Columbia of aquatic, recreation and public architecture. Bruce’s particular interest lies in addressing the particular needs of user, client, and community and in creating modern solutions to common problems with an innovative use of material and form. Bruce’s previous experience includes Partner at the predecessor firm of Roger Hughes and Partners Architects, Adjunct Professor at the UBC School of Architecture, the AIBC Building Envelope Education Program and numerous awards including his selection for the Young Canadian Architects exhibit at the Venice Biennale in 1996. Bruce is also Chair of the University Endownment Lands Design Panel and past Co-Chair of the Chinatown Heritage Committee.

Russell Acton received a Diploma of Building Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1981 and a Bachelor of Architecture, with Distinction, from Carleton University in 1987. Established in 1992, the work of Acton Ostry Architects demonstrates a continuing commitment to the making of architecture that responds thoughtfully to local topography, climate and to lessons learned from buildings inherited from the past. Acton views the practice of architecture as a process of rigorous collaboration that values consideration to design that is without willful extravagance. His approach to design incorporates new technologies and materials that contribute to the realization of projects rooted in a considered, modernist idiom that offer sustenance to those that inhabit and experience them.The work of Acton Ostry Architects has been recognized through numerous civic, regional and national awards.

Peter Cardew: In the belief that repetition dulls innovation Peter Cardew Architects, established in 1980, has produced a wide range of building types including cultural, educational, medical, residential, commercial, as well as residential.

The success of the diversity of the work produced by the practice has been recognized through numerous awards, publications and exhibitions throughout the Americas and Europe.

Also, in the belief that the insular and lengthy pursuit of producing meaningful architecture demands periodic evaluation of ideas and directions away from the office, Peter has lectured and taught throughout the world.

Unlike other art forms architecture cannot isolate itself from the community it serves and therefore Peter continues to be active in a voluntary capacity in civic and cultural affairs in Vancouver.

Walter Francl is a graduate of both the University of British Columbia and Harvard University with Bachelor and Master degrees in architecture. He has led studios at both the University of British Columbia and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Walter is the principal of Walter Francl Architecture and a registered Architect in British Columbia. Walter is also registered in BC as a structural engineer with a degree from the University of Alberta. Walter Francl has been a LEED accredited Professional since 2001. Walter Francl is a Past President of the AIBC, has served for three terms on the Vancouver Urban Design Panel, twice as its chair. He is a Board Member of the BC Building Envelope Council and chairs its Education Foundation Committee. He has also served as an advisory member to the Vancouver Development Permit Board. Most recently he was a juror for the 2011 Canadian Architect Awards program.

Walter has been in private practice since 1988 and his firm has been active in providing architectural services to a wide variety of Clients. A list of completed projects includes: community centres, academic and cultural buildings, Skytrain Stations on both the Millennium and Canada Lines as well as mixed use commercial and residential buildings. Prominent waterfront and community development projects by the firm include: the new waterfront Creekside Community Centre, a LEED Platinum project in the Athletes Village, the new Trout Lake Ice Arena Olympic training venue and Community centre, as well as the residential portions of the new CBC renovation and the recently completed 36 storey mixed-use Jameson House tower in collaboration with Foster and Partners.

The firms’ work has been recognized with numerous awards, most recently for: the Wing Sang renovation in Chinatown, Trout Lake Arena, Creekside Community Centre and the South East False Creek Energy Centre.

Michael Green is a founding principal of Vancouver’s mgb Architecture + Design and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Recognized for his award winning buildings, public art, interiors, landscapes and urban environments, Michael’s reputation has led him to develop a wide range of projects from international airports and skyscrapers to Vancouver’s Ronald McDonald House, North Vancouver City Hall and modest but unique retail spaces and homes.  His work extends around the globe including current projects for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture designing a sustainable community in the mountains of Central Asia.  

Michael is dedicated to bringing attention to several of the overwhelming challenges in architecture today. The first is climate change and how the built environment is an enormous contributor to the factors damaging the very environment designers and architects are seeking to improve. The second is the profound reality that over the next 20 years, 3 billion people, or 40% of the world, will need a new affordable home. Michael believes in championing a shift to new ways of building that will compliment the intersection of man’s greatest building challenges.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

Construction

T15 - Sustainable Site Management: Save Time, Save Money and Boost your Business!

Presented By

[ AIBC=1.5 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

In a competitive economy, having your business stand out in a crowd of peers is imperative. A construction site speaks volumes on the professionalism, craftsmanship and quality of your trade. This session will address how sustainable site management can relate to high standards, environmental protection, and overall homeowner satisfaction. Learn how to reduce hazards, improve efficiency, save money and protect resources all while ensuring your site promotes the level of expertise and professionalism that is required to grow your business.

Presenter: Juliet Hoffman, MSc. Conservation Consultant, Certified Eco Energy Advisor

Biography: [more]

Juliet Hoffman has been an influential voice on environmental conservation and sustainable business practices for over a decade. As a Conservation Consultant, she combines an analytical approach to problem solving with a deep knowledge of stakeholder management.

Experienced in sustainable management, home renovations and real estate, Juliet's interdisciplinary approach encourages conservation based on the idea that sustainability can be a critical driver of profitable growth. She advises clients on how to improve their environmental and energy performance, and uses environmental conservation as tactic to develop strategies to capture emerging market opportunities related to sustainability.

In her current role as a Certified Eco Energy Advisor, Juliet is able to combine her diverse background in architecture and design, real estate, conservation biology, and education, to help builders throughout the lower mainland create high performance, energy efficient homes.

Juliet Hoffman holds a Masters Degree in Conservation Biology, and is a Certified Eco Energy Advisor. She has presented at many conferences and symposiums, and still teaches seminars and university biology courses, on occasion.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

Architecture & DesignProperty ManagementConstruction

T16 - Communicating in a Crisis — What to Do and Say When the "You Know What" Hits the Fan

[ AIBC=1.5 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Although Canadian companies involved in designing, building and managing real estate do millions of dollars in business every year, many simply aren’t prepared to face the news media if they become involved in a crisis, such as a worksite fatality, or other controversial issues. The Crisis Communicator Grant Ainsley will talk about why it’s vitally important to have a communications policy that everyone in your company needs to learn, understand and buy into.

Ainsley will also talk about what companies need to do and how they should act if they get into a communications crisis and he’ll explain how social media has upped the stakes even more when it comes to the chances of getting into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. He’ll discuss why being responsible, honest and real will take you much further than any media spin doctor.

Click here for presentation preview >>

Presenter: Grant Ainsley, President, Grant Ainsley Inc.

Biography: [more]

Grant Ainsley spent 15 years in the news media and the next 15 as a government spokesman and association CEO, attempting to get stories and key messages into the media. In all three careers he won national awards for his work.

Ainsley started Grant Ainsley Inc. in 2008 where he now serves as a speaker, trainer, and consultant. In addition to speaking across the country about the media and crisis communications, he works with corporate executives, politicians, association leaders and others to refine messages to the media and deals specifically with the topic of communicating in a crisis during his media training sessions.

Throughout the 1980’s and early 1990’s Grant was News and Public Affairs Director of 96 K-Lite Radio in Edmonton. Following his career in the media, he served as the Director of Public Relations for the City of Edmonton’s Public Works Department. He was Executive Officer of the Alberta chapter of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association from 1995 to 2008.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

Architecture & Design

T17 - Photographing Your Projects: Every Step of the Way

[ AIBC=1.5 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Whether you are a builder looking to communicate more effectively with trades, an architect looking to promote your work, a developer giving people a feel for a new building, or a real estate agent looking for a quick and informed sale, photography is an essential part of communicating about the built environment. From the process photographs that help you communicate during construction to the "wow" inducing images that grace the pages of design magazines, effective photography can assist in every stage of the life of a building. This talk will cover the various functions of photography through the design process, give you the knowledge you need to better photograph your own projects, and pointers for how and when to specify professional architectural photography.

Presenter: Martin Knowles, Founder, Martin Knowles Photo/Media

Biography: [more]

Martin Knowles is a Vancouver-based architectural photographer and digital media professional. His photography combines compelling visual storytelling with a keen technical and environmental sensibility. His photography appears regularly in Best Home Western Canada, New Local Home, and BC RenoNation. His work has also been featured in magazines such as Canadian Architect, Canadian Interiors, Faith and Form and a number of local-interest books; and has been an instrumental part of over a dozen Georgie, SAM, GVHBA Ovation, and local heritage award-winning projects.

Martin is a member of GVHBA, IDIBC, and an AIBC Affiliate.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

Architecture & DesignConstruction

T18 - Outdoor Kitchens — Transforming Your Outdoor Living Space

Presented By

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

In this presentation you will learn how to make a fabulous outdoor living space from start to finish. Bill Harrison a Landscape architect will explain how to plan your area and how to dress it up with the perfect shrubs and plants. Dale Seiden an outdoor kitchen designer with Alfresco Grills will demonstrate key factors when selecting and specifying outdoor appliances and the most efficient layout of your outdoor kitchen area. Complete the look of your outdoor living space with expert advice from Kelly Deck, of Kelly Deck Design, where she will show you seating areas and specify fabrics that will give you a completely amazing outdoor living space.


Kelly Deck

Bill Harrison

Dale Seiden

Presenters:
Kelly Deck, Principal, Kelly Deck Design
Bill Harrison, Managing Director and Principal, Forma Design Inc.
Dale Seiden, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Alfresco Open Air Culinary Systems

Biographies: [more]

Kelly Deck has been advocating for West Coast design since 2002, when she opened an interior decor boutique on Vancouver's Main Street. Since then, Kelly has immersed herself in the lifestyle and community that makes West Coast design unique.

Kelly is the director of Vancouver-based Kelly Deck Design, a full-service interior design firm specializing in exclusive custom homes. Her ideas have wide reach in Canada-through her Globe and Mail column, The West Coast Way; her HGTV series, Take It Outside; and her various media appearances.

Bill Harrison has a broad range of landscape architectural design and leadership experience. He has been working as a registered landscape architect in the Pacific Northwest for the past twenty five years. As managing director and principal of FORMA DESIGN INC. since 1985, the focus of his energies has been to establish and foster design excellence with unparalleled client service while developing cooperative working relationships with associated design professionals.

Bill has special interest and expertise in urban design, single family, unique housing projects as well as open space and recreational planning. Beginning with the Whistler Design Panel 25 years ago and subsequently serving on the District of North Vancouver and West Vancouver Design Panels, Bill’s exposure and role as design critic has covered all aspects of the profession.

Working in conjunction with a host of design experts, Bill’s firm developed a Master Plan for the Callaghan Valley near Whistler, B.C. in 1991. The scope of work involved extensive site planning, environmental analysis and the design of winter and summer recreational facilities. Over the past fifteen years, Bill has been directly involved with several Concord Pacific projects in Vancouver including the Round House Community. Extensive involvement with British Pacific Properties over the past ten years on slope side development has added much interest and challenges to Bill’s career. For further project reference please go to Forma Design’s website at www.formadesign.ca.

Born and raised in West Vancouver, Bill has a keen interest in outdoor activities including wilderness and recreational skiing, boating, fly fishing and golfing. Aside from his professional activities, a majority of his time for the past fifteen years has been dedicated raising and coaching his two boys. Traveling through much of Europe prior to university then throughout Canada and the United States has aided in expanding his perspective and design approach. Bill’s commitment to the landscape profession is well rooted in the past and will continue to grow in the future.

As founder and owner of LYNX from 1995 to 1999, Dale Seiden had a vision. Before the now popular term “outdoor kitchen” even existed, Seiden had it in his sights to create a new brand that would be marketed purely as a restaurant inspired appliance and accessory collection for outdoor kitchens. So, in 1999, Seiden co-founded and launched Alfresco Open Air Culinary Systems. Today, as vice president of sales and marketing, Seiden continues to be a visionary for the company. He remains a hands-on part of Alfresco, responsible for all sales and marketing functions such as new product incubating and development, branding, product training and distribution management. 

A lifelong entrepreneur, Seiden launched his first commercial restaurant equipment manufacturing company in 1980, which specialized in designing kitchens, and manufacturing very high-end custom stainless steel equipment. Seiden's real passion is in designing efficient revenue generating commercial kitchens for some of the nations most well-known restaurant chains, and celebrity-owned restaurants. 

A resident of Marina Del Rey, Calif., Seiden enjoys beach volleyball, snow skiing, mountain biking, golf and running on the beach. He also enjoys spending time with his two grown children, and grandchild.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

Architecture & Design

T19 - The Elderly Population

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

One of the fastest and perhaps least considered segment of the disabled population are the elderly. The ways in which the elderly are cared for and accommodated within a society is based on cultural norms. Some cultures promote codependence while others expect independence. With increased age come a host of limitations such as the inability to open or close a window, turn on or off a water faucet, or not being able to hear a teapot whistle. Environmental modification is a tool that can help promote independence for the older person by allowing mastery over his or her environment. In this presentation participants will understand an assortment biological changes that occur as part of the normal aging process and design measures to help facilitate heath, safety, and welfare among this unique population.

Presenter: Dr. Dak Kopec, Award Wining Author and Associate Professor at Newschool of Architecture and Design

Biography: [more]

Dak holds a doctorate degree in Environmental Psychology with a concentration in perception and design and two master’s degrees, one in Architecture and another in Community Psychology. He is an Associate Professor at NewSchool of Architecture and Design, has served twice as a Visiting Lecturer at Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha Qatar and Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii in the schools of Architecture and Medicine.

Among Dak’s most notable accomplishments include several journal articles, the completion of three books: Environmental Psychology for Design, Health, Sustainability and The Built Environment, and Evidence Based Design: A Process for Research and Writing. He has also authored two monographs; Americans with Disabilities Act and The Elderly Population and Designs that Protect: Incorporating Culturally Diverse Perspectives in Long-Term Care Facilities. He was also a host of a television pilot for TLC (The Learning Chanel) and hosted a second television pilot produced by Baja Posse Movies.

Dak was also invited by the Costa Rican National Congress’ of Medicine and Engineering to discuss the role of Design and Health, testified before the California State Senate on issues of Environmental Health, has been invited to present on the future of design at the IDA (International Design Alliance) Congress in Taiwan, and he is listed as a Fullbright Specialist and member of ASID’s Distinguished Speakers. He also serves on the Editorial Board of QScience Connect: a Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publication.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

Architecture & DesignConstructionGreen

T20 - Nature, Urban Space & Biomimicry

Supported By

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Integrated design is charting new territory through FIT©, a methodology incorporating biomimicry, ecological performance standards and the triple bottom line. FIT, co-developed by HOK and the Biomimicry Group, is inspired by natural systems and operating principles found in nature. Case studies will demonstrate how social, economic and environmental concerns are mapped at urban and building scale examples, and biomimicry has informed the design and decision-making process.

Presenter: Thomas Knittel, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President, HOK Seattle

Biography: [more]

As a Vice President in HOK’s Seattle studio and former design principal and strategic director of sustainable design in HOK’s New York studio, Thomas Knittelis passionately committed to sustainable architecture. His international projects include an academic teaching facility for the LEED Platinum KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science + Technology) in Saudi Arabia, the Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Pennsylvania and a mixed-use center in Wuhan, China. He has successfully applied biomimicry at the Largo Da Batata Commercial Center in São Paulo, Brazil.

Thomas has received over 29 design excellence awards, including a GSA Design Excellence Award and the 2005 ASLA analysis and planning excellence for The New American City: The Noisette Community of North Charleston, South Carolina. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kansas State University, completed graduate studies at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and holds a Master in Design Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 1:00pm – 3:00pm

$150

Professional Development

T21 – Growing Sales in a Tough Economy

[ AIBC=2 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=2 CPDs ]

One of the major keys to successful selling is to maintain control of the sales process. Top performers recognize that their success is directly related to the relationship between their emotions, their behaviour and their skill. In this highly informative seminar we will review the relationship between these three, identifying our limiting beliefs and developing new beliefs to support more favourable outcomes.

This event is for presidents, owners and entrepreneurs who are searching for solutions to the business obstacles they face when trying to sell, manage a sales team, and grow business in this tough economy. The topics covered will include the greatest barriers to growing sales in this economy, why these things occur and some insights into how to overcome them.

What You Will Learn:

  • How prospects gain the upper hand on you during the sales process.
  • Why traditional sales approaches turn you into an unpaid consultant.
  • How prospects use your proposals to negotiate better deals elsewhere.
  • Why most prospecting methods are ineffective.
  • Why your challenges with Time Management might actually be something else

Presenter: Randy Hnatko, President, Trainwest Management and Consulting

Biography: Randy Hnatko is President of Trainwest Management and Consulting, a Sales and Management Training and Consulting organization affiliated with the Sandler Training Organization. Randy has over 30 year’s senior business experience, and is a Trainer, Speaker, Author and Consultant to domestic and international companies. [more]

He is a multiple award winner in the Sandler organization and is the recipient of their 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 Canadian Franchisee of the Year award.

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 1:00pm – 3:00pm

$55

Construction

T22 - Construction Hot Topics — 3 Current Issues

[ AIBC=2 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs; BOMI=2 CPDs ]

Join the Clark Wilson construction team as they update you on three current hot topics in construction in an interactive seminar.

B.C.'s Home Warranty Program: What exactly is the 2-5-10?

The reality of residential construction is that construction defects occur, no matter how sophisticated and reputable the builder. B.C.'s home warranty program, administered by the Homeowners Protection Office, and regulated by the Homeowners Protection Act and Regulation, is designed to give the homeowner peace of mind and financial security against construction related risks. That security, however, comes with a cost to the construction industry, which has impacted the industry as a whole.

In this segment, attendees will learn key elements of the new home warranty program, and the roles and responsibilities of the warranty provider, the builder and the homeowner, along with the risks of non-compliance. In addition, understand the difference between a builders’ contractual warranty obligation to the developer, or a contractor’s obligations under a performance bond, and the new home warranty.

The Art of a Builders Lien — Audience Questions Answered!

Builders’ liens are an effective tool for contractors to get paid or obtain security for payment - if handled properly. Filing, removing, advancing and thwarting a builders’ lien claim can be a work of art or a disaster. There are many mistakes that contractors and owners make when dealing with a builders lien. There are also many misconceptions about liens and "grey" areas on the legislation. Attendees will learn about these common mistakes and misconceptions regarding the Builders Lien Act and lien procedure in B.C. The contents of this segment will be driven by what you want to know. Email questions to us ahead of time at sks@cwilson.com. This is your chance for “free” legal advice!

L&M Bonds — The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Contractors supply labour and materials and expect to be paid. In an uncertain economy, payment is unfortunately not always made. Contractors can be provided with some assurance when a labour and material bond is taken out on a project. While the L&M bond may provide protection to trades, it may also provide benefits to other parties in the project. In this segment, understand the function of a labour and material bond, and the rights and obligations of the obligor, the obligee and the principal, in this tri-partite contractual relationship. When should one take out a labour and material bond? When should one make a claim under a labour and material bond? What duties does a surety have to investigate the claim? When should the surety pay? What defences can a surety make against a claim?


Oliver C. Hanson

Samantha Ip

Brian Lawson

Anna Sekunova

Satinder Sidhu

Presenters:
Oliver C. Hanson, Associate, Clark Wilson LLP
Samantha Ip, Partner, Clark Wilson LLP
Brian Lawson, CAIB Director, Wylie-Crump Limited
Anna Sekunova, Associate, Clark Wilson LLP
Satinder Sidhu, Associate, Clark Wilson LLP

Biographies: [more]

Oliver Hanson is an associate with the firm's Business Litigation, Construction & Procurement and Insurance Groups. He has a diversified advocacy practice and has experience handling complex legal matters, including contractual disputes, construction and builders' lien claims and claims for professional negligence. He also has experience in insurance defence, including claims involving product liability, life and disability, and personal injury.

Samantha Ip is a partner of the firm and a member of the Construction & Procurement, Insurance and Commercial Litigation Groups. She assists clients with all facets of construction and surety related issues and claims and has experience in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and Federal Court. She has frequently been involved in the resolution of claims through alternative dispute resolution methods and appears as counsel before administrative tribunals.  She is a frequent speaker to the construction and insurance industries.

Over a 20 year surety career, Brian Lawson has been an underwriter and the Western Regional Manager of a large Canadian surety company. Most recently, Brian was the local vice president, Surety of an international insurance brokerage. Brian has been involved in a number of complex domestic and international surety programs focused on the construction and mining sectors. Brian's financial and surety experience has been a proven asset for many intrepid bond accounts enabling them to increase work volume while decreasing their fiscal risk and that of the surety.
 
Brian is a past BC Chair of the Surety Association of Canada and is an active member of the BC Road Builders Association and VRCA. Brian was instrumental in negotiations with the BC Government leading to the acceptance of bonds as an approved form of security for reclamation obligations.  
 
As an active principal of Wylie-Crump Limited, Brian will facilitate all surety programs and placements for selected clients in the construction and mining industries.

Anna Sekunova is an associate with the firm's Construction & Procurement and Business Litigation Groups. Anna assists her individual and corporate clients in resolution of various construction-related disputes including builders liens, general contract disputes and deficiency claims. Anna’s also handles general commercial litigation matters including leases, real estate issues, contract disputes, disputes between shareholders and directors of the companies, and general collection matters.

Satinder Sidhu is an associate with the firm's Construction & Procurement and Insurance Groups. Satinder represents clients in construction related matters, including contract disputes, builders’ lien claims, construction delay and deficiency claims, surety bond claims, insurance coverage and strata property disputes. Satinder has experience in Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal and regularly represents clients at mediation and arbitration.

PAMA Sessions PAMA

Please note the following PAMA seminars do NOT qualify for re-licensing purposes.
Qualifying courses are listed at http://www.recbc.ca/pdf/repcourselist.pdf

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 8:10am – 10:00am

$45

Property Management

P01 - Legal Update for Strata Managers

Session Sponsored By

[ AIBC=1.75 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Hear Adrienne Murray as she discusses the latest information on recent changes to industry related legislation, recent court decisions and information on other current legal issues affecting the strata property management industry.

Speaker: Adrienne Murray, Principal, Adrienne Murray Law Corp

Biography: Since leaving the Provincial Government after spending eight years as the Deputy Superintendent of Real Estate, Adrienne has been both practicing in the area of Strata Law and traveling the province on behalf of the industry teaching realtors, management professionals and condominium owners what they need and must know about managing property. Adrienne is knowledgeable about all forms of real estate development, has a strong knowledge of strata property legislation and practice and assisted the drafters of the Strata Property Act. [more]

A seasoned lecturer, Adrienne has presented seminars on real estate and strata property issues to groups ranging in size from 50 to 250 for PAMA, Continuing Legal Education, Condominium Home Owner’s Association, the Real Estate Institute, Real Estate Boards throughout BC, the Public Trustee’s Office, and BCREA.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 10:20am – 12:10pm

$45

Property Management

P02 - The Essential Steps to a Completed Strata Budget

Session Sponsored By

[ IDCEC=0.2 CEUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

An accurate and meaningful budget is one that:

  • Recognises the facts provided by the current financial statements,
  • Takes into consideration all the available data and relevant projections,
  • Complies with all legislation and legal requirements and
  • Presents a clear vision of anticipated results for the budgeted period.

Susan will provide clear guidelines and checklists to assist managers in becoming skilful and timely in completing this essential business task.

Presenter: Susan Williams, VP & Managing Director, Colliers International

Biography: [more]

Susan Williams is the Managing Director for Colliers’ Real Estate Management Services group in Greater Vancouver. She provides leadership to the residential and commercial division and provides consulting in all areas of residential and commercial management; she specializes in the management of residential rental and strata properties. Throughout her career, Susan has been responsible for and involved in a wide range of development and management assignments, including the management of residential, office, retail, resorts, and land development, while working with local clients, overseas clients, and pension funds. Her range of experience provides a depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise that makes her an industry leader. Susan has been involved in industry related associations on boards and committees, and has volunteered her time with community charities and associations.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 • 1:00pm – 2:50pm

$45

Property Management

P03 - New Regulations for Garbage Collection

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Metro Vancouver (formerly GVRD) is responsible for managing the garbage produced by 2.3 million residents and businesses in the Lower Mainland. In an effort keep 70% of waste out of landfills by 2015, Metro Vancouver will implement new ways to improve reduction, reuse and recycling efforts. To accomplish this goal, local governments will be reinforcing the 3R’s values with the implementation of new regulatory tools such as bylaws and material bans. As property managers, you are caught between managing a budget, adhering to bylaw requirements all while keeping your tenants or owners appeased. This session will review Metro Vancouver’s Solid Waste Management Plan, and show you how to set up a recycling program, how to make it effective, and how to engage tenants to take responsibility.


Esther Bérubé

Nicole Hoiss

Presenters:
Esther Bérubé, Project Engineer - Solid Waste Department, Metro Vancouver
Nicole Hoiss, Major Account Manager, Commercial Property, Waste Management

Biographies: [more]

Esther Bérubé is a project engineer in Metro Vancouver’s Solid Waste Department, researching and implementing opportunities to increase recycling in construction, demolition, businesses, and multifamily residences since 2008. She has engaged government staff and industry representatives in the development of regulations that will improve recycling on construction and demolition sites and in multi-family and commercial buildings. Esther also draws from three years of experience in environmental site assessment and remediation with the private sector. She graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada with a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering (2004) and a Bachelors degree in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (2001). She is in the process of becoming an accredited LEED™ Green Associate.

Nicole Hoiss of Waste Management of Canada Corp. will take you step by step through creating an effective recycling program, where to acquire help and resources available to you. Applying her 10 years of experience in the Environmental Solutions Industry and her experience as a Major Account Manager for Commercial Property at Waste Management of Canada Corp. she will provide you with key considerations for implementing an effective and engaging total environmental solutions program to meet your clients’ needs and proactively meet Metro Vancouver’s Solid Waste Management goal for 2015 and beyond.

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 9:00am – 12:00pm

$55

Property Management

P04 - The A–Z of Sections and Types

Session Sponsored By

[ AIBC=3 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.3 CEUs; BOMI=3 CPDs ]

This seminar will guide you through understanding the best practices of Strata Corporations with a “Types” bylaw and those Strata Corporations who have bylaws that have constituted sections.


Tony Gioventu

Paul Mendes

Presenters:
Tony Gioventu, Executive Director, Condominium Home Owners Association
Paul Mendes, Partner, Lesperance Mendes Lawyers

Biographies: [more]

Tony Gioventu is the executive director and strata property adviser for the Condominium Home Owners' Association of B.C. (CHOA). He brings 25 years' of experience in management, real estate development, construction, building operations, and strata property legislation to this position. Also Tony is editor of the CHOA Journal. Tony's experience and knowledge have been recognized by his appointment as a consumer representative and acting chair of the Provincial Advisory Council to the Homeowner Protection Office, appointment to the board of directors of the Homeowner Protection Office and the B.C. Building Envelope Council. Tony is a regular industry speaker and guest lecturer at over 35 annual conferences and seminars.

Paul Mendes is the chairperson of the firm's condominium law group. He regularly advises strata corporations, strata owners and property managers on a broad range of condominium law issues such as:

  • enforcing bylaws.
  • collecting strata property fees and special levies.
  • resolving disputes over rentals, leases, contracts and bylaws.
  • drafting bylaws and resolutions.
  • reviewing consultant, contractor and supplier contracts.
  • resolving disputes through arbitration and mediation.

Paul is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Condominium Homeowners' Association of British Columbia ("CHOA"), the Professional Association of Managing Agents ("PAMA") and the Strata Property Agents of British Columbia ("SPABC"). He is a frequent guest speaker on condominium law and governance.

Paul is also an instructor in Real Estate Law in the Department of Continuing Studies at Vancouver Community College (Langara).

Thursday, Feb. 9 • 1:00pm – 2:50pm

$45

Property Management

P05 - "Reality Bites": Bed Bugs and the Residential Rental Building

Session Sponsored By

[ IDCEC=0.1 CEU; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Bed bugs; Two little words, one big problem. In this seminar, Lisa Mackie, an associate lawyer with Alexander Holburn, Beaudin & Lang LLP, will discuss the legal issues that arise when a rental building is faced with a bed bug infestation. What obligations does a landlord have to control the problem? Can a landlord ever hold a tenant responsible for the pest control costs? What are a landlord's options when a tenant refuses pest control treatment? The Residential Tenancy Act, Residential Tenancy Regulation, and recent decisions from the Residential Tenancy Branch will be discussed. Is something bugging you and your building? Please join Lisa Mackie in this informative and interactive seminar that will help put your problem to bed.

Speaker: Lisa Mackie, Associate, Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP

Biography: Lisa is a member of the firm’s Corporate/Commercial and Insurance Practices.  Her primary areas of practice are Strata Property Law and Residential Tenancy Law. [more]

Prior to joining Alexander Holburn, Lisa worked in the law reform field as a legal researcher with the British Columbia Law Institute and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law Studies.

Lisa has assisted senior counsel with hearings before the British Columbia Supreme Court, and has appeared before the British Columbia Supreme Court in Chambers. Lisa also has settlement conference experience before the Provincial Court of British Columbia (Small Claims).

Lisa has assisted in the preparation of seminars for the Condominium Home Owner’s Association (CHOA), the Professional Association of Managing Agents (PAMA), and the British Columbia Mediation & Arbitration Institute (BCAMI). Lisa also teaches a continuing studies course in Law and Tenant Relations at Vancouver Community College as part of its Building Manager Certificate Program.