Archives: Seminar Listing for 2013 Show

Seminar Legend

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

Wednesday, February 13

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 8:00am – 10:00am

$55

W01 - Interior Design Keynote: WORKPLACE 20/20: An Insider's Look at Tomorrow's Workplace Today [PM AD]

[ AIBC=2.0 Core LUs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs; BOMI=2 CPDs ]

Supported By


Media Sponsor

Hear from 4 internationally recognized leaders in the office design industry about how they are building the workplace of the future, today. Learn how they are creating efficient, safe and smart spaces and how the workplace is about more than just function. The panelists will debate how they see the workplace evolving and discuss what factors must be considered to meet the new demands and expectations of their clients. How are they marrying design and space requirements; what changes in the workforce are influencing their decisions; what are the continued growing needs of a modern business and their employees; and does function have to override style? Attendees will learn the answers to these questions and discover tomorrow's workplace today.

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

This keynote panel is complemented by a 2000 square foot feature on the BUILDEX tradeshow floor.


Chuck We

Aliki Gladwin

Teresa Miller

Joe Pettipas

Susan Steeves

Moderator: Chuck We, Director of Leasing, Oxford Properties Group

Panel:
Aliki Gladwin, Principal, Aliki Gladwin and Associates Inc.
Teresa Miller, RID IDC, LEED® AP BD+C, Senior Workplace Designer, Perkins+Will Canada
Joe Pettipas, Senior Vice President | Principal, HOK Vancouver
Susan Steeves, Principal, SSDG Interiors Inc.

Biographies: [more]

Aliki Gladwin: Aesthetic, function and durability have always been equal partners in any space Aliki Gladwin entered. These integral elements in addition to a love of unique design in architecture, fashion and art inspired her to pursue interior design. Over four decades Ms. Gladwin has established a portfolio and reputation for visually impactful yet functional design. From her extensive corporate knowledge to her ever expanding healthcare and hospitality experience, Ms. Gladwin continually delivers interiors that are inspired by the individuals that work, live and use the space. Her focus on highlighting the relationship between humans and their environment creates comfortable spaces that promote health. The past twenty-five years have seen Ms. Gladwin incorporate and lead her own interior design firm towards successful projects that have provided functional corporate, hospitality, residential and healthcare spaces. Helming her own company has led to numerous publications in magazines in addition to receiving Awards of Excellence from IDIBC. As a leader in her industry she has continued to train, mentor and inspire the future generations in her field, and was honoured with a Fellow accreditation for her many years of dedication to the interior design profession. As she continues to move forward, Aliki Gladwin is continually inspired by her surroundings, as well as the latest design elements that allow for useful, aesthetic and enduring interiors.

Teresa Miller is a Senior Workplace Designer at Perkins+Will Canada, a full-service architecture firm known for innovation, sustainability and social responsibility in design. Teresa brings a fresh energetic design approach to all projects, delivering holistic solutions that are based on functionality, durability and value with a view to the life of each space and the well-being of its users. Teresa has extensive experience in LEED for Commercial Interiors and is a LEED Assessor with the Perkins+Will CaGBC Team. Her philosophy aligns with Perkins+Will's belief that design is not about creating precious spaces but about making a positive difference in clients' businesses and in the lives of the people that work, learn, live and play in them.

Teresa's most recent projects include the City of Vancouver's Engineering Department, which achieved LEED-CI Gold and the University of British Columbia's Centre for Interactive Research in Sustainability (CIRS), which is targeting both LEED Platinum and the Living Building Challenge certification.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 8:00am – 10:00am

$55

W02 - Understanding Behavioral Styles to Increase Sales [PD]

[ AIBC=2.0 Non-Core LUs; BOMI=2 CPDs ]

It is critical to understand your customers in order to succeed.

Are you sure you're working with people in a way they wish to be treated and appreciated? Do you want to have a positive impact on your own life and others?

This seminar will give attendees insight into understanding people's behavioral styles to:

  • Learn how to quickly identify & adapt to different customer styles
  • Learn factors that motivate peoples buying decisions
  • Learn how to avoid conflict with other styles & make better decisions in dealing with people
  • Have a positive impact on your performance with others, and
  • Help you close more deals by using profiling techniques

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

W03 - Indoor Air Quality and LEED for Existing Buildings [CO GR]

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

More and more buildings across the country are becoming certified under the LEED for Existing Buildings program. The requirements associated with indoor air quality EQ Credit 1.1 are quite comprehensive. This session will go through the steps required to assess the building and ensure this credit can be achieved. At the end of this session, the attendee will better understand the detailed information required to satisfy the LEED-EB requirements.

Presenter: Michael Glassco, ROHT, President, Sterling IAQ Consultants Ltd.

Biography: [more]

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Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

W04 - BC Safety Authority On Your Site [CO]

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

This session, designed for real estate management professionals, will explain the technical safety system, clarify responsibilities and liabilities in relation to oversight of technical equipment and systems such as gas, electrical, boilers and elevators on their properties, and will present the BC Safety Authority's approach to risk assessment and management.

Participants will be challenged to ask themselves if they know with certainty that their contractor is installing new equipment properly and performing the maintenance that is required. They will explore the different permits required for installing or operating technical systems, where to get them, and how and when to connect with the BC Safety Authority with questions or concerns. They will also gain an understanding of the BC Safety Authority's Risk Assessment Program and how it informs inspection decisions.

This session will give participants tips for hiring and managing their technical equipment and systems contractors; information they need to ensure that permit requirements are met; and advice on how to keep on top of whether the contractor is performing and tracking scheduled equipment maintenance.

Presenter: Fred Tewfik, Regional Business Leader, Lower Mainland North, British Columbia Safety Authority

Biography: [more]

Fred Tewfik is the BC Safety Authority's Business Leader of Lower Mainland Operations, where he is responsible for safety and risk assessment services to installers, operators and owners of regulated technical systems - such electrical, gas, boiler, pressure vessel and refrigeration systems. Through his team's observations of installation and operating systems in the region, Fred brings overarching insights to construction industry practices, and offers perspectives of on-site and administrative issues and opportunities that both regulated and non-regulated stakeholders can learn from.

Fred is an engineering graduate from Concordia University's Centre for Building Studies in Montreal. He has over 15 years' experience, and an appreciation for the challenges and pressures within the construction and manufacturing sectors. Since joining the BCSA more than 6 years ago, he has led significant projects including oversight of the safety assessment teams for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympics Games. He is currently leading a review of the Provincial Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Program, to better engage duty holders through improved processes and services.

Fred strives to bring innovation and efficiency to BC Safety System, balancing sustainable safety oversight with the fast pace of technological advancements. His philosophy, like that of BCSA, is one of collaboration and prevention through a transfer of knowledge – leveraged from a unique vantage point on regulated sectors in BC.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

W05 - An Education Path to Management and Ownership [CO]

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

Presented By

Have you ever thought about running your own construction company? Do you want to transition into a management role? Find out how changes to provincial regulations are setting new professional standards for residential builders in BC and learn how to turn those standards into opportunities for personal and professional growth. Find out about resources that can help you make the most of your current skills, knowledge and experience and direct your education path toward greater career success. Whether you've done your training in a classroom or on the job, get the information you need to make the change from tools to management and start building a thriving future.

Presenter: Stephen Torrence, CEO, Professional Builders' Institute of BC

Biography: [more]

Currently the Chief Executive Officer, Professional Builders' Institute of BC, Stephen is a recognized speaker on workplace safety and business management. He has been an educator and public speaker who has held senior management positions in the private, public and not for profit sectors. When not working, he is an award winning theatre director and technical designer. He's married and has four children.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

W06 - Grow Your Profit: Understanding Financial Systems [PM AD CO PD]

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

As a group, contractors leave millions of dollars on the table every year when they don't have a thorough understanding of reporting systems.

  • Do your eyes glaze over when people start talking about overhead allocation?
  • Have your tried budgeting and stopped doing it because the numbers never work out?
  • When the profit in your estimate doesn't match the actual profit on the job do you know how to prevent that from happening again?
  • Do you wish that you could improve your profits but are not sure how?

This seminar is a must attend for owners and senior managers in businesses with 10 or more employees that think they could use a tune-up on their financial skills. If you think there's room to make more money, you're probably right.

Presenter: Leonard Firkus, Partner, Bellrock Benchmarking Inc.

Biography: [more]

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Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

W07 - Break Smart Ground: Digital Basics To Revolutionize Your Business [CO]

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Learn how to smoothly transition your bidding and project management processes from the old world of paper and sealed envelopes to efficient digital process that reduce cost and increase accuracy.

Moderator: Manley McLachlan, President, BCCA

Panel:
Lincoln Bodner, Business Development Manager, BidCentral, BCCA
Scott Bone, Manager, Supply and Fleet Services, City of Prince George
Cris Munro, SCMP, CPSM. C.P.M., Principal, CM2 Ventures Inc.

Biographies: [more]

Cris Munro has been involved in Supply Chain Management for over 25 years. Her involvement in a broad range of supply areas such as services, capital equipment and managing construction services has lead to development of workshops to increase the knowledge of both procurement professionals, practitioners and small and medium size businesses. 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. As a member of some of the multi-sector Provincial Groups, as well as leading her own company, Cris has developed and presented many workshops across the Province to foster collaboration on construction procurement. In addition, she has mentored many small and medium sized organizations in construction processes, procurement and documents.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

W08 - Incorporating Solar Into New Builds within the City Of Vancouver and Lower Mainland [PM AD CO GR]

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

The purpose of this presentation is to provide information and insight into the benefits of building with solar in the Lower Mainland for Builders, Developers, Architects, Engineers, homeowners and others in the construction industry. Along with the City of Vancouver, which is aiming to be the greenest city in the world by 2020, many areas in the Lower Mainland have passed the Solar Ready Bylaw including the District of North Vancouver, District of Maple Ridge and Township of Langley. We will explore the necessity to implement solar into building projects -- from large scale commercial to residential homes.


Landon Aldridge

Scott Fleenor

Joe Geluch

Rachel Moscovich

Panel:
Landon Aldridge, Principal, Terratek Energy Solutions Inc.
Scott Fleenor, Principals, Terratek Energy Solutions Inc.
Joe Geluch, President, Naikoon Contracting Ltd.
Rachel Moscovich, MES LEED A.P.| Sustainability Group Green Building Planner | City of Vancouver

Biographies: [more]

Landon Aldridge is the Operations Manager for Terratek and is LEED accredited. His philosophy is to educate and empower people with the right perspective of ROI with renewables. He works hard to help people understand that the real ROI takes into account such factors as escalating energy cost, increased value and peace of mind. The company's traction in the industry is a testament to Landon's environmental values, high quality workmanship and the community-minded vision that he brings to the industry.

Scott Fleenor is the Sales Manager with Terratek. Scott has worked with dozens of municipalities, presenting to council members and residents on the topic of renewable energy, including the municipalities in BC that have passed the Solar Ready Bylaw. He is an advocate of the benefits of building green, and the long-term legacy that renewables can provide to homeowners and communities. Scott's first priority is to enable people with the right information so that they can learn about the different renewable energy systems out there, and come to an informed conclusion on what might best suit their needs.

Joe Geluch is a Trade Certified Carpenter with 15 years experience in the construction industry , and an Instructor at Vancouver Community College-Construction Applications. He has Gold Seal Training in project management through the Canadian Construction Association and is a Certified Build Green BC Specialist. His company, Naikoon Contracting Ltd., is one of the most experienced and accredited green home builder's in the province, using a multitude of sustainable construction practices including Solar Thermal and Solar Photovoltaic technology.

Rachel Moscovich is a Green Building Planner with the City of Vancouver. Her work focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings throughout the city. This is accomplished through greening Vancouver's building code, and developing tools for landlords and homeowners, including incentives and financing. Rachel is a LEED Accredited Professional with a background in carbon accounting, sustainable business, green design and planning.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 10:00am – 12:00pm

$150

W09 - How to be a Great Communicator [PD]

[ AIBC=2.0 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs; BOMI=2 CPDs ]

Communication is not just about how you talk and listen. It's about making connections with people. To make those connections, we must do the right things—use the right words and tone, break down communication barriers we often set ourselves, and never, ever let the fear of not saying things right keep us from saying the right things. This program explains-–and demonstrates – the expert speaking, listening, and interpersonal skills necessary for professionals at all levels in today's world.

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. 13 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

W10 - Future Trends: The Unity of Colour [AD]

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

Colour seems to be touching everything – even those eternal neutrals like sand, beige, gray, grayed greens and taupe are often shaded and imbued with beautiful undertones. At the same time, vibrant colour is being artfully coordinated with neutrals. As a result, unifying context is very important. Join Leatrice Eiseman in this instructive session to find out how and where the colour to be used and, most importantly, what the outstanding colour trends and directions are as they impact commercial interiors.

Presenter: Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute and the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training

Biography: Leatrice Eiseman is executive director of the Pantone Color Institute and founder of the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training. Fortune Magazine has featured her as one of the top decision makers for her work in color and forecasting. [more]

Through her Center for Color Information and training, Lee teaches ongoing Color/Design courses for professionals, one in California in January and another on Bainbridge Island, WA near Seattle.

Lee is the author of eight books on color, her most recent being: Pantone The 20th Century in Color.

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 based in Europe twice yearly. 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

W11 - The Real Cost of an Energy Efficient Building Envelope [CO GR]

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Session Sponsored By

This session will explore the various costs associated with implementing an energy efficient building envelope. Research results will be presented on energy modeling assessment of thermal bridging, examining the impact on annual energy consumption, cost implications, and thermal comfort. Recent project installations with thermal break technology will be presented and analyzed.


Bill Chihata

Graham Finch

Levi Stoelting

Panel:
Bill Chihata, P.Eng., MBA, CEM, Schoeck Canada, Inc.
Graham Finch, MASc, P.Eng. Dipl.T, Building Science Research Engineer, RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
Levi Stoelting, P Eng, Associate, Glotman Simpson

Biographies: [more]

Bill Chihata has over 20 years of field experience in energy management, and building systems within Commercial and Industrial properties. Bill led energy efficiency programs in commercial buildings while working with an electricity provider for eight years. He earned the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) in North America, and he teaches "Energy Efficiency" courses required by the Building Environmental Systems, Facility Management Program for commercial property managers, at Seneca College.

Bill specializes in preventing thermal bridging with structural thermal break technology. He earned an Engineering degree from Concordia University in Montreal, and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier in Waterloo. He is a true believer in pursuing sustainability, a safe environment and energy efficiency, with real world practices.

Graham Finch 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 of 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.

Levi Stoelting, an associate and project manager, is an engineer with 10 years 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's structural design experience has included specialized highrise developments from the Southwest U.S. to B.C. and Alberta, and technical aspects of his projects hold a particular appeal for him.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

W12 - Finding Skilled Workers: A Demand-Side Guide To Fast Labour Sourcing [CO]

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

Work doesn't happen without skilled workers. Get practical information on exactly how to access skilled workers from large pools: construction sector employers will learn the where, when, and how of efficiently sourcing local, regional, provincial, and international workers.

Moderator: Manley McLachlan, President, BCCA

Panel:
Abigail Fulton, VP, BCCA
Randy Garon, Provincial Manager, STEP, BCCA
Bruce Lund, Provincial Manager, SkillCentral-Job Match, BCCA

Biographies: [more]

TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

W13 - How to Get Your Building Certified – Lessons Learned [PM AD CO]

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

The requirements for certifying a building under LEED are considerable and the process can often be daunting and riddled with pitfalls to the uninitiated. Join a panel of design and technical experts on the ins and outs of obtaining LEED certification for your building project. What are the most popular credits to obtain? Which cost the least? What are some of the ways of obtaining innovation credits? What are some of the things you need to know about how credits are assessed?


Trevor Massey

David Sprague

Panel:
Curtis Dorosh, P. Eng., M.A., LEED AP, Project Manager, Energy and Building Science Specialist, Light House
Trevor Massey, Senior Project Manager, Lark Projects
David Sprague, President, West Coast Projects Ltd. (WCP)

Biographies: [more]

Curtis Dorosh leads Light House's Technical Services team and is responsible for Light House's LEED documentation projects, implementing technical solutions, and testing innovative technologies. He brings more than six years of work experience in green buildings, working on various projects; from office buildings to laboratories and correctional centres, retrofits and new designs. His broad experience with rating systems includes overseeing LEED documentation for a wide range of public buildings, as well as involvement with Green Globes and more than 20 BOMA BESt projects. Curtis' experience with LEED goes beyond documentation. He is a LEED NC instructor and an accomplished project manager with expertise in energy efficient design, construction, operation, measurement, and verification.

Trevor Massey is a Senior Project Manager with Lark Projects under the Lark Group umbrella. He has taken on the lead role in the construction sustainability division within Lark and completed the companies first LEED accredited project in 2006. Trevor has championed the Lark Green Team to improve overall sustainability within Lark, and has completed and/or assisted in several LEED projects through project design to certification. He is currently leading the development and construction of Lark Group's own 185,000 sq ft office tower targeting LEED Gold.

David Sprague is President of West Coast Projects Ltd.(WCP), a Vancouver property developer that is active in the development of quality residential, commercial and industrial property. WCP, in a joint venture with The Marcon Group of Companies, is developer of "Silva," a 67-unit market condominium development in North Vancouver that was the first LEED certified residential high-rise in Canada. Other projects include HSBC Edgemont (LEED NC –Gold) and a LEED-CS project on Robson street.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

W14 - What App is This Anyway? [CO]

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

There are four competing operating systems for the dozens of smart phones and tablets that claim to be the answer to designer and builder prayers in the field. The presenter, an experienced architect now working for one of Canada's largest builders, has monitored these four operating systems and key hardware for the past four years to identify the most cost and time effective solutions for the design and construction industry. Supported by corporate sponsor Bell Mobility with state of the art tablet hardware, he will make an online presentation using the four operating system and current tablet hardware. He will start by sharing his practical evaluation criteria for software and hardware developed over years of research. He will consider some effective standalone 'apps' in relation to those criteria, but will focus on integrated management systems that meet the criteria and can be delivered through mobile media. Brian will be supported by Bell's solutions team, who will be available during and after the presentation to answer any technical questions you may have.

Presenter: Brian Palmquist, Architect AIBC, MRAIC, BEP, CP, LEED AP BD+C, Director, Quality, 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

W15 - Transparency, Product Disclosures, and Reducing Embodied Carbon and Energy [CO GR]

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Given the rapid depletion of natural resources and rising global appetite for energy, it is crucial to quantify and monitor the raw materials and energy that go into manufacturing the products selected and specified by designers. The building industry has focused heavily on reducing operational energy while overlooking embodied energy because it is not as visible or quantifiable. As operational energy is driven down over time, embodied energy will become a comparatively higher percentage of a building's total energy footprint, if steps are not taken to reduce the energy intensities of manufacturing processes. This panel discussion will explore the importance of product disclosures and how they can be used to track and reduce the embodied energy in building products.

Moderator: Paul Hunter, Architect, Cannon Design

Panel:
Francesca Desmarais, Director of the 2030 Challenge for Products, Architecture 2030
Marion Lawson, Sustainability Consultant, Researcher, Cannon Design
Thaddeus Owen, Chief Engineer, Sustainability, Herman Miller

Biographies: [more]

tba

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

W16 - Ignite Creativity [AD PD]

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

Presented By

Are you primarily right brain or left brain? Are you a designer or artist? Are you salesperson, project manager, product rep, manager or a business owner who work with, sell to, or employ right brained individuals? Are you a little more of a Left Brain who wants to explore how to be more innovative? What makes a creative individual tick, what motivates and inspires them? How do you cultivate inspiration? How do you protect your most valuable asset? We will review what creativity is, why it's important, what blocks it, how to cultivate it and how it works in the workplace. You will walk away with tools to start practicing immediately.

Presenter: Paula Kennedy, CMKBD

Biography: [more]

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Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

W17 - Making EnerGuide Work for You [CO GR]

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Presented By

EnerGuide ratings are a way to predict and rate the energy efficiency of a home and are becoming required in many municipalities, but are we using the program to its full potential? EnerGuide is more than a number stamped on a home and this session will look at the basic principles of the program, why it was created and how EnerGuide can create a pathway to other certification programs. You will learn how to optimize your final results, investigate missed opportunities, and unlock secrets to a great rating as well as how to use the EnerGuide program as an opportunity to shine, stand out in a crowd and provide a better product and a better name for your company.

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. 13 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

W18 - Real Estate Market Outlook for the Vancouver Market [PM]

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

Session Sponsored By

Media Sponsor

What can we expect in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland real estate market over the next 2 years? Hear from industry experts as they make some predictions about the Vancouver market, and also take a look back at what's happened in the last 12 months. Were last year's predictions on the mark? Or did we get it wrong? Join the panel as they explore what opportunities and threats face the Vancouver real estate market and gain insight into the trends and issues you need to understand.


Bill Tucker

Lawrence Green

Jocelyne Legal

Michael Penalosa

Andrew Tong

Moderator: Bill Tucker, Principal, OMICRON

Panel:
Lawrence Green, President, Spire Development Corporation
Jocelyne Legal, Senior Director of Leasing, Triovest
Michael Penalosa, Managing Principal, Thomas Consultants Inc.
Andrew Tong, Senior Vice President Investments, Concert Properties Ltd.

Biographies: [more]

Bill Tucker is CEO of Omicron Canada Inc., a 200-person integrated design & construction firm with offices in Vancouver, Calgary & Victoria. As Western Canada's largest design-builder, Omicron provides total building solutions to clients in the Oil & Gas, Retail, Institutional, Commercial, Industrial, Residential & Mixed-Use sectors. Bill graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from UBC and completed an MBA at Queen's University in 2000. He is also a registered professional engineer in the province of BC. In 2000 Bill joined Omicron as a Principal of the firm and became CEO in 2004. In addition to his day-to-day business activities, Bill is committed to giving back to the industry and community. He is a past President of NAIOP, & a frequent moderator of panel discussions for this organization & others, including ICSC. Bill is also Co-Chair of the annual Building for Kids Golf Tournament.

Lawrence Green is the co-founder and President of Spire Development Corporation and the Spire Group of companies. Spire is a fully integrated development company providing a comprehensive package of real estate services to the office, retail, and industrial sectors. Lawrence has a deep real estate background with over twenty years of negotiating and deal experience. He is a graduate of the Real Estate program at BCIT and started his brokerage career; first Colliers and then at Cushman & Wakefield. He departed from the brokerage joining a major Western Canadian development company as Vice President prior to establishing Spire. Today, he splits his time between the Spire Group of companies, his privately-held real estate companies, and caring for his two young daughters.

Jocelyne Legal began her career in real estate in 1988 at Bentall and has since worked with some of the largest real estate companies in Vancouver, including Colliers, CBRE, GWL Realty Advisors and Cadillac Fairview. With these firms, her focus was on leasing in the downtown core. In 2009, Jocelyne joined Tonko Realty Advisors (B.C.) Ltd., now known as Triovest. Her initial role at Triovest focused on the leasing of Willingdon Park in Burnaby and she is now Director of Leasing for the BC Region. In this role Jocelyne oversees the leasing of all of the office and industrial properties in British Columbia, which represent a combined total of 5 million square feet. Jocelyne spent 7 years on the board and is a Past President of NAIOP and she currently sits on the board of the Coastal Sound Music Academy.

Michael Penalosa is the Managing Principal at Thomas Consultants and has been with the firm for 14 years. Michael is responsible for the firm's business development, office operations and project management. Michael has participated in a wide range of development projects throughout North America, Asia and Middle East and is a leading expert in defining successful approaches for creating viable retail and mixed-use projects. Michael has participated in many development assignments involving downtown revitalization, Main Street retail, mixed-use town center planning, resort village planning, and mall redevelopment strategies. Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, focusing on urban planning and land economics.

Andrew Tong: Having joined Concert in 1994, Andrew currently leads Concert's real estate acquisition and disposition activities across Canada for land development sites and existing income properties. In addition, Andrew oversees Concert's asset management and term financing activities for its residential, industrial, and office income-property portfolio totalling over 10 million square feet.

Andrew is active with the Urban Development Institute and NAIOP and serves with several non-profit organizations both locally and nationally. Andrew has been awarded numerous awards including the "Emerging Leaders Award" by NAIOP North America, "BC's Top 40 Under 40" by Business in Vancouver, and "One of 10 Alumni to Watch" from UBC's Sauder School of Business.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 10:30am – 12:30pm

$55

W19 - Networking in the Age of Social Media [PD]

[ AIBC=2.0 Non-Core LUs; BOMI=2 CPDs ]

Effective networking can increase your performance and help you maximize sustainable revenue and profits, but through our increasing dependency of technology one important aspect of networking is starting to become overlooked – the Face-to-Face interaction. The Age of Social Media has started a myth that the Face-to-Face interaction is no longer necessary or effective in growing your business –Nothing can be farther from the truth.

In this session we will discuss the fundamental difference between marketing and prospecting and explore the limitation Social Media platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook etc.) have on growing our business. Furthermore we will look at how we can balance our networking activities – from Social Media to Networking Events – and what we can do to actively increase our referrals.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

W20 - LEED – Is It Worth It? [AD CO GR]

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

Are green buildings worth more? Are LEED certified buildings selling and leasing at a premium? What is the impact of LEED certification on the assessed value of buildings? This session will explore the market conditions for green certified buildings across Canada and the way in which buildings are assessed for environmental performance. Participants will be given an advanced look at new market data from a anticipated national report tracking market values, assessed values, leasing rates, and operational costs of green buildings.


Tracy Casavant

Gil Yaron

Panel:
Tracy Casavant, Executive Director, Light House
Pedro Tavares, B.A., AACI, P.App, Director, Research, Valuation & Advisory, Altus Group
Gil Yaron, BA&Sc, LLB, LLM, Senior Business & Policy Advisor, Light House

Biographies: [more]

Tracy Casavant: As Executive Director with Light House, Tracy oversees the organization's technical services, including green building. Most recently, Tracy managed a large research project to develop a framework for carbon neutral multi-unit residential buildings in BC, and was a featured panelist at the German Das Haus Tour during Globe 2012, where she discussed key areas for residential energy improvement. She has also managed the development of green design guidelines in several jurisdictions, which included market ground-truthing to ensure the requirements were balanced with market needs. Tracy was also the project manager for the rezoning of two large sustainability-driven developments in Alberta, managing the public and First Nations consultation; drafting of proposed language; and staff liaison. She was project director for the creation of a sustainable development policy toolkit for the Cities of Toronto, Brampton, and Mississauga. The toolkit included zoning and design guideline level policies. Tracy also has extensive consultation and facilitation experience, including public open houses; focus groups; charrettes; and integrated design process workshops.

Pedro Tavares is a Director in the Vancouver Altus Group office and is jointly responsible for overseeing a consulting team focused on providing research, valuation and advisory services. Mr. Tavares' expertise is focused on larger-scale investment projects, with work experience encompassing a broad range of property types across the commercial real estate spectrum.

Gil Yaron is a lawyer by training called to the bar in British Columbia in 1997 with over two decades of expertise in research and policy, business development and project management. As Senior Business and Policy Advisory at Light House, Gil has led numerous studies looking at the business case for building green and is heading up a new publication that will track valuations of green certified buildings in Canada.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

W21 - HST to PST: Provincial Tax Specialists Help Simplify the Transition [CO]

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

Industry tax specialist for both the ICI and Residential sector join representatives from the BC Ministry of Finance to provide the nuts and bolts of the upcoming tax transition.

Panel:
Carl Beck, CMA, Independent Sales Tax Advisor
Dave Longman, Project Director, PST Reimplementation, Revenue Division, Ministry of Finance
Manley McLachlan, President, BCCA

Biographies: [more]

Carl Beck assists clients as an Independent Sales Tax Advisor. Carl has practiced as a sales tax specialist on a national scale since January 1990, including a two-year term as Senior GST Policy Officer in the Real Property Unit of CRA's GST Policy Headquarters in Ottawa. While at the GST Headquarters, Carl was instrumental in establishing tax policy for CRA as well as providing precedent-setting rulings and other assistance to taxpayers. Carl joined the Vancouver office of PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1994, developed a thriving sales tax practice and became the Western Canada Indirect Tax Partner in 2000.

Carl has particular expertise in the taxation of Canadian real estate and public sector organizations. Carl has served as a member of the GST Technical Committee of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Tax Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia ("ICABC"). Carl has contributed to PST and HST policy discussions of the BC Ministry of Finance for various organizations, including the British Columbia Construction Association.

Dave Longman TBA

Manley McLachlan TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

W22 - Innovation in Wood Construction [AD CO]

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

The benefits of wood construction are becoming increasingly relevant in the context of global warming and non-renewable resource depletion, and its use can have a large impact on a project's overall carbon footprint through carbon sequestration. This presentation will focus on the use of wood in the Earth Sciences Building (ESB) located at the University of British Columbia. ESB uses the largest application of panelized wood products to date in North America. This presentation will outline the wood solutions featured in the building and the lessons learned from both an architectural and construction perspective.


Jana Foit

J. Eric Karsh

Panel:
Jana Foit, Architect AIBC, LEED® AP BD+C, Associate and Higher Education Practice Leader, Perkins+Will
J. Eric Karsh, MEng, PEng, StructEng, MIStructE, Ing, Principal, Equilibrium Consulting Inc.

Biographies: [more]

Jana Foit is an Associate and Higher Education Market Sector Leader for the Vancouver office of Perkins+Will. For the past three years, she has been leading the new Earth Sciences Building (ESB) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Involved in this project since the beginning of schematic design, she has been a primary supporter of the wood solutions in the project and has gained extensive knowledge in the successful application of wood products from design through construction. Prior to the ESB, Jana managed the renovation of the Buchanan building, a 17,200 sm arts classroom complex, also at UBC.

Eric Karsh is the co-founder and principal of the structural consulting firm of Equilibrium Consulting Inc, which is recognized as a leader in the field of timber engineering. Eric is the Engineer of Record of the new Earth Sciences Building (ESB) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and was involved in the project from the beginning of schematic design until the end of construction. Over the past five years, Eric has been actively promoting solid wood construction as a viable, sustainable alternative to concrete construction. Eric has engineered numerous innovative projects using various forms of solid wood construction, including UBC's ESB project.

Eric is also co-author of the widely publicized "Tall Wood" report, which introduces a structural concept to build timber high-rises of 30 storeys or more, even in high seismic zones such as Vancouver.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

W23 - Future Colour Trends: Fantasies and Realities [AD]

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

In order to create the "magic" for interiors, the colours for 2013 will need to coax and cajole, soothe or astonish, renew and replenish. At the same time, there will be the consumer's expectation of practicality – what colors have staying power and can be relied upon as a steadying influence in unsteady times. Skillfully balanced colour palettes that play to their practical side, while satisfying their aspirations, hopes and needs for something novel will remain key to enticing the would-be consumer or client.

Presenter: Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute and the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training

Biography: Leatrice Eiseman is executive director of the Pantone Color Institute and founder of the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training. Fortune Magazine has featured her as one of the top decision makers for her work in color and forecasting. [more]

Through her Center for Color Information and training, Lee teaches ongoing Color/Design courses for professionals, one in California in January and another on Bainbridge Island, WA near Seattle.

Lee is the author of eight books on color, her most recent being: Pantone The 20th Century in Color.

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 based in Europe twice yearly. 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

W24 - Multi-Generational Kitchens [AD]

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

Presented By

In this presentation we will examine how traditional differences between generations are becoming less relevant today thanks to technology, medical science and the global economy, and how the leveling of the playing field is influencing the interior design industry; in particular, kitchen design.

Presenter: Arne Salvesen, CKD

Biography: [more]

Arne Salvesen, CKD, first started designing with Lego at age 10, and applies the same sense of fun to designing kitchens and bathrooms today.

Arne's professional design career began building and installing the kitchens he would later design … experiences he still draws upon today. He achieved his Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) accreditation in 2001, and continues his education through active participation in his local NKBA chapter.

Arne also writes Useful Spaces, a kitchen design blog that features the latest in design, food and whatever else seems important at the time.

When not at the drawing board, Arne enjoys time with his wife, two sons, and Ringo the Jack Russell Terrier. He is an avid swimmer, traveller and cook.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

W25 - Carbon Neutral Buildings: Re-thinking Standards and Approaches to Better Achieve Market Expectations and Policy Goals [CO GR]

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

In Cooperation With

The City of Vancouver is aiming for all new buildings to be carbon-neutral by 2020 – many other local governments are moving in a similar direction. This panel discussion brings together views from developers, low carbon building experts, researchers, cost consultants and the City to discuss the regulatory, technical and financial implications.

Of specific reference are two research studies which propose building performance metrics for both operational and embodied energy and emissions along with a policy roadmap which establishes a mechanism which local governments can use to achieve their carbon reduction and carbon neutrality goals.

The panel is drawn from team members of an ongoing project to develop a policy framework that translates local governments' carbon neutral policy goals into a simple, effective and fair system for building owners consistent with the business of real estate development. Panelists will present the findings from their ongoing work and will offer insights into how building regulations can be engineered to deliver embodied and operational carbon emission reductions in a format that is simple, fair and measurable but also remains within the technical and financial reach of the construction market.


Jennie Moore

Helen Goodland

Steve J. Hadden

Mark Hartman

Moderator: Jennie Moore, Director, Sustainable Development and Environment Stewardship, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Panel:
Helen Goodland RIBA MBA LEED® AP, Managing Partner, Brantwood Consulting
Steve J. Hadden, MRICS, PQS, LEED® AP, Senior Cost Consultant, BTY Group
Mark Hartman, M.B.A., LEED® AP, Green Building Program Manager, Sustainability Group, City of Vancouver

Biographies: [more]

Jennie Moore is Director Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She has over ten years planning experience in local, regional government where as Division Manager Strategic Initiatives she coordinated Metro Vancouver's Sustainable Region Initiative that brought the regional utility and land-use plans together under a sustainability framework. She also played a key role in bringing forward Metro Vancouver's green buildings, energy and greenhouse gas management, and eco-industrial networking programs and initiatives. Previously, Jennie worked in the non-government sector as founding coordinator of Vancouver's Eco-city Network. Jennie is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. Jennie has a Masters of Arts in Planning from the University of British Columbia where she studied under the supervision of William E. Rees at the time that the Ecological Footprint was being developed.

Helen Goodland is a LEED accredited British chartered architect and holds a Masters in Business Administration from UBC. She has over 25 years of design, construction and business experience working to advance sustainability for a wide range of high-performance buildings in Canada and around the world. Past clients include multi-family residential developers, banks, healthcare, hotels and government agencies.

She is the co-founder and past Executive Director of Light House: a Vancouver-based green building market catalyst. She has also worked for Sir Norman Foster, Peter Busby and Bunting Coady. She serves on a number of boards and committees including the Materials Technical Advisory Committee for the United Nations Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative.

Steve Hadden is a senior cost consultant in BTY Group' national Cost and Public Private Partnerships (PPP) advisory group. With over 25 years of industry experience Steve has been involved in a variety of major projects both in Canada and Europe. His project experience spans healthcare, transportation, academic, data services, residential and commercial sectors.

As a LEED Accredited Professional, Steve also brings industry leading expertise in environmentally responsible and sustainable design and building.

Mark Hartman works in the Sustainability Group at the City of Vancouver as the Green Building Program Manager. He is responsible for meeting city council's sustainability-related targets to lower the energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions in new and existing buildings. In addition to implementing sustainability and energy conservation requirements into Vancouver's Green Building Code, Mark is responsible the carbon-neutral building strategy that includes the development of a number of community incentive and financing programs to help Vancouver work towards its goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020. Mark has worked 25 years in the energy industry, holds an M.B.A. from Heriot-Watt University and is a LEED accredited professional.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

W26 - The Winner's Curse: A Systems Approach to Winning More Work and Increasing Profits [CO PD]

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

What is the winner's curse? Whoever makes the biggest estimating mistake wins the job.

First, the bad news:

  • Successful companies rarely "buy work" through discounting
  • Profitability is not the reward for hard work, good intentions, or being a "good guy"

Now, the good news:

  • Profitability is the reward for smart work. This means having good systems in place.

Trying to minimize costs is always a goal when tendering contracts. And too often, contractors focus solely on price, adopting strategies and pricing that can kill the rewards of winning the contract. These tactics can go so far as to threaten the company's financial health.

This seminar will focus first on how to be a smarter competitor in bidding situations and then on alternative strategies that will shelter you and your company from the price game, if not remove you from it all together. We will review; why estimation mistakes are made, Common bidding errors, 12 specific tips for improving the estimation process and Bidding in the context of the overall sales process.

Presenter: Tara Landes, President and Founder, Bellrock Benchmarking Inc.

Biography: [more]

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Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

W27 - Design Models for Sustainable Urban Infill Developments [PM AD CO GR]

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

With the Monad model we created a systematic and holistic approach to make multi-story urban living beautiful, desirable, sustainable and affordable. In order to unlock the true potential of small urban infill sites it was necessary to rethink everything that is essential to urban development, mixed use design and construction by integrating many industry firsts: Multistory modular prefabricated construction, porosity driven high quality livability, strategic adaptability to various sites and programs and super efficient passive design driven living building concepts. This session will share valuable experiences from the model and performance driven design process, innovation and sustainability integration, prefabrication of modular engineered wood-frame construction and actual development from a broad range of perspectives.

Presenter: Oliver Lang, Architect AIBC, New York, NRW-Ger, Dipl.Ing Arch, M.Sc.A.A.D., Principal, LWPAC

Biography: [more]

Oliver Lang is the principal and creative director of LWPAC Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture, and the president of Intelligent City Research and Development.

He received a postgraduate advanced architectural design masters degree from Columbia University, and holds a professional architecture degree from the Berlin University of Technology with a 2 year study at the ETSA Barcelona. He studied extensively among others with the late Enric Miralles, Neil Denari, Greg Lynn, Stan Allen and Kenneth Frampton.

He is a licensed architect in the province of British Columbia Canada, the state of New York USA and North Rhine-Westphalia Germany.

In 1998 he co-founded LWPAC Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture in New York and moved the firm to Vancouver in 1999. The firm is the winner of a 2008 Governour General's Medal in Architecture, a 2012 Western Living Designer of the Year Award, several Lieutenant Governour's Awards and an Architecture Magazine (New York) Home of the Year Award among others.

The work of the firm has been published around the world and a monograph "LWPAC:MIX" with a major supporting grant from the Canada Council for the Arts is forthcoming in 2013. The Vancouver Art Gallery exhibited the solo exhibition NEXT:LWPAC, and LWPAC was included in ArchiLab, curated by the Centre Pompidou Director Frederic Migayrou, and the Vancouverism and Movers+Shapers exhibits.

As a founder and president of Intelligent City R&D and Controlled Architectural Systems Assembly Corp. he is also greatly expanding LWPAC's experience through a direct engagement with world of development and prefabrication.

He has recently been the Acting Chair and member of the Urban Design Panel of the City of Vancouver and the Chair of the Advisory Design Panel at the Corporation of Delta BC. Prior to founding LWPAC he has been the Chief Design Architect for the Corning Glass Museum in New York for Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects and also practiced architecture in Berlin and Barcelona.

In parallel to ongoing professional practice he has consistently served for 15 years on the faculties of UBC, Columbia U, Princeton U, the Southern California Institute of Architecture, the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, the TU Berlin and the Universidad Santa Maria in Chile.

Having lived, extensively researched and practiced in 6 countries on 4 continents he approaches architecture with global perspective and intimate local knowledge. His architectural designs have been realized in Canada, the USA, Chile, Germany, China and Spain.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 1:00pm – 3:00pm

$150

W28 - How to Grow Your Business Through Customer Service [PD]

[ AIBC=2.0 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs; BOMI=2 CPDs ]

Today's discerning customer demands service at a level never before expected. As standards rise, so must our performance. To continue to survive and grow in any business, employees, managers, and even owners have to demonstrate the qualities of the best customer-service driven organizations. This program will show you what they are doing and tell you how to do it yourself.

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. 13 • 2:30pm – 4:00pm

$55

W29 - Adapt or Die! How Will You Survive the Next 10 Years? [CO]

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

Presented By


Sponsored By
   

Media Sponsor

BC is one of the most attractive places in which to invest and build. Consequently, we are attracting new players into our market and having to look at new processes in everything from planning a project, to the type of contracts all the way to the way in which projects are put out to tender. Is your company ready for the changes that lie ahead? VRCA has assembled a panel of respected industry participants to help you navigate through the turbulence that lies ahead.


Jan Robinson

Sarah Clark

Mike Demers

Dee Miller

Cris Munro

Moderator: Jan Robinson, Interim President, Vancouver Regional Construction Association

Panel:
Sarah Clark, President & CEO, Partnerships BC
Mike Demers, Partner, Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP
Dee Miller, Vice President – Administration, Finance & Human Resources, JJM Construction Ltd.
Cris Munro, SCMP, CPSM. C.P.M., Principal, CM2 Ventures Inc.

Biographies: [more]

Jan Robinson, CMA, was appointed Interim President of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association effective January 21st, 2013. In this position, she is the senior staff person of the largest construction association in BC, representing participants in the non-wood frame construction industry. Prior to that, Jan held the position of Director of Finance and Administration at the VRCA. Jan is the Immediate Past President of the Canadian Society of Association Executives (BC Chapter) and, prior to joining the VRCA, was the Chief Operating Officer at the BC Apartment Owners and Managers Association.

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. 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.

Mike Demers has practiced construction law for over 20 years. A senior partner at BC's best known construction law boutiques, Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Mike has the privilege of representing contractors and trades from all sectors of the industry, from the largest general contractors in Canada to small, one-person trade contractors. He is an elected member of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers and has consistently been included in the Best Lawyers in Canada international list in the field of construction law. He is a director of the VRCA and a long time supporter of the other construction associations in British Columbia.

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).

Cris Munro has been involved in Supply Chain Management for over 25 years. Her involvement in a broad range of supply areas such as services, capital equipment and managing construction services has lead to development of workshops to increase the knowledge of both procurement professionals, practitioners and small and medium size businesses. 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. As a member of some of the multi-sector Provincial Groups, as well as leading her own company, Cris has developed and presented many workshops across the Province to foster collaboration on construction procurement. In addition, she has mentored many small and medium sized organizations in construction processes, procurement and documents.

Thursday, February 14

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 8:00am – 10:00am

$150

T01 - How to Get What You Want: Powerful Persuasion and Negotiation Tactics [PD]

[ AIBC=2.0 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs; BOMI=2 CPDs ]

There is one key to mastering any personal or professional situation: the ability to get others to see things your way. Look around. True leaders in all walks of life are people who have the ability to persuade others. Whether in sales, management, customer service, professional services, or even parenting, the most successful people are the ones who can relate easily to everyone, present their ideas with charisma and conviction, and get the deal done.

With these powerful tools, you will:

  • Build your personal credibility—the cornerstone of your persuasiveness.
  • Learn the four key techniques of professional persuasion.
  • Uncover a simple routine that will cause people to like you. (You'll wonder why you haven't been using it before!)
  • Understand how to use the power of scarcity to make yourself and your products the most attractive option.
  • Discover the value of consistency.
  • Develop your own verbal persuasion techniques—the same skills used by experts in the media and in politics.
  • Know when you should understate your interests—and when you should go for it all.
  • Recognize the power of time pressure and learn how to protect yourself from it.
  • Learn how to tailor your message to get the buy-in of others.

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.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

T02 - The Essence of the West Coast Spirit [AD]

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

Presented By

This session provides an overview of the West Coast Modern aesthetic – from its early beginnings to its current incarnation. It explores some of the unique creative processes and technologies that architects use to shape today's West Coast architecture. Learn some of the critical factors that contribute to leadership and commitment to design, space and place. A special emphasis is placed on B.C.`s unique landscape and coastal environment, offering up a fresh examples of architectural innovation within this context. This session compliments a special AIBC exhibit – curated by Guest Curator James Tuer – which is on display at the Vancouver Convention Centre during Buildex. Entitled Redefining the West Coast Spirit: Emerging West Coast Firms with Connections to the Land, the exhibit highlights how a select group of emerging B.C. firms are blurring the lines between inner space and outer landscape through thoughtful design.


Shelley Craig

Harold Kalman

James Tuer

Presenters:
Shelley Craig, Architect AIBC, Partner, Urban Arts Architecture
Harold Kalman, PhD, LLD, CAHP, Heritage Specialist and Architectural Historian
James Tuer, Architect AIBC, AIA, BCSLA, CSLA, NCARB, JWT Architecture and Planning

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Shelley Craig has been working with municipal clients for many years. She has extensive experience in health, community, institutional, and recreation projects, including many award winning buildings. Shelley has been working continuously over the last 10 years on a wide range of projects for northern communities including First Nations and Municipal projects. Her current projects include the Carcross Water Treatment Centre, Yukon; North Vancouver Museum; and the University of British Columbia Engineering Student Centre. Shelley is well known for her commitment to "built in BC" design and research.

Harold Kalman, PhD, LLD, CAHP began his professional career teaching the history of art and architecture at the University of British Columbia, after studies at Princeton University. He left academic life in 1975, setting up practice as Canada's first heritage consultant. After training in historic preservation in the U.S. and the U.K., Hal Kalman co-founded Commonwealth Historic Resource Management Ltd., which developed an extensive Canadian and international conservation practice.

Hal has been committed to practice and education in heritage planning (preservation planning) and served as the founding president of both the Canadian and British Columbia Associations of Heritage Professionals. He closed his consulting practice in 2010 and now focuses on a dual career as author and teacher. He writes for popular, academic, and technical audiences, and teaches intensive courses at the University of Hong Kong (where he holds the rank of Honorary Professor) and the University of Victoria. His books include the new Exploring Vancouver and the highly praised A History of Canadian Architecture. Hal is a member of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. He has served on the boards of many heritage organizations and on community heritage commissions. He received the B.C. Heritage Award in 2006 and the Gabrielle Léger Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Heritage Conservation in 2009. A native of Montreal, Hal lives in Vancouver with his wife, artist Linda Kalman.

James W Tuer is an award winning architect, planner and landscape architect. He is principal of JWT Architecture and Planning located on Bowen Island BC. Mr. Tuer's firm was awarded the AIBC's inaugural emerging firm award in 2009. Mr. Tuer's work has received numerous planning, design and architecture awards and in 2012 Mr. Tuer was named by Western Living as the "one to watch" in their eco-design category as part of theirregional Designer of the Year Awards program. Mr. Tuer has written articles for the AIA Small Practitioner's Journal, SAB magazine, Cottage Magazine and Fine Home Building magazine. His work has also been featured in Western Living magazine, Resorts of the West magazine, as well as various media publications such as the Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, and USA Today. Mr. Tuer is an adjunct faculty with the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of BC and has taught at the landscape architecture at the University of Guelph.

Mr. Tuer's projects focus on the relationship between the land and the built form. Project scopes range from planning entire communities to individual residences. Mr. Tuer has consulted on planning projects in Japan, Korea, China, Australia, Norway, Sweden, Morocco, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Costa Rica, the Bahamas and throughout the US and Canada. He is particularly interested in exploring ideas about regionalism in his projects. His philosophy is that planning, landscape and architecture are inextricably connected and good design draws holistically on all three disciplines.

Mr. Tuer leverages his private practice and academic experience, with his commitment to community service a member of the Squamish Advisory Design Panel, past chair of the Bowen Island Advisory Planning Commission and past member of the Whistler Advisory Planning Commission.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

T03 - Leadership in Safety – the Next Step in the Evolution of Safety [CO]

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

Presented By

Leadership in Safety discusses the importance of a safety management system but also discusses what lies beyond COR, and how leadership is the key to continual improvements and more successful production and safety outcomes. This presentation looks at how transformational leadership (a component in human factors studies) drives better safety results and also better business results. If we can help companies shift their focus from transactional to transformational, studies show that we can help them dramatically improve their safety results and other critical business outputs.

Presenter: Jeff Lyth, Regional Safety Coordinator, BCCSA

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Jeff has been a safety professional for 20 years. With a keen interest in promoting safety excellence, he joined the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) in 2010 and he became the Regional Safety Adviser of the Lower Mainland for the Alliance and helps refine and enhance courses for owners, managers, supervisors, and workers. Prior to his work with BCCSA, Jeff was Director of Corporate Health and Safety for the ITC Construction Group for 7 years, during which time he was a facilitator of their leadership development program.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

T04 - Risk Management for Design-Build Projects [AD CO]

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

In the traditional design-bid-build construction project, the property owner or tenant hires an architect or interior designer to design a facility or space, secures contractor bids based on the design, and the lowest bid completes the build. Many, however, now streamline the process by blending the role of designer and builder into a single package in a process known as a design-build methodology. This can save time and be easier to manage. However, it is not without its risks.

This seminar will explore the risks and rewards of the design-build methodology. A finely crafted design-build project can successfully incorporate all stakeholder requirements with limited owner risk. It can provide a long lasting, quality building the property owner or tenant can be proud of for years to come.

Presenter: Richard Harris, Vice President – Pacific Region, MHPM Project Managers Inc.

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As Vice President of MHPM's Pacific Region, Richard Harris is responsible for the company's operations across British Columbia. Richard works closely with clients in the institutional, commercial and industrial industry as Owner's Agent or as Owner's Project Manager on major facility and infrastructure projects. He has broad experience in the development and construction industry as a Project Leader and a Consulting Engineer serving a variety of public and private sector clients.

Richard is a past chair of the Vancouver Branch of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) and a past member of the development issues committee of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). Richard is a professional engineer with a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo. He holds a Project Management Professional designation from the Project Management Institute and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

T05 - Steam Showers – Function & Style [AD CO]

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

Presented By

This session will cover the basics of good steam shower design including steam generator selection, generator placement, seating and proper shower construction. Currently there is no building code in place for steam shower construction, this session will help you specify and build a functioning and serviceable steam shower. The Terrezzo Tile and Marble Association of Canada's current specifications will be reviewed and questions answered on the most common mistakes made when building a steam shower.

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

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John Whipple is a bathroom renovation contractor that follows one simple rule – "When It's perfect. It's good enough." 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.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 8:30am – 10:00am

$45

T06 - Using Advancing Technologies for Construction and Property Management [PM CO]

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

Session Sponsored By

A smart phone or tablet has more capability and computing power today than most computers had several years ago, and computing power has increased well over 100 times in the last 10 years. Yet in the construction and property management industries, most companies' user interfaces have failed to harness these increased capabilities, and are stuck in more traditional applications. With the advent of cloud computing, mobile technologies, BIM, VIM, and a number of other advancements as well as systems environments with more open architectures; the possibilities today and for the future are exciting. We will look at why you would use many of these technologies, what the tradeoffs are, how they can be practically deployed today, and what the benefits could be.

Presenter: Tom Brauser, Chief Operating Officer, BuiltSpace Technologies

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Tom has been a senior executive in the high-tech industry, so he has lived with the evolution and rapid advancement of technologies most of his career. He spent considerable time in telecommunications in a variety of leadership capacities. He was also very involved with contact centers, having managed and implemented a significant amount of technological change in this segment. In addition, Tom has gained considerable experience in facilities and property management, as he was responsible for a very large real estate portfolio across North America while working for Intrawest, a real estate and resort development company.

Tom has an excellent balance of both technology experience and knowledge as well as a good understanding of real estate and facilities management. He is currently the COO of a software technology company that has developed some unique applications designed to assist with the development and management of buildings. They deliver very innovative solutions that can help with every aspect of building operation – from construction to facilities management.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 9:00am – 12:00pm

$150

T07 - Effective Communication in a Project Environment: The "Art" of Project Management [CO PD]

[ AIBC=3.0 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.3 CEUs; BOMI=3 CPDs ]

The most commonly cited reason for project failure is communication breakdown. This may be because communication is taken for granted – we all do it – right? The question is do we know how to communicate in a way that is meaningful and effective for project stakeholders and that supports the success of the project? Your success as a Project Manager is directly tied to your ability to communicate effectively and influence the stakeholders.

The purpose of this course is to increase your awareness of:

  • Your own personal communication style and how you impact others as a result;
  • Other communication styles and how to communicate effectively with them;
  • Communication filters and how to recognize and overcome them;
  • Generational diversity in the workplace as a communication filter
  • Communications protocols and mediums;

Presenter: Doug Land, President, Lobstick Project Solutions Inc.

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Doug is an award winning Trainer, Coach and Consultant in the areas of Project Management; Communications; Contract Management and Organizational Effectiveness. His background includes training and consulting work with many private corporations in the U.S.A. and Canada; municipal, regional and provincial governments as well as many Aboriginal groups and organizations. He has extensive experience in Construction projects; Community Development projects; Business Development projects; Power Generation Plant Turnaround projects; Oil and Gas Industry; Real Estate Development.

He is the President and Founder of Lobstick Project Solutions Inc.; a training, coaching and consulting practice. He is also Program Director, Western Canada, of the Masters Certificate in Project Management, Schulich School of Business, York University and a member of the faculty.

Doug is also Senior VP and lead instructor with Atocrates Project Sciences International and has recently co-authored his first book, due to be released in January 2013. 'The Power of the Plan – Empowering the Leader Within You'.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

T08 - Selling Sustainability: How to Profit through Green Home Certification [CO GR]

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Presented By

Nervous about the market? Consider this: When buyers drive deals, green homes sell for more. That's the conclusion of a survey of 1.6 million home sales in California, where, in the wake of the US market crash, certified green homes sold for an average of 9% more than comparable non-certified homes in the same communities.

"Selling Sustainability" will review the data on premiums paid for certified green homes and discuss the so-called "Prius Effect," which can help identify neighbourhoods where green premiums will be highest. This market-focused seminar will survey the various the residential certification programs available to BC builders — including Built Green®, R-2000, Energy Star for New Homes, LEED Canada for Homes, Passive House and the Living Building Challenge — and will explain the requirements and estimate the costs associated with each certification program.

Presenter: Monte Paulsen, Principal, Red Door Energy Advisors

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Monte Paulsen is principal at Red Door Energy Advisors, an energy modeling and green building consultancy based in Vancouver. Red Door provides precise and affordable EnerGuide ratings, and helps developers add market value through green building certification systems such as Built Green, Energy Star for New Homes, LEED Canada for New Homes or Passive House.

Prior to becoming a Certified Energy Advisor, Monte researched green building and affordable housing for public journals and private clients. His report on high-performance homebuilding was featured in the June 2012 issue of Canadian Geographic magazine. Monte's life has also included stints as a deckhand and taxi driver, newspaper photographer and investigative reporter, adventure author and COO of an international magazine group. He lives in East Vancouver with his young family.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

T09 - Operating High-Performance Buildings – Are We Ready? [PM CO GR]

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Modern buildings are being designed to be energy efficient using highly intelligent, integrated systems. But do building operators have the skills necessary to run them? Talk to a building industry representative and they'll tell you that the systems in high-performance buildings are often running at cross-purposes or worse, some buildings are running on their back-up systems because building operators lack the knowledge to operate the main systems. One large strata complex recently ripped out the operating software for its building and replaced it because the propriety software was too expensive to service and operate.

Following the release of a scoping study by Eco Canada on the Building Operator profession, this seminar will explore the challenges facing building owners, managers and operators in the new world of high-performing, intelligent buildings.


Paul Shorthouse

Terry Connors

Ken Davies

Brian Miltimore

Gil Yaron

Moderator: Paul Shorthouse, Director, Research & Strategic Planning, GLOBE Advisors

Panel:
Terry Connors, Director of Operations – Western Canada, Cadillac Fairview
Ken Davies, Strata Systems Operations Consultant, West-End Building Control
Brian Miltimore, Founding Manager, Building Environmental Systems Training Program
Gil Yaron, BA&Sc, LLB, LLM, Senior Business & Policy Advisor, Light House

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Paul Shorthouse has been working with the GLOBE Group since June 2009, building on more than 10 years of employment experience in environmental research and consulting. As Director of Research and Strategic Planning for GLOBE Advisors, Paul has managed a number of comprehensive industry and labour market-related projects in Canada and the United States. In 2012, Paul directed a series of workforce studies looking specifically at occupations and skill sets important for key sectors of BC's green economy, including in high performance buildings and energy efficiency, clean energy supply and storage, and clean transportation. Paul has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Victoria and a Diploma of Technology in Marketing Management and Entrepreneurship from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Terry Connors is the Director of Operations for Western Canada at Cadillac Fairview. He is a member of the Education Committee of the Building Owners and Managers Association of BC, the Technology Advisory Committee for the BC Safety Authority, as well as an active member of the Institute of Power Engineers and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Ken Davies has spent the majority of his career as a civil and structural technologist for two Provincial Governments (BC and Alberta), where his position was that of a senior technologist, responsible for project management of infrastructure projects, after which he moved primarily into estimating and project supervision for private engineering consultants. He presently operates a unique consultancy as a Strata Systems Operations Consultant (West-End Building Control) while at the same time being employed as a full time building operations supervisor for a large Yaletown Strata Corporation.

Brian Miltimore has been directly involved in IC&I buildings in sustainable operations, energy management and resource conservation since 1976. He has worked internationally and across Canada helping industry leaders achieve conservation targets. Brian is the founding Manager for the Building Environmental Systems Training program for training building operators, property and energy managers at Douglas College. Brian is committed to reducing the impact of necessary business and institutional activities on our shared environment, while incorporating the very best practices in environmental stewardship in building operations.

Gil Yaron is a lawyer by training called to the bar in British Columbia in 1997 with over two decades of expertise in research and policy, business development and project management. As Senior Business and Policy Advisory at Light House, Gil has led numerous studies looking at the business case for building green and is heading up a new publication that will track valuations of green certified buildings in Canada.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

T10 - Universal Design – The Real Truth, Why and How [AD]

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

Presented By

Universal design is a catch phrase, but do you really know what to do with this information? What does Universal Design really mean to your clients and what are they looking for? Understand how Universal design must be included in all of your designs and best of all – learn how to market and apply your design ability to each of the 4 age groups - Gen y, Gen X, Baby Boomers and the Matures. Learn real world applications of Universal design and the importance of the application to each of your designs.

Presenter: Robin Rigby Fisher, CMBKD CAPS

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Robin R. Fisher is a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD) and Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) with Garrison Hullinger Interior Design. She is a national speaker & educator with the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and her award-winning designs have been featured in multiple local and national trade and consumer magazines. In Robin's 28 years in the industry she has been a founding partner of both a Portland design/build remodeling firm and an independent residential design firm. Her true love is designing kitchens and baths.

Robin's passion for education and dedication to the industry was rewarded when she was chosen to be one of 35 national educators for the NKBA. As an advocate of Sustainable Design, Robin has been a featured speaker both locally and nationally. In 2008, she was a featured speaker at the NKBA's Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Chicago.

Robin has been actively involved in education in the Kitchen and Bath industry. In 1991 served as the Director of Education for the Oregon Remodelers Association, during her term she was instrumental in creating statewide education requirements for all licensed contractors in the state of Oregon. She served as VP of Education for the Columbia River Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) for 4 years and as Chapter President for 1 year. For over 16 years, Robin has served on the Curriculum Advisory Board for Portland Community College and was instrumental in creating the Kitchen and Bath Certificate program and earning the NKBA's National Endorsement of the program. She has created and currently teaching both the Beginning and Advanced Kitchen and Bath Design classes at Portland Community College.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

T11 - Facility Energy Benchmarking Systems: What to Use, When to Use It [PM CO GR]

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Benchmarking the energy performance of buildings is becoming increasingly important to building owners and managers. Benchmarking provides feedback on how your building compares to the market and what energy savings opportunities are likely to be most profitable. A number of energy benchmarking systems are now available. Each has a unique purpose, each will tell you something different about your building and its systems, but, given this, how do you know which is best for you? With Halsall Associates as moderator, this panel discussion brings together industry leaders from Natural Resources Canada, the Real Property Association of Canada, and the Canada Green Building Council to explore the unique benefits of the most common publicly available building benchmarking systems.

Moderator: Aislinn McCarry, B.Sc(Eng), Halsall Associates

Panel:
Kirk Johnson, Manager GREEN UP Program, Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)
Mareleine Nehme, Senior Officer, Stakeholder Relations, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
Julia St. Michael, LEED AP: O+M, Manager, Research & Environmental Programs , Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac)

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Thursday, Feb. 14 • 10:30am – 12:00pm

$45

T12 - BIM to the Field – Integrating Survey and Laser Scan Information in the 3D BIM Environment [AD CO]

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

This presentation will discuss the integration of 3D laser scanning into a 3D BIM environment for a 72 storey mixed-use high rise project downtown Vancouver called 1151 West Georgia street. A brief overview will be established in terms of laser scanning and Building Information Modeling (BIM) before the discussion will shift to look at how the scan was created, how it was converted to a usable 3D point file, and how it was integrated into the 3D BIM environment. Once in the 3D environment, the scan was used to establish the location of the excavation wall faces and identify which faces were outside or inside the property line, in order to devise methods to rectify the problem. The presentation will conclude with a discussion on lessons learned in the process and what additional information the 3D laser scan provided above and beyond traditional survey methods.


Michael Buness

Brent Olund

Mike Samilski

Presenters:
Michael Buness, Owner, Van Bower Construction Services
Brent Olund, P.Eng, M.Eng, MBA, Vice President of Construction / Partner, Urban One Builders
Mike Samilski, P.Eng, BIM Coordinator, Urban One Builders

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Michael Buness is the Owner of Van Bower Construction Services. He has over 13 years of survey experience working on numerous projects in the lower mainland. One of these projects includes work on the South Fraser Perimeter road where his company participated in Data preparation for GPS Ground Modeling, Site Surveying using GPS Survey Equipment, and performed Quantity Take Offs using 3D modeling software. His company specializes in survey methods which include 3D laser scanning, GPS, topographic surveys, construction staking, control network surveys, ground movement monitoring, and machine control.

Brent Olund is a Professional Engineer and has an MBA from The Richard Ivey School of Business. He has over 15 years of experience as a Project Manager and Project Director in the construction industry and has completed close to $1 billion in commercial and residential construction projects across Western Canada including such award-winning projects such as: Vancouver Athletes Village project for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and the Port of Nanaimo Convention Centre.  

Brent takes a highly systemized approach to his work and is skilled in developing management and reporting systems that are invaluable throughout the construction process. He commands the respect of those he works with, sets high ethical standards, and creates respectful work environments within his sphere of influence. Brent is a proponent of organization-wide learning programs and building a strong corporate culture.

Mike Samilski is a professional Engineer. Over the past 13 years Mike has been involved with the BIM implementation and structural design of numerous projects including high rises, low rises, and renovation projects. His previous work with engineering consultant Glotman Simpson included 3D modeling and BIM (Building Information Modeling) management of several projects, including the Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Project. He is currently working with Urban One Builders as a BIM Coordinator while finishing his Masters of Engineering in Project and Construction Management on a part time basis.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 10:30am – 12:30pm

$55

T13 - Keynote Panel: Living Affordably in Greater Vancouver [AD]

[ AIBC=2 Core LUs; BOMI=2 CPDs ]

Presented By


Media Sponsor

This session provides a rare opportunity to dialogue openly with an expert panel of professionals involved in the affordability of Greater Vancouver housing. Join architects, designers, members of government, media, and advocacy representatives in this spirited discussion. Discover what`s currently being done – and join the conversation on what we might be able to do better. Is affordable livability in greater Vancouver a real possibility or an ever-receding horizon? Come prepared with your thinking cap, best ideas, and questions.


David Beers

Dane Jansen

Sean McEwen

Brent Toderian

Heather Tremain

Moderator: David Beers, Editor, The Tyee

Presenters:
Dane Jansen, Architect AIBC, R.A. State of Washington, LEED AP, Principal, DYS Architecture
Sean McEwen, Architect AIBC, S.R. McEwen Architect
Brent Toderian, MCIP, President of TODERIAN UrbanWORKs, President of the Council for Canadian Urbanism in Vancouver, former City of Vancouver Director of City Planning
Heather Tremain, Principal, Urban Fabric Group

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David Beers is an award-winning journalist and founding editor of The Tyee. Launched in 2003, the digital magazine quickly established itself at the forefront of online news sources, garnering numerous accolades and awards. The publication reflects David's own vision of a sustainable model for comprehensive, independent, community-minded journalism that facilitates conversation and spurs dialogue on important issues in hope of bringing about positive change. A former senior editor at Mother Jones and the Vancouver Sun, he has served as vice chair of the Vancouver City Planning Commission, and is currently an adjunct professor at the UBC School of Journalism. He is also a husband and a father of two.

Dane Jansen: Davidson Yuen Simpson (dys architecture) has been a leading firm in the area of affordable housing for over 30 years. Dane Jansen, as one of the original members of the firm and now a partner, continues to work with non-profit groups, development consultants, developers and multiple levels of government on a wide range of housing options and policy issues. Through 20 years of experience as a member of a non-profit board that provides developments for people with mental health and addiction issues, he understands there is more to affordability that a project's capital costs.

Mr. Jansen has recently been the architect for five Provincial Homelessness Initiative projects in the City of Vancouver. He is currently working on a project to provide for Shelter and Transitional Housing needs in Coquitlam. He is also leading the joint efforts of dys architecture and MCM on Vancouver's second tallest tower providing a hotel and market housing at 1151 West Georgia Street.

Sean McEwen has practiced architecture for 40 years in British Columbia. He consults primarily to the non-profit sector, in the areas of affordable housing, the health, seniors and child care sectors, community-based planning, and heritage renewal. Projects of note include the Mole Hill Community Housing development, combining heritage restoration with affordable housing on the oldest intact block of houses in Vancouver's West End; the supervised injection site "InSite" and its sister detox facility "OnSite" on Hastings Street in Vancouver; and the Memorial to the veterans of the MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion on the Legislative Precinct grounds in Victoria. Sean also volunteers time working with residents' groups in planning processes for his home neighbourhood of Kitsilano. Their contribution helped define the form of development in the Arbutus Lands in Kitsilano, which has been heralded as one of the best examples of new urbanism in North America.

Brent Toderian is a nationally and internationally-known practitioner and leader with over 20 years of experience in advanced urbanism, city planning and design. His new practice, TODERIAN UrbanWORKS, follows six years of significant achievement as Vancouver BC's Chief Planner (2006-2012).

In addition to his practice, Brent has played a peer advisor role with many global cities, from Copenhagen, Oslo and Rotterdam, to Singapore and Shanghai.

Brent was Manager of Centre City Planning + Design, and Chief Subdivision + Neighbourhood Planner in Calgary, Canada, where he pioneered innovative approaches including the creation of the award-winning Centre City Plan.

Before that he was an award-winning and well respected planning and design consultant in Ontario, with projects from Toronto to Yellowknife.

A passionate practitioner and advocate for creative city-building, urban design and architecture, Brent is the founding President of the Council for Canadian Urbanism (CanU), a regular radio columnist on "City-Making" with CBC, a member of ULI BC's Advisory Board, and a regular writer with the Huffington Post, Atlantic Cities, Planetizen and SPACING. He is an international speaker, teacher and collaborator on issues of advanced urbanism.

Heather Tremain is a principal of Urban Fabric Group, a consulting practice that undertakes projects that have a positive impact on the social, environmental and economic vitality of communities. Prior to Urban Fabric, Heather was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University, a program that recognizes leaders in the built environment and a Visiting Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

From 2001-2009 she was the CEO of reSource Rethinking Building, a Vancouver-based green building consulting and development company. While at reSource, Heather led the development of the Verdant project, a 60-unit townhouse project at Simon Fraser University. The Verdant unique combined affordability and advanced green building practices. Verdant has won a number of awards, including Urban Development Institute awards for Innovation in Sustainability and Innovation in Affordable Housing, the City of Burnaby's Environment Award, and the CMHC Award for Best Practices in Affordable Housing in 2008.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

T14 - IDP 2.0: Collaborative Design for the 21st Century [AD]

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

Presented By

This session takes an in-depth look inside the nuts and bolts of the modern integrated design process, using the recent VanDusen Visitor Centre project as a case study in cross-disciplinary collaboration. Learn how the architectural firm collaborated with multiple project partners including the client, general contractor, engineering firms, and VanDusen management team. The complexity of this award-winning project demanded a hyper-integrated approach – one that pushed the boundaries of the standard collaborative model. Hear first-hand how the team pulled together to pull it off.


Harley Grusko

Ken Larsson

Rebecca McDiarmid

Goran Ostojic

Duane Palibroda

John N. Ross

Presenters:
Harley Grusko, IA-AAA, LEED AP BD+C, Perkins+Will
Ken Larsson, BCSLA, CSLA, ASLA - Principal, Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc.
Rebecca McDiarmid, Project Manager, The Ledcor Group of Companies
Goran Ostojic, M.Sc., P.Eng., LEED AP, Managing Principal, Cobalt Engineering
Duane Palibroda, P.Eng., Struct Eng., M.I. Struct. Eng., LEEP AP, Managing Associate, Fast + Epp
John N. Ross, Architect AIBC, PMP, Facility Development Coordinator, City of Vancouver – Board of Parks and Recreation

Biographies: [more]

Harley Grusko: Since joining Perkins+Will in 2005, Harley has worked on a variety of projects focused on quality design and high-building performance. Harley acted as one of the project designers on the recently completed VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, winner of a 2012 Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia Merit Award in Architecture. Harley's contributions to the project began in 2007, from the earliest concept sketches through to the digital 3D computational design and finally the construction administration. Harley continues to be engaged in the documentation process for the project's high sustainability targets, LEED Platinum and the Living Building Challenge.

Ken Larsson is a Principal Landscape Architect with 22 years experience bringing award winning design excellence and leadership to the planning and project management of multidisciplinary civic/urban projects. Ken's interest is in placemaking and improving the public realm experience, connecting building and site, and finding the balance between ecology and aesthetics. Ken's portfolio includes master plans, civic spaces, urban parks and regenerative places, high performance buildings, and infrastructure projects. Ken is also responsible for client development, strategic and financial planning, and staff mentorship.

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. In 2012 she presented “Delivering the Challenge – A Contractor’s Perspective” at the Living Futures unConference in Vancouver.

Goran Ostojic has over 25 years of experience and is recognized as a global player in energy efficiency and sustainable building design. He has been responsible for many innovative projects in energy efficient design and analysis including pioneering the use of such unique systems as radiant cooling systems, capillary radiant systems, VRF and displacement ventilation.

The Village on False Creek, LEED Platinum ND, and the Discovery Green project, LEED Platinum CS, are prime examples of how Goran is using his holistic, innovative design approach to raise the bar. He has also recently worked on the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre and the UniverCity Daycare at SFU – both targeting the Living Building Challenge.

Duane Palibroda obtained his Civil Engineering degree in 1993 from the University of Saskatchewan, after working as an engineering technologist for the first seven years of his career. Shortly after graduation he moved to England, where he spent the next five years collaborating on a number of commercial, public and residential projects. The work was Duane's first taste of the potential for architecturally-striking, sustainable and economical exposed structure. Upon his return to Canada in 1998, Duane joined Fast + Epp. He was appointed the firm's Managing Associate in 2004.

John N. Ross: In his current role at the City of Vancouver – Board of Parks and Recreation, John N. Ross was Project Manager for the major VanDusen Botanical Garden's New Visitor Centre facility redevelopment. He has also project managed several Park and Community Projects including Slocan Park; Marpole Community Centre; Nat Bailey Stadium and Hastings Park. Other recent work includes project management and programming for renovations to the West Point Grey Community Centre.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

T15 - Integrating Heritage Homes – The Challenge of Preserving the Past While Advancing Toward the Future [AD CO]

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

Living in a heritage building does not have to mean sacrificing modern convenience. The thoughtful application of modern materials and home integration design means home owners can now experience cutting edge technology while preserving the aesthetic and architectural features of older buildings. Lighting, audio visual, climate control, security and other systems can now be integrated more discretely than ever before. This panel will discuss the benefits and challenges of integrating a heritage home; while geared toward architects and designers, the topics discussed may also be useful to realtors.


Shawn Moran

Wes Morris

Presenters:
James Gray, Greytek
Shawn Moran, Graytek
Wes Morris, Graytek

Biographies: [more]

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Thursday, Feb. 14 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

T16 - Best Practices in Addressing Rising Hydro and Water Costs While Demonstrating Efficient Conservation Methods [PM AD CO GR]

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

An industry expert will review best practices in analyzing hydro and water consumption to promote conservation and manage the pressures of increasing utility expenses. You will learn to review the comprehensive reporting data required to manage your utility program and learn what other property owners are doing to promote conservation and achieve real results. This session will help you identify steps that keep costs down when rates increase.

Presenter: Matt Miller, Industry Principal, Utility Billing, Yardi Systems, Inc.

Biography: [more]

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Thursday, Feb. 14 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

T17 - Creating Bridges between Green Building Theory and Practical Application [AD CO GR]

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Session Sponsored By

When a homeowner makes the decision to build a sustainable home, there are often trade-offs required to meet the principles of green home design while trying not to sacrifice our North American lifestyle. Now, what happens when you layer in a rigorous European home design approach that is not easily incorporated into an 'off grid' house on Gabriola Island? Well, in a word…Creativity.

The purpose of the 'Creating Bridges between Green Building Theory and Practical Application' seminar will be to share a Passive House case study of an 'off grid' home built on Gabriola Island where the homeowner and design team collaborated through an integrated design process to meet both objectives. In short, Passive House is one of the world's leading standards in energy-efficient construction and the concept is a rigorous home design standard that includes a very well-insulated, virtually air-tight building that is primarily heated by passive solar gain and by internal gains from people and electrical equipment. The Gabriola Island project showcases how project challenges are met through creative solutions, innovative technologies, sound financial and energy modeling that is combined through integrated design process to create a Passive House without sacrificing some of the conveniences and amenities of the North American lifestyle.


David Kominek

Rob Pope

Doug Rempel

Ewout van Dishoeck

Panel:
David Kominek, Principal, DRKdesign
Rob Pope, Senior Consultant, Ecolighten Energy Solutions Ltd.
Doug Rempel, Co-Founder, Ecolighten Energy Solutions Ltd.
Ewout van Dishoeck, Homeowner, Passive House on Gabriola Island

Biographies: [more]

David Kominek, originally from the Czech Republic, grew up around all sorts of types of traditional European architecture behind the Iron Curtain. His family immigrated to Canada in the mid-80s, whereby he was exposed to new types of design in buildings, art, automobiles, and furniture.

His eyes were opened to exploring traditional, as well as, the contemporary architecture of North America being so different from where he was originally from. He pursued his studies at BCIT in Drafting and Architectural Technology and has more than 13 years of experience in the industry. He continually challenges himself by learning about new products and technology in the building industry. He is a certified LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and trained Passive House Designer.

David is the principal of DRKdesign and his main focus is on single family and smaller multi-family residences. Whether a renovation or a new build project with Passive House building requirements, David does not view the home as a box, but a piece of art where one can experience the space on the inside, as well as, the outside in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. He prefers using natural and local materials to create a healthy and high energy-efficient home. David is serving as chief designer on the Gabriola Island project and is a member of AIBC as an Architectural Technologist, Canada Green Building Council and Passive Buildings Canada.

Rob Pope started working in the HVAC industry in the mid 1970's where he began his apprenticeship in high-end custom homes, quickly earning tickets in sheet metal, refrigeration and gas fitting. During this time, he installed, serviced and began designing the first wave of energy-efficiency systems such as condensing gas furnaces and boilers, heat recovery ventilation, heat pumps and solar thermal.

Rob was Mechanical Consultant on the first residence in Canada to achieve LEED® certification and as an active member of the industry he served as executive member for HVCI and TECA industry associations, advocating for higher standards and better education for its members.

Rob served as the lead Energy Consultant and Designer on the Gabriola Island project. As an executive member for HVCI and TECA, Rob has spoken on range of HVAC equipment and installation topics at a number of events and training seminars.

In 1980, Doug Rempel launched a retail business, Solace Energy Centre, which focused on residential energy upgrades and served the Greater Lower Mainland. Over the past thirty (30) years, Doug successfully owned and operated this business, serving as CEO, as it grew to employee forty-five (45) staff members. In January 2007, Doug sold this business to Homeworks Services Inc. (a part of EAGA Partnership, global leader in home energy-efficiency) and continued on as a partner until 2010.

Sustainability, good stewardship of natural resources, and concern for the environment have all been Doug's life's passion. Doug has consulted thousands of BC homeowners, builders and architects on renovating and building energy-efficient homes. Doug's additional involvements in the field of energy-efficiency, health and comfort in the home range from appearing in various home renovation television series' and speaking on radio shows, to lecturing in colleges, teaching workshops and volunteering with local environmental groups. Doug provided secondary Energy Consultant support on the Gabriola Island project.

As the homeowner of the Passive House on Gabriola Island, Ewout van Dishoeck is passionate about environmental stewardship and sustainability. Ewout reached out to his European roots and selected the Passive House concept in effort to construct an energy-efficient, comfortable and healthy home.

Ewout is the owner of Corona Integrated Technologies Inc. which provides high-quality aerosol foggers, portable smoke generators and smoke machines for product quality assurance and FAA mandated testing of aircraft, airflow visualization, emergency training and security applications.

Prior to starting Corona, Ewout served as the Strategic Planning/Marketing and Budget Director for BC Tel (now Telus). Throughout his career, Ewout has spoken on a variety of topics at a number of gatherings in BC and looks forward to bringing his unique perspective on Passive House forward at the upcoming Buildex session in Vancouver.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

$45

T18 - Tenant Engagement: A Partnership for Change [PM]

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

Engaging tenants and their employees is a relatively new strategy being used by Landlords to improve both building performance and tenant retention. Tenants see value in engagement because it supports their growing demands for better work environments and corporate sustainable reporting. Building owners and managers see value because it opens up opportunities for performance improvements beyond the traditional focus on retrofitting building systems and, to a lesser extent, improvements in system operation. Tenant engagement looks at the impacts of tenant decisions and occupant behaviour, which both significantly affect energy use (regardless of the type and quality of building systems).

Tenants can be responsible for 25 to 50% of a commercial office building's energy use. Addressing this is a key component in improving building performance and reducing a tenant organization's carbon footprint.


Doug Webber

Maeri Machado

Panel:
Doug Webber, P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C, Halsall Associates
Maeri Machado, P.Eng., LEED AP, Halsall Associates

Biographies: [more]

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Thursday, Feb. 14 • 1:00pm – 3:00pm

$55

T19 - The Straight Goods on Construction Risk Management [CO]

[ AIBC=2.0 Core LUs; BOMI=2 CPDs ]

The Art of a Builders Lien - Audience Questions Answered - Part Deux!
Back by popular demand, Satinder Sidhu will again answer questions you have about builders liens. 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 also learn about common mistakes and misconceptions regarding the Builders Lien Act and lien procedure in B.C. When should a Certificate of Completion be issued? When can a party claim a lien against a holdback? Email questions to us ahead of time to, sks@cwilson.com. This is your chance for "free" legal advice!

Understanding Construction Bonds
Construction Bonds are a common feature of modern construction projects but are often misunderstood by those who obtain them. Glen Boswall and Anna Sekunova will explain and provide practical advice on bid bonds, performance bonds, labour & material bonds, and construction lien bonds.

Attendees will learn the purpose and function of each bond type, how the bonds are triggered, and how bond claims are made.

Construction Defects Claims - The In's & Out's, The Do's and Don'ts
Whether you are an owner, a developer, a project manager, a contractor or a consultant, there are risks when construction defects are discovered. Samantha Ip and Oliver Hanson will suggest ways to manage that risk.

In this segment, they will discuss:

  • Dealing with deficiency claims
  • A party's responsibilities at law, including the duty of care and the duty to warn
  • Is there a contract when there is no written contract?
  • What is included in a claim for damages?
  • How long does a party have to sue, and is the claim extinguished if the lawsuit is commenced after that limitation period?

Glen Boswall

Oliver Hanson

Samantha Ip

Anna Sekunova

Satinder Sidhu

Presenters:
Glen Boswall, Partner, Clark Wilson LLP
Oliver Hanson, Associate, Clark Wilson LLP
Samantha Ip, Partner, Clark Wilson LLP
Anna Sekunova, Associate, Clark Wilson LLP
Satinder Sidhu, Associate, Clark Wilson LLP

Biographies: [more]

Glen Boswall is a partner of the firm and a member of the Insurance, Business Litigation, Construction & Procurement and Class Actions Groups. Glen advises on and litigates construction and insurance disputes of all sizes. He has successfully taken many cases through court, and is equally adept at negotiation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution.

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, a co-Chair of Insurance Group and a member of the Construction & Procurement and Commercial Litigation Groups. With 17 years of experience handling insurance and construction matters, Samantha has appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and Federal Court, as well as before administrative tribunals. Samantha resolves claims through alternative dispute resolution for effective risk management. She assists clients with all facets of construction and surety related issues.  She is a frequent speaker to the construction and insurance 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 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.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 1:00pm – 3:00pm

$150

T20 - Managing Multiple Priorities, Projects and Deadlines [PD]

[ AIBC=2.0 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs; BOMI=2 CPDs ]

This is the program for the busy business owner, manager, and staff person who try to juggle multiple demands, deadlines, and daily pressures. With the information contained in this fast-pace seminar, you'll get more accomplished and with better results than ever before.

You'll gain control of your workday when you learn:

  • A simple process for effectively managing competing priorities.
  • How to decide what to delegate and what to do yourself.
  • How to find the hidden time-wasters that are jeopardizing your success.
  • The one question to ask yourself daily to make sure your top priorities don't fall to the bottom of the pile.
  • How project management pros build the momentum that completes their mission.
  • A memorable four step planning system that can change your approach to work and life.
  • What we can learn from the "Law of the Vital Few" and how it affects us every day.
  • Six techniques for managing expectations — of your clients, your boss, and even your family.

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.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 1:00pm – 4:00pm

$150

T21 - Project Communications Management for Success: The "Science" of Project Management! [CO PD]

[ AIBC=3.0 Non-Core LUs; IDCEC=0.3 CEUs; BOMI=3 CPDs ]

The most commonly cited reason for project failure is communication breakdown. Many times, this breakdown occurs because of poor management of communication channels, mediums and stakeholder expectations. This workshop will give you the tools needed to effectively manage communications – understanding "who needs what and when"! The Project Manager who does not know what is happening on their project, day by day, week by week is, quite frankly, a train wreck waiting to happen! You will learn the importance of status reporting and how to do it.

The purpose of this course is to increase your awareness of:

  • The impact of communication planning on the success of your project.
  • The value of a stakeholder analysis – before you start the project.
  • The importance of a Role & Responsibility Matrix, (RAM), and how to develop one;
  • How an Information Distribution Matrix can take the stress and guesswork out of communicating project information.
  • Status reporting; protocols and tips for effective communications management;

Presenter: Doug Land, President, Lobstick Project Solutions Inc.

Biography: [more]

Doug is an award winning Trainer, Coach and Consultant in the areas of Project Management; Communications; Contract Management and Organizational Effectiveness. His background includes training and consulting work with many private corporations in the U.S.A. and Canada; municipal, regional and provincial governments as well as many Aboriginal groups and organizations. He has extensive experience in Construction projects; Community Development projects; Business Development projects; Power Generation Plant Turnaround projects; Oil and Gas Industry; Real Estate Development.

He is the President and Founder of Lobstick Project Solutions Inc.; a training, coaching and consulting practice. He is also Program Director, Western Canada, of the Masters Certificate in Project Management, Schulich School of Business, York University and a member of the faculty.

Doug is also Senior VP and lead instructor with Atocrates Project Sciences International and has recently co-authored his first book, due to be released in January 2013. 'The Power of the Plan – Empowering the Leader Within You'.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 3:00pm – 4:30pm

$45

T22 - Vernacular Architecture: Not So Special – A Closer Look at Regional Architecture [AD]

[ AIBC=1.5 Core LUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Presented By

British Columbia's climate, culture and economic landscape create a rich platform upon which our vernacular architecture is built. Through the years, B.C.'s architects have responded to their unique surroundings, offering up a diverse built environment that speaks to place, space and time. This session explores the history of vernacular architecture in B.C. and takes a close look at how today's architects are re-imagining the past. The recent revival of the Vancouver Special is used as a special case study of how the ordinary can become extraordinary.


Robert G. Lemon

Stephanie Robb

Dr. Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe

Presenters:
Robert G. Lemon, Architect AIBC, Principal - Robert Lemon Architect Inc.
Stephanie Robb, Architect AIBC, Principal - Stephanie Robb Architect
Dr. Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe, Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, University of British Columbia

Biographies: [more]

A former Senior Heritage Planner for the City of Vancouver and past chair of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, Robert G. Lemon has been a leader in the area of heritage conservation and restoration for nearly three decades. While with the city, he was involved in numerous initiatives to identify, protect and preserve historic properties, including the city's innovative Transfer of Density Policy. He has also co-authored the heritage provisions of the BC Building Code. Similarly, much of Robert's architectural practice has been devoted to the rehabilitation of heritage buildings. Notable restoration projects with which he has been involved include Christ Church Cathedral, Robert Lee YMCA, Jameson House and Hotel Georgia. His firm also specializes in custom residential work. As a steward of the built environment, has a thorough understanding and deep appreciation of the vernacular architecture that helps to define Vancouver.

An award-winning architect, Stephanie Robb runs her architectural design and public art studio in Vancouver. Over two decades, she has carved out a reputation for cutting-edge work ranging from large-scale public realm projects to refined residential work. With a creative approach that emphasizes the artistic connection, she has also developed a keen interest in Vancouver's historic residential architecture.  When it comes to vernacular architecture, Stephanie walks the walk: she resides in a refurbished "Vancouver Special" that underscores the potential of old architectural styles to find modern purpose.

Dr. Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe is Associate Dean, Scholarships and Awards, in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and Professor of Art History at the University of British Columbia. He has published extensively on European, British, and North American architectural history -- most recently Architecture and the Canadian Fabric -- the creative processes of architecture; and the historical and cultural aspect of technical design. A project examining the changing social and cultural role of architecture and planning in Reconstruction-era Canada (1944-1967) led to his being commissioned to write the lead position paper on The Ideal City in preparation for the World Urban Forum in Vancouver 2006, and  to being awarded a major SSHRC Insight Grant in 2012.

A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and Life Member of Clare Hall at Cambridge University, he has served as Vice President and President of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, and as Local Chair of the 2005 Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Killam Teaching Prize, the Killam Senior Research Award, and the Margaret Fulton Award.

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. 13 • 8:00am – 9:50am

$45

P01 - Depreciation Reports under the Strata Property Act [PM]

[ AIBC=1.75 Core LUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Session Sponsored By

From Procurement to Funding - 3 Case Studies of Completed Depreciation Reports

  1. Understanding the requirement under the Strata Property Act
  2. Writing the report proposal (RFP)
  3. Selecting the report writer
  4. Reading and understanding the report
  5. What next?

David Albrice

Tony Gioventu

Kevin Grasty

Kelly Raby

Presenters:
David Albrice, BSc URP., ARP., PRA – Specialist, Building Asset Management, RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
Tony Gioventu, Executive Director, CHOA
Kevin Grasty, P.Eng. LEED AP, Halsall Associates
Jean-Francois Proulx, BSc., M.Sc, Depreciation Report Planner, Normac Appraisals
Kelly Raby, Property Manager, Remax Property Services

Biographies: [more]

David Albrice is a certified Professional Reserve Analyst. He was one of the key people who participated in Bill 8 public consultation regarding changes to the Strata Property Act. He has an unrivaled depth of understanding of the physical, financial planning, and strata governance issues that need to be considered in the development of an effective Depreciation Report. As a Building Asset Management Specialist at RDH Building Engineering Ltd. in Vancouver, he often leads multi-disciplinary teams of consultants who provide integrated engineering and financial analysis to owners and operators of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings.

Antonio (Tony) Gioventu, the Executive Director and Strata Property Advisor for the Condominium Home Owners' Association of B.C. (CHOA), brings 22 years' of experience in management, real estate development, construction, building operations, and strata property legislation to his position. Registered as a non-profit society in 1976, CHOA's mandate has been to promote an understanding of strata property living and the interests of strata property owners by providing advisory services, education & research, advocacy, resources and support for its members and the industry.

In serving a provincial member base of over 50,000 home owners, the CHOA office routinely fields up to 200 enquiries a day for information related to the daily operations of strata corporations, the Strata Property Act, financial operations and management and long term maintenance planning and budgeting. Tony's keen in-sight into the needs of strata corporations is reflected in the diversity of carefully researched articles he co-ordinates as Editor of The CHOA Journal, which is published quarterly by the Association and has a provincial circulation of 6,500 copies. Tony's experience and knowledge have been recognized by his appointment as a consumer representative on the Provincial Advisory Council to the Homeowner Protection Office, Appointment to the Board of Directors of the Homeowner Protection Office and The BC Building Envelope Council, industry speaker at Buildex,, a guest lecturer at over 35 annual conferences throughout BC, weekly feature columnist in The Province and strata bylaw publication with CD Wilson Law Corporation on Bylaws for Strata Properties.

Kevin Grasty: As a Professional Engineer with over 13 years of experience preparing Depreciation Reports, Kevin leads the Property Condition Assessment team for Halsall Associates in Western Canada. Halsall is a leading engineering services company with a passion for sustainability and a commitment to helping clients succeed. We have completed capital plans and depreciation reports for over 2,500 buildings of all types, sizes and ages across Canada, making us an industry leader in providing these services.

Jean-Francois Proulx has broad based experience over many years with roles that range from being a tradesman, a contractor, a researcher, and a consultant on many projects and for many organizations. While performing renovations, specific investigations, compliance field reviews, building envelope condition assessments or managing remediation projects on townhomes, low-rise and hi-rise complexes, JF has gained experience that lends itself to providing a client centered and practical approach to buildings and their systems. When it comes to the Depreciation Report process, JF has combined his academic research and his hands on experience to help guide Stratas to maximize their reserve fund financial plans. JF continues to update his knowledge with ongoing courses, membership in diverse associations and by pursuing a proactive role in Strata affairs as his Strata's president.

Kelly Raby has been a licensed Property Manager since 1992 and 30 years' experience working in the property management industry including administration, maintenance, building envelope remediation and financial administration. Kelly has been with RE/MAX Property Management Services (a division of RE/MAX Commercial Realty) since 1997 and is licensed agent for Trading, Rental Management and Strata Management specializing in Strata Management. Kelly has been experienced management of strata property remediation projects with budgets from $100,000 to $12.4 million.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 10:10am – 12:00pm

$45

P02 - Financing Major Strata Projects [PM]

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

Session Sponsored By

WHERE IS THE MONEY COMING FROM? - Special Levies - Strata Fees - Borrowing

Following on from the previous Seminar "Depreciation Reports" this seminar will take a completed report, review the options for financing and follow the project and processes through to final completion. Profile will be a 100-125 unit high rise (not mixed use) that has recently completed their depreciation report and is now proceeding to the next step - Funding for current and future projects.

Presenters will address the process from three primary perspectives:

  • Managing
    • a. Operating
    • b. Reserves
    • c. Levies
    • d. Collections
  • Borrowing
    • a. Options
    • b. Conditions
    • c. Terms
    • d. Resolutions
  • Reporting
    • a. Financial Reporting
    • b. Sales and Conveyance
    • c. Tax Returns

Chris Belefeuille

Tony Gioventu

Elaine McCormack

Tony Ngo

Kelly Raby

Presenters:
Chris Bellefeuille, Relationship Manager, TD Commercial Banking
Tony Gioventu, Executive Director, CHOA
Elaine McCormack, Lawyer, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Tony Ngo, Manager – Industry Programs Commercial Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal
Kelly Raby, Property Manager, Remax Property Services

Biographies: [more]

Chris Belefeuille is a Relationship Manager at the TD Commercial Banking Centre in Vancouver. In this position he works with clients and prospective clients to provide customized loan, deposit and cash management solutions. He has an industry focus on the Property Management Industry which includes financing Strata Corporations. Chris holds a BBA from Simon Fraser University with a concentration in Finance.

Antonio (Tony) Gioventu, the Executive Director and Strata Property Advisor for the Condominium Home Owners' Association of B.C. (CHOA), brings 22 years' of experience in management, real estate development, construction, building operations, and strata property legislation to his position. Registered as a non-profit society in 1976, CHOA's mandate has been to promote an understanding of strata property living and the interests of strata property owners by providing advisory services, education & research, advocacy, resources and support for its members and the industry.

In serving a provincial member base of over 50,000 home owners, the CHOA office routinely fields up to 200 enquiries a day for information related to the daily operations of strata corporations, the Strata Property Act, financial operations and management and long term maintenance planning and budgeting. Tony's keen in-sight into the needs of strata corporations is reflected in the diversity of carefully researched articles he co-ordinates as Editor of The CHOA Journal, which is published quarterly by the Association and has a provincial circulation of 6,500 copies. Tony's experience and knowledge have been recognized by his appointment as a consumer representative on the Provincial Advisory Council to the Homeowner Protection Office, Appointment to the Board of Directors of the Homeowner Protection Office and The BC Building Envelope Council, industry speaker at Buildex,, a guest lecturer at over 35 annual conferences throughout BC, weekly feature columnist in The Province and strata bylaw publication with CD Wilson Law Corporation on Bylaws for Strata Properties.

Elaine McCormack is a member of Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP's Real Estate and Corporate/Commercial Practice. Her primary area of practice is in assisting strata corporations, individual owners, and management companies in the governance and dispute resolution processes of strata life. In her capacity as a solicitor, Ms. McCormack drafts bylaws, resolutions, and contracts, and assists clients with the procedural requirements regarding their enforcement. As a barrister, Ms. McCormack represents clients in Small Claims Court, in the British Columbia Supreme Court and in the British Columbia Court of Appeal, on human rights matters, and in mediations and arbitrations. 

As a Chartered Arbitrator, Ms. McCormack has adjudicated a number of disputes and uses this experience in turn when advocating for clients before fellow arbitrators.

Tony Ngo currently manages the national Strata and Condo program for BMO Bank of Montreal;  providing customized financial solutions to Strata Corporations. He has worked extensively in developing a formal program to assist in financing major projects for Strata and Condo Corporations. Tony holds a MBA from the University of Toronto in additional to a Professional Engineer designation and an undergrad degree in Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Kelly Raby has been a licensed Property Manager since 1992 and 30 years' experience working in the property management industry including administration, maintenance, building envelope remediation and financial administration. Kelly has been with RE/MAX Property Management Services (a division of RE/MAX Commercial Realty) since 1997 and is licensed agent for Trading, Rental Management and Strata Management specializing in Strata Management. Kelly has been experienced management of strata property remediation projects with budgets from $100,000 to $12.4 million.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 1:00pm – 3:00pm

$45

P03 - Contract Law [PM]

[ AIBC=2.0 Core LUs; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Session Sponsored By

Completing the cycle from the two previous seminars, this seminar will begin with an overview of contract law, followed by a detailed review of essential clauses in commercial agreements, including:

  • A discussion on standard issues related to limitations of liability,
  • Indemnifications and
  • Representations and warranties.

The seminar will then discuss contract law in relation to depreciation reports and the typical contracts that follow a depreciation report. The seminar will conclude with a brief review of other usual contracts that property managers may face day to day.

Presenter: Patrick Cleary, Lawyer, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP

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Patrick Cleary is a member of Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP's Banking and Lending, Construction + Engineering, Corporate Commercial and Real Estate Practices.

Patrick has developed widespread experience in all areas of corporate commercial law. In particular, he has acted for real estate development clients in the acquisition, disposition, development, leasing and financing of commercial, industrial and residential developments.

Patrick further applies his knowledge of commercial law with a focus on banking. He represents both lenders and borrowers, assisting them in routine and complex debt financing and secured and unsecured lending transactions. In addition, Patrick has been involved extensively in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, corporate governance issues, joint ventures and negotiating and drafting commercial agreements.

Prior to joining Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Patrick gained international business experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Management Consultants.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 8:00am – 9:50am

$45

P04 - Legal Update For Strata Managers [PM]

Session Sponsored By

[ BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Elaine McCormack will provide an update on recent changes in the law and other practical developments in strata property governance. Court cases reviewed will include such diverse topics:

  • As significant unfairness
  • Evictions
  • Significant changes in use or appearance

The new Limitation Act for BC that comes into force in June 2013 will also be discussed, including its impact on strata corporations collecting money from owners.

Presenter: Elaine McCormack, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP

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Elaine McCormack is a member of Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP's Real Estate and Corporate/Commercial Practice. Her primary area of practice is in assisting strata corporations, individual owners, and management companies in the governance and dispute resolution processes of strata life. In her capacity as a solicitor, Ms. McCormack drafts bylaws, resolutions, and contracts, and assists clients with the procedural requirements regarding their enforcement. As a barrister, Ms. McCormack represents clients in Small Claims Court, in the British Columbia Supreme Court and in the British Columbia Court of Appeal, on human rights matters, and in mediations and arbitrations. 

As a Chartered Arbitrator, Ms. McCormack has adjudicated a number of disputes and uses this experience in turn when advocating for clients before fellow arbitrators.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 10:10am – 12:00pm

$45

P05 - Employment Contracts & Terminations: Hiring and Firing Pitfalls [PM]

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

Planning For the Inevitable – Written Employment Contracts

A. Uncertainty of unwritten contracts

B. Essential terms in an employment contract

  • Duration of Employment
  • Employment Duties
  • Dismissal
  • Resignation

C. Practical Considerations

  • Implementing Written Contracts in an Existing Employment Relationship
  • Plain Language versus "Legalese"
  • Costs

3 C's Of Termination: Care - Class - Caution

  • Making the Decision - Factors to Consider
  • Planning - It's All in the Details
  • Execution - Time to be Smart
  • The Aftermath - Time for Best Behaviour
  • What to Do If Things Go Wrong - Minimize the Need for Damage Control

Presenters:
Maureen McMahon, Director – Human Resources, Gateway Property Management
Lanny Robinson, Lawyer, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP

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Maureen McMahon is responsible for the provision of Human Resources services, policies and programs throughout Gateway Property Management and works to provide a balance between business partnership and employee advocacy. Together with her team, they support over 140 corporate employees and 500+ on-site employees. Maureen's extensive experience includes human resources management in both union and non-union environments in the hospitality and travel industries.

Lanny Robinson is a member of Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP's Labour + Employment, and Local Government Practices. He is the Past Chair of the Employment Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch and is a frequent author and lecturer, on matters pertaining to general litigation and more specific topics pertaining to local governments and employment disputes.

He has appeared as counsel in at all levels of court in British Columbia and has represented clients before numerous administrative tribunals in the province.

Thursday, Feb. 14 • 1:00pm – 3:00pm

$45

P06 - Hoarding [PM]

[ BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

When Too Much "STUFF" Becomes a Hazard - Strategies for Dealing with Hoarding in a Residential Building

Hoarding: one word that can raise countless issues for the residential property manager.

  • How is hoarding identified?
  • What are a landlord's/Strata Corporation's rights and obligations with respect to an occupant's hoarding behaviour?
  • What resources are available for occupants/tenants and for landlords/Strata Corporations?
  • When is eviction appropriate, and what steps should be taken to secure this remedy at the BC Residential Tenancy Branch or through Supreme Court action?

This informative and interactive seminar will assist property managers with collecting the tools they need to navigate this growing problem.


Doug Booth

Lisa Mackie

Presenters:
Doug Booth, Captain, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, Fire Prevention Division
Lisa Mackie, Lawyer, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP

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Doug Booth TBA

Lisa Mackie completed her articles with Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP in 2008 and is a member of the firm's Strata Property, Corporate Commercial and Insurance practices. Her primary areas of practice are Strata Property Law and Residential Tenancy Law.

Lisa received her Bachelor of Arts degree (with Distinction) from the University of Victoria, earning a Double Major in English and Philosophy. 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.