TECHCENTRIC

TECHCENTRIC – Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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

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

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

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

Interested in Demonstrating Your Technology?

30 minute demonstration spots are still available however limited vacancy remains! For more details on how you can showcase your product to a captive audience contact:

Account Manager

John Connell

Phone: +1 604.730.2038
Toll Free: +1 877.739.2112 ext. 62038
Email: john.connell@informa.com

WEDNESDAY SESSIONS


Wednesday, February 13 • 10:00am–10:30am • Early Bird $20/Regular $30 • TECHCENTRIC

W12 – Making Virtual Reality a Success

[Building Performance, Innovation & Technology, Leadership & Business Improvement, Project Management & Process Improvement]

[ BOMI 0.5 CPD • 0.5 General Hour IDCEC Approved ]

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

Joe Magas

Speaker:
Joe Magas, CEO + Owner, Fusiontek

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


Wednesday, February 13 • 1:00pm–1:30pm • Early Bird $20/Regular $30 • TECHCENTRIC

W30 – 3D Printing

[Innovation & Technology, Leadership & Business Improvement, Project Management & Process Improvement]

[ BOMI 1.5 CPD • 0.5 General Hour IDCEC Approved ]

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

Kurtis J. McArthur

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


Wednesday, February 13 • 2:00pm–2:30pm • Early Bird $20/Regular $30 • TECHCENTRIC 

W34 – Cryptocurrency, Blockchain & Smart Contracts – Unlocking Payment Potential

[Culture & Community, Innovation & Technology, Leadership & Business Improvement, Project Management & Process Improvement]

[ BOMI 1.5 CPDs • 0.5 General Hour IDCEC Approved ]

Cryptocurrency and the blockchain that they are built upon is impacting the way we do business - it’s cutting out third party intermediaries, deconstructing global trade barriers, and drastically expediting transaction times. All of this while increasing market transparency.

This seminar will focus on the transformative effects these technologies will have on the construction industry. The speaker will focus on Smart Contracts and how they can help eliminate late payments. Furthermore, the speaker will also explore building an online economy around transacting on, sharing and storing our digital building information.

Kregg Fordyce

Speaker:
Kregg Fordyce, Owner, CEO, Arkilio; President, KFA

Kregg Fordyce is an Architect, Planner and entrepreneur located in Toronto. Kregg is President of KFA Architects and Planners founded in 2006. Kregg and the team at KFA are passionate about improving the building industry and believe one way to do so is by creating a new economy around building information, using cutting-edge technologies like blockchain. By harnessing the power of building information and allowing people to easily store it, transact on it and share it we can develop tools that will help us advance the industry dramatically. By tapping into his entrepreneurial self and utilizing his deep knowledge of the building industry Kregg cofounded a Toronto based startup company, Arkilio Inc. At Arkilio Kregg and his team are identifying pain points in the building industry using KFA and other friendly companies as test subjects and investigating technological solutions like blockchain to change the industry for the better, forever.


Wednesday, February 13 • 3:00pm–3:30pm • Early Bird $20/Regular $30 • TECHCENTRIC

W44 – The Future of Mobility Technology: Electric Vehicles, The Sharing Economy, and Autonomous Cars

[Culture & Community, Green, Health & Wellness, Leadership & Business Improvement] 

[ BOMI 0.5 CPDs • 0.5 General Hour IDCEC Approved ]

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

Rafaël A. Van Coppenolle

Speakers:
Rafaël A. Van Coppenolle, Product Line Manager, Flo
Simon Toung, General Manager, Western Canada, Flo  

Rafaël Van Coppenolle has been part of the AddEnergie team for the last four years. As Product Line Manager, Mr. Coppenolle manages the commercial segment development of both electric vehicles’ (EV) charging station solutions and products. His experience, combined with creative and innovative approach, have been key in the conception and development of new products, and successful market entry of commercial charging solutions. In addition to this role, Mr. Van Coppenolle is responsible for managing third-party network customers, as well as providing all technical documentation and training to the sales team. He also focuses on establishing, developing and maintain key partnerships with various stakeholders. He is also the lead in identifying customer needs and defining product requirements, in collaboration with engineering, to offer the best products on the market.

Rafaël Van Coppenolle holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations from Laval University (Canada).


THURSDAY SESSIONS


Thursday, February 14 • 10:00am–10:30am • Early Bird $20/Regular $30 • TECHCENTRIC

T16 – Making Virtual Reality a Success

[Building Performance, Innovation & Technology, Leadership & Business Improvement, Project Management & Process Improvement]

[ BOMI 0.5 CPD • 0.5 General Hour IDCEC Approved ]

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

Joe Magas

Speaker:
Joe Magas, CEO + Owner, Fusiontek

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


Thursday, February 14 • 1:00pm–1:30pm • Early Bird $20/Regular $30 • TECHCENTRIC

T36 – 3D Printing

[Innovation & Technology, Leadership & Business Improvement, Project Management & Process Improvement]

[ BOMI 1.5 CPD • 0.5 General Hour IDCEC Approved ]

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

Kurtis J. McArthur

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


Thursday, February 14 • 2:00pm–2:30pm • Early Bird $20/Regular $30 • TECHCENTRIC

T42 – Cryptocurrency, Blockchain & Smart Contracts – Unlocking Payment Potential

[Culture & Community, Innovation & Technology, Leadership & Business Improvement, Project Management & Process Improvement]

[ BOMI 1.5 CPDs • 0.5 General Hour IDCEC Approved ]

Cryptocurrency and the blockchain that they are built upon is impacting the way we do business - it’s cutting out third party intermediaries, deconstructing global trade barriers, and drastically expediting transaction times. All of this while increasing market transparency.

This seminar will focus on the transformative effects these technologies will have on the construction industry. The speaker will focus on Smart Contracts and how they can help eliminate late payments. Furthermore, the speaker will also explore building an online economy around transacting on, sharing and storing our digital building information.

Kregg Fordyce

Speaker:
Kregg Fordyce, Owner, CEO, Arkilio; President, KFA

Kregg Fordyce is an Architect, Planner and entrepreneur located in Toronto. Kregg is President of KFA Architects and Planners founded in 2006. Kregg and the team at KFA are passionate about improving the building industry and believe one way to do so is by creating a new economy around building information, using cutting-edge technologies like blockchain. By harnessing the power of building information and allowing people to easily store it, transact on it and share it we can develop tools that will help us advance the industry dramatically. By tapping into his entrepreneurial self and utilizing his deep knowledge of the building industry Kregg cofounded a Toronto based startup company, Arkilio Inc. At Arkilio Kregg and his team are identifying pain points in the building industry using KFA and other friendly companies as test subjects and investigating technological solutions like blockchain to change the industry for the better, forever.


Thursday, February 14 • 3:00pm–3:30pm • Early Bird $20/Regular $30 • TECHCENTRIC

T49 – The Future of Mobility Technology: Electric Vehicles, The Sharing Economy, and Autonomous Cars

[Culture & Community, Green, Health & Wellness, Leadership & Business Improvement]

[ BOMI 0.5 CPDs • 0.5 General Hour IDCEC Approved ]

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

Rafaël A. Van Coppenolle

Speakers:
Rafaël A. Van Coppenolle, Product Line Manager, Flo
Simon Toung, General Manager, Western Canada, Flo  

Rafaël Van Coppenolle has been part of the AddEnergie team for the last four years. As Product Line Manager, Mr. Coppenolle manages the commercial segment development of both electric vehicles’ (EV) charging station solutions and products. His experience, combined with creative and innovative approach, have been key in the conception and development of new products, and successful market entry of commercial charging solutions. In addition to this role, Mr. Van Coppenolle is responsible for managing third-party network customers, as well as providing all technical documentation and training to the sales team. He also focuses on establishing, developing and maintain key partnerships with various stakeholders. He is also the lead in identifying customer needs and defining product requirements, in collaboration with engineering, to offer the best products on the market.

Rafaël Van Coppenolle holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations from Laval University (Canada).