Day 2 – Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8:30am–9:30am • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 206

T01: The Importance of Structural Thermal Breaks in Meeting Future Energy Building Codes and Improving Building Envelope Efficiency

[Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Facility Management & Building Maintenance]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

Recent evolutions in building energy codes, such as the City of Vancouver’s newly adopted rezoning policy and the upcoming BC Stretch Code, focus much more on the efficiency of building envelopes. Not only is there an emphasis on reducing heat loss from building envelope assemblies, there is also scrutiny on interface details where significant thermal bridging occurs.

Balconies and other cantilever construction elements, which project through the building envelope, break the insulation layer, and create thermal bridges. Incorporating a thermal break within structural elements can significantly improve the thermal performance of building envelopes.

This session will discuss solutions to thermally break the external structural components from the building envelope, minimizing thermal bridging, energy loss, and thereby mitigating moisture and mold issues.

Attendees will get a brief overview of the City of Vancouver’s new rezoning policy with a focus on the new “TEDI – Thermal Energy Demand Intensity” metric. Speakers will also discuss innovative technologies for structural thermal breaks at balconies and their impact relative to meeting new building energy requirements.

Patrick M.B. Chan

Christian Cianfrone

Patrick M.B. Chan, Regional Engineering and Sales Manager, Schöck North America
Christian Cianfrone, Principal, Building Energy Lead, Morrison Hershfield Limited

Patrick M.B. Chan is the Pacific Northwest Sales Engineer for Schöck North America and holds a Civil Engineering Degree (B.A.Sc.) from the University of British Columbia. He has a passion for finding solutions to reducing the environmental footprints of buildings as an effective means of tackling global warming. He had spent the past 12 years focusing on making building envelopes more efficient. He regular speaks to architects, engineers and developers about structural thermal breaks and has advised many global companies within the construction industry about code requirements, best practices, sustainability in building and engineering innovations. Patrick is based in Vancouver BC and lives in one of the first LEED Gold condominium buildings in BC.

Christian is one of Canada’s industry leaders in building energy efficiency and energy simulation, having worked on hundreds of projects across North America. Christian sits on the CaGBC’s Energy Technical Advisory Group and is currently the chair for the equivalent USGBC committee. Christian has provided energy policy advice to some of Canada’s largest cities, including Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto, and is part the Near Zero Emissions Building Plan consultant team for the City of Vancouver. Christian has also been instrumental in developing and delivering professional education on current industry topics relating to energy efficiency, simulation, codes, and ventilation.    


Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8:30am–9:30am • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 207

T03: Change Orders and Extra Work: Best Practices

[Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Facility Management & Building Maintenance]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

This presentation will provide a brief overview of the fundamentals of law around change orders and extra work, expanding on how contract provisions could be utilized to set out and manage the process of submitting approval of change orders, and extra work orders.

The presenters will discuss common processes and mechanisms to avoid, reduce and handle the difficulties that often arise with such processes. The presenters will also discuss best practices with respect to both preparing and responding to extra work requests and submission of change orders.

Mark Braidwood

Vanessa Reakes

Mark Braidwood, Principal, SHK Law Corporation
Vanessa Reakes, Principal, SHK Law Corporation

Mark provides legal counsel to a variety of professionals, including engineers, architects, financial advisors, insurance agents, home inspectors and others. As a construction lawyer, Mark’s practice includes representing all parties involved in construction litigation, at times taking him to other jurisdictions in Canada and beyond.

Vanessa frequently acts as counsel for architects and engineers as well as contractors, subcontractors, developers and project managers. The breadth of Vanessa’s experience has brought her before all levels of court in British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition to traditional dispute forums, Vanessa also has significant experience in mediation, arbitration and various administrative tribunals.



Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8:30am–12:00pm • EB $100/REG $125 • ROOM 224

T04: PM150 – The Risks Inherent in Planning for Project Success

[Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Facilities Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management]

[ AIBC 3.25 Core LUs • BOMI 3.5 CPDs • 3 Hours IDCEC Approved • 3 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

Integrated project planning is a process and expertise driven approach to ensuring project success. As project managers and leaders of highly quality teams, we need to understand how the many pieces of the product and project are connected and the risks involved. Through a collaborative and inclusive process, we can develop effective and well-designed plans providing enhanced assurance of successful project completion.

Learn About:

  • The Project Manager’s key responsibilities throughout the project with a focus on project INTEGRATION
  • How to keep your key stakeholders and team committed throughout the project
  • The six detailed processed critical to effective RISK management
  • The key elements of cost and schedule management
  • How to apply practical RISK management techniques in the planning, tracking and monitoring the health of your project

Dr. Bud MacAulay Lush

Christian Cianfrone

Dr. Bud MacAulay Lush, Chairman & Chief Technical Officer, Atocrates Project Sciences

A highly informative and entertaining international speaker with over 30 years of management and technical consulting, mentoring, teaching and coaching focused on:

“inspiring and equipping individuals, teams and corporations to provide the most worthwhile experience to everyone they serve.”

Expertise in Leadership & Change, Strategy Execution, Creativity & Innovation, Project Management, Requirements Engineering & Management, and Team Development.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8:30am–10:30am • EB $55/REG $65 • ROOM 212

T05: New Lighting Metrics, Technologies and Trends

[Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials, Health & Wellness, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management]

[ AIBC 2 Core LUs • BOMI 2.0 CPDs • 2 Hours IDCEC Approved ]

1. New Lighting Metrics

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has introduced a new metric (TM-30) for evaluating source color rendition consisting of Fidelity, Gamut and Color Vector Graphic. Traditional lighting metrics such as cutoff classification and color rendering are becoming less relevant due to technological advances in lamps.

2. Technology Trends

Luminaires have evolved to become technology products capable of an array of functions, including dynamically changing light color temperature and lighting controls. Advancements in LEDs are creating new applications and opportunities only previously imagined, including lighting’s role in the organic food and healthcare industries.

3. Energy Standards

Governments are implementing greater regulations towards energy efficiency, and enforcing standards on both commercial renovations and new construction. Lighting for projects regulated in accordance with building codes must now be designed in compliance with ASHRAE or NECB.

4. Rating Systems

Ongoing concerns about climate change have spurred the growth of green building rating programs. Projects targeting LEED, WELL, Green Globes, Living Building Challenge, and BOMA Best each have their own lighting design requirements for certification.

Dr. Bud MacAulay Lush

Sunny Ghataurah, President & CEO, AES Engineering

As lighting designers within the commercial building industry, Sunny Ghataurah and his firm AES Engineering have accumulated industry insights by working collaboratively with lighting manufacturers, the A&D community, developers and municipal governments. They provide an independent perspective as they balance form, function, cost, and sustainability on lighting projects.

Sunny Ghataurah is one of Western Canada’s leading electrical engineers and lighting designers with more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. His skills in designing electrical and architectural lighting systems have been applied to hundreds of buildings across a number of sectors, including healthcare, education, hospitality, civic, recreational, retail, corporate office, industrial and residential. His projects have won a number of awards, most recently a 2015 Award of Excellence for Interior Lighting Design from the Illuminating Engineering Society.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8:30am–9:30am • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 215

T06: How Technology Has Changed the Building Industry: Protecting Your Job Against Robots

[New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

This session will highlight game changing advancements in Design, Engineering and Construction technology already in use across Canada. This includes:

  • The use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) for project integration all stakeholders
  • Big data driven artificial intelligence, generative design and predictive performance analysis.
  • Design for offsite prefabrication and automation.
  • Next generation surveying, Lidar, & UAV Photogrammetry
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality
  • Managing data across Construction, Asset Management & Operations
  • Robotics on site and what’s next!

Thomas J. Strong

Thomas J. Strong, VDC Director, EllisDon Construction, President, Canada BIM Council



Thomas J. Strong is responsible for the strategic direction of EllisDon’s BIM Initiative and adaption of new innovative solutions to ensure EllisDon continues to meet the evolving needs of its clients. As an outspoken advocate of leveraging 3D technologies in construction, Mr. Strong has presented to numerous industry groups. Mr. Strong has been working in the construction industry for 13 years, working in R&D/Engineering as well as Project management.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 9:00am–12:00pm • EB $85/REG $105 • ROOM 223

T07: The 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Your Renovation Company

[Professional & Personal Skills Development]

[ AIBC 2.75 Non-Core LUs • BOMI 3.0 CPDs • 3 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

Most renovators are experts in their field but often lack the guidance and systems required to grow their business to its full potential.

In this workshop, we will provide 3 solutions to the biggest mistakes renovators make when growing their businesses. You will leave with with the tools and insights to develop a highly effective organization, including:

  • A proven system to recruit the top talent in your industry
  • A set processes to track your numbers and predict how much profit you will make in 2017
  • A simple way to break down your annual goals into daily tasks
  • Complementary templates you can use immediately for your renovation business

Igor Trninic

Igor Trninic, Managing Partner, Breakthrough Academy

Igor is the co-founder of Breakthrough Academy, a training and development program that specializes in growing companies in the trades industries. Igor’s experience in home services began early, starting with his first business at the age of 18 as a College Pro Painters franchisee. He quickly grew it to one of the top franchises in Canada, and after finishing an honours degree in Accounting at the SFU Beedie School of Business, he decided to leave the dull world of numbers and followed his passion of developing people and businesses. He fell in love with leading great people and growing companies to their potential, taking over the BC division of College Pro where he tripled revenue in three years by hiring and leading top performing managers. Here, Igor saw the power of combining amazing people with strong systems to drive scalability. His next venture was the launch of Shack Shine, a “house detailing” company that was quickly grown to be a full scale franchise system within a year and a half. Shack Shine was eventually acquired by 1-800-GOT-JUNK, and is currently being scaled across North America. Since then, Igor co-founded the Breakthrough Academy to guide trades and home service entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through proven principles. Igor has a passion and true care for developing people and their businesses, which has formed the foundation of Breakthrough Academy.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8:30am–10:00am • EB $45/REG $55 • ROOM 217

T08: The Da Vinci Code: New Strategies, Design and Construction Solutions

[Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1.5 Non-Core LUs • BOMI 1.5 CPDs • 1.5 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

New strategies of Collaboration in design and construction are required for the building industry. Michael Kirk, Facilities Director, Community Services Department (City of Renton, Washington) and Monique MacKinnon, CEO and Founder, Energetic Evolution (Ottawa, Canada) will teach the Da Vinci Innovation Code. Its purpose is to capture building customers’/stakeholders’ perspectives, and create a collaborative environment that integrates ideas and innovation.

Attendees will learn:

  1. How to use the Da Vinci Innovation Code, Integrative Design Process (IDP), and the six IDP principles to streamline and strategize the design and construction processes.
  2. About the Collaborator Types, Strengths and Vulnerabilities and apply the Collaborate 2 Innovate (C2I) process to design and construction.
  3. How to engage diverse stakeholders and end-users to resolve issues and develop a vision, mission and goals with the occupants’ comfort, building high performance and operational sustainability as desired outcomes.

Michael L. Kirk

Monique MacKinnon

Michael L. Kirk, Facilities Director, Community Services Department, City of Renton
Monique MacKinnon, CEO & Founder, Energetic Evolution

Michael L. Kirk, FMP, holds a bachelor’s of science degree in architectural engineering technology with honors from Southern Polytechnic University. He has 30+ years’ facility-project management experience. He managed and directed over US$1.2 billion in new construction and over US$600 million in renovations. He was the Vice President of IFMA Suncoast Chapter.

Monique MacKinnon transforms people and industries in Canada, the United States, and United Arab Emirates. As an Industry Innovator and Executive Coach, she provides expertise in business and community development, career advancement, collaborating, facility and human resource management, innovating, leadership, negotiating, and work-life balance.

Since 2004, Monique has worked with executives, entrepreneurs and ten collaborators. She also co-authored Tipping Point to Happiness and the Complete Guide To Successful Collaborations.

Monique has delivered keynotes and seminars at these highly reputable events: Global Innovation Summit in Dubai (2016); IIDEX Canada (2016); BUILDEX Vancouver (2016, 2017); the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) Symposium (2017); the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Seattle Education Symposium (2016), World Workplace (2015), and Facility Fusion Vancouver (2015); the Advanced Facilities Management and Engineering Conference (AFEC, 2016); the Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training (ASPECT) Annual Conference (2016); Ottawa Product Management Association (OPMA) Product Camp (2014); and Department of Justice Canada Annual Retreat (2008).

She has an Honours Bachelor of Physical Education degree, and is a Certified Advanced Technology Manager, WEL-Systems NLP Practitioner, and fitness and flying enthusiast.

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Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8:30am–9:30am • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 216

T09: Designing for an Aging Population Part 2 – Memory Care Considerations

[Health & Wellness, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1 Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour HSW IDCEC Approved • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

With the advance of modern medicine and as our cities grow; the median age in North America is getting older. The growth in the number of adults 65 years and older is expected to double over the next 25 years.

But how do architects and designers respond to the challenge? How do we design facilities that encompass the needs of an aging population with flexibility to accommodate the desire for Aging in Place? How do we create memory care environments that tie in with the latest trends in Dementia Care?

This hour long presentation will focus on many of the design challenges designers will face when specifying interior floor and wall finishes for all types of senior living environments.

We will explore the guidelines of the industry and explain their relevance to floors and walls. We will discuss the role of colour in senior living design, the need for contrasting colours, and the relevance of LRV values. We will also explore the criteria involved in selecting flooring and the need for slip resistance in wet areas.

Special attention will be directed to the topic of transitions, a common challenge in the senior living segment. With so many different rooms and different flooring materials, how do we transition them all together in ways that are effective and subtle?

Lastly we will dismiss the notion that one size fits all when it comes to specifying interior finishes. The diverse needs to senior living facilities require a myriad of solutions to meet the needs of the residents as well as the caregivers.

Susan Johnson

Susan Johnson, Manager, Senior Living Division, ALTRO Americasn

Susan Johnson is the North American Senior Living Segment Manager for Altro Floors and Walls. With over 10 years’ experience in the flooring/walling industry and a marketing background, Susan brings a wealth of knowledge to the unique challenges of the Residential Healthcare/Senior Living Care Environment. In the past 2 years, she has traveled across North America speaking to the A&D community and presenting “Designing for an Aging Population” at industry conferences such as Buildex Vancouver and IIDEX Toronto. Susan’s current focus is on Memory Care/Dementia design.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8:00am–9:50am • EB $45/REG $55 • ROOM 210

T10: Human Rights and Strata Corporations

[Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management, Property Management]

[ BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

A review of human rights legislation and how it applies to strata corporations. Discussion will include:

  • How complaints arise,
  • How to deal with them and
  • A review of relevant decisions

Jennifer L. Neville

Jennifer L. Neville, Associate, Hammerberg Lawyers LLP



Jennifer has more than a decade of experience providing advice to strata corporations and owners about strata property matters.

She assists clients with bylaw and resolution drafting, governance and compliance with the Strata Property Act, strata financing, repairs, collections, and disputes. She regularly attends Special General Meetings and Annual General Meetings, and provides opinion letters regarding the Strata Property Act. Jennifer’s exceptional service has earned her the distinction of being named a Finalist for several years in the Georgia Straight’s “Best of Vancouver, Best Lawyer when Buying/Selling Real Estate.” Jennifer also has a background in business law, through which she advises business owners about a range of legal issues, including buying and selling a business, contract negotiations and drafting, employment agreements, shareholders agreements, corporate maintenance and reorganizations, financing, residential and commercial real estate, and commercial leases. Jennifer’s successful practice depends, not only knowledge of the law, but her sharp ability to listen, communicate effectively, and respond to her clients’ individual legal needs. Jennifer takes pride in providing tailored solutions that are practical, yet strategic.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8:30am–10:00am • EB $45/REG $55 • ROOM 208/209

T11: Passive House – Technical Stream: Key Features of “High Performance” Design

[Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs • BOMI 1.5 CPDs • 1.5 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

How is energy measured? What makes for “high performance” design? This session will cover the considerations and options for designing ultra-efficient heat recovery ventilation systems. Lessons from the field regarding best practices and not-so-best practices will be shared, as they relate to notable Passive House projects. The session will also touch on why design, installation and commissioning are all critical to the optimum performance of these systems.

Barry Stephens

Barry Stephens, Ventacity Systems


Barry Stephens joined Ventacity, a startup manufacturer of very high performance HRVs and ERVs, in March 2016. Prior to joining Ventacity he was the Business Development & Technology Director at Zehnder America, Inc. Zehnder is a global leader in manufacturing heat recovery ventilation systems based in Granichen, Switzerland. He led the introduction of Zehnder systems in North America, and was involved with design, installation and commissioning of these systems in projects across North America. These included many cutting edge projects, including Solar Decathlon teams, NZE homes, Passive House builddings and other very high performance structures. He has presented at conferences across North America since 2010.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 9:00am–10:00am • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 220-222

T12: Green Keynote: 20/20 Vision: 10 Megatrends Affecting Green Building

[Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1 Non-Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour HSW-S IDCEC Approved • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

In this fast-paced keynote, leading green building author Jerry Yudelson will present 10 Megatrends that will affect the future of green building through 2020 and beyond. Learn about the impact of global climate change, rapid evolution of cloud technology, and the growing demands for both carbon emission reductions and health and well-being on the buildings we construct, own and operate. Based on his 2016 book, Reinventing Green Building, Jerry will present 10 key Megatrends and five “bonus” trends that will shape your business in the years ahead. Jerry will challenge the conventional wisdom of relying on certification systems to meet future needs for green and healthy buildings. You won’t want to miss this program from one of the green building industry’s most experienced and authoritative voices.

Jerry Yudelson

Jerry Yudelson, PE, MS, MBA, LEED Fellow, President, Yudelson Associates and Author of Reinventing Green Building


Jerry is a LEED Fellow, Federal GSA National Peer Professional and the author of 14 books on green buildings, water conservation, green homes, green marketing and sustainable development including, most recently, The World’s Greenest Buildings: Promise vs. Performance in Sustainable Design (2013) and Reinventing Green Building: Why Certification Systems Aren’t Working and What We Can Do About It, published in 2016. He has keynoted green building and sustainable cities conferences in 17 countries.

In 2014 and 2015, Jerry served as president of the Green Building Initiative (GBI), a US national nonprofit and the US provider of the Green Globes green building rating and certification programs.

The president of Yudelson Associates, a consultancy based in Oceanside, California, Jerry is a registered professional engineer with more than 25 years’ experience. He holds civil and environmental engineering degrees from Caltech and Harvard University and an MBA with honors from the University of Oregon. He was a Rotary International Foundation Fellow for graduate studies at the Technical University in Aachen, Germany.

His blog and website:

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 10:00am–11:00am • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 216

T13: Building a Sustainable Business Development Culture

[Professional & Personal Skills Development]

[ AIBC 1 Non-Core LU • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

In order to ensure a firm’s success there must be an unrelenting focus on securing new work for the firm. Carol Jones, FIIDA, FIDC and Richard Pollack, FIIDA, FAIA continue their highly-rated NeoCon workshops by explaining, in detail, the business development strategies and tactics that made their firms successful and keep them growing today. It will describe the creation of a culture of Business Development throughout the firm in which all staff members can play a role. Richard and Carol will explain how to nurture rainmakers through effective networking and the tools that support business development efforts and make them sustainable for long-term success.

Attendees will come out of the workshop understanding how to:

  1. Create a strategic business development plan.
  2. Establish the best tactics to support the strategy, and engage all staff in business development activities, including proposal writing.
  3. Institute an effective process to determine which potential project opportunities are appropriate to pursue.

Carol Jones

Richard Pollock

Carol Jones, Vice-President, Interior Design, Kasian Architecture Interior Design Planning
Richard Pollock, President, Pollock Consulting

Carol Jones leads the Interior Design practice in Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd. Her professional experience has included practice in several Canadian cities and her interest in design education has been reflected in teaching appointments at two universities.

Carol has 40 years of experience in planning and design, with a focus on design for the high performance workplace in both the private and public sector. Considered an expert on workplace strategy, Carol speaks and writes on this topic both nationally and internationally, and projects under her leadership have been widely published and have received numerous awards. She is an NCIDQ certificate holder, a Certified Facility Manager (CFM), a Registered Interior Designer (RID) in BC and a LEED Accredited Professional.

For most of her career, Carol has participated on the boards of interior design professional associations at the National and International level. She was President of the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and President of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Other boards on which she has served include the IIDA Foundation, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Richard began his second career as Pollack Consulting in 2011 after transitioning Pollack Architecture (now Rapt Studio) to its next generation of leadership. Pollack Consulting is dedicated to assisting companies and leaders in Architecture, Engineering, Contracting, Furniture, and allied professions, grow their businesses – with revenue, size, geographic location, project types, revenue and profit.

One of only a handful of people to ever be elected by his peers to both the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Richard is an experienced statesman of commercial interior architectural design as well as one of its most enlightened futurists.

A sought-after speaker, he has made addresses to groups including: IIDA (he is a past international president); AIA (he is a past National Chair of the Interiors Committee); International Facility Management Association (IFMA); NeoCon; Design Futures Council; lecturer at California College of the Arts (CCA); and CoreNet Global. He is an invited design juror for a number of competitions sponsored by AIA and IIDA and the industry, and his awards include IIDA’s Leadership Award of Excellence.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 10:00am–11:00am • EB $35/REG $45 • ROOM 215

T14: More than a Model: Time for a New Definition of BIM for Building Owners

[New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management]

[ BOMI 1.0 CPD ]

This session will discuss what the goals of following a BIM process are from an Owner’s perspective and what this, in turn, means for the AEC industry. The expected deliverables are changing. Are we ready to keep up?

  • What does the three-letter acronym actually mean? If you ask for BIM as an Owner, do you know what you are going to get?
  • How does an Owner ask for what they don’t know how to ask for?
  • How can an industry deliver when what is required is not clearly defined? Are you providing BIM or BIM?
  • Depending on who you ask, you will get a variety of answers and deliverables.

Geraldine Rayner

Geraldine Rayner, Director, Summit BIM Consulting

My passion is helping owner/operators unlock the value of their building data. Owners are under tremendous pressure to reduce the lifetime cost of their buildings. Never mind the costs inherent in the actual design-build phase of the project. With more the 30 years of experience in the AEC industry, 10 years committed to the direct application of BIM, I have the experience and insight to help our customers access, collect, and leverage the digital data generated through a Building Information Management (BIM) process.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 10:00am–12:00pm • EB $55/REG $65 • ROOM 206

T15: Airtightness Testing of Large Buildings: Current and Future Conditions and Outcomes

[Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency]

[ AIBC 2 Core LUs • BOMI 2.0 CPDs • 2 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

As part of increasingly stringent building energy requirements, airtightness testing of large buildings is mandatory in many North American jurisdictions. Several other communities, including some in B.C., are reviewing standardized, mandatory testing processes.

This presentation reviews the current state of large building airtightness based on the results of over 500 tests. Lessons learned, and best airtightness testing practices as part of the construction and commissioning process will be discussed.

Lorne Ricketts

Lorne Ricketts, Building Science Manager, RDH Building Science Inc.

Lorne Ricketts is a building science engineer (P.Eng.) with RDH Building Science Inc. in Vancouver. He is actively involved in forensic investigation, building monitoring, new construction and research projects. Lorne recently led a North American study on large building airtightness. Results from this study will be the basis for future provincial and federal energy code updates.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 10:00am–11:30am • EB $45/REG $55 • ROOM 207

T16: Ventilation Today — Emerging Concepts, Performance Calculations, and ASHRAE Standard 62 Compliance

[Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Facility Management & Building Maintenance]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs • BOMI 1.5 CPDs • 1.5 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

Recently, interest in understanding both performance as well as compliance of different ventilation strategies is receiving heightened attention, as Air Handling Units (AHU) now demand higher levels of design and documentation for alternate designs. This presentation will discuss numerous different AHU scenarios, including ducted and non-ducted, mechanical and natural ventilation concepts with respect to both. The presenters will expand on how to calculate and demonstrate actual performance, including advanced methods such as airflow network models and computational fluid dynamics, as well as how to achieve ASHRAE Standard 62 compliance. The presenters will also discuss these scenarios in the framework of the CaGBC’s requirements for ventilation and its representation in energy models.

Lorne Ricketts

Randy Irwinbr>

Dr. Andrea Frisque, P.Eng., Senior Building Performance Engineer, Stantec
Randy Irwin, P.Eng., Building Performance Engineer, Stantec.

Dr. Frisque provides technical direction and leadership in low-energy design for buildings and communities. She publishes technical papers in international journals, presents at national and international conferences, and has been invited for talks and lectures. Dr. Frisque has over 15 years of experience related to analyses and computer simulations for building performance design. She uses her extensive knowledge in heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics to provide cost effective sustainable design and unique solutions, helping project teams achieve their performance goals. Dr. Frisque’s area of technical expertise includes: Passive systems and natural ventilation performance; analysis using whole building simulations and CFD; occupant thermal comfort assessments; whole building energy simulations; building energy consumption reduction and feasibility of energy efficiency and sustainability measures; renewable energy systems and usage of onsite energy sources (i.e., solar, wind, river water cooling); and daylighting design and analysis. Dr. Frisque has experience with obtaining energy, thermal comfort and day lighting credits for LEED certifications as well as other certification types, building codes and incentive programs.

Randy is a mechanical engineer who works in Stantec Vancouver’s Sustainability office. With over 15 years of experience working in the commercial and institutional sectors, Randy strives to ensure that sustainable design intent is carried through the life of a project. Randy is interested in advancing sustainable building practices by implementing integrated design principles and is currently working to inform designers of the energy impacts of design decisions through early design energy modeling and benchmarking.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 10:10am–12:00pm • EB $45/REG $55 • ROOM 210

T17: Winding Up an Aging Strata

[Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management, Property Management]

[ BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]

Recent changes to the Strata Property Act and its regulations now allow for a strata corporation to wind up based on an 80% vote and approval of the court. This has led to an increasing interest in both developers and strata corporations exploring whether the time has come to end the strata corporation and sell the complex as a whole. This seminar will provide an overview of the process and common issues that arise through that process.

Darren Donnelly

Veronica Franco

Darren Donnelly, Partner, Clark Wilson LLP
Veronica Franco, Clark Wilson LLP

Darren Donnelly is a partner of the firm and Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Group.

Darren has direct experience with a variety of real estate development issues and circumstances including major rezonings, mixed-use developments, strata titled hotel offerings, air space subdivision, amalgamation and winding-up of strata corporations, seniors housing, water lots, local and international marketing of British Columbia projects, urban and rural bare-land subdivision, insolvency and public-private partnerships. He also acts frequently on commercial real estate transactions including the purchase, sale and financing of office, retail, apartment and hotel properties, on behalf of a range of owners, from individuals and syndications to government bodies and institutional investors.

As Chair of the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Group, Darren led the development of (formerly known as, a valuable resource and service for the local real estate industry and CW Project Hub®, a secure, online efficiency and corporate memory tool used by our real estate development clients to collaborate with us and other consultants.

Darren continues to appear in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the area of property development. He also continues to be recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Canada for Real Estate Law. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia in 1986, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1985.

Veronica Franco is a partner of the firm and Chair of the Strata Property Group. She has acted for a variety of clients including strata corporations, property managers, commercial strata lot owners, developers, as well as individuals in estate and trust disputes. She has appeared in all levels of court in British Columbia, including the Court of Appeal, as well as various administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights and the Tribunal Residential Tenancy Office. Veronica has also acted as an arbitrator in strata property disputes.

Veronica has written various articles for Clark Wilson’s publications, including STRATAgies and Your Estate Matters. In addition, she has contributed to the Continuing Legal Education’s BC Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation, and BC Probate Manuals. She has also authored three chapters in the BC Strata Property Practice Manual (Collections, Finances and Human Rights) and presented seminars and contributed articles to the Condominium Homeowner’s Association, Professional Association of Managing Agents, Canadian Condominium Institute, Pacific Condominium Association of BC and Canadian Property Management Magazine.

Thursday, Feb. 16 • 10:30am–12:00pm • EB $45/REG $55 • ROOM 208/209

T18: Pecha Kucha: Snapshots into the World of Passive House Buildings

[Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs • BOMI 1.5 CPDs • 1.5 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

Holistic, well-rounded, sustainable design is about common sense and simplicity. Passive House designs are ultra-efficient, affordable and healthy buildings that can transform our built environment. This session will illustrate the concepts, challenges and recent developments of high performance design through an exploration of a few Passive House projects.

Allison Holden-Pope, OneSEED Architecture + Interiors Inc. – Project: Khotso Passive House
Scott Kennedy, Partner, Cornerstone Architecture – Project: The Heights
Kyle Moen – Project: BC Passivhaus
Lucio Picciano, DLP Architecture Inc. – 1753 West 11 Ave Passive House
Janet Snell, BCIT – BCIT Performance Lab
Marcel Studer, Econ Group Ltd. – Project: Cheakamus Crossing Passive House
Matthew Woodruff, Local Practice Architecture + Design Ltd. – Project: SFU Passivhaus