Day 2 – Thursday, November 10, 2016

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TRANSFORMATIVE ∙ INSPIRATIONAL ∙ PROVOCATIVE

This program has been accredited by:

  • AAA = Alberta Association of Architects
  • BOMI = BOMI Canada
  • IDCEC = Interior Design Continuing Education Council

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Seminar Streams:

  • Building Code & Envelope Solutions
  • Building Performance & Energy Efficiency
  • Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management
  • New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials
  • Professional & Personal Skills Development
  • Project Planning, Management & Best Practices
  • Health & Wellness
  • Facility Management & Building Maintenance
  • Property Management

Thursday, November 10 • 8:30am–10:00am • Quarter Horse A/B • Early Bird $45 / Regular $55

T01 – Passive House – Key Features of High Performance Design

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.5 CPD ]

The design and construction of high performance buildings, driven by updated Building & Energy Codes, and energy efficient building programs such as Passive House and LEED is becoming increasingly popular across Canada. As a result, the construction industry is starting to see many new and innovative pre-fabricated and site-built building enclosures and high efficiency heat recovery ventilation systems being incorporated into the full spectrum of building types. This session will cover the considerations, options and lessons from the field when designing ultra-efficient airtight enclosures and heat recovery ventilation systems, as they relate to some 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.

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Graham Finch
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Barry Stephens

Speakers:
Graham Finch, Principal, Building Science Research Specialist, RDH Building Science Inc.
Barry Stephens, Northeast Regional Sales Manager, Ventacity Systems, Inc.

Presented by

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Biographies
Graham Finch is a Principal and Building Science Research Specialist with RDH Building Science Inc. He has a passion for technology and for dedication to making better and more energy efficient buildings. He leads RDH’s building science research group and is actively involved in a wide range of projects from building research studies to forensic investigations, building monitoring, hygrothermal modeling, and new construction design across North America and overseas. Graham has been involved with the design and construction of several passive house projects including houses and larger multi-family and mixed use buildings and has been involved with a number of research and policy studies on the topic.  Graham has co-authored several publications and practical industry guideline documents related to high-performance building enclosures and is regularly invited by industry organizations and clients across Canada and the US to speak to the practical and technical issues of various building science topics.  In addition to RDH, Graham is a part-time instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology where he teaches building science courses to students at the Diploma and Masters levels.

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, November 10 • 8:30am–10:00am • Palomino C • Early Bird $45 / Regular $55

T02 – Building Envelope Testing for Water Ingress, Air Leakage and Continuity of Thermal Barrier

(Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Facility Management & Building Maintenance)

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.5 CPD ]

Water ingress is a prime contributor of building envelope deterioration causing substantial and expensive repairs, with the source often extremely challenging to chase. Air leakage is insidious and can transport substantial amounts of water vapour into inaccessible locations leading to building envelope deterioration, as well as higher utility costs, occupant discomfort, and allow the entry of contaminants, bugs and vermin.  Heat loss due to inadequately installed insulation can be difficult to detect after construction is complete and cause hard-to-trace comfort issues and create conditions for water vapour to condense.

With the building envelope pre-dominantly field constructed, its integrity and performance is influenced by several factors including climatic conditions, trade availability and skills, sequencing, and materials selection.  Regardless of the laboratory testing results on materials and assemblies, a confirmation of as-built performance by way of field testing is a means to ensure quality.

Thermal imaging, water spray, ultrasonic, blower door, and tracer gas are some of the field methods used to assess the performance of the final assemblies (either by testing individual assemblies or the entire building), but which are ideally employed through the building process when detecting problems are much easier and less costly to remedy. These testing methodologies can also be used for investigation of problems with existing buildings.

This presentation is intended to create an awareness of the available testing methodologies that can be incorporated into projects. The basics of each of methodology including capabilities, applications and limitations will be described with reference to industry standards. The presentation will discuss local case studies from projects where water ingress, air leakage, insulation anomalies, and other building envelope problems were investigated in both new and existing buildings.

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Randy Kiez
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Sathya Ramachandran

Speakers:
Randy Kiez, Senior Building Science Technician, exp Services Inc.
Sathya Ramachandran, Manager, Building Science Division, exp Services Inc.

Biographies
Randy Kiez is a Senior Building Science Technician with exp Services Inc. with several years of experience.  Randy has used the above noted testing methodologies as part of building envelope assessment and confirmation of performance newly built assemblies.   He started using thermography in 2008 as a primary tool in building envelope investigations and is one of the few Certified Level III thermographers in Alberta.   Randy has presented at several infrared conferences throughout Canada and the USA. Randy is an executive with the South Alberta Building Envelope Council.

Sathya Ramachandran is the Manager of the Building Science Division at exp Services Inc in Calgary.  With more than 16 years of experience in research and consulting in building science and architecture, Sathya has accumulated knowledge on a wide variety of building envelope systems.  Sathya has been involved in projects involving several testing methodologies in assessing the performance conditions of building envelope assemblies and components.  Sathya has provided consulting services focusing on the durability and energy efficiency goals for projects built across several cities in the western region of North America.  He is a regular speaker in events sharing knowledge in regards to the building envelope science.  Recently, he presented on passive energy efficiency at the Banff Session of the Alberta Association of Architects.  Sathya is a voting member of the ASTM E06 Committee on Performance of Buildings and sits on the board of the Alberta Building Envelope Council (South).

Thursday, November 10 • 8:30am–11:30am • Palomino E • Early Bird $100 / Regular $125

T03 – Contract Management Planning and Implementation

(Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Facility Management & Building Maintenance)

[ 3.0 AAA Structured LHs • BOMI 3.0 CPDs • 3 Hours DCEC Approved ]

Canadian public and private sector organizations are constantly involved with each other in the provision of various goods and service contracts in various economic environments. During difficult economic times, there will be financial constraints on contracting activities that will demand more scrutiny and as such, more stringent processes will be in place to facilitate this. Vendors and buyers must have a thorough knowledge of contract management processes including implementing the best practices of initiating and establishing contracts.

This presentation will provide an overview of the best practices in Contract Management Planning and Implementation. This involves the understanding of specific planning and procurement activities including Project Scope Definition, Solicitation Planning and Process, Vendor Evaluation and Selection, Contract Award, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation.

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

  • An Introduction to Basic Contract Law
  • Canadian Trade Agreements
  • Business Case Planning (Checklist)
  • Project Scope and Procurement Planning
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Market Identification
  • Risk Management
  • Solicitation Types and Planning
  • Evaluation of Tenders / Quotes and Proposals
  • Pre-Award Discussions and /or Negotiations
  • Key Components of a Contract Statement of Work
  • Contract Monitoring and Evaluation
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Court Stevens

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

Sponsored by

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Biography
Court Stevens is the president of DC Stevens Consulting Group Inc. (SCGI) based in Victoria, BC since 1997.  His company provides professional development training in procurement and contract management processes as well as negotiation training across Canada.

Court was one of the principal designers and instructors for the British Columbia Government’s award winning Procurement and Contract Management Program (PCMP), including Contract Management Planning and Implementation, Requests for Proposals and Negotiation Skills.

Court gained invaluable negotiation experience while serving with the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in the Middle East during 2 tours of duty in the 70s and 80s.  As an officer, he was involved with numerous negotiations with the two parties who at that time were involved in a military conflict.  Negotiations were a daily requirement in order to prevent further military action and to get the disputing sides to agree to a more peaceful co-existence.

Court spent 4 years at National Defense Headquarters in Ottawa as a Project Manager for multi-million dollar military equipment acquisition programs. These programs required detailed contract management processes including negotiations with national and international businesses prior to the purchase and throughout the life of the contract.

Court became a qualified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Facilitator and uses the MBTI process, along with his negotiation background to illustrate the impact and importance of personality differences and awareness in negotiations.

His organizational and professional development education includes the following:

  • Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership and Management
  • Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education
  • Graduate of the Canadian Army Command and Staff College

Thursday, November 10 • 8:30am–9:30am • Palomino F • Early Bird $35 / Regular $45

T04 – Fresh Ideas: Forecasting 2017: Upcoming Trends in Interior Colours, Textures & Materials

(New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Property Management)

[ BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved ]

This visually rich and fast-paced presentation will take an in-depth look at important global and regional interior material finish trends that industry can expect to see throughout 2017 and 2018. Emerging “hot” influences in colors, textures and materials will be discussed. As a bonus, the use of mood boards as a design tool will be explored. Don’t miss this lively presentation that will leave you inspired and with a refreshed arsenal of trend knowledge.

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Krista Hermanson

Speaker:
Krista Hermanson, Principal, Krista Hermanson Design

Biography
Informative and always entertaining, Krista Hermanson brings foresight, inspiration and clarity to help industry professionals forecast and translate important emerging trends.

For more than twenty years, Krista’s first career was in the luxury goods sector across North America.  These days she keeps busy with her thriving design and renovation business creating luxurious custom builds and running full-blown renovations.  She is a SAM award winner in the Luxury category, and an active member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.  A proud member of the Global Speakers Federation, Krista has spoken at numerous design and construction industry-related events including KBIS and the Alberta Gift Fair.

As a professional speaker, Krista loves nothing more than bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to her listeners.  When she’s not visiting international design shows to hone her uncanny ability to foretell design trends she can be found educating budding designers at the University of Calgary.

Thursday, November 10 • 8:30am–9:30am • Palomino G • Early Bird $35 / Regular $45

T05 – Managing Existing Hazardous Building Materials Risk in an Era of Shifting Regulations and Ambiguous Guidelines

(Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management, Health & Wellness, Facility Management & Best Practices, Property Management)

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 HSW Building Code Hour IDCEC Approved]

It’s accepted best practice for property and facility managers to maintain and manage an up to date inventory of hazardous building materials such as asbestos, lead paint, PCBs, mercury, radioactive materials, and more. Indeed, it’s a requirement for environmental programs such as BOMA BEST however evolving regulations and guidelines can sneak up on even the most proactive managers. Asbestos mitigation projects from 15 years ago may have been done appropriately for that time, but now present significant risks during renovations or demolition. The effective definition of lead-based paint has recently shifted, meaning even relatively recent hazard assessments may no longer be valid. Even worse, sometimes even where regulations don’t change, their interpretation does – and not usually in the building owner’s favour.

This seminar will provide an overview of current best practices for managing hazardous building materials in Alberta buildings, with an emphasis on providing a rational framework for managing and mitigating risk in a fiscally responsible manner.

At the end of this seminar, the participant will:

  • have a general understanding of the types of hazardous building materials to be found in Alberta buildings, as well as relevant legislation and guidelines
  • be aware of the pitfalls of assuming the relevancy of past hazardous materials surveys and mitigation projects
  • understand the crucial differences and limitations of hazardous materials inventories, surveys, and risk assessments
  • distinguish between management in place vs. renovation and demolition activities
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Curt LaMontagne

Speaker:
Curt LaMontagne, Principal Indoor Environmentalist, C5 Plus Ltd.

Biography
In 1988, Curt started his environmental career as one of the first US EPA accredited asbestos management planners. As such he was responsible for conducting asbestos assessments for millions of square feet across multiple school districts throughout southern California.

He’s since managed indoor environmental consulting projects for all levels of business and government in both Canada and the US, shifting more in recent years to a focus on quantitative IAQ and indoor environmental quality for large office towers.

An enthusiastic educator, Curt is also a published writer and an experienced public speaker on indoor environmental issues. He’s also an accomplished software developer, having written several commercial environmental software packages.

Currently dividing his time between Calgary and Toronto, Curt holds a First Class Honours degree in Philosophy from the University of Calgary, and has successfully completed the Graduate Program in Strategic Management offered by the University of California, San Diego.

Thursday, November 10 • 8:30am–10:00am • Palomino H • Early Bird $65 / Regular $75

T06 – Execution – the Missing 98%

(Professional & Personal Skills Development, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices)

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.5 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved ]

It’s a known fact that in any competitive business environment there are winners and losers. Some companies thrive and grow, while others struggle just to keep up. What’s the secret formula?

This interactive workshop will explore what business leaders must know and DO to be successful in good times and bad. Specifically, this presentation will consider:

  • The broad difference in results between players in the same industries with access to similar resources and know-how
  • The role execution plays in driving higher levels of performance
  • A proven Execution Framework that business leaders can use to increase company health and performance. Rather than focusing on specific functions within an organization, a leader’s role is to establish and operationalize key elements of the overall business execution ecosystem, and use that to mobilize employees and resources in pursuit of a desired future. This spans many elements of the company including vision, goals, culture, strategy, brand, operations and talent management.

This interactive presentation is a whirlwind tour of best-practices in the areas of culture, strategy, talent and leadership with real examples of how Canadian firms are putting these practices in place.

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Tim O’Connor

Speaker:
Tim O’Connor, CEO, Results Canada Incorporated

Biography
Tim O’Connor is a founder and CEO of Results Canada Inc. Results inspires people to create great companies. Results was created to address a chronic issue in mid-sized organizations – namely, a lack of execution. Business leaders have no shortage of good intentions, goals, and ideas, but often lack the discipline within their organizations to realize those outcomes. This puts Canadian competitiveness at risk, and jeopardizes our communities and society overall. Results offers a unique blend of business advice, education, consulting, coaching and accountability which has proven to deliver remarkable results over the past 15 years. Results clients are regularly recognized with awards and accolades such as: fastest growth, best culture, best employer, and industry business leaders. When not working, Tim

serves a variety of boards and community associations including the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and God Squad Canada. His personal passion is helping people live a “no regrets” life, and works hard to inspire, coach and ignite those around him. Tim has lead interactive workshops throughout his 30+ year business career. He brings a practical, no-nonsense style and always provides specific and valuable takeaways for the leaders he meets.

Thursday, November 10 • 9:00am–10:30am • Palomino A/B • Early Bird $35 / Regular $45

T07 – Architecture Keynote: The Environmental Evolution of our Cities: Designing Resilient Communities and Buildings

(Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Health & Wellness, Property Management, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials)

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.5 CPD • 1 Hour Health, Safety, Welfare IDCEC Approved ]

With the un-relenting threat of global warming and a surge in freak weather events, the importance of resilience is becoming increasingly evident. Designing landscapes, infrastructure, and buildings that respond to and maintain functionality throughout extreme weather patterns and occurrences is critical to creating strong communities for current and future generations.

This two part panel presentation will examine the necessity of resilient landscapes, infrastructure, and buildings in Alberta. Dissecting the provinces environmental vulnerabilities and threats, this presentation will provide predictions for future climatic uncertainties that will contribute to the changing face of Alberta real estate. Concentrating on Calgary, the City will provide an overview of how resilience is being accounted for and implemented in current and future community planning, highlighting the weight it holds in ensuring the city’s strength and the safety of its inhabitants.

Elevating resilience at a landscape and building level, panelists will discuss and expand on the concepts, technical design features, materials, and systems implemented to enhance a building’s capacity to adapt to severe changing conditions, while maintaining functionality. Presenters will review design best practices and methodology, summarizing on how these practices will shape the future of our nation’s communities.

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Sam Oboh
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Rollin Stanley
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Mark Thompson Brandt
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James Furlong
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Dr. Mary-Ellen Tyler

Moderator:
Sam Oboh, Immediate-Past President, RAIC, Principal, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning

City of Calgary:
Rollin Stanley, General Manager, Urban Strategy, City of Calgary

Panelists:
Mark Thompson Brandt, OAA, RAIC, CAHP, LEED AP, APT, Principal, MTBA
James Furlong, Managing Principal, MCW
Dr. Mary-Ellen Tyler, Associate Professor, Environmental Design, University of Calgary

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Biographies
Licensed in Alberta and Texas, architect Samuel Óghale Oboh worked in South Africa and Botswana before moving with his family to Canada in 2003. A passionate adherent of innovative design, stewardship and excellence, Oboh is a principal with one of Canada’s leading design firm – Kasian. In 2015, he was named President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada— the first Canadian of African descent to lead the 109-year-old professional organization – and one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture magazine.

With an expansive career spanning over 24 years in both private and public sectors, Oboh has worked on several projects – including the high profile Alberta Legislature Centre Redevelopment Master Plan where he led and contributed to capturing the spirit of Alberta’s most significant heritage site. An advocate for integrating practice with academia, Oboh served as adjunct lecturer and design studio reviewer at various universities in South Africa and Canada.
A recipient of the American Institute of Architects’ Presidential Medal, Oboh combines practicing architecture with his diplomatic appointment (as Honorary Consul for the Republic of Botswana in Western Canada) to inspire passion for creating environments that are valued and vital to enhancing quality of life in our communities.

Rollin Stanley has worked in four major metro areas in North America, in urban, suburban and rural environments and distressed and booming urban areas. He runs the Urban Strategy Department for the City of Calgary looking at major plays and identifying strategic city building opportunities. Previously he worked in the suburbs of Washington DC, transforming the face of a predominately suburban county by creating opportunities around subway stations for higher density.  The transformation is one of the biggest in the nation and is helping to put the county on a firm financial footing.  In St. Louis, he worked closely with the Mayor to help turnaround the city that lost over 500,000 people in 50 years.  Working in Toronto for 21 years, he was instrumental in negotiating development throughout the downtown and in transforming the entertainment district.

Mark Thompson Brandt has over 30 years in the profession, successfully completing over 430 built projects, adaptive reuse, investigations, assessments, rehabilitation, preservation and context-sensitive urban infill design for a broad range of public and private clientele: from the Master Plan for redevelopment of a key 44-acre National Capital waterfront site, the Chaudière Heritage District, to rehabilitations in the Parliamentary Precinct, including the adaptive reuse for the House of Commons Hall of State (4 National Awards of Excellence) and rehabilitation of the East Block. MTBA specializes in the opportunities and challenges that occur where new and old intersect.

A LEED Accredited Professional, Brandt’s practice explores interconnections between natural and cultural conservation. Mark currently serves on: Board of Directors, Association for Preservation Technology International (APT); Co-Chair, APT Technical Committee on Sustainable Preservation (TC-SP) and Global Advisor, EcoDistricts Protocol. Brandt is a former: Board Member, Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP); President, Historic Ottawa Development Inc. (HODI), Chairman, Ottawa Heritage Advisory Committee; Vice-President, Heritage Ottawa; Chair, Industrial Heritage Committee, ICOMOS Canada, Director and CaGBC Canada Green Building Council, Ottawa.

Mark is the principal author of “Building Resilience: Practical Guidelines for the Sustainable Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada” for the Federal, Provincial, Territorial Historic Places Collaborative.

James Furlong is the Managing Principal for the Calgary office of MCW Consulting. James has 15 years of consulting experience across the United States and Canada, and specializes in high performance, resilient building design and retrofits. James is also enthusiastic about education and the pursuit of knowledge. He is a member of the Industry Advisory Board for SAIT Polytechnic’s Green Building Technologies applied research group, and is a member of the Canada Green Building Council’s Faculty.

Thursday, November 10 • 10:00am–11:00am • Palomino F • Early Bird $35 / Regular $45

T08 – Environmental Psychology: A Foundation for Health and Wellbeing

(Health & Wellness, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Property Management)

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour Health, Safety, Welfare Approved ]

In order to remain viable, many in the building industry have found that following trends is a necessary part of doing business. Today health and wellbeing is a movement being pursued by several design firms, and the WELL certification of buildings and accreditation of professionals has gained much attention. The concepts of health and wellbeing in relation to the built environment are based on the performance levels of the body and mind. The study of how the built environment impacts health and wellbeing as they relate to the human psyche and psychobiology has been around for several decades as a central theme of Environmental Psychology. The environment serves a symbiotic role with human behaviors. Individuals are influenced by their environments, and are in turn influence the built environment. The way in which we design and construct the built environment can have an effect on people’s perception of service quality, levels of frustration and aggression, and the internal conceptualizations of place. In a world where health and wellbeing of people is considered on par with sustainability, it’s important for building consultants and designers to focus on how the environment affects people. Strategies to positively affect how people interact with their environment include increased connections with nature and establishing high levels of personal control and self-determination.

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Kaitlyn Gillis
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Dak Kopec

Speakers:
Kaitlyn Gillis, Project Manager, Light House Sustainable Building Centre
Dak Kopec, Director, Master of Design Studies for Human Health, Boston Architectural College

Biographies
Kaitlyn Gillis is a Project Manager at Light House Sustainable Building Centre in Vancouver, BC. She holds Master of Science degrees in Environmental Psychology and Architecture and an undergraduate degree in Building Engineering. Kaitlyn is a WELL Accredited Professional, a LEED Accredited Professional and is currently involved in work on health, wellbeing and sustainability in the built environment. She has published articles related to environmental psychology, biophilic design, and sustainable design. Kaitlyn has recently spoken on environmental psychology and biophilic design at Women in Architecture Vancouver and at Light House Sustainable Building Centre’s Nature, People & Design seminar.

Dr. Kopec is Director of the Master of Design Studies in Design for Human Health at Boston Architectural College. Dak holds a Ph.D in Environmental Psychology, master’s degrees in Architecture and Community Psychology, and a B.S. in Health Sciences. He also holds certifications from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing and the National Environmental Health Association. His publications include journal articles, monographs and four books. Dak was also a Fulbright Specialist and served appointed positions by the governor of Hawaii and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright). 

Thursday, November 10 • 10:00am–11:00am • Palomino F • Early Bird $35 / Regular $45

T09 – What is Net Zero and How Can it be Achieved in a New Building?

(Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Property Management)

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.0 CPD ]

What is net-zero, specifically net-zero energy? How can net-zero be achieved in a new building? This presentation will address these exact questions.

Net-zero is a goal of cyclic balance for a building or site, where the amount of negative impact or usage is balanced by the amount of positive impact or production. The net-zero goal demands that this balance be achieved during the facility’s operating life. Unlike code verification of a new building’s performance, or a typical green building certification, net-zero is a commitment that extends beyond design and construction. Net-zero buildings are high-performing buildings with well-integrated renewable energy technologies. By focusing on a long-term objective of affordability, incorporating front-loaded performance analysis with integrated project delivery and employing ongoing vigilance of this purpose throughout the project’s development, net-zero, in one form or another, is achievable on most new construction projects. This presentation will outline the main differences between a net-zero design and a conventional design, highlighting and expanding on the importance and complexities of an integrated green building design process.

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Mike Edwards
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Doug Webber

Speakers:
Mike Edwards, Service Area Manager, Alberta Building Performance, WSP Canada Inc.
Doug Webber, Associate Vice President, Sustainability and Energy, WSP Canada Inc.

Biographies

Mike Edwards has experience implementing and managing the commissioning and retro-commissioning process on a variety of new commercial, institutional, health care, educational, and residential construction projects. This has included the provision of technical guidance and direction through design reviews, shop drawing reviews, controls reviews, site reviews and functional controls testing to optimize energy performance and ensure owner’s requirements are met. Michael is also experienced in a wide variety of responsibilities related to sustainable building design, construction, LEED® green building certification, Building Automation System (BAS) retrofits and upgrades, and municipal sustainability master planning projects.

As the Service Area Manager, Alberta Building Performance, Mike is responsible for building business and WSP’s reputation in the new building commissioning, existing building commissioning, and sustainable building services markets here in Alberta.

Mike is a professional Mechanical Engineer and LEED AP with 8 years of experience in sustainable building services. Prior to his time with WSP Group, Mike worked as a project manager and commissioning specialist for Enermodal Engineering and MMM Group Ltd.

Doug Webber has been working in green development for over 25 years. During this time he managed the sustainable design and certification process on high-performance residential, commercial, and institutional buildings as well as complete neighbourhood projects. He has worked with investors, real estate companies, financial institutions, and government agencies to establish sustainability strategy, implement management programs, and measure and report on success.

He has delivered sustainability consulting on many award winning projects including the Brickworks (which won a Charter Award from the Congress for New Urbanism), Waterfront Toronto’s Minimum Green Building Requirements (which won a Globe Award for Environmental Excellence in Urban Sustainability), Cadillac Fairview’s Green at Work program (REX Award and Clean 50) and had a role in teams nominated for the last five NAIOP REX Green Awards, three of which were winners.

As a member of the Canadian Green Building Challenge team, he evaluates some of Canada’s best green buildings for presentation every three years at international Sustainable Building Conferences (most recently at SB11 in Helsinki). He is a founding member and Honorary Director of the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council and past National Board Member. In 2013 Doug was named a member of Canada’s Clean 50.

Thursday, November 10 • 10:30am–12:00pm • Quarter Horse A/B • Early Bird $45 / Regular $55

T10 – Designing for NECB 2011: Lessons Learned

(Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management)

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.5 CPDs • 1 HSW Building Code IDCEC Approved ]

The new energy code in Alberta will come into full effect in November 2016 and the developers, designers, and builders of the commercial, industrial and institutional sectors need to be familiar with the requirements.

Although most buildings have yet to go down the path of NECB 2011 compliance, there are a few ahead of the curve. This seminar will present the lessons learned from those cases, identifying the questions that need to be asked early in the design process. Narrowing in on energy modeling, a process oftentimes unfamiliar, presenters will explain how this process works in context of NECB 2011. Attendees will gain valuable information to better understand whether a building can achieve compliance through a prescriptive or performance path.

This presentation will review pertinent information from local permit offices, expanding on what to expect from initial conception to occupancy. Presenters will also review strategies to reduce energy costs and consumption, assisting teams pursuing that are not only pursuing NECB 2011 but also green building certification such as LEED and BuiltGreen.

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Payam Esmaili
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Julien Poirier

Speakers:
Payam Esmaili, Project Associate, WSP Canada Inc.
Julien Poirier, Project Manager, WSP Canada Inc.

Biography
Currently a project manager with WSP’s Sustainable Buildings group in Calgary, Julien Poirier has eight years’ experience of providing energy assessments, retro-commissioning, renewable energy consultation, and energy management services. His understanding of building and industrial systems, energy modeling, and sustainable design helps provide his clients with solutions and guidance to improve their triple bottom line. Julien has worked with property managers and institutional clients, to identify and tailor opportunities for energy conservation through operational and capital methods, and implement long term strategies to continue to reduce energy consumption. He works with these clients to provide a better understanding of their energy and water costs, and articulate the business case for green design and retrofits.

Payam Esmaili is an Energy Engineer (CEM, MASc, EIT) with more than 5 years of diverse experience delivering building energy audits, energy modeling, retro-commissioning, new building commissioning, renewable energy design and feasibility studies, energy conservation and management, and sustainability. Payam has published several cited articles in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and The Journal of Energy and Buildings.

Thursday, November 10 • 10:30am–12:00pm • Palomino H • Early Bird $65 / Regular $75

T11 – What Leaders Really Do

(Professional & Personal Skills Development, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices)

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.5 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved ]

“Organizational health will one day surpass all other disciplines in business as the greatest opportunity for improvement and competitive advantage.” This is the promise of The Advantage; Patrick Lencioni’s bold manifesto about the most unexploited opportunity in modern business. Lencioni makes the case that there is no better way to achieve profound improvement in an organization than by attacking the root causes of dysfunction, politics, and confusion.

Healthy organizations can execute, they love accountability, and are passionate about future success. However, an organization cannot be healthy if the people who lead it are incapable of modeling the very healthy behaviors expected of their employees. If leaders expect employees to behave in an effective, highly functional manner, then it starts with the leadership team. They must be able to inspire a vision, challenge processes, enable others to act, and create a culture of encouragement and celebration. Mastering the relationship side of leadership is critical, but not enough. Consistent performance required the ability to replicate success, and this requires process, standards, discipline, and the ability to execute. Leaders must be able to delegate effectively, and create a culture of accountability. Building a cohesive leadership team, developing organizational capability, and planning for succession are all critical steps for any organization focused on achieving an inspiring future state.

This interactive presentation will provide insight, tips and process for ensuring you have the leadership behaviors, skills and the team you need in order to build a healthy organization that can execute and achieve your vision.

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Tim O’Connor

Speaker:
Tim O’Connor, CEO, Results Canada Incorporated

Biography
Tim O’Connor is a founder and CEO of Results Canada Inc. Results inspires people to create great companies. Results was created to address a chronic issue in mid-sized organizations – namely, a lack of execution. Business leaders have no shortage of good intentions, goals, and ideas, but often lack the discipline within their organizations to realize those outcomes. This puts Canadian competitiveness at risk, and jeopardizes our communities and society overall. Results offers a unique blend of business advice, education, consulting, coaching and accountability which has proven to deliver remarkable results over the past 15 years. Results clients are regularly recognized with awards and accolades such as: fastest growth, best culture, best employer, and industry business leaders. When not working, Tim serves a variety of boards and community associations including the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and God Squad Canada. His personal passion is helping people live a “no regrets” life, and works hard to inspire, coach and ignite those around him. Tim has lead interactive workshops throughout his 30+ year business career. He brings a practical, no-nonsense style and always provides specific and valuable takeaways for the leaders he meets.

Thursday, November 10 • 10:30am–11:30pm • Palomino C • Early Bird $35 / Regular $45

T12 – Bringing the Past into the Present: The East Village Heritage Buildings

(Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Building Code & Envelope Solutions, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management)

[1.0 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved ]

Buildings – platforms for community gatherings, commerce, and family activity, they house events and experiences that contribute to the formation of a city’s identity. With this in mind, we must be conscious and make efforts to bring the historical significance of our buildings into the present.

Narrowing in on a recent Calgary case study, this presentation will speak to the completion of the East Village Heritage Buildings. The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation will speak to the colourful histories of the Simmons Building, St. Louis Hotel, Hillier Block and King Edward Hotel,  highlighting the importance and significance of incorporating these buildings into the community’s master plan vision: a master planned, mixed use, amenity rich community in which 11,500 people will one day reside.

The vision calls for 6.8 million SF of development, of which, 440,000+ SF will be retail development. Activation of the heritage buildings of EV informs our integrated retail strategy for the community.

Providing a high level project overview, the presenter will expand on the objectives and design philosophies applied to the extensive remediation and restoration of these buildings. The presenter will highlight the unique opportunities and challenges posed from beginning to end, expanding on lessons learned and the end result.

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Kate Thompson

Speaker:
Kate Thompson, Vice President, Projects, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation

Biography
Kate joined CMLC in January 2013 to lead our Construction & Development division in delivering the master plan vision for East Village and the Rivers District. Currently, she is leading development of the city’s New Central Library, overseeing the project management team while working closely with Calgary Public Library, City of Calgary, project consultants and stakeholders.

A registered member of the Alberta Architects Association (AAA) and active Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (MRAIC), Kate manages architectural controls for East Village, ensuring all plans for new development align with CMLC’s vision for the neighbourhood.

Kate is a member of the Dean’s Circle of Environmental Design (EVDS) at University of Calgary, where she has been a sessional instructor since 2004. In both teaching and practicing architecture, she continues to highlight the importance of a well-built urban fabric and support projects that strengthen Calgary’s urban spaces.

Thursday, November 10 • 11:00am–12:30pm • Palomino A/B • Early Bird $35 / Regular $45

T13 – Interior Design Keynote: Brands for a Very Different Future

(Professional and Personal Skills Development)

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.5 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved ]

During any kind of gloom and economic cloudiness, in any industry, those who use the opportunity to establish a famous brand will survive and prosper as the clouds disappear and the blue skies return.

But for the Interior Design profession, it’s not just economic bad weather that should be on your radar screens. Technology approaching at lightning-fast speeds will change your industry in ways you can’t even imagine. Demand for entirely rethought housing, office and retail space are being created as demographic shifts of historic proportions roll over the horizon.

So what should you do?

Learn how your unique story, your brand, can be the most important asset you have as the industry and the economy change all around you. Hear before anyone else what the newest technologies and cultural shifts will mean to the value of your profession, your company, and your career.

Leave armed with macro-level insights on the future, and a plan to prepare yourself with the most powerful tool you have at your disposal: your own brand and your own story.

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David Allison

Speaker:
David Allison, Principal Advisor, DAVID ALLISON INC.

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Biography
David Allison is the Senior Advisor at David Allison Inc., a boutique advisory group based in Vancouver, with clients across Canada and the USA. His firm helps companies unearth what their brand means, and how to tell their story.  Between 2004 – 2015 he founded, built and sold an award-winning branding firm that worked on hundreds of luxury real estate development projects around the world. He was the National VP Marketing for a Canadian luxury real estate brokerage, and for their luxury resort marketing group in 70+ countries around the world. He’s written three books on marketing, won numerous industry awards, and taught masters and undergraduate university marketing classes. He is a frequent speaker, columnist for several industry publications, and in 2015 was named Editor-at-large by the Urban Development Institute. He is a self-professed interior-design junkie, and can talk about obscure Danish furniture designers as easily as he can spot a fake Aubusson.

Thursday, November 10 • 11:30am–12:30pm • Palomino F • Early Bird $35 / Regular $45

T14 – Solar Energy in Alberta

(Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials, Property Management)

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.0 CPD ]

With 20% more sunshine than Ontario and 50% more than Germany, Alberta has an excellent solar resource. This presentation will provide context around the potential of solar energy in the Alberta market. The presenter will explain how solar thermal and solar photo-voltaic systems work, expanding on the amount of heat energy and electrical energy they can produce. Residential applications will be used as examples with the presenter providing insight on how to scale up solar energy applications to industrial and utility scale projects. This presentation will highlight the barriers to solar energy implementation, discussing and emphasizing the financial, social and environmental benefits of solar energy

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Tom Jackman

Speaker:
Tom Jackman, Researcher, SAIT Polytechnic

Biography
Mr. Jackman is applying his professional background to advance solar energy following 25 years professional experience in Engineering and Executive Management positions in the manufacturing sector. He is currently a solar researcher at SAIT Polytechnic and President of Simple Solar Heating. He holds two patents in the field of solar heating, is a certified solar installer and instructs solar heating methods and installation. He is also Chairman of the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance, Chairman of the Friends of Fish Creek Park and serves as a Director in other business and environmental organizations.  

Thursday, November 10 • 11:30am–1:00pm • Palomino G • Early Bird $45 / Regular $55

T15 – Five Technologies Disrupting Building and Property Management

(Property Management, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials)

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.5 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved ]

In just three decades business was turned on its head by copiers, email, fax, cell phones and the internet. They created and destroyed opportunities, business and jobs. Those who chose to adapt thrived, and those who didn’t… well… didn’t. Remember Kodak, Blockbuster and the typing pool? Today, building owners and property managers face disruption on two fronts: how information is created, shared and managed, and how information is consumed; particularly by the next generation of leaders. Will you thrive in this new world or struggle to keep your head above water?

Join Joe Magas and Graham Corsar as they explain five key technology disruptors and their impact on building owners and property managers:

  • Digital Paper – the world isn’t flat, it is time to think beyond digital paper
  • Reality capture – laser scanning was yesterday; drones are tomorrow
  • Metadata – the force that binds your information together
  • Mobile – the whole internet is in your phone…. where is your building information
  • BIM – it’s good, it’s bad and it’s ugly…. but it’s here; are you ready?

In this session, you’ll gain an understanding of these critical technologies and why you should care. More importantly, we will provide practical advice on how you can benefit from these technologies right now.

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Graham Corsar
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Joe Magas

Speakers:
Graham Corsar, People & Technology, Catenary Consulting Incorporated
Joe Magas, Building Information Servant, Fusiontek

Biographies
After starting out in the family business as a designer, Graham Corsar quickly grew to become an entrepreneur and information management consultant. After 15 years in Alberta’s Oil and Gas industry, Graham has spent the last 5 helping engineers and owner/operators use technology to their advantage.

Graham lives and works in Saskatoon, SK and is focused on helping designers, builders and owners of western Canadian infrastructure find the people and technology they need to get the job done.

Joe Magas started his career as Architectural | Engineering CAD operator. With a keen interest in the emerging technologies of ECM and BIM and a passion for paperless workflows he became an Application Specialist. His consulting business Fusiontek has helped dozens of organizations improve their processes and become more effective. Fusiontek is currently focused on providing information services and solutions to the Asset, Building, and Facility Management industries.

Thursday, November 10 • 12:00pm–1:00pm • Palomino D • Early Bird $35 / Regular $45

T16 – Endurance of Good Design – A LEED Building After 10 Years

(Building Performance & Energy Efficiency, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management)

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.0 CPD ]

As one of the early LEED certified projects undertaken by the City of Calgary under the then newly implemented Sustainable Building Policy, the Croowfoot Library appears to have withstood the test of time.

After 15 years of continuous use, the library was the recipient of an extensive energy audit and facility condition assessment undertaken by Morrison Hershfield. Initially designed with the use of natural day lighting in mind, the building was performing 30% better than then 2004 ASHRAE standard. With system upgrades over the operational years and various retrofits to satisfy user-group demands, this building still performs better than its non-LEED certified peers.

This presentation will break down the energy use of each building system, analyzing the performance characteristics and energy efficiency measures implemented. Presenters will benchmark these results against similar building types to gain a better regional understanding of how LEED Certified buildings perform over time, highlighting what needs to be done to keep the initial capital investment effective over time.

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Yichao Chen
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Kalum Galle

Speakers:
Yichao Chen, Building Energy Consultant, Morrison Hershfield
Kalum Galle, Senior Sustainability Specialist, Morrison Hershfield

Biographies
Yichao Chen, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., CEM, CMVP Yichao is a Building energy consultant based out of the Calgary office with the Building Specialty Services Group at Morrison Hershfield (MH), also working closely with the Building Performance Analysis group in MH’s Vancouver office. Yichao has over four years of experience in sustainable building practices, energy modeling, level 1 &2 ASHRAE energy audits, measurement& verification of energy retrofits and renewable systems. Her past involvement also include administering energy incentive programs, managing energy efficiency and alternative energy projects for government, industrial and academic stakeholders. Yichao has presented at various building conferences and workshops such as the International Building Physics Conference (Kyoto), the Canadian conference on building energy simulation eSIM (Halifax) and other national and international venues.

Kalum Galle is a Senior Sustainability Specialist in the Buildings, Technology and Energy Division at Morrison Hershfield for the Alberta Region. Kalum has been involved in the field of sustainable development for the past 11 years with previous building policy related work with iiSBE (International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment), field work experience with PCL Construction Management Inc. and LEED, and consultation work with Enermodal Engineering Ltd. With his background in architecture, Kalum provides sustainable design guidance and energy efficiency solutions for innovative green building design strategies. Through Integrated Design Process, he has worked with commercial, residential and educational clients in all phases of the LEED process from concept design to construction and certification. Kalum is on MH’s LEED Certification Review Team, and has completed over 100 LEED project certification reviews on behalf of the CaGBC to date. During his career, Kalum has participated in various research and development projects aimed at creating Green Building Rating Tools. He has also a CaGBC certified instructor and has delivered Green Building Technology seminars, workshops and lectures for a variety of clients and educational instructions.

Thursday, November 10 • 12:30pm–1:30pm • Quarter Horse A/B • Early Bird $35 / Regular $45

T17 – Momentum – A Toolkit for Sales Growth in a Tough Economy

(Professional & Personal Skills Development)

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved ]

Learn how to become more and Effective and Efficient in growing your portfolio. In this one hour action packed seminar, attendees will be exposed to three account profiling tools used to help classify prospects, enabling quicker and more informed decisions on which accounts to pursue, expand or eliminate. During this seminar, we’ll also review an opportunity planner tool that can help provide clarity on where to concentrate your time over the coming quarter.

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Randy Hnatko

Speaker:
Randy Hnatko, President & CEO, Trainwest l Sandler Training

Biography
Randy Hnatko is President of Trainwest Management and Consulting Inc., a Sales and Management Training and Consulting organization powered by Sandler Training. Randy has over 33 year’s senior business experience, and is a Trainer, Speaker, Author and Consultant to domestic and international companies.

He is the Official Sales Trainer of The Vancouver Canucks & The PGA of BC and is a multiple award winner in the Sandler organization, being awarded the Canadian Franchisee of the Year eight (8) times from 2006-2014.

Randy Hnatko believes national culture influences how individuals 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.

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

His company Trainwest Management and Consulting Inc. has trained many organizations ranging from small/medium sized companies and up to Fortune 500 companies such as American Express, Royal Bank of Canada, BMO, Starbucks Canada, The Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver Giants, Bell Media, PGA of BC and Group Health Globe.

Thursday, November 10 • 12:30pm–3:30pm • Palomino E • Early Bird $100 / Regular $125

T18 – Negotiating Effectively – A Presentation on Creating Successful Negotiation Strategies

(Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Professional & Personal Skills Development, Facility Management & Building Maintenance)

[ 3.0 AAA Structured LHs • BOMI 3.0 CPDs • 3 Hours IDCEC Approved]

Canadian public and private sector organizations are constantly involved with each other in the provision of various goods and service contracts in various economic environments.  During difficult economic times, there will be financial constraints on contracting activities that will demand more scrutiny and as such, more stringent processes will be in place to facilitate this.  Incorporating high quality, reasonable and impartial negotiation procedures into contract management processes will be required of both vendors and buyers alike.

Most business transactions, including contract and project management and monitoring issues, building working relationships, mediating disputes and conflicts and making deals are determined and resolved through effective negotiations.  How can you improve your ability to make collaborative deals, influence decisions, build better working relationships and resolve problems?

This presentation will include an overview of the following topics:

  • An introduction.
  • Preparing for negotiations.
  • Common communication and behavioural styles.
  • Personality types and their effect on negotiations.
  • Negotiation styles.
  • Developing an influencing strategy.
  • Negotiation considerations.
  • Deceptive tactics.
  • Types of questions and questioning techniques
  • Concessions and bargaining tactics.
  • Resolving deadlocks.
  • Contract negotiations.
  • Team negotiations.
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Court Stevens

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

Biography
Court Stevens is the president of DC Stevens Consulting Group Inc. (SCGI) based in Victoria, BC since 1997.  His company provides professional development training in procurement and contract management processes as well as negotiation training across Canada.

Court was one of the principal designers and instructors for the British Columbia Government’s award winning Procurement and Contract Management Program (PCMP), including Contract Management Planning and Implementation, Requests for Proposals and Negotiation Skills.

Court gained invaluable negotiation experience while serving with the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in the Middle East during 2 tours of duty in the 70s and 80s.  As an officer, he was involved with numerous negotiations with the two parties who at that time were involved in a military conflict.  Negotiations were a daily requirement in order to prevent further military action and to get the disputing sides to agree to a more peaceful co-existence.

Court spent 4 years at National Defense Headquarters in Ottawa as a Project Manager for multi-million dollar military equipment acquisition programs. These programs required detailed contract management processes including negotiations with national and international businesses prior to the purchase and throughout the life of the contract.

Court became a qualified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Facilitator and uses the MBTI process, along with his negotiation background to illustrate the impact and importance of personality differences and awareness in negotiations.

His organizational and professional development education includes the following:

  • Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership and Management
  • Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education
  • Graduate of the Canadian Army Command and Staff College

Thursday, November 10 • 1:00pm–2:00pm • Tradeshow Floor • Early Bird $35 / Regular $45

T20 – The Canadian Earth Tube: How to Preheat and Pre-Cool Ventilation Air

(New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials, Building Performance & Energy Efficiency)

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.0 CPD ]

All buildings require ventilation varying from one third air changes per hour to six air changes per hour. Drawing outside air in the winter requires an enormous amount of heating. The earth can preheat the outside air by ducting it the air below grade, and thus reduce the heating cost of ventilation.

The earth tube, invented in Calgary, is considerably simpler than geothermal or ground source heat pumps. It is highly efficient, but the cost and simplicity makes it easy to install for any building. In the summer, the ventilation air is pre-cooled that in some cases, air-conditioning is not required.

In this presentation design methods and precautions will be discussed. The speaker will share insight and first-hand knowledge, expanding on the value and complexities of this application and how to implement it properly.

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Tang Lee

Speaker:
Tang Lee, Professor of Architecture, University of Calgary

Biography
Professor Tang Lee has been teaching for almost 40 years in the architecture program at the University of Calgary. He is a frequent and popular speaker at BUILDEX in Edmonton and Calgary with typically full enrollment. He speaks on subject of building science, building envelopes, sustainable design, and healthy buildings. He completed his appointment to the 2015 National Building Code of Canada and re-appointed to the 2020 Code. 

Thursday, November 10 • 1:00pm–2:30pm • Palomino H • Early Bird $65 / Regular $75

T21 – Finding New Sources of Growth

(Professional & Personal Skills Development, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices)

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.5 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved ]

We all know that Alberta markets are cyclical. Business opportunities can rain in one year, and evaporate the next. That is the nature of the resource based economy we exist in.

In good times and bad, business leaders must continually look for new opportunities. The pace of change is increasing, and opportunities and threats are presenting themselves more rapidly than ever.

What can organizations do to manage this cycle? How can companies be strategic, smart, forward thinking and controlling about growth? How can they generate new sources of growth and profitability to protect themselves against future downturns? How can businesses turn market disruptions into opportunities?

This presentation will take an interactive look at:

  • Real Alberta and global companies who are exploring new growth opportunities.
  • A spectrum of opportunities from simple, quick adjustments to more far reaching strategic moves.
  • The balance between disciplines to the business core while continually exploring new initiatives.
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Tim O’Connor

Speaker:
Tim O’Connor, CEO, Results Canada Incorporated

Biography
Tim O’Connor is a founder and CEO of Results Canada Inc. Results inspires people to create great companies. Results was created to address a chronic issue in mid-sized organizations – namely, a lack of execution. Business leaders have no shortage of good intentions, goals, and ideas, but often lack the discipline within their organizations to realize those outcomes. This puts Canadian competitiveness at risk, and jeopardizes our communities and society overall. Results offer a unique blend of business advice, education, consulting, coaching and accountability which has proven to deliver remarkable results over the past 15 years. Results clients are regularly recognized with awards and accolades such as: fastest growth, best culture, best employer, and industry business leaders. When not working, Tim serves a variety of boards and community associations including the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and God Squad Canada. His personal passion is helping people live a “no regrets” life, and works hard to inspire, coach and ignite those around him. Tim has lead interactive workshops throughout his 30+ year business career. He brings a practical, no-nonsense style and always provides specific and valuable takeaways for the leaders he meets.

Thursday, November 10 • 1:30pm–2:30pm • Palomino F • Early Bird $35 / Regular $45

T22 – Infrastructure and Major Projects Update

(Property Management, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices)

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC approved ]

With the recent promise of over $700 million in federal funding for provincial infrastructure projects and the City of Calgary plan to invest $22 billion over the next 4 years, the region is seeing a significant amount of investment in transit, wastewater, roadways and schools.

This session will take a closer look at what the city is planning including a look at the new Green Line, Stoney Trail ring road, and Crowchild improvements. The discussion will also include an overview of real estate developments in the region with a particular focus on the StoneGate Landing, completion of the YYC expansion, Calgary Cancer Centre, among other major projects.

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Michael Thompson

Speaker:
Michael Thompson, Director, Transportation Infrastructure, City of Calgary

Biography
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Thursday, November 10 • 1:30pm–2:30pm • Palomino D • Early Bird $35 / Regular $45

T23 – Mergers and Acquisitions and the Changing Landscape of the Construction Sector in Alberta

(Property Management, Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management)

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved ]

This presentation will provide attendees with an understanding of the strategic and economic rationale behind the M&A activity in the Alberta construction sector. The presentation will go on to describe the objectives of M&A from an owner’s perspective including such benefits as:  liquidity for owners, enhanced strategic positioning, and better access to growth opportunities.

The role of private equity investment in the Alberta construction sector will be highlighted and the presenter will address such questions as: why an owner would seek an investment by private equity, what are the implications for the owner of private equity investment, and what sorts of businesses are most attractive to private equity.

The presenter will provide tactical first-hand knowledge through profiling merger and acquisition case studies that have occurred in the province of Alberta and also an overview of US and European investment in the Alberta Construction sector, providing context around why these firms have established a presence in Alberta.

This presentation will conclude with a brief overview of valuing a construction business that should provide owners some perspective on the value of their own business.

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Ian MacKay

Speaker:
Ian MacKay, Managing Director, Raymond James

Biography
For 20 years, Ian MacKay has been actively involved in the construction and engineering sector in key financings and mergers and acquisitions across Canada. Transaction experience includes the $320 million sale of North American Energy Partners’ Piling Division to Keller Group, the $68 million investment in Clark Builders by Turner Construction, the $390 million sale of Seacliff Construction to The Churchill Corporation, the $100 million IPO of Seacliff Construction, the $150 million IPO of Lockerbie & Hole, the $155 million sale of Steeplejack to The Brock Group, four separate equity sale transactions for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers totaling $500 million, three separate equity financings for WSP Global totaling $950 million, the $125 million sale of Anthony Forest Products to Canfor, the $115 million sale of Primex Forest Products to Interfor, the $660 million purchase and restructuring of TimberWest, and the $850 million purchase of Pacifica Papers. Ian has a degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of British Columbia. He holds the Chartered Accountant (CA) and Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designations.

Thursday, November 10 • 2:00pm–3:30pm • Quarter Horse A/B • Early Bird $45 / Regular $55

T24 – Passive House – the Nuts and Bolts of Affordable, Healthy and Ultra Energy-Efficient Buildings

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.5 CPD ]

Passive House buildings achieve a high level of indoor air quality and obtain substantial reduction in space heating requirements compared to the standard building practice in Alberta. This session is aimed at all those with an interest in low-energy design and construction. Through an exploration of Passive House projects, participants will learn some of the concepts, challenges and recent developments for high performance design and construction for the local conditions.

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Oscar Flechas
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Alan Nixon

Speakers:
Oscar Flechas, Principal,  Flechas Architecture
Alan Nixon, President, One House Green

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Biographies
Oscar Flechas is an Architect with a wide range of experience in various sectors and on different scale projects. His firm, Flechas Architecture, is a progressive, small and young studio that uses simple and creative design solutions to produce innovative, environmentally and socially responsible results. He’s an early adopter of the Passive House standard, and his firm now strive to design buildings that meet or use the principles required by the standard in each of the projects. Passionate about low-energy and low carbon buildings for the future generations, Oscar is one of the few architects certified as Passive House Designer and embraces most tools that encourage better building standards to help achieve greener buildings in Canada.

Alan Nixon is an Architectural Technologist who has worked in the Calgary and area residential market for the past 20 years. His company, One House Green, is a small inner-city redevelopment firm specializing in healthy, energy efficient construction. His desire for elegant design and construction solutions brought him to the Passive House Standard, and it is here that he has been able to fuel this goal. The Standard has moulded his aesthetic, and ultimately, the direction of One House Green towards increased building efficiency in all of their projects.

Thursday, November 10 • 2:00pm–3:00pm • Tradeshow Floor • Early Bird $35 / Regular $45

T25 – Design Thinking: Why Innovation Isn’t Innovation at All

(Personal & Professional Skills Development, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices)

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LH • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1 Hour IDCEC Approved ]

The word “innovation” has become an overused, over-marketed concept in today’s world. What are people trying to communicate when they use the word innovation? Design Thinking and an empathetic approach to products and services are at the heart of where startups and true innovation lie today. Companies from all walks of life are embracing a design thinking approach. This presentation will discuss this exact topic defining what exactly Design Thinking is, how Design Thinking can lead to an organizational culture change and industry shift. The presenter will provide a roadmap, expanding on the complexities of implementing this theory in a company or professional’s processes.

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Chris Stulpin

Speaker:
Chris Stulpin, Senior Vice President of Design, Tarkett

Biography
Chris Stulpin joined Tarkett, North America as Senior Vice President of Design in 2015. In his role, Chris oversees design and customer experience for all Tarkett companies. The companies included within the portfolio are: Tandus/Centiva, Desso, Johnsonite and Tarkett Residential. Chris works closely with the design community, IIDA and the global Tarkett design group to further expand Tarkett’s established design leadership position.

Chris joins Tarkett from Mohawk Group, where he spent the last twelve years in various product and design roles including Director of Design and Creative Director. Prior to Mohawk, he was a Marketing Consultant within the industry, as well as, for companies such as Barney’s New York and Giorgio Armani. Chris’ experience also includes the role of Vice President of Marketing with Bentley Mills and Director of Creative Services with Interface.


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