Day 2 – Thursday, November 5, 2015

This program has been submitted for continuing education credits with the following regulatory bodies:

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

To obtain educational credits, you will need to fill out available forms onsite and have them verified by conference staff.

Seminar Legend:

AR – Architecture
BC –  Building Code
CO – Construction & Renovation
EN – Engineering
GR – Green
ID – Interior Design
PD – Professional Development
PM – Property Management

Thursday, November 5 • 8:30–10:00am • $55

T01 – Fire Protection of Structural Steel [AR BC CO EN]

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LH; BOMI 1.5 CPDs ]
Room: Quarter Horse A/B

A review of the National Building Code / Alberta Building Code requirements for the fire protection of structural steel, concrete and foamed plastic. The presentation will pay particular attention to the correct use of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) fire resistance designs, and the current situation with the Limit States Design limitations placed on those designs by the ULC. In addition, there will be a review of the use of thermal barriers over foamed plastic insulation.

  1. Purpose of Sprayed Applied Fireproofing
  2. Fire Test Evaluation Criteria
  3. Information Needed to Select Proper Design
  4. In-Place Performance Requirements
  5. Products And Where They Belong In The Building
  6. Critical Fireproofing Issues (restraint, patching, primers, etc.)

John Dalton

Speaker:
John Dalton, Technical Service Manager, W.R. Grace

Biography
  • Bachelor of Science Degree (Chemistry and Mathematics) – 1991 – National University of Ireland @ Maynooth.
  • Graduate degree in Chemical Engineering – 1992 – University of Limerick, Ireland
  • W.R. Grace 1996 – Present
    • 8 years in Fire Protection R & D
    • 6 years as the North America Technical Service Manager – Fire Protection
    • 2 years as Global Technical Service Manager – Fire Protection
    • Technical liaison with Underwriters Laboratories, Underwriters Laboratories of Canada, Factory Mutual, Warnock-Hersey (Intertek), and Western Fire in North America, Bodycote Warrington and Efectis in the EU, as well as testing agencies in Australia, Singapore, China, New Zealand and Japan.
  • Chair of ASTM E6.21 – Standards related to Spray-Applied Fire Resistive Material
  • NFPA 502 Committee Member – Fire Protection of Tunnels and Highways

Thursday, November 5 • 10:00am–11:30am • $55

T02 – Passive House Basics [AR EN GR ID]

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LHs; BOMI 1.5 CPD; 0.1 IDCEC HSW CEU ]
Room: Arabian A

The course will define what a Passive House is, how the design standard is applied to different building types (single family residential, MURB’s, commercial, institutional, etc.), the requirement for careful design & high performance components and the business case for investment in design and the building envelope. The impact of climate and site conditions will be mentioned along with examples of common issues and solutions. The energy model used in designing a Passive House will also be outlined.

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Michael Nemeth

Speaker:
Michael Nemeth P.Eng, LEED AP, Bright Buildings

Biography
Michael’s background as a mechanical consulting engineer and green building designer brought him to the realization that, in terms of affordability and sustainability, we need to do a lot better with our buildings. Since that moment of clarity, Michael has been studying the Passive House standard and learning how to best apply its principles as he develops a Passive House consultancy in Saskatoon, building networks, encouraging collaboration and getting projects built. In April 2015 was named by Corporate Knights magazine as one of Canada’s top sustainability leaders under 30.

Thursday, November 5 • 8:30–11:30am • $125

T03 – Project Management in Focus: The Criticality of Stakeholder Management and Engagement [AR CO EN ID]

[ 3.0 AAA Structured LHs; BOMI 3.0 CPDs; 0.3 IDCEC CEUs ]
Room: Arabian B

Stakeholder management and engagement is a critical part of any project. Too often it is ignored or attended to only after there is a crisis which usually results in lost time and money. In the morning workshop, we will focus on effective Stakeholder Management and Engagement. Typically, project teams tend to make assumptions about who their stakeholders are and what their role is on any given project. This is often done because of a lack of tools or knowledge relating to such things as: What/who is a stakeholder? Why are they so critical to my success? How do I identify them, then analyze them effectively? These and other questions will be addressed through a combination of case study and interactive learning. You will be given tips and tools to help you manage this critical component of any project.


Doug Land

Speaker:
Doug Land, President, Lobstick Project Solutions

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

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

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

Thursday, November 5 • 9:30am–10:30am • $45

T04 – EchoHaven Calgary: A Sustainable Low Impact Neighbourhood [AR CO GR ID]

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LH; BOMI 1.0 CPD; 0.1 IDCEC HSW CEU ]
Room: Quarter Horse C

EchoHaven is perhaps Canada’s most sustainable neighbourhood. Ten years in planning and in overcoming many barriers this neighbourhood is an urban fringe paradym — an oasis and relief from the typical single family development. Strict requirements for energy efficiency and water conservation has significantly reduced the ecolological footprint of the homeowners.


Dave Spencer

Speaker:
Dave Spencer, Principal, Stantec Consulting

Biography
Dave Spencer is a landscape architect with over 35 years experience in the planning and design of housing projects, resorts, urban parks, campuses and residential communities. Dave’s professional responsibility as Senior Principal with Stantec Consulting focuses on sustainable community development and urban design projects in western Canada. His projects have earned numerous awards including six Canadian Society of Landscape Architects awards and three Mayor’s Urban Design Awards.

Dave has been working on the planning and implementation of the EchoHaven Low Impact Community since 2001. His approach in the planning of Echohaven was to fully integrate water management, natural systems, energy planning, infrastructure and sustainable objectives.

The project broke ground in 2009 starting with the EQuilibrium Demonstration House and three more homes are underway. This project offers an alternative to conventional suburbanism, and a model for a new paradigm for high performance housing. Dave is a principal and resident of EchoHaven and is actively promoting the ideals of holistic sustainable design and the importance of nature close to home.

Thursday, November 5 • 10:00am–11:00am • $45

T05 – Recent Developments in Construction Law [AR CO EN ID]

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LH; BOMI 1.0 CPD ]
Room: Palomino C

Construction law is a continually evolving body, and it is important for industry to understand how those changes affect the business environment. This presentation will review developments over the past year concerning builders liens, arbitration, priority of lien claims in bankruptcy, bidding and tendering and new law from the Supreme Court of Canada concerning “bad faith” in the performance of contracts.

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Philip Carson

Speaker:
Philip Carson, Partner, Miller Thomson

Biography

Thursday, November 5 • 10:00am–11:30am • $55

T07 – Restoring the Health of a Building: Dealing with Mould Contamination and Man-made and Natural Disasters [CO EN ID PM]

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LH; BOMI 1.5 CDPs ]
Room: Arabian C

This presentation is ideal for Property Managers, Real Estate Agents, remediation companies, insurance agents or general contractors interested in the post management of properties that have had extensive mould related damage as a result of a flood, fire or illegal marijuana grow operations.

Has your property just experienced a fire, a recent water pipe break, hit by a flood or busted for an illegal marijuana grow operation?  Chances are you now have a possible mould contamination issue.

This seminar will look at common types of mould, health effects, legalities, assessment and remediation procedures to deal with mould contamination after a disaster.

Attendees will come away with the following:

  1. Hazards and Health Effects of Mould
  2. General Legislative Requirements
  3. Overview of Marijuana Grow Operations and the Hazards associated with them.
  4. Assessment Process
  5. Developing a management plan
  6. Decontamination and Clean-up processes and requirements

This presentation only conveys the issues related to mould, however, it is important to note that there are several other building issues related to these types of disaster.


John MacDonald

Speaker:
John MacDonald, Principal, Alberta Safety & Environmental Services Ltd.

Biography
John MacDonald has extensive experience in the Health, Safety, Hygiene and Hazardous Materials industry. Over the past 18 years John has worked both in the private and government sectors. During his time with the government, John served as an Occupational Health and Safety Officer with Alberta Human Resources and Employment, Workplace Health and Safety Division. In his role within the Lead Investigation Team, John gained an appreciation for the legislative requirements of employers in regards to hazardous materials management. John started Alberta Safety & Environmental Services in 2005 and has successfully assisted with and/or managed thousands of projects. His unique and diverse background allows John to approach each and every project from all sides.

John has presented on a variety of Hazardous Building Material subjects including Asbestos Awareness, and Mould Awareness to Governmental Agencies, Corporate functions and tradeshow audiences. John has previously presented “Asbestos: What you should know before you start” at the BuildEX Tradeshow and Conference in Edmonton 2013 and in Calgary 2013 he presented “Mould – The Fun-Gi”. Most recently, John presented at the AEFAA Conference on “Asbestos: What you should know before you start”. Those in attendance felt his presentation was not only informative, but very entertaining.

Thursday, November 5 • 10:30am–12:00pm • $45

T09 – Interior Design Keynote: Designing for Health and Wellness [AR CO EN ID]

[ 1.5 AAA Structured LH; BOMI 1.5 CPDs; 0.1 IDCEC HSW CEUs ]
Room: Palomino A/B

As we move into an era of heightened holistic consciousness designing for health and wellbeing is of increasing importance. Join us for a panel presentation where industry’s top professionals investigate emerging innovation and evidence based research on how to design spaces specifically to support the health and wellness of the people who live and work in them.


Susan Wiggins

Lisa Fulford-Roy

Dak Kopec
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Dedre Toker
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Liz Watson

Moderator:
Susan Wiggins, CEO, Interior Designers of Canada

Panelists:
Lisa Fulford-Roy, Senior Vice President, Marketing Principal, Client Strategy, HOK
Dak Kopec, Director, Master of Design Studies in Design for Human Health, Boston Architectural College
Dedre Toker, Principal, Interiors, Toker & Associates
Liz Watson, Coordinator of Workplace Solutions, City of Calgary

Biographies

Thursday, November 5 • 11:30am–12:30pm • $45

T10 – Commercial Lease Administration and Enforcement [PM]

[ BOMI 1.0 CPD ]
Room: Palomino C

Effective administration and enforcement of leases is always challenging. In difficult economic times, it is critical to the success of the landlord and the property manager that properties be properly administered and leases be effectively enforced. There are many traps along the way! This seminar will touch on major aspects of lease administration and enforcement, including:

  • Responding to lease breaches
  • Types of remedies
  • Decision tree / flowchart
  • Eviction versus correction
  • Rent distress and seizure
  • Re-entry
  • Termination
  • Monetary damages claims
  • Special court remedies
  • Pro-active administration steps by property managers

Peter Collins

Speaker:
Peter Collins, Partner, Field Law

Biography
Peter is a partner in the Calgary office, and carries on a business law practice with emphasis on commercial property matters, including commercial leasing (acting for both landlords and tenants), land assembly and development, and acquisitions and divestitures. Peter has been a frequent writer and speaker on commercial property topics, including presentations to the Building and Managers Association Calgary, Buildex Calgary, the Canadian Bar Association, Calgary Real Estate Leasing Conference and various client seminars. He has also been a sessional instructor in real estate for the bar admission course for the Law Society of Alberta, was a sessional instructor at Mount Royal College for the law component of the real property administrator (RPA) certification program, and is past Chair of the Commercial Real Property section of the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta Branch).

 

Thursday, November 5 • 12:00–3:00pm • $125

T12 – Project Management in Focus: The Role of the Project Sponsor [AR CO EN ID]

[ 3.0 AAA Structured LH; BOMI 3.0 CPDs; 0.3 IDCEC HSW CEUs ]
Room: Arabian B

This workshop will build on the morning workshop by focusing on the most important stakeholder of any project. An engaged and knowledgeable project sponsor is cited as being the number one contributing factor to project success; yet this role is probably the single most misunderstood role in the field of Project Management! A dysfunctional relationship with your key sponsor(s) is disastrous to your ability to bring your project in, on time – on budget –on requirement.

In this workshop you will learn: what a project sponsor is and does; the role of the sponsor and how it differs from the role of the Project Manager; tips on being effective as a sponsor and things to avoid; how to educate and manage your sponsor as a Project Manager or Leader.


Doug Land

Speaker:
Doug Land, President, Lobstick Project Solutions

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

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

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

Thursday, November 5 • 12:00pm–1:00pm • $45

T13 – Making Energy Efficient Lighting Work for You [AR CO EN GR ID]

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LH; BOMI 1.0 CPD; 0.1 IDCEC HSW CEU ]
Room: Arabian A

With code changes coming into effect in November of this year, energy efficient lighting is of increasing relevance to industry.

This presentation will provide an overview of energy efficient lighting options. Exploring the available technology, presenters will expand on how to select the avenue that best suits the requirements of your next project. In addition, this presentation will explore cost cutting techniques to use for implementation of these features in your next project.

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Sylvain Leone

Speaker:
Sylvain Leone, Director, Sales & Marketing, CNJ Lighting

Biography
Sylvain Leone is a Partner and the Director of Sales and Marketing for CNJ Lighting Solutions.  In addition to growing the business and expanding the markets for the product lines that they represent, Sylvain is also responsible for product evaluation and selection for CNJ Lighting Solutions.  Sylvain graduated from Simon Fraser University in Business, as well as completed the manufacturing program at BCIT.  With over 20 years in manufacturing, and 5 years in the sales field with CNJ Lighting Solutions, Sylvain takes a very strategic approach to product selection.  Understanding the various lighting technologies available, as well as properly comparing the products within a specific technology type, is the best way to insure that the end-user makes the right choice.

Thursday, November 5 • 1:00pm–3:00pm • $65

T14 – Use of Modular IT & Media Solutions to Complete the Flexible Environment in Commercial Office Fit-Outs [AR CO EN ID PM]

[ 2.0 AAA Structured LH; BOMI 2.0 CPDs ]
Room: Quarter Horse C

With the growing demand for companies to demonstrate ROI for their owners and investors, there is ever increasing scrutiny on capital expenditure and as purchasing decisions become more strategic, suppliers must increasingly demonstrate increased value over their competitors.  Within the commercial office environment this has led to an increase in demand for modular and flexible systems that can support the rapidly changing nature of the business.  Modular walls and furniture, for example, are now a consideration for most large office fit-outs and there are many technologies that are deployed in support of those same principles of maximizing flexibility, reducing cost and de-risking projects.

This presentation will focus on how the installation of prefabricated, modular IT and AV Infrastructure within the commercial office space provides previously unseen levels of flexibility, dramatically reduces project schedules & costs, providing a true ROI for the companies deploying them.

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Peter Bagwell

Peter Crawley

Speakers:
Peter Bagwell, Director, PCC Group
Peter Crawley, President & CEO, PCC Group

Biographies

Peter Crawley is the President and CEO of PCC Group, Western Canada’s leading designer and integrator for plug & play technologies into commercial office spaces.  Peter has over 30 years’ Telecommunications and Network experience in design, operations and network consulting for large corporate clients. These include Citibank NA and Barclays Bank with projects delivered globally.

Peter founded PCCabling UK in 1998 as a traditional cabling and network design specialist company focused on supporting the UK’s fortune 500 corporations. During this tenure, he was invited to become a member of the HellermannTyton technical forum created to assist in the design of the RapidNet pre-terminated modular cabling product in 2002.  He pioneered the introduction of RapidNet as a corporate standard for many large corporations including Lloyds Bank, British Energy, Mars, NYMEX and Aon, successfully displacing outdated solutions.

After moving his family to Calgary, Alberta in 2005, Peter established PCC Group with a view to bringing these same modular technologies to the Canadian market and has generated great success across Canada over the last ten years.

Peter is a Bicsi RCDD / Network Transport Specialist and is regularly consulted for his input on industry developments.

PCC Group is Western Canada’s leading designer and integrator for plug and play low-voltage IP solutions; including modular data cabling, media integration, audio visual, sound masking and mass notification systems.  PCC offers immediate value and savings to project implementations and sustainability, resulting in the best return on investment for clients with systems that are scalable, reconfigurable and 100% reusable to offer unparalleled sustainability for the people and companies they serve.

Peter Bagwell is a partner with PCC Group and heads up Business Development.  He has been with the company since 2006 and has over 25 years’ experience in various systems engineering, project management and business development roles.

Peter started out his career with the British Royal Navy, travelling the world extensively both above and below the ocean as an electrical engineer in nuclear submarines.

Since making Calgary his home in 2003, Peter has helped to develop long-lasting client relationships for PCC Group with many of the city’s major corporations and is passionate about bringing best-of-breed, plug & play technology systems to the commercial office fit-out arena.

Peter holds an engineering degree from the University of Plymouth and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Durham.  He is also a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

PCC Group is Western Canada’s leading designer and integrator for plug and play low-voltage IP solutions; including modular data cabling, media integration, audio visual, sound masking and mass notification systems.  PCC offers immediate value and savings to project implementations and sustainability, resulting in the best return on investment for clients with systems that are scalable, reconfigurable and 100% reusable to offer unparalleled sustainability for the people and companies they serve.

Thursday, November 5 • 1:00pm–2:00pm • $45

T15 – Open Plan, Teleworking, Flexible Work, Closed Office, Co-Working — Fads or Trends? [AR CO ID]

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LH; BOMI 1.0 CPD; 0.1 IDCEC CEU ]
Room: Quarter Horse A/B

With a multitude of alternatives to consider, how do organizations decide how best to design their own work environments? Real Estate investments are long term, and there’s an increasing desire to ‘future proof’ workplaces to anticipate changes to how people work, and how organizations perform. In this seminar we will review a variety of current alternatives and discuss the drivers behind them and whether it’s here to say – or going the way of the office ping-pong table!


Robyn Baxter

Speaker:
Robyn Baxter, Vice President, Consulting, HOK

Biography
Robyn Baxter has over 25 years of experience helping clients develop effective workplace strategies. Her collaborative relationships with clients help bridge the gap between their organizational goals, user needs, and workplace strategy. She brings HOK’s vast knowledge and research to organizations that are redefining their work environments. As an Interior designer and a Prosci Change management Certified professional, Robyn speaks at university, business and design events on generations at work, workplace culture and space, alternative work strategies, and the case for a strategic workplace.

“Organizations are searching for more meaningful solutions. Corporate real estate understands the need for efficiency, flexibility and cost management, while business units and human resources are concerned with enhancing business outcomes, attracting top talent and engaging staff. Solving these complex problems requires new thinking, a different engagement process and an approach that integrates business processes, technology, and human resources with real estate in a much more integrated and intentional way.”

Clients include: City of Calgary, Shell Canada, ATB Financial, Manitoba hydro, Grant MacEwan University, General Electric London UK & Norwalk Connecticut, and Hatch Engineering.

Thursday, November 5 • 2:00pm–3:00pm • $45

T17 – Dispelling Myths & Forging Innovative Designs — Steel Framing & Sound Transmission Class [AR BC CO EN]

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LH; BOMI 1.0 CPD ]
Room: Arabian C

Does varying the steel stud gauge really cause the STC rating to change? Can a load baring, structural-steel interior partition also be acoustically rated? How do cross-bracings, channel stiffeners, blocking, and door frames affect STC ratings? What is the variation between STC lab results and actual field performance? Should specifications explicitly identify different STC levels for assembly framing designs of different steel gauges? What are best practices for achieving, or even exceeding, National Building Code STC50 in the field for multi-family party wall and corridor wall designs?

Ben Shafer, Acoustic Systems Specialist for PABCO Gypsum will answer these questions, and more, as he provides a comprehensive overview of designing acoustically-rated interior partitions for a variety of steel stud configurations, including partitions with structural requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Assist designers and specifiers in knowing where to find and how to apply appropriate building sound isolation data.
  2. Propose solutions that achieve high sound isolation in buildings without taking up as much space and time as traditional methods.
  3. Introduce the concept of speech privacy and provide fundamental education regarding speech privacy and its application in commercial buildings such as healthcare facilities and medical offices.
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Ben Shafer

Speaker:
Ben Shafer, Acoustic Systems Specialist, PABCO Gypsum

Biography
Ben graduated with a Master of Science (Physics) degree from Brigham Young University (BYU), is a voting member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), and actively participates as a member of the Structural Acoustics and Vibration Technical Committee within ASA. He is a full member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE), and currently serves as secretary for the ASTM E33.03 sub-committee on Sound Transmission. Ben has close to a decade of field experience in acoustics and noise control for multi-family residential, hospitality, healthcare, transportation, and education sectors throughout Canada and the US.

Thursday, November 5 • 2:00pm–3:00pm • $45

T18 – People, Place, Possibility… A Dialogue of New Planning Strategy [AR ID PM]

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LH; BOMI 1.0 CPD; 0.1 IDCEC CEU ]
Room: Palomino C

Forget trend, myth, fashion and marketing hype…let’s explore how people really respond to interior ‘places’ and the possibilities that evolve. Designers and facility specialists are bombarded with initiatives that hinder and confuse. While smart organizations recognize and invest in their people, ‘place’ consultants retreat to solutions based on superficial decoration. As the conscious arbiter of the design-process, the interior professional must assume a responsibility to design outside imposed limitations and abandon flavor-or-the-day discussions. By exploring the (lost) human response, we will bring creativity to a higher level, gain insight on achieving success, and learn to make a difference.


Louise Aroche

Michael Parker

Speakers:
Louise Aroche, Lead Designer, DIALOG
Michael Parker, Lead Designer, DIALOG

Biographies
Presenters Louise Aroche and Michael Parker are lead designers with DIALOG, a national multi-disciplinary firm. Their passion for workplace strategy, research and design knowledge is respected by leading corporations, healthcare institutions and educational facilities. Their collaborative portfolio, in excess of 5 million square feet, has been published and honored with numerous awards. 


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