Archives: Seminar Listing for 2013 Show

Seminar Legend

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

Seminars have been approved for educational credits with the following organizations:

AAA = Alberta Association of Architects (CO=core credits, SD=self-directed credits)
BOMI = BOMI Canada
IDA = Interior Designers of Alberta
IDCEC = Interior Design Continuing Education Council

Day 1

Tuesday, March 19 • 8:30 – 11:30am

$105

T01 – Contract Management Planning and Implementation [PM CO PD]

[ AAA=3.0 CO; BOMI=3.0 CPDs ]

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 and Development
  • Project Scope and Contract Management Planning
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Market Identification
  • Risk Management
  • Solicitation Types and Planning
  • Vendor Evaluation
  • Pre-Award Discussions and/or Negotiations
  • Key Components of a Contract Statement of Work
  • Contract Monitoring Performance, Reporting and Evaluation

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

Biography: [more]

Court Stevens is the President of Stevens Consulting Group Inc., based in Victoria BC. His company provides training courses on the best practices of business and management processes associated with all phases of procurement management. This includes Business Case Development, Contract Management Planning, Preparing Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Preparing Well-Written Proposals, and Negotiating Effectively.

Court has been directly associated with procurement and contract management, both as a project manager for various Canadian military equipment procurement projects and as a consultant and instructor for over 25 years.

Court was one of the primary designers and instructors of the BC government's award winning Procurement and Contract Management Program.

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

Tuesday, March 19 • 8:30 – 10:00am

$40

T02 – Real Estate Market Outlook Panel [PM]

[ AAA=1.5 SD; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

In Cooperation with

Real Estate Outlook Panel

What can we expect in the Edmonton and Alberta real estate market over the next 2 years? Get an inside look at Edmonton's real estate market sectors – office, industrial, retail and multi-unit residential properties. Hear from industry experts as they explore what opportunities and threats face the Edmonton real estate market and gain insight into the trends and issues you need to understand.


Alex Thomson

Bradley Gingerich

Kelly Pawlik

Mark Swaenepoel

Jamie Topham

Moderator: Alex Thomson, Senior Vice President, Retail, WAM Development Group

Panel:
Multi-Unit Residential: Bradley Gingerich, Senior Vice President, CBRE Limited
Industrial: Kelly Pawlik, Director, Industrial Leasing, Oxford Properties Group
Office: Mark Swaenepoel, Senior Associate, National Investment Team, Colliers International
Retail: Jamie Topham, Associate & Partner, Cushman & Wakefield Edmonton

Biographies: [more]

Alex Thomson is Senior Vice President, Retail with WAM Development Group, one of the most active developers in Alberta. Alex is responsible for WAM's retail development projects and leasing. Major retail projects currently handled by Alex include over 60 acres of new development at Emerald Hills in Sherwood Park, a new 250,000 sq ft centre in Grande Prairie and Stonegate Common in Calgary which will total over 1MM sq ft on completion.

In addition, Alex is active on new acquisitions for WAM on both greenfield and brownfield sites with retail potential. Over recent years, WAM has completed more than 10 million sq ft of development, working with major institutional investors and an array of prominent national and international tenants.

Prior to joining WAM in February 2010, Alex spent seven years as a real estate broker, firstly in Scotland and then with Avison Young in its Edmonton office.

Bradley Gingerich is a Senior Vice President at CBRE Limited and a member of the National Apartment Group – NAG Edmonton; and is an industry recognized, award winning, top producer.

Prior to joining CBRE, Bradley worked at another International full service real estate firm specializing in the sale of multi-residential buildings and land. Bradley has been involved in sales in excess of $2.5 Billion worth of commercial properties.

Kelly Pawlik has over 11 years of commercial real estate experience in leasing and property management joining Oxford Properties Group ("Oxford") in 2008. As Director, Industrial Leasing with Oxford he is responsible for the day to day operations and leasing of Oxford's industrial portfolio in Edmonton. Oxford currently has industrial portfolio's in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto.

Mark Swaenepoel has been working exclusively on commercial investment sales at Colliers since January 2008. Partnered with Rick Argue and the National Investment Services team Mark has been intimately involved in the origination, underwriting and ultimate sale of approximately $600 million of commercial investment real estate. Mark's keen financial analysis skills and high profile transaction experience coupled with his ability to cultivate genuine relationships have help him gain recognition as one of the top young Colliers agents in Canada.

Jamie Topham began his career in commercial real estate in 2002 with JJBarnicke, now Cushman and Wakefield Edmonton. Jamie has specialized in retail leasing, sales and site selection on behalf of several local and national retail clients specifically, Dollarama, Canadian Brewhouse, Co-op Gas Bar, and Subway along with several large development clients such as WAM, Brentwood Developments, Cameron Developments and Melcor Developments.

His achievements include completing his CCIM designation in 2010, being invited into the partnership group at Cushman & Wakefield in 2011 as an Associate Partner and most recently being appointed Retail Division Leader at Cushman & Wakefield.

Jamie believes that "each retailer has unique and special requirements and having the opportunity to meet with them and discover their needs is something I very much enjoy."

Outside of the office, Jamie enjoys playing hockey, indoor soccer, volleyball and baseball.

Tuesday, March 19 • 8:30 – 9:30am

$40

T03 – Consumer Protection and Home Renovations - Understanding the Contractor's Obligations [PM CO]

[ AAA=1.0 SD; BOMI=1.0 CPD ]

The Fair Trading Act is consumer protection legislation that creates special obligations for home renovation contractors in Alberta. These requirements apply to any contract where the consumer pays a deposit before the work starts. This seminar is directed towards renovation contractors who want to ensure they are in full compliance with the Act and who want to differentiate their business from competitors who do not comply with the law. The seminar will highlight licencing, the security deposit paid to the Director of Fair Trading, and required wording in written contracts.

Presenter: Philip Carson, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP

Biography: [more]

Philip Carson is a litigator and Partner in the Calgary office of Miller Year of Call Thomson. Philip serves a wide variety of clients, from private to Alberta Bar, 2004 corporate to industrial and institutional organizations. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, including construction disputes, builder's lien matters, real estate and commercial tenancy disputes and collections and enforcement. He also has experience in oil and gas litigation and shareholder disputes.

Philip understands how residential and commercial construction projects often result in disputes over construction costs, delays and deficiencies. Philip has acted in numerous construction disputes, acting for builders and for owners, and has had success in bringing many of these disputes to a negotiated resolution. In other instances, the parties were unable to resolve these differences, and Philip has taken these matters through trial or arbitration. He has extensive experience assisting clients through the dispute resolution processes that are part of the Alberta New Home Warranty program.

Philip has practiced real estate litigation in times of both rising and falling real estate markets, and has helped clients resolve real estate transaction disputes of all kinds, as well as taking cases through litigation.

As a part of a general commercial practice for both creditors and debtors, Philip knows the most expedient ways to obtain judgment on debts and to subsequently enforce judgment and he knows effective means for resisting and resolving creditor actions.

His clients benefit from his strong academic background and diverse business background in technical and management positions in the petrochemical, waste management and oil and gas industries. Philip takes care to develop an in-depth understanding of his client's business and firmly believes that every client is important and deserving of prompt and thorough attention.

Philip has appeared as counsel at the Court of Appeal, Court of Queen's Bench and Provincial Court and has participated in numerous mediations and arbitrations. Before being admitted to the Law Society of Alberta, Philip completed his articles with Miller Thomson. He also served as a Clerk to the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench and Alberta Court of Appeal.

Tuesday, March 19 • 8:30 – 10:00am

$40

T04 – Neighbourhoods as a Function of Health [AD GR]

[ AAA=1.5 CO; BOMI=1.5 CPDs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU ]

This presentation addresses the issues of housing needs and health care. It offers a holistic and integrated solution that is rooted in human settlements as sustainable and resilient ecosystems, designed to optimize quality of life and life potential.

Imagine an ideal neighbourhood ecosystem that is liveable and inclusive, accommodating residents of all ages. What elements are present in this ecosystem? How does its design influence the physical, mental, and emotional health, development, and life potential of its residents? How does it impact the challenges of increasing urbanization, an aging population, and the fracturing of social cohesion?

Now, more than ever, it is imperative that the sustainable development dialogue expands beyond environmental wellbeing to include human and social wellbeing. We can create neighbourhoods that cultivate healthy individuals, families, and communities and result in healthier economies at both the micro and macro levels. The design for these living environments emerges from a deep, grounded view and understanding of human life and the integral needs of human beings.


David Faber

Laura-Belle Robinson

Presenters:
David Faber, Community Leader and Strategic Planning Consultant, VisiV Inc. - Creative Solutions to Complex Problems
Laura-Belle Robinson, Consultant, Place Shaping

Biographies: [more]

David Faber: Not-for-Profit and Community Development Consultant and Strategist, David brings 15 years of inter-governmental and business experience at all levels. David actively works in the community of Edmonton across health, cultural, spiritual, business, government, and oil and gas sectors. David is a father of two teen boys; in his off-time he composes and produces music.

Laura-Belle Robinson: Interior Ecologist, Life Coach and Community Building Specialist, Laura-Belle brings an understanding of the symbiotic relationship between human beings and the environments they inhabit to her design work, integrating form with human and social factors. Her community building experience is utilized by community groups and corporate teams to develop harmonized solutions in neighbourhoods and workplaces.

Tuesday, March 19 • 8:30 – 10:00am

$40

T05 – Efficiency in Construction: Quality Management System [CO]

[ AAA=1.5 CO; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Operational excellence required in today's ever evolving and complex Construction Management Industry can be achieved by adapting a simple mechanism of 'plan-execute-check-proceed'; namely a Quality Management System. Historically Quality Management Systems have been developed specifically for the Production Industry that operates in standardized environment. For suitability to a dynamic Project-based Construction Management/Contracting environment, a Quality Management System needs to lend Consistency to Operations whilst permitting Flexibility necessary to ensure Customer satisfaction by addressing the specific needs of each Customer location and industry served. Consistency can be achieved by implementing enterprise wide standardization for the key work processes. And Flexibility can be achieved by providing baseline criteria for execution and operational guidance to operations.

Presenter: Neil Solankurkar, Quality Process Manager, Graham Group Ltd.

Biography: [more]

Born in Mumbai India, I was raised in a family that owned and operated a Building Construction Business, giving me exposure to Construction from early years. Summers were spent doing student-level jobs for construction projects such as Apartment Buildings and Strip Malls. This fascination towards 'Building' led to a Bachelors of Architecture Degree with honors from the University of Mumbai followed shortly by immigration to Canada. The educational and work experience credentials combined with continuing education courses at the University of Manitoba provided me a successful career in the dynamic Construction Industry of Alberta. Through the last decade held various key Quality Management positions within high-profile corporations such as Syncrude Canada Ltd. AMEC Americas, Petro-Canada and currently managing the Corporate Quality Processes for Graham Group Ltd. one of the major General Contractors of Canada. As senior manager in Graham, responsible for development and execution of the Quality Management Process to eliminate construction rework costs and enhance profitability.

Tuesday, March 19 • 8:30 – 10:00am

$40

T06 – Design for Workplace Well-Being – Beyond Fitness Centers and Ergonomics [AD]

[ AAA=1.5 CO; BOMI=1.5 CPDs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU ]

The sustainability movement has lead to a new awareness of how to design buildings to be more sustainable. But what are we doing for the occupant? True, greener buildings are healthier for the occupant with better lighting, more access to natural daylight, reduced exposure to toxins and increased fresh air. But that's not enough. Sitting stagnantly at a desk staring at a computer all day is killing us faster than anything else. Many office-based workers are not living healthy lives, and we as the design community have an opportunity to change.


Kay Sargent

Sue Schmidt

Presenters:
Kay Sargent, Vice President Architecture, Design and Workplace Strategies, Teknion
Sue Schmidt, Well-Being Design Leader, Healthways

Biographies: [more]

Kay Sargent joined Teknion in August of 2011 bringing over 26 years of experience in the interiors industry, most recently as Principal for Interior Architects of Washington, D.C.

Kay has a BFA in Interior Design from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and studied environmental design at Parsons School of Design in New York. While a practicing designer she worked on corporate and government projects and developed a global workplace strategies practice.

As a practicing design professional for 26 years, Kay has developed insight into the challenges facing organizations and their workplaces today. Her work has taken her to multiple continents where she has worked with several Fortune 500 companies on their global real estate strategies and designing the workplace of the future.

Kay has served on the International Boards of IIDA, NCQLP and NCIDQ. She is an active member of CREW, CoreNET and IFMA as well and lectures regularly. She has served as an adjunct professor at Marymount University and George Washington University, and sits on the Advisory Boards for the Interior Design programs at NVCC and Virginia Tech. Kay has authored several articles and white papers and is an award winning designer who work has been featured in Contract, ULI and The Leader, amongst other leading publications.

Sue Schmidt: As part of the Healthways Innovations team, Sue is responsible for physical environment optimization as it relates to well-being. From built environment design to the role of Facilities and Real Estate in supporting a Culture of Health, Sue's focus is on helping organizations realize the well-being connection to their physical workplace.

Sue was a key project lead for the development and design of the Healthways World Headquarters, selected as 2008 Office Development of the Year in Tennessee. In the unique role of a Facilities professional leading a design team Sue brought to life the CEO's vision of a dynamic, open environment that reflects the culture of Healthways. She has extensive experience in the practical application of workplace form and function as a tool to support employee well-being and engagement. That knowledge drove the design of workstations to support specific work styles and provided deliberate workplace solutions for collaboration and movement.

Sue has over 15 years of experience in Facilities and Corporate Real Estate, with a focus on design and construction management. She has twice presented at NeoCon World's Trade Fair, and serves as a juror for the Best of NeoCon awards. Sue has spoken at numerous commercial furniture, design and real estate industry events throughout the U.S. including CoreNet Global Summit, IFMA, and CBRE Leadership Roundtables.

Tuesday, March 19 • 11:00am – 12:30pm

$40

T07 – Interior Design Keynote Panel: Trends in Office Design [AD]

[ AAA=1.5 SD; BOMI=1.5 CPDs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU ]

In Cooperation with


Sponsored By

Join this panel of interior designer experts to discuss how technology is impacting the workplace, how companies are implementing new space strategies and how change management is being addressed. Learn how these professionals worked with their clients to create a balance between the various space types used in office environments today and how our business and leisure spaces are blurring.


Andrew McCready

Peter Heys

Kathy Johnston Umbach

Carol Jones

Sharon Martens

Moderator: Andrew McCready, President, McCready Consultants Ltd.

Panel:
Peter Heys, Associate, IBI Group (Toronto)
Kathy Johnston Umbach, President of Interior Designers of Alberta & Senior Associate, Stantec Architecture Ltd. (Edmonton)
Carol Jones, Principal, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd (Vancouver)
Sharon Martens, Principal, MartensGroup (Calgary)

Biographies: [more]

Andy McCready is President of McCready Consultants Ltd. – a firm specializing in strategic planning, facility planning, needs assessment, financial & feasibility analysis, management & policy development for facilities. Having worked in this field for 40 years, his projects include a wide variety of building types and span the whole of Canada.

A graduate of the University of Manitoba (BES) and of York University (MES), he is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Alberta Professional Planning Institute and is a Registered Professional Planner in the province. He is also a Certified Facility Manager and in 2003 was elected a Fellow of the International Facility Management Association, one of just 10 Canadians to have earned that honour.

He is a committed volunteer, both as a citizen in his community and in support of his professional associations – recently as a member of the Edmonton Design Committee.

Peter Heys has been focussed almost exclusively on corporate office interior design for his entire 26 year career. A 1987 graduate of the Ryerson School of Interior Design in Toronto, Peter landed at Marshall Cummings in 1991, and was made a member of the Senior Management Team in 1999. When the firm was acquired by IBI Group in 2004, he was made a Senior Associate in their Toronto office.

Peter is the recipient of a National Post DX Award, and several ARIDO Awards of Excellence in office design for major Canadian firms such as Barrick Gold and Bell Mobility. His current national accounts include PricewaterhouseCoopers and Hewlett Packard, as well as many other top tier legal and professional services firms.

Peter has served as a member of the ARIDO Board of Management, and as the Chair of several ARIDO committees. He was also ARIDO's representative on the Ontario Construction Advisory Council from 2000 – 2010. He is currently a Director of IDC, as well as a part time instructor and guest lecturer at Ryerson University.

Kathy Johnston Umbach: For over 25 years, Kathy has provided well-conceived and intelligent interior design services specializing in workplace strategies and future trends. Her strengths include visioning sessions, communication strategies, and tools for supporting change management of design as part of an integrated project delivery.

As the client liaison for interior design projects, Kathy understands that clients' needs reach beyond traditional design parameters and are often impacted by operational issues involving real estate strategies, human resource policies, and lifecycle analysis. Kathy looks for ways to reevaluate how space, technology, and organizational protocols support business objectives through the lens of culture, brand, and space.

Kathy endeavors to exceed client expectations by providing intuitive knowledge gained through her many years of experience as both an in-house design resource and as an external consultant. She has provided interior design expertise on an extensive list of projects including corporate, government, commercial, hospitality, and educational facilities.

Kathy received her Bachelor degree in Interior Design from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1985, a Facility Management Certificate from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, in 2006,  her Green Belt LEAN Certification for Facilities Design, from LEAN Healthcare West, in Calgary, Alberta, in 2011.

She is a Registered Interior Designer #300-130, with the Interior Designers of Alberta and a Licensed Interior Designer #LID-1621, with the Alberta Association of Architects. She became a LEED Accredited Professional, with the Canadian Green Building Council in 2009. Kathy is also a Registered Interior Designer #021269, with her National Council for Interior Design Qualification.

Kathy is an active Board Member and Education Chair for Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), sits as current President of the Interior Designers of Alberta and is a Professional Member of the International Facility Management Association.

Carol Jones is a Principal in an international firm, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd, with staff of 300 in seven cities. Areas of practice include hospitals, universities, airports, public buildings, mixed use retail developments and corporate facilities. Carol's professional experience has included practice in several Canadian cities and her interest in design education has been reflected in teaching appointments at two universities.

Carol has 40 years of experience in planning and design, with a focus on design for the high performance workplace. She has significant experience in designing for the both the private and public sector. Considered an expert on workplace programming and planning, Carol speaks and writes on this topic both nationally and internationally, and projects under her leadership have been widely published and have received numerous awards.

She is an NCIDQ certificate holder, a Certified Facility Manager (CFM), a Registered Interior Designer (RID) in BC and a LEED Accredited Professional. Projects under her leadership have been recognized with many design awards and she has written numerous articles for design publications.

For most of her career, Carol has participated on the boards of interior design professional associations at the National and International level. She was President of the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and President of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Other boards on which she has served include the IIDA Foundation and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). She served on the Board of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), is currently a Director on the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Board and has been inducted into the College of Fellows of three professional associations. In June 2010, Carol was awarded an honourary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) by Kwantlen Polytechnical University for her contributions to the design profession.

Sharon Martens: Sharon's innovative spirit, inspired leadership, and principled business practices have enabled MartensGroup to become synonymous with design leadership, focused client service and the delivery of exceptional value to Clients.

Recognized early on in her career for her expertise as a strategic designer and director, Sharon brings over 35 years of senior interior design experience to MartensGroup's Clients. She has directed a number of Western Canada's most challenging and high profile interior design projects, and, in the process, has introduced innovative thinking and solutions ot the Calgary marketplace.

Sharon is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, School of Interior Design within the Facility of Architecture, 1978 and has been a Licensed Interior Designer from the Alberta Association of Architects since 1984. She is a professional member of AAA, IDC, IDA, ARIDO, IIDA, IFMA, BOMA, NAIOP, CaGBC and USGBC. Sharon has been a founding member of Alberta College of Art and Design President's Circle (2005 to present). In 2010 she judged the ARIDO Awards and 2012 judged the IDIBC's Awards. She has been a judge for BOMA's Building of the Year and Pinacle Awards for the past 5 years.

Tuesday, March 19 • 10:30am – 12:30pm

$40

T08 – Top 15 Rules for Selling Success [PM AD CO PD]

[ AAA=2.0 SD; BOMI=2.0 CPDs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs ]

Why is it that some salespeople work hard and struggle for every victory, while others seem to consistently, and almost effortlessly, uncover new opportunities and close sales? What if you knew the secrets used by the world's most successful salespeople?

This seminar will uncover 15 rules that will change how you think and feel about sales, increasing your selling success.

What you will learn:

  • How to conduct yourself in selling situations so you get orders or get out.
  • How to control the selling process by directing your prospect's behaviour.
  • Why prospect's lie and what questions will uncover the truth you need.
  • When it's wrong to do research or prepare a proposal a prospect asks for.
  • Why jumping to do a favour for a customer spoils your relationship.

Presenter: Randy Hnatko, President, Trainwest Management and Consulting Inc.

Biography: [more]

Randy Hnatko is President of Trainwest Management and Consulting, a Sales and Management Training and Consulting organization affiliated with the Sandler Training Organization. Randy has over 30 year's senior business experience, and is a Trainer, Speaker, Author and Consultant to domestic and international companies.

He is a multiple award winner in the Sandler organization and is the recipient of their 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Canadian Franchisee of the Year award.

Tuesday, March 19 • 11:00am – 12:30pm

$40

T09 –  Becoming a Pre-approved Supplier of SELECT Services [PM AD CO]

[ AAA=1.5 SD; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) acquires Construction, Architectural and Engineering services as well as related Maintenance and Consulting services on behalf of other federal government departments and agencies. For projects of estimated value of up to $78,500 for Consulting and $100,000 for Construction, PWGSC uses SELECT, a database of approved suppliers to invite firms to bid on Real Property Contracting opportunities. Companies can apply to register in the database by providing company information related to trades and specialties, licences and completed projects. A firm becomes eligible for invitation when the registration is accepted by PWGSC but the frequency of invitation is subject to the demand for the work and the number of registered firms qualified to perform it. The presentation will address how the database is used and the application process.

Presenter: Rita Brown, Manager, Public Works and Government Services Canada

Biography: [more]

Rita Brown is the Business Owner responsible for the design and function of the database SELECT. In this capacity she is knowledgeable about how the system works, and about challenges and solutions related to SELECT. Her most recent accomplishments at PWGSC include the development of procurement tools such as Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS) and Temporary Help Services Supply Arrangements.

Tuesday, March 19 • 11:00am – 12:30pm

$40

T10 – What App is this Anyway? [CO]

[ AAA=1.5 SD; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

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

Presenter: Brian Palmquist, Director, Quality, Ledcor Construction Limited

Biography: [more]

Brian was educated at the McGill University School of Architecture, graduating cum laude in 1974. During more than 30 years as a Canadian registered architect, half as Principal of his own small architectural practice, he has been involved in the design and construction of virtually every building type and scale. He is British Columbia's first accredited Building Envelope Professional, a building code expert and a LEED Accredited Professional. As Adjunct Professor, he taught architectural technology for eight years at the University of BC's School of Architecture. Starting in 2001, he began development of a web-based quality management system for architects and contractors, called Quality-Works.net (QW). Based on a demonstration of QW in 2007, Ledcor Construction Limited, Canada's second largest builder with offices in Canada, the USA and the Bahamas, recruited Brian as its Director of Quality Assurance. Brian continues to develop and implement a comprehensive ISO 9001 compliant quality management system for Ledcor, which has become an investor in QW. He lives in Vancouver, Ledcor's headquarters city.

Tuesday, March 19 • 1:00 – 4:00pm

$105

T11 – Requests for Proposals [PM CO PD]

[ AAA=3.0 CO; BOMI=3.0 CPDs ]

One of the most widely used forms of solicitation is the Request for Proposal (RFP). This form of solicitation is used for situations such as product or service replacement, improving organizational effectiveness or problem identification and resolution. The buyer has the need and the seller has the solution.

This presentation will provide a synopsis of the planning and development of an RFP.

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

  • Understanding the RFP Planning Framework
  • Understanding Requests for Information, Expressions of Interest and Qualifications
  • Developing and Preparing the RFP Requirements and Project Scope
  • Establishing Project Budget Options and Pricing Strategies
  • Understanding Risk Management Planning Requirements and Process
  • Understanding Performance Measurement and Quality Assurance
  • Establishing the Proposal Evaluation Criteria and Process
  • Finalizing the RFP Package
  • Establishing Proposal Submission Requirements Including Proposal Response Planning Factors, Format and Content
  • Establishing Proposal Presentation Requirements
  • Understanding the Importance of Establishing a Negotiation Strategy
  • The Key Elements of a Contract Statement (or Schedule) of Work
  • Guidelines to Debriefing Proponents

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

Biography: [more]

Court Stevens is the President of Stevens Consulting Group Inc., based in Victoria BC. His company provides training courses on the best practices of business and management processes associated with all phases of procurement management. This includes Business Case Development, Contract Management Planning, Preparing Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Preparing Well-Written Proposals, and Negotiating Effectively.

Court has been directly associated with procurement and contract management, both as a project manager for various Canadian military equipment procurement projects and as a consultant and instructor for over 25 years.

Court was one of the primary designers and instructors of the BC government's award winning Procurement and Contract Management Program.

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

Tuesday, March 19 • 2:00 – 3:30pm

$40

T12 – Mould – Practical Management of a Complex Issue [PM CO]

[ AAA=1.5 CO; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

The internet has given building occupants unlimited access to building environmental health information. A lot of the available information is inaccurate or incomplete. Mould issues become more difficult with time and with inadequate response due to misinformation. Our session will explore construction and building management practices to help prevent and respond to indoor fungal contamination. Attendees will hear some real life problems and solutions from recent studies. Participants will gain practical knowledge on how to manage mould in the workplace and more specifically during construction projects.

Presenter: Mike Thomson, Practice Leader – Mould and Infection Control, PHH ARC Environmental Ltd.

Biography: [more]

Mr. Mike Thomson is the Practice Leader for the Mould and Infection Control division of PHH ARC Environmental Ltd. Responsibilities of this role include technical support and guidance to the mould and infection control department throughout Western Canada.

Mr. Thomson also conducts and manages hazardous materials abatement, industrial hygiene studies, and indoor air quality projects.

On behalf of PHH ARC Environmental Ltd., Mike's experience includes field work, reporting and project coordination on projects across Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories. Mike has completed projects for national clients including government, financial institutions and property management firms.

Prior to joining PHH ARC Environmental Ltd., Mike worked in the construction and oilfield industries. Mike has been involved at a management level on projects in Alberta's oil sands and on the Mackenzie Gas Pipeline project in the Northwest Territories.

Tuesday, March 19 • 2:00 – 4:00pm

$40

T13 – Be an Effective Networker in the Age of Social Media [PM AD CO PD]

[ AAA=2.0 SD; BOMI=2.0 CPDs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs ]

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

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

Presenter: Randy Hnatko, President, Trainwest Management and Consulting Inc.

Biography: [more]

Randy Hnatko is President of Trainwest Management and Consulting, a Sales and Management Training and Consulting organization affiliated with the Sandler Training Organization. Randy has over 30 year's senior business experience, and is a Trainer, Speaker, Author and Consultant to domestic and international companies.

He is a multiple award winner in the Sandler organization and is the recipient of their 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Canadian Franchisee of the Year award.

Tuesday, March 19 • 2:00 – 3:30pm

$40

T14 – Understanding Building Owner, Tenant and Contractor Relations During a Green Retrofit [PM CO GR]

[ AAA=1.5 SD; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Both building owners and tenants are pursuing better comfort and energy efficiency in the buildings that they own or occupy. As new, efficient and sometimes LEED certified buildings pop up around existing ones, building owners are taking action to improve their existing asset to be more competitive with neighbouring new buildings. The challenge? Retrofit usually happens while the building is occupied. New construction never deals with this problem as tenants move in after the project is complete. Learn about some of the opportunities and complex challenges contractors and owners face while retrofitting occupied buildings. Find out ways in which to manage tenant expectations and comfort during and after a retrofit project.

Presenter: Bryce Conacher, Director of Business Development, Ledcor Construction Limited

Biography: [more]

Bryce Conacher (MBA) is director of business development for Ledcor Renew, focusing on existing building performance optimization. In this new role, Bryce is seeking building owners who are trying to figure out how to compete with new buildings in the commercial, multi-residential and industrial real estate sectors. Renew's value proposition is simply to deliver ROI on a 10-year term, given a IIR of 9% or better to convert and transform traditional capital expenditures into retrofit and renewal investments that are break-even and in some cases, profitable. Bryce is also Director of business development for sister company Offsetters Clean Technology Inc., where he hunts carbon opportunities in both voluntary and compliance markets across the world. In this capacity he advises organizations on sustainability, carbon risk assessment and carbon opportunity development through existing and emerging carbon markets. Through his work Bryce has become an International Standards Organization (ISO) 14064 and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol subject matter expert. In January 2010 he received recognition by CSA America Inc. as one of its first ever Certified Greenhouse Gas Inventory Quantifiers.

A lead instructor and course developer for the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) full suite of ISO 14064 GHG courses on corporate GHG inventories, GHG projects and verification, Bryce conducted workshops for University of Toronto's School of the Environment in the fall of 2012,  in the summer of 2011 in Tel Aviv for the Standards Institute of Israel; in the fall of 2009 for ISO in Bangkok, Thailand and Colombo, Sri Lanka at the ISO Regional Seminars on Greenhouse Gas Quantification, Reporting and Verification based on ISO 14064 and ISO 14065. From 2005-2008, Bryce founded and developed cleanairpass™, one of North America's first voluntary emissions offset companies.

The creation of cleanairpass™ followed Bryce's membership and involvement in IPPBC, BCWEA and CANWEA, a directorship with Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Canada, along with participation in the 2004 World Energy Technology Summit at UNESCO headquarters. Prior to founding cleanairpass™ Bryce developed a carbon neutral resort plan and conducted a preliminary wind study for Grouse Mountain Resort in Vancouver, B.C.

With an MBA from the Theseus Institute in France (edhec.com : focused on strategy, innovation, and information technology), in the mid-1990s Bryce began exploring the business of renewable/sustainable energy and the related financing and commercialization challenges. Bryce was first exposed to renewables through a pilot project that integrated wind, solar and hydrogen fuel cell technology to propel a sailing vessel, after earning his B.A. at the University of Victoria (with a combined focus on political theory and environmental studies, and summers spent planting trees). These experiences forged a lifelong interest in sustainability, carbon management and clean technology.

Tuesday, March 19 • 2:00 – 3:30pm

$40

T15 – Lighting - A Designer's Perspective [AD]

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This presentation will be geared to designers and specifiers of lighting. It will give them a better understanding how to design lighting using the new innovative options offered. Energy efficiency, trends in lighting design, and technical aspects that make the lighting design successful. Lighting principles, applications and types of lighting along with light sources will be discussed along with how lighting affects other elements of design and the atmosphere of spaces.

Presenter: Tammy MacKay, Interior Designer, Design Eye

Biography: [more]

Tammy Mackay has been an Interior Designer for almost 17 years; Principal Interior Designer for almost 10 years doing all aspects of the design process for both commercial and residential projects. She is Edmonton based and heads up Design Eye, an interior design firm, located in the west end. Her credentials are: NCIDQ certified, registered member of Interior Designers of Alberta and Interior Designers of Canada, National Kitchen and Bath Association member as well as has her designation as an Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer. She is also proud to be a member of the Canada Green Building Council. She teaches lighting at the University of Alberta where she continues to impress upon people how important lighting is to a space.

Tuesday, March 19 • 2:00 – 3:30pm

$40

T16 – Leaking Buildings: Serious Liability and an Opportunity [PM CO]

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Water penetration in buildings is the most common building envelope defects, seriously compromising the value of the property. If you were the designer or builder, you would be responsible for the problem and will be required to undertake remediation at your cost. If you were not involved with the building, then there is also a great opportunity to be involved with the rehabilitation of the building envelope, either as a consultant or construction manager.

This presentation will identify the most common errors in design and construction that cause building envelope failures and due diligence strategies. It will also discuss huge potential opportunities for building envelope rehabilitation as a professional consultant and involvement with its rehabilitation. Obviously credentials and experience is important as well as using the appropriate tools for investigating building envelope problems.

Presenter: Tang Lee, Professor, Environmental Design, University of Calgary

Biography: [more]

Tang Lee teaches building science, architecture, indoor air quality, mechanical and civil engineering at several universities in Canada and abroad. He serves on several committees of Health Canada, National Research Council of Canada, Canadian Standards Association, Canadian Construction Materials Centre, and help upgrade the training manual for safety codes officers. He conducts building envelope failures, indoor air quality problems, acoustics and lighting as it pertains to health standards and qualified as an expert witness in civil and criminal cases.

Tang Lee is also an architect designing healthy and sustainable buildings as well as planning of eco-villages. He helped prepare a report for the Canadian Human Rights Commission called, "The Medical Perspective on Environmental Sensitivities".

Day 2

Wednesday, March 20 • 8:30 – 10:30am

$105

W01 – Getting It All Done — Managing An Unmanageable Workload [PM AD CO PD]

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Session Sponsored By

If you're continually asked to get more done in less time…If your to-do list ends up with more items after a full day's work than it had when you started…If your "in box" looks more like a "landfill"… you need this program.

The demands of today's incredibly dynamic workplace stretch even the most effective producers. To keep your output at its highest and your stress at its lowest, join us for the "fastest 2 hours in training" — a session filled with ideas and action steps, how-to's and what-to-do's, and the inspiration to start practicing them right away.

You will:

  • Discover the driving force behind all effective time management decisions — and how knowing it can make your life a whole lot easier
  • Learn a simple way to select priorities from even the most complex lists of options.
  • Share the power of the LUST System for time, life, and money management.
  • Understand what using a daily planner really means — and why you need one.
  • Master the three questions effective people ask daily to help them stay focused and productive.
  • Decipher how your past influences your current decisions.
  • Recognize the truth about choices — and learn how to choose well

Benefits

If you don't feel that you have the time to come to this program, you need to be here! You will learn what it takes to be more effective in all aspects of your life — in your career, in your relationships, and for yourself. The ideas shared in this information-packed seminar have benefited thousands and they can work for you.

Presenter: Kevin Lust, Founder, Lust Development Group Inc.

Biography: [more]

If you've heard Kevin Lust speak, then you know you'd come back to hear him again and again. If you haven't, don't wait any longer.

Through more than 1,800 presentations in 16 countries on four continents, Kevin has reached out to audiences with a message so real it is captivating. As a speaker and trainer, Kevin has toured the United States and Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Rim, delivering programs on a wide range of personal and organizational improvement topics. He has thrilled groups at organizations as Abbott Labs, Walt Disney Imagineering, Singapore Airlines, and the New Zealand Army. The National Speakers Association named him a Certified Speaking Professional, an award granted to less than 500 people in the world at the time.

At 6'8", Kevin is a commanding presence, but his real gift for reaching audiences is rooted in a keen understanding of people and how they do what they do. From a blue-collar family and a business career, Kevin learned the value of hard work by example and experience. He's been a banker and a personnel director, a best-selling author and a consultant, currently owns three businesses and has helped dozens of others start their own businesses in his role as a business advisor. He knows if there's hard way, there's also a smart way. Kevin has devoted his life to helping others find the smart way.

If you are seeking higher standards of performance in your business or personal life, spend a few hours — or even a few minutes — with Kevin Lust. You will find it time well spent.

Wednesday, March 20 • 8:30 – 10:00am

$40

W02 – Architectural Keynote Panel – Transit Oriented Development: Is Everyone on the Same Page? [AD CO]

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The City of Edmonton has experienced population growth over the years. This increase in population has put more demand on public infrastructure, specifically roads and transit. In an effort to meet the mobility demands of Edmontonians and in turn reduce the dependency on vehicles, the City of Edmonton is taking steps to improve the existing transit system through Transit Oriented Development (TOD) planning and policies.

What makes TOD work? Why is it important to implement TOD successfully? How is the City promoting it and how are Developers building it? This panel will look at how the City is working with developers to enhance transit station areas and what some developers are proposing given these opportunities.


Dnyanesh Deshpande

Erik Backstrom

Mark Hall

Tegan Martin-Drysdale

Daryl Procinsky

Moderator: Dnyanesh Deshpande, Senior Planner, Urban Designer, planningAlliance

Panel:
Erik Backstrom, Senior Planner, Transit Oriented Development Planning, City of Edmonton Sustainable Development
Mark Hall, Executive Director, Blatchford Redevelopment
Tegan Martin-Drysdale, Partner, RedBrick Real Estate Services Inc.
Daryl Procinsky, Senior Partner, ONPA Architects

Biographies: [more]

Dnyanesh Deshpande is trained as architect, urban designer and urban planner has extensive public as well as private sector experience in Canadian and international projects involving master planning, campus planning, architectural controls and policy planning. His diverse experience and passion for planning afford him a unique understanding of all aspects of urban development.

In recent years, Dnyanesh has worked on number of large scale urban revitalization projects in Edmonton area including the Capital City Downtown Plan, the Quarters redevelopment, the McCauley Revitalization project and Jasper Place Transit Oriented Development. He has a comprehensive understanding of municipal approval processes involving rezoning, subdivision and Area Structure Plan applications, particularly in the Western Canadian context.

Dnyanesh holds masters of urban planning degree from McGill University and currently works as Senior Planner/ Urban Designer for planningAlliance in their Edmonton Office.

Erik Backstrom RPP, MCIP is an urban planner with a focus on building walkable communities. He has fifteen years' experience working in the private and public sectors and is currently Senior Planner, Transit Oriented Development Planning with the City of Edmonton. His projects have ranged from residential subdivisions to urban infill redevelopment to transportation strategies.

Mark Hall is the Executive Director of the Blatchford Redevelopment project. He has been involved in the land development industry in the Edmonton area for more than 30 years. His experience includes transportation planning and policy development, suburban land use design and approvals, downtown plan policy development and implementation, and land development project planning and implementation. He has worked on a wide range of projects from site design and approvals for a high rise apartment building to the design and approval of a 4,700 ha industrial park. In his current role, Mark is responsible for taking the approved Plan and producing a world-leading, sustainable community.

The Blatchford neighbourhood will have more than 25,000 residents, a major park, a town centre and educational institutions. Blatchford will also have two LRT stations - one at the south end of the Plan area serving NAIT and the other in the centre of the easterly residential precinct. Design work for the first stage development is underway with a goal to be ready to service land beginning in 2014.

Tegan Martin-Drysdale: A LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) accredited civil engineer, Tegan has broad experience in how buildings come together from the perspectives of the designer, architect, contractor and supplier all the way through to the client. She has first-hand experience in structural engineering and project management of mixed use, commercial, and residential projects. Before forming RedBrick Real Estate Services, Tegan was a project manager with ProCura Real Estate Services.

Tegan was previously involved with the Riverdale Community League as their Sustainability Director and the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues as the organizer of the Edmonton Community Challenge. She believes strongly in working with local communities and engaging citizens on development projects and initiatives in their neighbourhoods.

Named one of Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 in 2010, Tegan serves as the Past Co-Chair of the Next Gen Committee. An organization supported by the City of Edmonton, Next Gen helps give voice to Edmonton's next generation, people 18 to 40 years of age, in the life and growth of our community.

Daryl Procinsky: Each new challenge is an opportunity! This is the statement that defines Daryl Procinsky and his approach to Architecture.

For Daryl, the design process is the alchemic solution of art and science into buildings and concepts that inspire, stimulate and transform. Through his 29 year career, and as a senior partner of ONPA Architects, he has been responsible for design on unique, public, private, institutional and infrastructure projects of all sizes throughout North America.

Daryl is currently the Board Chair for Port Alberta and sits on the boards of the Consulting Engineers of Alberta, Consulting Architects of Alberta and the Winspear Theatre. He is a Past President of the Alberta Association of Architects and was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in June 2010.

As a student and teacher on the elements of people and motion, Daryl has provided design services in all facets of the transportation world throughout his career:

Believing in creating future leaders through education and life-long learning, Daryl mentors students in environmental design and architecture programs at the Universities of Calgary, Manitoba and Dalhousie.

Wednesday, March 20 • 8:30 – 10:00am

$40

W03 – Energy Efficiency Demystified [PM CO GR]

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Session Sponsored By

A long time ago, designing and building a home relied on 'trial by time' to understand what worked and what failed. With the complex expectations we now place on comfort and efficiency and the almost limitless combinations of designs and materials used, trial by time is no longer practical. We can either hope we get lucky designing and constructing new homes, or we can examine this process using building science which gives us the ability to accurately predict how our choices will perform.

Don't be scared by this session — the graphics and explanations are rich in information and are presented using real world language and examples. This presentation compiles the very best pieces of 26 separate presentations delivered in more than 160 venues across Canada to a combined audience of greater than 16,000 and is received by beginners through to the most seasoned professionals as "easy to understand" and "a fantastic reminder of the way homes really work". This session will serve as the Building Block for a second conference session, "Energy Efficiency – The Details".

Presenter: Murray Frank, Constructive Home Solutions Inc.

Biography: [more]

Murray is recognized as a premier building science specialist in British Columbia and has been instrumental in the development of the understanding of moisture problems, energy performance and sustainability relating to single family and multi-unit residential buildings as well as building envelope concerns relating to commercial, industrial and institutional projects. Murray is an acclaimed educator in his field and has been instrumental in the development and presentation of leading curriculum to the construction industry.

Wednesday, March 20 • 8:30 – 10:00am

$40

W04 – Building a Bid from the Ground Up: Understanding and Navigating the Modern Law of Bidding and Tendering [CO]

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The modern law of bidding and tendering has become far more complex than selecting the lowest priced bidder. Whether you are an owner putting a project out to tender, or a bidder submitting a proposal, you have certain rights and obligations under law. Understanding these rights and obligations is critical to ensuring a successful bid process and timely project completion, and also plays an important role in helping you avoid potentially expensive litigation.

This seminar will provide a general overview of the law of bidding and tendering, including the Contract A / Contract B analysis, the owner's duty of fairness, negotiating with bidders, and the use of exclusion clauses. Practical tips for drafting and responding to tender documents will also be provided and common tendering issues such as bid submission, bid compliance and bid evaluation will be discussed.

Presenter: Paul Ryzuk, Associate, Miller Thomson LLP

Biography: [more]

Paul Ryzuk is a Litigation Lawyer, and Associate in the Edmonton office of Miller Thomson. His practice focuses on construction and professional liability matters on residential, commercial and industrial projects.

Paul has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta, and has also appeared before the Federal Court of Canada. He has assisted clients with construction related matters in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and the Northwest Territories.

Paul has also appeared before the National Energy Board, and has assisted numerous clients with matters under consideration before the Alberta Surface Rights Board and the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board. In addition, Paul is a registered Trade-mark Agent in Canada, and has experience in prosecuting trade-mark applications and defending trade-marks against allegations of infringement.

Prior to beginning his career in law, Paul worked as a geotechnical engineer in Victoria, B.C. on a variety of residential and commercial developments throughout Vancouver Island.

Wednesday, March 20 • 8:30 – 10:00am

$40

W05 – The Secrets To Using Color To Set The Mood In Any Room [AD]

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Color is the most valuable tool you can use to set the mood in any design. Understanding how color, color contrast, and the elements of design work together to create mood is the key to being able to create rooms with mood and style.

Kate Smith will explain how and why people react to color. You may be amazed to find that your color intuition has deep basis in research, history, and even culture, where one color can have vastly different meanings across societies. This overview of color messages and meanings will give you a new perspective on the general responses to color that can affect the color schemes you create.

Then you will discover how color in a living space evokes mood and emotion both consciously or unconsciously. Smith will show you how to overcome the challenge of effectively using color and design to express a mood by understanding how viewers perceive and react to the overall scheme. You will learn how to incorporate psychology, physiology, meanings, and symbolism into your color schemes in a way that infuses your designs with feeling.

You will leave the workshop with a thorough understanding of how to use color to set the mood along with a tips sheet that list the elements that create the 8 moods most often requested by your clients.

Presenter: Kate Smith, Color Expert, Author, Speaker, Chief Color Maven and President, Sensational Color (New York)

Biography: [more]

A childhood love of color turned into a fascination with the interaction of colors during college and then into a career of color trend forecasting and product development. Today, Kate Smith is President and Chief Color Maven at Sensational Color, a company that provides color knowledge and know-how to corporations in the home industry.

Kate is an inspirational keynote speaker and seminar leader, blending color theory and psychology into entertaining and informative talks that bring color to life. With an approachable style and an ability to make complex ideas east to understand, Kate has the gift for inspiring others to find their own color confidence.

Kate's quotes, interviews and articles regularly appear in the media. She has been seen in House Beautiful, InStyle, Family Circle, Cosmopolitan, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and many well-recognized publications. She has been on air any times including appearances on CBS Sunday Morning, the Christopher Lowell Show, and Great Day Houston. Kate is a member of the Color Marketing Group.

Wednesday, March 20 • 11:30am – 1:30pm

$105

W06 – Creating Star Performers — How to Get the Most Out of Others [PM AD CO PD]

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Think of the people who have made a real difference in your life. Was there a boss, teacher, band director, choir instructor, scout leader or athletic coach who influenced you? Was there someone who prompted you to do a little more than you thought you could do, reach a little further than you thought you could reach, or be a little more than you thought that you could be? You can be the person that brings out the best in others. Whether you are a manager working with staff, a colleague working with your peers or an owner working with employees, the lessons learned in this program can help you be the person that others remember as the difference maker in their lives.

Topics:

With the powerful tips you will learn in this seminar, you'll be able to:

  • Identify and eliminate procedures that stifle performance
  • Focus your most creative performers and make them more productive
  • Give feedback that motivates rather than irritates
  • Transform new hires quickly into positive contributors
  • Ease the "Burden of the Urgent" so your best performers can focus on what's most important
  • Monitor performance without making enemies
  • Mentor your star performers without making them the "teacher's pet"
  • Identify the characteristics of your future superstars

Presenter: Kevin Lust, Founder, Lust Development Group Inc.

Biography: [more]

If you've heard Kevin Lust speak, then you know you'd come back to hear him again and again. If you haven't, don't wait any longer.

Through more than 1,800 presentations in 16 countries on four continents, Kevin has reached out to audiences with a message so real it is captivating. As a speaker and trainer, Kevin has toured the United States and Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Rim, delivering programs on a wide range of personal and organizational improvement topics. He has thrilled groups at organizations as Abbott Labs, Walt Disney Imagineering, Singapore Airlines, and the New Zealand Army. The National Speakers Association named him a Certified Speaking Professional, an award granted to less than 500 people in the world at the time.

At 6'8", Kevin is a commanding presence, but his real gift for reaching audiences is rooted in a keen understanding of people and how they do what they do. From a blue-collar family and a business career, Kevin learned the value of hard work by example and experience. He's been a banker and a personnel director, a best-selling author and a consultant, currently owns three businesses and has helped dozens of others start their own businesses in his role as a business advisor. He knows if there's hard way, there's also a smart way. Kevin has devoted his life to helping others find the smart way.

If you are seeking higher standards of performance in your business or personal life, spend a few hours — or even a few minutes — with Kevin Lust. You will find it time well spent.

Wednesday, March 20 • 11:00am – 12:30pm

$40

W07 – First & Jasper Case Study [PM AD CO]

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As landlord, GE Canada Real Estate faced a daunting challenge when EPCOR announced they would be vacating the EPCOR Building, a single tenant office building in the financial core, for a brand new tower that could better accommodate its long term growth. With EPCOR's lease coming to a conclusion, GE assembled a team of consultants to determine the best strategy to re-tenant the property as effectively as possible. This team included Avison Young Commercial Real Estate, Dialog and Ledcor.

Beyond the challenge of an empty office tower, the two adjacent buildings were vacant and untenantable in their current state. In order to maximize the leasability of the office tower, an opportunity existed to develop on the adjacent land and create a combined office and retail complex into the podium level of the tower.

Six months following the departure of EPCOR, 200,000 square feet was leased, bringing the tower to 100% occupancy. The consulting teams introduced numerous elements to garner attention to this project, including:

  • Renovating every square inch of the office tower and introducing a modern environment
  • Developing 50,000 sq feet of new retail and boutique style office space
  • Introduced an innovative marketing campaign using technology rarely used in the local marketplace
  • Rebranded the property "First & Jasper"
  • Linked in the City of Edmonton's initiative to upgrade Jasper Avenue and the Central LRT station into the project's redevelopment
  • Adhering to the latest environmental initiatives by making First & Jasper become one of Edmonton's first LEED-EB Gold office projects

Find out how First & Jasper became a shining example of a team approach that ensured the project would be completed on schedule, mindful of its budget, while fully leasing the office tower within five months of EPCOR moving out, at rental rates higher than its peer group.


Cory Wosnack

Stephen Boyd

Presenters:
Cory Wosnack, Principal, Avison Young
Stephen Boyd, Principal, Dialog

Biographies: [more]

Cory Wosnack, a Principal with Avison Young and in his 17th year with the firm, is an industry leader focusing on Edmonton's office market. Cory has earned his reputation as one of Alberta's most active agents in the market by brokering over 1,000 transactions during his career. Cory has been the recipient of Avison Young's Award of Excellence for the past five consecutive years - a distinction awarded to the firm's top performers in North America. Cory has a lengthy resume representing the needs of tenants to maximize their real estate efficiencies which may include lease renewals, expansions, relocations, subleases and terminations. Cory also has an unmatched track record of turning office listings into fully leased properties, resulting in significant increased asset value. Cory's strengths lie in his ability to create and implement successful marketing strategies for filling the Office Team's exclusive listings.

Stephen Boyd offers our clients outstanding design talent. He brings a unique ability to fi nd creative design solutions that successfully capture our clients' vision within their functional, budget and schedule parameters. He is a hands-on design architect; passionate about design and collaborative by nature. Stephen excels at both the conceptual and planning level and at the resolution of the design details through construction documents and on the construction site.

Wednesday, March 20 • 11:00am – 12:30pm

$40

W08 – Energy Efficiency – The Details [PM CO GR]

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Session Sponsored By

Homes in the past have achieved thermal comfort by installing giant furnaces and burning huge volumes of fuel. This strategy worked in an era where fuel was plentiful and cheap, and when our social conscience for the environment was low. The discussion about "if" for energy efficiency and carbon reduction is now shifting to"how", and this session is focused on exactly how. Simply sealing up a home and stuffing massive amounts of insulation into the walls and attics can have disastrous results if we don't consider the building science of building envelope performance. This session will provide you with the tools to confidently embrace energy efficient designand construction and explains these solutions through 3D animations, video and impressive photography along with highlights of an industry training facility in Alberta.

Presenter: Murray Frank, Constructive Home Solutions Inc.

Biography: [more]

Murray is recognized as a premier building science specialist in British Columbia and has been instrumental in the development of the understanding of moisture problems, energy performance and sustainability relating to single family and multi-unit residential buildings as well as building envelope concerns relating to commercial, industrial and institutional projects. Murray is an acclaimed educator in his field and has been instrumental in the development and presentation of leading curriculum to the construction industry.

Wednesday, March 20 • 11:00am – 12:30pm

$40

W09 – Navigating Condominium Maintenance [PM CO]

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Condominiums are one of the most produced real estate assets available on the market today and are run by volunteers responsible for the assets. These Board members/Owners each feel personally invested in every bill and project being added to the budget, as well as every repair project being undertaken around their homes. During budget-writing time, it's important to remember that a proactive, versus reactive, approach to maintenance can provide an opportunity to catch small issues early, helping prolong the service life of the various buildings components and potentially saving Corporations hundreds of thousands of dollars over the life of the building.

We will walk you through the benefits of proactive maintenance, ways consultants/contractors can become preferred vendors for long term returns, and finally walk you through successes and learning lessons using case studies from two large repair projects. The goal is to educate Property Managers, Contractors, Consultants, Corporations, and Owners alike about the ins and outs of Condominium Maintenance, and how to get the most benefit for all parties.


Chris Love

Jonathan Maynard

Bria Scott

Rose Evans

Presenters:
Chris Love, Project Principal, Halsall Associates
Jonathan Maynard, Project Manager, Halsall Associates
Bria Scott, Property Manager, Associate, Ayre & Oxford Inc.
Rose Evans, General Manager, Ayre & Oxford Inc.

Biographies: [more]

Chris Love brings over 25 years of experience in the assessment of over 700 buildings and associated sites. Over that time he has contributed to the Project Associate, Project Manager, Project Principal, Technical Lead and Subject Matter Expert roles within Halsall. Chris relocated to Calgary in 2006 to open up the Halsall Calgary office, a national consulting engineering firm.

Jonathan Maynard is a technologist with 5 years of experience working with commercial property managers, condominium corporations, and building owners. He is a Project Manager and Practice Coordinator at Halsall, a national consulting engineering firm. Jonathan is also currently the RCI Canadian Prairies Chapter President, and an RRO Exam Revision Taskforce Subject Matter Expert. He moved to the west in 2009, and has been involved in building envelope investigations, roof replacement projects, reserve fund studies, capital planning and pre-purchase due diligence reporting since then.

Bria Scott is RECA Licensed Property Manager with two years' experience specializing in Condominium Property Management with the award-winning firm of Ayre & Oxford Inc. in Edmonton, Alberta. Preceding this was five years of previous experience working with various Property Management firms and non-profits in British Columbia and Alberta. On behalf of her clients, she has been working with her clients and contractors to complete numerous strategic maintenance projects, and make selective investments that have maximized the fiscal and operational well-being of her properties.

Rose Evans is an Accredited Residential Manager, a Certified Property Manager, an Associate Broker, and the General Manager with the award-winning firm of Ayre & Oxford Inc. in Edmonton, Alberta. Rose has been managing a wide range of residential properties, with some commercial properties, for over 15 years. In addition to her work with Ayre & Oxford, Rose has a vision of lifelong learning which has led her to volunteer with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and the Association of Condominium Managers of Alberta (ACMA). She is the current Past President of IREM Edmonton Chapter 54 and a current Director of ACMA.

Wednesday, March 20 • 11:00am – 12:30pm

$40

W10 – How Color Trends Emerge & How To Spot What Colors Are Important To Your Customers [AD]

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Media Sponsor

Did you ever wonder how colour trends come about? You might be surprised that when industry forecasters predict trends, colour is the last thing they look at not the first. Find out what comes before colour and why understanding the influences behind the trends is as important to your business as knowing the current colors.

At the end of this seminar you will understand the three most important influences on trends and how those influences have translated into the colour important in today's marketplace.

The presentation will be a combination of a visually interesting PowerPoint presentation and interactive activities to engage the audience.

Presenter: Kate Smith, Color Expert, Author, Speaker, Chief Color Maven and President, Sensational Color (New York)

Biography: [more]

A childhood love of color turned into a fascination with the interaction of colors during college and then into a career of color trend forecasting and product development. Today, Kate Smith is President and Chief Color Maven at Sensational Color, a company that provides color knowledge and know-how to corporations in the home industry.

Kate is an inspirational keynote speaker and seminar leader, blending color theory and psychology into entertaining and informative talks that bring color to life. With an approachable style and an ability to make complex ideas east to understand, Kate has the gift for inspiring others to find their own color confidence.

Kate's quotes, interviews and articles regularly appear in the media. She has been seen in House Beautiful, InStyle, Family Circle, Cosmopolitan, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and many well-recognized publications. She has been on air any times including appearances on CBS Sunday Morning, the Christopher Lowell Show, and Great Day Houston. Kate is a member of the Color Marketing Group.

Wednesday, March 20 • 2:30 – 4:00pm

$40

W11 – Solar Energy that Works in Western Canada [PM CO GR]

[ AAA=1.5 CO; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

Learn about solar installation in Western Canada that are working. The economics of solar energy have drastically changed in the last few years making it cost competitive with retail grid power in many installations. You don't have to be at the green bleeding edge to install solar anymore. We will compare the cost of a grid tied PV system with continuing to pay the large utilities for grid power. You will be surprised at the results. Solar energy systems can supply electricity or thermal energy and both types of systems work in the right application. A look at other solar applications including solar hot water will be presented. We will also look at how not to install solar. Many examples of "solar as an afterthought" yield poor results and disappointed customers. It is an exciting time for solar energy in Western Canada.

Presenter: David Kelly, President, SkyFire Energy Inc.

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David Kelly, the president of Sedmek Inc and partner at SkyFire Energy Inc has been in the solar industry since 2001. He has been an instructor at Northern Lights College and guest lecturer at the University of Calgary. His credentials include an engineering degree from the University of Waterloo, professional accreditation through APEGGA and APEGBC, CANSIA member and solar thermal installation instructor. David is serving his third term on the CANSIA Board. Married and a father of two, his home is partially powered by a 2kW grid-tied solar system and it uses solar thermal water heating. Sedmek has installed hundreds of solar thermal, photovoltaic and wind energy systems throughout Alberta, BC and NWT. Sedmek is no longer installing and is providing engineering and system supply to dealers throughout Western Canada and is providing training for new and existing installers. SkyFire Energy provides installation services throughout Western Canada and Ontario. Skyfire just completed the largest PV installation in Canada outside of Ontario with a 260 kW system on the Penticton campus of Okanagan College. Skyfire Energy Inc was selected for the Alberta Venture Fast Growth 50 for 2011.

Wednesday, March 20 • 2:00 – 4:00pm

$40

W12 – Changes to the 2010 National Building Code: Preparing for the Next Edition of the Alberta Building Code [PM AD CO]

[ AAA=2.0 CO; BOMI=2.0 CPDs; IDCEC=0.2 CEUs ]

The 2010 National Building Code contains several thousand technical and editorial changes when compared to the 2005 version. The changes impact both the acceptable solutions as well as the objectives and functional statements, and include such things as new major occupancy classifications. This seminar will address the key amendments, providing attendees with a clearer sense of the nature and extent of the changes in preparation for the next edition of the Alberta Building Code.

Presenter: Michael Bodnar, Principal, Sereca Fire Consulting Ltd.

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Michael Bodnar, M.Eng., P.Eng. is a Principal of Sereca Fire Consulting Ltd. and is responsible for the leadership, management and provision of forensic fire investigative and building design services for Sereca's Calgary office. Sereca provides authoritative advice and innovative solutions in design planning and construction, bringing real value through our practical experience with building codes. Sereca is dedicated to providing comprehensive, cost-effective life and safety engineering solutions for new and existing structures. We work closely with architects, developers, and authorities to help them plan and implement their designs while meeting the safety objectives that are required by codes and standards.

Wednesday, March 20 • 2:00 – 4:00pm

$40

W13 – Asbestos!!? What You Should Know Before You Start [PM CO]

[ AAA=2.0 CO; BOMI=2.0 CPDs ]

Do you really know all the hazards in your workplace? Was your building built before 1990? Whether renovating a room or adding onto an existing structure, demoing a wall or scraping a ceiling to place in new lighting; hazardous materials such as asbestos can be found in many building materials. Found in every nook and cranny, residential, commercial and industrial settings have utilized this product in many building materials throughout a 40 year period.

This seminar will look at the materials, testing, procedures and legalities that you should consider prior to starting your job. You will understand the materials in buildings which may contain asbestos and the correct procedures to take while dealing with this common hazardous material.

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

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Over the past 16 years John has worked both in the private and government sectors. While with the government, John gained extensive knowledge of the legislative requirements pertaining to hazardous materials. While in the private sector John began his career as an Environmental Technologist and has retained the positions of Project Coordinator and Senior Project Manager within various environmental safety companies until he began his own company in 2005. As a private consultant, John has worked on and/or managed over 5000 hazardous materials related projects ranging from the identification of hazardous materials to managing large scale hazardous materials removal projects on behalf of the client. As an Industry Leader John enjoys sharing his knowledge and stories with his clients and the public when it comes to hazardous materials.

Wednesday, March 20 • 2:00 – 3:30pm

$40

W14 – Regenerative Energy Efficient Retrofits [PM CO GR]

[ AAA=1.5 CO; BOMI=1.5 CPDs ]

True sustainability should be defined as a lifestyle designed for permanence. It would not be environmentally or economically responsible to try to rebuild commercial buildings faster than due course dictates, so regenerative retrofits are the best answer. This talk will cover how to set regenerative retrofit priorities and offer case studies to illustrate how district energy, bio-fuels, natural gas, cogeneration, solar, wind and geothermal should be assessed, mixed and matched and prioritized to drive towards true sustainability through regenerative retrofits.

Presenter: Dan Cloutier, President, Power Ecosystems Inc.

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Dan Cloutier - President of Power Ecosystems Inc. and has significant expertise in incubating high-growth technology-based companies. Dan was a member of the management team that successfully took Vicom Multimedia public in 1995, he served in senior management and executive capacities with SourceSys of Houston which was sold to Fisher Scientific, FinTech Solutions now Sylogist (TSX: SYZ), and Quorum Information Technologies (TSX: QIS). Dan's first involvement with combined heat and power solutions was as a volunteer Board member of Cardel Place where Dan spearheaded pursuing the first Gold Leed designation in Alberta.

Dan is a native Albertan with a myriad of volunteer experience going back to the early 80's with Clean Calgary, the Calgary Field Naturalists, to the American Marketing Association where he was presented a Special Merit Award to 2009 when Dan was named the Calgary Northstars Hockey Associations Volunteer of the Year.

Wednesday, March 20 • 2:00 – 3:30pm

$40

W15 – Redirecting the Silk Road of Curtain-Wall Systems [PM AD CO]

[ AAA=1.5 CO; BOMI=1.5 CPDs; IDCEC=0.1 CEU ]

Despite the increasing use of glass in buildings, there is no full understanding of the glazing systems from many in the construction industry including owners, architects, code consultants, mechanical and structural engineers. Beside the appearance, many performance parameters are involved in determining the best curtain wall system for a building, such as: daylight, view, thermal performance, condensation risk, security, safety, fire resistance, sound insulation, glass strength, structural adequacy and weather-tightness.

The question, that needs to be answered by architects and engineers, is: "What is the best curtain wall for my building?" For off-the-shelf systems, the answer is relatively easy as those systems have testing and track records. Any deviation from that scenario, and we end up with many unknowns. Furthermore, there is a shift in the North American market for mid to high-rise buildings to use curtain wall systems that are manufactured overseas.

The most efficient tool to verify weather-tightness and structural performance is testing. Understanding the testing procedures and associated standards (ASTM & AAMA) would mitigate errors/mistakes and give confidence in selecting the appropriate curtain wall, especially for a project with international team.

The presentation will discuss RJC experience with overseas systems used on a local high-rise including the advantages and difficulties encountered. In addition, the talk will cover: brief mention of curtain wall history, different curtain wall types. Two case studies will be included throughout.

Presenter: Amir Hassan, Project Engineer, Building Science and Restoration, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

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Amir has 18 years experience in Façade Engineering in the Middle East, Europe and North America. He has worked on very complex projects for both existing buildings and new construction, garnering a wealth of valuable knowledge in many areas within the Building Envelope Engineering.

Wednesday, March 20 • 2:30 – 3:30pm

$40

W16 – Edmonton Arena District [PM AD CO]

[ AAA=1.0 SD; BOMI=1.0 CPD; IDCEC=0.1 CEU ]

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Anchored by a major new world class Sport, Entertainment and Event Venue, the Edmonton Arena District ("EAD") will become an authentic, vibrant, mixed-use neighbourhood intrinsic to the growing success of our Downtown, and therefore to the health of our city and the Capital Region as a whole. Along with other urban initiatives, the EAD will build on the powerful momentum in our near-term urban development. Given its location at the nexus of current urban initiatives, the EAD will create links capable of tying together east to west and north to south in our urban core. Bob Black will share the current vision for the District.

Presenter: Bob Black, Executive Vice President, Edmonton Arena Corp / Katz Group

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Bob Black is Executive Vice President of Rexall Sports & Entertainment, a division of the Katz Group. Born in Yellowknife and raised in Alberta since the age of 2, Mr. Black lives in Edmonton with his wife and four children.

Mr. Black has always enjoyed and played sports including tennis, hockey, football and basketball. Bob coached minor hockey for over a decade and is a Canadian Hockey Association certified coach.

Mr. Black graduated from the University of Alberta (Dean's List) and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1985 and to the Northwest Territories Bar in 1999. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2005. Bob has been a 25 year member, 20 of those as Partner, with Brownlee LLP, a major and very successful Alberta law firm, whose founding father was John Brownlee, a former Alberta Premier. Bob headed up the Litigation Department, sat on the Management Committee of Brownlee LLP for many years and was the firm's representative on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Litigation Counsel, a nationwide affiliation of independent law firms. He also previously served as a student legal volunteer in the Boyle Street Co-op and lectured as a sessional instructor in insurance law at the University of Alberta and the Legal Education Society. During his legal career, Bob has appeared in all levels of Court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Bob has traveled extensively and believes that Edmonton is one of the greatest northern cities in the world. He is keenly interested in working with Edmontonians to take advantage of the present opportunity to help transform Edmonton's downtown to a world class destination for tourism, culture and business.