2016 BUILDEX Edmonton Program Day 1

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

  • 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:
 – Architecture
BC – Building Code
CO – Construction & Renovation
EN – Engineering
ID – Interior Design
PD – Professional Development
PM – Property Management
SB – Sustainability

Tuesday, March 15 • 8:30am–11:30am • EARLY BIRD $100 / REGULAR $125 • ROOM 104

T01 – Successful Project Management Part 1: Avoid Communication Failure

[AR, CO, EN, ID, PM]

[ 3.0 AAA Structured LHs; BOMI 3.0 CPDs; 0.3 IDCEC CEUs ]

The top three project success criteria are user/client involvement, executive management support, and a clear statement of requirements. Malfunction in these areas lead to the most commonly cited reason for poor project performance: communication failure. Your achievement as a Project Manager is directly tied to your ability to communicate effectively and influence the stakeholders. This session will increase awareness of your own personal communication style, how you impact others, communication styles, filters, generational diversity in the workplace, communications protocols, channels, and processes.

Tina Vigneux

Tina Vigneux, Vice President, Atocrates Project Sciences International

Tina heads up the Atocrates Project Sciences’ Windsor office, giving leadership to all our initiatives in the Southwestern Ontario region spanning the three major urban centres of Windsor, London, and Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge (KWC).

Tina is an award winning Senior Advisor/Professor supporting the Project Management Masters Certificate Program, Atocrates Centre for Project Sciences, Canada’s Project & Organizational Performance Specialist™, as well as a Professor in the School of Engineering; School of Skilled Trades at St. Clair College. Tina as Program Director, gives leadership to the Atocrates Masters Certificate in Project Management for General Contractors (MC4GC). She is a competent and enthusiastic instructor with an aptitude for performing under pressure demonstrating a proven ability to work successfully with students, facilitators, customers, suppliers and industry professionals bringing projects from concept to completion.

Tina continues to advise and consult as an architect/designer in the areas of Architecture, Building Design & Construction, effective use of AutoCAD, as well as Project Planning, Estimating & Specifications with Mady Development Corporation; Royal Palace Homes; Masterpiece Homes; Mark B. Koppelo & Associates; Southwood Lakes Holdings Inc in Canada & the USA.

Tina is a certified member of the Project Management Institute. In 2012 she received the Atocrates Outstanding Contribution Award for her coordination and management of the Masters Certificate in Project Management in Southwestern Ontario.

Tuesday, March 15 • 8:30am–10:30am • EARLY BIRD $55 / REGULAR $65 • ROOM 108

T02 – Implementing Energy Standard NECB 2011 with the ABC 2014: Design and Building Permit Application Requirements

[CO, EN, ID, SB]

[ AAA 2.0 Structured LHs; BOMI 2.0 CPDs; 0.2 IDCEC HSW-Building Code CEUs ]

As of November 1, 2015 construction projects regulated in accordance with the Alberta Building Code (ABC) must be designed in compliance with the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) 2011 edition. Provincially trained Safety Codes Officers will be certified to handle Energy Codes as part of the permitting, inspection and approvals process. All relevant professionals will be required to comply with the applicable provisions of the adopted NECB, including architects, interior designers, engineers, and surveyors.

Three compliance paths are available (prescriptive, trade-off and performance) requiring either a checklist or report submitted with construction drawings as part of the building permit application. The authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) will require confirmation that your building design complies prior to issuing a building permit. Don’t risk the possibility of a rejection of your building permit resulting in a delay in your project.

Learn how the new energy code may affect the design and construction of your projects, in particular:

  • NECB 2011 code requirements
  • How to incorporate provisions of NECB 2011 in electrical design
  • Submission requirements for building permit
  • Project types applicable to NECB 2011
  • Where NECB 2011 is not applicable
  • Alternative options to NECB 2011
  • Lessons learned from the implementation of NECB 2011 in BC

This seminar is suitable for all stakeholders involved with the design, construction and inspection of projects regulated by ABC, including Building Owners, Developers, Project Managers, Architects, Interior Designers, Code Consultants, Electrical Engineers, Electrical Contractors and Inspection Authorities administering enforcement of NECB 2011.

Sunny Ghataurah

Sunny Ghataurah, Director, AES Engineering

Presenter Sunny Ghataurah is a professional electrical engineer with more than 22 years of experience in the construction industry including the implementation of NECB 2011. He has successfully led projects through the new permitting and occupancy procedures in British Columbia where compliance with the NECB 2011 has been legally mandated since December 2013.


Tuesday, March 15 • 10:15am–11:30am • EARLY BIRD $40 / REGULAR $50 • ROOM 109

T03 – Developers Roundtable

[AR, CO, EN, ID, PM]

[ 1.0 AAA Structured LHs; 1.0 BOMI CPDS ]

This presentation will provide an overview of proposed and existing development projects in the City and surrounding areas, touching on different property sectors such as industrial, office, and retail. Esteemed panelists will discuss market trends, highlighting the challenges and opportunities that exist for the local marketplace. Panelists will provide a future forward look, sharing insights on changing market demands and what to expect over the coming year.

Darryl McGavigan

Brad Hoffman

Richard Knibbs

Matthew Woolsey

Darryl McGavigan, Associate Vice President, Industrial l Brokerage, Colliers International

Brad Hoffman, Vice President, Western Canada, Panattoni Development
Richard Knibbs, Vice President, Leasing & Land Sales, Remington
Matthew Woolsey, President, York Realty Inc.