2017 CDBI conference

Conference Program

 

Thursday October 12           Friday October 13

Thursday October 12, 2017

 

registration

08:00 – 16:00

Registration


lunch

08:00 – 09:00

Continental Breakfast


Opening remarks

09:00 – 09:15

Opening Remarks and Introductions
Elisa Brandts, Uel McFall, Paul Stocco


sessions

09:15 – 10:15

How Calgary’s Economic Climate Is Impacting Construction Industry
This session will provide a brief overview of the state of affairs in Calgary since the most recent economic downturn. The presenter will talk about what the city is doing to help bolster the building and development industry and provide insight as to his projections about the economic recovery.
Malcolm (Mac) Logan


sessions

10:15 – 11:15

Risky Business—How to Transfer Risk and Improve Process on P3s and DBs
The purpose of P3 projects was to pass risks from the owner to the proponent team where the risks could then be allocated to the appropriate organizations best able to handle the risks: finance risk on the financier, building risk on the builder, design risk on the architect, and operating costs and energy on the operator. But in reality no one really wants the risk and often the risks get directed to the organizations least able to handle them.
This presentation will discuss who should take the risks on and how much risk the owner should give the proponent. The following points will be covered:
• Risk from owner;
• Risk from P3 team;
• Risk from the consultant’s side; and
• Who should own the risks?
The appropriate attention to risk is one of the core fundamentals of P3s and DBs. Determining the project risk allocation from the onset and implementing processes to track the risks are major contributors to a smoothly run project.
Dean Kaardal


break

11:15 – 11:30

Break


sessions

11:30 – 12:30

Conversation with Calgary Cancer Project
The Calgary Cancer Project is a significant investment in public infrastructure made by the government of Alberta. It is anticipated to have a major impact on the provincial health care system, cancer care outcomes in Southern Alberta, and to be a local economic driver during construction and operations. Ernst & Young and Arup Canada are providing key consulting services to Alberta Infrastructure in the delivery of the project. Project leaders from these three organizations will examine key elements of the project delivery strategy and the production of deliverables that are determining success.
Mike Durtnall, Kevin Gue, Tim Philpotts


lunch

12:30 – 14:00

Luncheon: Is Our Industry Broken – Can It Be Fixed?
To understand our state and the potential solutions we need to first understand the structure of the industry, the symptoms and the causes behind where we are. Drawing on his extensive experience, his unique delivery style and sense of humour, Bill Black will explore these issues, outline why this is an industry worth saving and help us understand that the buck stops with us.
Bill Black


sessions

14:00 – 15:00

Mechanical Contracting in Design-Build World
Energy efficiency and renewable energy are becoming the dominant trend of new construction. This presentation focuses on the role and perspective of the mechanical design-builder. The presentation will compare the bid/spec and design-build mentality, explain the great variability of mechanical systems, and also detail how new regulations are enabling innovation. Recent case studies will be used.
Jim Gallacher, Henry Leung


sessions

15:00 – 16:00

Virtual Design Environments in a Design-Build-Finance Project
When the VivaNext Bus Rapidway Transit System project was proposed, planners were already aware that installing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on dedicated lanes in the middle of a highly-urbanized arterial road in Toronto would have a big impact on residents, commuters and pedestrians. Ultimately, these lanes would connect a newly-built subway station with urban centers in the Great Toronto Area region, and would help the travel needs of growing communities along the expansion route, but it needed to be done faster and smarter. Under the stress of a hyper-speed design-build schedule and a public-private partnership (P3) project delivery model, the joint venture team looked to cloud-based environment and a mandatory, virtual, collaborative building information modelling (BIM) workflow to take the headache out of delivering this $500-million project.
Juan Camilo Barrera, Brent Mauti


social

16:00 – 18:00

CDBI Networking Cocktail Reception
Come relax and indulge in delicious refreshments while mingling with your fellow delegates and speakers. Bring your business cards!


 

Friday October 13, 2017

 

registration

08:00 – 12:00

Registration


lunch

08:00 – 08:15

Continental Breakfast


Opening remarks

08:15 – 09:00

CDBI Annual General Meeting & College of Fellows Presentation
All delegates are welcome!


sessions

09:00 – 09:50

Light Rail Transit:  Transforming the City of Surrey
The City of Surrey will grow from its current population of 540,000 to 850,000 in approximately 25 years. To accommodate the growth and travel needs, the city is committed to the construction of a 27-km light rail transit (LRT) network that will connect the city centre to other town centres and to Langley. The city is clear that the LRT is more than a transport project and that it is an essential catalyst to transform Surrey into connected, complete and livable communities, making the city and the region more vibrant, accessible, competitive and sustainable. Phase 1 of the project will entail 10.5 km of urban style, low floor, centre-running LRT connecting Surrey City Centre, and Guildford and Newton Town Centres with construction start planned for 2019.
Paul Lee


sessions

09:50 – 10:50

Owners’ Panel
The panel will discuss in an open forum with all attendees some current concerns for the construction industry.
Mark Liedemann, Neil McFarlane, Simon Rainsbury


break

10:50 – 11:10

Break


sessions

11:10 – 12:00

Introduction to CCDC Integrated Project Delivery Contract
The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) will be unveiling its inaugural Canadian standard integrated project delivery (IPD) contract form. Two members of the IPD task team will explain how this new contract form incorporates the unique principles, relationships and approaches characteristic of the IPD methodology.
Elisa Brandts, Neil McFarlane


lunch

12:00 – 13:00

Luncheon: CDBI Design-Build Award of Excellence
Presentation of the CDBI awards that recognize excellence in Canada’s design-build industry.


Opening remarks

13:00 – 13:30

Wrap-up and Concluding Remarks
Uel McFall


social

13:45 – 15:00

Tour: Discover the National Music Centre Building
Optional tour, pre-registration mandatory. Meet at the hotel lobby at 13:45 to walk to the museum together.


Members:
  • Robert J. Bourgon & Associates Ltd. o/a Bourgon Construction 
  • Yukon Government
  • Crossey Engineering Ltd.
  • Lafarge Canada Inc.
  • Performance Excellence Institute
  • EllisDon Corporation
  • Dorken Systems Inc.
  • Marshall Tittemore Architects
  • Marshall Tittemore Architects
  • Emil Anderson Construction (EAC) Inc.
  • Northbridge Financial Corporation
  • Colin Lawson Projects Ltd.
  • Haywood Design
  • OML Construction Services Ltd.
  • Amec Foster Wheeler E & I
  • Con-Tech General Contractors Ltd.
  • ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd.
  • Allen entrepreneur général
  • Plainsman Companies
  • Construction Cogela Inc.
  • Habitat Construction Matane (1986) inc.
  • Cosoltec inc.
  • Camdon Construction Ltd.
  • Lainco Inc.
  • North Shore Engineering Inc.
  • EBC Inc.
  • Capital Decisions Inc.
  • Truest Quantity Surveyors
  • Saint Joseph Developments Ltd.
  • Wiebe’s Steel Structure
  • Deltro Group Ltd.
  • CH2M Hill Canada Limited
  • Global Mechanical Ltd.
  • Saskatchewan Construction Association
  • Marco Maritimes Limited
  • Stuart Olson Construction Inc.
  • PME Inc. (EllisDon Group of Companies)
  • CAP Management Services Ltd
  • Greystone Project Management Inc.
  • EllisDon Corporation
  • Bale Project Consulting
  • Westview Engineering Ltd.
  • M & G Reno
  • Cowan Insurance Group
  • Corporation of the Town of Newmarket
  • Tech-Line Design
  • Broccolini Construction (Ottawa) Inc.
  • EllisDon Construction Services Inc.
  • Michael + Clark Construction
  • Armtec LP
  • GeoSolv Design/Build Inc.
  • BC Comfort Air Conditioning Limited
  • Onespace Unlimited Inc.
  • Elgabry Engineering Inc.
  • Miller Paving Northern
  • Venerino V.P. Panici Architects Inc.
  • Grand Valley Construction Association
  • Stuart Olson Construction Inc.
  • AMICO Design Build Inc.
  • ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd.
  • Lidio Romanin Construction Company Limited
  • Collaborative Structures Limited
  • Mark V Wilson Builder/Contractor Co. Ltd.
  • SpaceMakers Construction Services Inc.
  • Hidi Rae Consulting Engineers Inc.
  • J.W. Lindsay Enterprises Limited
  • Concrete Floor Contractors Association
  • Ryfan Electric
  • COWI North America Ltd.
  • Birnie Electric Limited
  • Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Canada
  • Morsky Management Group Ltd.
  • SPEC Construction Incorporated
  • SAJO Inc.
  • GDB Constructeurs
  • Collings Johnston Inc.
  • Golder Associates Ltd.
  • RPM Consulting Services Inc.
  • P.M. Associates Ltd.
  • R. J. Burnside & Associates Limited
  • Marquardt Mechanical
  • H.H. Angus & Associates Ltd.
  • Key West Engineering ltd.
  • Bouygues Building Canada Inc.
  • Salter Pilon Architecture Inc.
  • Erith Project Consultants Inc.
  • Geo. A. Kelson Company Ltd.
  • Schoeck Canada Inc.
  • Western Surety Company
  • Humboldt Electric Ltd.
  • CIMA Canada Inc.
  • NCC Development Limited
  • Qikiqtaaluk Corporation
  • VVI Construction Ltd.
  • Associated Engineering
  • StructureCraft Builders Inc.
  • Copcan Contracting Ltd.
  • Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd.
  • Simpson Building Contractors Ltd.
  • The University of Toronto
  • Omega & Associates Engineering Ltd.
  • Greyback Construction Ltd.
  • Town of Caledon
  • MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP
  • Whitemud Ironworks Group
  • Sika Canada Inc.
  • Marshall – Lee Construction Corp.
  • R.V. Aderson Associates Limited
  • Carlyle & Associates
  • PNR Railworks Inc.
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Uel McFall Consulting Inc.
  • DIALOG
  • Metro Vancouver
  • Flynn Canada Ltd.
  • Garritano Bros. Ltd.
  • Carillion Canada Inc.
  • ONPA Architects
  • Canam Group
  • Neilson Architecture Ltd.
  • Smith + Andersen Consulting Engineering
  • Wilhelm Construction Services Inc.
  • Eldico Group Inc.
  • SNC Lavalin Construction (Ontario) Inc.
  • London & District Construction Association
  • Marshall Tittemore Architects
  • Marshall Tittemore Architects
  • Autodesk
  • Scott Construction Ltd.
  • B&B Heavy Civil Construction
  • verTerra Corp.
  • Morrison Hershfield Limited
  • Harvey Architecture
  • Trow Project Services Inc.
  • M&L General Contracting Ltd.
  • Hall Constructors
  • Ausenco Sandwell
  • Colliers International Toronto
  • City of Saskatoon
  • Integrated Designs Inc.
  • Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services (Kelowna) Inc.
  • Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd.
  • Stantec Consulting Limited
  • Boffo Building Inc.
  • Beaudoin 3990591 Canada Inc.
  • Dora Construction
  • Architecture49 Inc.
  • Bel-Con Design-Builders Ltd.
  • City of Kelowna
  • R.F. Binnie & Associates
  • Graham Group Ltd.
  • Kasian Architecture
  • BBS Construction (Ontario) Ltd.
  • Dowland Contracting Ltd.
  • Western Industrial Contractors Ltd.
  • Wylie-Crump Limited
  • Encon Group Inc.
  • Redwood Construction Ltd.
  • Guy Architects
  • DFS Design Firm Seminars
  • Brownlee LLP
  • Walker Environmental Group Inc.
  • Brock University
  • Coldbox Builders
  • All-Win Contracting Ltd.
  • Lalande & Doyle Architects
  • Urban Electrical Contractors
  • Lloyd Sadd Insurance
  • GeoXperts
  • Mr. Patrick Glorieux
  • KMA Contracting Inc.
  • Ledcor Construction Limited
  • C&H Fire Suppression Systems Inc.
  • E.S. Fox Ltd.
  • Butler Buildings (Canada)
  • Bing Thom Architects
  • Scott Builders Inc.
  • Urban Systems Ltd.
  • Partnerships BC
  • Pomerleau Inc.
  • ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd.
  • Bockstael Construction (1979) Ltd.
  • Omicron Architecture Engineering Construction Ltd.
  • Hatch
  • Stephenson Engineering Ltd.
  • McElhanney Engineering Services Ltd.
  • Ira McDonald Construction Limited
  • Infrastructure Ontario
  • Fowler Bauld & Mitchell Ltd.
  • G.J. Cahill & Company Limited
  • CEI Architecture Planning Interiors
  • Seagate Construction Inc.
  • Patrick S.G. Martins
  • Massicotte Construction Ltd.
  • Caspian Construction Inc.
  • Taplen Construction Inc.
  • WSP Canada Inc.
  • Urbacon
  • L. J. Barton Mechanical Inc.
  • McCaine Electric Ltd.
  • Iredale Group Architecture
  • McDonald Bros. Construction
  • CANA Construction Ltd.
  • McLean Young Construction Ltd.
  • Kemway Contractors Ltd.
  • Hemisphere Engineering Inc.
  • Premiére Design-Construction Inc.
  • Sprint Insight Inc.
  • First Gulf Inc.
  • Continental Automated Building Association
  • Alberici Constructors Ltd.
  • Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd
  • Integrated Building & Design Corporation
  • House Brand Construction Ltd.
  • The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • AMAN Building Corporation
  • Robertson Bright Inc.
  • Chandos Construction Ltd.
  • Reinders + Rieder Ltd.
  • Con-Drain Company (1983) Ltd.
  • B + H Architects
  • Cooper Construction Limited
  • Kenaidan Contracting Ltd.
  • St Marys Cement Inc.
  • Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd.
  • Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd
  • KTA Structural Engineers Ltd.
  • CBCL Limited, Consulting Engineers
  • KGS Group
  • Rosati Construction Inc.
  • Moriyama & Teshima Architects
  • Reid & Deleye Contractors Ltd.
  • Halsall Associates Ltd.
  • Van Alstine Project Management Ltd.
  • WSP Canada Inc.
  • Randall Plumbing & Heating Limited
  • MacLean Construction Ltd.
  • Rambow Mechanical Ltd.
  • Architecture49 Inc.
  • Adjeleian Allen Rubeli Limited Structural Consulting Engineers
  • Bird Construction Company
  • Travelers Guarantee Company of Canada
  • Comstock Canada Ltd.
  • Pro Electric Inc.
  • McKay – Cocker Construction Limited
  • Drycore Electric 2002 Inc.
  • Monteith Building Group Ltd.
  • Guild Electric Limited
  • Botting & Associates Alberta Ltd.
  • Clark Builders
  • Hayman Construction Inc.
  • Parsons
  • Rikjak Projects Inc.
  • Timbro Design Build
  • Miller Paving Limited
  • Colliers Project Leaders
  • Knappett Projects Inc.
  • Stantec Architecture Ltd.
  • Alberta Infrastructure
  • OZZ Electric Inc.
  • Ball Construction Inc.
  • The Guarantee Company of North America
  • Dineen Construction Corporation
  • Ernst Hansch Construction Ltd.
  • Department of National Defence
  • Three Way Builders Ltd.
  • Alliance Energy Ltd.
  • Doran Contractors Limited
  • John G. Davies Architect Incorporated
  • Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd.
  • B.D. Stevens Limited
  • B.A. Blacktop Ltd.
  • PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
  • Olympic Construction Limited
  • Aviva Insurance Company of Canada
  • Farmer Construction Ltd.
  • Wales McLelland Construction
  • Black & McDonald Limited
  • Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Defence Construction Canada
  • Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd.
  • City of Chilliwack
  • Bot Construction Limited
  • Petrela Winter & Associates Insurance Brokers
  • Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
  • Ed Brunet & associÈs inc.
  • Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
  • M. Sullivan & Son Limited
  • Revay and Associates Limited
  • MMM Group
  • EllisDon Corporation
  • Marid Industries Limited
  • grc architects
  • Buttcon Limited
  • Aird & Berlis LLP Barristers and Solicitors
  • Aecon Buildings, a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.