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Property Management

Universal Design: What Property Managers and Owners Need to Know


Description:

Is your building compliant with the 2012 Ontario Building Code (OBC) Section 3.8 “Barrier-Free Design” requirements? This session will help further develop your understanding of the AODA and its relation to the OBC accessibility amendments that came into effect January 1, 2015. There are assessment guidelines and evaluations that will help identify the areas that require improvement in the building....

Sponsors: Pacific Paving and Facility Plus

Property Management

Roof Performance and Longevity: Challenges and Rewards in Replacement or Repair

Description:
Previous or current roof performance combined with the extent of deterioration are what lead you to consider replacement of industrial, commercial and institutional roofing. Using case studies and lessons learned to save you money and maximize your investment, this session will address factors that contribute to roofing failure so you can make informed decisions on replacement or repair of aged roofing systems...

Sponsors: Pacific Paving and Facility Plus

Property Management

Ontario’s Energy-Saving Programs: Success Stories from the Commercial Sector

Description:
Existing programs have been refined and redesigned to capture the full potential for energy efficiency and whole building energy management to optimize savings. This session will focus on customer successes in the commercial sector relating to Save on Energy conservation programs with a focus on business case wins and the non-energy benefits of conservation programs...

Sponsor: Toronto Hydro

Construction, Project Management, Renovation

Why “Total Precast” Should be Your Next Build System


Description:
“Total Precast” buildings have become one of the latest building trends across Southern Ontario, although the technology has been around internationally for decades. Join one of the leading industry suppliers as they break down some of the key components to making “Total Precast” buildings successful. This session will touch on what a “Total Precast” structure is and discuss the advantages and benefits of using this type of building system....
Sponsor: Stubbe's Precast

Property Management

Making Retail Rentals More Competitive with Energy and Mechanical Equipment Management

Description:
From strip plazas to large shopping malls, there’s 284 million square feet of rentable retail space in Canada. Many owners and operators don’t understand how their energy costs are made up so that they can manage and protect their assets. Attend this seminar to learn about available sub-metering solutions for active energy monitoring and management; how a pay-per-use model for utilities can translate to more attractive rental rates; and how to plan capital investments and maintain operational health...

Sponsor: Enercare

Property Management

Facades For the Future



Description:
Facades are important. Thermally broken façade systems help us reach our environmental goals. Climate change is demonstrating more erratic weather patterns. How do we engineer our Facades to deliver superior thermal performance, embody less energy and confront threats of climate change impact?...

Sponsor: Engineered Assemblies

Construction

Blockchain Technology and the Building Industry


Description:
Blockchain is the cutting edge technology upon which Bitcoin is built and is seen by many as the next step in the evolution of how we do business on the internet. This seminar will concentrate on Smart Contracts and how they can help eliminate late payments in the building industry and on building an online economy around transacting on, sharing and storing our digital building information...

Sponsor: Arkilio Construction Marketplace

Design, Innovation

Spray Foam Design and Inspection Considerations in Air Barrier Systems


Description:
Spray foam offers many benefits in the building envelope. Learn more on how to use spray foam as an air barrier system while performing as a vapour/weather barrier and providing continuous insulation...

Sponsor: WALLTITE

Construction, Project Management, Renovation

Saving Gas, $, and GHGs – Driving Improvements in Office Building Performance and Energy Efficiency

Description:
Enbridge Gas Distribution provides owners of office buildings with generous energy efficiency incentives and expert consulting to help lower energy costs. Learn how working with Enbridge can help put you on the path to reduced energy costs. This presentation will explore Enbridge’s free programs and services designed to benefit building owners, operators, contractors and equipment distributors to drive improvements in building performance and energy efficiency...

Sponsor: Enbridge Gas Distribution

Property Management

The Forgotten Waste Area


Description:
Waste areas get attention when there is an issue, and the rest of the time, they are forgotten. Sustainability is a key factor in future success; this session will look at best practices that position your business well to avoid the issues that originate in the waste area...

Sponsor: BINPAK Compactors

Property Management

Technology and Payment Trends in Rental Property Management 


Description:
Financial technology (FinTech) and payment revolution is rapidly changing the business landscape, with automation and integrated payments affecting all verticals – from big banks to manufacturers, transportation and even high-tech. However, no other industry will be affected more in the near term than the residential rental market space, where property managers are servicing consumers (tenants)....

Sponsor: PayProp Canada

Construction

Addressing Security and Deployment Complexities for Smart Buildings of Tomorrow

Description:
We will discuss the fundamental groundwork for a better understanding about smart buildings and provide takeaways and practices you can use every day; learn how early adopters are developing and implementing integrated smart building solutions for all building types for the purpose of capturing the full value of building automation and a proposed architecture to help you get started....

Sponsor: Yorkland Controls

Property Management

What you need to know about Disasterous Events in Your Buildings and How they should be Handled

Description:
This presentation will educate property managers about how losses should be handled...

Sponsor: Diresco 

Construction, Renovation

The Future of Home Builder Regulation and Statutory Warranty in Ontario

Description:
Spend an insightful 90 minutes with Tarion’s team of stakeholder education experts, getting a glimpse into the future of home builder regulation and statutory warranty coverage in Ontario. This seminar is a must for builders, trades and anyone impacted by new home builder regulation or the statutory warranty...

Sponsor: Tarion Warranty

Construction

Managing Complex Building Envelope Issues with Tilt-up Construction


Description:
This session will be an in-depth look at how the simplicity of tilt-up construction allows architects, engineers and builders to easily achieve continuity in the building envelope and insulation system without compromising design, functionality, or performance...

Sponsor: Tilt Wall

Architecture, Construction

Designing with Fire Rated Glass


Description:
Designing with Fire Rated Glass by SAFTI FIRST is a must-have for all design professionals. This program empowers you to choose the correct...

Sponsor: Safti 

Construction

Reimagining Project Controls


Description:
When it comes to project management, control is everything...

Sponsor: Trimble

Construction

Why 2017 is the Year to Retire Your Project Management System

Description:
Learn about the next generation of construction software. Software that is built with your team...

Sponsor: Procore

Construction, Design

Technical Update: Tile & Stone Project Specification Essentials

Description:
This session will address tile and stone selection including life-cycle flooring costs and other...

Sponsor: Stone Tile International

Construction, Design

New Generation Kitchens & Bathrooms: Insights to Future Trends

Description:
Kitchen and bath trends are constantly changing along with consumer preferences...

Sponsor: Schluter Systems

Construction, Design

Stone Roundtable: Game Changers Influencing the Market

Description:
The Canadian stone industry is evolving at a rapid rate. This panel will address today’s game...

 

Construction, Design

Tile the Natural Choice: How Tile Contributes to Green, Sustainability and LEED Certification

Description:
The session will provide an overview of new systems and products for tile...

Sponsor: Schluter Systems (Canada)

Construction

The Survival Guide for Contractors



Description:

From safety to financials, and everything in between, find out what you need to know...

Sponsor: Procore

Property

Update on New Energy Conservation Programs to Optimize Savings


Description:
This webinar focuses on the new offerings to the Save on Energy conservation programs offered...

Sponsor: Toronto Hydro

Property

Trends and Best Practices: Sub-metering and Utility Cost Allocation for Mixed-use Developments

Speaker(s):
Kevin Neild, Director of Revenue Assurance & Customer Care Operations at Enercare Connections

Description:

With the growing population of mixed-use multi-residential and commercial buildings, developers and building operators are faced with technical sub-metering...

 

Property

Building Envelope Assessment: Learn How to Identify the Issues that Cost Money

Speaker(s):
Bob Marashi, Principal at Accent Building Sciences Inc. P.Eng., BSSO

Description:

This presentation will look at identifying and assessing the typical issues with the building envelope in older multi-residential buildings and what can be done to deal with them using case studies...

 

De-Bug the Building Code:
How to Make Complying with
NECB Simple

Speaker(s):
Carl Storms, Senior Applications Expert at IMAGINiT Technologies

Description:

What do you do when your building must comply with codes? How can you navigate all the systems involved in a project simply and effectively – and keep errors to a minimum? Join us for a one-hour presentation...

Sponsor: IMAGINiT Technologies

Property

High Diversion Material Recovery Emerges

Speaker(s):
Mark Badger, President at Urban Resource Group

Description:

High density housing growth is rapidly expanding throughout the GTA. High Diversion material recovery offers an effective method of advancing the recovery of recyclable and organic materials and brings knowledge-based jobs to the community...

 

Construction

Build It Better With Steel: Faster, Cheaper, Safer and Greener

Speaker(s):
Tareq Ali, Director of Marketing & Communications at Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC-ICCA) RPM

Description:

Structural Steel is one of the most versatile and sustainable building materials on the planet. Learn about innovations and advancements in the steel industry...

 

Innovation, Property

Using Internet of Things (IoT) to Improve Maintenance Outcomes

Speaker(s):
Juliet Pagliaro Herman, Director of Service Marketing and Product Management at Johnson Controls

Description:

This presentation will discuss how IoT technologies can streamline the maintenance process, improving reliability and mean time to repair...

 

Property

Building Confidence Through Transparency

Speaker(s):
Carmelo Lipsi, Director, Valuation and Customer Relations at Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)
Greg Martino, Director, Valuation and Customer Relations at Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)

Description:

This fall, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) will mail a Property Assessment Notice to every farm and business property owner in Ontario...

 

Property

Minimize the Impact of Cap and Trade Through Energy Efficiency

Speaker(s):
Rocky Mancini, Small Commercial & Industrial Sales Team Lead at Enbridge Gas Distribution

Description:

This presentation will provide an
overview of the new cap and
trade program from a natural gas
distribution perspective...

 

Building for 2020: Climate Change Resilience Readiness

Speaker(s):
Philip Rizcallah, Director, Research and Development, Program Leader at National Research Council

Description:

The National Research Council of
Canada (NRC) will begin work
this year...

Sponsors: National Research Council

Building for 2020: Climate Change Resilience Opportunities

Speaker(s):
Christine de Groot, Evaluation Officer at National Research Council

Description:

This second of two sessions will focus on the expected opportunities that may be present, to develop new materials, technologies and processes...

 

Construction

A Look at Energy Efficient Concrete Tilt-up Buildings

Speaker(s):
James Baty, Technical Director at Tilt-Up Concrete Association

Description:

The session will be an in-depth look into how an internally insulated concrete tilt-up wall can greatly improve the energy efficiency of the building envelope...

 

Property

Modern Re-Roofing Methods for Low-Slope Roofs

Speaker(s):
Jean LeBeau, President at MJ Building Envelope Solutions

Description:
This information-packed webinar will address different methods of retrofitting an old roof using contemporary roofing membranes. Learn from leading global experts...

Design, Property

Architectural Glass Exteriors: Important Changes to Building Codes and Standards

Speaker(s):
John Carpenter, President at ClearStream Architectural

Description:
This session will focus on government guidelines and glass technology, major float glass technology, fabricated glass technologies, solving design challenges...

Property

Turn-Key Energy Management Solutions

Speaker(s):
Jason Schembri, Energy Services Manager at OZZ Electric
Imran Noorani, Director, Regulatory at Canadian RiteRate Energy

Description:
Energy Management is a guaranteed way to reduce operational costs of a building...

Property

Conservation First Framework: Program Updates to Optimize Savings

Speaker(s):
Jennifer Grado, Lead CDM Business Development (Commercial) at Toronto Hydro P.Eng.

Description:
This session will focus on
the new changes to the
SAVEONENERGY conservation programs
offered through your local hydro companies...

Construction, Design

Murphy’s Law: Unintended Consequences of Building Envelope Design and Construction

Speaker(s):
Kevin Day, Director at Dryvit Systems Canada
Andrea Yee B.Sc.E., Project Manager at WSP Canada Inc.

Description:
Unintended consequences? Murphy’s Law takes no prisoners, particularly with the building envelope...

Construction, Design

Pushing the Envelope: Impacts of Enclosure Commissioning on Your Projects

Speaker(s):
Nastassja Pearson, Project Manager at WSP Canada Inc.
Andrea Yee B.Sc.E., Project Manager at WSP Canada Inc.
Description:
Commissioning and re-commissioning building mechanical systems is common practice...

Construction

Leadership Workshop on Project Management: The Core of Competitiveness

Speaker(s):
Darya Duma, Vice President at Procept Associates Ltd.
Description:
Developing project leaders is key to organizational success in
the building industry...

Construction

Take Control:
How to Tame your Energy Costs
in a Wild Market

Speaker(s):
Chris Loughren, Manager, Commercial Energy Solutions at Bruce Power Direct
Description:
The rapid increase in electricity cost in the past 5 years has been challenging for business...

Property

Building Automation Systems (BAS) and the Built Environment: Improving your Facilities Energy Efficiency

Speaker(s):
Stephen Dixon, President at TdS Dixon
Description:
Stephen Dixon has developed training for Enbridge Gas Distribution customers to increase engagement with participants...

Property

Using Data Analytics to Improve Building Operational Efficiency: Real World Examples

Speaker(s):
John Petze, Partner at SkyFoundry
Description:
The session will help owners and operators “find what matters” in the vast amount of data produced by today’s smart systems...

Property

“It’s Not a Cover-Up!” Roofing 2.0: What You Need to Know About Modern Commercial Roofing Applications

Speaker(s):
Richard Ruppert, Architectural Services Manager at Firestone Building Products Canada
Description:
Commercial roofing has evolved rapidly over the past decade...

Bright, Ventilated, and Upper Level Feel Basements

Speaker(s):
Ken Shinaut, General Manager at Boman Kemp Basement Window Systems
Description:
The presentation “sheds light”
on the basement and how
it can be transformed to an
entirely different level of living...

Property

Effectively Managing Your Electricity Use: saveONenergy Conservation Programs

Speaker(s):
Joe Bilé, Manager, CDM Program Delivery & Business Development at Toronto Hydro
Description:
Ontario electricity utilities are transitioning to the new Conservation First Framework in 2015, and there has been some uncertainty...

Property

Measuring, Allocating and Managing Utility Expenses in Mixed Use Developments

Speaker(s):
Scott Beneteau, VP, Sales at Enercare
Omar Salihbegovic, Supervisor, Mechanical & Electrical Buildings Business Line at WSP Canada
Description:
Measuring and allocating utility costs in mixed use developments is becoming a challenge...

Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Property, Renovation

Under the “Honesty” Microscope: A New Approach to Reading Construction Claims

Speaker(s):
Sandra Astolfo, Partner at WeirFoulds LLP
Description:
In late 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada recognized an “organizing principle” of good faith and a duty to act honestly during the performance of a contract...

Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Property, Renovation

The Construction Lien Act:
What is It?
What are the Implications?

Speaker(s):
Glenn Ackerley, Partner at WeirFoulds LLP
Description:
The Prompt Payment Act proposed in 2014 did not become law, but the issues that led to the introduction of this Bill remain a major item of concern to the construction industry...

Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Property, Renovation

Glass-Walled Condos:
Short-Term Durability and
Long-Term Costs

Speaker(s):
Ted Kesik, Professor of Building Science at University of Toronto
Description:
Toronto’s condo boom bears witness to remarkable economic growth, unfortunately building codes and code enforcement have failed to keep pace...

Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Property, Renovation

LEED V4 Additions, Changes & Improvements: How Will This Affect You?

Speaker(s):
Scott Armstrong Dipl. Arch. Tech., CET, LEED®AP BD+C , Manager of Building Sciences & Sustainability at MMM Group
Description:
LEED has emerged as North America’s de facto green building rating system since it debuted a decade ago...

Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Property, Renovation

High Performance Walls: Strategies for Incorporating Continuous Insulation and Air Barriers

Speaker(s):
Paul Duffy, Vice President at Icynene
Description:
Recent revisions to the Building Code and to energy efficiency standards such as ASHRAE 90.1 have explicitly called out requirements for features like Continuous Insulation, Air Barriers, Vapour Barriers, Water Resistive Barriers...

Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Property, Renovation

Preventative and Remedial Measures for Building Moisture

Speaker(s):
Gary Osmond, Technical Manager at Durabond Products Limited
Description:
Moisture control is fundamental to the proper functioning of any building...

Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Property, Renovation

Potential Options for Retrofitting Glass Condos – A Feasibility Study

Speaker(s):
Duncan Rowe, Associate at Read Jones Christoffersen
Description:
The growth of highly glazed condominium towers in Toronto is a recent phenomenon...

Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Property, Renovation

Value of Best Practices: A Comparison of Older Buildings vs. New Constructions

Speaker(s):
Bala Gnanam, Director of Sustainability and Building Technologies at BOMA Toronto
Tim Stoate, Vice President at The Toronto Atmospheric Fund
Description:
A common misconception is that to be “green”, only a new building can demonstrate state-of-the-art technology and contemporary design...

Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Property, Renovation

Deconstructing Your Contract: Common Sources of Disputes in Construction Contracts

Speaker(s):
Howard Krupat, Partner at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
Description:
This in depth talk will focus on how contract disputes may arise and the best way to avoid them...

Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Property, Renovation

Recent Developments in Construction Surety Bonding

Speaker(s):
Kelly Parker, Vice President at BFL Canada
Description:
The presentation will provide an overview on the present state of the surety industry generally, and will then delve more specifically into new bond documents...

Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Property, Renovation

Old Secrets and New Problems; Seeking Redress for Hidden Defects

Speaker(s):
Ken Crofoot, General Counsel at
Goodmans LLP
Description:
This presentation will consider the special legal issues that surround latent defects in construction projects...

Property

Energy Savings vs. Fresh Air Ventilation in Office Spaces: Smart Ideas or False Economies?

Speaker(s):
Curt LaMontagne, Principal Indoor Environmentalist at C5 PLUS
Description:
Current trends in HVAC design and operations are focusing on reducing ventilation related energy inefficiencies...

Property

The Hidden Cost of Payment Acceptance from Tenants

Speaker(s):
Richard Cuttler, Director, Emerging Verticals, Market Development at MasterCard
Description:
There is an outdated belief that ‘cheques are free’, but new research shows they are the most expensive payment method to accept...

Property

The Importance of Effective Utility Expense Management

Speaker(s):
Vince Brescia, President at Wyse Meter Solutions
Kevin Whitaker, Director, Utility Expense Management at Wyse Meter Solutions
Description:
Owners and managers know just how expensive utilities can be in Canada...

Property

The Next Round of CDM and
Financial Incentives for Energy Savings in Your Building: How Have the Incentives Changed for 2015 and Beyond

Speaker(s):
Joe Bilé, Manager, CDM Program Delivery & Business Development at Toronto Hydro
Description:
This session will focus on the Energy Conservation Programs available through your local electrical utilities and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), as directed by the Minister of Energy...

Property

Roofing 2.0: Transforming Low-Slope Roofs into High Performance, Energy-Efficient Assets with Contemporary Technologies

Speaker(s):
Jean LeBeau, President at MJ Building Envelope Solutions
Description:
This presentation will explore each of the critical roof components and how they interact with each other to make up roof systems that can be warranted for up to 30 years by certain manufacturers...

Property

Myths and Realities of Rooftop Solar PV: What is the Business Case Now and How to Add New Revenue Streams to Your Portfolio

Speaker(s):
Peter Aulich, Chief Executive Officer at KB Racking Inc.
Michael Dissanayake, Director, Program Management at EM Dynamics
Alex Fuentes, Vice President, Business Development at Ontario Solar Provider
Christian Wentzel, Chief Executive Officer at Ontario Solar Provider
Ana Zotovic, Project and Business Development Manager at Ontario Solar Provider Inc.
Description:
A range of topics will be discussed including the business viability of rooftop solar PV, project financing options including leasing with zero equity...

Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Property

Murphy’s Law: Unintended Consequences in Building Envelope Design and Construction

Speaker(s): Nastassja Pearson, Project Manager at WSP Canada Inc.
Andrea Yee B.Sc.E., Project Manager at WSP Canada Inc.

Description:

Unintended Consequences? Murphy’s Law takes no prisoners particularly with the building envelope...

 

Construction, Property, Renovation

Diagnosing the Root Causes of Curtain Wall Failures

Speaker(s):
Rob Wood, President at C3 Polymeric Limited
Description:
Curtain wall failures are a common and often high visibility problems for commercial owners and managers. Examples of the most common ways in which a curtain wall can fail, will be examined...

Construction, Property

Cost Effective Strategies to Retrofit the Building Envelopes of Aging Commercial Buildings

Speaker(s):
webinar-speaker 15710
Description:
The majority of the commercial buildings in Canada are at an age where significant renewal of the façade must be considered. Once a decision has been made to retrofit a commercial building, there are many factors...

Construction, Property, Renovation

High Performance Wall Systems Without All the Fuss

Speaker(s):
Michael Pace, President at Building Resource
Description:
Building professionals are challenged
to construct more sustainable structures
while meeting stringent building codes
and meeting budget. This presentation will describe...

Architecture, Construction, Property, Renovation

Façade Design for Effective Thermal Performance: Addressing New Code Requirements & Options to Meet ASHRAE e90.1 Standards

Speaker(s):
Jeff Ker, Technical Consultant at Engineered Assemblies
Blair Davies, Vice President & General Manager at Engineered Assemblies
Description:
An industry dilemma was created when building codes changed...

Architecture, Construction, Property

Continuous Insulation, Air Barriers and Moisture Control – New Options for
High Performance in Your Buildings

Speaker(s):
John Broniek, Senior Engineer at Icynene Inc.
Description:
As codes and standards evolve to more stringent requirements for air leakage control, thermal performance, and moisture control, a new set of options are appearing for designers to consider...

Construction, Property, Renovation

The Ins and Outs of Building Façades: The Challenges, Benefits and Solutions of Higher Performance Curtain Walls and Façades

Speaker(s):
Dave André, Principal and Building Science Specialist at Morrison Hershfield
Steve Murray, at Morrison Hershfield
Description:
The design of contemporary building façades is reliant on high performance glazing systems to achieve not only the user requirements but also increasingly the stringent energy and environmental separation targets...