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Construction, Project Management

How We Build Now - Future of Canadian Women in Construction

Description:

Join us for an insightful discussion with construction leaders as they share their experiences, take stock of the progress women in construction have made, and the work that still has to be done. Tap into the experience from your peers and take away thoughts and ideas that you can share within your organization. This special session celebrates empowerment and success of women in construction from across Canada.                                                                                                                                                                                  

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Construction, Project Management

Planning for Performance

 

Description:
The past year has brought huge changes to how we work. But owners, general contractors, and sub-contractors have become more resilient and innovative as they have adjusted their strategies. Join this webinar to hear from leaders across the industry as the discuss how they are looking at the year ahead and take away a few tips for setting yourself up for success in 2021.                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                          

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Construction, Project Management

Owners Tell All: What's It Like to Build On a Construction Platform

Description:
We are witnessing an undeniable shift in the industry towards digitizing the entire construction lifecycle, even for those who don’t feel ready yet. Owners are at a tipping point. Economic and business imperatives are making the case for a single construction platform even more compelling, but it breeds so many unanswered questions for leaders making such a critical decision.

 

 

 

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Construction, Project Management

Make the Most of Construction Tech            

Description:
From medium to large size general contractors, this year, their focus has been about increasing efficiency and setting up their business for success. The panelists in this session have figured out how to navigate through their challenges. Join this roundtable discussion to hear the success stories and learn actionable takeaways.

 

 

 

                                                                                                

 

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Construction, Project Management

Samsung: Managing Construction in a Rugged World

Description:
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge us to look for innovative solutions in our daily lives, including on job sites, at corporate offices and in our home offices. Working remotely, creating collaboration, and streamlining work have become a point of focus in an increasingly digital world. Learn how you can integrate best practices and manage your projects, with efficient partner solutions from Samsung, to help you thrive in a rugged world.

 

                                                                                          

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Construction, Project Management

We Made It Through 2020: What to Expect in 2021

Description:
Canada’s government launched billions of dollars in COVID-19 support programs for individuals and businesses during 2020. This webinar delves into what that could mean for you in 2021. The presenters will help navigate the implications of new rules, compliance and enforcement on businesses. They will discuss what steps you can take now, and in the future, to mitigate the impact on your bottom line.

 

 

 

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Construction, Project Management

Navigating Government Support During COVID-19

Description:
The Federal Government has put several measures in place to support businesses and individuals through the economic realities during COVID-19. At a time when all of us are looking for answers, this free webinar provides you the professional advice and solutions to help you and your business navigate the complexity of government support programs such as business loans, wage subsidies and rental subsidies available. Melissa's commentary will cover- how can you improve the cashflow of business, should you apply for CEBA and much more........
 

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Project Management

Connected Construction: How to Improve Project Management Workflows

Description:
There is a significant difference between simply digitizing a paper-based workflow versus completely rethinking a process to leverage the advantages. Contractors who have moved to digitizing entire workflows are the ones truly seeing the benefits of more connected, more collaborative processes that ultimately lead to better project outcomes. During this presentation you will see how one contractor looks through the lens of its culture to implement and invest in technology that drives innovation. 
 

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Project Management

State of the Design
& Construction Industry Update: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going?

Description:
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted our economic activity. The staged approach to re-opening our businesses set the framework for restarting construction activity in the second quarter across the country. A virtual panel of experts in June discussed the state of the industry in the context of the survey results. This session will allow us to revisit those results and see what has changed over the last five months of the recovery process.                                                          

                                                                          

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Construct Canada

State of the Design and Construction Industry: What are We Seeing?

Description:

A state of the market survey was undertaken to understand some of the challenges companies are facing due to the pandemic. This session will allow us to review some of those results and see what’s changing over the initial weeks of the recovery process. The panel will address how key segments of the design and construction industry were affected, what solutions companies are looking for to support them as they try to get back to work, and where do we go for sustainable and responsible growth for the industry in the future?.............

 

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2021 Seminar Recordings

Recorded at: BUILDEX Amplified

Construction

Changing Workplaces and Workplace Strategy: Where Will We Net Out in Canada?            

Description:
As Canada emerges from lockdown, what can the corporate sector expect in terms of return-to-work protocols and strategies? How much of that strategy will be driven by employers’ ideas around best practices vs. employees’ demands for a new normal in a highly competitive labor market? And what will be the long-term impacts for real estate strategies and office demand that trickle down to business opportunities for architects, designers, and industry suppliers?...

                                                                                                 

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Construction

Building and Maintaining a Resilient Practice            

Description:
An agile, resilient practice is one that adapts, evolves and grows through long-term industry trends and changes and has the systems and flexibility to withstand sudden emergencies, business interruptions and economic downturns. Being able to target and proactively procure work is the foundation of an agile practice. In this session you will learn five strategies to strengthen your firm, and getting the work you want - through good times and bad...

                                                                                                                                                                                             

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Property Management

Property Management Legal Update   

Description:
Unsure about electronic meetings or using proxies? What about dealing with smoking complaints, or enforcing bylaws against tenants? The Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) has ruled on these issue and many more in 2020 and 2021. This year’s annual BUILDEX Property Management Legal Update will clear up the confusion and provide an overview of the key CRT decisions made during the last 12 months. With time at an all-time premium for our industry, how does a strata manager stay up to date? By taking the Annual Property Management Legal Update at BUILDEX, of course...

 

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Construction

Adaptive Reuse of Existing Buildings: Successfully Delivering New Lives for Troubled Assets and Struggling Neighbourhoods  

Description:
In a post-pandemic world, changing workplace practices and real estate strategies are placing even greater pressure on commercial real estate; locally, nationally and internationally. At particular risk are class B & C, aging, energy inefficient, technologically outdated, poorly connected and undesirably located commercial assets. This panel has been amassed to discuss how adaptive reuse projects across Canada and North America are proving viable and successful while injecting new life into troubled assets and revitalizing dead communities...

 

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Construction, Project Management

Mastering Procurement Through the Power of Technology  

Description:
Technology in the real estate sector has significantly evolved where virtual operations and transactions have become the industry standard. At this session, we will explore procurement strategies and get insights on where technology is headed in this post pandemic world. Be a part of the evolution and discover technology that will empower your teams and execute your organization’s goals...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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Construction

Underoccupied Buildings: Risks to Remember

Description:
As we eventually move away from public restrictions understanding how to safely re-occupy our workplaces will become more of a priority. Is it just easy as opening the doors and allowing people back into the office? OR do we need to assess the potential risks our employees and tenants will be exposed to that may have been created over the last year?...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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Construction

Changes to the National Building, Fire, Plumbing and Energy Codes: Anticipated to be Published December 2021

Description:
The next editions of the National Building, Fire, Plumbing and Energy Codes will include almost 450 technical changes to adapt to a rapidly evolving building industry. Over the last code cycle, Codes Canada has been working closely with the provinces and territories as well as industry partners to update all four national model codes. Updated codes provide effective building and safety regulations, harmonized across Canada...

 

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Construction

Overcoming the Challenges of Blindside Waterproofing

Description:
It's no secret that water penetration through a building’s foundation can be frequently traced to several key design and installation oversights.  This presentation provides a comprehensive review of system selection with a strong focus on substrate specification & quality control which is an integral facet to ensuring its success, including: challenges in blind-side waterproofing; importance of shoring systems as they relate to waterproofing performance; waterproofing penetrations; detailing / design considerations; advantages of a Quality Assurance Program...

 

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Construction

Collaborative Contracts: New Developments and Industry Experiences

Description:
What are collaborative contracts and how do they work in practice? Have collaborative contracts been successful to date? Join a panel of industry experts to answer these questions and learn: what contracts are considered “collaborative”; how do they work in practice; what projects are ideal for collaborative contracts; new developments in collaborative contracting; and an overview of industry experience and lessons learnt...

                                                                                                                                                                                   

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Construction

Creating Resilient and Permeable Hardscaping

Description:
Creating resilient permeable hardscape solutions for paver jointing, paver bedding and gravel binding is presented by key challenges: stormwater management, frost heave, weeds, and ants. At the same time customers demand aesthetically pleasing and resilient solutions that stand the test of time and utilize increasingly sustainable practices. This session will demonstrate how permeable hardscaping can overcome these challengers while creating a hardscape project that is practical, sustainable and will leave a lasting visual legacy behind...

 

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Recorded at: BUILDEX Alberta

Construction

What's Next for Alberta's Commercial Offices and Downtown Cores?             

Description:
Following the spread of COVID-19 and ensuing pandemic, offices across Canada shuttered as non-essential workers were mandated to work remotely. As economies reopen and employers invite their staff to return, it has become apparent many workplaces will not return to the pre-COVID status-quo. This once in an era disruption to the workplace and work has left many wondering what is next for the office, if a hybrid work model will work for them,  and by extension the impact on commercial real estate markets in our cities.  With uncertainty and speculation rife, we have amassed an expert panel to share crucial insight at a pivotal time...

 

 

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Construction, Project Management

Managing Resident Deliveries in Canadian Multi-Residential Buildings                                                                    

Description:
The explosive growth of e-commerce purchases in Canada is causing parcel volumes to quickly become unmanageable in residential buildings. Pitney Bowes has forecasted parcel volumes will increase 17%-28% per annum through at least 2022. Managing parcels with labor take about 10 minutes per delivery and buildings without staff are facing theft issues, security issues, unsatisfied residents, and the pilling up of parcels in halls, lobbies & vestibules which violates fire code regulations. Learn about all the problems parcels cause in multi-residential buildings and what solutions exist in Canada...

 

 

 

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Construction, Project Management

Moisture, Mould and the Building Envelope                                                                                                                                         

Description:
Mould growth in buildings is both a health hazard and a liability for property managers. In addition to providing you an update on regulations and guidelines, general liabilities, and due diligence responses, this seminar will discuss common building details that contribute to the risk of water damage and mould growth. A focus on past projects and real-life examples of the process of identification of deficiencies, design, remediation, and restoration of the building will show how lessons learned can be applied to your properties...
 

 

 

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Construction, Project Management

Your Roofs Could be Assets, Not Liabilities

Description:
This presentation will address the identification of designated substances and hazardous materials on your property and discussion of the new Environmental Abatement Council of Canada (EACC) Guideline for Pre-Construction/Renovation Projects. The speakers will discuss case studies in real savings to be realized where roof system components have been salvaged in existing roof systems and how new construction could incorporate roof systems with multi-year service life, that can also act as platforms for renewable energy solar photovoltaic systems.........
 

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Recorded at: PM Springfest

Construction, Project Management

Hello New World: Are You Ready for the Future of Real Estate Tech?

Description:
In the past year, the real estate sector has gained momentum in tech adoption. With the vaccine roll out in the horizon and as restrictions ease, how do you re-establish balance in your business strategy through tech? How do you properly phase in new processes and technologies without overwhelming your business? How does leadership and vision contribute to that smooth evolution? At this session, you will hear from property managers from regions across the country, speak about tech tools that will play a crucial role post pandemic. The panel will explore tech strategies for future success to ensure growth and productivity...

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Construction, Project Management

Industry Update: Changes and Impacts for Rental Property Owners and Managers

Description:
The pandemic continues to provide operational and business challenges for rental housing providers across the province. As operators continue to follow legislative changes, this session will highlight the impact on operations, shifts in advocacy and a look ahead to an economic recovery as the vaccines are rolled out throughout the year...

 


                                                             

                                                                                                                                     

 

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Construction, Project Management

Our Low Carbon Future and How We Are Addressing Climate Change

Description:
Have you wondered how much energy your building is wasting? In this session, the speaker will provide an overview of Enbridge Gas’ Energy Efficiency Programs for commercial buildings. Learn from recent case studies and discover solutions that are designed to offset capital upgrade costs, reduce energy consumption and improve your bottom line...
 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                          

 

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Construction, Project Management

Considerations for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) as an Index of Building Performance (BOMA Toronto)

Description:

IAQ has always been one of the most important metrics in the minds of property managers. However over the last decade or so it has been a bit overshadowed by our quest for energy efficiency and emission reduction. All of this changed in early 2020 when the Commercial Real Estate industry began to face the effects of COVID-19. With significantly reduced occupancy levels as a result of pandemic containment measures and concerns surrounding the potential risks of spreading COVID-19 through the buildings’ HVAC system, the biggest challenge facing the industry is how to get buildings ready so that the staff and tenants feel safe and confident about returning to work...

 

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Construction, Project Management

Importance of Digital Transformation and Proven Adoption Strategies 

Description:
Over the past year, property managers have been facing very different economic trends which have been accelerated by COVID. This session will address some key insights from a wide industry network. Learn how a new mindset about how to provide tenant support and flexibility with aid of operational efficiencies. The speakers will explore the digital trends heading into the post-pandemic future...                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

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Construction, Project Management

Navigating TransformTO Net Zero and Supporting Programs to Improve Residential Building Performance

Description:
The City recognized multi-unit residential buildings as an early priority through the Tower Renewal Program as retrofitting these buildings
helps preserve this aging housing stock while reducing GHG emissions. Learn about the upcoming TransformTO Net Zero strategy and what support programs are offered for residential buildings. Find out how participating in our Tower Renewal and Navigation Services programs can help you achieve the best outcome for your buildings and residents...
 

 

 

 

 

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Construction, Project Management

Beyond COVID-19: Insights into Resident Utility Usage and the Future of Your Buildings

Description:
COVID-19 has been a wake-up call for owners, managers and institutional investors within our industry, many of whom are drawing parallels between the ‘new normal’ forced on us by the current pandemic and the unforeseen challenges that could arise from other global issues like climate change.  Are we doing enough........to buffer our properties and businesses exposure against the tectonic shifts in society that are not only possible, but now proven probable and deeply challenging?...
 

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Construction, Project Management

Legal and Regulatory Issues Facing Building Owners and Property Managers

Description:
The panel will address the most topical legal and regulatory issues facing building owners and property managers today. In particular, the panel will highlight some of the new legal and regulatory issues arising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and legislation that has resulted from that pandemic...

 

 

 


 

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Construction, Project Management

Exterior Wall Retrofit and Strategies to Counteract Climate Change

Description:
The speaker will address performance factors such as rain penetration, heat transfer, air leakage, and condensation control. While EIFS typically employ combustible insulation, this session will use the Ken Soble Tower Passive House project as a case study that was retrofit with non-combustible EIFS, providing comfort and peace-of-mind to building owners and residents...
 

 

 

 

 

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2020 Seminar Recordings

Construction, Project Management

The Role of Leaders and Peers in Tackling Racism and Oppression

Description:
Recent events around the Black Lives Matter movement and global protests have foregrounded the need for more powerful dialogue around racism and oppression in our societies, government institutions and workplaces....

 

Construction, Project Management

Don't Look Now, But You're in the Cloud

Description:
If your head’s NOT in the clouds, then you’re doing it wrong! Instead of weighing yourself down with old, impractical tech, takeoff with Jeff Gerardi, the techiest of techies, oh! and the President and CEO of ProEst....

 

 

Construction, Project Management

Collaborating with Consultants Using Industry Foundation Classes

Description:
Sharing your BIM with your consultants has many advantages including model checking and coordination. In the end, architects and engineers still have contractual obligations to produce a legal set of documents pertaining to a project being designed....

Construction, Project Management

Resinous Floor & Walls Performance, Applications & Installations Course

Description:
Bringing your vision to life requires so much more than just delivering a product; it's understanding of your client's vision and providing them with custom-designed solutions to solve their challenges. This technical seminar will provide design and architectural professionals, along with construction professionals....

Construction, Project Management

Insights and Solutions to Modern Hygiene Problems

Description:
In a time where hygiene is paramount, is your business ready? Join this informative session to understand how Dyson solves problems through relentless innovation while striving to set new standards for performance and wellbeing in business and leisure environments....

 

 

Construction, Project Management

The Best Alternative to Natural Light
 

Description:
Natural light remains the ideal light source across a wide variety of facilities. It delivers true colours and feelings of comfort and happiness for building occupants. However, when the sun goes down, or in areas where natural light is not an option, these benefits are lost for building occupants....

 

 

Construction, Project Management

Building Envelope Fundamentals and Design Solutions with Insulated Metal Panels

Description:
Discover how IMPs can help enhance the functionality of building, performance. You will gain a better understanding of the IMP’s constructability and physical properties, and it's visual and structural attributes, efficiencies, advantages and benefits for using IMP's in today’s design-build world....

 

 

Construction, Project Management

How to Improve Net Operating Income at Your Buildings with Smart Sensor Technology

Description:
Unusually high water usage in vacant or completely occupied buildings can add up to thousands of dollars in wasted water and property damage, which affects your NOI. Additionally, popular insurance and water damage avoidance strategies are not optimized for building profitability....

 

 

Construction, Project Management

Smart Buildings for Smart Cities: Lightweight Steel Framing For Mid-Rise Construction

Description:
This session will provide participants with in-depth knowledge on the value of cold-formed steel framing systems for mid-rise construction projects. Aimed at developers, contractors, engineers and architects, the presentation will look at the technical features of lightweight steel framing best-suited for mid-rise condominiums and apartments, hotels and retirement residences....

Construction, Project Management

Spray Foam - A Green and Hassle-Free Radon Barrier for Foundations
 

Description:
Building codes, product standards and regulatory requirements are changing for spray foam. This presentation will identify the upcoming changes, the impact on your projects and the ways spray foam can be used as an innovative solution for a radon and soil gas barrier in both residential and commercial applications. Join us to learn how spray foam can make your project more energy-efficient and green....

Construction, Project Management

The Lumon Advantage: How Balcony Glazing Improves Building and Living Quality in Condominiums

Description:
As the demand for mid and high-rise condominiums continues to rise within urban and suburban areas, developers and architects are faced with the challenge of providing residents with beautifully designed buildings that meet their needs for a high quality of life. In condominiums especially, usable living space is at the top of a resident’s needs....

Construction, Project Management

ULC Evaluation Reports: An Invaluable Tool for Innovative Building Product


Description:

UL is globally recognized and accepted as a leader in testing and certification of building products which extends to ULC Evaluation Reports. Our reports, with clearly defined National Building Code compliance statements for new and innovative building products, clear the technical path for acceptance and approval by building owners, specifiers, purchasers and architects....

Construction, Project Management

Effective, Accurate and Efficient Building Compliance: Implementing the Right Approach for Your Building

Description:
Today’s new normal requires, not only adapting to newer, more complex compliance needs, but also adjusting to the associated costs during this period of economic uncertainty. This presentation will define the meaning of compliance management and how to meet your compliance objectives....


Construction, Project Management

What’s New in Fire Code Compliance, Maintenance and Enforcement?
 

Description:
The Fire Code is complex and ever evolving. FCS Fire Consulting Services has been focusing on fire code compliance for over twenty-five years and has participated in and scrutinized new complexities within the fire code and how they apply to retrofit and new buildings....

 

 

Construction, Project Management

Revisiting Restroom Hygiene & Planning After COVID-19
 

Description:
Watch this session to hear a discussion on research concerning COVID-19 transmission and high transmission spaces before the speakers examine design considerations to keep people safe during and after the pandemic....

 


 

Construction, Project Management

Paving the Way to Permeable Hardscape Solutions

Description:
Are you curious about permeable paving, the range of scenarios in which it can be used and the benefits it provides? Join this session to learn more about how permeable paving has been used in hardscape design and construction while considering environmental factors, water management and sustainability....

2019 Seminar Recordings

Property Management

How to Achieve Award-Winning Excellence In the Built Environment

 

Description: 

There are a number of critical factors to consider when competing at regional, national, and international markets. How can you take your real estate assets to the next level? From management and tenant guidelines and leadership development to operational maintenance and risk mitigation, we leverage the skills, knowledge and experience of thought leaders to talk us through best practices to achieve industry recognition in environmental sustainability and innovative efficiencies.......

 

Property Management, Technology

Technology and The Future of Rent Payments


Description: 

Technology is reshaping how people interact with businesses. The property management industry lags in the adoption of technology to manage its operations and the overall tenant experience. Today’s tenants expect an online experience. In this session, learn how technology is rapidly changing how property managers and tenants interact. Learn trends about how technology is making it easier for property managers to manage their business and deliver a better tenant experience....

 

Property Management, Construction

Get Off the Gas: Designing Low Carbon Buildings with VRF HVAC Systems

Description:

This presentation will overview Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat pump technology and how heat pumps are used for space heating and cooling as well as domestic hot water. This includes benefits and limitations of using heat pump technology in commercial, institutional and multi-unit residential buildings. Trends in carbon pricing and energy codes throughout North America, which influence codes and standards and the electrification movement in Ontario, will also be covered......

 

Property Management, Construction

Designing for an Aging Population

 

Description:

With the advance of modern medicine and the ageing of the baby boomer generation, the growth in the number of adults 65 years + is expected to double over the next 25 years. How do architects and designers respond to the challenge? What do owners, property managers, developers and city officials need to know to meet the needs of their residents when retrofitting an existing building or building new spaces? How do we design facilities to accommodate the desire for Aging in Place?.....

Property Management

How to Categorize Your Water Damage Incident

Description: 

There is an on-going confusion in the property management industry on what can be saved and what cannot be in a water incident. This presentation will identify the three categories of water loss and offer guidance on how to draw up an SOP for dealing with each kind of water damage incident. When site structures are deemed salvageable, it is also important to know what can be dried and what cannot. This presentation will go over the various building assemblies that may require immediate attention to reduce unnecessary demolition of a water-damaged site.....

Renovation and Design

The Requirement for Sound Masking in Modern Architectural Design

Description:

Modern Architecture is Driving the Need for Sound Masking Systems. Recent research has found that current work environments are fulfilling the needs for collaboration and communication, but are doing a poor job of providing an acoustical environment free from distractions and conducive for productivity and speech privacy. Participants will get an understanding of how to identify interior design factors that will signal the need for sound masking and approaches to address the issues...

 

Property Management

Energy Efficiency Programs for the Commercial Sector

 

Description:

This presentation will provide an overview of Enbridge’s Energy Efficiency Program offerings currently available to the commercial sectors. The programs include custom and fixed incentives and Run it Right, as well as can help offset capital upgrade costs, reduce energy consumption and improve your bottom line......

 

 

 

 

 

Property Management, Renovation

Spray Foam to Make Your Project Green

 

Description: 

Building codes, product standards and regulatory requirements are changing with the insulation market. Learn what changes are happening, how they can affect your project, and the solutions that spray foam can bring to help make your project more energy-efficient and greener......

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property Management, Techology

Water and the Built Environment: How to Leverage IoT Technology for Risk Mitigation and Efficiency

Description:

When it comes water damage, it's not a matter of if but when it affects your assets, their inhabitants, and those operating them. In a new age of IoT based technology, those managing these assets are left with difficult decisions on how to leverage the most effective systems, services, and hardware to manage these risks. This session will help navigate the landscape for numerous real estate stakeholders and their diverse needs to gain operational/cost efficiencies, mitigate water damage risks, and address the unique challenges of connectivity in the built environment......

 

Property Management, Construction

What You Need to Know About Electric Vehicle Infrastructure for All Types of Buildings

Description:

This session discusses EV adoption rates and the trend, types of EVs and their charging needs, types of EV charging stations and industry standards, EV drivers’ charging behaviour and its implication on the design requirements for charging infrastructure, as well as benefits of smart charging solutions, FLO product and network benefits for new and existing commercial buildings, residential homes, workplaces and multi-dwelling buildings........

 

 

Construction

Why "Total Precast" Should Be Your Next Build System

Description:

“Total Precast” concrete 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. It will also include an in-depth review on efficient design tips and common challenges that arise during the planning and development stages to ensure the full potential is achieved........

 

Property Management


LED Lighting: What You Need to Know for Your Next Project

 

Description:
Join industry specialists as they discuss the key factors for lighting retrofits and maintenance projects. Understand what you need to know before you start, what meets your specific requirements and expectations, what’s new to the industry and how to better promote tenant/employee performance when making lighting changes...






 

Property Management

Selling Energy Conservation: Business Case Prioritization to Improve Your Bottom Line


Description:

The speaker will provide an overview of available electricity incentive programs and smart energy conservation strategies that can deliver long-term cost savings. The presentation will share insights from energy sales professionals through a series of case studies that illustrate customer journeys and success stories in leveraging available incentives for planned and unplanned capital upgrades.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property Management

Why Risk Liability: How to Inspect, Test and Maintain your Fire Sprinkler System

 

Description:

With the increase in the numbers of fires in the GTA, what do property managers and owners need to know to reduce their risk and liability and protect their tenants and properties? This presentation will give a perspective of the scope of NFPA 25 Standard for the inspection, testing and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems.....







 

Property Management

Future of HVAC: Multi Unit Residential Building Retrofits

 

Description: Over 50% of multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) in the GTA are heated with antiquated electric baseboard or radiant heat, costing building owners and tenants inordinate amounts of money. To address this, owners are turning to heat pump technology to provide an....

 

 

 

 

Property Management

Spray Foam Your Residential Retrofit

 

Description:

Spray polyurethane foam is a versatile insulation, air barrier and vapour barrier product that can effectively address your insulation challenges and meet your air seal needs in an existing home. Join the team from BASF as they discuss interior and exterior deep energy retrofits from attic, basement, and floor underside....

 

 

Property Management

Enbridge Gas Energy Efficiency Programs for the Commercial Sector


Description:

This presentation will provide an overview of Enbridge’s Energy Efficiency Program offerings currently available to the commercial sectors. The programs include custom and fixed incentives and Run it Right, as well as can help offset capital upgrade costs, reduce energy consumption and improve your bottom line....

 

 

Homebuilder & Renovator Expo

What is a SMART Jobsite?


Description:

Why don’t we have the information we need to review everything about a job? Today’s construction industry is hampered with ineffective jobsite data collection and management practices. Many contractors bid using line items for various labour tasks but there is no simple way to collect that information daily....

 

Construct Canada

Endless Possibilities - Architectural Design with Stainless Steel Cable

 

Description:

This is a technical design seminar on the design possibilities using stainless steel cable and hardware. The learning session will feature technical information and case studies high-lighting stainless steel....

 

 

 

 

World Of Concrete

Why “Total Precast” Should Be Your Next Build System 

 

Description:

"Total Precast" concrete 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....

 

2018 Seminar Recordings

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

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

Construct Canada

The industry’s most innovative specification-writing platform.

Description:
Access best-in-class commercial Canadian content via the cloud. The days of being restricted to word processing files are truly over. SpecLink Cloud allows you to harness the power of the most innovative specification-writing platform on the market. BSD is collaborating with Canadian integrated architecture and engineering design firm DIALOG to convert SpecLink’s best-in-class content for the Canadian market...

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...

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...

 

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