Information Session Webinar: An Introduction to the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) and the Envision Framework

The British Columbia Construction Roundtable invites you to attend our July Virtual Breakfast session featuring an introduction to the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) and the Envision Framework. ISI is the organization that developed and manages Envision, a framework that encourages systemic changes in the planning, design and delivery of sustainable and resilient infrastructure through education, training and third-party project verification. Topics include an introduction to the ISI, the Envision framework, and the role that contractors can play;
use of Envision at the design/contract stage of a project, looking at the City of Vancouver’s NEFCAP project as a real-world example;
use of Envision during the design and construction stages of VFPA projects, and a discussion of VFPA’s green infrastructure guidelines. Speakers include Melissa Peneycad, ISI’s Managing Director and Director, Sustainable Projects; Megan Pate, Design Manager of the Northeast False Creek (NEFCAP) Project, City of Vancouver; Willy Yung M.A.Sc., P.Eng, Director, Engineering and Maintenance, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA).

When:
Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:30 – 9:00 am (7:30 sign in; 7:45 start)

Where:
BCCR will host the session using Zoom

Cost:
BCCR Members: $0
Non-Members: $20

Payment by VISA or MasterCard is required at the time of registering for non-members.

IMPORTANT: You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email as well as a link to the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a confirmation your registration did not go through. If you do not receive the link to the Zoom meeting by the day before the event, please email us at admin@bccr.net.

Registration will be cut off Wednesday, July 15 at 5 pm.

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Information Session Webinar: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Major Infrastructure Investments

The British Columbia Construction Roundtable invites you to attend our June Virtual Breakfast session with Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. As all tiers of government respond to the challenges of COVID-19, the Port of Vancouver—Canada’s largest port—is open and trade is flowing. At this time, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, which is federally mandated to enable Canada’s trade through the port, is continuing to advance a suite of major infrastructure projects. These include the Centerm Expansion Project (under construction), trade-enabling road and rail projects across the Lower Mainland (projects at various stages), and the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project (proposed). Join us for a conversation with the port authority’s infrastructure leads about current and upcoming construction sector opportunities for each of these projects. Speakers from VFPA include Cliff Stewart (Vice President, Infrastructure), Efrosini Drimoussis (Director, RBT2 Infrastructure Procurement), Devan Fitch (Director, Infrastructure Delivery), and Gilles Assier (Director, Container Terminal Construction).

When:
Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:30 – 9:00 am (7:30 sign in; 7:45 start)

Where:
BCCR will host the session using Zoom

Cost:
BCCR Members: $0
Non-Members: $20

Payment by VISA or MasterCard is required at the time of registering for non-members.

IMPORTANT: You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email as well as a link to the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a confirmation your registration did not go through. If you do not receive the link to the Zoom meeting, please email us at admin@bccr.net.

Registration will be cut off Thursday, June 11 at 12 am.

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2020 Annual General Meeting

The Board of Directors of the BC Construction Roundtable is pleased to announce that the Annual General Meeting will take place May 14, 2020 via Zoom and that the event will feature a presentation about The Builders Code with guest speakers Diane Bourrett and Rishi Sharma. The Builders Code (www.builderscode.ca) is an industry led initiative being spearheaded by the BC Construction Association. The program’s intent is to set a standard code of conduct for workers on construction sites in BC – an “Acceptable Worksite”. It will reduce risk and ensure a safe and productive worksite culture but also help construction employers, managers and crew communicate reasonable, consistent behavior expectations helping to improve the retention and recruitment of skilled tradespeople. There are several no-cost resources available to employers and a new webinar training session that includes discussions on COVID-19 related issues/opportunities to be offered to companies and their respective teams during this extraordinary time. The BC and Federal governments have championed this project and offered initial funding support and there are municipalities that have shown interest in amalgamating the Builders Code into their policies and procedures. We look forward to having you join us!

When:
Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:00 – 9:00 am

Where:
BCCR will host the session using Zoom

Cost:
BCCR Members: $0
Non-Members: $0

IMPORTANT: You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email as well as a link to the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a confirmation your registration did not go through. If you do not receive the link to the Zoom meeting, please email us at admin@bccr.net.

Registration will be cut off Wednesday, May 13 at 5pm.

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Information Session Webinar: TransLink’s Surrey Langley SkyTrain Project

The British Columbia Construction Roundtable invites you to attend our April Virtual Breakfast session with Jeffrey Busby and Jennifer MacLean, TransLink’s Director and Deputy Director of the Surrey Langley SkyTrain project – a 16 kilometre extension of the Expo Line from King George SkyTrain Station to Langley City Centre. This opportunity to learn more about the project will include a presentation on the project’s benefits, construction timeline, and procurement opportunities, and a QA period. We look forward to having you join us!

When:
Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:45 – 9:00 am

Where:
BCCR will host the session using Zoom

Cost:
BCCR Members: $0
Non-Members: $20

Payment by VISA or MasterCard is required at the time of registering for non-members.

IMPORTANT: You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email as well as a link to the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a confirmation your registration did not go through. If you do not receive the link to the Zoom meeting, please email us at admin@bccr.net.

Registration will be cut off Thursday, April 30 at 12 am.

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POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: BCCR March 2020 Breakfast Session: Keep Calm and Carry On: BC Prospects and Economic Outlook in Uncertain Times

BCCR invites you to attend our March Breakfast session, an economic outlook presented by Ken Peacock, Chief Economist and Vice President of the Business Council of British Columbia. The Business Council of British Columbia is an association representing 250 large and mid-sized companies that together account for approximately one-quarter of all jobs in the province. In this capacity Mr. Peacock contributes to the Council’s work on economic and policy issues of interest to the business community. He is the author of a number of regular Business Council publications dealing with the provincial economy and related policy matters. Mr. Peacock joined the Business Council in 2002. Prior to that he was an Economist with Central1 Credit Union, an umbrella organization for the credit unions in the province. There he advised credit unions on the outlook for the provincial economy, housing markets, and interest and exchange rates. Mr. Peacock attained his master’s degree in economics from Simon Fraser University and is a past President of the Association of Professional Economists of BC and a member of the BC Economic Forecast Council.

When:
Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:30 – 9:00 am

Where:
The Vancouver Club, 915 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Cost:
BCCR Members: $40
Non-Members: $85

Payment by VISA or MasterCard is required at the time of registering for non-members.

IMPORTANT: You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email. If you do not receive a confirmation your registration did not go through.

Registration will be cut off Tuesday, March 17 at 5 pm.

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BCCR February 2020 Breakfast Session:Looking Beyond the Current State of Affairs – K-12 School Projects

BCCR invites you to attend our February Breakfast session focusing on K-12 school projects. In addition to an update on upcoming projects, different points of view will be presented on the importance of upgrading vs. new build, growth impacts, seismic mitigation program, developer collaboration, project procurement, project funding, sustainability goals, and the future of learning environments as they affect school construction.

This session will showcase four Presenters:

Hailley Honcharik, Regional Director, Capital Management Branch, Resource Management Division – Ministry of Education. Hailley has been in capital management with the Ministry of Education for over 3 years, working with a diverse portfolio of school districts primarily in the lower mainland. Currently she is a Regional Director with the Branch, focusing on expansion and seismic capital needs throughout the province. Prior to relocating to beautiful Victoria, Hailley was as a Planner with the City of Edmonton. Hailley holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Design degree from the University of Alberta.

Janson Ho, Director, Vancouver Project Office – Vancouver School Board. Janson is an accomplished building professional with over 35 years of experience working in Los Angeles, Toronto, and Vancouver. He has worked as a Structural Engineer, General Contractor, Building Official, Project Manager and more recently as a senior manager for the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver School Board in Facilities and Project Management. He has a wealth of experience having been involved in all types of projects ranging from Schools, Courthouses, Jails, Hospitals, Community Centers, Fire Stations, Police facilities, Library’s, Performing Arts Centers, Military facilities, and Commercial developments. Janson is currently managing the Vancouver School District’s billion dollar Seismic Mitigation Program.

Autumn Sweet, Capital Projects Manager – Surrey School District. Autumn obtained her Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture with High Distinction from Carleton University’s School of Architecture in 2000. Since then she has had the opportunity to work in a diverse number of firms across Canada participating in the design and construction of many varying project types, ultimately settling on public school projects. After spending thirteen years as a Project Architect in the private sector, Autumn made the move to the Surrey School District’s Capital Project Office where she continues to utilize her experience and talents for projects she’s most passionate about.

Ray Wolfe, Partner – Thinkspace. Ray is an architect and partner at Thinkspace Architecture Planning and Interior Design. He is an award-winning architect with a focus on institutional and specifically education projects throughout Western Canada. In completing studies for the Ministry of Education, FII and WoodWORKS BC, Ray has advanced the knowledge of topics such as modular construction, school area standards and the use of wood in schools. Ray believes passive sustainable strategies and the use of wood play an important role in the next generation of education buildings in Canada. Ray’s current projects include a Net Zero elementary school as well the new academic building for Trinity Western University which will be a four-storey mass timbre atrium building.

When:
Thursday, February 20th, 2020 7:30 – 9:00 am

Where:
The Vancouver Club, 915 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Cost:
BCCR Members: $40
Non-Members: $85

Payment by VISA or MasterCard is required at the time of registering for non-members.

IMPORTANT: You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email. If you do not receive a confirmation your registration did not go through.

Registration will be cut off Tuesday, February 18 at 5 pm.

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BCCR January Breakfast Session: Building for the Future: What will be Green?

BCCR invites you to attend our January Breakfast and Learn with four industry leaders in a dynamic and interactive session as they share their diverse perspectives on the future of sustainability and the future of green building.

What place will rating systems hold? How can societal changes, including future changes in mobility, be incorporated now? How will buildings built today fit into a circular economy 50 years from now? What does adaptation and resilience look like?

This session will be moderated by:

Brenda Martens, Managing Director of Research & Collaboration – Light House, 2018 Order of BC Recipient. Brenda has worked in the building industry for over 25 years. She is a practitioner, educator and advocate in the field of green building and sustainability.

She will be joined by the following Panelists:

Sean Pander, Green Building Manager – City of Vancouver. Sean leads Vancouver’s Green Buildings Team which developed the Zero Emissions Building Plan and established the foundation for the BC Energy Step Code.

Morgan McDonald, Director of Operations – Ledcor Renew. Morgan works on high performance buildings with Ledcor Construction. He is Chair of the BC Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council and is the Partnerships Chair with Living Future Vancouver. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a background in renewable energy, carbon finance, and sustainability education.

Jonathan Silcock, Director of Development, Concert Properties. Jonathan leads the 12-acre Harbourside development located on the waterfront in the City of North Vancouver. Harbourside considers not only reducing energy and water usage but considers sustainability, livable community and resiliency, as a whole.

When:
Thursday, January 16th, 2020 7:30 – 9:00 am

Where:
The Vancouver Club, 915 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Cost:
BCCR Members: $40
Non-Members: $85

Payment by VISA or MasterCard is required at the time of registering for non-members.

IMPORTANT: You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email. If you do not receive a confirmation your registration did not go through.

Registration will be cut off Tuesday, January 14 at 2 pm.

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BCCR 2020 Membership

Membership has its benefits.

Membership benefits include reduced registration at monthly breakfast sessions, seminars and other BCCR events, and invitations to Member Only events. And if you can’t attend a regular breakfast session you can send a colleague in your place at the reduced rate!

Join today and your membership is good until December 31, 2020.

Payment of $375 for the yearly membership can be made on VISA or MasterCard. Applications submitted without payment will not be processed.

NEW for Under 40s! The BCCR now offers a membership for Under 40s. For $200 you can join the organization which offers excellent networking opportunities.

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Festive Season Reception at Donnellan’s Irish Pub

Come join us at Donnellan’s Irish Pub for BCCR’s Annual Festive Season Reception to hear Bowinn Ma (MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, and TransLink Parliamentary Secretary) speak on the work of the Integrated North Shore Transportation Planning Project (including the Rapid Transit Study). The event will be an excellent opportunity to socialize and network with existing and new contacts, while enjoying some drinks and appetizers. We hope to see you there!

When:
December 12th, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Where:
Donnellan’s Irish Pub
1082 Granville Street

Cost:
BCCR Members and Non-Members: $10
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity.

Payment by VISA or MasterCard is required at the time of registering.

IMPORTANT: You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email. If you do not receive a confirmation your registration did not go through.

Registration will be cut off Tuesday December 10 at 2 pm.

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BCCR November Breakfast Session: Metro Vancouver Upcoming Projects

BCCR would like to invite you to a breakfast and learn with a presentation from Metro Vancouver. The session will focus on upcoming water and liquid waste construction projects in the Lower Mainland and will include a panel discussion with three speakers from Metro Vancouver.

Topics will include:

• Major upcoming construction projects and their timelines

• Contractor selection process

Speakers Include:

• Goran Oljaca – Director, Engineering and Construction, Water Services

• Bryan Shoji – Director, Project Delivery, Liquid Waste Services

• Roy Moulder – Director, Purchasing & Risk Management, Financial Services

When:
Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:30 – 9:00 am

Where:
Terminal City Club 837 West Hastings St Vancouver

Cost:
BCCR Members: $40
Non-Members: $85

Payment by VISA or MasterCard is required at the time of registering for non-members.

IMPORTANT: You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email. If you do not receive a confirmation your registration did not go through.

Registration will be cut off Monday, Tuesday November 19 at 2 pm.

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