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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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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Tour the Amazing Brentwood with the Developer and Key Project Team Members

After multiple years of planning, design and construction, this 28-acre mixed use, transit-oriented development is on the brink of opening to the public. Participation is limited to 30 people, so don’t wait and miss out on this opportunity.

Get the behind-the-scenes presentation, talk with key representatives of the development and construction team, be one of the first to tour the completed Phase 1 development, and learn about the challenges and successes of the Amazing Brentwood project, located at the tracks of the Brentwood Town Centre SkyTrain Station in Burnaby. Geared to be one of the tallest developments within a suburban context in Canada, The Amazing Brentwood’s 63 storey Tower One has already changed the skyline.

As a bonus, you will be able to ask your questions prior to the tour. These will be passed onto the Developer and Project Team so that the tour is customized to your specific interests.

When:

November 7, 2019

We will offer two 15-person tours, lasting one hour each.

Tour Group 1 (max. 15 people): 1:45pm

Tour Group 2 (max. 15 people): 2:45pm

Where:

We will meet inside the Sales Center at the north end of the site (former Zellers box) for orientation.

Cost:

$25

Other details:

Please email your questions prior to the tour to BCCR Board of Directors Member Mary Chow at Mary.Chow@hdrinc.com.

Limited PPE will be available but please bring your own if possible.

Thank you to our event hosts, Shape Properties.

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BCCR September Breakfast Session: Enterprise Ireland

BCCR would like to invite you to a breakfast and learn session with Enterprise Ireland. The session will focus on the trade relationship between Ireland and Canada and opportunities for Canadian companies post-Brexit. Following the short presentation will be a panel discussion which will examine how an Irish construction company worked in partnership with a large Canadian construction company in delivering a high-level construction project. The panel discussion will examine the relationship between the Irish and Canadian company during the project, how the process worked from beginning to end and what the advantages were of working together.

When:
Thursday, September 19, 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, Monday September 16 at midnight.

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BCCR Under 40 Summer Social

Join the British Columbia Construction Roundtable for our 2019 Under 40 Summer Social event on August 29th on the rooftop patio of the SNC-Lavalin building. This event is focused on the Under 40 crowd but our over 40 members are invited to join provided they bring an under 40 guest in tow.

Come out to socialize and network while enjoying a drink and delicious food, and take in the gorgeous rooftop views of Vancouver during a summer evening. Bring your business cards and make new connections, foster existing ones, and catch up with other industry professionals.

When:
Thursday, August 29, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm

Where:
SNC-Lavalin, 25th floor rooftop patio, 745 Thurlow St, Vancouver

Cost:
Members and Non-Members – $40

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, August 26 at midnight.

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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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BCCR Summer Social @MadLab

Celebrate summer with the BCCR at one of Vancouver’s true Micro Distilleries, Mad Lab Distilling (www.madlabdistilling.com). Mad Lab Distilling is a Craft Distillery that offers Hand Crafted Vodka, Gin, Whisky, Raki (Turkish Anise Drink) and the only alcoholic Kombucha in Canada. It is a multiple award-winning micro distillery, with a focus on carefully crafted, and artfully developed spirits. Using locally grown grain, and very hands on techniques, Mad Laboratory products will wow you and leave you wanting more. Mad Laboratory began to be realized early 2013. The owners scrounged and borrowed, re-purposed and rebuilt the equipment needed to set up the basics. With a tremendous amount of support from friends and family a logo and label were designed, a still was built, fermentation tanks installed, fire suppression upgraded, the locations drainage and ventilation upgraded, plans drawn, re-drawn, and re-drawn again.

The Mad Lab still was built from donated tanks and put together by a talented welder in the configuration that would produce the finest end product. Direct-fire pot still, with a thumper and shotgun condenser, allowing it to produce a smooth spirit, with the ability to retain flavours that it wanted to remain in the finished product. The flame from the still provides a toasty, almost caramel like finish, making Mad Laboratory spirits a rich and wonderful experience. All this brought Mad Lab to where it is today, producing a fantastic spirit, something it is proud of, and hope to continue on long into the future.

Each guest registration will include two tickets for cocktails prepared using Mad Lab products. There will be a tour and information session about the distilling process. Mad Lab products can also be purchased at special prices for BCCR guests.

There will also be finger food and a cash bar for beer and wine.

When:
Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Where:
119 – 618 East Kent St. South Vancouver (close to Marine Dr and Fraser St)
Parking is on site.

Cost:
Members: $45
Guests: $45

Space is limited due to the small size of the distillery so don’t delay – register now.

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, July 15 at midnight.

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BCCR June Breakfast Session: NAIT Centre for Construction Innovation

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a polytechnic and applied sciences institute in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. NAIT provides careers programs in applied research, technical training, applied education, and learning designed to meet the demands of Alberta’s technical and knowledge-based industries. This session will feature Ryan Leskiw, Director of Research Integration at NAIT who will talk about the new Centre for Construction Innovation (CCI) that will be anchored in NAIT’s recently completed 190,000 square feet Productivity and Innovation Centre – one of North America’s largest innovation spaces – and a 160 acre outdoor “sandbox” for testing, prefabrication, full scale mock-ups and more.

The Centre is envisaged as the Western Canadian construction industry’s gateway to the future. From AI-powered building technologies to industrial robotics, the opportunities for innovation in construction are limitless. Working with partner companies and organisations Ryan will discuss how the Centre will collaborate with the best in engineering, science and business in Canada and around the world to transform original ideas into practical applications.

When:
Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:30 – 9:00 am
Please note this session will start at 7:45 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, June 17 at midnight.

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BCCR May Breakfast Session: Campus Construction at UBC, SFU, BCIT

A panel of three representatives will talk about upcoming construction projects on three campuses in the Lower Mainland – the University of British Columbia (UBC), Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the British Columbia Institute for Technology (BCIT).

Topics will include:

• Capital plans for the coming years

• Major projects and their timelines

• Consultant selection process

• Tendering and Contractor selection process

• Issues encountered during the project implementation process

Speakers Include:
Gerald Gongos, Sr. Project Manager, Campus Planning & Development, SFU
Ian Kerr, Director, Project Services, BCIT
Aaron Mogerman, Director, Project Services, UBC

When:
Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:30 – 9:00 am
Please note this session will start at 7:45 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, May 15 at midnight.

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