BCCR April Breakfast Session: YVR’s Expansion Plans

The Vancouver International Airport is developing into a major International Hub Airport and has experienced rapid growth during the past five years. The Airport Authority recently completed a new 20 year Master Plan and a new 20 year Financial and Capital Plan named Flight Plan 2037 that details the projects the Airport will require to respond to the continuing growth in air traffic. The presentation will provide an overview of Flight Plan 2037 and an update on the progress on the projects that are already underway at YVR.

Don Ehrenholz, Vice President, Engineering, oversees long-term planning of the Airport and implementation of YVR’s capital program including Terminal expansion, Airside construction and infrastructure upgrades. He joined the Airport Authority in 1994 as Manager Engineering Projects, held the role of Director, Engineering Projects for many years and also served as Vice President, Airport Operations and Engineering during his 25 years at YVR.

When:
Thursday, April 18, 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, April 15 at midnight.

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BCCR Annual General Meeting

The Board of Directors of the BC Construction Roundtable are pleased to announce that Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum will give the keynote address at the 2019 Annual General Meeting

Doug McCallum was elected to his fourth term as Mayor of Surrey on October 20, 2018. Throughout the course of three previous mayoral terms from 1996 to 2005, Mayor McCallum provided leadership to the region through his service on the GVRD TransLink Committee. He succeeded in keeping property taxes low for Surrey residents and left the city in a solid financial position with a $300 million dollar surplus and no debt.

One of his first decisions with Council in 2018 was to cancel the Surrey Newton Guildford LRT project and to begin work on extending the existing SkyTrain network in Surrey from King George Station to Langley City. Council also unanimously approved a motion to create a Surrey Police Department and serve notice to the federal and provincial governments that the City of Surrey would terminate its contract with the RCMP municipal police service. A third key priority is to pause rapid expansion while creating smart development guidelines to ensure infrastructure keeps up with growth. Mayor McCallum’s substantive history of service to the City speaks to his determination and drive to achieve meaningful results for Surrey residents.

When:
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:45 – 1:30 pm

Where:
Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings St. Vancouver

Cost:
BCCR Members: $75
Non-Members: $95

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, March 18 at midnight.

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Vancouver House: An Architectural Tour de Force

Vancouver House’s form is a result of its circumstances: a trisected site, existing infrastructure, and concerns for neighbouring buildings and parks. City regulations were applied to the site and hidden opportunities uncovered through analyzing current urban conditions. The sculptural silhouette is not the result of formal excess, but rather the outcome of design and real estate optimization. The building appears different because it performs and responds differently.

The building’s shape necessitates a unique structural system. It will be the first project in Vancouver to employ vertical post-tensioning and a robust walking-column system. Stepped columns merge as they move towards the base of the building. Each offset column induces lateral thrusts into the horizontal, post-tensioned slabs at each floor, which in turn transfer this load to the core and to vertically post-tensioned shear walls.

The project targets both LEED Platinum and LEED Certification for Neighborhood Development. Each façade uses high-performance, triple-glazed insulating units and all balconies are fully insulated at the top, bottom and slab edges. The envelope is designed to provide a 60-40 glazing-to-solid ratio. Join BCCR members for a tour of the building led by Geoff Poh with structural engineering firm Glotman Simpson, the structural engineers on the project.

This is a unique opportunity to visit the building before it is occupied. Please note this is a BCCR Members Only event. No substitutes and you must register.

When:
Friday, February 22, 2019

Tours:
2:30 – 3:30 pm
3:30 – 4:30 pm

Meeting Place:
Howe and Pacific

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 Friday, February 22 at noon.

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BCCR February Breakfast Session: CleanBC: Good for the Economy?

The Government of British Columbia has released its CleanBC plan aimed at reducing climate pollution, while creating more jobs and economic opportunities for people, businesses and communities.

In unveiling the CleanBC plan, Premier Horgan said his government has put priority on:

– reducing climate pollution by shifting homes, vehicles, industry and business off burning fossil fuels and toward greater use of clean B.C. electricity and other renewable energies;
– boosting energy-efficient solutions, like zero-emission vehicles and home heat pumps, by making them more affordable and available for British Columbians; and
– ecoming a destination for new investment and industry looking to meet the growing global demand for low-carbon products, services and pollution-reducing technologies.

Join us on February 21st to hear from the Neil Dobson Executive Director of CleanBC on how this initiative will impact the construction industry.

When:
Thursday, February 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, February 18 at midnight.

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BCCR January Breakfast Session: Talent Crisis: The Predicted Knowledge Shortage Has Arrived

The labour and knowledge shortage resulting from the aging population is consistently being identified as one of the most significant industry issues. This issue is compounded with a need for technological and digital advancements in the construction industry. We also know that increasing diversity in the E&C industry improves productivity and staff engagement, and results in more sustainable long term growth for companies and individuals. Notwithstanding that the convergence of all of these issues and challenges was predicted, it appears that not enough is being done to respond to the threat proactively.

Come and join our panelists to hear what practical steps are being taken by leaders in our industry to address these issues. Engage with other E&C leaders and discuss topics such as the mindset shift that needs to occur to extract full value from digital disruption, the organizational set-up that is needed to promote knowledge transfer and the adoption of new technologies, and creating a culture that embraces change and diversity and motivates a new generation of E&C leaders.

The Panel
Asifa Samji, Senior Vice President, Business Leader, Environmental Services at Stantec
James Olson, Dean Faculty of Applied Science at UBC
Roland Berger GmbH (Speaker to be Confirmed)

CleanBC: Good for the Economy?Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:30 – 9:00 am

Where:
Fasken, 2900 – 550 Burrard St, Vancouver

Cost:
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, January 14 at midnight.

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BCCR 2019 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, 2019.

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

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BCCR Festive Season Reception @ Big Rock Brewery

Last year was so popular we are returning to the Big Rock Brewery for our Festive Season Reception and another evening of tasting and socializing.

With microbrewery artisanship and big-brewery consistency, Big Rock passionately crafts ten signature beers, eight seasonals, four ciders, and countless private label products for beer lovers. They have always been at the forefront of the craft beer revolution, finding innovative ways to carry forward established brewing traditions.

The event will include a tour of the brewery, a tasting and then socializing with colleagues.

Big Rock Brewery
310 West 4th Ave.

Wednesday December 5, 2018
5:30 – 9:30 pm

There is no cost but you must register.

Parking – beside the brewery and on the street.

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, December 3 at midnight.

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BCCR November Breakfast Session: Canadian Infrastructure Bank

The Canada Infrastructure Bank uses federal support to attract private sector and institutional investment to new revenue-generating infrastructure projects that are in the public interest. Our speaker is Nick Hann, Head of Investments.

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, November 13 at midnight.

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BCCR October Breakfast Session: Metro Centre Oakridge – An Eight Year Project

The Oakridge precinct is on track to become a major metro centre. At this breakfast session, two representatives from the City of Vancouver Engineering and Planning Departments will provide an update on the Cambie Corridor Plan and associated Utility Servicing Plan. This Plan is a major city building initiative that will transform single family neighborhoods and sees the Corridor’s population more than double and add over 30,000 new homes. This will make the Corridor the biggest growth area outside of Downtown Vancouver. Accommodating new residents will require a Utility Servicing Plan to upgrade the water, sewer and drainage utilities which were constructed in the 1950s-60s and are now at capacity. The City Planning Department will provide a summary of the Cambie Corridor Plan and the Engineering Department will outline the associated Utility Servicing Plan construction phasing and new city-wide Utility Development Cost Levy which contributes to funding over $300M of the utility works over the next 8 years.

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, October 16 at midnight.

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BCCR September Breakfast Session: Negotiating Contracts Across Borders, Cultures, Languages and Legal Systems

This interactive presentation will draw from experience to highlight some of the challenges of negotiating contracts in an international context. Discussion items will include (1) preparing your team, (2) knowing your customer, (3) misconceptions and the danger of assumptions, (4) the when & how of negotiations, and (5) securing the right contract. The discussion will be led by Dentons partner Jana Mansour, who brings close to 20 years of law firm experience from New York City, representing North American and Japanese clients in the development and financing of large infrastructure projects across the world. Jana regularly represents owners and contractors on large construction undertakings, and he will draw on his experience accompanying clients to negotiate contracts in a variety of locales, such as Mexico City, Miami, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Houston and Helsinki.

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, September 18 at midnight.

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