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)

When:
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 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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BCCR 2018 Under 40 Summer Wrap-Up Social

Join the British Columbia Construction Roundtable for our 2018 Under 40 Summer Wrap-Up Social event on the 23rd floor 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 the event if 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 the final days of summer. Bring your business cards, catch up with other construction professionals, and make new connections! This will be the perfect time to reconnect with business associates after the summer break.

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 11 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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