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Regional Transit: Fast Forward 20 Years

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Peter Fassbender is Minister of Community, Sport, Cultural Development and Minister Responsible for Translink. He previously served as Minister of Education and currently serves on the Cabinet Committee on Secure Economy, the Priorities and Planning Committee and the Cabinet Working Group on Climate Leadership. Prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Peter served as a Councillor for the City of Langley for three years before being elected as Mayor in 2005, 2008 and 2011.

In his business career Peter worked in radio and television as well as a number of other communications fields. For 29 years in his career he was a partner and senior executive with DDB Canada (formerly Palmer Jarvis), one of Canada’s largest and most successful marketing and communications firms. In that capacity he dealt with both public and private sector clients at the local, national, and international levels. A major focus of his private sector career was social marketing campaigns including smoking cessation projects for Health Canada and international marketing activities for Industry Canada.

When: 

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 7:30 – 9:00 am

Where:

Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings St, Vancouver

Cost:

Members – $40

Non-Members – $70

This event is generously sponsored by:

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Climate Change – What the Construction Industry Needs to Know

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The expected climate change related sea level rise will impact shorelines and the infrastructure of coastal BC. What does this mean, what does the construction industry need to know and what are some of the predicable options? The opportunities, needs and likely role of the construction industry in the range of response options will be outlined and what the most constructive measures that the industry should be taking or leading will be presented for discussion. What will be the implications to coastal communities and the lower mainland? How will the construction industry adapt and how can the industry help? The presentation will include information on the origins of rising sea levels, historical sea level rise and what is different this time. Information on the 2011 Provincial Guideline will be provided with an update including revised scenarios.

Our speaker, John Readshaw, B.Sc., M.Sc., P.Eng. has over 39 years of experience covering the full range of the coastal and ocean engineering areas of practice and extensive project and project management experience with a wide range of port and coastal oriented projects. In his professional practice, Mr. Readshaw has acquired a broad knowledge of, and experience with, coastal engineering issues in British Columbia waters and has also undertaken many assignments throughout the world, including consulting and construction related projects, which bring useful insight into the solution of local coastal engineering challenges. Mr. Readshaw was the coastal engineer for the first beach marsh project present on the north side of the main arm of the Fraser River (circa 1978). He was the lead author for three of the updated Provincial Guidelines related to Sea-Dikes and the impact of Sea Level Rise, and he also provided the coastal engineering expertise for the Provincial Guideline for Coastal Floodplain Mapping. Further to this work, he is the engineering advisor to the Technical Working Group of the GreenShoresTM program that has considered many aspects of expected sea level rise and its effect on the BC shoreline in a rising sea level scenario. Mr. Readshaw maintains an active interest, concern and ongoing professional practice in the increasingly important next stages of planning and implementation of adaptation to the challenges of the marine side of ongoing climate change implications.

When:
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:30 – 9:00 am

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

Cost:
Members – $40
Non-Members – $70

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Integrated Project Delivery – Coming Soon To A Project Near You

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BCCR in collaboration with FASKEN MARTINEAU DUMOULIN LLP will host a seminar on Project delivery using IPD. This procurement methodology has gained acceptance in other jurisdictions and is now finding favour in Canadian projects. A panel of experts will explain the framework and operation of IPD, both the theoretical and practical, and discuss their experiences in recent IPD projects. The panel will discuss the benefits of IPD to the project participants and the experience of IPD projects in other jurisdictions. This seminar will be of particular interest to public and private owners, to contractors and consultants.

The Panel
Howard Ashcraft Jr, Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP
Darren Becks, VP Administration, St. Jerome’s University
Tim Coldwell, VP, Chandos Construction Ltd.
David Dow, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects
Marina Pratchett, Partner, Fasken Martineau LLP
Sheryl Staub-French, Associate Professor, UBC Civil Engineering
Art Winslow, Lean IPD Director, Graham Construction

Members of this panel bring extensive and senior experience in IPD Project Delivery structures and implementation. They will share their first-hand experience in Canadian projects that proceeded using this model and discuss the present Canadian landscape applicable to IPD, BIM and Lean.

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Thank you to our event sponsor.
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Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Graham Construction and Engineering Inc.

When:
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:30 – 11:00 am

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

Cost:
Members – $60
Non-Members – $95

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BCCR Members Only Urban Walking Tour

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A lot of change has taken place in Vancouver in the past twenty years and no area has changed more than southeast False Creek around Main St. and West 2nd Avenue. In this exclusive event for BCCR members only historian John Atkin will guide a walking tour of the area. The southeast end of False creek has seen an extraordinary transformation over the years from heavy industrial uses to an emerging residential community. Once home to sawmills, asphalt plants, shipyards and a coal gas plant, swept away by the World’s Fair of 1986, the industry has been replaced with new housing, cultural facilities and park space. John will guide the group from Main and Terminal to the Salt Building at Olympic Village passing through industrial lands and new building developments. On this walk we’ll explore this fascinating and evolving part of the city. The walking tour will end at the historic Salt Building now the Craft Beer Market for appies and drinks. This tour is for BCCR members only – sorry no substitutes. Space is limited to 25 people.

When:
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 4:45 pm

Where:
Meet at 4:45 at the northwest corner of Main and Terminal by the SkyTrain station.

Cost:
This is a members only event. There is no charge but members must register.

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Brock Commons Site Tour

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This year the BCCR summer social takes us to the campus of UBC. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn first hand about a unique and revolutionary wood structure Brock Commons. Join guides engineer Paul Fast, architect Matt Wood AOA Project Lead and UBC engineering staff Sheryl Staub-French and Erik Poirier for a tour of Brock Commons. Once constructed, Brock Commons will be one of the tallest wood buildings in the world, providing housing for hundreds of students. When completed, the $51.5-million residence building will stand 53 metres tall (about 174 feet).  Forte in Melbourne is currently the tallest CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) building in the world but is not the tallest wood building. That is TREET in Bergen, Norway which is a glulam frame with standard construction for apartment units and stands at 52.8M with a 15 storey CLT elevator shaft. The tour will be followed by a visit to a presentation centre where participants can see up close a sample of the wood construction design and learn about other tall wood buildings around the world. Finally, the evening will wrap up at Mahony and Sons where refreshments will be served.

When:
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Where:
Tour – Brock Commons, Walter Gage Rd UBC Campus

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Parking at UBC North Parkade: http://bit.ly/1zatuew

Food + Drink – Mahony & Sons 5990 University Blvd

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Cost:
Members – $40
Non-Members – $75

This event is generously sponsored by:

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This session is worth 4 CEUs for members of the AIBC

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Site C | A Clean Energy Project

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Abundant, clean electricity has been a cornerstone of British Columbia’s economy and quality of life for generations. That’s why BC Hydro is building the Site C Clean Energy Project (Site C), a third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River in northeast B.C. Site C will be a source of clean, renewable and cost-effective electricity in B.C. for more than 100 years. The project will provide 1,100 megawatts of capacity and about 5,100 gigawatt hours of energy each year to the province’s integrated electricity system.

In October 2014, the Site C project completed a rigorous and independent environmental assessment by the federal and provincial governments, which included a Joint Review Panel process. The conclusion of the three-year environmental review was that the effects of the Site C project are justified by the long-term benefits it will provide.

Our speaker, Diane McSherry, VP & Project Director of the Site C Clean Energy Project, will give an update on the project. Construction of Site C will create approximately 10,000 person-years of direct employment during construction, and approximately 33,000 total person-years of employment through all stages of development and construction. Don’t miss this informative session.

When:
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7:30 – 9:00 am

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

Cost:
Members – $40
Non-Members – $70

This event is generously sponsored by:

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This session is worth 1.5 CEUs for members of the AIBC

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How to Link Up with Partnerships BC for Successful Bids

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Partnerships BC supports the public sector in meeting its infrastructure needs by providing leadership expertise and consistency in the procurement of complex capital projects and by utilizing private sector innovation, services and capital to deliver measurable benefits for taxpayers. In this session our speaker, Amanda Farrell, will talk about how Partnerships BC is working with contractors to ensure their successful bids for P3 projects. She will tell us how the 2016 Federal budget for infrastructure projects will impact British Columbia, what new P3 projects are in the pipeline and what the province has learned from past projects. This session will provide people working in the construction industry a link to government and keys for successful proposals.

Partnerships BC is owned by the Province of British Columbia and governed by a Board of Directors reporting to its sole shareholder, the Minister of Finance. It is incorporated under the British Columbia Business Corporations Act.

Amanda Farrell is President and Chief Executive Officer at Partnerships BC. Amanda leads the company’s efforts to improve customer service and business development and build on relationships with service providers, and current and future clients. She continues to lead the Evergreen Rapid Transit Line Project. Amanda joined Partnerships BC in November 2004 and has held positions in a number of sectors since then. Most recently, Amanda held the position of Vice President, Projects with responsibility for supporting the high-quality delivery of planning, procurement, and contract management advice and support to clients in the development of major public infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Partnerships BC, Amanda gained extensive public policy and operational experience in the UK. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Sciences from the University of Reading, followed by postgraduate research at the University of Bath.

When:
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 7:30 – 9:00 am

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

Cost:
Members – $40
Non-Members – $70

This event is generously sponsored by:
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This session is worth 1.5 CEUs for members of the AIBC

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Annual General Meeting

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Keynote Speaker
John Lenahan
Director, Engineering Projects, YVR

YVR: 2037. After providing a brief history of Vancouver International Airport, our speaker, John Lenahan, will talk about YVR’s Master Plan, which is currently under revision. This plan takes the airport from its current state of development, 20 million passengers in 2015, out to the year 2037, and an estimated 35 million passengers. It covers all facility upgrades and terminal expansions, airside facilities and groundside infrastructure. This plan is then laid out over the twenty year term and used to form the airport’s 10 Year Capital Plan. Part of the program is being driven by the potential arrival of a regular Airbus A380 service this summer.

John J. Lenahan, P.Eng., FEC, is Director Engineering Projects at Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR). He joined the Airport Authority in 1995 as a Senior Project Manager and was appointed Manager, Transportation Planning in 2001, during which time he was YVR’s representative on the Canada Line project. Since 2008, as a Director of Engineering Projects, he has over-seen the implementation of YVR’s Capital Plan. YVR is currently embarking on a new set of Capital Projects which will exceed $2.0 billion over the next 10 years.

When:
Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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

Cost:
Members – $70
Non-Members – $95

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This event is generously sponsored by:

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This session is worth 1.5 CEUs for members of the AIBC.

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Pacific NorthWest LNG

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Pacific NorthWest LNG is a proposed natural gas liquefaction and export facility on Lelu Island within the District of Port Edward on land administered by the Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA). The facility would liquefy and export natural gas produced by Progress Energy Canada Ltd. in northeast BC. Both Pacific NorthWest LNG and Progress Energy are majority-owned by PETRONAS. Sinopec, JAPEX, Indian Oil Corporation and PetroleumBRUNEI are minority shareholders in the Pacific NorthWest LNG project.

The export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a new industry in BC with significant economic and social potential. Pacific NorthWest LNG will create new economic and social benefits for the local community, BC and Canada in an environmentally safe and sustainable manner:

  • Up to 330 direct operational long-term jobs
  • Approximately 300 local spin-off jobs
  • Up to 4,500 jobs during peak construction

Pacific NorthWest LNG would receive natural gas delivered via the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT) project from the North Montney region of northeast BC TransCanada Pipelines Limited. TransCanada has 60 years of experience operating in Canada, and it has been selected to build, own and operate PRGT.

Our speaker, Tessa Gill, is the head of Head of Corporate and Stakeholder Relations for Pacific NorthWest LNG. Before joining Pacific NorthWest LNG, Tessa previously served as Commercial Manager of a PETRONAS/BG joint venture LNG regasification terminal in Wales from 2009 to 2012. She has broad project management experience in manufacturing, electronics and horizontal directional drilling, from having worked in the UK, Germany, Thailand, Australia and Canada. Tessa is a mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Glamorgan in Wales. She will provide an update on the status of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project, and discuss the next steps for the Project should it receive regulatory approval from the Government of Canada.

When:
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:30 – 9:00 am

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

Cost:
Members – $40
Non-Members – $70

Register!

This event is generously sponsored by:

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This session is worth 1.5 CEUs for members of the AIBC.

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What’s Keeping You Awake At Night?

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Join a panel of experts at this informal roundtable session to talk about the economy in 2016, where it is headed and what the impact will be on the construction industry. This will be an interactive session where participants will be encouraged to engage in the discussion with speakers Allan Russell, President and CEO, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd, Peter Timler, M.Sc., P.Eng. Corporate Business Development Officer & Vice President Engineering, Supreme Group, and Ryan Tones, Senior Vice President, District Manager, Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co. An important session to kick of the new year. So register today as space is limited. And please note this will be an extended breakfast session at Fasken Martineau.

Speaker Bios

Allan Russell is President and Chief Executive Officer at McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., a firm that is over 105 years old and well-known in Western Canada for its award-winning innovations on major projects and dedication to servicing the needs of local communities. Allan has over 30 years of experience in the civil engineering and construction industry. He has held key roles on many of Western Canada’s prominent capital projects, including the South Fraser Perimeter Road, Surrey Combo, Canada Line, Golden Ears Bridge, William R. Bennett Bridge, and Sea to Sky Highway Improvements. Many of these projects have been recognized with industry awards at the provincial, national, and international levels. Additionally, Allan has been an active member of the provincial and national boards of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies, serving as president of the provincial organization in 2000.

Peter Timler, MSc, Peng, is Corporate Business Development Officer and Vice President Engineering of the Supreme Group; Canada’s largest privately owned steel construction business. He manages a challenging position that fuses early project involvement with application of innovative technological approaches to projects instilling better value for owners, architects, engineers and construction managers. A former civil engineering graduate of McMaster University (Bachelors) and the University of Alberta (Master of Science) as well as past Western Regional Executive Director of the CISC along with many years in private structural consulting, he is known for taking theory into practice and shares several prestigious awards. Most recently he authored the CISC Code of Standard Practice Appendix on Digital Modeling; a guideline to Building Information Modeling protocol with the steel industry.

Ryan Tones is a Senior Vice President of Kiewit, responsible for Kiewit’s operations in the western provinces of Canada including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He has been part of the Kiewit team since graduating with a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1999. He has a broad-ranging level of experience in the management of large, complex transportation and infrastructure projects. Ryan also has a great deal of experience working with design-build, and design-build-finance-operate projects. He understands the level of cooperation and coordination that such projects entail. Before becoming District Manager, Ryan provided executive management, oversight, and logistical support for Kiewit’s British Columbia area operations. He also worked to maintain owner-contractor relations for various projects and estimates. Ryan’s previous project management experience includes both smaller and larger projects throughout western Canada. These projects include the Port Mann / Highway 1 Improvement Project for the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation, the Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement Project for the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation, the Fort Nelson River Bridge Project for the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Crowchild Trail Corridor Improvements Project for the City of Calgary, and the Arrow Lakes Generating Station Project for the Arrow Lakes Power Company. Paul also has extensive experience with design-build transportation infrastructure projects, bridge and elevated transit construction projects, bridge rehabilitation projects and marine terminal rehabilitation projects.

Journal of Commerce interviews

http://journalofcommerce.com/Economic/Video-and-Photo/2016/1/VIDEO-McElhanney-president-Allan-Russell-at-the-BC-Construction-Roundtable-1012988W/

When:
Thursday, January 21, 2016, 7:30 – 9:30 am

Where:
Fasken Martineau, 2900-550 Burrard St, Vancouver

Cost:
Members – $40
Non-Members – $70

This event is generously sponsored by:

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