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
Managing Director and Director, Sustainable Projects
Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure

Melissa Peneycad, ISI’s Managing Director and Director, Sustainable Projects. Melissa has 20 years’ professional experience, most of which have focused on developing, implementing, and administering sustainability and resiliency standards, frameworks, and rating systems for infrastructure, commercial real estate, and industrial products. Since joining ISI in 2016, Melissa has verified the sustainability and resiliency of more than 70 infrastructure projects across the US, Canada, and overseas, collectively worth more than US$25 billion with another US$25 billion in infrastructure development under her purview. Prior to ISI, Melissa was an associate of sustainable development at Stantec, a global engineering, consulting and design services firm and was the national sustainability program manager for BOMA Canada, a prominent commercial real estate association. Melissa has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Master of Environmental Studies degree and a Graduate Diploma in Business and Sustainability. More details 

Megan Pate
Design Manager of the Northeast False Creek Project
City of Vancouver

Megan Pate, Design Manager of the Northeast False Creek (NEFCAP) Project, City of Vancouver. Megan is a professional engineer who works for the City of Vancouver as the Design Manager of the Northeast False Creek (NEFC) Project. The $400 million project involves replacing the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts in downtown Vancouver with a new multi-modal street network. Megan also led the publication of the City of Vancouver’s first consolidated Design Manual, Standard Detail Drawings, and Construction Specifications, the first editions of which were published in 2019. She is an Envision Sustainability Professional and has enjoyed applying the Envision Framework to the NEFC Project. Megan is the recipient of the 2020 Young Engineer Achievement Award from Engineers Canada.

Willy Yung
Director, Engineering and Maintenance
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Willy Yung M.A.Sc., P.Eng, Director, Engineering and Maintenance, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA).  Willy brings over 25 years of ports and marine experience to his current position as Director of Engineering & Maintenance at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. In this role, Willy has leadership responsibility for the asset management, engineering and maintenance of the Port Authority’s infrastructure assets and buildings, and delivery of capital and maintenance projects. Key projects completed since joining the Port Authority in 2000 include the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal Expansion, the Deltaport Container Terminal Third Berth Marine Works, the Fraser Surrey Docks Lower Berth Deepening and the Lynn Creek/Brooksbank rail support infrastructure. Willy’s current focus includes development of the Port Authority’s Asset Management Program and Green Infrastructure Guidelines, as well as engineering support to various major infrastructure development projects. 


When: Thursday, July 16, 2020, 7:30 to 9:00am (attendees may sign into the Zoom meeting between 7:30 and 7:45am; the event will begin promptly at 7:45am)

Where: BCCR will host the session using Zoom

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

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