Allison Greaves

Allison Greaves

Durwest Construction Management

Allison is the Human Resource Manager at Durwest Construction Management. Durwest currently employs 50 employees and has been supporting and sponsoring apprentices for over 25 years. Durwest has been building publicly funded institutional projects on Vancouver Island, for nearly 30 years and has extensive experience ...

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 Arthur  Chung

Arthur Chung

BCCA Employee Benefits

Arthur joined the BCCA Employee Benefit Trust in October 2009 as their Vice President overseeing Operations and has been in the role of Chief Executive Officer since September 2016.With over 25 years of experience in the employee group and individual healthcare benefits industry in numerous senior capacities, he joins ...

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 Chris  Atchison

Chris Atchison

BC Construction Association

Chris is the President of the BC Construction Association (BCCA), the largest and most inclusive construction organization in the province. BCCA represents over 1500 non-union and union contractors active in all sectors of the industry, but primarily focused on Industrial Commercial and Institutional construction. BCCA...

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 Franc  D'Ambrosio

Franc D'Ambrosio

FDARC

Franc is the Principal Architect at D'AMBROSIO architecture + urbanism, an award-winning practice in architecture, research, planning and urban design.

 

SESSION: Tall Wood Construction: New Growth in a New Decade

 Greg  Gillespie

Greg Gillespie

Gillespie Land Management

Greg is a creative and passionate land use consultant with proven success in negotiating and project management at a senior level. He offers 13 years of extensive leadership and real estate experience delivering end-to-end land management expertise in acquisitions, permitting and municipal affairs across multiple geogr...

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Dr. Guido  Wimmers

Dr. Guido Wimmers

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA

Guido Wimmers joined the University of Northern British Columbia in 2014 as Chair for the Integrated Wood Design Program and implemented the interdisciplinary approach for engineering and design of modern wood structures, combining structural engineering with building physics and modern fabrication. Guido received his ...

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 John Hankins

John Hankins

Mid- Island Business Initiative

John graduated from the University of South Wales and has an Executive MBA from the University of Bath.  He moved to Canada in 2000 from the UK and has extensive experience in both the private and public sector. He has led teams across different countries and led business development efforts. During his time in Canada...

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 John Knappett

John Knappett

Knappett Projects Inc.

John Knappett is Chief Executive Officer of Knappett Group of Companies. John is an experienced construction industry executive. His organization has completed projects throughout British Columbia in the Institutional, Commercial and multifamily housing sectors. Projects include highway bridges, wastewater treatment pl...

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 Kristy Nikel

Kristy Nikel

Lean U

As a Master Lean Black Belt with 17 years of experience teaching and applying the tools, Christy’s goal is to present Lean in a practical, effective and energizing way. She has experience communicating and working with executives, managers, supervisors and floor employees, making her comfortable with all levels of ...

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 Kyle Preston

Kyle Preston

Industry Training Authority BC

Kyle is a Red Seal Journeyman and has experience working directly with apprentices to increase continuation and completion. Kyle was formerly an Apprenticeship Teacher, Career Advisor, and Instructional Apprenticeship Assistant in post-secondary institutions. He is now an Apprenticeship Advisor at the Industry Trainin...

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 Leonard Brody

Leonard Brody

Business and Technology Visionary

Closing Keynote Speaker: Business & Technology Speaker | Recently named one of the top 30 up and coming management thinkers in the world, Leonard Brody is known as “a leader of the new world order”. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, bestselling author, and a two-time Emmy-nominated media...

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 Mary Van Buren

Mary Van Buren

Canadian Construction Association

Mary Van Buren is the president of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA).  Mary is a proven leader with an exceptional track record in advancing member interests by introducing innovative world-class member services, promoting the value of the profession and advocating adoption of technology and standards to im...

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 Matthew Baldwin

Matthew Baldwin

City of Langford

Matthew Baldwin has been a Planner with the City of Langford since 1997, and has been the Director of Planning for Langford since 2008.  Matthew studied Geography at UBC, City Planning at the University of Manitoba and has a diploma in Land Use Economics from UBC also.  When he is not helping to keep Langford going, ...

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 Mike Kozakowski

Mike Kozakowski

Citified Media Inc.

Mike is the founder of Citified.ca, a real-estate resource for industry professionals and consumers. The organization provides new-build real-estate data, analytics, marketing, consulting and research services with a focus on southern Vancouver Island. Mike has been in the construction data industry since 2006.

 Olaf Nielsen

Olaf Nielsen

Camosun College School of Trades and Technology

Olaf Nielsen has worked both in the private and public sectors for over 40 years. His background includes operation of a sole-proprietor contracting business, college instructor in both the private and public college sector, provincial government apprenticeship counsellor and currently as Chair, Trades Development and ...

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 Pam Jefcoat

Pam Jefcoat

Civic Legal LLP

Pam Jefcoat is a founding partner of Civic Legal LLP and has over 19 years of experience in local government and commercial real estate law. Pam also has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and provides advice on a wide variety of local government matters, with a focus on land use planning, subdivision, rezoni...

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 Randy Noble

Randy Noble

Houle Electric

Randy started with Houle in 1983, working in the Warehouse/Purchasing Department in Victoria. In 1999, he was promoted to the role of Project Manager/Estimator, later being promoted again to the role of Division Manager for Victoria’s Construction team. As Division Manager, Randy is responsible for the overall func...

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 Ritu Ahuja

Ritu Ahuja

Kinetic Construction Ltd.

Ritu Ahuja is the Lean Integration Leader at Kinetic Construction Ltd., Vancouver Branch, BC. Ritu holds a PhD in Built Environment focusing on Lean Construction and Virtual Design & Construction (VDC). She is also a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) committed to advancing the adoption of lean at Kinetic....

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 Scott Bone

Scott Bone

Northern Regional Construction Association

Scott Bone is the CEO for the Northern Regional Construction Association, located in Prince George. Prior to joining the Association, he served as the regional contract representative on the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline project.  In this capacity he worked with local communities, contractors, and suppliers to...

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 Sonia Sahota

Sonia Sahota

Civic Legal LLP

Sonia Sahota is a lawyer, non-practising engineer, business owner, parent and consummate professional.  Sonia is a founding partner of Civic Legal LLP and practises in the areas of procurement, construction and land development, with a particular focus on tendering law, procurement fairness and construction contractin...

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 Susan  Mowbray

Susan Mowbray

MNP LLP

Opening Keynote Speaker: Economic Perspectives | Susan Mowbray is a Senior Economist and a Partner in MNP’s Economics and Research Practice. She has more than 20 years of experience in economic modelling and applying economic analysis in a variety of contexts. Susan’s work has included assignments for public sect...

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 Tess Van Straaten

Tess Van Straaten

Conference Emcee: Tess van Straaten is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience doing everything from news and weather to hosting a live morning show.A fourth-generation Victorian, Tess went to Carleton University in Ottawa and got her first big break working on Parliament Hill as a reporter. A...

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 Tyler Galbraith

Tyler Galbraith

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

Tyler Galbraith is a partner at the law firm Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP practices in the areas of construction law and commercial litigation. Tyler regularly drafts and provides advice on contracts and been involved in numerous appeals, trials, arbitrations and mediations. Tyler’s practice includes builders lien and ...

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