Canadian Consulting Engineer

Lighting Seminars address engineers at IIDEX/NeoCON

August 24, 2009
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

To be held September 24-25 at the Direct Energy Centre, Toronto, the IIDEX/NeoCon interior design trade show a...

To be held September 24-25 at the Direct Energy Centre, Toronto, the IIDEX/NeoCon interior design trade show and conference is now held in conjunction with the Green Building Festival and the Light Canada conference and exhibits.

Sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), Light Canada has a number of seminars for consulting engineers, with some listed below. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

8.30 – 10.30 a.m. LEED and Lighting Design. Presentations by Howard Procyshyn, P.Eng. of Smith Carter Architects of Winnipeg, Lana MacInnes of Smith and Andersen consulting engineering on lighting for sports facilities, and Katharine MacKay of MMM Group on their firm’s LEED Silver head office.

11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.  Out of the Shadows. Presentation by Abhay Wadhwa, an international award-winning designer and adjunct professor at the Lighting Research Centre at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.


 1.00 – 3.00 p.m. Lighting for Architects and Designers. Common issues ranging from lamp types, lighting effects and light-cove sign, to how to avoid scalloping, socket shadows and hot spots. Presented by Paul Broken of Mulvey + Banani Lighting of Toronto and Brad Hindson of KPMB Architects.


8.30-9.30 a.m.  Addressing Dimmable Controls. Presentation by Andrew Parker, Encelium Technologies. Includes integrating lighting controls with other building systems.

8.30 – 9.30 a.m. Lighting the Way to Global Economic Transformation, One Home at a Time. Presentation by Dr. David Irvine-Halliday of the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering.

10.30 – 11.30 a.m. Lightpaintings in Art and Architecture. American artist Stephen Knapp designs large-scale works with light, “at the intersection of painting, sculpture and architecture.”

11.45 a.m. – 12.45 p.m. Rethinking Lighting – the LED Promise. Evaluating white light LEDs which are in some cases surpassing the performance of traditional lighting.

2.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.  Taking it to the Streets: Using LEDs for Outdoor Lighting Applications. Case studies in Canada and the U.S.

For a full schedule of Light Canada and Green Building Festival seminars, see



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