Construct Canada coming up
October 1, 2005
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
TRADE SHOW & CONFERENCE...
TRADE SHOW & CONFERENCE
As the cold blast of winter starts to bite in downtown Toronto, it marks the time for Canada’s largest annual construction trade show.
Construct Canada and its affiliate event Ecobuild will be held in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s South Building, on Wednesday, November 30 to Friday, December 2.
The conference has a packed schedule of presentations of interest to consulting engineers, particularly those involved in infrastructure and buildings. Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine is sponsoring the Ecobuild Series.
Highlights of the Ecobuild sessions include “The Business Case for Green Building,” at 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, in which Wayne Trusty of the Athena Institute will present a cost benefit analysis of a green development in LeBreton Flats, Ottawa. Later that day at 2.30 p.m. is, “Update of New Innovative Funding Programs and Government Incentives for New and Existing Green Buildings.”
An International Engineering Roundtable is to begin at 8.30 on Thursday, December 1. Ben Novak, P.Eng., a senior consultant with Stantec of Edmonton, is moderating the panel discussion, which will look at issues ranging from sustainable design, to management consolidation and quality based selection as a procurement process. Michael Allen, P.Eng., president of Adjeleian Allen Rubeli structural engineers in Ottawa is on the panel and will be showing the new Canadian War Museum. Another panelist is Chris Poland, president of Degenkolb Engineers of San Francisco, who is a specialist in earthquake safety and disaster mitigation.
Also speaking on the Engineering Roundtable is Chris Cragg, president and chair of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, the advocacy organization for Ontario’s 65,000 professional engineers.
Sessions sponsored by the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society include one on “Lessons Learned from the William Osler Health Centre Delivery Process.” See www.constructcanada.com for more details.