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October 18 & 19, 2023
Calgary Telus Convention Centre


Watch the following educational seminars recorded at BUILDEX Alberta 2022 on demand after the show, PLUS gain access to a host of video content from across the Buildings Canada portfolio of events on Streamly.

Access to the seminar recordings and Streamly are included as part of the BUILDEX On Demand and All Access Pass options, accessible until January 31, 2023.

W02 - Net Zero Carbon Buildings Don’t Work in Alberta. Or Do They?

Buildings are rapidly becoming a primary topic of discussion when it comes to climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions within Canada, and Alberta has specific challenges when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in buildings which may prompt the question: are zero carbon emissions buildings possible in Alberta? And if they are, is there a payback and value proposition?

This session will focus on how to achieve Net Zero Carbon buildings in Alberta’s specific scenario. This will include cold climate considerations, electricity grid challenges, and building specific strategies that can be used to achieve a net zero carbon goal. Project specific examples will be shared from across multiple sectors, including commercial/institutional, industrial, and mixed use. Attendees will learn the definitions involved in zero carbon buildings and the challenges and solutions of producing these projects within Alberta.

Nic Besseling, Principal, The AME Consulting Group Ltd.
Brett Banadyga, Project Manager, Building Performance, The AME Consulting Group Ltd.
Jeff Hill, Principal, The AME Consulting Group Ltd.
Kevin Showalter, Partner, SMP Engineering

W15 - Alberta’s New Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act: What You Need to Know

The Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2022 (CLA) came into effect on August 29, 2022, when the Alberta Builders’ Lien Act became the Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act (PPCLA). Two key points of the new legislation include strict timelines for payment of construction project invoices and a new adjudication system for dispute resolution. Panelists will discuss the nuances of payment certification and the intersection with prompt payment and dispute resolution. An open dialogue will address audience questions of this new legislation.

Antoine Aurelis, Practice Lead, Arbitech Inc.
Michael Gabert, Director, Cost Management Services, BTY
Locklyn Price, Senior Associate, BLG

W22 - Managing Change & Risk in Construction

Changes are an unavoidable part of construction. If not managed properly, changes can give rise to disputes and unintentionally compromise your legal and financial interests.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The essential elements of change orders
  • Common construction contract provisions concerning change and why they matter
  • How to avoid disputes that commonly arise from incomplete change orders
  • Steps to follow when change gives rise to a dispute
  • Documenting and reporting change order schedule implications
  • The importance of tracking and managing changes related to concurrent delay

Jerry Crawford, Principal Director, KGC Consulting Services Ltd.
Adrianna Worman, Barrister & Solicitor, Goodfellow & Schuettlaw

T08 - Implementing Low Carbon Buildings

Our built environment is at the forefront of greenhouse gas reduction opportunities and impacts our ability to meet climate targets. This session brings industry experts together to discuss what is working for building stakeholders throughout the design and construction process as well as opportunities for a low carbon-built environment in the future. This panel is ideal for owners, consultants, manufacturers, and contractors interested in learning about embodied carbon and their influence in embodied carbon reductions.

Kristin Tollovsen, Manager, Sustainability and Social Purpose, Centurion Infrastructure Canada
Christina Michayluk, Sustainability Specialist, Footprint
Jen Hancock, VP Collaborative Construction, Chandos Construction
Adam Stoker, Sustainable Infrastructure Engineer, City of Calgary
Ian Washbrook, Principal, Entuitive

T22 - BUILDEX Keynote: From Smart to Aware Buildings: Evolution of Smart Building Technologies to Drive Operational Efficiencies, Comfort & Cost Savings

Learn how smart buildings systems are evolving towards holistic monitoring, management, and control platforms where disparate applications are integrated, data is centralized, and diagnostics and automated control can be performed remotely to improve performance and increase efficiency.

Topics to be covered:

  • Data acquisition strategies for systems, spaces, and equipment
  • System Integration from internal building systems and external data sources
  • Application of rules-based analytics to perform ongoing fault detection diagnostics
  • Use of machine learning and AI to enable predictive maintenance and augmented control

Speaker: David Unger, Principal, Sentient Buildings