Technical Session Summaries and Schedule at a Glance

 Join us in Kelowna for the CSC Annual Conference. The CSC Conference 2017 Organizing Committee looks forward to hosting you!
May 24 - 28


For Schedule at a Glance   click  Latest update: May 12, 2017

To view the Techincal Session Summaries scroll down 

Host Hotel:
Delta Hotels Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre 

 1310 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9P3  Tel: (250) 763-4500   ■  Web Site


NOTE: A link to the PRESENTATIONS will be emailed to all confirmed delegates prior to the conference.  


To view the summary, click on the links below (information will be added when available)

Time: 7:30 - 8:45AM

Keynote Breakfast Featuring:  Eric Termuende 

Eric Termuende is on a mission to change the way we talk about work and get fulfillment from it. A bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur, Eric is co-founder of NoW Innovations and has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Thrive Global, the Huffington Post and many others. In 2015, Eric was recognized as a Top 100 Emerging Innovators under 35 globally by American Express. Eric sat as Community Integration Chair for Global Shapers Calgary, a community that functions under the World Economic Forum. He is a former Canadian G20 YEA Delegate, representing Canada in Sydney in 2014. Eric is currently signed by the National Speakers Bureau and travels the world talking about the future of work and multiple generations in the workplace. In 2016, Eric spoke at TEDxBCIT in Vancouver giving his presentation entitled ‘Bigger than Work’. Eric has worked and spoken with clients across the world. His new book, Rethink Work is now available on Amazon.


Communication and the Future of Work

The World Economic Forum says we are now entering the fourth Industrial Revolution, one where we no longer are taking steps, but leaps forward. Considering exponential integration of technology and accessibility of information being greater now than ever before, what stories are we telling to attract the right candidates to the workforce and communicate with them accordingly? More so, how are we using different social media platforms to communicate our values and experiences appropriately? In his presentation, Eric talks about the importance of community and belonging at work. The conversation about the future of work is bigger than Millennials and generations, and spans wider than technology and workplace aesthetic- it is about people and creating a life each of us can enjoy living through the work we do.

Time: 9:00 - 10:00AM

1A – Paint Matters

Session Presented by: Davis Kyle, Executive VP, MPI


1B – Climate Change Resiliency - Changes and Opportunities

Session Presented by: Jason Urquhart, P.Eng.; Rick Zaporzan, NRC


1CPut it in Writing: the Impact of Robotics, Algorithms, and AI on Project Documentation, Design, and Execution 

Session presented by: Greg Ceton, CSI, CDT


Time: 10:30 - 11:30AM

2A – Challenges in Tall Wood Buildings

Session presented by: Nicholas Sills, Structurlam


2B – Understanding the New 2015 Building, Fire, Plumbing and Energy Code Provisions

Session presented by: Jason Urquhart, P.Eng., NRC


2C – Parking Structures: Design, Construction and Maintenance CSA Standard S413

Session presented by: Sylvie Mercier, RJC


Time: 1:45 - 2:45PM

3A – Specifications for Constructors, Estimators, and Suppliers (Part 1)

Session presented by: Keith Robinson, FCSC, RSW, FCSI


3B – North American Fenestration Standards – What’s In, What’s Out, And What To Do About It

Session presented by: Al Jaugelis, Fenestration Specialist, RDH


3C – The Effect of Specifications on Construction Cost Estimates and Current Estimating Standards

Session presented by: Connor Falls, MRICS, PQS, BTY and Michael Gabert, PQS, BTY

Time: 3:15 - 4:15PM 

4A – Specifications for Constructors, Estimators, and Suppliers (Part 2)

Session presented by: Keith Robinson, FCSC, RSW, FCSI

(Continuation of 3A)

4B – Seismic Risk Management

Session presented by: Jason Urquhart, P.Eng., Rick Zaporzan, NRC


4C – Multi Unit Passive House Buildings

Session presented by: Brett Sichello, Brett Sichello Design




Time: 9:00 - 10:00AM

5A – LEED v4 Material Considerations  

Session presented by:Marsha Gentile, CSBA, LEED AP BD+C, Ledcor Construction Limited


5B – CCDC –Revised NEW Document Update

Session presented by: Mila Legge, RSW


5C – Developing the CSA-A440.4 Window Door and Skylight Installation Standard

Session presented by: George Torok, Morrison Hershfield


Time: 10:30 - 11:30AM

6A – Understanding and Preventing Floor Covering Failures
Session presented by: Chris Maskell, National Floor Covering Association


6B – Life as a Consultant Spec Writer

Session presented by: Sherry Harbaugh, CSI, NCARB, CCS, SCIP, Leed AP, TRC Consultants


6C – Brock Commons-Virtual Design and Construction

Session presented by: Karla Fraser, Senior Project Manager, Urban One Builders

- 1:45PM 

Keynote Luncheon Featuring:  Jen Rustemeyer     

Jenny is a Leo Award-winning producer with Peg Leg Films, a tiny production company that makes socially conscious films to inspire big personal action.

She produced and was a subject in documentary 'The Clean Bin Project' which chronicled a year-long competition to live zero waste.

More recently, she produced 'Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story' (Knowledge Network) which won 13 festival awards, played hundreds of community screenings, and was listed on the New York Times' TV Critics' Top 10 documentaries for 2015.


Time: 2:00 - 3:00PM 

7A – Understanding the Canadian Air Barrier Standards

Session presented by: Jean-François Coté


7B – Choosing Standards and References for your Project Specifications
Session presented by: Specification Writers Panel

7C – Meeting the Building and Energy Codes with EIFS
Session presented by: Kevin Day, LEED AP, Dryvit Systems

Time: 3:30 - 4:30PM

8A – Living Building Challenge

Session presented by: Deren Sentesy, Thompson Okanagan Cascadia Regional Chapter Ambassador


8B – Evolving Specifications - MasterFormat to UniFormat

Session presented by: David Stutzman, FCSI, AIA, CCS


8C – Have No Fear! Let Architecture be a Common Good
Session presented by: Florian Maurer, Architect AIBC, Florian Maurer Architect

Time: 5:30 - 11:00PM 

Get ready for FUN NIGHT sponsored by:   cgc

Location: Host hotel 


“Grape Stomp and Grape Olympics”

Come for the Grape Stomp and stay for the Grape Olympics. 
Guests will work in teams to beat each other in a traditional Grape Stomp and then onto some fun but challenging “Olympic” grape sports.  You don’t have to be fit to win just ready to have a “GRAPE” time. 
Once the games are over “The Sinatra Guy” will serenade the guests with some timeless hits.  Don’t worry you will get a chance to serenade the crowd as well once the grapes kick in and the Karaoke begins.

A ticket is required for this event