EVENT CALENDAR  CIQS – Maritimes

Upcoming Events:

  • ICEC-PAQS Conference 2018  [ ]

ICEC-PAQS Conference 2018

ICEC-PAQS Conference 2018

Construction projects start and end with cost.

ICEC-PAQS 2018 Conference brings together construction cost professionals from around the globe for seminars and workshops with industry experts.

A world class line-up of speakers will take to the stage at this year’s Conference in Sydney. The Conference opens on 18th November at ICC Sydney and runs through until 20th November.

“The Conference is designed to educate professionals towards a global construction industry that powers from precision. Construction cost professionals are critical thinkers who strive to provide their clients with accurate costings and funds management from pre-design to design to construction to operation to obsolescence.” says Anthony Mills, President, AIQS.

Weaving through the Conference are themes that highlight clear pathways for construction cost professionals who want to stay on top of their game. The themes include new directions for Quantity Surveyors and Cost Estimators, cost management, innovation in construction, BIM, infrastructure, international law and standards, costs in sustainability, construction technology and innovation, industry relationships, global cost management, and project management.

The keynote speaker for the Conference is Professor Genevieve Bell who will deliver a presentation on human interaction with technology and its impact on the management of projects. Professor Bell is the Director of the 3A Institute, Florence Violet McKenzie Chair, and a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) as well as a Vice President and Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation. Professor Bell is a cultural anthropologist, technologist and futurist best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development.

Integrated into the Conference is the 3rd International QS BIM Conference. Speakers will deliver high point content across ten sessions.

The Future of Industry plenary brings to stage left a collective of Quantity Surveyors (under age 35) and, to stage right, a history of Quantity Surveyors (over the age of 35) – a generational debate sure to raise eyebrows. Other Conference highlights include treetop life in the concrete jungle, international construction measurement standards, launch of the ANZIQS BIM Best Practice Guidelines.

Date:
Location: Sydney, Australia
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney)
14 Darling Drive
Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia (Map)

Visit www.icecpaqs2018.com for more information →

If you have any questions, please contact the AIQS events team on +61 2 8234 4000 or events@aiqs.com.au

Upcoming Events:

  • CIQS–BC Annual Holiday Social & Member Appreciation Event  [ ]

CIQS–BC Annual Holiday Social & Member Appreciation Event

CIQS–BC Annual Holiday Social & Member Appreciation Event

To express our sincere appreciation to all our members, you are cordially invited to our Annual Holiday Social and Member Appreciation Event. Come enjoy a complementary drink and appetizers and catch up with friends, colleagues and other fellow members during the holiday season.

Date:
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Vancouver, BC
Venue: Mahony and Sons (Burrard Landing)
Vancouver Convention Centre West Building
#36 - 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3 (Map)
Cost: FREE (Members Only)
RSVP: Please RSVP latest by Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

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Looking forward to seeing you there!

For further information, please contact Marie-Anne Bible at admin@ciqs.org.

Upcoming Events:


Canada’s Diversity Gardens Site Tour

Canada’s Diversity Gardens Site Tour

Canada’s Diversity Gardens is a horticultural attraction currently under construction that is re-developing the southeast corner of Assiniboine Park. The project includes four cornerstone attractions including The Leaf (building), The Indigenous Peoples’ Garden, The Cultural Mosaic Gardens and The Grove (landscapes).

The project is a first of its kind in Canada to incorporate an ETFE biome roof structure and is transforming the look of the park. The 6,000 + square meter facility will feature four distinct zones that will house entirely different climates and environments. Once complete, the building will be a global leader in energy efficiency using geothermal and solar technology.

CIQS Members have the opportunity to attend a guided tour of the construction site to see the exciting challenges of such a unique project.

Date:
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Venue: Canada’s Diversity Gardens – Assiniboine Park
Winnipeg, MB (Map)
Cost: There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required as space is limited.
RSVP: Please register latest by Monday, Nov. 19, 2018

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FAQs

  • PPE IS REQUIRED. Attendees must provide their own hard hat, steel toe boots, reflective vest, safety glasses and gloves.
  • There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required as space is limited.
  • Parking is available beside Bird’s site office. Refer to the attached map for site access information. Carpooling is encouraged if possible.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure sufficient time to park and sign-in.
For further information, please contact Carl Pedersen at winnipeg@ciqs-prairies.org

CIQS Workshop | Know What You Don't Know: Uncertainty in Capital Projects

CIQS Workshop | Know What You Don't Know: Uncertainty in Capital Projects

Join us on Wednesday, November 21st in Edmonton to learn more about the Monte Carlo simulation and its application with Holly Parkis, Manager – Special Studies at SMA Consulting Inc.

Capital projects are an exercise in managing uncertainty. Every cost estimate represents the culmination of hundreds or even thousands of reasonable assumptions, best guesses, factors of safety, contingency calculations, and best or worst case scenarios. In a single point estimate, these may be hidden in reports or appendices, and the implications can be difficult to communicate. However, modern computing tools and Monte Carlo simulation techniques make it possible to easily calculate and display the full range of potential outcomes, giving valuable context to the point estimate.

This presentation will include an overview of Monte Carlo simulation and its application to capital project cost estimating, including risk analysis, range estimating, and joint cost and schedule modeling.

Topic: Risk Management
Speaker: Holly Parkis, Manager – Special Studies at SMA Consulting Inc. – See Holly’s Bio below
Date:
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Edmonton, AB
Venue: Coast West Edmonton Hotel & Conference Centre
18035 Stony Plain Rd
Edmonton, AB T5S 1B2 (Map)
Cost: CIQS Members: $30.00
CIQS Students: $20.00
Non-Members: $40.00
RSVP: Please register latest by Monday, Nov. 19, 2018

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Guest Presenter: Holly Parkis – SMA Consulting Ltd.

Holly Parkis, Manager – Special Studies at SMA Consulting Ltd.Holly Parkis is SMA Consulting's Manager of Special Studies and has significant expertise in the Value Methodology, facilitation, project management, quantitative risk analysis, and statistical modeling; she has facilitated more than fifteen hundred hours of workshops across Western Canada, and her projects have won several provincial and national awards in the past five years.

Ms. Parkis is a Project Management Professional, has multiple publications, and is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Alberta. She is also an expert in Monte Carlo simulation techniques and data analysis and visualization. She has provided services for a diverse array of projects including drainage, light rail transit, water and wastewater treatment, heavy manufacturing, tunnels, highways, and major bridges, as well as process development and optimization studies.

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For further information, please contact Tom Tamayo at edmonton@ciqs-prairies.org

CIQS Workshop | Value Management: How to Deliver Value

CIQS Workshop | Value Management: How to Deliver Value

Value Management as defined by SAVE International, is “a systematic process used by a multidisciplinary team to improve the value of a project through the analysis of its functions.” This presentation will discuss the concepts behind Value Management, explore its applications, and highlight its benefits.

This presentation will explain Value Engineering’s methodology, history, and its application, and will review case studies. The presenter will also introduce a hybrid approach, combining Value Management and Risk Analysis, and will discuss why it is vital to integrate these two methodologies.

Topic: Value Management
Speaker: Hussien AL-Battaineh – See Hussien’s bio below
Date:
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Calgary, AB
Venue: Danish Canadian Club
727 - 11th Avenue S.W.,
Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 (Map)
Cost: CIQS Members: $30.00
Non-Members: $40.00
Students: $20.00
* Includes Workshop and Dinner
RSVP: Please register online latest by Friday, Nov. 16

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Guest Presenter: Hussien AL-Battaineh, Ph.D., P.Eng., CVS

ImageHussien AL-Battaineh, Ph.D., P.Eng., CVS is the founder and president of EHan Engineering, an ambitious Edmonton-based consulting company specialising in value management, project management, and infrastructure management services. His fifteen years of progressive experience include leading value management and risk analysis workshops, managing complex civil engineering and infrastructure projects, and conducting constructability review studies for transportation, construction, and wastewater projects. His professional accomplishments have been recognised through a number of awards and scholarships including the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering’s Award for Governmental Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure (2012) and the Consulting Engineers of Alberta Award of Excellence and Award of Merit (2013) for developing the Risk-based Infrastructure Management System (RIMS).

Dr. Al-Battaineh holds the Certified Value Specialist (CVS®) designation, which is the highest level of certification obtainable through SAVE International. He was one of the professionals driving the establishment of the Value Analysis Canada (VAC) Western Group in 2016, and currently holds the position of Conference Director at Value Analysis Canada. Dr. Al-Battaineh is also an adjunct Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Western Michigan University, United States.

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For further information, please contact Peter Bhullar at calgary@ciqs-prairies.org

Upcoming Events:

  • CIQS – Ontario Holiday Social Event  [ ]

CIQS – Ontario Holiday Social Event

CIQS – Ontario Holiday Social Event

Members of CIQS – Ontario are cordially invited to the 2018 Holiday Social Event being held at The Craft Brassiere & Grille. This year’s event will differ from previous in that it will be less of a formal sit-down dinner; and instead, be held in a setting that promotes mingling and socializing. Friends and family are encouraged to attend!

Event Details

Date:
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Toronto, ON
Venue: The Craft Brasserie & Grille
107 Atlantic Avenue, Liberty Village
Toronto, Ontario M6K 1Y2 (Map)
Cost: $35 per person (including taxes)
* Includes: Appetizers & one complimentary drink ticket
RSVP: Please RSVP latest by Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

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Friends and family are encouraged to attend!

This event will be held at The Craft Brasserie in Liberty Village, Toronto. There is plenty of street parking available, and it is a short walk from the Exhibition GO Station and King West TTC line.
For further information, please contact Mike Watkinson at mwatkinson@awhooker.com

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