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May 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm$85
Save the date and join IDIBC Okanagan Chapter for its signature event, DesignEx Okanagan in Kelowna. This event will connect you with manufacturers, suppliers, fellow interior designers, architects and others from the built industry. Network with your peers and industry representatives while enjoying light refreshments!
Come discover the new products, receive IDCEC hours and attend the Table Top portion of the day for free!
NETWORKING FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.| 1 IDCEC hour
This workshop is focused on learning the proven techniques for being more effective at business development networking. While addressing the needs of senior professionals it is especially useful for those who are shy, introverted or are uncomfortable making new personal marketing connections.
Learning outcomes will include:
How to overcome natural discomfort,shyness and/or introversion to become more effective at developing strong business development networks
Understanding the importance of networking to business development activities
Laying the groundwork for future business development without aspecific,immediate project to pursue
Creating a solid network that will follow you even after you have left a firm or changed careers
CO-PRESENTER: CAROL JONES, KASIAN ARCHITECTURE
Carol Jones is a Senior Principal in an international firm, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd . Areas of practice include hospitals, universities, airports, palaces, public buildings, mixed use retail developments and corporate facilities. Carol’s professional experience has included practice in several Canadian cities and her interest in design education has been reflected in teaching appointments at two universities. Carol has over 40 years of experience in planning and design, with a focus on design for the high performance workplace. She has significant experience in designing for the both the private and public sector. Considered an expert on workplace programming and planning, Carol speaks and writes on this topic both nationally and internationally, and projects under her leadership have been widely published and have received numerous awards.
CO-PRESENTER: RICHARD POLLACK, POLLACK CONSULTING
Richard began his second career as Pollack Consulting in 2011 after transitioning Pollack Architecture (now Rapt Studio) to its next generation of leadership, he was also elected by his peers to both the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Richard is an experienced statesman of commercial interior architectural design as well as one of its most enlightened futurists. A sought-after speaker, he has made addresses to groups including: IIDA (he is a past international president); AIA (he is a past National Chair of the Interiors Committee); International Facility Management Association (IFMA); NeoCon; Design Futures Council; lecturer at California College of the Arts (CCA); and CoreNet Global. He studied engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute after which he escaped from Brooklyn and headed west. He also co-founded PdK Consulting, whose proprietary research and metrics gauge the impact of design on workplace performance optimization.
SPECIFICATIONS AND THEIR ROLE IN THE PROJECT
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.| 1 IDCEC hour (HSW)
Specifications are as important to the successful completion of a project as the design documents, however in many instances they are put together at the last minute as somewhat of an afterthought. The conversation in an office can sometimes be…… “Hey all, what are we forgetting?…..OH YEAH! The specifications…. Let’s use the same ones we had for the last project…..” This may sound flippant, however it’s often true. Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will have a better understanding of the importance of specifications in the overall design and execution of construction pro.
PRESENTER: GLENN CHATTEN, PRINCIPAL, WORDCLEAR SPECIFICATIONS
Glenn Chatten is the owner and principal of Wordclear Specifications, which specializes in creating, editing and publishing procurement and contractural documents, technical specifications, and reports associated with interior design and architecture, and which are used throughout the construction industry for tendering, pricing and building. Glenn has amassed a wealth of technical expertise from 35 years in the profession, and shares this knowledge through his love of teaching and extensive communication skills.
FORMS OF CONTRACT, CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, SITE MEETINGS AND WALK-THROUGHS
1 – 2 p.m.| 1 IDCEC hour (HSW)
This presentation will address key contractual documents such as project schedules, as well as the possible involvement of industry representatives in preparing or influencing these. We will also explore the different forms of contract and contract documents, together with their practical implementation within the construction process
PRESENTER: GLENN CHATTEN, PRINCIPAL, WORDCLEAR SPECIFICATIONS
THE WELL BUILDING STANDARD
2 – 3 p.m.| 1 IDCEC hour (HSW)
The WELL Building Standard® (WELL) is a performance-based green building rating system that focuses on the health and wellness of building occupants. With increased awareness of how the built environment can protect and enhance human health, it is more important than ever that interior designers understand our role in the process. Designed to work in conjunction with other rating systems, including LEED, WELL delves further into the occupant experience. To obtain WELL Building Standard certification, a project must meet requirements within seven concepts: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
This session offers an overview of how WELL works and covers select features in more detail to provide further insight into the system. A holistic, wellness-centred approach to interior design will be shared to enable design practitioners to apply principles inherent to WELL into their daily work.
PRESENTER: SHARON HOLLINGSWORTH, RID, BADID, IDIBC, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C
With 20 years as a health care professional and a decade with architectural firms, Sharon brings depth and well-rounded experience to green building. Sharon became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2004, obtained the WELL Accredited Professional credential in July 2016 and is a faculty member of the interior design programs at KPU and BCIT. With insight gained from her own practice, Husk Interior Design, Sharon is motivated to share her passion for green, healthy and socially responsible design.