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CSC Design Challenge to #reimagine🚂 1655 Dupont

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Drop in and visit the CSC Student Design Challenge exhibit in the Winner’s Lounge at Expo 2019, live off the floor at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on February 27th.  Sample the iGuide virtual tour of 1655 Dupont Street in Toronto, site of the 2019 Design Challenge.

🔗 meet Michael Vervena at iGuide

🔗meet Cathie Schneider, Co-Chair of the Design Competition Committee
🔗 visit cscdesignchallenge.ca  🔗 like us on facebook

🔗Building Design & Construction at George Brown College

 

21:31:41 CSCeXpo2019

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Montage video recap of the 41st annual CSC Building Expo (21:31) shot live off the floor on February 27th, 2019.

I suited up and slew snowmaggedon on the Kitchener line GoTrain to Union Station, complete with all ten poster boards from last year’s design challenge safely in tow.

While frantically rummaging through pockets for my presto card, I caught a glimpse of Regional Councillor/City of Waterloo Mayor David Jaworsky waiting to board the train.  Reflecting on his 2018 year-end interview with Craig Norris on The Morning Edition (*1) put a smile on my face despite an undertone of grumpiness for neglecting to make time for morning java.

20 sec mark🔖 “Construction in Today’s Connected World” was the keynote address from Dr. Rick Huijbreigts, the VP of Strategy and Innovation at George Brown College.  Dr. Huijbreights expands on the convergence of IoT devices in building automation systems with low-voltage PoE, smart lighting, cloud management and analytics, all protected by emerging cybersecurity operational standards (*2) Yep, caught myself smiling again even before the aroma of coffee reached the table.

It was refreshing to see so many student volunteers from the college engaged at the expo; serving the industry, asking questions and making connections. The train has indeed left the station

 

2m30s mark🔖 Next stop on the tour we hear from Charles W. Skipper, partner at Foglar, Rubinoff LLP and no stranger to the Toronto Construction Association. The Queen’s University alumni cut his teeth articling with the Ministry of Attorney General before practicing commercial litigation at a major Toronto law firm.  At Fogler, Rubinoff LLP since 1996, his expertise in the dynamics of construction and commercial disputes is highly sought after. Charles obtained his Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M) (Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution) from Osgoode Hall, York University in 1998, specializing in construction litigation. He is a Harvard Law School trained negotiator, a lover of ancient history, and a surprisingly funny guy with a decent throwing arm (not captured in this video) (*3)

this is justice and I think it’s great, but I must say that I never had any idea in my life that you could ask so many questions for so long about so little 

 

6m06s mark🔖A sobering overview of changes to the Construction Lien Act including lien registration/perfection, holdback, trust fund obligations, prompt payment rules and interim adjudication (*4)

18m01s mark🔖 CSC Student Design Challenge: the top five entries of the 2018 design competition on display in the winner’s lounge🥂

Cathie Schneider, Co-Chair of the CSC student design competition committee shares her enthusiasm with Michael Vervena as he demonstrates the use of iGuide’s 3D virtual tour of the 2019 Design Challenge site at 1655 Dupont Street in Toronto.

*1) Things that matter to Mayor Dave Jaworsky
*2) US legislation to improve IoT security
*3) Bell Canada v. Olympia & York Developments Ltd., 1994 CanLII 239 (ON CA)
*4) Changes to the Construction Act  

IoT Jiggidy Jig

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home again home again

for the IoT Mind to Market Seminar

at Catalyst137

Presentations from Steven Fyke, Creative Director at SnapPea Design, Mike Brown, Senior Director, Sales and Business Development at Swift Labs, Joel Dart, Manager of Sales and Business Development for Bell – IoT Solutions,  Robert Rodriques for Sigma Point Technologies, Greg Dashwood, Product Lead,  Internet of Things & Advanced Analytics at Microsoft and Alexander Fesiak, IoT Business Development Manager at Arrow Global.  Opening remarks by Jean-Pierre Bhavnani of Miovision

Links:
snappeadesign.com/
swiftlabs.com/about-2/
iot.bell.ca/en/
sigmapoint.com/about-us/
azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/iot/
arrow.com/en/iot

SJU CAMPUS & The Art of Building Backwards

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We're digging the future of  St. Jerome's University
Breaking Ground in Waterloo Region

A LOOK INSIDE THE BIG ROOM

A Look Inside The Big Room is a link to a Prezi storyboard that captures my experience in the “big room” in February 2014 as an observer and complete newbie to Lean Methodology & IPD as a Project Delivery Method. Thanks to Arthur Winslow for opening the door (again) and for the encouragement to keep asking lots of questions.  

“transformative innovation requires the deliberate support of enabling organizational culture, perspectives and processes” Roger Martin

ST. JEROME’S UNIVERSITY IN THE NEWS:

Globe and Mail Report

Diamond Schmitt Architects 

Daily Commercial News

Graham Construction

Lean Construction.org

Construction Canada Magazine

WHAT IS IPD?

a teamwork approach

WHO ELSE IS USING IT?

Town of Oakville

Province of Saskachewan

Daily Commercial News