Thanks for Asking!

Museums & Musings in Winnipeg

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A mindful and memorable experience

A walking tour of downtown Winnipeg, the Forks and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.  Fun Night at the historic Metropolitan hosted by the Winnipeg Chapter of Construction Specifications Canada during the 2015 National Conference

Thank you CSC Winnipeg! What will the Atlantic Chapter do for an encore in 2016?
Check out their pitch here

Soundtrack by Dan Walsh recorded live on Beaver Street in Preston


The Forks
The Metropolitan

Bike Night II

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Shout out to

Canadian Tire Kitchener West

for hosting Bike Night II


In support of Jumpstart

Student Design Awards LIVE at Connections Cafe May 20th, 2015

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Connections Cafe 2015 live stream inviteWatch Event Slideshow here

Construction Canada announcement here

Connections Café is about meeting with our colleagues in the design & construction community to discuss trends in the industry, share stories and make plans for the future.  On May 20th at 7pm we will proudly introduce the top five winning teams of the 2015 CSC Student Design Competition

in celebration of the outstanding effort by all contestants & faculty

and   the empowering inspiration of community creativity

Segments of the evening will be videotaped to share with friends of CSC across the country in recognition of the contributions of many supporters, especially our sponsors!

join us at:

Construction Canada online here

Following Connections Cafe, a display of the top five entries will be available for public viewing

at the Fashion History Museum at 74 Queen Street East in Cambridge

CSC is Tapping the Future

Tune in on May 20th!

join the live stream here at 7pm

View the Connections Cafe 2015 live stream invitation

contest background here

*** The Walker Living Campus***

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at Woodend Conservation N-O-T-L
from the perspective of the Prime Mechanical

Shout out to Ken Willms


DSBN Regional SHSM Construction Technology Students!

Thanks to Brendan J Stephens of the Vaudevillian, JoJo Worthington & Davey James
whose music “narrate” the story of this amazing Project

built with the help of student labour


funded entirely by community donations

Soundtrack recorded live at

the Kitchener Studio Project & Cafe Pyrus


Are you building in an earthquake zone? UPDATED

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Thanks to Richard Levesque of HTS Ottawa

for a very informative presentation

See presentation slides: Seismic Presentation-jANUARY2015

Gorilla recording of the presentation may be viewed here

How is seismic compliance

impacting Seismic Restraint

the construction industry

in Ontario?

Strategies for successful tendering, tips and demos

HVAC Seismic Design

Jan 21st at the GVCA

Limited Seating

In the News…Specifying restraints for non-structural building elements

Special Holiday Edition of the Fluffy Beaver

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The Best Christmas Gift is

the Love of a Friend

Fluffy Beaver image

Just in time for the Holiday melt down!

 The Fluffy Beaver 9

to follow the continuing adventures, subscribe to Jessica's Blog

Saturday on the Night/Shift

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Working the Night/Shift just keeps getting better

Many Thanks

to all who make these events possible


See post on grandsocial here

Living in the moment in Waterloo Region…

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Thanks to the Museum

for hosting this evening’s forum for local candidates

to interact with & be informed by

the community

of our vision for a

vibrant & viable

Art & Cultural experience in Waterloo Region

Like the soundtrack?

"The Pool of Bethesda" composed & performed by Waterloo folk music artist, JoJo Worthington
SJU Campus Renewal 2015 groundbreaking photographed by Jessica Rose
Local musicians  “The Vaudevillian”  photographed by Jessica Rose
Block 3 photo by KB Photography

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 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


Globe and Mail Report

Diamond Schmitt Architects 

Daily Commercial News

Graham Construction


Construction Canada Magazine


a teamwork approach


Town of Oakville

Province of Saskachewan

Daily Commercial News

CSC Student Design Competiton Awards May 22nd, 2014

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The Old Galt Post Office

Coming to you live from the Crowne Plaza in Kitchener

Thursday, May 22nd at 7pm

Watch the Award Ceremony here

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The upcoming CSC National Conference May 21st to the 25th is fast approaching and as fellow Community Builders, you may be interested in tuning into the  Connections Cafe on Thursday, May 22nd at 7pm when winners of the Construction Specifications Canada Student Design Competition will be publicly announced.

Architectural & Interior Design students have been challenged to design a restaurant using the old Galt Post Office as the subject building.

There are 12 entries in total from design teams from the University of Waterloo, Ryerson, Sheridan and Conestoga College. The top five entries will be displayed and the three winning proposals will be publicly acknowledged at the Crowne Plaza on Thursday evening at 7pm during the Connections Cafe.  Cathie Schneider, Chair of the CSC-Grand Valley Chapter will make the announcements.

2014 Competition details and history  about the CSC Student Design Competition

More at

Conference Sponsors at

Hope you can join us!