COVID-19 crisis has already affected the building industry from a productivity perspective and will have a permanent effect on how we consider safety for our workers.

Predicting how our world will be impacted due to COVID-19 is difficult. Obviously this crisis has already affected the building industry from a productivity perspective and will have a permanent effect on how we consider safety for our workers.
As we consider these impacts we should expect an additional level of  attention in design to be paid to Infectious Disease Control beyond Hospital environments.
We should therefore expect that architectural design and specifications, specifically the physical gateways that control our built environment, will accommodate the technology systems and processes necessary to keep Society safe.

♦ What role will infectious disease specialists play in the design process?
♦ How will building’s IOT strategy accommodate and collect the data required to help Society perform epidemiological contact tracing?
♦ What will be the new requirements for design?
♦ How will this impact existing buildings and future projects?
♦ What are the long term supply chain implications?

We are gathering the top minds in Canada to start the discussion around this subject. Please join us!


Early Morning Technical Sessions: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

1A : Using Generative Design and Digital Twins to Improve Occupant Well Being

Kean Walmsley | Researcher, Autodesk

1B : Predictive-Based Safety – How AI is Changing Construction Risk Management

Tim Gattie | VP of Industry Strategy,

1C : Least Work, Most Impact for the VDC Continuum – Subtrade Advice to Consultants/Owners

Chris Little | VDC Area Manager – Calgary, Modern Niagara

1D : Reality Capture, Renovations and Physical Distancing to Improve Project Outcomes

Hunter Etherington | VDC Coordinator, Chandos Construction Ltd.

Late Morning Technical Sessions: 10:30AM–11:30AM EST

2A : Legal Perspectives on the Impact of COVID-19

Andrea Lee | Partner, Glaholt Bowles LLP

Karen Groulx | Partner, Dentons Canada LLP

Jason Lewis | Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Affairs & Risk Management Team, WSP

Paul V. Stocco | Practice Group Leader, Brownlee’s Construction Group

Lampros Stougiannos | Partner, Dentons Canada LLP

2B : Prefabricating the Future: Innovation for the Building and Infrastructure Industry

Amy Marks | Head of Industrialized Construction Strategy and Evangelism, Autodesk

2C : Remobilizing our Cities After a Pandemic

Matthew Smith | Associate, Entuitive

2D : Generating Building with Hypar

Anthony Hauck | Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Hypar Inc.

Executive Speaker Series : 12:00PM–4:45PM EST

From the Battlefront to the Well-pad: How Autonomous Solutions Change Everything

Marty Reed | Chief Executive Officer, Evok Innovations

Reimagining Safety in 2021: Building an Increasingly Resilient Construction Industry

Adrian Bartha | Founder, eCompliance

Strategy After the Storm – Leading in the Construction World Post COVID-19

Gregg Schoppman | Principal and Operations Discipline Leader, FMI Corporation

Navigating Effective Collaboration In the Midst of a Pandemic

Mark Cichy | Director of Design Technology, HOK Architects


Executive Panel Discussion : 4:00PM–4:45PM EST

Safer Work Environments in a Post-Pandemic Era

Thomas J. Strong | President & CEO, CanBIM
Mark Bryant | CIO, PCL Construction
Randy Kray | Sr. Vice President, Director of Science + Technology, HOK
Alex Carrick | Chief Economist, ConstructConnect
David Schoonjans | MBA, MRICS, PQS, Senior Director, Cost Consulting & Project Management Altus Expert Services, Altus Group

The Future of Work: Designing Resiliency & Building Safety Post-COVID

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