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    IDIBC Okanagan Chapter Design Exchange CEU Day and Table Top Show 2012 (0.3 IDCEC CEUs)

    Join IDIBC's Okanagan Chapter for its Design Exchange CEU Day and Table Top Show 2012, an event that brings you education, with three scheduled CEU's, and a table top show all in one location. Connect with manufacturers and suppliers, fellow interior designers, architects and others from the built industry on May 29, 2012.


    10 to 10:30 a.m. | REGISTRATION

    10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | A Look at Living Walls and Living Facades (0.1 IDCEC CEU)

    This one hour seminar will introduce attendees to living walls, living wall systems and the advantage of soil based systems versus hydroponic. The instructor will review existing installations and the pros and cons of trellis systems versus living facades.

    Nicolas Rousseau, Project Manager, Architek, Sustainable Building Products Inc.
    Nicolas's expertise and creativity led him to design and develop the first Living Frame in North America and then founded Urban Folige Inc., a company that fosters wellness through greenery, aesthetic pleasure and air purification. 

    Ronald P. Schwenger, Principal, Architek, Sustainable Building Products Inc.
    Ron is educated in architecture and fine arts at the University of Guelph and continued education in marketing, advertising and communications at BCIT. Ron recently wrote the GRP exam after a number of years of experience and education in green roof systems and obtained his credentials as an accredited green roof professional. Ron is an active member of Green Roofs Healthy Cities and an education provider for AIA and AIBC. 

    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | LUNCH 
    Registrants enjoy lunch and networking with manufacturers, suppliers and other professionals from the building community.

    1:15 to 2:15 p.m. |The Economy in the Central Okanagan - Challenges and Opportunities in the Years Ahead (0.1 IDCEC CEU)

    Exhibitors welcome to attend.
    The Greater Kelowna area can be described as a the bellwether for Canada’s demographic future. As the oldest census city in Canada, the region is about 15 years ahead of the national demographic curve. The session will examine the population trends and future growth patterns, and will suggest ways in which we as a region, and business owners,  can not only deal with the changes but how we can best take advantage.

    Robert Fine, Director for the Economic Development Commission for the Central Okanagan Regional District 
    Mr. Fine is Past President of the Economic Developers Association of Canada and sits on the Board of the International Economic Development Council, based in Washington, DC. He is a member of the Provincial Small Business Roundtable, a director with Accelerate Okanagan, board member with the John Howard Society and has recently joined the Board of the Canadian Cancer Society, BC – Yukon. He writes a twice monthly column in the Kelowna Daily Courier, The Fine Print.

    2:15 to 3:15 p.m. | Living Through the Challenge: a Contractor’s Perspective on the Living Building Challenge (0.1 IDCEC CEU)

    The Living Building Challenge has quickly become the most advanced green building rating system in the world. Creating living buildings requires a fundamentally different approach to building design, construction and operations. To meet the challenge - buildings must generate their own energy, harvest and treat their own water and use only non-toxic and locally sourced materials. As constructors of two living buildings - the New Visitor Centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden and SFU UniverCity Childcare Centre , the presenter, Marsha Gentile, will discuss the challenge of turning ideas into reality as she shares lessons learned in the successful delivery of LBC projects.

    Marsha Gentile, CSBA, LEED AP BD+C, Construction Sustainability Specialist, Ledcor Construction Limited
    Marsha is the Construction Sustainability Specialist at Ledcor Construction Limited. She graduated from the National Sustainable Building Advisors program where she now teaches the Sustainability in Construction module. Marsha has a decade of hands-on experience with LEED projects across the country and is presently involved in the SFU UniverCity Childcare Facility which is pursuing Living Building Status. She has been actively involved in lecturing, teaching and volunteering across North America presenting a “Lessons Learned” approach to LEED and sustainable construction. Marsha recently received the VRCA’s Educator of the Year award for her contribution to the advancement of education in relation to the construction industry.

    3:30 to 6 p.m. | Table Top Show and Networking
    Check out our line-up of industry suppliers at the Design Exchange Table Top Show. Network with colleagues and check out all of the new products!

    Thank you to our Sponsors!

    C&S Tile Margranite

    Buckwold Western
    Caesarstone Canada
    Canadian Stone Industries Inc.
    Chase Office Interiors Inc.
    Daltile Canada
    Julian Ceramic Tile Inc.
    Lutron Electronics Canada Inc.
    M.R. Evans Trading
    Martin Knowles Photo Media
    Metro Wallcoverings Inc.
    Milliken & Company
    The Mohawk Group
    Shaw Contract Group


    LocationOkanagan College, 1000 KLO Road, Building E, Kelowna, BC Canada V1Y 4X8 (Map)
    Date & TimeTuesday, May 29, 2012

    Registration: 10 a.m.
    Seminar 1: 10:30 a.m.
    Lunch: 11:30 a.m.
    Seminar 2: 1:15 p.m.
    Seminar 3: 2:30 p.m.
    Table Top Show: 3:30 to 6 p.m.

    Association members are welcome and can register at the member rate!
    (Includes: Architects, Facility Managers, Graphic Artists, etc.)
    Time in 1338325200
    FeesProfessional Member: $75.00
    Provisional/Student Member: $45.00
    Non-Member: $100.00
    Sister Association Member: $75.00
    Table Top & Networking Ticket Only: $15.00
    RegisterPlease click here to register!
    ContactDebora Abreu
    CEU0.3 IDCEC CEUs = 3 CEUs
    National Industry Partners
    Upper Canada Forest Products Knoll Architex Hunter Doulgas Caesarstone Canada Lutron
    Milliken Cosentino Benjamin Moore Levey Industries Mohawk Group Samsung
    Shaw Contract Midgley keilhauer