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    Sign up for IDC's first Industry Sales Professional Training Course!

    EVENT DATE: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (Part 1)
    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 24, 2017
    Register today for this custom course, tailored exclusively to meet the needs of IDC's industry sales professional members.

    Over two information-filled days, designed for maximum absorption and retention, this two-part course will deliver practical briefings and helpful tips on how to best approach working with registered interior designers.

    Part 1 will take place on Tuesday, April 25 - Part 2 on Tuesday, May 30.
    Please note: Modules or presenters may be subject to change.
     

    APRIL 25, 2017 - SEMINAR SCHEDULE
    PROCEDURES INVOLVED IN THE TENDERING OF A PROJECT
    10 - 11 a.m.

    This seminar will address the various roles involved in tendering for a design project - from specification writer and general contractor roles to the more detailed elements involved in the bidding process, such as creating detailed specification documents and drawings, and the timelines, tasks and requirements involved in the bidding period - what that entails, and the work and events that will, hopefully, lead to the award of contract.

    PRESENTER: TED KATSORIS, MORRISON HERSHFIELD

    Ted Katsoris is a Principal and Department Manager at Morrison Hershfield with over 25 years of combined contracting and consulting experience. He has extensive experience in the field of building science and building envelope repair/rehabilitation, as well as contract administration. Formally trained in the field of building science and project management, Ted has undertaken a wide variety of projects ranging from building envelope repairs, mechanical upgrades, and asbestos removal to the redesign of large landscape areas. Ted is also an active instructor with Construction Specifications Canada, where he teaches night school courses to professionals involved in specification writing and administration of constructions contacts. When asked, he is also a guest instructor at Ryerson University.

    SHOP DRAWINGS vs SAMPLES vs MOCK-UPS
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    During this one-hour workshop presented by a senior registered interior designer and a senior industry representative, you will develop a deeper understanding of drawings, sample procurement and time management and how these fit into the daily routines and requirements of registered interior designers. You will also explore the levels of cost and timelines involved. In addition, this seminar will address when designers will or should ask for a mock-up and when they are likely to request a sample, together with a background briefing on the design processes which lie behind all of these elements.

    LINDA MAKINS, PRINCIPAL AND OWNER, MAKINSACHANGE

    Linda Makins is a registered Interior Designer and passionate champion of interior design, who brings over 35 years’ of professional design expertise in space accommodation studies, design development, tender coordination and project management. Career highlights include the full fit up of office space to the Conference Board of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario and the Mississauga Civic Centre. Ms. Makins is principal owner of MAKINSACHANGE Creative Environments Inc. a boutique design consultancy which specializes in large scale renovations to condominium buildings, as well leasehold improvements to commercial office spaces. Her commitment to promoting interior design incudes serving on both the ARIDO and IDC boards as VP Finance and, formerly, as President of Interior Designers of Canada.

    GLEN BREWER, PRESIDENT, MIDGLEY TECNICA

    Glen Brewer is a Senior Entrepreneurial Executive with over 25 years experience in the tile, floor covering and construction-related industries. He is a recognized expert in the ceramic and porcelain tile sector, and brings extensive expertise gained in multiple industry fields including sales, finance, operations, and executive management. He has built several companies from the ground up, serving both existing and new markets, and is both company President of Midgley Tecnica and a member of several industry boards.


    SPECIFICATIONS AND THEIR ROLE IN THE PROJECT
    1 - 2 p.m.

    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 the construction project.

    PRESENTER: TED KATSORIS, MORRISON HERSHFIELD

    Ted Katsoris is a Principal and Department Manager at Morrison Hershfield with over 25 years of combined contracting and consulting experience. He has extensive experience in the field of building science and building envelope repair/rehabilitation, as well as contract administration. Formally trained in the field of building science and project management, Ted has undertaken a wide variety of projects ranging from building envelope repairs, mechanical upgrades, and asbestos removal to the redesign of large landscape areas. Ted is also an active instructor with Construction Specifications Canada, where he teaches night school courses to professionals involved in specification writing and administration of constructions contacts. When asked, he is also a guest instructor at Ryerson University.

    DRAWING AND SPECIFICATION RELATIONSHIPS
    2 - 3 p.m.

    This module will help define the differing yet complementary roles of these two professional disciplines in creating effective drawings and specifications, as well as how each person can positively contribute to the overall production process. The intricacies and importance of document compatibility will also be addressed.

    PRESENTER: TERRY WHITE, PARTNER, THE VENTIN GROUP

    Terry White brings an unrivalled 32 years of experience, leading complex projects and coordinating large, multi-disciplined consulting teams. He manages +VG Toronto's Heritage Portfolio, and has been Conservation Team Leader on some of the firm's largest projects, including Toronto Union Station, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario Building and St. Michael’s Cathedral. These projects have involved comprehensive conservation services, including Building Condition Assessments (BCAs), Historic Structures Reports (HSRs), Heritage Impact Assessments (HIAs), and Conservation Plans.

    Q & A SESSION WITH TWO SENIOR DESIGNERS AND A SENIOR INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE
    3 - 4 p.m.

    What are some of the most effective tips about how to go about building lasting, mutually-beneficial working relationships with designers? What are designers looking for when they receive a visit from an industry sales representative? What are their main pressures and pain points, and how can industry representatives help to solve those to deliver added value? How do designers like to be sold to, and what completely turns them off? These questions, and more, will be answered during this frank wrap-up session.

    PANELISTS: TERRY WHITE, PARTNER, THE VENTIN GROUP, GLEN BREWER, PRESIDENT, MIDGLEY TECNICA AND ANNA-LISA FRANK, SENIOR TEAM LEADER, FIGURE 3

    Anna-Lisa Frank is a registered interior designer and Team Leader who specializes in commercial design with Figure 3 - one of Canada's most successful design firms. Figure 3's comprehensive portfolio of services encompasses architecture and interior design, building, residential and retail design. The company works with leaders of Canada’s most highly-regarded brands including TELUS, Coca-Cola, IBM Canada, Canada Goose and Simons.

     



    LocationInterior Designers of Canada, C536-43 Hanna Avenue, Toronto Ontario M6K 1X1 (Map)
    Date & Time

    Please note: Modules or presenters may be subject to change.

    AGENDA - PART 1 (APRIL 25)
    9:30 - 10 a.m. | Registration
    10 - 11 a.m. | Procedures involved in the tendering of a project
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Shop drawings vs Samples vs Mock-ups
    12 - 1 p.m. | Lunch
    1 - 2 p.m. | Specifications and their role in the project
    2 - 3 p.m. | Drawing and specification relationships
    3 - 4 p.m. | Q & A Session with two senior designers and a senior industry representative

    AGENDA - PART 2 (MAY 30)
    9:30 - 10 a.m. | Registration
    10 - 11 a.m. | Design and Growth / Building Code
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Forms of Contract, Contract Documents, Site Meetings and Walk-Throughs
    12 - 1 p.m. | Lunch
    1 - 2 p.m. | Project Teams, The Construction Process and Terminology
    2 - 3 p.m. | Product Evaluation and Selection
    3 - 4 p.m. | Q & A Session with a senior designer and senior industry representative

    Time in 1493128800
    FeesIDC Industry members only: $595.00
    RegisterTo register, click here
    ContactScott Kettles
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