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    IDC's first Industry Sales Professional Training Course - Part 2

    EVENT DATE: Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    This custom course has been tailored exclusively to meet the needs of IDC's industry sales professional members.

    May 30 is the second of two information-filled days, designed for maximum absorption and retention, delivering practical briefings and helpful tips on how to best approach working with registered interior designers.

    Part 1 has already taken place on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    Please note: Modules or presenters may be subject to change.

    PART 2: MAY 30, 2017 - SEMINAR SCHEDULE
    DESIGN AND GROWTH / BUILDING CODE
    10 - 11 a.m.

    Building Code remains front and centre in the working lives of countless registered interior designers and architects. This seminar will provide a brief overview of the scope of the Building/Fire Codes and examine interior finishes requirements, touching on code requirements and flame spread ratings; the differences between the ASTM-E84 and the ULC-S102 test methods, and key differences in test protocols to determine ratings.

    PRESENTER: LISA MILLER-WAY, LRI ENGINEERING INC.

    Lisa Miller-Way is a Senior Associate, Project Manager and team leader with LRI – the oldest and largest professional engineering firm in Canada specializing in Building Code consulting and fire protection engineering. She is a graduate of Conestoga College (Architecture Construction Engineering Technology), a member of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists [OACETT] and a member of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO). In addition to over 14 years of expertise in Building Code and fire protection engineering gained on a wide variety of complex building projects, Lisa serves on the Ontario Building Code Commission.

    FORMS OF CONTRACT, CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, SITE MEETINGS AND WALK-THROUGHS
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    This presentation will address key contractual documents such as project schedules, as well as the possible involvement of industry representatives in preparing or influencing these. We will also explore the different forms of contract and contract documents, together with their practical implementation within the construction process.

    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.

    PROJECT TEAMS, THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS AND TERMINOLOGY
    1 - 2 p.m.

    During this session, the make-up of project teams will be explored together with how teams should best be organized for maximum efficiency and optimum communication. We will also review the role of the industry representative throughout the life of the construction process

    PRESENTER: TED KATSORIS, MORRISON HERSHFIELD

    Q & A SESSION FOCUSED ON PRODUCT EVALUATION AND SELECTION
    2 - 3 p.m.

    This session will feature a round table discussion involving a senior designer and a senior industry representative. Topics to be addressed will include defining and describing the role of the designer throughout the product selection process - what they are looking for, and how to conduct a needs analysis in order to meet those requirements, as well as the role and expectations of industry representatives.

    PANELISTS: THEO WEST-PARKS, PRINCIPAL, westpark+associates AND GLEN BREWER, PRESIDENT, MIDGLEY TECNICA

    Theo West-Parks is the Principal/Owner of westparks+associates and a highly-experienced commercial interior designer and project manager whose client roster includes Kevric Real Estate Corporation, Crown Realty Partners, Starlight Investments, Revera Inc., Waterfront Toronto and Mandrake Executive Search, as well as the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, UNICEF Canada and The Children's Wish Foundation. A passionate champion of the interior design profession, Theo is a Past President of both ARIDO and ARIDO/GTA who was honoured with an ARIDO Fellowship in 2017. Westparks+associates specializes in the design, planning and project management of commercial/ corporate office space, retirement/healthcare facilities and multi-unit residential projects.

    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.

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

    From the themes covered throughout the day, questions are likely to arise and this is your chance to put your queries directly to a team of seasoned professionals. For example,  what are the crucial, must-know aspects of Building Code when working with designers? What elements simply cannot be overlooked when drawing up contract documents or project specifications? What are the vital components that have to be present for a new product to pass evaluation by the design community? This on-point wrap-up session will provide the ideal oportunity to put those questions to the experts.

    PANELISTS: GLEN BREWER, PRESIDENT, MIDGLEY TECNICA AND ANDREW GALLICI, PARTNER, DESIGNSTEAD

    Andrew Gallici is co-founder and Partner at Designstead, a select Toronto design firm that specialises in designing stunning retail interiors, whose clients range from established national brands such as ADIDAS, Simons, Telus and Fonelab to owner operator startups. Each client project benefits from Andrew and his team’s passion for retail, creative problem solving and ‘lifestyle curation’, coupled with a keen sense of space and deep consideration for how people interact within that space. As a result, they are renowned for creating welcoming and approachable yet supremely sophisticated interiors that speak to the highest level of the human experience – with not an inch of beige in sight!

     



    LocationInterior Designers of Canada, C536-43 Hanna Avenue, Toronto Ontario M6K 1X1 (Map)
    Date & TimeAGENDA - 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 1496151000
    ContactScott Kettles
    National Industry Partners
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