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    IDC & IDIBC CEU Afternoon

    Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
    Registration Deadline: November 1, 2018

    Please note we are accepting registration at the door*

    Mark your calendars and join IDC and IDIBC for these special Fall 2018 seminars. This is your chance to pick up 3 CEUs in a single afternoon!



    3:30 - 4:30 p.m. |1 IDCEC hour (HSW)


    This presentation provides a more thorough understanding of social ergonomics. A workplace that helps us initiate and regulate social interaction, and that takes into consideration factors like personal space, physical and psychological proximity, and territoriality helps us feel better. And when we feel better, we work better. By introducing participants to social ergonomics and its implications for office design, this presentation will help participants design workplaces that are healthier for everyone.


    Alex has a background in biomechanical engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He completed a Master’s degree in biomechanics focusing on carpal tunnel research. Additionally, he holds a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist designation. This passion for ergonomics and well-being led him to conduct human factors research within the military domain for the Department of Defense, the Canadian Armed Forces, and the United States Marine Corps for four years prior to joining Herman Miller. As a Human Factors Specialist with Herman Miller, Alex provides designers, business leaders and their companies ergonomic research to support their greatest asset: People. He uses his knowledge of physical, cognitive, and social ergonomics as components of human-centered design to create a balanced and holistic solution.

    4:45 - 6:45 p.m. |2 IDCEC hours 

    This presentation focuses on the project management processes that were adopted and implemented to design, build and furnish the new SNCLavalin Inc. (SLI) offices in downtown Vancouver’s 745 Thurlow Building, which was under construction. The 745 Thurlow Project included Tenant Improvements for approximately 220,000 square feet, 13 floors with areas varying from 15,000 to 18,000 square feet per floor; plus moving some 1200 staff members from existing locations to the new offices. The SOW objective was to accomplish the consolidation of most SLI’s Vancouver and surrounding lower mainland region offices into 745 Thurlow building. It encompassed the provision of project start up, programming, test fit, concept design, schematic design, design development, FF&E’s selection and acquisition, contract documentation, tendering and bid negotiations, construction administration, move in and post occupancy services for interior design fit out of thirteen floors to meet current and future SNC-Lavalin (SLI) requirements and align with its vision and goals.



    Fadi Attal is a university graduate with Master Degree in Architecture and a holder of the Project Management Professional (PMP) credit as well as LEED Green Associate. He has over 30 years of experience in project management, construction management, facilities management, real estate development as well as business development management. His career grew from architecture to project management to product management to facilities management with different titles ranging from Architect to Contracting Officer to Senior Project Manager to Business Development Manager to Owner Representative and Senior Manager, Facilities Projects. He is currently the Vice President of the Outreach Portfolio at the Project Management Institute Canadian West Coast Chapter (PMI-CWCC), as well as the Manager for SNC-Lavalin’s Facilities in British Columbia.Mr. Attal presented at the Society of PM Professionals, acted as a Panelist at Training Innovation’s PMP Coffee Talk, awarded the prestigious Meritorious Honor Award from the American Embassy in Beirut, and awarded first prize from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (UN-ESCWA) for developing a comprehensive business plan for the mission.


    Lindsey Dru represents Healthcare for Herman Miller in Western Canada, returning to her roots which started as a healthcare and dementia-care facility designer. Over the years, she has been an Interior Designer, Project Manager, Strategic Planner, President of Canadian Construction Women, and advocate for design management everywhere.In working with clients such as: Alberta Health Services, The BC Health Authorities, multiple Universities and Research Labs, Sony, SNC Lavalin, the Federal and Provincial Gov’t, the RCMP, and the CaGBC, each of these has been a success by creating a plan that aligns a clients' mission, brand, space, culture, and people. This means understanding their value-set, and speaking to their business practices; integrating design, well-being and long-lasting value.
    Further in the process, her experience with a variety of construction contract documents, service agreements, global buying offers, along with the process of administering these contracts, and navigating their negotiations have been vital to taking a project from beginning to successful finish.


    LocationOceanic Plaza Meeting Room (Pender Level of Oceanic Plaza), 1066 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC V6E 4R5 (Map)
    Date & Time

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    3 - 6:45 p.m.


    3 - 3:30 p.m. | Registration
    3:30 - 4:30 p.m. |Social Ergonomics in Workplace Design  
    4:30 - 4:45 p.m. |Break
    4:45 - 6:45 p.m |The 745 Thurlow Project 

    FeesRegistered Members: $95.00
    Intern Members: $85.00
    Student Members: $75.00
    Sister Association: $95.00
    Non-Members: $190.00
    RegisterPlease register at the door *note there is a $10 fee
    ContactTherese Kasongo
    CEU3 IDCEC hours
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