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Introduction to BIM - Part 2
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Introduction to BIM - Part 2

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Please note that this session will prove useful whether or not you attended our first BIM session on February 8

Join YCLM for a Lunch & Learn session with David Thompson of PCL on Building Information Modeling (BIM). This session will continue the introduction to BIM by providing its definition and how it has been utilized at PCL, as well as giving a brief overview of some of its benefits and challenges. David will also be showing us a live BIM model and explaining how PCL has been utilizing the data within the model.

Date: Thursday, March 29
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Presentation to begin at Noon)
Location: WCA Offices, 1447 Waverley Street
Cost: $20/members, $45/non-members. Includes lunch

David Thompson, PCL

David Thompson, PCL

David is the Virtual Design and Construction Manager for PCL Construction in Winnipeg, where he oversees the digital strategy for design and construction, introducing and implementing Building Information Modeling in to projects, and training for the business. David is also the co-founder of the Winnipeg BIM Community, and the lead affiliate for Winnipeg for BuildingSMART Canada.

David entered the world of BIM as a researcher and technologist 9 years ago for Northumbria University in England, before working for Laing O'Rourke construction throughout the UK and  Middle East. David led a team of Digital Engineers to implement BIM methodologies and workflows on projects, which included training and awareness of collaborative working for more integrated project delivery.

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Lunch & Learn: Regulated Building Materials - What You Need to Know as a Contractor

Regulated Building Materials - What You Need to Know as a Contractor

As a general contractor, project planner or subcontractor, you have a Provincial regulatory requirement to assess the hazards and protect workers from regulated building material.  Regulated building materials are often referred to as hazardous building materials or designated substances and largely entail asbestos, lead, mercury, silica PCBs and mould. 

This Lunch & Learn session will briefly cover the major aspects of how these materials will affect a construction project and what a contractor needs to know

Who is responsible for what? How do I identify basic materials? How do I protect my workers? Who is responsible for abatement work? What does a consultant do? In addition to answering these questions, attendees will gain a general awareness of the uses and hazards of regulated building materials and address due diligence and regulatory requirements. 

Date: Thursday, March 16
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location: WCA Office, 1447 Waverley Street
Cost: $20 for YCLM members, $45 for non-members. Lunch is included.

Presenter Bio: Patrick Campbell, B. SC., EP, CRSP

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Patrick Campbell is an Associate Environmental Scientist and Manager of Winnipeg Health, Safety, and Environment group in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mr. Campbell has 19 years of experience in assessing and managing environmental issues throughout Manitoba, and across Canada. Mr. Campbell is a Canadian Certified Environmental Practitioner (EP) in the field of health & safety, air, water and soil and a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP). Currently Patrick is Amec Foster Wheeler’s Practice Area Leader for Environmental Remediation and Occupational Health and Safety.

Mr. Campbell is a specialist in hazardous materials management and site decommissioning. Hazardous materials (also referred to as designated substances or regulated building materials) experience includes assessment and abatement of asbestos, mould and many designated substances (including arsenic, PCBs, silica, lead, PAHs, mercury and ozone depleting substances), preparation of project specifications and facility management plans, renovation planning, removal program development, contractor oversee and training. Mr. Campbell’s expertise and practical approaches have resulted in numerous unique contract awards including demolition of 17 Wing Kapyong Barracks, a three year asbestos abatement program for the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba demolition planning for nuclear reactor structure for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and a number of regulatory and legal challenges including most recently, a review of the proposed revisions to the Manitoba Asbestos Guidelines.

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