Project Management has become increasingly more challenging over the years. Working environments are changing, stakeholders are more vocal, schedules are more condensed, and the scrutiny from public and political expectations are more intense. As the project manager, you are expected to be the keeper of all knowledge, and understand the history of all scope, schedule, and budget decisions to deliver a project successfully. How to do you effectively manage a project when you need to take over mid-way? Simon Lee and Nadia Krys will present a case study on the delivery of the TransLink RapidBus Project focusing on the experience and process of taking a project over mid-way, acting as the owner’s representative. May you enjoy this professional development seminar. Check out our other sessions, too: events list.
Your PresentersSimon Lee, P.Eng., is a professional engineer and the Division Manager of the Project Delivery group with R.F. Binnie and Associates. Simon completed his Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering with the University of British Columbia. Simon has experience in providing project management services for a variety of projects ranging from structural rehabilitation and residential construction to infrastructure capital and rehabilitation projects with provincial government and municipal clients. Simon was retained by TransLink to act as the Owner’s Rep and Project Manager for the delivery of the RapidBus Program along the R2, R3 and R4 routes. Nadia Krys, P.Eng., has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Structural Engineering from University of Calgary. She is a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia and New York State and is a Project Management Professional. Nadia is a Manager of Engineering Project Delivery at TransLink and is responsible for overseeing delivery of Capital Engineering projects within the Transit Authority and leading a team of Project Managers.
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Jason Santeford, Managing Director, Gensler Vancouver
Jessica Golding, Associate / Design Manager, Gensler Vancouver
Work and workplace are forever altered, since the pandemic has turned “normal” upside-down. For the first time in history, work has been intentionally uncoupled from the traditional office. Overnight, we’ve learned new behaviors, adopted new technologies, and adjusted to new ways of working. How will this experience impact the way we work, engage, and build culture within our workplaces post-pandemic? How are our workplaces evolving to meet the needs of tenants and employees? How can we emphasize well-being not only within our workplace interiors, but also by incorporating outdoor accessibility into our workplaces?
1. The impact of remote working: Through Gensler’s Workplace and City Pulse Surveys, we’ll explore how the work from home policy shifted the way employees want to work going forward, including why we’re seeing an increase in migration away from big cities.
2. Workplace trends: How are employee needs shaping our workspaces? We’ll discuss trends like the demand for more in-person/remote collaboration through technology, flexibility in schedule, and more open areas, less density of workspaces, more workplace focus on employee well-being both in and out of the office, etc.
3. The evolving role of the workplace: This pandemic has proven that we can still be successful and productive working remotely. So, what role does the workplace have going forward? We’ll look at the new hybrid workplace model and its value as a place of culture-building, collaboration, community, and well-being.4. Well-being in the workplace: What is the new role of amenities in the workplace? We’ll share how new amenities can support a safer and healthier workplace both inside and outside (i.e. bringing the outside in, biophilia, etc.), and how these solutions can support well-being in physical space, policy, mind-set, and work/life balance.
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Diverse experience and perspective are key to human innovation. Engineers and Architects are leaders in innovation, and as such rely on the different people that enter the profession. Professionals of all backgrounds can only do their best work when feeling belonging to the overall community. This is where Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) become fundamental to the future of engineering and architecture.
- why advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in our professions is important
- the actions that Engineers and Geoscientists BC are taking
- how industry can support these actions
Marcie Cochrane (she/her), P.Eng., MBA - 30 by 30 Coordinator, Engineers and Geoscientists BC.Marcie Cochrane, P.Eng., is an engineering sector leader with strengths in
- project management and delivery
- diversity and inclusion research
- strategic planning, and
- equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) programs
- leadership programs, and
- strategic planning
- high voltage underground transmission
- residential distribution systems
- energy management programs, and
- product innovation for power system management and monitoring
Ailene Lim, Acting Director, Programs and Professional Development - Engineers and Geoscientists BC.As the Acting Director of Programs and Professional Development, Ailene Lim is responsible for strategizing, planning, and directing the development and administration of programs for Engineers and Geoscientists BC. Her portfolio includes:
- continuing education
- annual conference
- career awareness
- member affinity services
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