Thursday, September 17, 12:00 PDT online (1 hour)
Learn about the New St Paul’s project, which is currently in the closing stages of procurement. Understand the project itself (background; aims and objectives; delivery model) and opportunities beyond the core hospital on the new Station Street site.
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Dave is a VP with PHSA. He has had leadership responsibility for more than $3.5bn of healthcare capital projects, including the BC Children’s and BC Women’s Redevelopment Project and the New St Paul’s. (PHSA = Provincial Health Services Authority)
Thursday, July 30, 12:00 PDT online (1 hour)
Using building analytic systems can improve your bottom line. These systems can continuously monitor your building’s energy performance and alert you when a fault arises or system performance falters. Offices, health care facilities, and schools use these powerful tools to shift from reacting to acting with preventive maintenance.
Analytic systems can
Immediately after construction, building analytics software can identify faults and opportunities during the warranty phase as well as the operating lifespan of your building. Building analytics software can also protect general contractors monitoring the building during the warranty phase: finding the root cause for issues and pointing the way toward remedial actions.
Also, during these current challenging times, building analytics systems can help you take care of unoccupied buildings. Are your unoccupied buildings running efficiently? Did you shut down systems correctly to limit energy waste and equipment wear? How can we bring building HVAC systems back online in the most effective and safe way possible? Buildings using analytics systems can improve how well you remove potentially harmful stagnant air and circulate fresh air for occupants.
Sunny Sandhu, Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechatronic Systems Engineering from SFU, is CopperTree’s Director of Customer Experience. He focuses on working with organizations to understand what advanced analytics software can do and showcasing how you can improve energy efficiency, occupant comfort and facility operations.
CopperTree developed KAIZEN, a data and energy analytics platform for building owners, facility managers and sustainability professionals. Using machine learning and advanced algorithms, KAIZEN turns building automation and mechanical system data into insights for your decisions. KAIZEN continuously measures, compares and evaluates the data. Armed with predictions and recommendations from KAIZEN, building managers reduce energy use, increase energy efficiency, and target maintenance efforts.
Partnering with PCL Construction in New Brunswick, KAIZEN reduced fan speeds in the building to save Miramichi Regional Hospital $75,000 annually. PCL used KAIZEN’s building analytics system to reveal hidden areas for improving mechanical system performance. The hospital significantly reduced fan speeds while still delivering required airflow to zones. Reducing fan speeds reduced the building’s total annual energy use 5%, or $75,000.
Thursday, May 14, 12:00 (1 hour)
At our second online session, we learned a bit about what Lean thinking involves and how we can improve our client and community experience through applying it in facility design and construction. We even had a little taste of how Lean tools for design and construction.
George shed more light on how Lean brings us to Integrated Project Delivery, an idea we peeked at with Jen Hancock (Chandos Construction) in 2018.
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Mr. George Zettel, BSCE
Presentation focused on:
Introducing Lean principles and methods in facility design and construction.
With Turner since 2003, George started his Lean journey in 2004 working alongside some of the very early adopters of Lean and Integrated Project Delivery for facility design and construction. George learned to apply lean on the projects he managed and was coached to develop lean behaviours and skills in other high performing project teams. George works to use tangible examples so people realize the benefits of lean thinking and continue their own lean journey to improve the quality of their lives and transform their peers, companies, projects, and communities.
George recommends reading a short backgrounder (5 minutes).