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by Russell Hixson

Buildex will feature a variety of speakers from many different disciplines. Here are a few who attendees will be able to hear from: Murray Frank, president of Constructive Home Solutions will give several talks on B.C.'s building codes. He is recognized as a premier building envelope specialist in British Columbia and has been instrumental in the development of the understanding of moisture problems relating to single family and multi-unit residential buildings.
Industry experts are ready to take the stage

He performs building envelope design and assessments and has integrated many new technologies into recent client projects. Tina Vigneux, vice-president of Atocrates Project Sciences International, will offer her expertise on project management.

She heads the company's Windsor office and is an award winning senior advisor/professor.

Vigneux continues to advise and consult as an architect/designer in the areas of architecture, building design, AutoCAD, project planning, estimating and specifications. Monique MacKinnon, founder and CEO of Energetic Evolution (EE), an international coaching and consulting firm, will speak on collaboration and innovation.

EE is recognized for delivering custom, individually designed quality solutions that grow and evolve people, processes and profits.

Dorothy Neddermeyer, founder and CEO of Genesis Consultants Inc., will also speak on innovation and collaboration.

With more than 30 years of experience, Neddermeyer has mentored and coached executives and entrepreneurs worldwide to experience their highest potential through powerful Eastern/Western strategic tools and leading-edge focus on cultural factors, discovering and resolving mental blocks, fears and self-hindering beliefs.

Eric Termuende is a co-founder and director of Gen Y Inc., a culture consultancy focused on the future of work.  He will be speaking on the growing number of generation Y entering the workforce. Termuende is community integration chair for Global Shapers Calgary, a community that functions under the World Economic Forum.

He also sits on the leadership committee for the Canadian G20 YEA Delegation, and is a founding member of the Haskayne Alumni Advisory Council. Carol Jones is a principal in an international firm, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd, with staff of 300 in five cities.

She will be speaking on networking for business development. Jones has 40 years of experience in planning and design, with a focus on design for the high performance workplace. Richard Pollack, FAIA, FIIDA, is principal of Pollack Consulting which he began after founding and leading award-winning Pollack Architecture, now Rapt Studio, for 28 years.

He will be also speaking on networking. Pollack Consulting assists practitioners' growth and success through improved business development, winning presentation techniques, business coaching, recruiting top talent and ownership transition implementation.

Randy Hnatko, president of Trainwest Management and Consulting Inc., a sales and management training and consulting organization, will give a talk on negotiation and leadership. Hnatko has over 33 years senior business experience. He is the official sales trainer of the Vancouver Canucks.

Court Stevens is the president of Stevens Consulting Group Inc., based in Victoria, B.C. He will be speaking on contract management planning and proposals. His company provides training courses on the best practices of business and management processes associated with all phases of procurement management.

Joe Pettipas is the senior vice-president, practice leader, for HOK. Now located in Vancouver after working from HOK's Calgary and Toronto offices over the past 14 years, Pettipas ensures all clients in Western Canada receive attentive service and design excellence.

He will be sharing his knowledge of sustainable value, benefits of health, efficiency and third-party recognition with LEED and WELL.

Rusty Sherwood, senior consultant, FMI Center for Strategic Leadership will be talking on collaboration.

The FMI Center for Strategic Leadership's mission is to develop exceptional leaders one at a time, through a series of strategic leadership, succession planning and executive leadership coaching services tailored to the distinctive requirements of the design and construction industry.

Sunny Ghataurah is a professional electrical engineer with more than 22 years of experience in the construction industry including the implementation of NECB 2011. Ghataurah will talk about new technology in lighting. He has successfully led projects through the new permitting and occupancy procedures in British Columbia where compliance with the NECB 2011 has been legally mandated since December 2013. Jennifer Busch, is vice- president architecture and design at Teknion, where she is responsible for the development of key business relationships and sales and marketing strategies for major architecture and interior design firms throughout North America. She will be chatting about design and sustainability.

Carla Guerrera, vice-president, planning and community development, Darwin Properties will speak about developing urban sites.

As a recipient of the Urban Land Institute's top 40 Under 40 global land use professionals award, Guerrera is a recognized leader in urban redevelopment with a track record leading award-winning redevelopment and waterfront revitalization projects. Guerrera has had a lead role in the planning and development of $600 million in real estate in Canada's top markets.

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