Earn OAA structured learning credits and other professional continuing learning credits
SESSION 1; CONSTRUCTION LAW with Charles W. Skipper
After obtaining his law degree from Queen's University, Kingston, in 1989, and articling with the Ministry of Attorney General, Charles practiced commercial litigation at a major Toronto law firm, before moving to Fogler, Rubinoff LLP in 1996, where he continues to advise clients concerning the legal dynamics of construction and commercial disputes.
Charles' litigation practice covers a broad range of commercial and construction disputes, with an emphasis on construction liens, building contracts, professional liability, insurance defence, estate litigation, insolvency, shareholder disputes, remedies, injunctions, and general commercial advocacy, including Federal Court of Canada and Tax Court applications and appeals. Charles obtained his Master's Degree in Law (LL.M) (Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution) from
Osgoode Hall, York University in 1998, specializing in construction litigation issues. Charles attended at Harvard Law School in 2000 for formal PIL Negotiation training to better assist the clients he deals with on a regular basis – including business owners, contractors, and suppliers to the construction industry. Charles has been an active member of the Toronto Construction Association, delivering a number of papers and seminars through the Education Committee for the membership of the TCA and the Ontario General Contractors Association.
Session 2; The Building Envelope as a System – A Balanced Approach
CA RS Jamie Mckay, P.Eng., LEED Fellow, BECxP Building Sustainability and Envelope Commissioning Engineer Morrison Hershfield
Jamie is a Building Science and Sustainability Consultant at Morrison Hershfield Limited (MH), specializing in high performance Building Envelope design and Commissioning. He has worked for MH for over 18 years, starting in Vancouver, BC and then moving to Ottawa, ON in 2009. Jamie has acquired a wide range of knowledge in sustainable design and building science through his project experience at Morrison Hershfield, lecturing (US / Canada) and teaching (Carleton University, British Columbia Institute of Technology). His specialties include sustainable design, high performance building envelopes, Owner’s Advocacy, LEED Building Durability Planning and LEED V4 Building Envelope Commissioning. Jamie received his LEED Fellow designation in 2014 and was the Chair of the CAGBC Materials Technical Advisory Group (2017-2018 and member 2009-2018), and a member of the CAGBC Steering Committee of the Canadian Green Building Council (2017-2018). Jamie received his BECxProvider and CxA+BE accreditation from the University of Wisconsin in June of 2017.
CA RS Mark Lucuik, P.Eng., LEED AP BD&C, LEED Fellow Director of Sustainability Morrison Hersfhield
Mark is a practicing engineer who has been involved in the field of sustainability since the early 1990’s. Mark is a past long serving member of the Board of Directors of the Canada Green Building Council (past Vice-Chair), sits on the Board of the Athena Institute, and was a founding board member of the Ottawa Chapter of the CaGBC. Mark was past co-chair of the LEED Canada Steering Committee for the Canada Green Building Council, and was a past member of several CaGBC committees and task groups. Mark’s expertise in LEED, Building Envelopes, and the embodied material effects of building materials have allowed him to work on over one hundred green buildings in Canada and the United States. Mark helps design and construction teams achieve their green goals, including LEED, efficiently. Mark is a firm believer in the benefits of green construction, and the necessity of change to reflect our changing climate. Mark demonstrates these beliefs by considering environmental effects in all professional and personal decisions. Mark lives in a LEED Platinum house. Morrison Hershfield is a multidisciplinary North American engineering and management firm, providing services within the Transportation, Building, Municipal, Utilities and Telecommunications
SESSION 3 ; The Well Standard with Sandra Dedesko, MASc, BASc, EIT, WELL AP
Sandra specializes in high-performance buildings that promote occupant health and environmental sustainability. She has international consulting experience on this topic, including WELL, and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) projects in North America, as well as NABERS and indoor air quality assessments in Australia and Asia. Sandra has a background in academic research and was involved with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Healthy Homes research initiative through the University of Texas at Austin, as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Microbiology of the Built Environment projects through the University of Toronto, which both involved novel approaches to investigating the effects of building design and operation on IEQ and occupant health and wellbeing