Oktoberfest 2023

Responsible Procurement
September 18, 2023 | By Daniel

Event name:  Oktoberfest 2023 - Vancouver Chapter CSC Trade Fair

Italian Cultural Centre
                3075 Slocan Street
                Vancouver BC, V5M 3E4
                Free parking is available on site

Summary/Description:  Join us on Thursday October 19th at the Italian Cultural Centre (3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver) for the CSC Oktoberfest Trade Fair! This in-person event provides you opportunity to see the latest technologies & product developments the participating manufacturers will showcase. You will also have opportunity to network with key players of the trade, enjoy delicious bites and cocktails, and attend an AIBC accredited presentation.   

This event is open to: Architects, building envelope consultants, engineers, manufactures, specification writers, building design professionals, general contractors, design students, etc.
Registration is required to attend this event. 
3:00pm - Venue Opens
                Networking with sponsors & colleagues

5:00-6:00pm - AIBC Accredited Presentation:  Responsible Procurement - Pitfalls to Avoid. Presented by: Burt Carver with Apex Building Sciences
Presentation Summary
An overview of Trade Agreements and how they apply to tendered projects, as well as an overview of best practices and common pitfalls for procurement.
Learning Objectives
1. Familiarize the attendees with the limits and types of work covered by the New West Trade Agreement
2. Identify behaviour that should be avoided to stay compliant with the New West Trade Agreement
3. Identify different methods of procurement and how there can be different contractual obligations under varying forms.
Presenter Qualifications
Mr. Carver is the Owner of Apex Building Sciences Inc. founded in 2008. He has been involved in the building science sector since 1998. In that time, he worked in a variety of sectors including restoration, new construction, and asset management. As one of his roles his focus has been the assessment and remediation of building enclosures.  He is currently the Western Canada Regional Director and is a Past President of the Western Canadian Chapter of IIBEC. Currently he has been working with public sector clients to identify improvements in procurement practices.
6:30 - Door Prizes & Wine Draw

7:00p - Event Ends