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Building Modern Communities with Technology

May 14, 2020 at 04:00:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

As the pressure to build modern “smart” communities intensifies, the building and infrastructure industry continues to turn to new technologies to improve processes, reduce waste, remain competitive and ultimately deliver a better built environment. What technologies are companies using? How are they being used and by whom? What approaches work best for adopting new technology? How have these new technologies been leveraged to answer the call generated by today’s global pandemic to provide rapid response solutions to the need of what can be termed “crisis architecture”? Join us and hear about collaboration benefits of new technology, the challenges to corporate culture, and the importance of developing an innovation strategy.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: C$5.00
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Principal & Owner, L360 ARCHITECTURE and a Founder of CanBIM
Transformation of Paul F. Loreto Architect Inc. into L360 ARCHITECTURE, Canada's only Architecture company to achieve the designation of Certified Revit Solutions Professional designated by Revit Technologies, original developer of Autodesk Revit BIM technology.L360 ARCHITECTURE's reputation of virtually constructing 100% of their projects before releasing tender documents is rapidly increasing within the Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Owners, Operators and Facilities Management sectors.
Webinar hosting presenter
VDC Coordinator - Canadian Building Operations, Pomerleau
Robert Alzuarde is a Pomerleau’s Toronto Innovation lead for
VDC coordination and validation of the BIM processes. His value
to the project includes defining BIM goals and workflows,
improving model collaboration procedures from one party to
another and validating the level of detail and data use as
determined for each project phase. Robert graduated from the
first official Canadian BIM program at George Brown College in
2015, adding also to his international B.Arch. a Construction
Management postgraduate program.

His work experience includes multidisciplinary BIM projects for
educational, commercial, residential and industrial facilities in the GTA. Currently, he’s developing Planning, Data Capturing and QA/QC initiatives that bring value to existing VDC strategies with the use of 3D scanners for as-builts records and with the use of UAV/drone units for site surveying and safety inspections.
Webinar hosting presenter
Project Team Lead & Senior Mechanical Designer, PlanGroup
During his career in commercial construction, Ethan Lalonde has always preferred the job site to the office, believing that for BIM to be taken advantage of to the fullest, an understanding needs to be fostered between those developing it and those utilizing it. By integrating into the daily life of each of his projects and interfacing directly with the construction teams he gained an in-depth knowledge of the project life-cycle and the methods of installation that make designs a reality. In turn, he would work with the forepersons to educate them on BIM's capabilities and to develop an optimized BIM program that was integrated into the construction process from the ground up that served to reduce material, field labour and information management requirements.

As Plan Group's Senior Mechanical Designer, Ethan brings his knowledge of the trades and understanding of the client's needs in an advisory role, educating Junior Designers and working with Operations to develop a standardized BIM / Construction Process that promotes synergy between the designers and the field. As a BIM Project Team Lead, he utilizes his knowledge of project life-cycles to integrate the BIM process into the project schedule, manage the design team, and facilitate multi-disciplinary coordination.
Webinar hosting presenter
Innovation Manager, MAGIL Construction
Since working in Construction at the age of 18, Tang has always had a penchant for construction related technology. His curiosity and passion has enabled him to stay at the forefront of innovations, starting off as a 3D structural coordinator back in 2007, when the word “BIM” was still years away from being mainstream in the industry. Since then, he has worked across 3 provinces as a project coordinator, project manager, BIM VDC manager and is now the Innovation Manager for Magil Construction. Having led the implementation of Procore within the company back 2017, today he is now responsible for the R&D and implementation of new technologies to improve efficiency, work smarter and to reduce waste.
Webinar hosting presenter
B.Arch.Sci, National BIM Leader, Smith + Andersen
Laura-Lee has dedicated her entire career to the strategic development of BIM in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industry. After graduating from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Architectural Science in 2005, Laura-Lee gained experience as a mechanical designer before stepping into broader corporate and industry roles as a BIM leader. After more than a decade completely dedicating herself to developing and implementing BIM standards, Laura-Lee is as passionate about data management as she is about the creativity and innovation intrinsic to managing multi-discipline models. Laura-Lee has served as a member of CanBIM for more than five years, sitting on the CanBIM Designers Committee for the past two years. Also an active member of the BIM community in Toronto, Laura-Lee has spoken at local and international events, guiding industry colleagues as they seek out effective methodologies to leverage new technologies. As an Autodesk certified professional in Revit MEP Mechanical, Revit MEP Electrical, and Revit Architecture, Laura-Lee combines practical project experience with big picture thinking, extending her unique passion for the growth and application of BIM technologies across Canada.