BUILDEX Vancouver
Feb
14
to Feb 15

BUILDEX Vancouver

  • Vancouver Convention Centre West (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us at BUILDEX Vancouver!  AES is pleased to present on: 

The Waltz of Light and Architecture

From the outset, light has been dancing with the built environment. As music is to dance, light is to architecture. Gothic cathedrals considered light as divine and this influenced the architecture to exploit the daytime autonomy. With the inception of artificial light, we have lost the rhythm and ethereal dynamism of our experiences with light and shadow.  How do we go back to the waltz of light and bring this dance back to life? We will use the waltz as a conduit in this exploration of movement and choreography between light and architecture.

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LIGHTFAIR International
May
8
to May 10

LIGHTFAIR International

  • LIGHTFAIR in Chicago, McCormick Place (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us at LIGHTFAIR!  AES is pleased to present on:

The Waltz of Light and Architecture

From the outset, light has been dancing with the built environment. As music is to dance, light is to architecture. Gothic cathedrals considered light as divine and this influenced the architecture to exploit the daytime autonomy. With the inception of artificial light, we have lost the rhythm and ethereal dynamism of our experiences with light and shadow.  How do we go back to the waltz of light and bring this dance back to life? We will use the waltz as a conduit in this exploration of movement and choreography between light and architecture.

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Lumiere Vancouver:  Meet the Public Space Makers
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Lumiere Vancouver: Meet the Public Space Makers

As part of Lumiere Vancouver, the City of Vancouver is hosting a speaker series in the Lumiere tent in Jim Deva Plaza.  AES Lighting Artist Victor Quezada is one of 10 featured speakers and is presenting on Lighting and it's ability to activate public space.  As Vancouver evolves, it’s important that we take a hard look at how our public spaces function. Who are Vancouver’s public space makers? What kind of public spaces do we need in Downtown Vancouver? How can we better program and enjoy our public spaces year round?

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Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

BUILDEX Calgary

AES is pleased to present on:

Disrupting the Building and Infrastructure Industry

Technology is a double-edged sword bringing both opportunities and risks. A large portion of today’s jobs are expected to be obsolete. Start-up companies are disrupting heavily regulated industries worldwide. The building & infrastructure industry in North America has been slow to adopt innovative new technologies, but change is inevitable. Looking ahead, technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Virtual/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) will be integral to how we conduct business. Autonomous transportation, automated construction, vertical farming and quantum computing are poised to shake up the transportation, construction, agriculture, and financial industries. How can we leverage the rapid pace of innovation to stay ahead, and is now the right time to adopt new technologies?

Topics covered will include:

  • Emerging technology, trends and their implications
  • Technology and its effect on life and behaviors
  • Technology and its impact on building and infrastructure planning and projects

Being a technophile, Sunny has his finger on the pulse. He will share with you the key paradigm shifts he foresees occurring in the building and infrastructure industry. Attend this session to stay ahead of the curve!

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Nov
8
10:00 AM10:00

BUILDEX Calgary

AES is pleased to present on: 

Building Renewable Energy Beyond Photovoltaics: Targets, Metrics and Trends

With the federal renewable energy targets, compliance to NECB, and every individual’s responsibility to preserve our planet and its resources, the opportunity to transform the way we use energy has never been greater.

This session will offer an introduction to various alternate and renewable energy systems, including:

  • Photovoltaic installations
  • Solar concentrated hot water plants
  • Solar hot water installation
  • Biomass and landfill
  • Natural gas in CCHP installations
  • Fuel cell installations
  • Run-off the river hydro
  • Wind generation

An overview of capital and operational expenditure will be provided, as well as trends and selection metrics to assist professionals in making informed decisions.  Following this presentation, participants will understand:

  • Renewable targets for 2020, 2030 and 2050 in Alberta.
  • Achievable renewable energy options for the built environment.
  • Metrics for selecting the most suitable option.

 

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Nov
1
3:30 PM15:30

IDC & IDIBC Seminar: Successfully Navigating Through Vancouver Building Bylaw Part 11

AES is pleased to present this in-depth seminar that will provide interior designers with an understanding of the codes and standards that apply to tenant improvement and renovation projects and the means for compliance, with the focus on the City of Vancouver requirements.

Part 1 will provide an overview of the relevant sections of the Vancouver Building Bylaw (VBBL) and ASHRAE energy code, during which attendees will learn when it is necessary to incorporate energy efficient details such as receptacle control, switching, space lighting control and daylight harvesting into their designs.

Part 2 will address the topic of “energy triggers” for renovation projects, allowing designers to more easily recognize where the prescriptive requirements of the energy codes are applicable and to develop solutions for compliance. During the final hour, participants will learn how to complete the documentation necessary for a successful Building Permit application: (energy statements, lighting power density calculations, ASHRAE checklist) and when to involve engineers in the process.

 

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Nov
1
10:15 AM10:15

Vancouver Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference

  • Vancouver Convention Centre West (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

AES President, Sunny Ghataurah, joins a panel of speakers discussing the topic of:

RAISING THE ROOF: REPOSITIONING VACANT SPACE AND CREATING ACCESSIBLE, ATTRACTIVE AMENITIES

Conversations around key assets and neighbourhoods regarding revitalization and repositioning space are paramount in asset management discourse as of late. What underlying forces are re-shaping older assets and creating creative leasing opportunities? This panel will showcase practices in fostering growth and providing new life to established communities and assets. It has been noted that in order to revitalize older properties, improve lease rates, tenant satisfaction and overall wellness, owners and managers need to regionalize, repurpose or restructure. Looking towards amenities, it’s no doubt that offering an array of different amenities can separate one building from another in a competitive market. Whether it be close proximity to transit, or full service cafeterias and fitness centers, amenities can boost the perceived value for a tenant and can make or break a tenant’s decision to lease. How can landlords ensure that amenity spaces address the needs of the modern-day occupant? This panel will explore the above and share insights into this important area of value creation.

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