2016 RP Award Winners

2016 RPIC Real Property Awards
November 16, 2016
Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa, ON

 

RPIC Real Property Award - Michael Nurse Leadership (Individual)

Pat Buchik
Heritage Conservation Directorate, Public Services and Procurement Canada

 2 - Pat Buchik - CBS 8903

Over 25 years Patricia Buchik has worked towards protecting Canada's federal heritage assets from the Western Region to the National Capital Area. Of late she has managed Client relations for the Heritage Conservation Directorate (HCD) notably Parks Canada, National Defence, the National Capital Commission not to mention her own department, Public Services and Procurement Canada.

Pat's strategic advice to custodians on the management of National Historic Sites and their character defining cultural resources will benefit generations of Canadians for years to come. She has been involved in the development of important cultural sites, the coordination and leadership of multidisciplinary teams, the production of historic structure reports, the provision of strategic advice for heritage policy compliance, and training.

Understanding the importance of succession planning, Pat continues to mentor young professionals within the office. As a volunteer outside of working hours, Pat has served on the Board of the Association for Preservation Technology and has played a key role in helping international students in receiving its annual scholarships.

Pat is renowned for her professional integrity while keeping Clients foremost in her work. This award recognizes these qualities and in doing so, suitably pays homage to the memory of Mike Nurse.


In the picture (left to right):

John McBain, President, Canada Lands Company; Kevin Radford, ADM, Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Rosa Paliotti, RPIC President; Daphne Van Ham (accepting the award on behalf of Pat Buchik); Elisa Mayhew, Assistant Comptroller General Canada.

 

RPIC Real Property Award - Lifetime Achievement

Carole Lumsden

 3 - Carol Lumsdon - CBS 8906

Carole Lumsdon has dedicated her career to Heritage Conservation and this department for over 25 years. Her strong ethics, passion for conservation, and her desire to mentor the next generation have, in part, been key to the success of the Heritage Conservation Directorate (HCD).

As a conservation architect, Carole has worked to protect cultural heritage on major conservation projects at the Peace Tower, the Library of Parliament and more recently the West, East and Centre Blocks. Her expertise is sought across the country, whether at the Bar U Ranch in Alberta or at Province House in Prince Edward Island. Generations of Canadians will now benefit from the expression of her exceptional understanding of Heritage Conservation in protecting Canada's cultural heritage.

Throughout her career, Carole embraced the multi-disciplinary approach to conservation to protect heritage. Her collegial philosophy exemplifies what is meant by 'team player', leading by example while committing time to help others to reach their potential. Carole is, and will always be, held in high esteem by both her colleagues and her Clients. This award, therefore, recognizes and celebrates Carole's accomplished and storied career.

In the picture (left to right):

John McBain, President, Canada Lands Company; Kevin Radford, ADM, Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Rosa Paliotti, RPIC President; Carole Lumsdon; Elisa Mayhew, Assistant Comptroller General Canada

 

RPIC Real Property Award - Service Excellence (Group)

Heritage Conservation Directorate

Project Team: Christian Ouimet, Rebecca Casagrande, Nicole Yeomans, Doug Stephenson, Ann De Mey, Carole Kung, John Zvonar, Marie-Claude Quessy, Jessica Tivy, Jean-Pierre Landry, Carole Lumsdon, Alison Bailey
Public Services and Procurement Canada

4 - Heritage Conservation Directorate - CBS 8913

The Heritage Conservation Directorate is a mature organization that has been ISO 9001 registered for 17 years with the systems, processes and tools in place to deliver a broad range of conservation services to a very high level of client satisfaction.

The Heritage Conservation Directorate is recognized for its leadership in the field of heritage conservation. Conservation Experts have specialized knowledge and experience beyond the typical professional or technical training.

There are 280 "Classified" federal heritage buildings, over a thousand "Recognized" federal heritage buildings, approximately 200 National Historic Sites managed by the federal government. The "big 5" custodians of these sites are Parks Canada, DND, PSPC, NCC and DFO. In addition, VAC and DFAIT are also key clients as custodians of particularly.


In the picture (left to right):

John Zvonar; Doug Stephenson; Carol Kung; Rebecca Casagrande; Marie-Claude Quessy; Jean-Pierre Landry; Carole Lumsdon; Christian Ouimet; Nicole Yeomans; Ann De Mey; John McBain, President, Canada Lands Company; Kevin Radford, ADM, Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Rosa Paliotti, RPIC President, Elisa Mayhew, Assistant Comptroller General Canada

 

RPIC Real Property Award - Service Excellence (Individual)

Mike Spurr
National Disposal Program of Research Stations and Community Pastures
Public Services and Procurement Canada

7 - Mike Spurr - CBS 8910 1 copy

In recent years, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) has faced huge pressure to divest a large portfolio of research stations and community pastures across the country over a five-year period following the 2012 Federal Budget. Although AAFC has their own Real Property disposal authorities, AAFC National Headq"uarters specifically requested that PSPC Atlantic lead this national divestiture program on thei behalf. As National Program Lea, Mike Spurr displayed outstanding leadership by co-developing a Program Management Framework and reporting structure for this program that utilizes various management principles.

In the picture (left to right):

John McBain, President, Canada Lands Company; Kevin Radford, ADM, Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Rosa Paliotti, RPIC President; Mike Spurr; Stéphan Déry, Regional Director General; Elisa Mayhew, Assistant Comptroller General Canada

RPIC Real Property Award - Best Practices – Comprehensive Planning (Group) 

Prince Edward Island License for Seabed Cable File

Project Team: Don Maynard, Meghan Cainey, Gary Carville, Jody Isenor, Rod Vessey, John Counsel, Alex Mills.
Public Services and Procurement Canada

10 - PEI - Seabed Cable - CBS 8919

In 2015 a decision was made and federal funding announced to run subsea cables from NB to PEI to ensure a continuous electricity supply to PEI. A license from PSPC was required in order to run the cables underneath the ocean floor. This team was assembled and under very tight timeframes successfully arranged and completed aboriginal consultation and environmental assessments at both the federal and provincial levels, a Treasury Board submission and approval, and an Order in Council which was required as the current Real Property Act does not cover this type of transaction.

In the picture (left to right):

Front Row - Kevin Radford, ADM, Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Jody Isenor; Rod Vessey; Don Maynard; Meghan Cainey, Alex Mills.

Back Row - John McBain, President, Canada Lands Company; Stéphan Déry, Public Services and Procurement Canada, Rosa Paliotti, RPIC President; Elisa Mayhew, Assistant Comptroller General Canada.

RPIC Real Property Award - Lifetime Achievement

Susann Myers
Public Services and Procurement Canada

11 - Susan Myers - CBS 8907 3

Susann Myers has demonstrated exceptional and sustained contributions and achievements in the rehabilitation, restoration, and preservation of many of Canada's significant historic structures. She has promoted and led responsible conservation practices in Classified and Recognized Federal Heritage Buildings over the course of her 30+ year career that have resulted in the protection and preservation of several of Canada's irreplaceable historic places. Some prominent projects she has worked on are The Fortress of Louisburg National Historic Site, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Province House National Historic Site of Canada, Charlottetown, PEI, and Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site, Saint John, NB.

In the picture (left to right):

John McBain, President, Canada Lands Company; Kevin Radford, ADM, Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Rosa Paliotti, RPIC President; Meghan Cainey (accepting the Award on behalf of Susann Myers); Elisa Mayhew, Assistant Comptroller General Canada

RPIC Real Property Award - Best Practices – Comprehensive Planning (Group)

Currie
Canada Lands Company

14 - Currie - CBS 8916

The plan for Currie establishes a new, mixed-use urban centre that will become a hub of activity for inner city communities in South West Calgary. The neighbourhoods within the plan propose a broad range of uses within a diverse range of building types, all set within variety active and passive parks spaces. Upon completion, Currie will be home to 12,000 residents serviced by 245,000 square feet of retail space, 615,000 square feet of office space, and 23 acres of parkland.

In the picture (left to right):

John McBain, President, Canada Lands Company; Kevin Radford, ADM, Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Rosa Paliotti, RPIC President; Robert Howald, Canada Lands Company; Chris Elkey, Canada Lands Company; Elisa Mayhew, Assistant Comptroller General Canada.

RPIC Real Property Award - Best Practices – Comprehensive Planning (Individual)

Julie Waddell Smith
Asset Planning Program
Public Services and Procurement Canada

 16 - Julie Waddell Smith - CBS 8922

With an aging office building portfolio, Julie Waddell-Smith recognized that it was necessary to improve on the quality of asset investigations and business planning documents for federal office buildings in the National Capital Area real estate portfolio. The asset planning program and its output documents enable Public Services and Procurement Canada to deliver on its mandate of providing a safe, healthy and productive accommodation for public servant


In the picture (left to right):

John McBain, President, Canada Lands Company; Kevin Radford, ADM, Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Julie Waddell Smith; Rosa Paliotti, RPIC President; Elisa Mayhew, Assistant Comptroller General Canada.

 

RPIC Real Property Award - Partnership (Individual)

Jack Vandenberg
Public Services and Procurement Canada

19 - Jack Vendenberg - CBS 8930

Partnership with Academai and Industry. Jack's initiatives led to establishment of degree granting programs in Conservation Architecture and Engineering at Carleton University.

In the picture (left to right):

John McBain, President, Canada Lands Company; Kevin Radford, ADM, Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Rosa Paliotti, RPIC President; John Zvonar,  Public Services and Procurement Canada; (accepting the award on behalf of Jack Vandenberg); Elisa Mayhew, Assistant Comptroller General Canada.

 

RPIC Real Property Award - Partnership (Group)

Louis St. Laurent Building Crisis Response

Project Team: Lynne Carrière, Myles Forget, Guy Bélanger, Mèlanie Vaugeois, Denis Charette, Garth Rotor, Kelly Guillemette, Eugene Francoeur, Mike Leduc, Laura Gauvreau, Lieutenant Colonel Allan Taylor, Major Alexandra Stastny-Farelly, Jim Goodman, Michelle Potvin, Francis Landry.
Public Services and Procurement Canada

21 - Louis St. Laurent Building - CBS 8926

The individuals named in this award formed part of the core team that managed and coordinated the significant efforts over the spring and summer through their own organizations and others, such as the respective legal advisors, SSC, the City of Gatineau including its fire and police services, contractors CIMA+ and Groupe APA construction, and the building owner. The core team achieved a high degree of integration and mutual trust, working in full partnership across departments and with the private sector to support the mission of DND.

In the picture (left to right):

Michael K. Walker, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Denis Charette, Public Services and Procurement Canada; John McBain, President Canada Lands Company; Kevin Radford, ADM, Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Alexandra Stastny-Farrelly, Department of National Defence; Garth Rotor, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Kelly Guillemette, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Rosa Paliotti, RPIC President; Michelle Potvin, BGIS; Elisa Mayhew, Assistant Comptroller General Canada.

RPIC Real Property Award - Best Practices – Project Management (Group)

Security Enhancement of the Langevin Building and Centre Block

Project Team: Jean-François Robert, Aaron Koopman
Public Services and Procurement Canada

 22 - Security Enhancement of the Langevin Building and Centre Block - CBS 8924

When PSPC was tasked with the immediate installation of critical national security enhancements to the Langevin Building, a special project team lead by Jean-François Robert and Aaron Koopman was formed. With a very short window of time available to deliver these projects, the team completed the work in record time. With no room for error, the team came together in creative, positive ways, leveraging their experience, goodwill and connections to overcome all obstacles. Similarly, the team managed key national security enhancements to Centre Block on Parliament Hill, ensuring that this critical work was completed quickly and effectively. The team's success in delivering on these important, time-sensitive projects has enhanced the reputation of PSPC and highlighted the skills and capabilities the department offers in responding to urgent government priorities.

In the picture (left to right):

John McBain, President Canada Lands Company;  Kevin Radford, ADM, Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Ezio DiMillo, Public Services and Procurement Canada ; Rosa Paliotti, RPIC President; Jean-François Robert, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Rob Wright, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Elisa Mayhew, Assistant Comptroller General Canada.

RPIC Federal Heritage Buildings Award of Excellence in Heritage Conservation

Wellington Building Renovation Project 180 Wellington Street Ottawa

Project Team: Sylvain Lepage, Thierry Montpetit, Mark Glassford, Michel Sabourin, Silvio Baldassarra
Public Services and Procurement Canada

24 - Wellington Building - 180 Wellington - CBS 8933

The Wellington Building Project, while respecting, restoring and enhancing its heritage characteristics, has successfully embraced contemporary standards and innovative design. This gives the building its much needed revitalization for the 21st century. Its rehabilitation is an investment in Canada's heritage and is a legacy to future generations.


In the picture (left to right):

Kevin Radford, ADM, Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada; John McBain, President Canada Lands Company; Rosa Paliotti, RPIC President; Elisa Mayhew, Assistant Comptroller General Canada; John Stewart, Collier/Tiree; Silvio Baldassarra, NORR; Sylvain Lepage, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Ezio DiMillo, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Thierry Montpetit, Public Services and Procurement Canada; David Caulfield, Collier/Tiree

RPIC Excellence Award for Energy Efficiency of Federal Buildings

Delivery of energy efficient services, Canadian Forces Base, Montreal

Project Team: Colonel Kevin Horgan, Department of National Defence, Jean-Yvan Tessier, Department of National Defence; Éric Chamberland, Defence Construction Canada, Vincent Bousquet, Defence Construction Canada, and Bruno Champeval, Defence construction Canada; David Allen, Airtron Canada, Jason Poirier, Airtron Canada, Bernie Williams, Airtron Canada

27 - Prestation de services ecoenergeticque Garnison Montreal - CBS 8936

In support of the Department of National Defence's (DND) Sustainable Development Strategy, a project was conducted at Longue-Pointe garrison to reduce its energy consumption and the GHG emissions associated with its facility operations. The strategy consists of establishing an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) for the buildings. In 2012, Defense Construction Canada awarded the contract to Énergie Directe (now Airtron Canada).

The project focused on several key aspects, including a comprehensive modernization of the lighting systems, building shell improvements, regulation and control sequence modifications and ventilation systems optimization.

The $ 4,2 million construction project was completed in 2014. Annual energy savings of $ 502,173 represent an overall reduction in energy expenditures of 18.56%. A total of $ 337,500 in grants was received from energy suppliers.

The initial target of a payback period (PP) of 10-year was beaten since the project's PP will actually only be of 7 years.

Total CO2 emission reduction since the beginning of the construction period has amounted to 791.3 tons. The combined CO2 reduction is equivalent to planting 279 acres of trees or removing 112 vehicles from circulation.


In the picture (left to right):

Front: Bernie Williams, Airtron Canada; Bruno Champeval, Defence Construction Canada;
Éric Chamberland, Defence Construction Canada; Vincent Bousquet, Defence Construction Canada; Jean-Yvan Tessier, Department of National Defence
Back: Kevin Radford, ADM, Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Jason Poirier, Airtron Canada; John McBain, President, Canada Lands Company; David Allen, Airtron Canada; Rosa Paliotti, RPIC President; Lcol Marc Rancourt, Department of National Defence; Elisa Mayhew, Assistant Comptroller General Canada.

RPIC Excellence Award for Energy Efficiency of Federal Buildings

1550, avenue d'Estimauville

Project Team: Serge Demers; Denis Gauvreau; Maxime St-Denis; Jean-Francois Breton
Public Services and Procurement Canada

31 - 1550 avenue destimauville - CBS 8938

The building in question is an office building located in Quebec City which was built in 2012. It comprises a gross area of 30,726 square meters spread over 9 floors and a basement level. The building holds a LEED Gold accreditation.

The project's environmental quality was made possible thanks to the involvement of all parties throughout the design and execution phases. More than a simple office building, this is a paradigm of green design. This project aims to strike a balance between the occupants' well-being, efficient resource management and environmental responsibility.

PSPC (SPAC) wanted to relocate several employees located in two different main buildings in Quebec City. In collaboration with representatives of Quebec City and federal authorities, a location was found on which to build a modern high-performance building.

The building's main energy efficiency measures include:

  • Recuperation of air conditioning energy to be used for space heating;
  • Use of geothermal heat pump;
  • Installation of superior thermal insulation for the shell;
  • Construction of white and green roofs to reduce air conditioning needs and heat islands;
  • Use of condensing boilers for auxiliary heating;
  • Use of variable speed drives (VSD) in pumps and fans;
  • Installations of effective lighting;
  • Linking of occupancy detection to ventilation and lighting operation;
  • Installation of a domestic condensing water heater;
  • Use of low-flow domestic hot water appliances.

This building's total energy consumption is 380 MJ/Sq m. This consumption is well below the average for office-type buildings in Quebec, which is 1046 MJ/Sq m. The building received an ENERGY STAR rating of 100 using the Portfolio Manager tool.


In the picture (left to right):

John McBain, President, Canada Lands Company; Kevin Radford, ADM, Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada;
Maxime St-Denis, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Yannick Boissonneault, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Rosa Paliotti, RPIC President; Elisa Mayhew, Assistant Comptroller General Canada

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