2017 RP Award Winners

2019 Winners

2019 RPIC Real Property Awards
November 20, 2019 Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON

Best Practices – Project Management (Group)

Collocation of the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations and the Consulate General of Canada to New York

Global Affairs Canada

Paris Chancery and Canadian Centre Relocation Project

In the picture / Dans la photo:
(left to right)


Scott Stevenson (RPIC Awards Committee); Kevin Radford (Former RPIC ADM Champion); Lyne Arsenault (Global Affairs Canada); Selvan Assiskumar (Global Affairs Canada); Doug Harcourt (Global Affairs Canada); Olga Dobrokhotova (Global Affairs Canada); Christal Becker (Global Affairs Canada); Martine Bergeron (Global Affairs Canada); Unknown; Mir Ali (Global Affairs Canada); Abdel Amin (Global Affairs Canada); Graeme Stephens (Global Affairs Canada); Eugene Chown (Global Affairs Canada); Sonia Powell (RPIC President)

Best Practices – Project Management (Individual)

Canadian Coast Guard Base, St. John's, NL

Marc Brophy, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Paris Chancery and Canadian Centre Relocation Project

In the picture / Dans la photo:
(left to right)


Scott Stevenson (RPIC Awards Committee); Marc Brophy (Public Services and Procurement Canada); Sonia Powell (RPIC President); Kevin Radford (former ADM Champion)

Best Practices – Environmental Sustainability (Group)

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training Facility, 5 Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, NB

Department of National Defence, Defence Construction Canada, SNC Lavalin, Maxim Construction

Paris Chancery and Canadian Centre Relocation Project

Best Practices – Environmental Sustainability (Group)

Government of Canada Diplomatic Mission in Washington – Certification to LEED Platinum

Global Affairs Canada

Paris Chancery and Canadian Centre Relocation Project

In the picture / Dans la photo:
(left to right)


Scott Stevenson (RPIC Awards Committee); Guillermo Ceppi (Global Affairs Canada); Samir Basaria (Global Affairs Canada); Paulina Pisarek (Global Affairs Canada); Sean Robertson ( Sean Robertson - Canadian Embassy of Beijing); Sonia Powell (RPIC President); Eugene Chown (Global Affairs Canada); Kevin Radford (Former RPIC ADM Champion)

Partnership (Group) – Government of Canada Diplomatic Mission in Beijing

Government of Canada Diplomatic Mission in Beijing – Partnership Through the Application of BOMA BEST
Global Affairs Canada, BOMA Canada

Paris Chancery and Canadian Centre Relocation Project

In the picture / Dans la photo:
(left to right)


Scott Stevenson (RPIC Awards Committee; Eugene Chown (Global Affairs Canada); Guillermo Ceppi (Global Affairs Canada); Benjamin Shinewald (BOMA Canada); Paulina Pisarek (Global Affairs Canada); Samir Basaria (Global Affairs Canada); Sean Robertson (Canadian Embassy of Beijing); Sonia Powell (RPIC President); Kevin Radford (Former RPIC ADM Champion)

2019 RPIC Federal Buildings Heritage Conservation Excellence Award

West Block Rehabilitation and Renovation

Public Services and Procurement Canada, Architecture49, EVOQ Architecture, Colliers and Tiree in joint venture, PCL

Paris Chancery and Canadian Centre Relocation Project

2019 RPIC Federal Buildings Energy Efficiency Excellence Award

Energy Performance Contract for NRCan's Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Natural Resources Canada, Ameresco

Paris Chancery and Canadian Centre Relocation Project

In the picture / Dans la photo:
(left to right)


Scott Stevenson (RPIC Awards Committee); Roy Samhaber (Ameresco); Chuck Rowswell (Natural Resources Canada); Troy Conforzi (Natural Resources Canada); Dominic Turgeon (Natural Resources Canada); Scott Branton (Ameresco); Kevin Radford (Former RPIC ADM Champion)

RPIC Real Property Award - Michael Nurse Leadership

Steve Grace

Steve was not able to join us at the Awards and Recognition Evening.

Lifetime Achievement

Kevin Radford

Paris Chancery and Canadian Centre Relocation Project

In the picture / Dans la photo:
(left to right)


Scott Stevenson – RPIC Awards Committee; Kevin Radford - Former RPIC ADM Champion; Sonia Powell- RPIC President

  

NOMINEE RECOGNITION

On behalf of the RPIC Board and ADM Champion review panel, I would like to thank everyone who submitted a nomination. In recognition of the efforts put forth, I would like to recognize all of the nominees for this years RPIC Awards:

Ameresco
Architecture49
BOMA Canada
Canada Border Services Agency
Colliers Project Leaders
Defence Construction Canada
Department of National Defence
Environment and Climate Change Canada
EVOQ Architecture
Global Affairs Canada
Health Canada
Indigenous Services Canada
Maxim Construction
Natural Resources Canada
PCL
Public Health Agency of Canada
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Shared Services
SNC Lavalin

2018 Winners

2018 RPIC Real Property Awards
November 20, 2018 Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON



Best Practices – Project Management (Group)

Paris Chancery and Canadian Cultural Centre Relocation Project
Global Affairs Canada, Tiree Project Managers

Paris Chancery and Canadian Centre Relocation Project

In the picture / Dans la photo:
(left to right)


Eugene Chown (Global Affairs Canada); Bradley Stuike (Global Affairs Canada); Cathrine Lefebvre (Global Affairs Canada); Wendy Abdallah (Global Affairs Canada); Kevin Fassett (Global Affairs Canada); Sylvie Lemieux (Global Affairs Canada); Hani Hammoud (Global Affairs Canada); Tarek Bazzi (Global Affairs Canada); Sam Cox (Global Affairs Canada); Jean-Daniel Barry (Global Affairs Canada); Kevin Radford, ADM Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Rosa Paliotti (RPIC President)



Best Practices – Project Management (Group)

RCEME School Consolidation Project

Department of National Defence, Defence Construction Canada, RDH Architects

RCEME School Consolidation Project

 

In the picture / Dans la photo: 

(Left to Right) 

Rosa Paliotti, RPIC President, Kevin Radford, ADM, Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Uwe Spätling, National Defence; Garret Walsh, Defence Construction Canada; Erik Boyko, RDH Architects; Ross Welsman, Defence Construction Canada; Dan Herljevic, RDH Architects, Geoff Miller, RDH Architects; John McBain, President, Canada Lands Company;  Scott Stevenson, Canada Lands Company.  

RCEME


Best Practices – Comprehensive Planning (Group)

Capital Assets Way Forward Project
Public Services and Procurement Canada


Capital Assets Way Forward Project

In the picture / Dans la photo:
(left to right)
Back row: Steve Bles, Par Forslund, Velma Leblanc, Arthur Bowles, Susan Gould, Rosa Paliotti (RPIC President), Kevin Radford (ADM, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Front row: Alfred Yeoh, co-lead Director Alain Lagacé, Michelle Church, Director Suzanne Bastien & Paula Sams.

Not in attendance / pas présent : Kathleen Champagne, Ahmad Darwiche, Doug Mouser, Cindy Goldberg, Amy Begley and Roger Reid, Robin Strang Lindsey, Director General, Program Management Monique A.Arnold, Director General, DCFO


Partnership (Group)

North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels Headquarters, Canadian Delegation Relocation Project
Global Affairs Canada, Department of National Defence, aCMG, CIT Blaton, Tecnoplano

North Atlantic Treaty

In the picture / Dans la photo:
(left to right)


Graeme Stephens (Global Affairs Canada); Tarek Bazzi (Global Affairs Canada); Bradley Stuike (Global Affairs Canada); Sabine Toussaint (Global Affairs Canada); Marc Lefebvre (Global Affairs Canada); Karine Martin (Global Affairs Canada); Martine Bergeron (Global Affairs Canada); Selvan Assiskumar (Global Affairs Canada); Roch Lahaie (Global Affairs Canada); Eugene Chown (Global Affairs Canada); Rosa Paliotti (RPIC President); Kevin Radford, ADM Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada

 


2018 RPIC Federal Buildings Energy Efficiency Excellence Award

2575 boulevard Sainte Anne
Public Services and Procurement Canada / Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada
Kevlar Inc., Pomerleau, LGT, Ambioner, Lemay architectes, Tetra Tech

2575 boulevard Saint Anne 

In the picture / Dans la photo:
(left to right) Sébastien Couillard - Representative from Pomerleau (Landlord Consortium- General contractor), Moïse Gagné (LGT engineering firm), Stéphane Ferland (Kevlar, Landlord Consortium - building managers/operators), Linda Rheault (Public Services and Procurement Canada), Jean-François Breton (Public Service and Procurement Canada), Maxime St-Denis (Public Service and Procurement Canada), Rosa Paliotti, RPIC President, Kevin Radford (Public Service and Procurement Canada).

 

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2018 RPIC Federal Buildings Energy Efficiency Excellence Award

CMHC Multi-Year Energy Management Program
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, BGIS

CMHC

In the picture / Dans la photo :
(left to right) Rich Coleman (AVP Client Services, BGIS), Louis Daoust (Utility/Energy Manager, BGIS), Amélie Lecompte (Director, Partner Relationship Management, CMHC), Paul Mason (Chief Information Officer, CMHC), Bruce Sinclair (Regional Director, BGIS), Rosa Paliotti (RPIC President)


Michael Nurse Leadership

Anne Lechasseur

Anne Lachasseur

In the picture / Dans la photo :
(left to right) Rosa Paliotti (RPIC President), Anne Lachasseur, Kevin Radford (Public Services and Procurement Canada), John McBain (Canada Lands Company), Scott Stevenson (Canada Lands Company)


Lifetime Achievement

Marc Desjardins

Marc Desjardins

In the picture / Dans la photo :
(left to right) John McBain (Canada Lands Company), Scott Stevenson (Canada Lands Company), Marc Desjardins, Rosa Paliotti (RPIC President), Kevin Radford (Public Services and Procurement Canada)


Lifetime Achievement

Ezio DiMillo

Ezio DiMillo

In the picture / Dans la photo :
(left to right) John McBain (Canada Lands Company), Scott Stevenson (Canada Lands Company), Ezio DiMillo, Rosa Paliotti (RPIC President), Kevin Radford (Public Services and Procurement Canada)

  

NOMINEE RECOGNITION

On behalf of the RPIC Board and ADM Champion review panel, I would like to thank everyone who submitted a nomination. In recognition of the efforts put forth, I would like to recognize all of the nominees for this years RPIC Awards:

aCMG
Ambioner
Brookfield Global Integrated Services
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Canada Revenue Agency
CIT Blaton
Defence Construction Canada
Department of National Defence
Global Affairs Canada
Kevlar Inc.
Lemay architectes
LGT
Pomerleau
Public Services and Procurement Canada
RDH Architects
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Tecnoplano
Tetra Tech
Tiree Project Managers

2017 Winners

2017 RPIC Real Property Awards
November 16th, 2017
Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON

 

RPIC Real Property Award - Michael Nurse Leadership (Individual)

Kathy Knight,
Provincial Manager, Public Services and Procurement Canada

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In her 24 years of service at Public Services and Procurement Canada, Kathy has made significant contributions to the Real Property Services branch in the Atlantic Region and demonstrated an incredible dedication to leadership and client service.
Kathy has managed multi-million dollar environmental remediation projects and led the way in building and fostering strong stakeholder relationships and sharing her knowledge and experience.
Kathy’s greatest legacy at Public Services and Procurement Canada lies with the people she has mentored and inspired along the way. She has done an incredible amount of work to help shape future public service leaders.

In the picture:

Kathy Knight


RPIC Real Property Award - Lifetime Achievement

Stephen Twiss,
Director General, Program Management Sector, Public Services and Procurement CanadaHeritage Conservation Directorate, Public Services and Procurement Canada

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From 1988 until present day, Stephen Twiss has worked in the real property program for Public Services and Procurement Canada. He is a recognized Real Property expert and has been regularly been called upon by Central Agencies and other real property custodians in the Government of Canada as well as from other jurisdictions for leadership, advice, guidance and best practices. He is currently the longest serving Director General in Public Services and Procurement Canada’s Real Property Branch.

The Real Property Program Management Sector, which Stephen has been leading for the last 12 years, is comprised of a small team of less than 30 people. During Stephen’s tenure, it has been common for core members of his team to spend between 5 and 10 years in the sector before exploring other career opportunities or retiring. This can be attributed to Stephen’s leadership approach. He invests his time and imparts his knowledge and experience among all members of his team. He is known for his brainstorming whiteboard sessions in which he inspires collaboration amongst colleagues from all levels.

In the picture:

Steven Twiss


RPIC Real Property Award - Service Excellence Award - Incorporating GHG emissions into investment decisions: Project GHG Options Methodology

Taylor Graf, Energy Engineer, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Max St-Denis, Senior Projects Manager, Climate Action, GHG and Energy Group, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Maria Mottillo, Energy Engineer, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Mirela Nasaudean, Project Manager, Ontario region, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Vincent d'Amours, Manager, Investment Analysis National Centre of Expertise, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Philippe Lefebvre, Director, National Portfolio Management, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Maria McGibbon, Senior Environmental Specialist, Ontario Region, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Daniel Gosselin, National Director, Energy, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions; and Radian Gurov, Manager, Policy Management, National Portfolio Management, Public Services and Procurement Canada

3 3 SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD Vincent dAmours Daniel Gosselin Taylor Graf Radian Gurov Philippe Lefebvre Maria McGibbon Maria Mottillo Mirela Nasaudean and Max St Denis

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is taking a leadership position in embedding greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions into the design and approval stages of renovation and new construction projects. Specifically, PSPC developed a methodology that evaluates investment options based on their GHG emission reduction opportunities. The methodology strengthens the financial analysis and provides fundamental information for investment decision makers, who must ultimately seek to find the balance between up-front costs and long-term energy and environmental savings.

In the picture:

Taylor Graf, Max St-Denis, Maria Mottillo, Vincent d’Amours, Mirela Nasaudean, Phillippe Lefebvre, Maria McGibbon, Daniel Gosselin


RPIC Real Property Award - Best Practices – Comprehensive Planning – National Asbestos Inventory and Asbestos Management Policies for Real Proterty custodial buildings

Patric Renault, National Manager Custodial Health and Safety, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Stéphane Cholette, Building Control Specialist, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Richard Farmer, Asbestos Specialist, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Eric Brouillard, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Laurent Lavergne, Manager, Custodial Health and Safety Unit, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Francis Tremblay, Environmental Analyst/Environmental Advisor, Public Services and Procurement Canada; El Houcine Faouzi, Environmental Analyst/Environmental Advisor, Public Services and Procurement Canada; and Olivier Brazeau, Regional Asbestos Coordinator, Public Services and Procurement Canada

4 4 BEST PRACTICES COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING Patric Renault Stephane Cholette Richard Farmer Eric Brouillard Laurent Lavergne Francis Tremblay El Houcine Faouz and Olivier Brazeau

This award proudly highlights the attentive efforts of the team leading this project. As a result, Public Service and Procurement Canada demonstrated openness and transparency by publishing its national asbestos inventory, and strengthened asbestos management in its real property by designing its Standard and Directive. The leadership demonstrated is now supporting other custodial departments in their management of asbestos.

In the picture:

Laurent Lavergne, Stéphane Cholette, Francis Tremblay, Olivier Brazeau, Richard Farmer, 


 

RPIC Real Property Award - Best Practices – Project Management
Trans Canada Highway Climbing Lanes Terra Nova National Park, NL

Project Team: Dave Bursey, Project Manager, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Neil Porter, Senior Project Manager, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Noel Hogan, Project Engineer, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Gerard Boulos, Manager, Civil Engineering, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Chukwudi Chine, Supply Specialist, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Alexis Woodman, Supply Specialist, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Bill Legge, Client Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Mark McNeil, Environmental Specialist, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Bernadette Landry, Senior Transport Engineer, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Christy Lynch, Business and Project Support Admin, Public Services and Procurement Canada; and Lori Sheppard, Team Leader, Public Services and Procurement Canada

5 5 BEST PRACTICES PROJECT MANAGEMENT Dave Bursey Neil Porter Noel Hogan Gerard Boulos Chukwudi Chine Alexis Woodman Bill Legge Mark McNeil Bernadette Landry Christy Lynch and Lori Sheppard

This team was dedicated to designing and constructing thirteen climbing lanes throughout the 42.2 km section of the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) within Terra Nova National Park, NL. Faced with an incredibly complex situation, they showed that creativity, coordination and teamwork can lead to exceptional results. They created innovative plans to ensure the least amount of disruption possible. Not only was this project delivered ahead of time, but it maintained an incredibly high standard of work which included many environmental protections and Occupational Health and Safety measures.

In the picture:

Gerard Boulos, Dave Bursey, Neil Porter


RPIC Real Property Award - Partnership (Group) - St. Peter's Canal and Swing Bridge

Terry Walsh, Project Manager, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Audrey Buchanan, Project Leader, Parks Canada Agency; and Larry Warren, Building/Structural Engineer, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Trusted partners. The project team dedicated to the replacement of the St. Peter’s Canal and Swing Bridge displayed incredible commitment to building and fostering strong relationships. Public Services and Procurement Canada in collaboration with Parks Canada Agency (PCA) led engagement and consultation efforts with many stakeholders including the province, local First Nations groups, the municipality, utilities, and the local community to ensure inclusiveness on this project. This project is a wonderful example of how consultation and collaboration can ensure the success of partnerships.


RPIC Real Property Award - Best Practices – Environmental Sustainability – Curtiss All Ranks Kitchen and Dining Facility

Uwe Spätling, Senior Project Manager, Department of National Defence; Michael Hofman, Project Co-ordinator, Defence Construction Canada; Paul Stevens, Senior Principal, ZAS Architects; and Jean-Christian Koch, Principal, Fabriq

7 7 Best Practices Environmental Sustainability

In the picture:

Uwe Spätling, Conrad Peart, Steve Cromwell


RPIC Real Property Award - Best Practices – Environmental Sustainability – Cape Breton Operations – Mine Water Management Program, Public Services and Procurement Canada Atlantic Region

Joseph Shea, Retired - Regional Manager, Mine Water Remediation Program; Joe MacPhee, Regional Manager, Mine Water Remediation Program, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Ron Kelly, Manager, Site Operations, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Kevin Kelly, Manager, Operations, Public Services and Procurement Canada; and Breton Campbell, Apprentice Electrician

8 8 BEST PRACTICES ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Joseph Shea Joe MacPhee Ron Kelly Kevin Kelly and Breton Campbell

Cape Breton Operations Mine Water Management Program manages and treats mine water from over 20 individual mines in the Sydney Coal Field. With two large facilities and two small passive systems the program treats mine water for discharge through a combination of mechanical and passive treatment schemes. The systems have been designed to minimize the pumping and treatment requirements and the number of physical facilites as well as required operational staff. The three mine pools have a combined volume of 450 billion liters of contaminated mine water that must be maintained below sea level to avoid environmental dicharge.

In the picture

Breton Campbell, Kevin Kelly, Joe Shea, Joseph MacPhee, Ronnie Kelly


RPIC Real Property Award - Federal Heritage Building Award of Excellence in Heritage Conservation - Rehabilitation Project at the Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada (Quebec)

Félix Sirois-Vaillancourt, Project Manager, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Pier-Frédéric Brillant, Assistant Project Manager, Public Services and Procurement Canada; and Sophie Huot, Primary Project Manager, Public Services and Procurement Canada

9 9 FEDERAL HERITAGE BUILDING AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN HERITAGE CONSERVATION Felix Sirois Vaillancourt Pier Frederic Brillant and Sophie Huot 

The Pointe-au-Père lighthouse is at the heart of an essential recreational and tourist area in the City of Rimouski. Two of its outbuildings have received recognition by the FHBRO; the lighthouse itself is a heritage site, and the foghorn shed is well-known. In 2014, Parks Canada secured the funds to begin upgrading and renovating in order to ensure the long-term conservation of the characteristic features that set the lighthouse and its accompanying outbuildings aside as worthy of historical note. The various works began in 2016 and in August of 2017 the Prime Minister of Canada unveiled the newly restored lighthouse.

In the picture:

Pier-Frédéric Brillant, Félix Sirois-Vaillancourt


RPIC Real Property Award - Excellence Award for Energy Efficiency of Federal Buildings - PRTC Energy Performance Management Service Project

Project Team: Karen Dupuis, Branch Program Coordinator, RCMP; and Najmuddin Fazal, Siemens Canada

10 10 Excellence Award for Energy Efficiency of Federal Buildings Karen Dupuis and Najmuddin Fazal. Peter Lukacko accepting Award for Najmuddin

The RCMPs Pacific Region Training Centre in Chilliwack B.C. is a campus of 26 Buildings (28,319m2) that are 50+ years old. Using NRCans Federal Building Initiative Program, the RCMP partnered with Siemens Canada to implement 11 major energy savings initiatives throughout the campus to save 293.7 tones / year of GHG Emissions and $156,000 annually. This project provided a comprehensive solution that improved building energy efficiency, reduced O&M costs and deferred maintenance costs.

In the picture :

Karen Dupuis, Peter Lukacko accepting the Award on behalf of Najmuddin Fazal


RPIC Real Property Award - Excellence Award for Energy Efficiency of Federal Buildings – Smart Building Pilot Project

Project Team: Marek Dziedzic, Building Automation Specialist, Public Services and Procurement Canada; Weiming Shen, Senior Research Officer, National Research Council of Canada; and Trevor Nightingale, Program Leader, National Research Council of Canada.

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The Smart Buildings Project was launched in collaboration with National Research Council in 2014 with the objective of leveraging the Big Data Analytics in real time to support the operation and maintenance of Canadian federal government buildings. A small ESAP pilot with four buildings and three vendors was started in 2015, using various tiers of services to determine best practices. Nine additional buildings were deployed in 2016/17. The first four buildings have demonstrated an average saving of 15% (i.e., 5,700 eMWh and $770K per year). The energy reductions led to GHG reductions of approximately 650 tons. The payback period was 8 to 12 months. The findings from the ESAP Pilot led to development of the National Standing Offer that has been put in place in the summer of 2017 for a wide deployment of Smart Buildings in about 80 buildings across Canada, with a projected energy cost savings of $15M per year.

In the picture:

Weiming Shen, National Research Council
Marek Dziedzic, Public Services Procurement Canada


 

NOMINEE RECOGNITION

On behalf of the RPIC Board and ADM Champion review panel, I would like to thank everyone who submitted a nomination. In recognition of the efforts put forth, I would like to recognize all of the nominees for this years RPIC Awards:

Access Contracting
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The AIM Group
Assembly of First Nations
Bird Construction
CIMA
CSW Landscape Architects
Dialog Design
EllisDon
Global Affairs Canada
GRC Architects
Heritage Conservation
HOK
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Metis Nation
Padolsky Architects
STC Storytellers
WAA
 
 
 
 

2016 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

2015 Winners

2015 RPIC Real Property Awards
November 18, 2015
Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON

Lifetime Achievement

David R. Cooke

With over 30 years experience in the federal government, including with Public Works and Government Services Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard and Health Canada, a strong academic background (Masters Certificate in Project Management) with many professional designations such as Real Property Administrator, BOMA Facilities Management Administrator and Project Management Professional, and as an RPIC Board member for six years, David R. Cooke has made exceptional and sustained contributions to Real Property Community, both on the national and regional stage. Known for his knowledge and dedication to nurturing and educating real property professionals, David was chosen to teach mandatory courses at the Canada School of Public Service. He mentored and supported employees and colleagues throughout his career and has been RPIC’s voice in the Atlantic Region. By applying his strong technical knowledge and his leadership on interdepartmental teams he was instrumental in the development and implementation of many best practices, policies and guidelines that continue to be used today, including Treasury Board policy instruments. His commitment to creating and sustaining a high performing federal real property workforce is outstanding! Read more.

Best Practices – Comprehensive Planning (Group)

Tunney's Pasture Master Plan
Project Team: Vance Bedore, Public Works and Government Services Canada Jordan Lambie, HOK

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The National Capital Commission formally approved the Tunney's Pasture Master Plan in September 2014. As one of the largest federal campuses in Canada, the master plan sets an important precedent in the redevelopent of government-owned urban lands. TPMP is also the first federally-driven mixed use project in Canada, making it an important precedent for similar provincial- and municipal-level projects. In the future, this project will become a best-practice case study and help urban planners and designers refine strategies for sustainable development, transit-oriented development, complete communities and federal government innovation districts.

Best Practices – Comprehensive Planning (Group)

Development and Implementation of the RP-1 Contracts and RP-N Oversight Framework 
Representing the national RP-1 Project are (from left to right):  Guylaine Rheault, Marie-Josée Morin, Darrell Dirks, Jennifer Littlemore, Jennifer Hersey.

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RP-1 contracts are state of the art procurement mechanisms that are in line with the government’s focus on finding efficiencies through streamlining, generating savings from operating expenses and leveraging innovative approaches. This award is being presented to members of both the Oversight Framework Team and the RP-1 Implementation Team.  From development to full implementation of the RP-1 contracts, including the development of an Oversight Framework designed to evaluate results and manage risk, the leadership and commitment of team members was outstanding.  The Implementation Team, representing their respective Directorates (a total of 45 employees), has worked tirelessly over the past 5 years to develop and implement the RP-1 contracts. The sum of their work includes, but is not limited to: the development of the RP-1 Statement of Work, RFP and Evaluations, TB Approvals, Transition activities, components of the Oversight Framework (noted above), and Training on all elements of the contracts. The six contracts, valued at $23 billion (if all options are exercised), have been successfully awarded and implemented. An unprecedented and monumental task, involving significant collaboration both within PWGSC and tenant departments, which will ensure positive results from a whole of government perspective. 

Best Practices – Project Management (Group)

Acadia Park Disposal Project
Project Team from Public Works and Government Services Canada: Aaron Bower, Denise Doiron-Bourgeois, Glenn Earle, Glen Hynes, Helen Whitman, Kelly Bush, Marcia Johannesen, Mark Freeze, Matthew Smith, Rory Matchett, Joanne Pardy and Robert Wright

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This disposal of the vacant Acadia Park properties in Moncton, New Brunswick for the Department of National Defence was a dauntingly complex project and a tremendous success for PWGSC. Beyond ensuring DND obtained value for their investment on all 74 properties, the team was faced with balancing public interest and maintaining the integrity of the real estate market in Moncton. Effective communication was integral to the success of this project, as heavy analysis and research was necessary to understand the concerns of all stakeholders. Through their innovative project management approach and strategic partnership with the industry, the disposals were executed efficiently and effectively restoring the community to a fully occupied and vibrant state.

Best Practices – Environmental Sustainability (Group)

Solar Lighting Demonstration Project at the Canadian Embassy to Germany
Project Team: Marc Lalonde, Stephane Khoubesserian, Guillermo Ceppi and Marie-Louise Gidaro, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Development Greg Spence and Helen Braiter, Public Works and Government Services Canada Guthrie Cox, SunCentral Inc.

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The project is located at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin and was part of Sustainable Development efforts of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. It was a four-way public/private partnership to implement a demonstration project of a highly innovative Canadian solar lighting technology that captures sunlight and beams it to the interior of a building as lighting. This important innovation can generate significant energy cost savings while producing zero greenhouse gas emissions. As such, this technology can offer multiple benefits to a building while achieving broad and long term sustainable development objectives.

Partnership (Group)

Metro Vancouver Strategic Disposals
Project Team: Joe Gormley and Denise Schepens, Public Works and Government Services Canada; Nancy Shaver, Department of National Defence; Greg Franklin and Bonnie Braithwaite-Lee, Department of Justice; Noelani Taylor, Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Robert Howald, Tara Dinsmore, Basil Cavis and Greg Barker, Canada Lands Company; Chief Wayne Sparrow, Leona Sparrow, Allyson Fraser, Howard Grant, Wendy Grant-John, Kaitlan Lay, Stephen Lee, Doug Raines and Jim Reynolds, Musqueam Indian Band;  Chris Lewis, Chief Ian Campbell, Chief Bill Williams, Chief Gibby Jacob, Aaron Bruce and Lisa Wilcox, Squamish Nation;  Chief Maureen Thomas, Chief Leonard George, Matt Thomas, Justin George, Jason Forsyth and Stan Ashcroft, Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

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After over a decade of stalled efforts to dispose of three high profile surplus strategic properties in Metro Vancouver on an individual basis by separate departments, on September 30th, 2014, Public Works and Government Services, the Department of National Defence, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans transferred (by sale) these properties to Canada Lands Company CLC Limited. The sale, valued at $307.2 million, was a historic moment for Canada, three First Nations – Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and CLC and will likely be considered one of the most important real estate deals in Pacific Region. This was accomplished through the cooperation, hard work, dedication and respectful negotiations that took place between the three First Nations and the three departments speaking with one voice for Canada. The deal involved three principle agreements: an agreement between Canada and the three First Nations regarding the fulfillment of the Crown’s obligation to consult and accommodate, a purchase and sale agreement between Canada and CLC, and a joint venture agreement between the three First Nations and CLC. This also resulted in the three Nations entering into an unprecedented protocol agreement for the sharing of economic benefits between the Nations. This innovative approach is a model for future strategic disposals and demonstrates that success is achieved by working collaboratively, fostering relationships and building trust among all stakeholders.

Partnership (Group)

National C-25 Construction Program
Project Team: Liette Dumas-Sluyter, Correctional Services Canada Martin Lelièvre, Public Works and Government Services Canada Franklin Holtforster, MHPM Project Managers Inc.

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In response to Bill C-25 – Truth in Sentencing Act, Correctional Service of Canada and its partners delivered a complex, nation-wide $751M construction program, comprising of approximately 70 projects, within extremely tight time lines. The program consisted of the construction of new living units at all security levels in existing institutions, the expansion of existing living units, and the addition of associated supporting infrastructure – all within the constraints of a correctional environment. Delivery of the program by the tripartite of CSC, PWGSC and MHPM Project Managers Inc. required the integration of a variety of program and project delivery systems; effective communication; and innovative design, tendering, and construction approaches. This initiative has resulted in both CSC and the Government of Canada having gained a greater understanding of the processes and best practices associated with the delivery of a nation-wide construction program of unprecedented scale and complexity.

Partnership (Group)

Correctional Services Canada Centralized Training Program, Regina, SK
Project Team: Allan Currie et Ian Kydd, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Brigitte Ng, Denise O’Connor, Rick Grass, Julia Crosier and John Koelmans, Correctional Services Canada

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Correctional Services Canada collaborated with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to renovate 'B' Block at the RCMP's Regional Training Academy (i.e., Depot) to accommodate CSC's induction training program for all CSC's new recruits. By reprogramming 'B' Block for CSC, the formerly mothballed RCMP dormitory building was creatively converted to space to mimic CSC's medium and maximum security institutions, create space for virtual learning and testing of new technologies, fit-up administrative office space and bring the building up to National Building Code standards. In addition, by introducing CSC's centralized training program at Depot, Public Safety Canada is extracting greater efficiencies from the common amenities at Depot (e.g., cafeteria, gymnasium, use of force training facilities, etc.)

Service Excellence (Individual)

Robert Kilpatrick

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Bob Kilpatrick has made a significant contribution to the federal real property community, both through his exceptional community leadership as a Director within the National Research Council where he has worked in excess of 28 years, as a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers and as Director with RPIC. His achievements throughout his professional career are many, however, this nomination focuses on his service excellence to this community through his volunteer work with RPIC.

A valued Board member with over 10 years of dedicated service, as a Director and Treasurer, Bob was instrumental in strengthening the accountability, transparency and reporting on the financial position of the Institute which has led to its long term sustainability to support the community. In addition, he has worked tirelessly on professional development and training for the community, bringing together experts from public, private sectors and academia. Holding Chair and Co-chair positions for National and Regional Workshops he led the development of high quality programming, resulting in significant benefits to this community of 10,000 functional specials.

Lifetime Achievement

Michel Falardeau

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With over 33 years in the federal public service, Michel provided Ministers, departments and Crowns with advice and guidance and continues to hold an executive role in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Throughout his career, Michel spearheaded or was instrumental in advances and innovative strategies that have had a lasting positive impact on the Real Property Regime and management practices – all of which remain in place today. Examples include:
• Privatization of Airports;
• Re-vitalization of CLC as the government’s disposal agent;
• Development and implementation of the strategic disposal process (CLC and Departmental perspectives);
• Key role in the designation, planning and management of the Central Experimental Farm as a National Historic Site;
• Development of innovative and collaborative strategies to meet science program needs;
• Led a massive and complex divestiture program for AAFC.

Michel’s leadership, dedication, extensive experience, commitment to stakeholder engagement and the sharing of best practices contributed to both his personal success and to the community as a whole.

Lifetime Achievement

Mark Campbell

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With more than 30 years service in the Real Property Branch at PWGSC, Mark has long exemplified a level of leadership and commitment that can serve as a model to others. He has led by being among the finest examples of a true professional and an extraordinary role model supporting senior managers and executives, as well as inspiring employees. An outstanding leader, wise mentor, teacher and colleague, Mark helped advance the priorities of the Branch in many ways. From his early days at the Central Experimental Farm, to successfully managing major crisis, to his most recent role where he was instrumental in moving the Transformation agenda through Real Property contracts, he has made a significant contribution to the Real Property program as well as to the careers of many employees in PWGSC.

2015 RPIC Federal Heritage Buildings Award of Excellence in Heritage Conservation

Rehabilitation of the Sir John A. Macdonald Building
Project Team: Nathan Juneau, Kristina Leaning and Rocque Gameiro, Public Works and Government Services Canada Kathee O’Neil Cole and Keith Sim, MHPM / TIREE in Joint Venture David Clusiau, Pilar Bryson and Jonathan Hughes, NORR Limited Mark Brandt, MTBA ASSOCIATES INC.

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Names from Left to Right: Kathee O’Neill Cole, Senior Project Manager, MHPM/Tiree; John McBain, Past RPIC ADM Champion; Mark Thompson Brandt, Senior conservation Architect & Urbanist, MTBA Associates Inc.; Pilar Bryson, Project Architect, Norr Limited; Jamie Pitfield, Current RPIC ADM Champion; Keith Sim, Senior Project Manager, MHPM/Tiree; Heather Kane, RPIC President; Rob Wright, ADM PPB-DGCP; Sylvain Lepage, Director, Wellington, PSB&PM Practices, PM &D PPB, PWGSC

The rehabilitation and heritage restoration of the Sir John A. Macdonald Building at the prominent location of Wellington and Sparks St, across from the Parliamentary Precinct, is a significant accomplishment in heritage conservation. Built in the 1930s the building’s architecture is a noteworthy example of modern classicism. It received a “Classified” heritage designation in 1986.

The rehabilitation project, valued at $99M, began in 2012 and involved structural and seismic upgrades; interior refurbishment; the replacement of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and life safety systems; and the construction of an annex. The project achieved the goal of full heritage restoration and the building was unveiled in June 2015. The buildings elaborate windows were repaired, stonemasons repaired the deteriorated masonry joints. The multi-use conference centre, now modernized to the 21st century standards, retained its impressive limestone walls and elegant features. An atrium provides a transition between the modern and heritage area of the building.

The building now serves as the Confederation Room, hosting large meetings and ceremonial events for Parliament.

2015 RPIC Excellence Award for Energy Efficiency of Federal Buildings

Implementation of energy efficiency measures at CFB Valcartier
Project Team: Pierre Labrie, François Simard andJean Petitclerc, Department of National Defence Louis-Simon Roy-Turcotte, Defence Construction Canada Guy Breton, Honeywell

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Natural Resources Canada positioned itself as a government leader in implementing state-of-the-art, energy-efficient programs in all its major buildings through its Low Carbon NRCan Initiative. NRCan has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 17% from 2005-06 baseline by 2020. Highlights of the initiative are:
• 10 Energy Teams responsible for the implementation of all processes and projects
• Centralized technical support team
• Completion of 62 energy efficiency projects, including:
     o Existing Building Commissioning
     o Energy Performance Contracts
     o Energy and GHG tracking
• 10.7% GHG emission reduction up to 2014-15, on track to surpass the 17% reduction target.

2015 RPIC Excellence Award for Energy Efficiency of Federal Buildings

Low Carbon Initiative
Project Team from Natural Resources Canada: Alain Ouellet, Andrea Schiller, Anne Marie Bostelaar, Anthony Montenegrino, Brad Stennes, Brad Yarmie, Brett Foord, Brian Taylor, Caroline Rochon, Chuck Rowswell, Christian Pagé, Colin Myrholm, Csilla Ilas, Dan Lauvass, Daniel Choinière, Daniel Doucet, Dan Schmitz, Darius Emadi, David McCormack, Derek Peterson, Doug Moffat, Esther Pouliot, Fernando Colangelo, François Dubrous, Gaston Joncas, Geoff Spence, Gisèle Maillet, Glen Collins, Hatem Atia, James Moore, James White, Jamie Koeslag, Jean-François Paquet, Jean-Louis Daigle, Jim Whybra, John Hogan, John Letourneau, Kelly Burchill, Lawrence Fowler, Laurie Yeates, Magdi Habib, Mahe Gangal, Marcel Poulin, Maria Pemberton, Mario Riopel, Mark Budd, Michael Gartrell, Nabil Bouzoubaa, Perry Houvardas, Pete Thibodeau, Phil Jago, Rachel Robinson, Rian Schwarz, Roger Amyot, Samuel Maach, Stephanie Shirley, Suzanne Twelker, Trisha Hook and Troy Conforzi

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Un total de 111 bâtiments totalisant plus de 431,644 m2 ont été examinés dans le cadre de l’étude de faisabilité réalisée par notre partenaire Honeywell Limitée de Québec déposée le 12 septembre 2011. Le personnel de génie du MDN, de CDC et de Honeywell ont développé les mesures éconergétiques qui rencontraient le cadre contractuel et l’ingénierie relative à la mise en oeuvre des solutions mécaniques a été confiée à notre partenaire le Groupe Roche de la ville de Québec.

Les mesures réalisées qui constituent la base de notre programme de modernisation énergétique ont eu pour effet de générer des économies sur le coût des services publics et d’exploitations tout en maintenant le confort des occupants. De plus, les solutions techniques ont eu pour effet de réduire les gaz à effet de serre associés à la production, à la distribution et à la consommation des sources d’énergie connexes.

2014 Winners

2014 RPIC Real Property Awards
November 19, 2014
Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON

Best Practices – Comprehensive Planning – Group Award

Department of National Defence Health Care Recapitalization Program
Project Team: Jacques Vaillancourt, John Halliday, Khalid Bashir, Bruce Macleod, Rémi Desmarais, Stéphane Lavalée, Bill Jamieson, Richard Helm, Wei Tang, Department of National Defence

The Project Team took it upon itself to initiate best practices for the implementation of a Health Care Recapitalization Program, a program of $560 million that designs and constructs new health care facilities on Department of National Defence Bases across Canada.

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From Left to Right: John McBain, Jacques Vaillancourt, Khalid Bashir, Bill Matthews, Bruce Macleod, Jaime Pitfield, Rémi Desmarais, Heather Kane

Best Practices – Project Management – Individual Award 

Canadian Embassy and Official Residence in Prague (Czech Republic)
Yvona Bohackova, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

In the beginning, there was a historic palatial villa with the plan to build a new modern Canadian Embassy, and reconstruct the existing villa for a residence and representational functions. In the end, after going through a complex transformation, there is a modern embassy complex linking history and present together with the clients’ intentions. The primary concept represents a close relation of the existing villa and rudimentary volume of the new embassy building. Simple, smooth, dark and gently reflecting, a contemporary building stands in contract with a solid articulated eclectic architecture of the villa. Two buildings are connected by a floating glass screen which also serves as a gateway to the official entrance. The juxtaposition of modern elegance and historic style results in a highly representative architectural expression.

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From Left to Right: John McBain, Yvona Bohackova, Bill Matthews, Jaime Pitfield, Heather Kane

Best Practices – Environmental Sustainability – Group Award

Building 700, 3rd Canadian Division Headquarters, CFB Edmonton, AB
Nicholas Psihramis, Department of National Defence
Todd Colbourne, Colbourne & Kembel Architects Inc.

This project involves relocation and consolidation of three Units at CFB Edmonton from two existing buildings into one new building of about 8,000 m2. Strategies include day-lighting and views for all occupants, 56% energy savings, roof water reclamation for evaporative cooling towers, minimalist materials, exposed concrete slabs and ceilings and walls for thermal mass, external light shades and internal light bounce shelves on the south side, native grasses on the site, low water use, and radiant slab heating.

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From Left to Right: John McBain, Nicholas Psihramis, Maj (Ret’d) Cheryl Godefroy, Bill Matthews, Todd Colbourne, Jaime Pitfield, Chris Fox, Heather Kane

Lifetime Achievement

Nancy Shaver

Nancy Shaver has provided exceptional and sustained contributions by leading and implementing major real property initiatives at the Department of National Defence. These initiatives range from driving partnering arrangements with cities to spearheading major strategic disposal initiatives. Most of these initiatives had been on hold for many years due to challenges faced with Aboriginal issues and claims. Nancy marshalled a number of these projects to conclusion by driving through the disposal process, effective consultation with all stakeholders, including aboriginal groups, finding innovative solutions to addressing stakeholder interests and finalizing the sales to Canada Lands Company. This has resulted in the elimination of significant holding costs for DND and has enabled CLC to create value and provide financial returns to the Crown which were shared with DND for re-investment in real property. More recently Nancy was instrumental in the development of a multi-departmental initiative to make progress on the long-outstanding strategic disposals in the lower mainland of British Columbia involving three Aboriginal Groups and CLC. Nancy’s drive, determination, leadership skills and ability to build partnerships led to all these significant achievements.

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From Left to Right: John McBain, Bill Matthews, Nancy Shaver, Jaime Pitfield, Heather Kane

2014 RPIC Federal Heritage Buildings Award of Excellence in Heritage Conservation

Disposal of the Recognized Aurora Armoury
Project Team: Department of National Defence (ADM(IE)/ DGPReqts/ DPP and the 4th CDN DIV HQ)

The Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office designated the Aurora Armoury as "Recognized" in 1991. As the property was no longer required in support of operational needs, the Department of National Defence (DND) looked at alternative uses for the building. Following the federal circulation process, the Town of Aurora showed interest in purchasing the property. The Government of Canada requested a Heritage Covenant in the transfer documents and consequently, the Town designated the Armoury as a heritage property. At its public meeting on September 9, 2014, the Town council authorized the purchase of the property. DND handed over the keys of the Aurora Armoury on September 30, 2014.

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From Left to Right: John McBain, Bill Matthews, Valérie Baillard, Susan Chambers, Jaime Pitfield, Leslie Huynh, Heather Kane

2014 RPIC Energy Award for Energy Efficiency of Federal Building

Existing Building

100 Sussex Drive Energy Retrofit
Project Team: Robin Craig, Subash Vohra, Derek Rintoul, Jim Souter, Peter McFadden, Mauro Tomietto, Stéphane Dénommée, National Research Council
Roy Samhaber, Rob Bohnen, Randy McLean, Ameresco

Project highlights include:

  • $9.28 million investment in energy efficiency and facility renewal
  • Fume hood system renewal involved centralization of fume hood exhaust and improved control of the fume hood systems (67 retrofitted and 22 new systems)
  • Fume hood exhaust system upgraded to include major heat recovery systems (95 exhaust fans reduced to 9 larger systems with heat recovery)
  • Make-up air systems converted from natural gas to central high efficiency heated glycol
  • Fan coil systems throughout lab and office space upgraded with controls responding to occupancy and tighter environmental control
  • Completed lighting upgrade in common areas to take advantage of newer T8 lighting technology for improved illumination levels and energy savings
  • Optimization of steam system reducing steam losses and more efficient use of heat
  • Installation of a new hot water boiler heating plant to replace a majority of the central steam and all of the hot water heating system
  • Replacement of the lab distilled water system with a new RO water supply system
  • Water conservation measures implemented in the washroom facilities
  • Renewal of the perimeter heating hot water distribution piping system with new insulated piping network throughout the facility

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From Left to Right: John McBain, Rob Bohnen, Bill Matthews, Subash Vohra, Jaime Pitfield, Roy Samhaber, Heather Kane, Robin Craig

New Construction

Building 700, 3rd Canadian Division Headquarters, CFB Edmonton, AB
Project Team: Nicholas Psihramis, Department of National Defence and Todd Colbourne, Colbourne & Kembel Architects Inc.

Sustainable design was a key project objective and the project is seeking certification to LEED Gold level. Achievements are as follows:

  • 56% more efficient than MNECB 1997
  • More than 30% reduction in water use
  • Incorporation of a construction waste management plan
  • Use of a regional materials and with recycled content
  • Low quantity of indoor air contaminants
  • Provision of higher levels of thermal comfort
  • Provision of improved ventilation and lighting control
  • Provision of improved daylighting and access to views
  • Support for alternative transportation and incorporation of green housekeeping

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From Left to Right: John McBain, Nicholas Psihramis, Bill Matthews, Maj (Ret’d) Cheryl Godefroy, Jaime Pitfield, Chris Fox, Heather Kane, Todd Colbourne

 

2013 Winners

2013 RPIC Real Property Awards
November 6, 2013
Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, ON

Best Practices – Project Management – Individual Award

Frederick Hardy
RCMP PRINCE2® Integration

Following a comprehensive review and analysis, Frederick Hardy introduced a new enterprise level project management system to the RCMP. This system, PRINCE2®, not only enables the RCMP to meet evolving project accountability standards, it has introduced a new level of project management professionalism and sophistication.

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From Left to Right: Frederick Hardy, Alain Séguin, Pierre-Marc Mongeau, George Green, James Ralston and Jean Deschamps

Best Practices – Project Management – Group Award

RCMP National Headquarters Relocation Project
Project Team: Paul McCarthy, Martin Page, Bernie Applebaum, Mike Garner, Martin Petersons, Elzbieta Fiett, Terrry Thorn, Doug Mineault, John Sheridan, Philippe Bissonette, Thomas Brennan, Marcel Phillion, André Lacelle, Craig Davis, Eric Konieczny, Larry Clement, Paul Macleod, Gary Kelly, Randy Robert, Mike Rouleau, Eric Janveaux, Oliver Leclerc, Marc St Pierre, Dianne Saunders, Shanna Jacklin, Nathalie Reilly, Paula Meldrum, Sandra Rodrigues, Greg Finlay, Ed Minder, Suzanne Stoltz, David Peterson, Mo Sotille, Jeff Baird, Stephen Babb, David Fowler, Valerie Allen, Carolyn Frank, Ruth Lafrance, Jo Boomhower, Lisa Anderson, Mary Geliner, Melinda Hazelwood, Keith Grant, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Dennis C. MacDonald, Jeff Current, Wayne Beamish, John Francis Grice, Doug McCune, Karen Napior, Carolyn Walsh, Patricia Mayer, Shari Crawley, Richard Larabie, Public Works and Government Services Canada
Greg Rogers, Paul Stewart, Lloyd Kilgore, David Peterson, Robert Campbell, Sue Roach, Laurie Madden, Hollie McDonald, Minto Group Inc.

Through integration of their work, a truly extraordinary office campus has been created; one that has the potential to shape and influence the RCMP HQ culture for many years. This LEED CI 'Silver' facility is comprised of seven buildings interconnected by an atrium and has the capacity to accommodate approximately 3,000 employees.

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From Left to Right: Dennis MacDonald, Martin Page, Lloyd Kilgore, Alain Séguin, Pierre-Marc Mongeau, George Green, James Ralston and Jean Deschamps

Partnership – Group Award

RCMP H Division Headquarters Relocation Project
Project Team: Bill Fioratos, Heide Morash, Marc Brophy, Ellen Coady, Ray Lamb, Vanessa Morrison, Larry Clark, Fred Rahey, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Eugene Chown, Greg Gromack, Virginia Howard, Chris Restin, Rick Vermeulen, Gabriel Carriere, Mike Dundan, Public Works and Government Services Canada

RCMP H Division Headquarters Relocation Project was a complex accommodation project that involved the consolidation of ten operational locations to one in a new purpose built facility. The construction of the facility and relocation of 500 staff was delivered under budget, six months ahead of schedule and on scope, while saving taxpayers approximately one million dollars.

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Service Excellence

Heather Kane

Heather Kane has exhibited dedication and passion over many years of service to RPIC and the Federal government. She has been instrumental in the development and unity of the real property community.

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From Left to Right: Heather Kane, Alain Séguin, Pierre-Marc Mongeau, George Green, James Ralston and Jean Deschamps

Lifetime Achievement

Richard DeBenetti

Richard DeBenetti has committed 30 years to the field of real property and over the 30 years has demonstrated excellent leadership and personal attributes. A few of his achievements include:

  • Establishing a strategic alliance between Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to revitalize a diverse multi-purpose portfolio of 420,000 m2 of NRCan owned and leased facilities.
  • While Director, National Client Service Team, for NRCan, Richard successfully transitioned the former Real Property Client Service unit into an integrated Client Service Team offering the full range of PWGSC services.
  • In 2005 while working as an Account Executive for the Client Consultancy Sector, Real Property Branch, he successfully managed the approval and rolling out of the frontend space standards pilot for HRSDC/Service Canada.

Richard has contributed to the advancement, innovation and evolution of real property - from implementing disciplined, portfolio management rigour to innovation avant-garde client service models to developing new, supply chain relationships with the private sector.

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From Left to Right: Richard DeBenetti, Alain Séguin, Pierre-Marc Mongeau, George Green, James Ralston and Jean Deschamps

 
2013 RPIC Federal Heritage Buildings Award of Excellence in Heritage Conservation

Birthplace of Canada's National Parks: Cave and Basin National Historic Site Renewal Project
Project Team: Steve Malins, John Rose, Susan Kennard, Rod Pickard, Meg Stanley, Parks Canada  

Project highlights include:

  • Rehabilitation of a defunct swimming pool into a multifunctional interpretive centre/heritage venue while maintaining the historic building's heritage character defining elements.
  • Construction of a new contemporary building located adjacent to heritage building.
  • Excellent design and in keeping with the standards and guidelines.
  • Renewed visitor experience utilizing the complete NHS footprint (board walks, viewing decks, natural features, cultural landscape).
  • Careful integrated approach to planning/monitoring/mitigation of complex parameters of heritage building conservation, new construction, cultural resources, sensitive ecological habitat and public access.
  • Conservation repair of the Basin Pavilion’s interior north wall.
  • Substantial community consultation from design to build.

2012 Winners

 2012 RPIC Real Property Awards
November 7, 2012
Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montréal, QC

Best Practices – Environmental Sustainability – Group Award

Real Property Life Cycle Assessment for the Environment
Project Team: Cailhong Chen, Bill Mohrmann-Watson, Michael Nowlan, Annie Prigge, Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada was the first federal department to officially adopt and require the completion of environmental Life Cycle Assessments (LCA), at the design stage, for significant real property initiatives. LCA is an ISO standardized methodology that can quantify the whole life-cycle environmental impacts of design and building material choices, including extraction, transportation, use, maintenance, demolition and disposal.

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From Left to Right: Michael Nowlan, Annie Prigge, Bill Mohrmann-Watson, Caihong Chen and Marc O’Sullivan

Best Practices – Project Management – Group Award

Deconstruction of the Champlain Maritime Station, Quebec
Project Team: Serge Demers, Alain Rouleau, Claudia Beauchemin, Bernard Marsan, Public Works and Government Services Canada

This project involved the systematic and comprehensive dismantling of the building with maximum recovery of all materials, devices, equipment and components of the subsystem of the building.

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From Left to Right: Heather Kane, PWGSC Project Team, Marc O’Sullivan and John McBain

Partnership – Group Award

CSA Standard – Deconstruction of Buildings and Their Related Parts
Project Team: Simon Foo, Vince Catalli, Craig Boyle, Michael Clapham, Brain Kyle, CSA Group

In Canada, 25% of the solid waste stream is the result of construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) activities. For more than 10 years Public Works and Government Services Canada and other Federal Government Departments have been addressing best practices in CRD waste management by developing new construction specifications, conducting business case analysis, sourcing out regional diversion opportunities, integrating 3Rs into CRD projects all of which is an accumulation of knowledge that has been recently applied into the first standard known in the world within the realm of deconstruction an alternative to standard demolition practices that aims to recover over 80% of waste materials.

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From Left to Right: Heather Kane, Michael Nowlan, Simon Foo, Vince Catalli, Marc O’Sullivan and John McBain

Partnership

Sydney Tar Pond and Coke Ovens Remediation Project
Project Team: Randy Vallis, Public Works and Government Services Canada

In the 1990s, nearly 1,000 public meetings were held with formal participation from over 1,700 residents and remediation specialists to attain consensus on an acceptable clean-up method for the Sydney Tar Ponds site in Sydney, Nova Scotia. On May 4, 2004, the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia committed to cleaning up the sites over a 10-year period at a cost of $400 million. Today, the Sydney Tar Ponds Remediation Project is a major success story. Since April 2004, a total of 48 contracts with a cumulative value of $292 million were awarded to 25 vendors. 23 of the 25 service providers under contract to the project were located in Cape Breton.

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From Left to Right: Heather Kane, Rob Wright (Province of Nova Scotia), Randy Vallis, Marc O’Sullivan and John McBain

Service Excellence – Group Award

Federal Real Property Demographic Workforce Analysis
Project Team: Rosa Paliotti, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Mark Featherstone, Public Works and Government Services Canada

This project involved the preparation of a workforce analytical study of the federal real property community. The resulting study included a demographic profile, with historical trend analysis and mobility analysis. Overcoming challenges in surveying 16 occupational groups and 12 functions in the community made this a significant accomplishment.

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From Left to Right: Heather Kane, Mark Featherstone, Rosa Paliotti, Marc O’Sullivan and John McBain

2011 Winners

2011 RPIC Real Property Awards
November 16, 2011
National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON

Best Practices – Comprehensive Planning – Group Award

Capital Planning and Management Solution – Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt
Marcel Gingras, Department of National Defence

Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt contributes to operational capability and provides services, support and people to Maritime and Canadian Forces operations. The facility team implemented a Capital Planning and Management Solution beginning in 2009. As they gain insight into the current condition of CFB Esquimalt’s facility portfolio, the team has been able to leverage their new objective data and intelligent decision support system to change the way the Navy has approached facilities planning and budgeting.

Best Practices – Environmental Sustainability – Individual Award

Fume Hood Testing Modernization
Wolfgang Delfing, Health Canada

Wolfgang Delfing was instrumental in the development and implementation of an innovative new fume hood testing methodology (added as an addendum to the former testing procedure - MD15128). Adapting the existing testing methodology to more rigorous standards, he successfully implemented a number of improvement initiatives that led to replicable, dependable testing results every time. The new testing methodology is mechanized, simplifying the procedure and virtually removing human error as a risk factor.

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From left to right: JP St-Amand, Wolfgang Delfing, Alain Séguin

Best Practices – Environmental Sustainability – Group Award

Achievements Under the Environmental Framework – Health Canada Environmental Management Services Team
Project Team: Muhammad Nuraddeen, Kelly Ellis, Jean-François Mercier, Faduma Yusuf, Charles Cameron, Health Canada

The Health Canada Environmental Management Services Team conceived and implemented a number of successful initiatives launched under the Environmental Framework, benefiting the environment and enhancing operations by reducing the organization's environmental footprint, as well as achieving significant cost savings. These initiatives included:

  • Automatic Computer Shutdown Script;
  • Replacement of existing continuous air ventilation system;
  • Implementation of a Green Meeting Guide;
  • Laboratory plastic recycling program; and,
  • Battery collection and disposal.

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From left to right: JP St-Amand, Alain Séguin, Kelly Ellis, Jean-François Mercier, Charles Cameron

Best Practices – Project Management – Individual Award

Nitrate Film Preservation Facility – Library and Archives Canada
Richard E. Czuba, Public Works and Government Services Canada

This project involved the design and construction of a new Nitrate Film Preservation Facility for Library and Archives Canada on a greenfield site on the Communications Research Center campus at Shirley’s Bay in the west end of Ottawa. The one-story building is 1,450 m2 in gross building area and incorporates a green roof design with 22 individual temperature and humidity-controlled vaults.

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From left to right: JP St-Amand, Alain Séguin, Richard Czuba, Jean Deschamps

Best Practices – Project Management – Group Award

PWGSC National Project Management System Continual Improvement Team
Project Team: Derby Martin and Jim Russell, Public Works and Government Services Canada

Derby Martin and Jim Russell have been long-term active members of the PWGSC Continual Improvement Team. Both are engaged in ensuring that the National Project Management System (NPMS) is followed and applied to all projects. They have provided invaluable input into the improvement of many aspects of the NPMs, for example, the risk management plans and NPMS “lite”.

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From left to right: Jean Deschamps, Jim Russell, Derby Martin

Partnership – Group Award

Communications Security Establishment Canada Long Term Accommodation P3 Project
Project Team: Robert Brule, Robert Ryan, Thomas McKenzie, Richard MacDonald, Communications Security Establishment Canada
Martin Cukierman, Paul-Émile Leger, Defence Construction Canada

The success of the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) Long-Term Accommodation P3 Project (LTAP) to date has much to do with the partnership approach that was embraced by the project executive. This partnership, inclusive of CSEC staff, Defence Construction Canada staff and industry, could be deemed to be the model that similar P3 projects should follow. Collaboration, integration and consultation were the operative words. Of particular note, is that once the number of P3 proponents has been narrowed to three major teams, the LATP team began extensive consultation (consisting of 52 meetings in total) with each of the three proponents to ensure that their responses to the RFP would meet the complex financial, functional, technical and scope requirements.

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From left to right: JP St-Amand, Alain Séguin, CSEC/DCC Team

Service Excellence – Individual Award

Jean-Pierre St-Amand, RPIC President 2007 - 2011

Jean-Pierre St-Amand has been an RPIC Board Member since 2001 and has been President since 2007. Throughout this 11 years of service, JP continuously strived to position RPIC as the ‘go-to” National Association for Real Property. It was due strongly to JP’s passion and leadership that RPIC has evolved into the strong leading organization it is today.

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From left to right: Scott Stevenson, Gordon McIvor, JP St-Amand, Alain Séguin, John McBain

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ruth Brady, RCMP

Ruth Brady’s 35 year Public Service career has been dedicated to passionately supporting and professionalizing the real property community. Her contributions have been far-reaching and leading edge and have often been embedded in government-wide practice. She has developed Treasury Board policies and regional strategies and has provided leadership in many initiatives.

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From left to right: JP St-Amand, Scott Stevenson, Gordon McIvor, Ruth Brady, Alain Séguin, John McBain, Jean Deschamps

2010 Winners

2010 RPIC Real Property Awards
November 24, 2010
InterContinental Hotel, Toronto, ON

Service Excellence – Group Award

Facility Condition Assessment Program: Effective Capital Planning – The Ontario University System
Project Team: Duncan Watt, Darryl Boyce, Kevin Gallinger, Carleton University
Ann Brown, Queen's University
Bob Carter, University of Guelph
Anthony Cupido, McMaster University
Bruce Dodds, University of Toronto
Ian Hamilton, Ryerson University
Dennis Hastings, University of Windsor
Dennis Huber, University of Waterloo
John Wordley, Trent University

The Ontario University System is comprised of 19 universities across the province with a total of 357,000 full-time students, encompassing over 70 million square feet of facilities and with a current replacement value of $20 billion. Less than two years after the creation of the Facility Condition Assessment Program (FCAP), the Ontario government awarded the University System $93 million in deferred maintenance funding - an increase of $40 million from previous years. This funding level was based on the requirements from only 20% of the universities' physical structures. Funding for the System's Facility Renewal Program has increased by an average of $80 million over the nine-year period since FCAP was implemented.

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From Left to right: Daniel Leclair, JP St-Amand, Bob Carter, Darryl Boyce, Scott Stevenson

Best Practices – Comprehensive Planning – Individual

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Investment Plan
Jean Deschamps, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Jean Deschamps assumed the lead role in developing the RCMP’s Investment Plan covering the period 2008-09 to 2012-13. His strategic, innovative and comprehensive analysis along with his dedication to quality and excellence resulted in the RCMP investment plan being approved by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, including increased authorities, in March 2009. As a result of Jean's efforts, the coordination of investment planning across the Force has been strengthened and scarce resources are being optimized.

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From Left to right: Daniel Leclair, JP St-Amand, Jean Deschamps, Scott Stevenson

Best Practices – Comprehensive Planning – Group Award

Accessibility Audit Action Plan
Project Team: Doug Thayer, Muhammad Nuraddeen, Serge Gaudreau, Marilou Ouellet, Carole Proulx, Tamela Quigg, Doug Sally, Health Canada

The Health Canada Accessibility Audit Action Team was created to review Health Canada's (HC) real property holdings in the National Capital Region and identify improvements required to bring base building elements into compliance with the 1995 and 2004 Treasury Board Accessibility Requirements, as well as to develop and implement an action plan to ensure compliance. The Team's template and methodology have been recommended by the Canadian Human Rights Commission as a best practice to other government departments and the private sector to address current accessibility concerns in their current buildings and for consideration in future acquisitions.

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From Left to right: Daniel Leclair, Scott Stevenson, Muhammad Nuraddeen, Gary Lacey, JP St-Amand

Best Practices – Environmental Sustainability – Group Award

Village at Griesbach
Canada Lands Company

Achieving special sustainable development designation for portion of the project demonstrated how Canada Lands Company’s approach as a developer is compatible with environmentally sustainable best practices.

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From Left to right: Daniel Leclair, JP St-Amand, Marvin Neumann, Scott Stevenson

Best Practices – Project Management – Individual Award

Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre
Denis Fortin, Department of National Defence

Denis Fortin initiated and developed, over a period of five years, a Modified Design Build (MDB) process for the delivery of Department of National Defence infrastructure construction projects. He successfully utilized this new project delivery process as a pilot project to deliver the 5,000m2 Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre at 8 Wing, CFB Trenton in June 2010. His new MDB process was focussed on blending the most beneficial elements from each of the standard Design-Bid-Build and Design Build processes, while equally seeking to minimize the negative impacts. This process reduced tendering time by four months, eliminated potential for conflict, eliminate duplication, produce better estimates and improved approval process control with pre-determined off-ramps.

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From Left to right: Daniel Leclair, JP St-Amand, Denis Fortin, Scott Stevenson

Best Practices – Project Management – Group Award

Kanata Centre for Innovation Project
Project Team: Gary Lacey, Cathryn Mayville, Marilou Ouellet, Karen Bader, Christine Blouin, Samantha Scott, Ken Parlee, Brent Hoelke, Rose Graves, Sunrta Brule, Amy Daly, Deborah Rose, Health Canada
John Balazic, Lisa Maidens, Constantine Lazaridis, Wendell Wilson, Diana Campbell, Jim Quinn, Emmanuelle Guay, Public Works and Government Services Canada

The Health Canada/Public Works and Government Services Canada Kanata Centre of Innovation Project Management Team managed the office redesign and fit-up project of a new facility for Health Canada's (HC) Information Management/Technology (IM/IT) specialists, including the acquisition of a more cost-efficient lease space, efficient collaboration amongst stakeholders, partnering with the future tenants and realizing a cutting-edge office space. This project deliverable united all of HC's IM/IT specialists in one location.

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From Left to right: Daniel Leclair, Scott Stevenson, John Balazic, Kin Choi, JP St-Amand

Best Practices – Project Management – Group Award

Depot Modernization Project
RCMP Depot Project Management Team

The Depot Project Management Team has continuously exceeded project expectations over the past several years. Through demonstrated best practices in design, disposal, facility management, renovation, project management, collaborative partnerships, environmental practices, sensitivity to heritage, etc., “Depot” Division in Regina, SK, has been transformed into a modern training facility as well as being identified as a "top attraction to visit in North America". By all accounts, the transformative changes to the RCMP Training Academy have ensure that Depot is well equipped to respond to the emerging priorities and future training requirements of the RCMP while also preserving the heritage and history that has made Depot a national attraction.

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From Left to right: Allan Currie, Daniel Leclair, Brian Ludwar, Kevin Serle, Linda Topping, Steve Smedley, Jean-Pierre St- Amand, Scott Stevenson

Partnership

Accelerated Infrastructure Program Initiative
Project Team: Matt Johanson, Holly Lewis, Dan Jollimore, James W. Reeves, David Robinson, Corinne Steed, Pierre Vanasse, Glenn D. Webber, Mark Schneider, Pierre Chambefor, Tom Gribbin, Bob Nash, Alan Anderson, Dan Davis, Parks Canada
William Blight, Sylvie Asselin, Jack Vandenberg, Silvano Mason, Helen Serrurier, Hendrika Murzsa, Lisa Lafosse, Michèle-Ann Sauvé, Leanne Cadieux, Desmond Gray, Public Works and Government Services Canada

Canada’s Economic Action Plan and Budget 2009 included funds to build and renew Canada-wide federal public infrastructure over two years. Parks Canada (PCA) received approximately $343 million for projects related to visitor experience, national historic sites and the twinning of the Trans Canada Highway within Banff National Park. PCA's Accelerated Infrastructure Program required the collaboration with Public Works and Government Services Canada to deliver approximately 1,117 infrastructure projects over a two-year period.

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From Left to right: Daniel Leclair, JP St-Amand, Lisa Lafosse, Pierre Vanasse, Scott Stevenson

Service Excellence

Al Ricattone, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Al Ricottone has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to client service excellence in the real property field through his leadership role in successfully implementing the Real Property Service Agreements between the RCMP and Public Works and Government Services Canada for the provision of comprehensive property management services across the RCMP. Under his leadership, the RCMP has significantly changed the way real property services are delivered across the organization.

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From Left to right: Daniel Leclair, Scott Stevenson, Al Ricattone, JP St-Amand

Recipient of the RPIC donation on behalf of National Workshop speakers:

Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation

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From Left to right: JP St-Amand, RPIC President, Peter Johnson, Director, Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, Tara Dinsmore, Chair, 2010 Real Property National Workshop

Recognition award for outgoing RPIC ADM Champion

Scott Stevenson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Infrastructure and Environment, Department of National Defence

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From Left to right: Daniel Leclair, RPIC Award Chair, JP St-Amand, RPIC President, Scott Stevenson, 2010 RPIC ADM Champion

2011 RPIC ADM Champion

Alain Séguin, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Corporate Management and Comptrollership, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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2009 Winners

2009 RPIC Real Property Awards
November 25, 2009
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, ON

Best Practices – Comprehensive Planning – Group Award

National Project Management System Development and Implementation Team
Project Team: Janet Clark, Isabelle Gagnon, Brenda Pritchar, Brian O’Connor, Elizabeth Doherty, Mitchell Cogan, David Brannan, Jean Vezina, Bill Weber, Jim Graham, Kevin McElroy, Michel Langlois, Cory Campbell, Cheryl Yeung, Randy Clark, Ed Coy, Bill Murphy, Caroline Harvey, Serge Demers, Marie-France Moysan, Joe Grossi, Colin Wilson, Kathleen White, Alec Reichart, Jim Russell, Henry Westermann, Bill Paulson, Patrick Fu, Alex Fakidis and Stuart Leslie, Public Works and Government Services Canada

Project Highlights:

  • Contributed to significant improvements in Public Works and Government Services Canada project delivery performance since the NPMS launch in 2006;
  • Breakthrough innovation by integrating the front-end portfolio and economics-based investment decision process with standardized and improved methodologies for project governance, planning, delivery and evaluation;
  • Use of modern technology and the web to provide training and access to best practices and standardized tool, templates and technical documentation;
  • Collaborative partnering with over 200 headquarters and regional employees and on-going training and awareness initiatives.
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Best Practices – Environmental Sustainability – Individual Award

CANMET – Materials Technology Laboratory Relocation to Hamilton
Mark Hennessey, Natural Resources Canada

Project Highlights:

  • Move strengthens current program partnership and increases the potential of future partnerships;
  • Program moves from a rusted out facility to a world-class, LEED Platinum facility;
  • PPP model transfers the risk of ownership to a third party;
  • Structure of lease will provide Natural Resources Canada with long-term A-base funding relief.

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From Left to right: Gordon McIvor, Mark Hennessey, JP St-Amand

Best Practices – Project Management – Group Award

National Headquarters Complex for the Agriculture Portfolio
National Headquarters Complex for the Agriculture Portfolio Project Team, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

The National Headquarters Complex for the Agriculture Portfolio project was exceptional in nature as it was the first time that a project of this magnitude had been managed as a true partnership with a single governance structure for the three stakeholders – Public Works and Government Services Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency – and with a single, fully integrated management team including real property, IM/IT and procurement functions.

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From Left to right: Gavin Liddy, Branko Djuric, David Doyle, Shawn Lafreniere, JP St-Amand

Partnership

Employment Insurance Workload Initiative
Project Team: Jason R. Leblanc, Kimberley Landry, Heather Jackson, Francine Guérette, Marc Lecavalier, Lynn Beachamp, Jean-Marie Ducasse, Jeff Fernback, Kent Watson, Val Laberge, Lorna Jancczko, Brenda Embury, Debbie Peckham, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada/Service Canada
Ginette Schryer, Wendy Ward, Maureen Llare, Kim Junek, Trudy Blight, Ted Ebbers, Yves Beauparlant, Andre Faubert, Michel Doucet, Muchael L'orter, Glen Ilynes, Mark Harrison, Kerry Taylor, Public Works and Government Services Canada

Responding effectively to economic downturn and meeting an increase of over 1,200,000 in employment insurance claims demanded new processing spike units, call centre expansions and service delivery centre modifications. As part of the 2009 Economic Action Plan, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada/Service Canada (HRSDC/SC) also extended benefits available and increased its speed of payment commitments. To support this expanded workload HRSDC/SC increased its delivery capacity by integrating over 3,000 employees into its operations, resulting in 1,600 workspaces created in partnership with Public Works and Government Services Canada at 78 different locations across Canada.

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From Left to right: Scott Stevenson, HRSDC/SC and PWGSC Project Team, JP St-Amand

Michael Nurse Leadership Award

Lorraine McCollum

Lorraine McCollum has demonstrated and outstanding level of personal involvement and commitment to the Real Property Community since the mid 1990’s. Whether coaching/mentoring new employees, providing advice and guidance or leading a team to deliver on high priority projects at a departmental or government-wide level, Lorraine had made an exceptional contribution to the community over a sustained period of time. Lorraine retired from the public service in 2009.

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From Left to right: Gordon McIvor, John McBain, Lorraine McCollum, Greer Nurse, Scott Stevenson, Gavin Liddy, JP St-Amand

Lifetime Achievement Award

Blair James, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Amongst his achievements, Blair James was instrumental in leading the policy renewal for federal real property as the Executive Director, Assets and Acquired Services Directorate at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. During this period, Blair was successful in leading the Policy Framework for the Management of Assets and Acquired Services and its associated policy instruments, setting the direction for the management of assets and acquired services to ensure the conduct of these activities provides value for money and demonstrates sound stewardship in program delivery.

Recognition of RPIC's ADM Champions

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From Left to right: Gordon McIvor, John McBain, Scott Stevenson, Gavin Liddy, JP St-Amand

Recipient of the RPIC donation on behalf of National Workshop speakers:

Engineers Without Borders

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From Left to right: Peter Linkletter, 2009 Workshop Chair, and Aatif Baskanderi, Engineers Without Borders NCR Chapter

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