2017 RPIC Real Property Awards
November 16th, 2017
Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON
RPIC Real Property Award - Michael Nurse Leadership (Individual)
Provincial Manager, Public Services and Procurement Canada
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.
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RPIC Real Property Award - Lifetime Achievement
Director General, Program Management Sector, Public Services and Procurement CanadaHeritage Conservation Directorate, Public Services and Procurement Canada
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.
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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
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.
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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
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.
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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
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.
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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
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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
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.
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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
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.
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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
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.
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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.
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.
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Weiming Shen, National Research Council
Marek Dziedzic, Public Services Procurement Canada
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:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The AIM Group
Assembly of First Nations
CSW Landscape Architects
Global Affairs Canada
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami