Program

Keynotes


2011 RPIC ADM Champion Address

June 14 – Opening Address (9:00 am – 9:15 am)

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


RCMP E and H Division Projects

June 14 – Opening Address (9:15 am – 10:00 am)

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Moderator:

Steve Kelly, Director, Public Private Partnerships (P3) Development & Advisory Services Sector, Real Property Branch, Public Works and Government Services Canada

Panelists:

Bill Fioratios, Project Director, RCMP H Division Relocation Project, Public Works and Government Services Canada

 

Sandy Smithbower, Project Manager, E Division HQ Relocation Project, RCMP

Construction is currently underway for two new Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Headquarters in Vancouver and Halifax. The E Division in British Columbia was procured utilizing a Design Build Finance Maintain (DBFM), or P3 methodology, while the H Division in Nova Scotia employed, in the end, a traditional Design Bid Build (DBB) method. Bill Fioratos, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Atlantic Region, and Sandy Smithbower, RCMP, Pacific Region, will be sharing the challenges and opportunities faced by their respective project teams with getting their projects conceived, approved and procured in dramatically changing times in two very different economic markets.


Canada Line – A Canadian P3 Success Story

June 14 – Luncheon Keynote (1:00 pm – 1:30 pm)

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Charlie Rate, President, SNC-Lavalin O&M

This presentation will provide a project description of this major Light Rail Transit (LRT) development linking suburban Richmond, Vancouver International Airport and downtown Vancouver. It will describe the contractual structure of the P3 and investment contributions, together with the construction highlights. The commissioning and transition to operations for this $1.9B project will also be discussed. Finally, almost two years after entering revenue service, actual vs. predicted ridership will be provided and economic and environmental benefits will be reviewed.


The Richmond Olympic Oval

June 15 – Luncheon Keynote (12:30 pm – 1:00 pm)

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Honourable Mayor Malcolm Brodie, City of Richmond

The City of Richmond has received worldwide recognition for its involvement as a host and venue city for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Home of long track speed skating during the Games, the award-winning Richmond Olympic Oval is now realizing its post-Games vision as a centre for high performance sport, community recreation and wellness, as well as for youth. It is an iconic building which also provides a destination for international tourism and sport hosting.

Join City of Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie for his Keynote Address on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 to hear the story of the Richmond Olympic Oval. Mayor Brodie's address will include a discussion of the Oval's bid process, its financing strategy, some design and construction achievements, and the post-Games legacy vision. Also hear how the building has anchored a vibrant new waterfront neighbourhood in Richmond's City Centre as part of the legacy of 2010.


June 14, 2011

9:15 am – 10:00 am

Options in Investment Analysis: A Case Study of RCMP 'E' and 'H' Division Projects

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Moderator:

Steve Kelly, Director, Public Private Partnerships (P3) Development and Advisory Services Sector, Real Property Branch, Public Works and Government Services Canada

Panelists:

Bill Fioratos, Project Director, RCMP H Division Headquarters Relocation Project, Public Works and Government Services Canada

Greg Gromack, Project Leader, H Division Headquarters Relocation Project, Atlantic Region, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Vince Knight, Senior Project Manager, RCMP E Division Headquarters Relocation Project, Public Works and Government Services Canada

Sandy Smithbower, Project Manager, E Division HQ Relocation Project, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Construction is currently underway for two new Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Headquarters in Vancouver and Halifax. The E Division in British Columbia was procured utilizing a Design Build Finance Maintain (DBFM), or P3 metho dology, while the H Division in Nova Scotia employed, in the end, a traditional Design Bid Build (DBB) method. Bill Fioratos, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Atlantic Region, and Sandy Smithbower, RCMP, Pacific Region, will be sharing the challenges and opportunities faced by their respective project teams with getting their projects conceived, approved and procured in dramatically changing times in two very different economic markets.


10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Implementation Update: Treasury Board Policies on Investment Planning and the Management of Projects

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Greg Kenney, Senior Director, Investment and Project Management Policy Division, Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat

Jean F. Deschamps, Director, Real Property Program Management, Assets Management and Programs, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat (TBS) has developed renewed policies on Investment Planning – Assets and Acquired Services and the Management of Projects. These policies were approved in June 2007 and are being implemented through a phased approach across the Government of Canada. To be fully implemented by March 31, 2011, this change is having a considerable impact on how senior government executives make resource allocation and re-allocation decisions and manage their project portfolios. The revised policies include new requirements based on sound management principles and ensure clarity for deputy heads as the accounting officers. This presentation will provide an overview of the new policies and their objectives; the operational impacts to date both in departments and at TBS; key lessons learned; and, where the policies are looking to go in the future.

Jean Deschamps will facilitate a question period for the delegates and provide insights and lessons learned from the RCMP investment plan. Their original plan was approved as part of the pilot projects and they are currently working on their second submission.


1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Investment Planning in the Federal Government – The DFO Transition Story

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Greg McIntyre, CMC, Principal, Western Development, Interis

Kevin Muldoon, Capital Planning and Analysis, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

In 2007, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) issued new policies on Investment Planning – Assets and Acquired Services and on The Management of Projects. The objectives to moving to these new policies were to contribute to the achievement of value for money and increase sound stewardship in government program delivery. The new approach ensures appropriate systems, processes and controls for managing projects are in place, and support the achievement of project and program outcomes while limiting the risk to stakeholders and taxpayers.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) received TBS approval of its new five-year investment plan in February 2011. This was the culmination of 23 months of effort and this presentation is about the principles and purpose of the policies and DFO's story. Lessons learned will be shared and time will be available for a Q&A session.


3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Investment Planning: Using a Triple Bottom Line Approach

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Michael Blaschuk, VP, Asset Strategies, BC Housing

Darin McLennan, Director – Portfolio Planning, BC Housing

Michael Blaschuk and Darin McLennan will present BC Housing's model of using a "Triple Bottom-Line" approach to develop investment strategies for their real property portfolio. They will share ranking techniques used to measure economic, environmental and social performance of a complex social housing portfolio; demonstrate the use of multi-disciplinary teams to set the rankings; and showcase the "Pathfinder" projects used to test the strategies for a comprehensive portfolio redevelopment.


4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

The Metro Vancouver Challenge

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Gillian Stroyan, Regional Manager, Accommodation and Portfolio Management, Pacific Region, Public Works and Government Services Canada

Over the next five years, the leases for nearly half of Public Works and Government Services Canada's (PWGSC) entire Metro Vancouver inventory will expire. Adding to the challenge posed by this operational reality are the need for renovations and upgrades to an aging infrastructure, upgrades to tenant space, a low portfolio vacancy rate limiting accommodation flexibility and the strategic need to balance the Crown to lease ratio.

PWGSC Pacific Region has developed a blueprint for the future. Our Community Based Investment Strategy (CBIS) and Strategic Accommodations Action Plan (SAAP), our tactical plan, are based on a comprehensive study of the Government of Canada's current and future accommodation needs in Metro Vancouver. The Plan addresses client demand, infrastructure needs, market conditions, future demographics, population growth, land development, transportation network growth, risk management and the operational requirements, policies and mandates of its clients.


June 15, 2011


8:30 am – 10:00 am

Project Planning: Making Partnerships Work

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8:30 am – 9:00 am

Franklin A. Holtforster, B.Sc., P.Eng, PMP, LEED AP, President and CEO, MHPM Project Managers Inc.

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Marc Beaudoin, Director, Advisory and Practices (Project Delivery), Public Works and Government Services Canada

Alvin Thompson, Regional Manager, Real Property Contracting, Public Works and Government Services Canada

Did you ever wonder what the difference was between managing a project and providing leadership for a project? This session opens with Franklin Holtforster from MHPM Project Managers Inc. providing his insights on these different but equally important roles in real property projects. More...

Following this, Marc Beaudoin of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) and its National Centre of Expertise for Project Management will help put these two concepts into the context of a federal department and share with you how PWGSC has advanced these two roles in the context of its department-wide transformational initiatives as well as existing project management frameworks.

Also joining this session is Alvin Thompson, PWGSC's Pacific Region Manager of Real Property Contracting to share with you various mechanisms for resourcing your projects with particular focus on those available nationally and regionally for accessing private sector partners to ensure you have a well-seasoned project team in place to deliver your project.


10:30 am – 11:00 am

Recapitalization of a DFO Hatchery

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Greg Brooke, Manager Technical Support, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Tim Renaud, Project Engineer, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Federal-run hatcheries are vital to the freshwater survival of all species of salmon. Unfortunately, each of these facilities is in need of major infrastructure renewal and upgrades. Due to the importance of the hatchery program to the salmon returns, renovations must not interfere with any hatchery operations. Furthermore, with the inherent nature of salmon runs, the hatchery's operation schedule is ever changing.

By utilizing a variety of procurement strategies, project phasing, and temporary facilities the project team was capable of making upgrades without sacrificing the hatcheries output. In fact, with the use of new technologies the hatchery is capable of producing more salmon for less cost. These efficiencies were focused on energy savings, increasing operational proficiencies, and bettering survival rates in the salmon rearing process.

All of the typical energy saving improvements such as better-quality insulation, triple-glazed windows, energy efficient lighting and HVAC improvements were implemented. However, other innovative improvements were also designed into the systems, including: micro-hydro power generation; the use of variable speed drives for pumping process water; solar heating for domestic hot water; and, a heat pump system to utilize the gravity feed water for the heating and cooling of the office spaces. Upon completion of this project, the hatchery has the potential to be a net supplier of electricity.


11:00 am – 11:30 am

Project Management for PPP's

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Rick Steele, Assistant Vice President, Partnerships BC

Project Management in a public private partnership has many common attributes with conventional project management – successful project management requires the normal tool kit plus knowledge of the unique form of contract. This presentation will include project management considerations from the various team members who each have a unique and important role in the success of the project. There have now been 35 very successful public private partnerships in British Columbia and some of the key project management lessons learned will be shared.


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

So What Do We Do Now with Investment Planning and Project Management?

Hear What the Experts Have to Say!

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Moderator

Alain Trépanier, Regional Director General, Pacific Region, Public Works and Government Services Canada

Panelists

Marc Beaudoin, Director, Advisory and Practices (Project Delivery), Public Works and Government Services Canada

Michael Blaschuk, VP, Asset Strategies, BC Housing

Franklin A. Holtforster, President and CEO, MHPM Project Managers Inc.

Jeff Wood, Vice President, CRG Consulting

Using the learning that you have gained from Day 1 and 2 of the conference, this session will provide you with direct access to discuss Investment Planning and Project Management with senior executives. Alain Trépanier, PWGSC Regional Director General – Pacific Region will moderate a session comprised of real property leaders from federal departments, a provincial department, a central agency and the private sector. So bring your burning questions to this interactive session focusing on how one can continue to advance well planned and executed real estate projects that leverage existing best practices, lessons learned, and partnerships for success.


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