Building Better Builders

Develop your team, invest in your business, stand out from the competition. 

What you will learn

The CCO Workshop is a one day conference where the goal is to facilitate open and transparent conversation between all parties in the construction industry. Understanding the obstacles and challenges of the contractors, consultants or owners helps facilitate smoother and more efficient construction projects.

This year’s theme of Building Better Builders aims to encourage personal and business development so your company can stand out from the competition in a world where bids are based on quality vs. lowest price.

Continued Professional Development Credits:

  • 1 Gold Seal Credit

       

Choose your Breakout Session

The CCO Workshop will have one morning breakout session to participate in, with 4 topics for each attendee to choose from.

  • Procurement Challenges of Project Delivery Methods
  • What’s new with MMCD
  • QBS: Fostering Partnership
  • Communicate your Value

We have a hard time fitting everything into a one day conference. This year we are adding an optional add-on session on Thursday February 27th where you can go in-depth with Builders Lien and then get to know other attendees at the Welcome Networking Reception.

$49 includes the Builders Lien Act Workshop & Welcome Networking Reception.

Learn More

The Details of the 20th Annual CCO Workshop

This year’s CCO Workshop will be held at the Coast Capri Hotel.

February 28, 2020
7:15 am – 5:30 pm

1171 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6E8

SPEAKERS

ATTENDEES

WORKSHOPS

Keynote Presentation

Tim Arnold

Facilitator

Tim has spent over two decades helping organizations unite teams, spark change, and get unstuck, with clients that include The United Nations, Citibank, KPMG, Toyota, and Siemens.

Tim Arnold

Leadership Development and Teambuilding Expert

Leaders and teams are often in a tug-of-war, facing competing demands such as planning vs. action, structure vs. flexibility, change vs. stability, and work vs. home. In order to thrive, they must tackle these tensions head on. Tim Arnold provides his audiences with powerful tools that help them understand and breakthrough the chronic issues they face in both their professional and personal lives.

Drawing on his experiences launching successful businesses, social enterprises, and community development programs, Arnold brings a real-world perspective to his clients. With advanced degrees in both business and social justice, he is able to help organizations pursue both profit and purpose.

Arnold is the author of the bestselling book, The Power of Healthy Tension: Overcoming Chronic Issues and Conflicting Values.

Keynote Sponsor

Group Sessions

These sessions are held in the main room of the conference for all attendees.

The Better Builder Panel Discussion

Join our panel participants as we discuss what owners are looking for in quality based selections and how contractors are setting themselves apart.

John Murray, P.Eng.

Senior Consultant @ Urban Systems

John is a senior consultant with Urban Systems and past president and CEO of several large consulting engineering companies. He has worked on large buildings, municipal infrastructure, and transportation QBS projects and has hands on experience with the outcomes from owner, contractor and consultant perspectives.

Cameron Betts, GSI

President @ Betts Electric

Cameron is the President of Betts Electric Ltd, an electrical contracting company with a diverse team that works in the residential, commercial and industrial sector.

Chris Atchison

President @ BC Construction Association

Chris is the President of the BC Construction Association (BCCA). He has an extensive background working in the association space with a passion to innovate and drive member value. In addition, Chris has developed an expertise for working collaboratively to ensure optimal results for employers, members, communities, and funders.

Darren Tompkins, SCMP

Purchasing Manager @ City of Kelowna

Darren is passionate about public procurement and pursuing excellence. He believes in striving for win-win solutions that benefit his employer and also the contractors they work with.

Hayley Dean

Human Resources Advisor @ Acres Enterprises

Hayley provides professional support for an increasingly qualified workforce: through improved recruitment and selection practices; strengthening employee relations; instituting career development programs and assisting with organizational development.

David Volk

Lawyer at Jenkins Marzban Logan

David is a construction lawyer focused on helping people in the construction industry. David provides clients with advice on contracts, tendering, bonds, insurance, and builders liens. When clients find themselves in a dispute, David assists his clients in all aspects of dispute resolution, including in negotiation, mediation, court or arbitration.
Annual Legal Update

One of the highest rated sessions of the CCO Workshop. David from Jenkins Mazban Logan LLP will take you on a journey of recent legal developments and outline key takeaways for industry leaders.

Donna Grant

Marketing & Project Pursuit Manager @ Scott Construction Group

Donna has been a member of the Scott Construction Group Mental Health Committee since she joined the company in 2016. Certified in Mental Health First Aid, she and the members of the committee have crafted an award-winning program to support mental health and remove the stigma of mental illness from their workplace.

Mike Haley

Manager of the WorkSafeBC Home Modifications Program team at Scott Construction

Mike is a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and a 30-year member of the BC construction industry. He compassionately assists workers who have sustained life-changing injuries on the job, ensuring that their homes can accommodate of the worker’s new circumstances. In addition, Mike is the Chairman of the Scott Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee and an active member of the Scott Mental Health Committee.
Mental Health and the Construction Industry

Learn how Scott Construction became proactive with an award-winning mental health program in their workplace.

In the construction industry, the number two cause of death among men 19-54 is suicide, second only to cancer. Our job sites can be the front lines for suicide prevention, if we choose to take it on.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Spot the red flags of a potential suicide and what to say – and NOT say – to make a difference to someone in crisis
  • You’ll also hear from staff who are successfully managing the challenges of living with depression
  • Get the tools to start and run your own Mental Health Committee on the job
Value of Gold Seal Panel Discussion
The Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) Gold Seal Certification continuously improves national professional certification standards for construction management, and certifies construction management professionals working in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors as well as in civil infrastructure.
Join this panel as we discuss the benefits of Gold Seal Certification for your employees.

John Bockstael, P.Eng., GSC

President & CEO of Bockstael Construction Limited

John is the 2019 chair of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and president & chief executive officer of Bockstael Construction Limited, a fourth-generation company and one of Manitoba’s largest regional general contractors.

Bodo Papke, GSC, PEng

VP of Construction @ Traine Construction & Development

Bodo is a natural teacher and mentor. He has been hiring and mentoring students, since 2007, and they have developed to various levels amongst a plethora of organizations. Bodo believes in his team’s professional expertise to build and execute a project the “Traine way”. He is a graduate from the University of Waterloo and a registered professional engineer in British Columbia and Ontario. Bodo obtained Gold Seal Certification as a Project Manager in 1999 and has supported the Gold Seal Certification process ever since.

Terry Brown, GSC

STBR Consulting Ltd.

After 25 years with Greyback Construction Ltd., Terry retired and set up his own company STBR Consulting Ltd. Drawing on his 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Terry now provides services in Construction Consulting, Project Management, and Construction Management, as well as classroom instruction to the next generation of construction managers. Terry is Gold Seal Certified as Project Manager - General Contractor.

    Jennifer Marte

    Director of Education @ SICA

    Breakout Sessions

    Attendees can select which breakout session to attend.

    Warren Perks

    VP Industry Standard Practices @ BC Construction Association

    Warren leads the BCCA and integrated groups as VP Industry Standard Practices, promoting the adoption of standard practices for the BC construction sector on numerous matters.

    Katy Fairley

    Fairley Strategies

    Katy Fairley is an independent consultant focusing on improving project delivery for public and private owners by defining strategies, best practices and risk mitigation for delivery models, contracts and procurement.
    Procurement Challenges of Project Delivery Methods

    Understanding the procurement challenges of the various Construction Delivery Methods in the Public Sector in the current marketplace. 

    Brian Beach

    Infrastructure Delivery Manager @ City of Kelowna

    Brian is a UBC Civil Engineering graduate. He is a vocal advocate for the Master Municipal Construction Documents over the past 20 years and has been on the MMCD Board of Directors as one of the EGBC Municipal Engineering Division representatives for the past two years.
      What's new with MMCD?

      The new 2019 version of the MMCD Volume II Standard Specifications that will replace the Platinum Edition (2009). 

      This breakout session will cover what has changed, how it will be implemented and how it will be made available.

      Learning Outcomes

      • What has changed in the new version of MMCD
      • Benefits of using MMCD
      • The new way that Kelowna and Lake Country are tendering projects using an RFP process using the MMCD documents rather than traditional low price tenders.

      Caroline Andrewes

      President and CEO @ Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – BC

      A registered Professional Engineer and Certified Professional Accountant, Caroline has more than two decades of experience with multi-national, high-tech companies with roles in engineering, finance, supply chain, corporate administration and risk management.
      Qualifications Based Selection: QBS

      This session will provide an overview of the QBS process, with a focus on how QBS fosters partnership between the consultant and the owner through joint definition of scope and subsequent, mutual agreement of fees.

      QBS (Qualifications Based Selection) is an internationally recognized best practice for the procurement of professional engineering services. It is a systematic and transparent process for selecting the most appropriate engineering firm for any project, protecting the public interest over the life-cycle of the project, including design, construction, operations, maintenance and eventual upgrading or de-commissioning.

      Rob Cupello

      VP of Business Development @ Csek Creative

      Rob brings two decades of strategic planning and marketing for crown corporations, tourism industry and a broad variety of SMBs. His passion is to help brands build their business and always look outside the traditional approach to ensure every marketing dollar spent sees a ROI. It’s not about pretty ads, it’s about marketing that connects the intended audience with the brand's message.
      What you will learn
      In today’s world of information overload coupled with the multitude of channels for distributing the message, it is more important than ever to have a strategic marketing plan.
      Brand and story have become the most important component in connecting with your audience. Capture their attention, convince them you are an authority on the subject matter, then give them an easy path to convert.
      Our company, the NowMedia Group has six strategic units that centre on the art of storytelling.
      Join us on for a one-hour informative session on how consumers in 2020 are consuming media and how your company can implement strategies that will drive results.

      Pre-Workshop Session

      We have a hard time fitting everything into a one day conference. This year we are adding an optional add-on session on Thursday February 27th where you can go in-depth with Builders Lien and then get to know other attendees at the Welcome Networking Reception.

      $49 includes the Builders Lien Act Workshop & Welcome Networking Reception.

      David Volk

      Lawyer at Jenkins Marzban Logan

      David is a construction lawyer focused on helping people in the construction industry. David provides clients with advice on contracts, tendering, bonds, insurance, and builders liens. When clients find themselves in a dispute, David assists his clients in all aspects of dispute resolution, including in negotiation, mediation, court or arbitration.

      Builders Lien Act Pre-Workshop

      The Builders Lien Act is a useful tool if used properly, however, if misunderstood, it can lead to serious financial and legal consequences.  This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and background to understand the rights, remedies and processes created by the Builders Lien Act.

      When: February 27th, 2020

      LEARNING OBJECTIVES

      • Know and understand the four pillars of the Builders Lien Act: the land lien; the holdback lien; the holdback and the trust.
      • Know and understand the processes contained the Builders Lien Act including filing a claim of lien, the issuance of certificates of completion and rights to information.
      • Know and understand common misconceptions of how the Builders Lien Act works.

      Welcome Networking Reception

      Meet & greet with other attendees before the CCO ‘officially’ begins. Participants of the Welcome Networking Reception will enjoy a Baron of Beef Sandwich.

      Register for Builders Lien

      Schedule

      How your time will be spent at the 2020 CCO Workshop

      7:15 AM
      Registration & Breakfast

      Networking Breakfast Sponsored by:

      Phil Long, SICA Interim CEO

      Leaders and teams are often in a tug-of-war, facing competing demands such as planning vs. action, structure vs. flexibility, change vs. stability, and work vs. home. In order to thrive, they must tackle these tensions head on. Tim Arnold provides his audiences with powerful tools that help them understand and breakthrough the chronic issues they face in both their professional and personal lives.

      Sponsored by:

      Tim Arnold

      Refreshment break.

      Sponsored by:

      9:15
      Gold Seal Panel Discussion

      One of the highest rated sessions of the CCO Workshop. David from Jenkins Mazban Logan LLP will take you on a journey of recent legal developments and outline key takeaways for industry leaders.

      David Volk

      Choose your Breakout Session
      The CCO Workshop will have one morning breakout session to participate in, with 4 topics for each attendee to choose from.

      Procurement Challenges of Project Delivery Methods
      What’s new with MMCD
      QBS: Fostering Partnership
      Communicate your Value

      Sponsored by:

      Join our panel participants as we discuss what owners are looking for in qualified based selections and how contractors are setting themselves apart.

      Refreshment break.

      Sponsored by:

      Learn how Scott Construction became proactive with an award-winning mental health program in their workplace.

      Donna Grant & Mike Haley
      Tom Spatola, SICA Chair

      Join other attendees in networking after the workshop at the Victaulic Reception. Appetizers will be provided and each attendee receives 1 complimentary drink ticket. There will be a cash bar for additional drinks.

      11:15 AM
      Procurement Challenges of Project Delivery Methods

      Understanding the procurement challenges of the various Construction Delivery Methods in the Public Sector in the current marketplace.

      Katy Fairly & Warren Perks

      The new 2019 version of the MMCD Volume II Standard Specifications that will replace the Platinum Edition (2009).

      This breakout session will cover what has changed, how it will be implemented and how it will be made available.

      Brian Beach

      This session will provide an overview of the QBS process, with a focus on how QBS fosters partnership between the consultant and the owner through joint definition of scope and subsequent, mutual agreement of fees.

      Caroline Andrewes
      Rob Cupello
      3:00 PM
      Builders Lien Act Workshop

      The Builders Lien Act is a useful tool if used properly, however, if misunderstood, it can lead to serious financial and legal consequences.  This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and background to understand the rights, remedies and processes created by the Builders Lien Act.

      Additional $49 to attend this workshop

      David Volk, Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

      Meet & greet with other attendees before the CCO ‘officially’ begins. Participants of the Welcome Networking Reception will enjoy a Baron of Beef Sandwich.

      Register for CCO Workshop now!

      The Southern Interior Construction Association is a membership organization for construction industry leaders. SICA’s mission is to provide leadership and promote excellence for the benefit of our industry.

      Event tickets

      Get the Early Bird tickets while they are available.
      Early Bird tickets expire on January 31!

      1st Attendee | Early Bird
      $329
      • Swag Bag
      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Buffet Lunch
      • 1 Drink Ticket at Networking Reception
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      Additional Attendees | Early Bird
      $279
      • Swag Bag
      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Buffet Lunch
      • 1 Drink ticket at Networking Reception
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      1st Attendee | Regular
      $379
      • Swag Bag
      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Buffet Lunch
      • 1 Drink Ticket a Networking Reception
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      Additional Attendees | Regular
      $329
      • Swag Bag
      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Buffet Lunch
      • 1 Drink Ticket at Networking Reception
      Register

      TESTIMONIALS

      what past attendees are saying

      “Understanding challenges in construction from all sides will bring out more understanding across the board.”
      “The 2019 SICA CCO workshop was a high class, well put together day that provided very appropriate discussions and a diverse selection of breakout sessions that were very informative. I would recommend attending next year’s workshop. Well done SICA!”
      “The CCO Workshop is a great opportunity to meet industry professionals, share knowledge and get a perspective of all sides of the construction industry.”

      Sponsors

      Sponsorship Opportunities are still available.

      VIP Sponsors
      Keynote Sponsor
      Reception Sponsor
      Silver Sponsors
      Breakfast Sponsors
      Photography Sponsor
      Swag Bag Sponsor
      Breakout Sponsors
      Tradeshow Booth Sponsors
      Lanyard Sponsor
      Technology Sponsor
      Take A Break Sponsors
      Door Prize Sponsors
      Patron Sponsor

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Answers to questions you might have

      What is the CCO Workshop?

      The CCO Workshop is a one day conference hosted by the Southern Interior Construction Association. The goal of the conference is to facilitate open and transparent conversation between all parties in the construction industry.

      CCO stands for Contractor, Consultant, and Owner. Representing the important relationship that each of the parties brings to the table of a construction project.

      Why should I attend?

      You should attend if you are in the construction industry and interested in learning and networking with others engaged in the local construction industry.

      How do I register?

      You can register and pay online through this website (ccoworkshop.ca) or by calling Candace in our office at (250) 491-7330.

      Who is coming?

      Attendees will be a diverse group from construction companies, tendering authorities, consultants, architects, engineers and others engaged in the construction industry.

      What sponsorships are available?

      There are several opportunities to sponsor the 19th Annual CCO Workshop. You can view all sponsorship opportunities here. Or call Candace (250) 491-7330 to discuss the opportunities.

      Act soon, sponsorship opportunities are selling out quickly.

      Where can I stay?

      The closest option for accommodation is at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna, BC.

      There is a block of rooms held at the Coast Capri under SICA for a preferred rate until Jan 31st, Group #  CCH- GFC26174.

      Questions?

      Have questions not answered here?

      Contact Candace Schneider, Meetings & Events Coordinator

      #104-151 Commercial Drive, Kelowna BC

      meetings@sicabc.ca

      (250) 491-7330

      8:00 – 16:30