Education Series

2024 Education Series

Our annual Education Series is held in collaboration with the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of Ontario – Ottawa Chapter and the City of Ottawa.

We invite you to fill out our Education Series Feedback Survey 

Heavy Construction Outlook – January 18, 2024

Video Message from Premier Doug Ford

City of Ottawa: 2024 Update and Projects in the Queue
Carina Duclos
Director Infrastructure Services,
City of Ottawa

Ontario Road Builders Association: Building a Strong Foundation
Walid Abou-Hamde
Chief Executive Officer
ORBA

Ministry of Transportation Budget and Upcoming Work 
Gillian Dagg
Head, Capital Planning & Program Development – East
Asset Management Branch
Transportation Infrastructure Management Division

Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association: Looking Back and Moving Forward
Patrick McMannus
Executive Director
OSWCA

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Social Procurement  – January 18, 2024

Social Procurement in Construction Case Studies
Tori Williamson
Chief Operating Officer
Buy Social Canada

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Health and Safety Management System Readiness – January 18, 2024

Objective: to promote a clear understanding of what is required to achieve certification by January 1, 2026, to discuss the benefits of each approved system and how to choose which one to pursue.

Moderator: Neil Falls (Green Infrastructure Partners Inc.)

Panel
Paul Varao (Exel Contracting Inc.)
Michelle Richer (Louis W. Bray Construction Limited)
Heather Cunnane (Goldie Mohr Ltd.)

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Environmental Best Practices: Excess Soil – January 18, 2024

Objective: to provide an update on proposed amendments to the Excess Soil Regulation and the impact on owners and contractors

Moderator: Bruce Kenny (City of Ottawa)

Excess Soil Management: Proposed Regulatory Ammendmants 
Reema Kureishy
Senior Policy Analyst (A)
Land Use Policy, Environmental Policy Branch
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Chris Lompart
Manager, Land Use Policy
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Panel
Contract Administrator: Steve Dunlop (Thurber Engineering Ltd.) 
Owner: Erin O’Neil (City of Ottawa)
Contractor: Sean Kelly (Green Infrastructure Partners Inc.)
Receiving Site: Carlos Galve (Lafarge Canada)

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Best Practices in Contract Administration – January 18, 2024

Objective: to clarify and align expectations of all parties.

Moderator: Edson Donnelly (ACEC)

Holding Critical Discussions

Panel
Contract Administrator: Colin Goodwin (Stantec)
Owner: Patrick Chamney (City of Ottawa)
Contractor: Michel Noel (R.W. Tomlinson Limited)
Contractor: Nick Regalbuto (Ottawa Redline Construction Ltd.)

Vendor Performance Management

Vendor Performance Management 
Patrick Chamney
Project Manager
City of Ottawa

Panel
Owner: Patrick Chamney (City of Ottawa)
Contractor: Nick Bray (Louis W. Bray Construction Limited)

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Planning, Building and Designing Cycling-centric Infrastructure – January 18, 2024

Objective: to promote a shared understanding of City requirements, design challenges and construction challenges for design and construction of protected intersections, speed humps and 30km neighborhoods. 

Moderator: Carol Hall (City of Ottawa)

Advancements in Ottawa’s Pedestrian & Cycling Infrastructure
Emmett Proulx 
Engineer, Design Review and Implementation
City of Ottawa

Pedestrian and Cycling Centric Infrastructure Design Case Studies
Nathan Quin 
Senior Project Manager
NOVATECH Engineers, Planners & Landscape Architects

Panel
Contract Administrator: Nathan Quinn (NOVATECH Engineers, Planners and Landscape Architects)
Owner: Emmett Proulx (City of Ottawa)
Contractor: Nick Regalbuto (Ottawa Redline Construction Ltd.)
Contractor: Michael Adamovits (R.W. Tomlinson Limited)

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2023 Education Series

Our annual Education Series is held in collaboration with the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of Ontario – Ottawa Chapter and the City of Ottawa.

We invite you to fill out our Education Series Feedback Survey and view slide decks and presentation recordings as they become available.

Heavy Construction Outlook – January 26, 2023

City of Ottawa: Update, Projects & Budget
Bruce Kenny
Manager, Design and Construction Branch
Infrastructure and Water Services Department

Ministry of Transportation Budget 
Gillian Dagg
Head of Capital Planning & Program Development – East Asset Management Branch
Transportation Infrastructure Management Division Ministry of Transportation

Infrastructure Developments – What’s Coming in 2023
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Hon. Kinga Surma
Minister of Infrastructure (Provincial)

PA Sandhu (No Presentation)
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure (Provincial)

The Ottawa General Hospital Project
Joanne Read
Executive Vice-President and Chief Planning and Development Officer

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Working Together for Success – February 13, 2023

Cooperation and Communication: Aligning expectations b and developing best practices

Panel
Consultant: Graeme Stewart (Robinson Consultants)
Project Manager: Luc Marineau (City of Ottawa)
Contractor: Nick Gianetto (Taggart Construction Limited)

Joint VPM Training: Maximizing VPM Scores
Scott Luchak
Chair, NCHCA VPM Committee

Bruce Kenny
Manager, Design and Construction Branch
Infrastructure and Water Services Department
City of Ottawa

Alyssa Lancefield
Program Manager, Corporate Energy Management & Strategic Procurement
Supply Services
City of Ottawa

Managing Paid Duty Officers
Sgt. Nethercott, Ottawa Police Service
Kerry Lynn Mohr, Traffic Services, City of Ottawa

Dispute Resolution: Avoiding escalation and resolving issues within the project team
Dan Leduc, Partner
Soloway Wright LLP

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Industry Challenges – February 22, 2023

City of Ottawa – Excess Soil Management
Bruce Kenny
Manager, Design and Construction Service
City of Ottawa

Erin O’Neill
Geotechnical Specialist
City of Ottawa

Locate System Improvements
Locate System Improvements
Ryan Quesnel
Chair NCHCA Locate System Improvements Committee

Dedicated Locator
Adam Mourdant
Director of Member Services
Ontario One Call

Promark System Improvements & Expectations for 2023
Tyler Griffin & Moranne McDonnell
Promark Telecon

City of Ottawa OHMS Requirements for Contractors ​
Randy Dempsey, Program Manager
Municipal Design & Construction
City of Ottawa

Health and Safety Management: An Auditor’s Perspective
Bill Boyle
COR and ISO auditor
Caliberr Professional Services

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City Specification Update – March 8, 2023

Standard Tender Documents for Unit Price Contracts
Sandra Majkic, Everett Paulin, Harry Alvey, Eslam Maher and Heidi Cousineau
City of Ottawa

Surveys and Mapping Specifications Update
Bill Harper
City Surveyor
City of Ottawa

Barb Dylla-Labelle
Coordinator Conventional Mapping Program
City of Ottawa

Drinking Water in the 21st Century
Chris Miller and Ghraham Mormon
City of Ottawa

Speed Hump & Speed Table/Raised Crosswalk
Kunjan Ghimire
Neighbourhood Traffic Calming
City of Ottawa

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2022 Education Series

Our annual Education Series is held in collaboration with the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of Ontario – Ottawa Chapter and the City of Ottawa.

We invite you to fill out our Education Series Feedback Survey and view slide decks and presentation recordings as they become available.

Heavy Construction Outlook – January 25, 2022
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City of Ottawa
2022 Projects – Carina Duclos
2022 Budget – Gen Nielsen

Ministry of Transportation Budget
Ontario Road Builders’ Association
Andrew Hurd, Director, Policy & Stakeholder Relations

  • FES transportation infra forecast for 2022-2023
  • ORBA Tender Tracking (actuals vs budget)

Update from a developer’s perspective
Mattamy Homes – Reuben Noel, Director, Land Development Construction

Ministry of Infrastructure (Provincial)
Infrastructure developments in 2022 and beyond – Hon. Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure

A Message from Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario

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Health & Safety – February 8, 2022

Proposed legislative changes to improve locate delivery – Michael McGivery, Ontario One Call Operations Committee
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Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) – Mike Goldberg – TSSA Regional Supervisor, Fuels
This presentation is confidential and will not be posted.
For more information or to request a presentation be given to your company, please email mgoldberg@tssa.org.

2022 Insurance Update – Gifford Carr Insurance Group
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City Specification Update – March 8, 2022

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2022 Specification Update Walkthrough
Guidelines and Standards Unit

Design Guidance Updates
•    Protected Intersection Design Guidelines (PIDG)
•    30km/hr Design Toolbox
•    Rumble Strip Guidance
•    Drinking Water Facility Design Guidelines (DWFDG)

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NCHCA Excess Soil Webinar November 17, 2021

Get Ready for What’s Coming: Excess Soil Management in 2022

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This webinar provides practical information about excess soil management in 2022, identifying issues and concerns from three perspectives: municipal owner, private owner, contractor.

Moderator: Sandro Ricci, P.Eng., MBA, Chair of NCHCA’s Excess Soil Committee

Introductory comments: The Risk of Non-Compliance, Dan Leduc, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Panelists:

  • Drew Paulusse, GEMTEC, comments from the municipal owner perspective
  • Adrian Menyhart, Paterson Group, comments from the private owner perspective
  • Dan Menard, GEMS, comments from the contractor perspective

HSMS Requirements Webinar

NCHCA, OCA and CLAEO hosted a joint webinar with panel discussion and Q&A on the Health & Safety Management Systems acceptable to the City of Ottawa. The panel of health and safety experts discussed the pros and cons of the three acceptable systems.

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As background, in January 2020, the City of Ottawa issued a Technical Bulletin advising that it is phasing in a requirement that an acceptable occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS), validated by an external third party, must be in place prior to a contract being awarded. The Technical Bulletin confirms what an OHSMS is, why the City is introducing this requirement, and which OHSMS the City will accept.

Acceptable OHSMS are:

  • ISO 45001:2018
  • CSA Z45001:19
  • COR 2020

Timelines for certification are as follows:

  • January 1, 2023 – contracts over $10 million
  • January 1, 2025 – contracts over $1 million
  • January 1, 2026 – contracts and subcontracts over $100 thousand

2021 Education Series

Our annual Education Series is held in collaboration with the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of Ontario – Ottawa Chapter and the City of Ottawa.

We invite you to fill out our Education Series Feedback Survey and view presentation recordings that have been posted below.

Heavy Construction Outlook – February 18, 2021

City of Ottawa Projects Overview – Carina Duclos, City of Ottawa,
Acting Director, Infrastructure Services

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View presentation slide deck

Behind the Curtain: Capital Budget Explained – Marie-Genevieve (Gen) Nielsen,
City of Ottawa, Acting Manager, Asset Management Branch

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Pre-recorded Presentations available soon!
Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development – Hon. Monte McNaughton
Ministry of Transportation – Ontario Highways Program Update

Legislative Updates – March 4, 2021

Excess Soil Management

Presentation by Richard Barker, Environmental Remediation Engineer, City of Ottawa and
Brad Carew, Senior Geoenvironmental Advisor, City of Ottawa.

Panel Discussion with moderator Sandro Ricci,
President, ASL Agrodrain Limited and Chair, NCHCA Excess Soil Committee

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View presentation slide deck

Watermain Disinfection Procedures – Renjit Varghese, City of Ottawa
Senior Operations Engineer, Water Distribution

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Update to the City of Ottawa Standard Tender Documents for Unit Price Contracts – March 25

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City of Ottawa Specifications can be requested free of charge by contacting standardssection@ottawa.ca.

Mental Health & Substance Use –  April 8, 2021

Harpreet Grewal, Supervisor, Ottawa Public Health
Mark Barnes, Pharmacist and Owner Respect Rx Pharmacies

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View Presentation Slide Deck
Local Resources

Accessibility Measures of Protected Intersections and Raised Cycle Paths –  April 8, 2021

City of Ottawa, Standards and Transportation Planning and
Marnie Peters – President, Accessibility Simplified, Accessibility Consulting

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Heavy Construction Outlook – February 18, 2021

City of Ottawa Projects Overview – Carina Duclos, City of Ottawa,
Acting Director, Infrastructure Services

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Behind the Curtain: Capital Budget Explained – Marie-Genevieve (Gen) Nielsen,
City of Ottawa, Acting Manager, Asset Management Branch

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View presentation slide deck

Pre-recorded Presentations available soon!
Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development – Hon. Monte McNaughton
Ministry of Transportation – Ontario Highways Program Update

Legislative Updates – March 4, 2021

Excess Soil Management

Presentation by Richard Barker, Environmental Remediation Engineer, City of Ottawa and
Brad Carew, Senior Geoenvironmental Advisor, City of Ottawa.

Panel Discussion with moderator Sandro Ricci,
President, ASL Agrodrain Limited and Chair, NCHCA Excess Soil Committee

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View presentation slide deck

Watermain Disinfection Procedures – Renjit Varghese, City of Ottawa
Senior Operations Engineer, Water Distribution

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Update to the City of Ottawa Standard Tender Documents for Unit Price Contracts – March 25

View Presentation Recording
View Presentation Slide Deck

City of Ottawa Specifications can be requested free of charge by contacting standardssection@ottawa.ca.

Mental Health & Substance Use –  April 8, 2021

Harpreet Grewal, Supervisor, Ottawa Public Health
Mark Barnes, Pharmacist and Owner Respect Rx Pharmacies

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View Presentation Slide Deck
Local Resources

Accessibility Measures of Protected Intersections and Raised Cycle Paths –  April 8, 2021

City of Ottawa, Standards and Transportation Planning and
Marnie Peters – President, Accessibility Simplified, Accessibility Consulting

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Heavy Construction Outlook – February 18, 2021

City of Ottawa Projects Overview – Carina Duclos, City of Ottawa,
Acting Director, Infrastructure Services

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Behind the Curtain: Capital Budget Explained – Marie-Genevieve (Gen) Nielsen,
City of Ottawa, Acting Manager, Asset Management Branch

View presentation recording
View presentation slide deck

Pre-recorded Presentations available soon!
Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development – Hon. Monte McNaughton
Ministry of Transportation – Ontario Highways Program Update

Legislative Updates – March 4, 2021

Excess Soil Management

Presentation by Richard Barker, Environmental Remediation Engineer, City of Ottawa and
Brad Carew, Senior Geoenvironmental Advisor, City of Ottawa.

Panel Discussion with moderator Sandro Ricci,
President, ASL Agrodrain Limited and Chair, NCHCA Excess Soil Committee

View presentation recording
View presentation slide deck

Watermain Disinfection Procedures – Renjit Varghese, City of Ottawa
Senior Operations Engineer, Water Distribution

View presentation recording
View presentation slide deck 

Update to the City of Ottawa Standard Tender Documents for Unit Price Contracts – March 25

View Presentation Recording
View Presentation Slide Deck

City of Ottawa Specifications can be requested free of charge by contacting standardssection@ottawa.ca.

Mental Health & Substance Use –  April 8, 2021

Harpreet Grewal, Supervisor, Ottawa Public Health
Mark Barnes, Pharmacist and Owner Respect Rx Pharmacies

View Presentation Recording 
View Presentation Slide Deck
Local Resources

Accessibility Measures of Protected Intersections and Raised Cycle Paths –  April 8, 2021

City of Ottawa, Standards and Transportation Planning and
Marnie Peters – President, Accessibility Simplified, Accessibility Consulting

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View Presentation Recording – Coming Soon

2019 Education Series

Date: January 24, 2019
Location: Centurion Conference & Event Center, 170 Colonnade Road, Ottawa
Networking & Refreshments: 8:00am to 9:00am
Presentations: 9:00am to 12:00pm: Presentations

Speakers:

  • 2019 Capital Construction Projects by Luc Marineau, Manager Design & Construction – Municipal
  • New City of Ottawa Official Plan by Alain Miguelez, Manager – Planning Policy & Resiliency
  • Update from the Developers’ Perspective by Kevin O’Shea, Mattamy Ottawa Division President, on behalf of GOHBA
  • Update on the Light Rail Transit Project by Michael Morgan, Director of the City’s Rail Construction Program
  • Date: February 8, 2019
    Location: Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr, Nepean, ON K2G 5K7
    Networking & Refreshments: 8:30am to 9:00am
    Presentations: 9:00am to 12:00pmSpeakers

    • Accessibility during Construction, Kathleen Forestell, M.Ed., Lead Advocacy and Community Outreach, CNIB Ontario East
    • Workplace Depression and Prevention, Dr. JianLi Wang, Senior Scientist and Director, Institute of Mental Health Research
    • Cannabis and the Workplace, John Aird, M.Sc. H.K., Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services

Date: February 28, 2019
Location: Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr, Nepean, ON K2G 5K7
Networking & Refreshments: 8:30am to 9:00am
Presentations: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Date: March 22, 2019
Location: Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr, Nepean, ON K2G 5K7
Networking: 8:30am to 9:00am
Presentations: 9:00am to 12:00pm