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CIQS–BC Dinner Event Featuring a Presentation on ICMS by Roy Howes

CIQS–BC Dinner Event Featuring a Presentation on ICMS by Roy Howes

CIQS – British Columbia is pleased to announce our first dinner of 2018/19 featuring Roy Howes of Fluor, Mining & Metals in Vancouver. The night will include a networking reception, dinner and a one hour presentation. Join us and your fellow colleagues as Roy shares his presentation on the International Construction Measurement Standards.

Topic: International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS), CIQS–BC
Speaker: Roy Howes, PQS (F) – See Roy's Bio below
Time: 5:30pm - Registration and Cash Bar
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Speaker
Location: Vancouver, BC
Venue: Metropolitan Hotel (Pacific Room)
645 Howe Street,
Vancouver, BC V6C 2Y9 (Map)
Cost: $75.00 for members
$85.00 for non-members
$25.00 for students
$240.00 for Member Dinner Pass *
$272.00 for Non-member Dinner Pass *
* Find out more about the 2018/19 Dinner Pass here
RSVP: Please register latest by September 17, 2018

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Presenter Bio

Roy Howes, PQS (F)

Roy Howes, PQS (F)
Director Estimating
Fluor, Mining & Metals (M&M), Fellow

Roy Howes is the Fluor Mining and Metals Global Estimating Lead, as well as the Project Controls and Estimating Department Manager in the Vancouver office. In Roy’s various roles, he ensures consistency and quality in mining capital cost estimates produced.

His career spans over 30 years, working on commercial, industrial and multiple mining projects both in home office and on site. His largest mining project was in Mongolia.

Roy started his career as an Officer in the South African Navy. Thereafter, he graduated as a QS from the University of Cape Town. A bursary from Gold Fields of SA Ltd. honed his QS skills within the mining industry. He immigrated to Vancouver 24 years ago, where he has established his career.

Roy served on the CIQS-BC Board for 5 years and was President in 2012. Awarded a CIQS Fellow in 2013 and a Fluor Fellow in 2015 for his knowledge and expertise in estimating.

An active AACE International member for over 20 years and currently a member of the International Construction Measurement Standard (ICMS) Standard Setting Committee since 2016.

Roy enjoys the BC outdoors, reading, jogging and following sporting events.

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Annual Dinner Pass

CIQS-BC is pleased to offer an annual Dinner Pass! The pass allows you to save 20% off the total cost of all four 2018/19 dinner events while avoiding the hassle of registering and the disappointment of an event being sold out. You register once for the Dinner Pass and you are automatically registered for all four dinners!

2018/19 Dinner Event Dates *

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • Late Fall 2018
  • Early Winter 2019
  • Spring 2019

* Schedule is subject to change.

Cost *

  • Dinner Passes - 20% Discount!
  • Members: $240.00
  • Non-Members: $272.00

* Prices include GST

Find out more about the 2018/19 Dinner Pass here →

Annual Dinner Sponsorship Opportunities

CIQS BC is pleased to offer the opportunity to provide sponsorship to our regular dinner events. This is an ideal chance for consultants, contractors, developers and other related companies to not only support the organization in hosting these events but to gain exposure and promote their firm to the membership.

The sponsorship is $1000 per annum and will include these benefits:

  • Recognition at all dinner meetings (a minimum of four events each year)
  • 2 dinner tickets per event (a $630 value)
  • Promotion on the PowerPoint loop
  • Official acknowledgement of sponsors at the events
  • Logo on all event notices & CIQS-BC website

CIQS-BC Annual Dinner Sponsorship Form →

Thank You to Our Annual Dinner Sponsors

Upcoming Events:

  • CIQS – Prairies Workshop & Dinner  [ ]
  • 2018 Value Symposium  [ ]

CIQS – Prairies Workshop & Dinner

CIQS – Prairies Workshop & Dinner

Making the Numbers & Attitude Work (by Richard Bucher)

Value of network and building your network is underestimated by many. Career coach Richard Bucher will discuss the importance of networking and how to effectively network.

Richard’s perception of networking is quite different from an average job seeker. He believes that value of networking is underestimated by many. Richard describes networking as a relationship. Seeking networking from the same view as your personal relations, will change how you network and build connections. Richard will present about, how you can repurpose your skill set to meet the needs of the current market. He believes that the old method of job seeing by applying online is not very effective now days. Great emphasis will be placed on value of network and building your network.

Topic: Career Management
Speaker: Richard Bucher (see Richard's Bio below)
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Calgary, AB
Venue: Danish Canadian Club
727 - 11th Avenue S.W.,
Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 (Map)
Cost: CIQS Members: $30.00
Non-Members: $40.00
Students: $20.00
Includes Workshop and Dinner
RSVP: Please register latest by Friday, September 14th

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Richard Bucher, M.A., CEC, ACC

Richard is a career management professional, helping people find their purpose. He coaches his clients and helps them actualize their intended self. Like many of us, Richard has been in a position where he felt that his future career path is being shaped by others. This was not enough to satisfy this career coach, so he decided to create his own “path to purpose”, in his case, it is to help you find yours.

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Richard Bucher, M.A., CEC, ACC
For further information, please contact Peter Bhullar at Peter.Bhullar@turntown.com

2018 Value Symposium

2018 Value Symposium

Alberta is big sky country — and big idea country. Do you strive to deliver value in your work? Do you innovate? Do you educate? Do you seek out best practices? Are you creative? Are you inspired? Share your work with a group of people who are passionate about enhancing value for projects, products, systems, and processes at the 2018 Value Symposium in Edmonton, Alberta, October 17-19.

There's Value in the West

The last several years have seen incredible growth of the value methodologies in Western Canada. The recent establishment of the Value Analysis Canada - Western Group is only the most recent indicator. Between rapidly growing municipalities and a private sector that increasingly sees the need to incorporate Value Analysis into its operations and projects, there is great and growing need for value professionals on this frontier.

The 2018 Value Symposium will introduce attendees to the work being done in Western Canada, and will also feature speakers and value professionals from across Canada and North America.

Keynote Speakers

  • Renee L. Hoekstra, CVS
  • Dr. Simaan AbouRizk, Ph.D., P.Eng, FRSC, FCSCE, FNAC, FCAE
  • Martyn Phillips, FICE, FCIWEM, FHKIVM, FSAVE, CVS-Life, P.Eng., PVM

Who Should Attend?

  • Program and Project Managers
  • Asset Managers
  • Developers
  • Funding Authorities
  • Product Developers
  • “Change” Managers
  • Business Process Owners
  • And You!
Location: Edmonton, AB
Venue: The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton
10235 101 Street NW,
Edmonton, AB T5J 3E9 (Map)
Cost: Members: $699.00
Non-Members: $799.00
RSVP: Please register latest by Wed, Oct. 17, 2018

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2018 Value Symposium - Value in the West
For further information, please contact Value Analysis Canada at conference@valueanalysis.ca

Upcoming Events:

CIQS – Ontario End of Summer Member Appreciation Event

CIQS – Ontario End of Summer Member Appreciation Event

Please join CIQS – Ontario at its second annual End of Summer Member Appreciation Event and enjoy some great food, top-notch craft beer, socializing, and networking. Board members will be present and soliciting feedback on our previous and future activities. Finger foods will be provided and your first drink will be on us!

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Toronto, ON
Venue: The Craft Brasserie & Grille
107 Atlantic Avenue, Liberty Village
Toronto, Ontario M6K 1Y2 (Map)
Cost: Free for CIQS members, and
$10 for non-member guests.
Includes: Finger foods & one (1) complimentary drink ticket
RSVP: Please register online latest by Friday, September 14, 2018

Get your ticket, it’s free for CIQS members! →

This CPD eligible event will be held at The Craft Brasserie & Grille in Liberty Village, Toronto. There is plenty of street parking available, and it is a short walk from the Exhibition GO Station and King West TTC line.

Spring-into-Summer Social Event

Hope to see you there!

For further information, please contact Mike Watkinson at mwatkinson@awhooker.com

RICS & CIQS 6th Annual Construction and Project Management Seminar

RICS & CIQS 6th Annual Construction and Project Management Seminar


The construction industry is facing skills shortages, productivity problems and concerns about sustainability and safety. This is directly impacting the quality, speed and cost of delivering projects in accordance with expectations. The industry is increasingly turning to offsite and modular construction where much of the “building” takes place in a controlled factory environment with the finished product being transported to the project site.

This seminar will explore the following

  • What are the traditional construction approaches adopted by the industry?
  • What are the existing faster/cheaper alternatives used and how successful are they?
  • What are the recent and emerging solutions and what benefits do they offer?
  • What is an example of a case study of a successful project using off-site construction?
  • What is the value proposition of off-site construction, with examples of costing?
  • What are the challenges/hurdles in adopting and how are they overcome?

Confirmed Speakers Include

Paul Hughes, M. Sc., FCIArb, FRICS
Senior Director, Altus Group
Andrew Fleetwood
Lead Estimator, PCL Construction
Arif Ghaffur, B.Sc., PQS, FRICS, MCIArb
Lakeland Consulting Inc. | Adjudico Inc.
Natalie Alexander, PQS, MRICS
Sustainable Infrastructure & Green Building
Troy Galvin, P.Eng.
Manager, PCL Agile
Darren Cash, PQS, MRICS
Director, Eastern Canada BTY Group

Event Details

Time: 5:45 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Venue: Noble Hall (formerly Otello's)
2273 Royal Windsor Drive
Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7X8 (Map)
Cost: Early Bird RICS/CIQS Members: $55
Early Bird Non-Members: $70
Early Bird Students: $30
RSVP: Early-Bird Ends on September 30th October 15th

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Spring-into-Summer Social Event

Current Agenda*

5:45 PM Registration Starts (Dinner & cash bar available from 6:00 PM). Exhibitor stands available for viewing
6:40 PM Opening Remarks & Introductions – Arif Ghaffur, President, Lakeland Consulting Inc.
6:45 PM Challenges & Opportunities - Paul Hughes, Senior Director, Altus Group
7:00 PM Approaches, Thoughts & Case Study, presented by Diamond Sponsor, PCL Agile:
  • Troy Galvin, General Manager
  • Andrew Fleetwood, Lead Estimator
8:00 PM Refreshment/Networking Break
8:15 PM Moderated Panel Discussion, Natalie Alexander, Author & PhD Candidate
8:45 PM Presentation of Volunteer Award of Excellence & Closing Comments, by Darren Cash, BTY, Director
9:30 PM Event closes

*subject to change

Additional Information

In addition to networking with senior industry professionals, attendees will also gain an understanding of current technologies and practices. Join us and our event partners at this event for an evening of insightful presentations and networking.

Dinner — Hot buffet dinner is included in the price of the ticket. Cash bar will be available.

Parking — Please note that there is complimentary parking on-site. The venue is conveniently located at the junctions of Hwy 403/QEW.


You are invited to sponsor the event to reach our targeted and engaged attendees.

Each level is limited to 4 sponsors and includes the following:

Platinum: $1,000 — Logo placement on pre-event promotions and on-site event materials, logo and link to your corporate website on the event registration page, display table providing on-site presence at the event, plus 6 complimentary tickets (one table).
Gold: $750 — Logo placement on pre-event promotions and on-site event materials, logo and link to your corporate website on the event registration page, opportunity to provide a handout (8.5” x 11” or smaller displayed on the documents table) at the event, plus 2 complimentary tickets.
Silver: $500 — Logo placement on all pre-event promotions and on-site event materials, plus 1 complimentary ticket.
Bronze: $250 — Logo placement on all pre-event promotions and on-site event material.

If you are interested in sponsorship or for inquiries about the event, please contact Silvana Curlo,
RICS Chapter Manager or Sheila Lennon, CIQS Executive Director.


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