Conference 2017

 

Changing Climate, Changing Buildings

An architectural discourse on the effects our built environment has inflicted on the natural environment, and the solutions required to reverse them north of Canada’s 60th Parallel.

Friday, November 24, 2017 [8:30am - 4:30pm]
Explorer Hotel - Yellowknife, NT

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Join NWTAA and a spectacular list of presenters for this exciting one-day event on climate change and the built environment. 

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PROGRAM AND TOPIC GUIDE COMING SOON!

Schedule

08:30 Registration
09:00 REIMAGINING ARCHITECTURE FOR A CARBON NEUTRAL WORLD
Shafraaz Kaba, Architect, Manasc Isaac (Edmonton, AB)
09:40 CLIMATE IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION IN THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
Brian Seben, Planning Specialist, Environment & Natural Resources, GNWT (Yellowknife, NT)
10:20 Health Break
10:40 RENEWABLE ENERGIES IN THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
Jim Sparling, Climate Change Specialist, Ecology North (Yellowknife, NT)
11:20 FROM SUSTAINABILITY TO RESILIENCE : FOUR BUILDINGS
Trevor Boddy, Architecture Critic & Urban Designer (Vancouver, BC)
12:00 Sponsored Lunch & Presentation
DOING IT RIGHT THIS TIME
Alyssa Lefaivre, DIRTT Environmental Solutions (Calgary, BC)
01:20 INDIGENUITY IN ARCHITECTURE
Alfred Waugh, Architect, Formline Architecture (Vancouver, BC)
02:00 BUILDING ON (UN)SOLID GROUND
Ed Hoeve, Engineer & Permafrost Specialist, HoevEng Consulting Ltd. (Yellowknife, NT)
02:40 Health Break
03:00 LEAPFROGGING INCREMENTAL CHANGES TO NET POSITIVE HEALING:
THE LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE

William Gagnon, Environmental Advocacy Coordinator, Ecology North (Yellowknife, NT)
03:40 THE WHITE HARSH PROJECTS
Marie-France Stendahl, Architect, White Arkitekter AB (Stockholm, Sweden)
04:30 Wine & Cheese
Discussion & networking opportunity

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change.

Sponsors

NWTAA sincerely thanks the Department of Environment & Natural Resources, GNWT, for its generous support of the conference, and our conference lunch sponsor, DIRTT Environmental Solutions.  Our keynote speaker is made possible by White Arkitekter AB of Stockholm, Sweden.

 


GNWT Project Management Conference

NWTAA is pleased to support the Government of the Northwest Territories' Project Management Conference, themed "Building a Sustainable Future - Change, Challenge and Opportunity", on November 21-22, 2017. 

The Department of Infrastructure, Government of the Northwest Territories, hosts the Project Management Conference on a bi-annual basis with delegates from across the three territories gathering in Yellowknife to take part.  Registration is free, is limited to 350 delegates, and is handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register, contact GNWT Infrastructure via e-mail or phone:
pmc@gov.nt.ca
867-767-9084 ext. 31062

NNCA Trade Fair

During both days of the PMC, the NWT & Nunavut Construction Association will be hosting a Construction Trade Fair. Visit nnca.ca for full details.