Satellite Session

Carleton University - CIMS November 22nd 4-9PM

Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism

Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Drive - The Pit
Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada K1S 5B6

Supporting Event Sponsors

Advancing Applied Innovation in the Nation's Capital

Come meet with industry colleagues and academic leaders and engage in the conversation about how these industry leaders are advancing applied innovation in the nation’s Capital. This is a great opportunity to meet industry leaders, government and academia and hear about the advancements in technology, processes and methodologies from within the Region. A great networking event for all involved in the AECOO (architectural, engineering, construction, owner and operator) industries.

Keynote Speaker

Ezio DiMillo

Director General, Parliamentary Precinct Branch, PWGSC


Mr. DiMillo is Director General of the Long Term Vision and Plan Project Management and Delivery (LTVP-PM&D) for the Parliamentary Precinct Branch (PPB) with the Department of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). In this capacity, Mr. DiMillo is responsible for delivering some of the country’s largest and most complex heritage rehabilitation projects on and around Parliament Hill, including the West Block, East Block, Government Conference Centre, Visitor Welcome Center, as well as a number of other buildings in the vicinity of Parliament Hill.

Ottawa Planning Team

Susan Keenliside

Program Coordinator, Algonquin College

The Lifecycle Program Manager is accountable for the development, implementation and maintenance of a broad lifecycle management framework that supports facilities program planning, enables lifecycle cost analysis, synchronizes the service lives of various facilities and systems to the overall estimated life span of the facility, and makes recommendations that impact on program priority decision-making for a range of facilities used by the Parliamentary Partners, all in the context of the Long Term Vision and Plan (LTVP) and the unique needs of modern and heritage facilities.

Kirk Stalkie

BIM Coordinator, NORR

Kirk is a BIM Manager at the Ottawa office of NORR Limited and specializes in campus style commercial projects, using BIM to organize the large magnitude of deliverables. Technology inspires him to continually search for the better way to do things, especially when confronted with “It was always done that way”. As a member of NORR’s BIM Technical Committee, he is involved with developing the standards that this global Architectural and Engineering firm will use world-wide.

Patrick Lalonde

Virtual Design & Construction Manager, EllisDon

Soon after graduating George Brown College for Architectural Technology in 2010 I joined the growing EllisDon VDC Team. Working on implementing BIM technology on the project level, as well as the corporate and industry level. In my six years with EllisDon I have worked on my different projects from data centers to ship yard retrofit and most recently the Ottawa LRT project.


Alexander Yang

Program Manager, Algonquin College

Alex Yang is Project Manager for Algonquin College’s Construction Research Centre (CRC). He brings a unique skillset to the CRC, with experience ranging from engineering and entrepreneurship to project management and administration.  His background is in mechatronic engineering where he gained broad training in electrical and mechanical engineering, as well as digital system design and integration. Alex gained professional industry experience as an engineer and entrepreneur, including work with a start-up company creating a hydrogen fuel cell power system. Before his current role with the Office of Applied Research and Innovation, Alex taught as a professor delivering courses for Electrical Engineering Technology which included the final-year, ‘capstone’ projects where students were matched with company partners to develop collaborative solutions“


Stephen Fai

Associate Professor and Director, CIMS; Chair of the PhD and MAS Programs, Carleton University

Stephen Fai holds a professional BArch (Carleton) and a PhD in religious studies (Ottawa). He is an Associate Professor at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism where he teaches in the design studio and in the PhD program. He has taught courses on hand drawing and on various themes in the history and theory of architecture. Professor Fai served as the acting director of the School of Architecture (2002 - 2004), director (2004 - 2005), and associate director, graduate programs (2006 - 2010). He became the Director of CIMS in 2007. Stephen's research interests are at the intersections of architecture, religion, and representation. These have played out through various projects during his time at CIMS. His most recent focus is on applications of building information modelling for heritage conservation and cultural landscapes.


Paula Neumann

Finance Clerk, Architecture, Civil and Building Science, Algonquin College

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