Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Satellite Session

October 24

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Regina Campus

Auditorium Room 336 


4500 Wascana Pkwy,

Regina, Saskatchewan

S4P 3A3

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Keynote Speakers

Harlan Kennedy

Executive Director, Project Management and Delivery, Government of Saskatchewan

Harlan is a Professional Engineer, Certified by PMI as a Project Management Professional in 1999, and is a certified Prince2 Practitioner.  He has been managing projects and project managers for over 35 years in the public, private and non-profit sectors.  As the Executive Director for Project Management and Delivery in the Saskatchewan Ministry of Central Services, he supports the work of 15 project managers in Facility Design and Construction.  He also facilitates courses in project management through the University of Regina.  Harlan and his wife of 41 years live in Regina and have two grown daughters and one grandson.

W. Kirk Banadyga, B. Arch, PP/FRAIC, Hon. FAIA, SAA

Provincial Architect, Government of Saskatchewan

Kirk Banadyga is a registered architect, having practiced in private and corporate sector, as business owner and partner, in Saskatchewan, for over 40 years before joining the Province of Saskatchewan as Provincial Architect. The decades have provided Kirk with the opportunity to consult in a broad range of consulting projects over a large variety of building types using a wide range of project delivery methodologies.  The Saskatchewan market place has been a unique environment and incubator to develop a broad-based architectural business experience.

This diverse experience has also included serving the profession in multiple capacities; provincially, nationally, and internationally. This opportunity to serve the profession has ranged from various committee and elected board memberships that further led to serve provincially as President of the Saskatchewan Association of Architects and nationally as President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Banadyga has always had a keen interest in the technology of the day and an advocate of it’s business applications within the practise of architecture.  This passion has, over the years earned him a reputation as an architectural “geek”, a badge he wears with honour.

During this time in the private sector Banadyga has been an early adopter of technology including BIM, web based project information management, asset management systems and mobile technology. He is currently promoting and leveraging this experience within government to promote the implementation of BIM and related technology to make the “best value” proposition to the construction sector and to the Province.

Regina Planning Team

Shane Baillargeon

Industry Account Manager, SolidCAD

Shane’s business background and education and love of technology improving our lives led him to the software world. Families in the construction and design world brought him to his role today of helping AEC firms make the best of available technology. Shane has an MBA in Services Marketing, is the member of multiple community organizations in Saskatoon, sits on the Board of Directors for ACEC Saskatchewan and the CanBIM Marketing Steering Committee.

Mike Thompson

Construction Modelling Specialist, PCL Construction

Michael earned his B. Sc. Wood Construction and Design, Minor in Architecture and an Emphasis in Business at the University of Idaho, Moscow in 2007. 


He began his PCL career in 2007 and helped develop, what at the time was, cutting edge Virtual Construction (VC) concepts in the company. In 2010, Michael transferred from PCL’s American headquarters in Denver to the Regina office. As the only Construction Modeling Specialist in the province, Michael has been instrumental with VC implementation in our district.  Using skills in BIM modelling and the Autodesk suite of products, he provides assistance for any number of projects whether they are in the proposal, pre-construction, or construction phases.

Greg Wheler, Dip. Tech. (Architectural), Cert. (VIT. Ed.), AScT

Instructor, Architectural Technologies School of Construction, Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Instructor, Architectural Technologies, School of Construction, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, 1988 to present.

Arc-Tec Design & Drafting, Residential Design company, Proprietor, 1985 to present. Born and raised in Saskatchewan Hockey goalie, 1972 tp present.

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