Principal - Scius Advisory
Principal - Scius Advisory
Helen Goodland is an architect registered in the UK and has an MBA from the University of BC. She brings over 30 years of experience working on transformative solutions for the real estate and construction industries in Canada and around the world. She is also a compelling public speaker, facilitator and educator. Helen is firmly committed to achieving truly sustainable buildings within the next decade. She is also passionate about advancing leadership opportunities for women in construction technology. To this end, she participates on numerous boards and committees. Currently she serves on the National Zero Waste Council’s construction taskforce and has been the chair of the UN Sustainable Buildings Initiative’s Materials Technical Committee. Helen is one of the BC Sustainable Energy Association’s climate action heroes and has been nominated as a YWCA Woman of Distinction. In 2017, she received the Vancouver Regional Construction Association's Outstanding Woman in Construction Award.
Where will the knowledge and skills come from to prepare the Canada’s construction industry for mass timber? How are the education institutions evolving to meet demands for digital design, fabrication and assembly expertise and what is happening at the leading edge of academic research?
This panel of leading educators and researchers will discuss what’s happening to prepare the workforce of tomorrow. They will showcase the latest innovations coming out of the research labs, where the gaps are and what still needs to get done if Canada is to maintain its leadership position in timber technology.
Associate Professor - UBC
AnnaLisa Meyboom is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia. Her area of expertise is the integrated design of engineering and architecture. She holds a degree in engineering from the University of Waterloo and a degree in architecture from the University of British Columbia. Her areas of research include advanced design technologies and robotics in wood design and fabrication as well as future technologies in infrastructure.
Professor Meyboom’s research experiments with and then extrapolates the use of advanced technologies for the purpose of examining possible future outcomes in order to help clarify decisions that we as a society need to make about technology and how it is used. She does this through building experimental structures, through writing and teaching. She has authored two books and extensive publications as well as built award winning experimental structures in wood. She believes that technology can advance us to a more sustainable, equitable and better designed environment if we direct its use towards those ends.
Manager, Building System - FPInnovations
Dr. Dorian Tung is currently the Vancouver Manager for Building Systems of Sustainable Construction Innovation Centres of Excellence in FPInnovations. He has 20 years of experience in industry, academia, project management, and business development. He has dealt with intellectual properties, knowledge transfer, and research dissemination. In addition to delivering research and development, he has been responsible for contracting, sales and marketing, as well as maintaining business relationship. Dr. Tung is a licensed professional engineer in Canada and USA, and also holds LEED certification, Building Design + Construction, from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). He has designed a variety of structures such as condominiums, offices, garages, retails, podiums, schools, warehouses, and commissaries. He is experienced with mixed construction materials. Dr. Tung has a strong portfolio developing innovative structural solutions to achieve earthquake resilience. He has ongoing collaborations with researchers and scientists around the world to apply the state-of-the-art technologies into design and construction.
Associate - Fast + Epp
Carla Dickof is an Associate at Fast+Epp structural engineers in Vancouver with nearly 15 years of experience. Carla joined Fast+Epp in 2012, having completed her Master’s degree at the University of British Columbia. Her thesis research focused on hybrid systems, specifically those combining steel and mass timber (CLT). Since joining Fast+Epp, Carla has led many large research projects, including multistory shear wall testing for schools, composite mass timber systems, and timber brace frame testing. Carla is has also participated as an author on a number of industry publications and Design Guides in collaboration with Woodworks, FP Innovations, and EGBC