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WEBINAR: CIC Vancouver - Imagining the Future of Construction

Business Development, Events, Instructor-led Classes, Root, Training, Vancouver, Webinars
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Live online, via Microsoft Teams
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The VRCA engaged Ryder Architecture to develop and implement a comprehensive stakeholder engagement project to understand the priorities for a potential Construction Innovation Centre (CIC) in Vancouver. This session will bring together VRCA members to discuss current challenges in the construction industry and opportunities for innovation. Using live polling, we will identify issues in the industry with attendees. We will share global examples of Innovation Centres, and identify priorities for a future CIC. We will break into small groups to discuss these topics and come together to share what we learned. The goal of the session is hear from members and better understand the potential for innovation to help the construction sector.

About the CICV project:

We understand that the most immediate concern of VRCA members is to manage challenges related to the pandemic, but still recognize the importance of looking to the future in challenging times. As such, the VRCA is focusing on the engagement stage of the CICV process to listen to members in order to identify priorities related to construction innovation in Vancouver. As a VRCA member, Ryder Architecture will be facilitating this session.


10.00 – 10.30 a.m. – Introduction and Overview
10.30 - 10:50 a.m. - Industry Issues, New and Known

- Break -

10.55 - 11.10 a.m. - Innovation Elsewhere
11:10 - 11.25 a.m. - Construction Innovation Centre
11.25 - 11.40 a.m. - Break out rooms, discuss a future CIC
11.40 - 11.55 p.m. - Group Discussion, share ideas
12.00 p.m. - Close



Jason Glue, President, JG Strategies

Soo Darcy, Engagement Consultant at Ryder Architecture

Adam James, Principal at Ryder Architecture

Kate Mathers, Architect at Ryder Architecture


2 hour live online, webinar via Microsoft Teams


  1. Computer or laptop
    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cell-phones or tablets may not be adequate.
    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS
    • Downloading of the Microsoft Teams app will ensure a much faster experience 
  2. Webcam – in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class
  3. Microphone
  4. Internet connection - For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. Minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.
  5. A quiet space with minimal distractions - microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.  
  6. Comfortable chair 
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