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Webinar: COVID-19 Construction Site Safety
April 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Builders’ Panel with BCCSA
Tuesday, April 7, 12 noon – 1 p.m
HAVAN has launched a new webinar series to help the homebuilding industry navigate during this time of uncertainty. This free online learning opportunity leverages the extensive knowledge base of members to share information, resources and strategies.
Join us for the second installment in the series which focuses on Construction Site Safety During COVID-19 – Builders’ Panel with BCCSA. This moderated panel discussion features Bob Deeks of RDC Fine Homes; Cam Knowles of Trillium Projects; and Dr. Melanie Ng of BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA). The moderator will be Mark Sakai, HAVAN Director of Government Relations.
Panelists will provide insights into the additional safety protocols and strategies they have deployed to ensure their construction sites continue to operate while meeting and exceeding the requirements set forth by the governments and health authorities. BCCSA will share the actions they are taking to disseminate best practice solutions to help the industry. It’s an opportunity to learn what other builders are doing to adapt their protocols, processes and deliverable to be able to keep moving their business through this pandemic.
This webinar is free but registration is required. Once you register, a link to the webinar will be sent to you via email.
Bob Deeks, President, RDC Fine Homes
Bob is President of RDC Fine Homes, a high performance builder and renovation company operating out of Whistler and servicing the south coast of BC. Bob is a past president of CHBA BC, past chair of the CHBA National Technical Research Committee and Net Zero Council and currently sits as Co vice chair of the BC Energy Step Code Council.
Cam Knowles, Construction Manager, Trillium Projects
Born and raised in Vancouver BC, Cam began his career in construction in 2005 as a carpenter, building custom homes in the Lower Mainland. In 2010, Cam started a general contracting company specializing in renovations and new-home construction. Closing the company in 2012 to focus on continuing his education at BCIT, he earned his degree in Construction Management, and then began working in multi-family construction, eventually joining Trillium in 2017. Cam currently manages several multi-family and mixed-use projects across Metro Vancouver and is a member of Trillium’s Joint Operational Safety and Health (JOSH) Committee.
Dr. Melanie Gorman Ng, Senior Research Scientist, BC Construction Safety Alliance
Dr. Melanie Gorman Ng is the Senior Research Scientist at the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA). She carries out occupational hygiene research with a focus on the construction industry. She developed the silica exposure database and model the drives the Silica Control Tool.