Building Operators & Engineers Group

 

About the Building Operators & Engineers Group (BOEG):

 

BOMA’s Building Operators & Engineers Group (BOEG) was introduced in 2014, with the intent of providing continuing education and networking opportunities for building engineers, operations staff, and trades professionals employed by BOMA member companies. 

BOMA’s mission is to create value for all members of the commercial and institutional building industry. We’re pleased to put together a dedicated offering for this group of building professionals, which includes regular breakfast meetings for our BOEG members to exchange ideas, share knowledge, hear from other industry experts, and participate in building site visits and classroom sessions in pursuit of professional designation and certificate programs.

Operators, building engineers and tradespeople are a critical part of the building management industry. We believe that our B.O.E.G. offering serves BOMA’s mission well, and moves us towards our vision of a prosperous and sustainable buildings industry in Manitoba.

 

Annual Group Membership Cost (company):

 

$150 per year (for current BOMA member firms)

$200 per year (for new firms, outside of BOMA membership)

 

Next BOEG Meeting:

Date: Thursday, September 21st
Time: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Great-West Life, 100 Osborne Street
Please join us for breakfast and a building tour of Great West-Life.
More information here 

 

2017 Breakfast Meetings: 

 

Meetings are held monthly, with the exception of July and August. Breakfast generally starts at 8:00 a.m. (we encourage you to arrive early!) and cost is $40 per attendee, per breakfast.

Each breakfast presentation begins at approximately 8:30 a.m., and is occasionally followed by a tour of the host building/physical plant, when feasible.

 

Date: Tuesday, January 24th

Time: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Location: Delta Winnipeg, 350 St Mary Avenue

Topic: VRF Systems

 

Date: Wednesday, February 15th

Time: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Location: RBC Convention Centre

Topic: Energy Management Software

 

Date: Thursday, March 16th

Time: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Location: The MET

Topic: ”Sound Business – Gains to be made by managing sound at work”

 

Date:  Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Time: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Location: Delta Winnipeg

Breakfast followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the MTS Centre

 

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Time: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Location: The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald Street

Topic: “The next generation of refrigerants for HVAC applications”

 

Date: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Time: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Location: Shaw Park (1 Portage Avenue East)

Please join us for breakfast and a tour of Shaw Park, home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes


 

2016 Breakfast Meetings:

 

Date: Thursday, January 21st

Location: Inn at the Forks

Presentation Topic: Innovative Approaches to Waste Management and Recycling at the Forks

Presenter: Dave Pancoe, Manager, Special Projects, The Forks

 

Date: Thursday, February 18th

Location: 360 Main (Conference Centre)

Presentation Topic: Elevators: New technologies, common problem trouble shooting and changes to the Elevator Act

Presenter: Mark Antunes, General Manager, Otis Canada

 

Date: Thursday, March 24th

Location: RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg

Presentation Topic: Overview of Mechanical, Lighting, and Life Safety Systems at our NEW Convention Centre

Presenter: Gavin Stewart, SMS Engineering

 

Date: Thursday, April 28th

Location: Delta Winnipeg

Presentation Topic: Evaluation, Repair, Protection, and Strengthening of Concrete Structures

Presenter: Felix Sandron, Business Development Manager, Vector Corrosion Technologies

 

Date: Thursday, May 19th

Location: Delta Winnipeg

Presentation Topic: Finding energy savings in pump and fan systems

Presenter: Martin Bima, Industrial Systems Engineer, Manitoba Hydro

 

Date: Thursday June 23rd

Location:  Investors Group Field, 315 Chancellor Matheson. Free parking is available in Bomber Store Parking Lot

Presentation Topic: A behind the scenes look at the Building Operations at Investors Group Field

Presenter: Lisa Kingham-Mork, Director of Stadium Operations

 

Date: Thursday September 15th

Location:  Delta Winnipeg

Presentation Topic:  Dale will present key facts about emerging energy technologies that have particular relevance for Manitobans, considering our climate, our latitude and the renewability and sustainability of energy resources currently available within the Province.

Presenter: Dale Friesen, Industrial & Commercial Solutions Division at Manitoba Hydro

 

Date: Tuesday, October 4

Location:  Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre

Presentation Topic:  Panel Discussion: How Technology is Transforming the Building Industry 

Presenter: Moderated by Ron Hambley, President, Winnipeg Construction Association

 

Date: Thursday, November 17

Location:  Red River College 

Presentation Topic: Building Envelope Technology- We will be visiting the newly opened Building Envelope Technology Access Centre at Red River College for a tour, as well as hands on demonstrations of:

- Whole building airtightness testing

- Environmental testing chambers

- Air, water and structural (AWS) chambers

 

Date: Thursday, December 15

Location:  Club Regent Casino and Event Centre

Come join us for our Holiday Breakfast followed by a tour of the Casino and Event Centre

 

2015 Breakfast Meetings:

Date: Thursday, January 15th

Location: Delta Winnipeg, Ballroom A

Presentation Topic: Food Service Facility designs and equipment

Presenter: Ralph Finck, Metal-Tech Industries

 

Date: Thursday, February 19th

Location: Delta Winnipeg, Ballroom A

Presentation Topic: Lighting in Commercial Buildings: Instant Start Solutions and Easy Upgrades

Presenter: Walter Gretschmann, Manitoba Hydro

 

Date: Thursday, March 26th

Location: Red River College- Roblin Centre- 160 Princess St.

Presentation Topic: Overview of RRC Renovation and Building Tour

Presenter: Murray Hiebert, Red River College

 

Date: Thursday, April 16th

Location: RBC Convention Centre- PanAm Room

Presentation Topic: High Efficiency Boilers: Maintenance & Troubleshooting

Presenter: Gabby Desrosiers and Bill Nichols, LOWE Mechanical

 

Date: Thursday, May 21st

Location: Health Sciences Centre

Presentation Topic: Chillers and HSC Building Tour

Presenter: Gerry Hebert, Health Sciences Centre

 

Date: Thursday, June 18th

Location: The MET

Presentation Topic: Building Management Systems

Presenter: Darrell Driver, BSD Solution

 

Date: Thursday, September 17th

Location: Four Points by Sheraton- Winnipeg International Airport

Presentation Topic: Central Utilities Building and Airport Terminal: A behind-the-scenes tour!

 

Date: Tuesday, October 9th (part of the 2015 Manitoba Building Expo)

Location: The Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre

Presentation Topic: Helping building owners and operators save energy and money

Presenter: Manitoba Hydro

 

Date: Thursday, November 12th

Location: Delta Winnipeg

Presentation Topic: Communication skills for effective conflict resolution in the workplace

Presenter: Stephanie Stobbe, University of Winnipeg

 

Date: Thursday, December 17th

Location: Delta Winnipeg

Building Operators and Engineers Group Holiday Breakfast