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, January 25th

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

Location: The MET, 281 Donald St

Topic: Composting in Commercial Buildings.

Speakers: Kelly Kuryk, Project Manager, Compost Winnipeg
Christie Nairn, Promotion & Outreach Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, University of Manitoba



2018 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: Thursday, January 25th

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

Location: The MET, 281 Donald Street

Topic: Composting in Commercial Buildings


2017 Breakfast Meetings

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


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.


Date: Tuesday, October 17th

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

Location: Victoria Inn Hotel and Conference Centre

Please join us for breakfast and panel discussion at Manitoba Building Expo!


Date: Thursday, November 23rd

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

Location: The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald Street

Topic: The HVAC Jigsaw Puzzle :How to Incorporate Energy Efficient Equipment that can Satisfy Personal Comfort with the Restrictions of Existing Buildings.


Date: Thursday, December 21st

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

Location: The King’s Head Pub, 120 King Street

Topic: Please join us for out 2017 Holiday Breakfast followed by a building tour of Red River College’s Paterson Global Foods Institute.


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