Professional Development

Canadian Healthcare Construction
Course (CanHCC)

CHES, in conjunction with ASHE, is offering the only course in Canada designed to meet the unique needs of healthcare construction professionals.

Course sessions will address information on contemporary issues related to construction and renovation within the Canadian healthcare environment. By participating in this program you will gain valuable information in key areas such as

  • PDC Process
  • Building and Fire Codes
  • Infection Control
  • Mechanical and Plumbing Systems
  • Medical Gas Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Emergency Preparedness

 

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Canadian Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager

The CCHFM is the first certification program developed by CHES and is intended to ensure that Canadian healthcare facilities are managed by competent individuals. The certification examination is designed to test a well-defined body of knowledge, representative of professional practice in the discipline of healthcare facilities management. The CCHFM Examination is based on five (5) core areas of competency:

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Medical Gas Piping Course

Medical gases perform a critical role in healthcare delivery and are used in a variety of locations. This course provides a basic understanding of medical gases, allowing a student to better identify what they are, their uses, and safety considerations when in use. Provides insigth into Z7396.1-09, the governing standard for medical gas installations in healthcare institutions.

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2024

Webinar Series

Webinar participants can claim 0.1 CEUs for each webinar
All webinars are one (1) hour in length.

November 27, 2024

Infection Control for Health Care Facilities and Facility Managers: Applying Infection Prevention and Control Practices for Hospital Maintenance Workers

Speaker: Jessica Fullerton, B.Sc., M.Sc., CIC,Gordon Burrill, P.Eng., CCHFM, FASHE, CHFM, CHC

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October 30, 2024

Infection Control for Health Care Facilities and Facility Managers: Applying the Z317.13:22 Standard to Renovation Projects

Speaker: Jessica Fullerton, B.Sc., M.Sc., CIC,Mike Hickey, MF Hickey Consulting

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October 2, 2024

Infection Control for Health Care Facilities and Facility Managers

Speaker: Mike Hickey, MF Hickey Consulting,Gordon Burrill, P.Eng., CCHFM, FASHE, CHFM, CHC

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June 26, 2024

Retrofit for Sustainability

Speaker: Chris Patterson CEM, LEED GA, Fitwell Ambassador, Automated Building Systems Technologist, National Healthcare Segment Lead, Schneider Electric

All buildings need to be more sustainable. To limit global warming by 2050 to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) -specified 1.5°C, every effort must be made to decarbonize buildings.

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Archived Webinars

February 14, 2024

Ductwork Leakage – Effects and Efficiency Opportunites

Speaker: Josh Lewis , CEM, CMVP, VP Energy Engineering, Nerva Energy Group Inc. 

 

May 15, 2024

Climate Change and Mould in Your Healthcare Facility

Speaker: Dr. Om Malik, Ph.D, P.Eng., CIH, ROH, FAIHA, QP,Marianne Levitsky, MES, CIH, ROH, FAIHA

April 17, 2024

Beyond Directions: Designing Effective Wayfinding Systems for User Experience

Speaker: Greg Neely, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Communications/Design

March 20, 2024

Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Harness Free Energy to Optimize Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Efficiency

Speaker: Tobias Janes, CEM, Chief Technology Officer at EcoPilot Canada | USA

February 14, 2024

Ductwork Leakage – Effects and Efficiency Opportunities

Speaker: Josh Lewis, CEM, CMVP, VP Energy Engineering, Nerva Energy Group Inc.

November 22, 2023

Design of Resilient Bulk Oxygen Supply Systems for Healthcare Facilities

Speaker: Rob Watt, Territory Manager: BC & Alberta, Linde Canada Inc. Glen Hiebert, Account Manager, Class 1 Inc.

October 19, 2023

What’s New within the 2022 Medical Gas Standard & the “Qualified Service Technician”

Speaker: Roger Holliss, President, Holliss Consulting Inc. Al Pinkerton, President, PMG Systems

July 5, 2023

Leading Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in Organizations for Non-EDI Experts

Speaker: Betty Mutwiri, MA, PCC, PhDc., Leadership Coach, Consultant, Trainer, Speaker

June 21, 2023

Practicalities of [HVAC] Electrification in Healthcare Facilities

Speaker: Gordon Thomson, PEng., Senior Electrical Engineer, WSP Canada Inc. Chris Jones P.Eng., CEng., Eur, Ing, Team Lead, Building Engineering, WSP Canada Inc.

March 19, 2023

Barriers and Enablers for New IPAC Technologies – What is the Evidence?

Speaker: Barb Shea, Manager IPAC Hub Central West Region, Central West IPAC Hub

March 22, 2023

Decarbonization for Healthcare Buildings – The Giant Step Forward

Speaker: Ted Loucks, P.En., MBA, PMP, CEM, LEED AP

February 15, 2023

The Art of Building Sustainability

Speaker: Thomas Zaban, P.Eng

January 18, 2023

Hospital HVAC – What Now?

Speaker: Nick Stark & Meagan Webb

February 9, 2022

Prep Webinar for the CCHFM Course and Exam

Speaker: Craig Doerksen

November 16, 2022

Z32-21 Health Care Electrical Safety – What’s New and What’s It Do

Speaker: Simon Aspinwall and Kevin Cheong

October 21, 2022

CSA C282:19 Emergency electrical power supply for buildings for Designers and Changes in the 2019 Edition

Speaker: Ken Blazey, Power Solutions Consultant, CSA TSC Member & 2021 Award of Merit Recipient

June 22, 2022

The Brave New World of Infection Control During Construction – CSA Z317.13-22

Speaker: Gordon D. Burrill, P.Eng., CCHFM, FASHE, CHFM, CHC

May 18, 2022

There is something in the water. Do you know what it is and how it can hurt you?

Speaker: Marianne Lee and Jessica Fullerton

April 20, 2022

Ventilation and Isolation Room Design in the COVID-19 Era

Speaker: Nick Stark and Jessica Fullerton

March 23, 2022

Infection Control Red Flags During New Hospital Construction

Speaker: Jim Gauthier

February 23, 2022

Managing Virus Threats with Proper Air Filtration

Speaker: Jason Turner

January 26, 2022

Humanization of Long-Term Care

Speaker: Tariq Amlani & Eleonore Leclerc

February 2, 2021

Part 5 – COVID-19: From the Facilities Management Front Lines – questions, possible solutions and lots to think about

June 23, 2021

Providing Safe and Reliable O2 during COVID-19: Making the most of our O2 system capacity

Speaker: Alan R. Pinkerton, Mark Allen, Edward Hood, Faisal Qureshi, Sarah Thorn, Roger Holliss

November 17, 2021

Roof Maintenance

Speaker: Ted Katsoris, B.Tech, BSS, CCCA

September 22, 2021

Resilient Building Design for Hospitals in the Face of Climate Change

Speaker: Gord Rajewski, R.E.T.

June 16, 2021

Operating Rooms – Isolated Power Systems and Class A GFCIs in Operating Rooms

Speaker: Amir Mojtahed, B.Eng, M.Eng R. Benjamin Kazimier, P.Eng

May 12, 2021

Infection Prevention Through Design & Innovation

Speaker: Vicky Diab, BA

April 21, 2021

Understanding and Preventing Floor Covering Failure

Speaker: Chris Maskell

March 24, 2021

Building Science 101: Understanding Building Air Leakage and the Effects on Your Building Envelope

Speaker: Steven Tratt

February 24, 2021

Refrigeration Retrofits to Low GWP Refrigerants & How the Choices Effect Capacity and Operation

Speaker: Jeff French Steve McTaggart

January 27, 2021

Update to CSA Z317.2 (HVAC)

Speaker: Gordon D. Burrill, P.Eng., CCHFM, FASHE, CHFM, CHC Nick Stark, P. Eng., CED, LEED AP, ICD.D

December 2, 2021

Transforming Healthcare Facilities

Speaker: Michael Pringle, Sr. Buisiness Consultant, Adi Fikre, Lead Solution Advisor, Peter Krajcovic, Senior Business Consultant

Improving the operation of the Healthcare facility through deep technology advancements that address healthcare’s most critical outcomes; Operation throughput, Patient experience, Infection reduction, and Secure environments.

November 24, 2021

Ready Fire Aim

Speaker: Gerald R. Ford. CSCMP, CMC, SCMP

November 10, 2021

Restoration 101

October 27, 2021

Trends and Technology

October 21, 2021

Mitigating the Federal Carbon

Speaker: Robert Scheffer, PE, ME, MBA


The objective of this discussion is to help both senior technical and financial managers understand and address the annually escalating carbon charges being levied on healthcare institutions and how the application of alternate financial and operational models may be applied to fund technological advancements to address these challenges.

October 14, 2021

Building the Healthcare Sink

October 6, 2021

UV in Air Handling Units Saves Energy and Increases IAQ

Speaker: Aaron Engel

April 15, 2020

Part 1 – COVID-19: From the Facilities Management Front Lines – questions, possible solutions and lots to think about

April 29, 2020

Part 2 – COVID-19: From the Facilities Management Front Lines – questions, possible solutions and lots to think about

May 13, 2020

Part 3 – COVID-19: From the Facilities Management Front Lines – questions, possible solutions and lots to think about

September 23, 2020

Part 4 – COVID-19: From the Facilities Management Front Lines – questions, possible solutions and lots to think about

November 18, 2020

Awareness / Update on Med Gas Qualified Operators

Speaker: Roger Holliss

October 21, 2020

CSA Z317.13-17 Role of the Multi-Disciplinary Team: Pros and Cons

Speaker: Wayne Stokes, CET Arch, FMA, RPA

June 17, 2020

Optimizing Design with Virtual and Mixed Reality (AR/VR)

Speaker: Daniel Doherty, BTech, CET, CM BIM

May 20, 2020

An Overview of Smoke / Fire Doors and the 2015 NBC

Speaker: Ben Coles, MScE, MBA, PEng, PE

July 8, 2020

Commissioning in a Health Care Facility

Speaker: Wayne Stokes, CET Arch, FMA, RPA

March 25, 2020

Isolation Room Design

February 19, 2020

Move Your RFP From a Grade C to an A+ and Five Things You Can Do Today!

Speaker: Jake Smithwick, PhD, MPA

January 22, 2020

The Impact on Incident Energy as Switching Devices Age

Speaker: Verma Vikrant, P.Eng. Virginia Valitski, CETNETA, Level IV

December 20, 2019

Pros & Cons of Different Construction Procurement Models

Speaker: Ghazal Ebrahimi, Ph.D, Sustainability Consultant John Marshman, Executive Director Facilities Operations

October 16, 2019

New CSA Z8000: Designing for improved patient outcomes

Speaker: Michael Keen, P. Eng., MBA Gordon Burrill, P.Eng, CCHFM, FASHE, CHFM, CHC

June 12, 2019

NAPRA Compliant Pharmacy Cleanrooms

Speaker: Jeff Mumford P. Eng.

May 15, 2019

Infection Prevention and Control During Construction Training

Speaker: Michael Houston, CCLP, C Log Craig Doerksen, MFM, P.Eng, CCHFM, CEM, CFM

April 17, 2019

Simple and Permanent Reduction in Steam Line Losses

Speaker: Guy Bonneau, B.A. Sc. Elec. Eng. Rob Triebe, N.A. Sc. Chem. Eng.

March 13, 2019

Refrigerant Update: The New Transition Has Begun

Speaker: Mike Thompson P. Eng

February 20, 2019

CHU in QC – A Case Study of Their Journey

Speaker: Philippe Leblanc, Eng., M.Eng., PMP, Assistant to the Director of Technical Services, Building Operations Cédric Bertrand, Eng., CVMP, Senior project director

January 16, 2019

High Performance Building Envelope in Hospitals

Speaker: Steven Tratt, BPI, Construction Management degree from NAIT

December 5, 2018

Why CCHFM? Why me? And why not?

Speaker: Gordon D. Burrill, P.Eng., CCHFM, FASHE, CHFM, CHC, President, Teegor Consulting Inc.

October 21, 2018

An Introduction to Canadian Contract Administration

Speaker: Kevin Henry, BScE, P.Eng., LEED AP, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Project Manager, HDR

October 17, 2018

Infection Control: Dust – Understanding the Enemy

Speaker: Graham Dick, CRTM RIA Certified Restorer, CMPTM RIA Certified Mold Professional, AHERA Building Inspector, CSA Infection Control Consultant

June 20, 2018

Life Cycle Costing and Asset Management

Speaker: Randy J. Meszaros, AScT, PMP, C.E.T., KPMG LLP

May 9, 2018

Energy and Sustainability

Speaker: JJ Knott, CET, CCHFM, CEM, CDSM, Project Lead, Healthcare Energy Leeders Ontario (HELO), Canadian Coalition for Green Healthcare

April 18, 2018

CSA Z7396.1-17 Medical Gas Pipeline Systems – A need-to-know discussion

Speaker: Roger Holliss, Director of Engineering & Biomedical Services, St. Mary's General Hospital Alan Pinkerton, President, PMG Systems Ltd.

January 21, 2018

Infection Control: How to Build Effective Temporary Containment Barriers and Control Airflow

Speaker: Graham Dick, CRTM RIA Certified Restorer, CMPTM RIA Certified Mold Professional, AHERA Building Inspector, CSA Infection Control Consultant

January 17, 2018

Security in Your Healthcare Facility

Speaker: Randy Wiken, Senior Manager, Facilities and Protection Services, The Hospital for Sick Children Rafti Demerjian, Account Manager, Garda World

November 15, 2017

Infection Control: Air separation, air flow and relative space pressurization; airborne isolation rooms, protective environment rooms, and other areas requiring high level air separation

Speaker: David Cyr, P.Eng., Mechanical Engineer, Partner, LaPorte Engineering Inc.

April 19, 2017

Engineered Infection Protection – Standards, Guidelines, U.S. Trend & Innovations

Speaker: Barry Hunt, Pressident & CEO, Class 1 Inc.

January 15, 2017

Infection Prevention and Control: Underscoring its Importance for Healthcare Engineers

Speaker: Titus Wong, Medical Micorbiologist, Infection Control Physician, Vancouver Coastal Health Elizabeth Bryce, Regional Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Vancouver Coastal Health

November 15, 2017

Infection Control: Air separation

Speaker: David Cyr, P.Eng, Mechanical Engineer, Partner, LaPorte Engineering Inc.

October 18, 2017

Energy Management in Healthcare – Case studies of Successful Projects

Speaker: Stephen Kooiman, P.Eng., MASc, Mechanical Team Lead, Prisom Engineering Robert Greenwald, P.Eng., President, Prism Engineering

June 21, 2017

Infection Control Risk Assessment – CSA Z317.13-17 – What’s New!

Speaker: Gordon Burrill, P.Eng, President, Teegor Consulting Inc.

May 17, 2017

Water Scarcity – Top 10 Strategies to Reduce Water Usage and Minimize Your Business Risk

Speaker: Patrick Racine, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Klenzoid Canada Inc. Mathew Bonarek, Business Development Manager, Klenzoid Canada Inc.

April 19, 2017

Engineered Infection Prevention – Standards, Guidelines, U.S. Trend & Innovations

Speaker: Barry Hunt, President & CEO, Class 1 Inc.

March 15, 2017

Managing Fire and Smoke Barriers in Today’s Healthcare Environment

Speaker: Kelly Mason, Director of Healthcare, Partnerships, Specified Technologies Inc. Eric DeAmorin, National Sales Manager of Canada, Specified Technologies Inc.

February 15, 2017

Infection Prevention & Control: Underscoring its Importance for Healthcare Engineers

Speaker: Titus Wong, Medical Microbiologist, Infection Control Physician, Vancouver Coastal Health Elizabeth Bryce, Regional Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Vancouver Coastal Health

January 18, 2017

The Medical Air Paradox

Speaker: Paul Edwards, Vice President, Medical Gas, Air Liquide Healthcare

November 16, 2016

ASHRAE’s Standard 188: Managing Waterborne Pathogens

Speaker: Steve Cutter, Linda Dickey

October 26, 2016

Re/Retro Commissioning in Healthcare

Speaker: Doug Dunn, Engineering Technologist, LEED AP

April 27, 2016

Infection Prevention & Control: Underscoring its Importance for Healthcare Engineers

Speaker: Kim Allain, Suzanne Rhodenizer Rose

March 23, 2016

Energy Exchange Opportunities Leveraging Building & Municipal Wastewater

Speaker: Rick Lawlor, International Waste Water Systems Inc.

April 29, 2015

Energy Efficiency, condensation control and personal protection starts with inspecting mechanical insulation

Speaker: Steve Clayman, B.Comm., Director of Energy Initiatives, Thermal Insulation Association of Canada

March 25, 2015

Medical Air: What You Need to Know

Speaker:  Paul Edwards, BCom, Vice President Sales, Marketing & Business Development, Air Liquide Healthcare

November 25, 2015

Proposed requirements for Z317.2-15 (HVAC)

Speaker: Gordon Burrill, President, Teegor Consulting Inc.; Nick Stark, Vice President Knowledge Management, HH Angus & Associates Limited

October 28, 2015

Combustible Piping in Health Care Facilities

Speaker: Gordon Lefort, Technical Representative, IPEX

Lessons Learned

Fire Code Requirements for the Use of Flammable and Combustible Liquids in Hospitals

Speaker: Lisa Miller, CET, Senior Associate, LRI Engineering Inc.

October 29, 2014

Effects of Climate Change on Healthcare

Speaker: David S. Burson, ALA, Senior Project Manager, Partners Healthcare

April 30, 2014

Advancing Infection Prevention during Construction and Renovation of Health Care Buildings

Speaker: Gordon Burrill, P.Eng., FASHE, CHFM, CHC, President, Teegor Consulting Inc.

March 26, 2014

MD 15161-2013, Control of Legionella in Mechanical Systems

Speaker: Michael Halpin, BSc., Certified HACCP Manager, Nalco, An Ecolab Company - Environmental Hygiene Services Division

September 30, 2014

2014 Conference Webinar

March 27, 2013

CVC vert bien fait

Speaker: Eugène Smithart, Trane Canada

April 24, 2013

Water, Mould & Sewage

Speaker: Graham Dick, Genesis Restoration

October 30, 2013

Emergency Management in Healthcare

Speaker: Norm Ferrier, Emergency Management Consultant

March 7, 2012

Bill C-45: Perils and Opportunities

Speaker: Darcy MacPherson, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba

April 18, 2012

Firestopping

Speaker: John Hurley, National Manager, Canada, Specified Technologies Inc.

CSA Z7396.1-12: Protecting Patients from No Gas, Wrong Gas, and Bad Gas Situations

Speaker: Barry Hunt, President & CEO, Class 1 Inc.; Jeff Smith, Business Development, Hemisphere Engineering

March 30, 2011

Seeing the Whole Picture: The impact of the physical environment on outcomes, satisfaction, and financial performance

Speaker: Jeffrey A. Light

April 27, 2011

Energy savings through behavioral programs

Speaker: Miles Gregory

October 19, 2011

Project Management Tools and Strategies

Speaker: Herb Stiene, Sr. Project Program Manager, South West District Health Authority Nova Scotia

November 30, 2011

Overview of the New CSA Z8000 Hospital Design Standard

Speaker: Gordon Burrill, President, Teegor Consulting Inc.

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