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Innovation Adoption in The Construction Industry - Things to Think About

Innovation Adoption in The Construction Industry - Things to Think About

Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (PST)
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Fir Room, Delbrook Community Recreation Center
851 West Queens Road
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V7N 4C2

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IEBCA Technical Seminar: 
Innovation Adoption in The Construction Industry

(Registration required - Please see notes below.)
Event Description:

Please join the Iranian Engineers of BC Association (IEBCA) in an informative in-person presentation by Puyan A. Zadeh from University of British Columbia (UBC). The presentation is in English, and members of Engineers and Geoscientists BC may claim 1 Continuing Education (CE) Hour for attending the event.
Adoption of any innovation can not only provide valuable benefits to projects and organizations but it also can potentially lead to massive disruptions and risks. Considering the fact that not all projects and organizations can have the same benefits of certain Innovations, it is essential to know the potential benefits, and how to assess the impact of any innovation adoption before making a major decision. In this talk, Dr. Zadeh will discuss the impacts of innovation adoption on individual practitioners, construction organizations, and construction projects. By providing different practical examples from the construction industry, he will highlight important key factors related to innovation adoption. With this talk, the audience should be better prepared to approach new innovation with a clear assessment roadmap introduced by the speaker.


Puyan A. Zadeh, Dr.-Ing.
Researcher & Instructor
Department of Civil Engineering
University of British Columbia
Dr. Puyan A. Zadeh is a building innovation specialist, the founder of “Pyramoon Innovations'', and a Research Associate/Seasonal Instructor at UBC’s Project and Construction Management (PCM) group of Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC) since fall 2017. He joined UBC as a postdoctoral fellow in late 2013. He obtained his B.Sc. (2001) in Civil Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran, and earned both his M.Sc. (2007) and Dr.-Ing. (2012) in “Informatics in Civil Engineering” from Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUDa), Darmstadt, Germany. His recent research at UBC covers a wide range of topics related to the “innovation in construction” including BIM-based design and coordination, application of IPD and Lean Construction, AI-driven algorithms for AECO, Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Facility Management (FM), Digital Fabrication and Modular Construction, as well as XR (AR/VR/MR) for Construction.

Schedule of the Program:
  • 2:00 – 2:15 pm – Check-in & Networking
  • 2:15 – 3:00 pm – Introduction and Presentation
  • 3:00 – 3:15 pm – Q/A Session
  • 3:15 – 3:30 pm – Networking & Experience Sharing

Fir Room (First Floor), Delbrook Community Recreation Center
851 W Queens Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7N 4E3

Registration Fee:  Free

Important Notes: 
The event is free of charge; however, registration is required (link below). Besides, due to COVID-19 still being around, by registering for the event, you agree that:
  1. As a meeting attendee, you confirm that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  2. You will refrain from attending the event, should you suspect that your attendance might impose any risk (e.g., due to COVID-19 matters) to the health of other attendees.
  3. Meeting attendees are not required to wear a mask; however, should individuals prefer to wear a face mask, their choice is respected. 
  4. You waive or give up certain legal rights, including the right of suing IEBCA and its staff and volunteers for neglect, breach of contract or liability legislation or claim compensation following an accident or unexpected illness.
  5. During the event, photos will be taken for the purpose of IEBCA's media, including newsletter, social networking platforms and reports. By registering for the event, you agree to release liability for IEBCA and its volunteers, including Board members, regarding the use of the photos.

If you face any issues while registering for the event, please send an email to info@iebca.ca.

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The annual membership is from November 1st to October 31st, and the membership fee for a Full Member is only $30. Please note that, according to section II.4 of the Bylaws of IEBCA: "A person ceases to be a member of the society ....... on having been a member not in good standing for 12 consecutive months." This means that if a member has not paid his/her membership for more than a year, no membership may be claimed. 

As well, Section II.12 states: "A Full Member shall be entitled to vote for the election of and eligible to hold office as a Director of the Society if he/she is a member in good standing at least three (3) months or six (6) months respectively, prior to the date of the general meeting during which the election is held.".

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Important News about Past and New Members of IEBCA:

If you have not renewed your membership last year or earlier, or you would like to join IEBCA for the first time: The Board of Directors of IEBCA passed a resolution in its September meeting that allows you pay your membership fee now, and it will cover your membership from now until October 31, 2023

Thank you for supporting your IEBCA.
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Fir Room, Delbrook Community Recreation Center
851 West Queens Road
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V7N 4C2

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