Power Strata Systems at BUILDEX VANCOUVER 2014 - Booth # 945

We are excited and busy getting prepared for exhibiting at BUILDEX VANCOUVER on February 19 and 20, 2014 at Vancouver Convention Centre West. As you may already know, BUILDEX is Western Canada's largest annual tradeshow and conference for Interior Design, Construction and Property Management industries.

You can learn about new and innovative products, materials, technologies and services in different categories and discover the very latest trends and technologies and meet environmentally friendly design/build standards through the seminars and visiting the exhibits at the show.

Click on the link below to get information on how to register to visit the exhibition area and attend the seminars of your choice:


Our booth number is 945 which is right next to Langara College booth and very close to the association area where CHOA and PAMA are located.

Looking forward to seeing you at the show!

Here is the list of PAMA sessions for your quick review:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 19 • 8:00am – 9:50am
    P01 - Legal Update for Strata Managers
    Updates on recent or significant litigation, changes in legislation and other current issues related to Strata Property Management.

    Adrienne Murray, Principal, Adrienne Murray Law
    Jennifer Neville, Lawyer, Hammerberg Lawyers LLP
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19 • 10:10am – 12:00pm
    P02 - Understanding Elder Law and Dealing with Older Adults and Tenants with Mental Capacity and Mental Health Issues
    Understanding Elder Law and Managing units occupied by older residents and tenants can give rise to some challenging ethical, legal and practical issues. This session will outline the scope of key laws, provide you with a lot of practical options, and survey all the key resource agencies you need to be aware of in order to respond with confidence, responsibility and compassion when you are concerned about a tenant or resident.

    Krista James, National Director, Canadian Centre for Elder Law
    Martha Jane Lewis, Executive Director, BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19 • 1:00pm – 3:00pm
    P03 - Rental – Over and Out: Re-possessing a Rental Property through Direct Request
    Rent unpaid? What's the fastest way to recover your property without a participatory hearing? What is the Direct Request procedure with the Residential Tenancy Branch? When is this procedure available to landlords? How does a landlord repossess a rental property after obtaining an Order of Possession? In this seminar, Al Kemp, President of A.G. Kemp Associates Inc., and Lisa Mackie, Associate Lawyer with Alexander Holburn, will give participants the opportunity to navigate an eviction from completing the Notice to End Tenancy, to filing a Direct Request application, to enforcing an Order of Possession. Join Al and Lisa in this informative and interactive seminar. But wait...there's more! Participants will also have the chance to play a round of "Stump the Experts" for prizes and, of course, bragging rights.

    Al Kemp, President, A.G. Kemp & Associates
    Lisa Mackie, Associate, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang
  • Thursday, Feb. 20 • 8:00am – 9:50am
    P04 - Contracts and Alterations by Strata Owners
    How should a strata council and a strata agent react when an owner requests an alteration to a strata lot, to common property or to limited common property? What happens if the owner makes an alteration to common property without permission? Alterations are a flash point between owners and strata corporations. Elaine McCormack, from Alexander Beaudin + Lang LLP is a lawyer, mediator and chartered arbitrator who has been assisting those in the strata industry with resolving disputes for over twenty years.

    Elaine McCormack, Associate Counsel, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang
  • Thursday, Feb. 20 • 10:10am – 12:00pm
    P05 - LLLLLLLLLLLet's Get Ready to Rumble! Proxy Fights at Strata General Meetings
    When stratas are faced with costly repairs, the owners often split into factions: those who want to get the repairs done and those who don't. These factions will clash at contentious general meetings and proxies will usually determine the outcome of the battle and the future of the strata. This session explores key issues in voting and proxies at strata general meetings.

    Veronica Franco, Partner, Clark Wilson LLP
    Paul Mendes, Partner, Lesperance Mendes
  • Thursday, Feb. 20 • 1:00pm – 3:00pm
    P06 - How To Understand And Administer A Depreciation Report Once It Is Received By A Strata Corporation
    This session will provide property managers with invaluable information for managing depreciation reports including a greater understanding of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process to obtain quotes and a review of the new depreciation legislation. Attendees will also learn how to maintain a corporate history for future owners and council members. A must for any property manager working with strata corporations!

    David Albrice, BSc. (Hons) URP, RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
    Tony Gioventu, Executive Director, CHOA

Stay tuned for our limited time special promotion for the tradeshow!