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State of Construction Industry

Speaker: Joe Ogilvie

Geared toward PM audience within the Construction industry, looking to get some insight on where the industry is heading, types of skills going to be required, what is in demand today and next 5 years. How to retool and reposition yourselves to take advantage of the climate and direction we are heading into. 

Macroeconomic overview: overall industry role in the Canadian economy 

• Microeconomic insights: state of the GTHA construction sector – the Toronto Phenomenon 

• Current Industry Challenges and Opportunities 

• State of the profession – Role of Project Manager and career paths 

• What lies ahead and the future of our industry - a fork in the road. 


Joe Ogilvie

Joe_Ogilvie.jpgJoe Ogilvie is a transformative leader at the forefront of innovation and sustainability in the construction industry. He brings 16 years of professional experience in systems optimization, green building and real estate development and finance. He has the unique ability to synthesize the technical functions of building MEP systems, structure and envelope with the pro forma constraints required to deliver buildings characterized by superior NOI/sf and NAV/sf with lower risk and environmental impact. 

As the National Director of High-Performance Buildings at Turner Construction, Joe maximizes value by making new and existing buildings high performance. These buildings integrate and optimize on a life-cycle basis all major high-performance attributes, including energy conservation, environment, safety, security, durability, accessibility, cost-benefit, productivity, sustainability, and occupant productivity.  Through convening the major project stakeholder perspectives – owner, architect, major consultants, FM, major trade partners and others, Joe is able to mobilize the required resources, capabilities and expertise to customize and deliver preconstruction programs that set up projects for seamless execution.

Joe also brings his expertise to educate and inspire the next generation of industry professionals as a lecturer at Schulich School of Business’ Brookfield Centre for Real estate, and as an instructor for Project Management at the University of Toronto. Joe delivers powerful, dynamic, and engaging lessons that help develop management and communication skills teaches the implementation of strategy and change and provides insight into the possibilities of Real Estate and Construction into the future.

In 2002, Joe earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and his Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics at Morehouse College. 

Fees: (subject to HST)

PMI Toronto Members - $20.00

Non-Members and Guests - $30.00

PDUs: 2.0 (1.0 Leadership, 1.0 Strategic)


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Type of activity: PMI Toronto Construction Community

Date: 20 June 2019

Hour: 18:00 to 21:00

# of PDUs: 2.0


Members: $20.00

Non members and Guests: $30.00


Duke of Kent Pub 2315 Yonge Street M4P 2C6

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