MOTIVATE@NAIT - Building Smart For the Future

Sponsored by Cisco Systems Canada, NAIT holds an annual speaker series and architectural design competition to explore the latest ideas, trends, concepts and designs in smart building. Join us to learn more at the virtual event MOTIVATE@NAIT - Building Smart for the Future.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
2 to 3 p.m. via Cisco WebEx

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Event speakers

William MacGowan, P.Eng., CEM

Director, Digital Buildings, Cisco Canada

The Digitization of Real Estate and Power of Data Platforms



Lori O'Malley, P.Eng., M.A.Sc., LEED Green Associate

Building Envelope Engineering Specialist, PCL Construction

´╗┐Building Envelope Performance

Roberta Kowalishin, BCom, MBA, CISSP

Associate, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Dialog

´╗┐Designing the Future – Community, Collaboration, Complexity and Connection

Stephen Montgomery, P.Eng., LEED AP

Building Systems Pursuit Manager / Sustainable Construction Advisor, PCL Construction

´╗┐Merging Form with Function – The Modern Building as a Device

Architectural design competition

Cross-functional student teams, from Architectural Technology, Alternative Energy Technology, Interior Design Technology,  Landscape Architectural Technology  and information technology programs, collaborate to develop smart building designs, ideas and concepts. Student teams compete for several individual and team awards thanks to the generosity of Cisco Systems Canada. The first place team for overall best design will share their award-winning concept at the MOTIVATE@NAIT – Building Smart for the Future event.

Browse smart home designs showcasing the innovation and talent of our 5 student teams:

Team 1: SCLAAJK Development
A secure smart home concept incorporating solar PV, environmentally friendly materials and clean design.

Team 2: Much Sauce
A high functioning building envelope that can comfortably suit families of the Blatchford neighbourhood for generations.

Team 3: Team Easy Go 'In
Features a highly efficient thermal envelope, innovative energy systems and intuitive smart features - all controllable from a smartphone.

Team 4: Co Exist
A design incorporating eco-friendly materials and net-zero standards to minimize thermal bridging and save energy required for the building.

Team 5: The 6 Musketeers
A seamless design inside and out that integrates interior design, smart technology and energy generation complete with a green roof top.

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