Interior Design Morning at Buildex Vancouver: Thurs. Feb. 13

Join IDIBC and YVR Design community at Buildex for a morning of education and networking! You can attend one or all of the seminars below.

All seminars qualify for IDCEC approved CEUs.



Breakfast registration:  7:15 – 7:45 am (buffet breakfast)

Breakfast seminar:        7:45 – 8:45 am

Seminar 1 VBBL:.           9:00 – 11:00am

Seminar 2 Millwork:      11:30 – 12:30 pm


Breakfast seminar: How Interior Designers Can Build Resilience and Better Handle Stress

Presenter: Geoff Scales, Principal and Lead Consultant, Dialogik Creative Leadership

According to a recent study, Interior Designers experience job related burn out and are more susceptible to cynicism and exhaustion at a rate second only to nurses and high-level health professionals. The World Health Organization calls stress the “global health epidemic of the 21st century” and the negative impacts of high stress and burnout are well documented. The key to overcoming this growing threat to our well-being is learning how to build resilience and shifting our behaviour to better respond to stress.Most of us operate in an increasingly complex, fast-paced and demanding workplace. We work in an “always-on” culture that encourages us to work anytime from anywhere, and we are feeling the impact.Learn to become more resilient.

This interactive, experiential session will explore how we can build resilience and increase our capacity to better respond to rising levels of stress and burnout. Participants will be invited to slow down, reflect and assess their own personal sources of stress; they will learn what contributes to resilience; and they will be challenged to select new behaviours to start building their own personal resilience.

One HSW IDCEC approved CEU

To register, see the Eventbrite site.

Seminar 1: VBBL – Practical Guide to Code Update for Interior Designers

Presenter: Sunny Ghataurah, President of AES Engineering

Understanding relevant changes to the legally adopted VBBL 2019 will help you with practical aspects of getting your permit applications with the City of Vancouver. Essentially, navigating the technical requirements of the codes and their administrative provisions is a practical skill that can have a huge impact on the daily practice of interior designers. With ongoing updates to the codes and referenced standards, Part 10 of VBBL effective June 3, 2019 and VBBL effective November 1, 2019, the practice for obtaining permit approval is ever-evolving, and importance of this subject should not be underestimated. Join us for a practical discussion on the latest updates of the VBBL, specifically looking at the implications on the day-to-day implementation for interior designers.

Two IDCEC approved CEUs

To register, go to Buildex website and register for seminar T10


Seminar 2: Top Five Mistakes Interior Designers Make When Specifying Millwork

Presenter: Martin Berryman, Past President of AWMAC BC

Another woodwork project, another disappointing result. Talk about frustrating! After all the time put into detailing your drawings and including all the information needed, you still did not end up with the result you anticipated. This session is designed to help you end that cycle, reduce your stress level when drawing and specifying architectural woodwork, and put you in control of the outcome. We’ll look at some of the most common issues that interior designers encounter and provide tips, tricks and tools to help your next woodwork project turn out exactly how you envisioned.

One IDCEC approved CEUs

To register, go to Buildex website and register for seminar T16