Canadian Healthcare Construction Course

Are you a construction professional working in the healthcare market or are you looking to expand into this area?


The Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES), in conjunction with the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), is offering the only course in Canada designed to meet the unique needs of healthcare construction professionals. Course sessions will address information on contemporary issues related to construction and renovation within the Canadian healthcare environment.

Be one of the elite in the healthcare construction field by earning your Healthcare Construction Certificate, giving you and your company a competitive edge when negotiating contracts with healthcare facilities.



  • Planning, design and construction (PDC) process
  • Building and fire codes
  • Infection control
  • Mechanical and plumbing systems
  • Medical gas systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Construction risk assessment and special environments
  • Commissioning
  • Owner expectations of designers and constructors


At the end of the program you will be given a Healthcare Construction Certificate documenting your participation. (This certificate is valid for three years.)


The session is ideal for: Construction professionals working in the healthcare market or looking to expand into this market being one of the elite in the healthcare construction market by earning your Healthcare Construction Certificate, giving you and your company a competitive edge when negotiating contracts with healthcare facilities.  Including:

  • Contractors (general and trades)
  • Facility Managers
  • Design Consultants (engineers and architects)


Click here to view the Canadian Healthcare Construction Course Program Outline.


This is a two-day event: March 12 (8:00 – 5:00) and March 13 (8:00 – 4:00).

A light breakfast and lunch will be included both days.



Gordon Burrill, President, Teegor Consulting Inc.

Gordon D. Burrill, P.Eng., CCHFM, FASHE, CHFM, CHC, is President of Teegor Consulting Inc., an international consulting firm specializing in healthcare engineering and construction. He spent 13 years as a design engineer, followed by seven years as Director of Engineering for a New Brunswick health authority before branching out to Teegor Consulting Inc. in August of 2004. Gordon is a registered Professional Engineer with 30 years experience in the design, construction, operations and maintenance of healthcare facilities. He has served on committees with the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes and is a member of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, a member of the National Fire Protection Association’s Health Care Section, a former Council Member of the International Federation of Hospital Engineering and Past President of the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society. Gordon is the current Chair of the Canadian Standards Association’s Technical Committee for Health Care Facilities and is active as a contributor, committee member and committee leader on over a dozen different CSA technical subcommittees pertaining to healthcare facility design and operation.


George Pankiw, Site Manager, Facilities Management, Hamilton Health Sciences

George Pankiw, P.Eng., CCHFM, SASHE, CHFM, graduated from Royal Military College of Canada with a degree in Civil Engineering. He spent 20 years in the Canadian Forces as a military engineer working in various roles. George then began working in healthcare where his experience included positions at the Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital, Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, Brant Community Healthcare System in Brantford, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and Halton Healthcare Services in Oakville. He has also worked in the P3 field as a facilities manager.

George is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, holds the Canadian Certified Healthcare Facility Manager designation from the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) and is the first person in Canada to acquire the Certified Healthcare Facility Manager designation from the American Hospital Association (AHA). He has been actively involved in both CHES and American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) for the past 15 years, including as Past Chairperson Professional Development Committee (CHES), Past Chair Medical Gas Course Revision Sub-Committee (CHES), Past CHES Rep to CSA Technical Sub-Committee on Medical Gases Systems and NFPA 99 Gas Distribution Workgroup Revision Committee (ASHE). George is currently a member of both the Canadian Certified Healthcare Facility Manager Certification Advisory Panel and the Canadian Healthcare Construction Course Sub Committee. George is an instructor for the CSA Z317.13 standard on Infection control in construction, renovation, maintenance and repair and for the CHES Canadian Healthcare Construction Course.


Jeff Smith, Principal, MCW Hemisphere Ltd.

Jeff has been involved in healthcare and medical gas projects for the past 25 years in roles relating to consultant, sales, product management/marketing, business development and installation services relating to medical gas systems, specialty gases and cryogenics. He has been active in the CSA Standards relating to Medical Gas Systems since the early 1990s and currently participates as a member of the TSC for Z7396.1. Presently, Jeff is a Principal for MCW Hemisphere Ltd., a mechanical and electrical engineering consulting firm with offices across Canada, and remains focused on medical gas designs and specialty healthcare systems. In addition, Jeff has developed training courses and presentations focusing on medical gases, designed to provide a better understanding and educate those who either design, install or are involved with this important life safety delivery system.

  • March 12, 2019 - March 13, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Price Qty
Attendees (WCA Member)show details + $775.00 (CAD)*  
Attendees (Non-Member)show details + $1,000.00 (CAD)*  

* price includes taxes

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Venue:   Winnipeg Construction Association - Burnell Room

1447 Waverley St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 0P7