Urban Encounters 2019


A huge thank you to all of our attendees, exhibitors, prize donors, our CEU Speaker, Kim Karn, and sponsors for supporting Urban Encounters 2019 trade show!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - Edmonton Expo Centre, Northlands Park, Edmonton

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - BMO Centre Stampede Park, Calgary

Urban Encounters is Alberta's premier Interior Design trade show hosted in both Edmonton and Calgary each year.

This trade show connects the design and supply communities together in an informal, social atmosphere that inspires mutually beneficial client-vendor relationships.

Urban Encounters showcases the latest products and services for commercial and residential suppliers to the Interior Design community in Alberta.

CEU: Barrier-Free Accessibility with Kim Karn (1 CEU Non-IDCEC Credit)

The Barrier-Free Accessibility seminar is a basic level seminar which identifies the fundamental requirements of barrier-free design and is based on the National Building Code – 2019 Alberta Edition.  This seminar is appropriate for individuals who are new at applying the Building Code and persons looking for a refresher of barrier-free requirements.

This seminar includes a review of the following topics:

  • Path of travel: entrances, corridors, ramps, requirements, and exemptions;
  • Doors and doorways: widths and clearances, vestibules, hardware, sliding/pocket doors;
  • Washrooms: design requirements, new construction vs. renovations;
  • New requirements for Physicians Clinics and Offices, and;
  • Barrier-free relaxations, application procedure, and fees.

About Kim Karn

Kim brings over 17 years of experience working with Provincial, National & International Building Codes and standards.  Kim refined her skills as a Code consultant in Ontario, and subsequently Alberta, with Larden Muniak Consulting Inc.  Kim provided in-house consulting services for Riddell Kurcazba Architecture Engineering Interior Design Ltd. before incorporating her own consulting firm, Kimberly Karn Consulting Inc., in October 2015.

With this knowledge, Kim provides analysis of compliance for existing and proposed building designs, focusing on life- and fire-safety.  Kim has performed Code reviews, developed alternative solutions and has conducted audits and life safety studies for many projects ranging from commercial, residential, health care, arenas, and industrial buildings.

Kim has developed and presented continuing education seminars related to Building Code and life safety subject matter since 2004.  Kim has presented seminars for Alberta WoodWorks!, BuildEx, IIDEX, Interior Designers of Canada, Safety Codes Council and various architectural firms.

2019 Sponsors

Exhibitor Door Prize Sponsors and Draw Winners

Decorative Wall Art
Edmonton - Michelle Pollock
Calgary - Rachel Cullen

Adria Contract Seating
Breeze Patio Set of 4
Calgary - Edward Tsang

Allan Forrest Sales Ltd.
Mr. Steam Electric Towel Warmer
Edmonton - Jennifer Buchanan

Beaulieu Canada
Gift Basket
Edmonton - Erin West
Calgary - Jessica Moody

CF Interiors
Studio 4 Canvas Print
Calgary - Sarah Whittal

Michael Aram Kebeb and Skewer Set
Edmonton - Gena Heydanus
Michael Aram Casserole Dish
Calgary - Shannon Lalonde

$100 Pampas GC
Edmonton - Lisa Hering

Dundas Matheson Architectural Products
Ideapaint Dry Erase Paint
Edmonton - Sydney Shewchuk
Calgary - Desiree Phillip

Erv Parent Company
$100 GC, chocolate, and wine
Edmonton - Barb Nault

Forbo Flooring Systems
$100 Keg GC
Edmonton - Nichole Kennard

$30 Pampa GC and Cineplex Movie Passes
Edmonton - Jaimy Beaudoin

Lancashire Distribution
Tile Mate
Calgary - Cherelyn Williams

Kitchen Faucet
Edmonton - Trina Larsen

Mohawk Group
Bose Soundlink Waterproof Micro Speaker
Edmonton - Alison Fontaine
Calgary - Anna Scurfield

Spectrum Brands (Weiser Locks)
Weiser Kevo Smart Lock
Edmonton - Anita Sahota
Calgary - April Sereda

Kate Spade Purse
Edmonton - Heidi Wong
Calgary - Sheena Trip de Roche

Upper Canada Forest Products
Swarovski Bracelet
Edmonton - Dayna Wells
Calgary - Mandy Haupt

The Urban Painter
2 Calgary Flames Tickets
Calgary - Jennifer Anderson Brown

Wallworks Acoustic Architectural Products Inc.
$100 Bundok GC
Edmonton - Alicia Hobbs
$100 Lulu's GC
Calgary - Chris Salas

2019 Exhibitor Directories