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.
Exhibitor Door Prize Sponsors and Draw Winners
Adria Contract Seating
Allan Forrest Sales Ltd.
Dundas Matheson Architectural Products
Erv Parent Company
Forbo Flooring Systems
Spectrum Brands (Weiser Locks)
Upper Canada Forest Products
The Urban Painter
Wallworks Acoustic Architectural Products Inc.
2019 Exhibitor Directories