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Previous Webinars

Past workshops and webinars focused on the conservation, restoration and reuse of historic buildings in Saskatchewan.

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1. 2021 Webinars

Giving historic buildings new life can be a profitable investment for developers and deliver many benefits to communities. However, these projects can present unique challenges compared to new builds.

Adaptive Reuse: The Ingredients for Successfully Redeveloping Historic Buildings webinars will provide valuable insights and advice for navigating the financial, regulatory and technical requirements for the successful redevelopment of a historic building.

The Developer's Perspective video

Adaptive Reuse – The Developer's Perspective

Topics: Identifying viable projects, financing, regulatory considerations, construction challenges.
Presenter: Ross Keith, founder of Nicor Group, a Regina-based property development and management firm with a large portfolio of redeveloped historic buildings.

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Building Codes video

Adaptive Reuse and Building Codes

Topic: Satisfying code requirements and preserving a building's heritage features.
Presenters: Murray Fischer, Building Safety Manager, City of Brandon; Brant Hryhorczuk, Heritage Building Conservation Officer, Heritage Conservation Branch.

Presentation document

The Municipality's Role video

Adaptive Reuse – The Municipality's Role

Topics: Community benefits of adaptive reuse, municipal tools for supporting adaptive reuse.
Presenter: Michael Ruus, Director of Planning and Development, Cape Breton Regional Municipality; former General Manager of Planning and Growth Development, City of Swift Current.

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Archaeological Considerations video

Adaptive Reuse – Archaeological Considerations

Topic: Protection and commemoration of archaeological materials found in association with historic buildings should be considered in reuse planning and management.
Presenters: Kim Cloutier, Archaeologist; Lorna Dmyterko, Provincial Archaeology Inventory Specialist; Tom Richards, Senior Archaeologist, Heritage Conservation Branch.

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