Looking to maximize project capacity within your existing supply networks?

Want to know how to re-set contract relationships to help your business deliver more value to clients and extend your own potential?

The traditional construction supply chain evolved out of the need to interpret ambiguous design information and then negotiate scope and costs with the intent of distributing risk downstream.

In the face of labour shortages and high inflation, this session presents alternative procurement models and emerging technologies that can offer a path to breaking free from some of the limitations of traditional contract scopes.

Using his own story as a case study, Graham Blake will share how his Vancouver-based millwork company unlocked capacity, lowered risks and improved project outcomes for all parties involved.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to identify redundancies in scope and better allocate expertise on all sides.
  • Apply practical approaches to benefit and support GCs, trade contractors and the growth of the manufacturing and supply sector.
  • Learn about the opportunities to update your supply chain and procurement processes based on the Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) approach.


Graham Blake

Originally trained as a product designer, Graham founded Tidal Living Limited in 2009 shortly after making the permanent move to Vancouver from the UK.

Modelled closely on his previous London based multi-residential business of 10 years, Graham describes Tidal Living’s role today as that of a recording studio for architectural product. Responsible for capturing the land developers interior vision & brand, before readying it for industrial production and distribution to market.

An outspoken advocate for advanced technology adoption in the construction sector. In 2014 he co-founded Sitepay Systems to help drive further innovation in business intelligence and prompt payment options for trade businesses.


Presenting Sponsor


2018 Construction Leadership Forum

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Session Date: May 4, 2018
Session Time: 1:45 pm