Council Meeting on Monday, April 2

Please be advised of a special meeting of AIBC Council to take place Monday, April 2, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the AIBC Offices. This meeting is for the single purpose of considering bylaw changes initially brought to council by the Bylaw Review Committee in February 2012.  Council will consider member feedback on the proposed bylaws, including that received during the online and live information session hosted by the Bylaw Review Committee on March 28. Any bylaw recommendations may be brought forth to the May 12, 2012 Annual Meeting for a member vote. Any bylaw amendment requires a special 2/3 majority of member support. As with any AIBC Council meeting, members, associates and the public are welcomed to attend. We do ask that you confirm your attendance in advance by contacting Executive Assistant Katherine Rau by e-mail ( or phone (604-683-8588, #335).

Click here for the detailed background memorandum on the proposed bylaw amendments.

Candidates for 2012/2013 AIBC Council

Following the close of the official nomination period for the 2012/2013 AIBC Council on Thursday afternoon, 11 members will be vying for the five available architect representative positions on council this year. They are:

  • Laurence W. (Chip) Barrett MAIBC
  • Bruce (Ian) Bazley MAIBC
  • Imu Chan MAIBC
  • Michael Green MAIBC
  • Joan Hendriks MAIBC
  • Loy J. Leyland MAIBC
  • Christine Anne Lintott MAIBC
  • Calvin Bruce (Cal) Meiklejohn MAIBC
  • Gordon Richards MAIBC
  • John W. Scott MAIBC
  • Lynne Werker MAIBC

To review the official nomination forms and personal statements for each election candidate, go here. In addition, uncontested nominations for the Architectural Technologist and Building Designer / Residential Designer liaison positions will see the return of both Michael Currie AT and David Boswell BD respectively. As there were no nominations received for the Intern Architect liaison position by the close of the nomination period, the newly-elected AIBC Council will have the authority to appoint one as it sees fit.

In the coming weeks, members will receive in the mail a comprehensive election package including candidate information and ballots. Voting will close at the start of the 2012 Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 12.

2012 AIBC Architectural Awards – Extended Registration Deadline: April 12, 4:30 PST

  • Registration Deadline (Extended): April 12, 4:30 PST
  • Submission Deadline: April 16, 4:30 PST

Each year, the Architectural Institute of British Columbia showcases the best in B.C. architecture through its awards program. While honours are given out in a number of distinct award categories, there is one common element: Excellence. For submission details, please visit here.

Construction Specifications Canada (Vancouver Chapter) – The Architectural Woodwork Standards – Answers for Specification Writers and Design Professionals

Jim Taylor of the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada will share a step-by-step approach to specifying architectural woodwork while avoiding the pitfalls of unnecessary and/or conflicting specifications. As an example, the specification for wood doors (Section 081400) will be discussed and written using a complimentary Architectural Woodwork Standards Manual. This breakfast meeting takes place Thursday, April 19, 2012, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. at the Sandman Hotel, 180 West Georgia, Vancouver. Register online at

1 Core LU

Simon Fraser University City Program – Pricing Our Roads: What Can Metro Vancouver Learn From Seattle?

Having recently introduced tolls on the Washington State Route 520 bridge with no new capacity, the Seattle region is beginning to learn something about the impact of such a decision. How does reality compare with what the models say? How will those results affect regional plans? And what does this mean for their political decisions? For instance, should toll revenues support non-road investments? Matthew Kitchen, a policy analyst on the Puget Sound Regional Council, will share his in-depth understanding of their research, experiments, and real-life examples while describing what has happened, what they’re learning, and what the implications may be for the future. It takes place Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Simon Fraser University Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street. Registration details are available online at

1.5 Non-core LUs

Vancouver Island Construction Association (Victoria) – How to Avoid Tendering Process Pitfalls

Learn how BidCentral, an online source of construction industry products and services, facilitates a “one-stop shop” approach to delivering projects to market and strategically leveraging on-line bidding to enhance compliance and value. Sessions include: Project Delivery and Market Update (Greg Baynton, VICA); How to Stay Out of the Construction Procurement Spotlight! (Diana Lucas, Contract & Procurement Services, Financial Services Branch – Ministry of Education); How Should I Handle These Bidding Situations? (Mike Demers, Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP); and How to Reduce Your Risk with Online Bidding! (Steve Sulpher, Infinite Source). It takes place Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the B.C. Construction Association, 401-655 Tyee Road, Victoria. Register online for this complimentary workshop at

Core LUs available

Vancouver Island Construction Association (Victoria) – Contract Law with Tyler Galbraith LL.B: The Pitfalls of the Process – From Tender to Contract Completion

In this three-hour workshop. Tyler Galbraith LL.B will discuss specific tender clauses such as: discretion; privilege; negotiation and limitation of liability clauses; the three P’s (Parties, Price and Place) of contracts; bid, performance; and labour and material bonds. It takes place on Monday, April 2, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at Vancouver Island Construction, 1075 Alston Street, Victoria. Register online at

3 Core LUs