New Registered Educational Providers

The AIBC is pleased to welcome the following to the institute’s Registered Educational Provider Program:

  • Roofing Contractors Association of British ColumbiaEstablished in 1958, RCABC is an association of professional roofing contractors, manufacturers and suppliers who are dedicated to the promotion and protection of the public interest in everything that relates to roofing. Currently, RCABC members and their well-trained and highly skilled employees install three out of every four roofs in the industrial, commercial and institutional construction sectors in B.C.

For more information on these and other AIBC Registered Educational Providers, visit the AIBC web site at

Tower Proposal Could be Turning Point For ‘Vancouverism’

By Tracy Sherlock, Vancouver Sun
April 13, 2012

Bjarke Ingels says architecture is like conducting a scientific experiment and being an explorer of ideas. The 37-year-old Danish architect was asked to design a tower specifically to fit a plot of land at Howe and Beach, wedged between arms of the Granville Bridge. Ingels, based in New York, says the site is “challenged, if not to say problematic.” More … 

A Building That Gives Back to The Earth

By Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun
April 13, 2012

The new child care building at Simon Fraser University is designed to collect more water than it flushes and generate enough energy to sustain itself and have some left over for its neighbours. More than just sustainable, the UniverCity Childcare Centre is poised to be a net contributor rather than a consumer of energy and precious resources. More … 

Council Considers Shipping Container Condo Project

By Lori Culbert, Vancouver Sun
April 13, 2012

Vancouver city council will consider next week whether to financially back a proposal to create social housing for Downtown Eastside women in recycled shipping containers – believed to be a first in Canada. Atira Women’s Resource Society has proposed to operate the 12-unit building as housing for women in need, on land it owns on Alexander Street. The 320-square-foot units would be created out of 12 shipping containers stacked three high, each with a private bathroom, in-suite laundry and a kitchen with a fridge, stove and dishwasher. More … 

Special Architecture Feature in Vancouver Sun

The AIBC is once again partnering with Pacific Newspaper Group to produce a special feature in the Vancouver Sun on Monday, May 14, 2012, highlighting this year’s AIBC Architectural Awards. The goal is to promote public awareness of the profession while highlighting leading architectural projects and professionals. You are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to promote your own company’s products or services through advertising in this special insert. For detailed information, click here. You can also contact Catherine Tickle at (604)605-2676 or

Conference Session Change: F15

The previous F15 session (Prefab Ascending: Sustainable Construction Through 3D Modeling and Digital Fabrication) has been changed. Now offered is Beyond Net Zero: An Innovative Approach With a Quadruple Bottom Line, an innovative look at true “net zero” project design and delivery, building on the success of a recent U.S. college campus project. Presenters include: Terry Williams PPAIBC PPRAIC AIA Honorary Fellow; Lance O’Donell AIA; and Patrick Thibaudeau CSI CCS AIA Associate LEED AP. Click here.