Construction Specification Canada – Vancouver Chapter

Annual Construction Fair

Mark your calendar to attend the annual CSC Construction Fair: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place. With more than one hundred local manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of construction products, this “Simple but Revealing” approach will enable attendees to gather product and technical information for their next specification, architectural design or construction project – all under one roof. For more information on this free event, go to

Cobalt Engineering LLP

Client Seminar Series: TELUS Garden – Integrated Design

TELUS Garden, to be located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, will incorporate a LEED Platinum 24-storey signature office tower – the first of its kind in Canada – along with a LEED Gold 53-storey residential tower with more than 425 green homes, and retail space. When completed, the project will use at least 30 per cent less energy than a standard development of its size through the use of innovative technologies and practices. It will transfer excess heat from one building to another as needed, use solar panels to power some infrastructure, and capture rainwater for toilets and garden irrigation. Located adjacent to SkyTrain, there will be facilities for bicycles and charging stations for electric cars. Join Associate Partner Gary Rhode, LEED AP, as he discusses the successes and lessons learned in developing an efficient, integrated system for TELUS Garden. It takes place on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 12 noon- 1:00 p.m. at the Cobalt Engineering office, Suite 180 – 200 Granville Street, Vancouver. Register online at

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IDIBC Garage Sale

The Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia invites you to its annual “Not Your Neighbourhood Garage Sale”. Local business have donated a wide assortment of designer  furnishing including furniture, carpets, fabric, wall covering, lighting, flooring, fixtures, art and accessories. Brand-name items will be available at a fraction of their retail price with proceeds going to benefit Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver. Takes place on Sunday, June 24, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Vancouver ReStore, 69 West 69th Avenue.