2012 AIBC Annual Meeting Responses

Following the Treasurer’s Report at the 2012 Annual Meeting, members were invited to ask questions with answers to be published at a later date. Those responses, prepared by Executive Director Michael Ernest Architect AIBC and the Manager of Finance and Administration Karen Morris CGA, are now available online. Please see: 2012_Annual_Meeting_Responses_FIN

Cobalt Engineering

Client Seminar Series: Building Systems Integration

In this presentation, Ivan Lee P.Eng. LEED AP will take a look at how new, evolving technologies synchronize to enhance building operations and maintenance. He will also discuss the pros and cons of integrated building systems along with the potential pitfalls of implementing such a system.  It takes place Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. at the Cobalt Vancouver office, Suite 180 – 200 Granville Street. Lunch will be provided. To register for this complimentary seminar, visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e6isv2kre7ffe82e&oseq=.

1 Core LU

LG Appointee Applications Invited

The provincial government is currently inviting applications from those interested in serving as Lieutenant Governor Appointees to AIBC Council. As representatives of the public, LG Appointees are selected by the provincial government’s Board Resourcing & Development Office through an open, transparent and consistent appointment process. Such appointments are governed by written appointment guidelines available through the BRDO web site (www.gov.bc.ca/brdo). While the particular skills sought may differ depending on issues faced and competencies needed, applicants should have the necessary personal attributes required to add value and provide support for management, effectively monitor the performance of management and the organization; and account for the performance of the organization. An understanding of, and commitment to, corporate governance is important. Appointees must also not be in a position of direct or indirect conflict of interest related to their responsibilities to the organization. This is a voluntary, part-time position without compensation. Those interested in being considered are invited to complete an expression of interest through the BRDO web site (Requisition #1760921): http://www.fin.gov.bc.ca/BRDO/adverts.asp. For additional information, contact Senior Analyst Natalya Brodie at (604) 775-1683.

World City Prize

The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is a biannual international award that honours outstanding achievements and contributions to the creation of liveable, vibrant and sustainable urban communities around the world. The prize, valued at $300,000, seeks to recognise cities and their key leaders and organisations for displaying foresight, good governance and innovation in tackling urban challenges to bring about social, economic and environmental community benefits in a holistic way. To facilitate the sharing of best practices in urban solutions that are easily replicable, emphasis is placed on practical and cost-effective solutions and ideas for the benefit of cities around the world to spur further innovation in the area of sustainable urban development. Nominations are accepted only from independent third parties including senior government officials, leading academics and officials of international organizations in relevant fields, and organisations and leaders in the fields of architecture, urban planning, housing, transport management, urban design, energy conservation, urban policy and management. The recipient will be invited to share his/her knowledge and experiences during the 2014 World Cities Summit in Singapore. The deadline for submission of nominations and citations is Friday, March 23, 2013. For detailed information and nomination forms, go online to http://www.leekuanyewworldcityprize.com.sg/guidelines.htm.