2013 IES Illumination Awards

Entries are invited for the Illuminating Engineering Society’s annual Illumination Awards. This international awards program, open to any qualified entrant without limitations as to professional affiliation, recognizes professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design. Award categories include:

  • The Control Innovation Award – for lighting projects that exemplify the effective use of lighting controls in non-residential applications.
  • The Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award – for interior lighting design
  • The Paul Waterbury Award – for outdoor lighting design
  • The Aileen Page Cutler Memorial Award – for residential lighting design
  • The Energy and Environmental Design Award – recognizing quality lighting installations in commercial and industrial buildings that incorporate advanced energy-saving strategies and environmentally responsible solutions into the overall design.

Recipients will be chosen by a panel of judges representing a broad professional spectrum with knowledge of lighting and design. Submissions can be made online from Monday, January 7 to Thursday, February 7. For submission criteria and to enter, go to http://www.ies.org/.

British Columbia Building Envelope Council

Building Enclosure Practice Guidelines (Victoria)

In this lunch presentation, Mike Wilson M.Eng P.Eng BEP RDH Building Engineering will provide an overview of the recently published APEGBC Building Enclosure Practice Guidelines endorsed by the governing councils of both the AIBC and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. The guidelines set out standards of practice that a building enclosure engineer should follow and meet when providing building enclosure engineering services for building projects. They reflect the current state of practice in jurisdictions where application of independent building science expertise is both mandatory and mature. The logic and contents of the guideline will be of interest to all  practitioners and building code authorities. Of particular interest to industry stakeholders is the recommended practice associated with letters of assurance in relationship to enclosure engineering. This presentation takes place Monday, January 14, 2013, 12:00 noon- 1:30 p.m. at Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street, Victoria. To register, visit http://www.bcbec.com/seminars.php.

1 Core LU



Glazing Installation: Structural vs. Building Envelope

In this presentation, Mark Layton P.Eng. PE of Layton Consulting will review structural glazing requirements and how they pertain to the building envelope. In an effort to bridge the gap between building envelope requirements and structural requirements of the glazing systems, this discussion will include an overview of structural connection details, component tie-in and other fastening that requires penetration of the building envelope. Learn about the various glass types, when they should be used, and how to check for them. Glass guardrails, guard caps and handrail attachments – with their respective requirements – will also be covered, It takes place Thursday, January 17, 2013, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver. Register online at http://www.bcbec.com/seminars.php. Lunch will be provided.

1 Core LU

Simon Fraser University – City Program

Real Estate Development from the Inside Out (CITY755)
This course provides insight into the industry for people who deal with real estate developers. It is also suited to those who want to learn how the development industry is structured, how it functions, who the players are, what motivates them, and how they interact. Participants will learn about the history of real estate development as well as key factors affecting the industry. Forms of development ownership, potential partners, and the development process will also be discussed. Learn how value is added to land, residual land calculations, development requirements, and form of control. The course will also cover funding sources while helping you to understand the market and types of projects. It takes place over six sessions from Monday, February 18 to March 25, 2013, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at S.F.U. Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver. For more information and to register, visit http://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/courses/city/real-estate-development-from-the-inside-out.html.

 18 Non-core LUs


How Photography Can Enhance the Professional Practice of Architecture, Urban Planning, and Design (CITY243)
Skillful photography can enhance proposals, provide more accurate site and context evaluation, clarify and improve all kinds of communications, reduce time and construction costs, record progress, assist post-occupancy surveys, and help win awards. In this course, Richard Hulbert Architect AIBC will provide a basic understanding of how people visually perceive their environments while illustrating how photography can improve your skills and final product. It takes place Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at S.F.U. Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver. For more information and to register, visit http://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/courses/city/how-photography-enhances-professional-practices.html.

 7.5 Non-core LUs


The Next Course: Creating the Future Friendly Restaurant (CITY 249/250)
A vibrant restaurant scene is one of the most widely appreciated and celebrated benefits of urban living. However, the current standard model for restaurant operations is also a robust consumer of resources—including energy, water, local products, transportation and more—with substantial costs to business and a significant impact on municipal infrastructure. Research suggests that city residents will come to depend on foodservice outlets for up to 30 per cent of their meals in coming years, underlining the need to re-imagine how restaurants can serve our communities successfully and sustainably. This course, over two half-days, will offer a tasty, practical guide to the creation of future-friendly restaurant concepts, design, and operations. It will draw on the results achieved by “The Next Day”, a project for the renovation and reinvention of Vancouver’s classic O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar on Robson Street into the stylishly sustainable forage restaurant. Experts in cutting-edge technology and design will join in a hands-on workshop to develop fresh ideas for “take-out” at their restaurant and foodservice businesses. The first day will focus on the design and installation of kitchen/back-of-house facilities that maximize energy conservation and related sustainable benefits. The second day will examine design and installation of service/front-of-house facilities that minimize environmental impact through sustainable materials and systems. Each day will conclude with a guided tour of The Next Course (TNC) project facility, forage at The Listel Hotel, followed by a light lunch and meet-and-greet with representatives from the project partners. It takes place Monday –and Tuesday, March 25-26, 2013, at the Listel Hotel, 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver. Register for one or both days of this seminar at http://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/courses/city/creating-the-future-friendly-restaurant.html.

Full Seminar: 7 Core LUs
Half-day Seminar: 3.5 Core LUs