Canadian Society for Marketing Professional Services

How Cloud-based Technologies Are Revolutionizing Client Interaction

In this hyper-paced mobile age, the ability to interact with customers, vendors and co-workers – from anywhere at any time – is redefining the communication toolset. At this seminar, you will learn how companies are using cloud-based tools like Box and Evernote to engage more customers and generate more business. As part of a panel presentation, Craig Faulkner of Unilogik Systems will feature real-world examples from two local professional firms that are utilizing cloud-based technologies in their professional service businesses. Learn more about:

  • When to use cloud-based tools for greater project team collaboration;
  • When not to use cloud-based tools;
  • How to explain and get buy in from your IT department; and
  • How to use Evernote, Box and other cloud-based tools to reach and provide better service to your clients.

It takes place Wednesday, March 20, 2013 , 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver. For more information and to register, visit Breakfast will be provided.

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ASHRAE 90.1 Update

The City of Vancouver has updated its ASHRAE 90.1 checklist and tutorial. These latest revisions are primarily focused on simplifying the submission process. The ASHRAE 90.1 – 2007 documentation process, introduced December 2011, and implemented March 1, 2012, was developed by the city in partnership with the AIBC and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia in order to improve building quality assurance, data gathering, and permit process implementation. To access the revised checklist and related tutorial, go to the “For Professionals” section of the city’s Application Forms and Checklists page at

Vancouver Real Estate Forum

The 19th Annual Vancouver Real Estate Forum takes place April 9, 2013 at the . Don’t miss this opportunity to network with more than 1000 delegates representing commercial, industrial, residential, retail and investment real estate from across BC and Canada. Leading Industry experts will discuss issues and challenges facing the real estate business today. Register online at to secure your seat at this traditionally sold-out event. Early bird registration ends on Monday, March 11, after which rates will increase. For further information regarding the Vancouver Real Estate Forum, visit

Change Coming to Chinatown’s Skyline

Sarah Fullbrook, BC Business
March 4, 2013

Last week Vancouver’s City Hall passed a motion allowing a sizable increase in the height restrictions to new developments in Chinatown. While much of the area has historically been subject to a 65-foot height cap, the first building to be approved under the new height rules is slotted to be a 17-storey residential building at the corner of Keefer St. and Main St., which will clock in at the new maximum height of 150 feet. More …

Employment Survey: Is Architecture Working? (UK)

BD’s survey of employment in architecture reveals a generation responding to hard times by going freelance, working part-time or even pursuing new careers outside the profession.
By Andrea Klettner, Building Design
March 7, 2013

Architecture’s real unemployment figures have always been difficult to pin down. The only solid data available is the number claiming jobseeker’s allowance seeking work as an architect. Since 2010 that number has dropped from a high of 1,500 to January’s 770, representing just 2% of the profession. But these relatively low numbers mask a much deeper problem. According to BD’s own survey, nearly 40% of architects in the UK have been made redundant since 2008. More …

New Registered Educational Provider: Cloverdale Paint Inc.

Cloverdale Paint Inc. was founded in 1933 with a commitment to quality and customer service. Today, the Canadian-owned company is one of North America’s largest regional paint and coatings manufacturers. To learn more about all AIBC Registered Educational Providers, go to: