Two If By Sea: Architectural Boat Tour

If you missed out on the inaugural AIBC Architectural Cycling Tour, which completely sold out, be sure sign up for the institute’s first ever Architectural Boat Tour. Riding the friendly waters of False Creek, this one-hour tour will explore Vancouver’s architectural evolution – from its oceanside origins and industrial roots to international showcase and acclaim as one of the world’s most desirable residential neighborhoods. See the city from a nautical perspective. The voyage of discovery takes place Saturday, September 21, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (check-in at 12:45 p.m.) starting at the Plaza of Nations Pier (750 Pacific Boulevard beside the Edgewater Casino). The cost is $20 per person, and space is limited. Please r.s.v.p. to For more information, click to view the Architectural Boat Tour Flyer.

Informa Canada

SustainaBUILD Conference

Be sure to register for this year’s SustainaBUILD Conference, Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The day’s informative program includes:

  • The Sustainable Experience 20 Years On — What Have We Learned
  • Building Sustainable Cities: Barriers & Opportunities
  • Which Materials Do We Use To Create The Ultimate Sustainable Building
  • Do I Feel Better In A Sustainable Building?
  • Sustainably Planned Neighbourhoods — What Are The Local Trends?
  • Transit Oriented Development: Three Perspectives of Sustainability

For the complete program, presenters and to register, click here.

6 Core LUs

Canadian Society of Marketing Professional Services

The Basics of Business Development in the A/E/C Marketplace

Do you know where to find new project leads and how to connect with clients? Whether you’re a seasoned business developer or new to the role, “The Basics of Business Development” will strengthen your skills and provide tools to build more business. Upon completing this interactive, day-long workshop, participants will be ahead of the game, armed with strategies, techniques and tools that will help develop and manage a successful business development program in any economy. It takes place Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver. For registration details, click here.

6.5 Non-core LUs

IDIBC Awards

Tickets are now available for the Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia’s annual Awards of Excellence Gala, taking place Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. Now in its 30th year, the awards program celebrates the outstanding design achievements of B.C.’s interior design community. This year’s evening event, titled “Shine”, will together more than 400 design, industry and media representatives. Tickets are $75 in advance ($60 for industry members; $30 for students), and $90 at the door. Doors open at 7:00 for cocktails and networking, with the awards presentations beginning at 8:00 followed by a reception. Space is limited; online purchases are available until September 18. Click here.

BC Building Code 2012: North American Fenestration Standard Clarification

A new North American Fenestration Standard bulletin (B13-06) has been issued to provide clarification on the wording of requirements relating to windows, doors, and skylights installed in Part 9 buildings, which must conform to NAFS by December 20, 2013.  It can be accessed by visiting the province’s Housing and Construction Standards web site by clicking here.