Additional Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 8

Please be advised of a public meeting of AIBC Council to take place Tuesday, October 8, 11:00 a.m. at the AIBC Offices. This additional meeting, in advance of the scheduled November meeting, is for the purpose of reporting on recent discussions with the Ministry of Advanced Education, establishing a date for the institute’s 2014 Annual Meeting, and considering a recommendation from council’s Associates Task Force specific to new designations for AIBC registrants in the associate categories. As with any AIBC Council meeting, members, associates and the public are welcomed to attend. We do ask that you confirm your attendance in advance by contacting Executive Coordinator Tracy Tough by e-mail ( or phone (604-683-8588, #335). Click here to view the meeting agenda.

New Registered Educational Provider: IMASCO Minerals Inc.

IMASCO helps to meet the needs of those in the building, manufacturing, agriculture and horticulture industries. From its network of mineral rich deposits, it extracts calcium carbonate for animal feeds, horticulture and the manufacture of stucco and EIFs products. The company’s Surrey-based manufacturing plant serves Western Canada and the Northwestern United States. Learn more about all Registered Educational Providers by clicking here.

Slow Growth Expected in 2013

By Richard Gilbert, Journal of Commerce
October 2, 12013

The BC construction industry will expand slowly and then shift to much faster growth over the next five years, while the overall economy will be sluggish in 2013 and gain strength in 2014 and beyond. “With non-residential construction, the projects are so large when one starts up there can be a big boost in a year,” said Central 1 economist Bryan Yu. “In terms of large scale construction projects, we haven’t seen as many this year as last year. But, there are a number of major projects ready to go in the next year, which is driving a component of our forecast.” More …

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The Project Management Conference

More than ever, companies need to be able to respond quickly, focus resources and deliver projects on time and within budget. A project manager’s success is often linked to his or her ability and skill in identifying and managing risk as well as minimizing the impact of changes to both project scope and product scope. If you are an architect, engineer, contractor, building owner or manager, this one-day conference will help you to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies to be an effective project manager and team leader. It takes place Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street. Click here, for more information and to register.

6 LUs