APEGBC Award For Honorary Member

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) celebrated its 2013 President’s and Project Awards on October 25, 2013 as part of its annual conference. Amongst the recipients was AIBC Honorary Member Paul Fast P.Eng Struct. Eng., of the Vancouver-based engineering firm of Fast + Epp , who received the R.A. McLachlan Memorial Award, APEGBC’s premier award for professional engineering, recognizing those who have made significant technical, professional service and community service contributions to the engineering profession.

Vancouver Civic Award for Wai

Joe Wai Architect AIBC is one of nine new recipients of the City of Vancouver’s Civic Merit Award. The award, Vancouver’s highest civic honour, recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement in a particular field of endeavour within the city and province, or in recognition of a specific service. In being presented with his award as part of a city hall ceremony on Wednesday, October 30, Wai was cited for his work in creating the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

Know The Code? Courses on New Energy Efficiency Regulations

Effective December 20, 2013, both the 2012 BC Building Code and the 2014 Vancouver Building By-law bring into effect new energy efficiency requirements for Part 3 buildings. These new standards  – spelled out in ASHRAE 90.1 2010 and NECB 2011 – have been adopted in parallel, allowing designers to select one or the other. In preparation for the new regulations, the AIBC, BC Hydro, the province’s Building and Safety Standards Branch, the City of Vancouver and the Illuminating Engineering Society of BC (IES) have collaborated to offer a series of affordable training sessions for industry professionals. Specifically tailored for industry specializations, they are designed to provide designers with the specific information relevant to their work. All sessions will be taught by local leaders in their field, and each training units will comprehensively cover the new building code and building by-law energy requirements as well as both ASHRAE and NECB requirements, identifying where the standards will specifically differ. The architecture-specific sessions include General Overview & Compliance Requirements, and Envelope Requirements. Half-day courses (approximately three hours) will be offered from Tuesday and Wednesday, November 26 – 27, 2013 at the AIBC. The cost is $110 each. Space is limited; click here to register online.

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