AIBC 2014 Course Schedule & Registration

The 2014 AIBC Course Schedule, a listing of professional development sessions being offered in the coming year, is now available online. Please click here for professional development session listings. Those who are keen to register early are invited to click here to register online.

IHHWC Call for Papers

The Canadian Home Warranty Council is hosting the International Housing and Home Warranty Conference (IHHWC) in Vancouver from September 7-10, 2014. The goal of this conference is to promote the benefits of construction guarantees and warranties at an international level. Held every three years, members of the International Housing and Home Warranty Association meet in key international locations to listen, learn and share best business practices and experience.

This conference will bring together warranty organizations, government representatives, home builders and housing professionals from around the world. Experts in building science/construction, finance, insurance, social housing and politics will share their perspectives on the future of home ownership. Prospective speakers are invited to submit their papers and abstracts to the IHHWC 2014 before April 4, 2014. Learn more at

2014 AZ Awards

AZURE, the contemporary design and architecture magazine, announces the opening of submissions to the 2014 AZ AWARDS. The 4th annual international competition celebrates excellence in design. Submissions are open to designers and design firms from all disciplines, manufacturers and clients. Categories include:

  • Architecture: single-family and multi-unit residential, commercial & institutional, landscapes, temporary & demonstration spaces
  • Design: furniture, furniture systems, lighting, interior products
  • Interiors: residential, commercial & institutional
  • Concepts: un-built competition entries, concepts/prototypes

A+ Award: $5000 prize for work developed by a student enrolled in a post-secondary design or architecture program in 2013. Sponsored by TD Bank Group.

For submission details, click here.
For more information please visit:

The AZ Awards 2014 deadline has just been extended to: Wednesday February 26, 2014 at 12noon EST.

Annual Fee Invoices

January 3, 2014

Annual fee invoices for 2014 were emailed to members, associates, firms and affiliates on December 20, 2013. If you have not received your invoice or if you have a question regarding your status with the AIBC please contact the Registration & Licensing staff at  Fees may be paid online by logging into your account through the AIBC web site at  When logging in to make payment, please keep in mind that individual login identifications are different than your firm login id. Detailed information regarding applicable fees and payment requirements can be found in Bulletin 01 (2014): Fees, Fines and Charges. The deadline for payment is February 1, 2014.

Women in Architecture: January Event

Architecture – how do we live it?  Let us count the ways! At this event, a dynamic group of women working in and around the field of architecture will each do a very brief presentation of some of their work and the varying paths architecture has taken them.

As this event is particularly intended to reach out to the student community, it will be held at the UBC School of Architecture.  We do, however, also hope to have a good showing of enthusiastic women already working in the profession, who may also find inspiration, as well as contribute to the discussions of the diversity of ways in which to practice architecture.

Date:   Thursday, January 9, 2014
Time:  6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Place:  Room 202, Lasserre Building, UBC Campus
(For map, click here)

Bring: Pot Luck dish to share – finger food only please!

New Registered Educational Provider: DORMA Canada

With more than 100 years of tradition behind it, DORMA has developed into a world market leader in door controls, movable walls and glass fittings and accessories. DORMA is also involved in security, time management and access control segments. DORMA maintains major production plants in Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, China and North and South America. To learn more about all AIBC Registered Educational Providers, click here.

DORMA Canada: Revolving Door Systems

ASHRAE 90.1 states, “Building entrances that separate conditioned space from the exterior shall be protected with an enclosed vestibule…equipped with self-closing devices. Vestibules shall be designed so that in passing through the vestibule it is not necessary for the interior and exterior doors to open at the same time.”  This requires a new approach to Architectural projects to ensure compliance with the new code. Join the National Sales Manager for Crane Revolving Doors by DORMA, Angus MacMillan, to learn: The three types of revolving doors; Where and when to specify a revolving door; The construction, materials and finishes available; Considerations when specifying a revolving door; and, An overview of ANSI / BHMA codes and concerns. This free event will be held on January 30, 2014, at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (registration starting at 11:30am), at Suite 1300, 1500 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC. To register please contact Lida Mosadegh at  or (778) 919 – 3987. 

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Morrison Hershfield: Building Envelope Workshop

The administration and enforcement of building codes, energy codes, and energy conservation incentive programs are in state of change, demanding a more stringent and rigorous evaluation of building enclosure thermal performance. There has been an explosion of research about how the effective thermal resistance of enclosure assemblies is impacted by thermal bridging and consequently, energy use in buildings. However, the recent increase in information has not yet been absorbed into common energy modeling practice, leaving concerns about the appropriateness of energy code compliance. This workshop will describe the roles and responsibilities of key project team members in the energy modeling process, and present a clear interpretation of the codes as it relates to building envelope performance. The workshop takes place on January 23, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., located at the BC Hydro Edmonds Building (next to Edmonds skytrain station) on the Main Floor, 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby (Meeting Room: Edmonds, Auditorium Centre).  Limited space is available and by invitation only. Please confirm your registration for this event by email to by January 17, 2013.

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