2014 AIBC Annual Meeting & Council Election Traffic Advisory

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The 2014 AIBC Annual Meeting will take place Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (registration at 12:00 noon) at the Segal Building, Simon Fraser University (500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC).  Please note that a special traffic advisory has been issued by the BMO Vancouver Marathon in regards to road closures that will be taking place May 3-4, 2014.  To view detailed information on these road closures and traffic control measures, click here.

Fenestration Association of BC

What Builders and Architects Need to Know about New Code Requirements for Windows and Doors

The 2012 BC Building Code introduced new performance and testing requirements for windows, doors and skylights (“fenestration”) that are having a transformative impact on the B.C. window and door industry. The Code now requires these products to be tested and rated to the NAFS-08 standard. It also requires performance grades for fenestration products to be determined using the Canadian Supplement to NAFS-08 on the basis of a building’s location, terrain, and height. As a result, architects and building designersneed to change their product selection and specification habits, and builders need to procure products that are tested to the NAFS standard and correctly rated for the building location. The session, presented by Fenestration Specialist Al Jaugelis of RDH Building Engineering Ltd, will cover such topics as: what has changed under NAFS; selecting performance grades with the Canadian supplement; application to Part 9 buildings; application to Part 3 buildings; and specifying products with NAFS. Additional sessions take place May 6, 2014 in Langley. The morning session runs from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; the afternoon session runs from 1:00-3:30 p.m. Both Langley sessions take place at RCABC (9734 – 201 Street, Langley, BC). Click here for more information and to register.

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Vancouver Architects Build Timber-Lined Studio In their Own House

By Kenneth Chan
April 22, 2014, Vancity Buzz

Can you say ‘different’? Vancouver architects David and Susan Scott have built their own timber-lined studio on the lower floor of their home near Main Street and 19th Avenue in East Vancouver.

The stunningly designed interior by the husband-and-wife team was recently featured in British architecture magazine Dezeen. The duo needed a space to work in after founding their company a year ago, so they decided to convert the lower level of their 1911-built, 2-storey home – space that was formerly a butcher and grocery shop – into a uniquely designed studio area. More…