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MAA e-Bulletin December 2015 No.1 Every Building has an Architect. St. George's Anglican Church | Green Blankstein and Russell.

Every Building has an Architect. St. George's Anglican Church | Green Blankstein and Russell

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Twenty + Change: NEXT GENERATION

November 20, 2015 – February 6, 2016

Twenty + Change is a non-profit volunteer-run organization, established to encourage the exchange of ideas, and to expose and disseminate the work of a new generation of Canadian architects and designers. Through an ongoing exhibition and publication series, Twenty + Change is dedicated to promoting emerging designers working in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design. The fourth version of Twenty + Change, NEXT GENERATION, will feature projects and practices that are setting a new agenda for innovation and excellence through their built or speculative work.

Urbanspace Gallery 401 Richmond St West, Toronto, ON

Congratulations to Peter Sampson Architecture Studio & WORK/SHOP for their recognition!

Chinatown Bike Rack Design Competition

The deadline for submissions is December 22, 2015

With its lovely architecture and flavourful restaurants, Chinatown is a great place to explore – especially by bike! Help us create custom bike racks for those coming into one of downtown’s most culturally diverse districts.

Artists are asked to submit a line drawing that is graphically strong and that takes into account criteria for functional bicycle racks. Three artists (or three teams of artists) will be chosen, by a selection committee, to refine and transfer their drawings to digital files that will be used as a pattern for laser cut steel bicycle racks. The goal is to produce up to twenty bicycle racks (including three unique designs) for installation in 2016. Each artist or team of artists will be paid an honorarium of $1000 for each winning bicycle rack design selected.

Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings Series

Wednesday December 9, 2015 - lunch meeting.
Registration begins at 11:30 am, lunch served at noon.

CSC Winnipeg joint with MBEC invites you to join us on December 9th for Part 1 of ourManitoba Energy Code for Buildings Series where Harry Schroeder (Manitoba Hydro) and Louis Pereira (Sherwood Developments Ltd.) discuss navigating building envelope requirements - it's really not that painful.

The Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings (MECB) introduced thermal requirements for the building envelope. As with any change in codes, there are challenges in determining what is required and how best to design buildings which comply. Business as usual is not an option, as we re-think material selection and how materials are incorporated into assemblies. This session will review the specific requirements in Part 3 of the MECB and provide practical design considerations to meet these requirements in a cost effective manner.

Manitoba Hydro Place, 360 Portage Avenue
(Registration will be in the atrium on the main floor)

Harry Schroeder, Building Systems Engineer, Manitoba Hydro
Louis Pereira, Project Manager, Sherwood Developments Ltd.

CSC Members $30
Potential Members $35

Please email your confirmation by 4:00 pm, Dec 4th 2015 to Gord French at: (No shows invoiced). Payment by cash or cheque at the door OR with paypal (Please advise Gord French in your RSVP if you wish to receive the PayPal link next week).

Navigating the Building Permit Process

December 3, 2015; 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Construction project delays can lead to significant cost escalation and customer dissatisfaction. Permits are a key project component. Learn the building permit process, including how to avoid the pitfalls that may suspend permit applications and how to proactively manage your application through its approval journey. Participants will gain an understanding of the overall permit process.

This course is ideal for… All construction permit applicants (including architects, general contractors, project coordinators and project managers).

Facilitator: Stan Dueck, Manager of Development and Inspections, City of Winnipeg`s Planning, Property & Development Department.

MB2015 Holiday Special

Now is your chance to give a gift that keeps on giving.

For a limited time, MB 2015 will be available at a significant discount.

Individual books $20 each
Box of 32: $500

This special pricing is not available in stores. Contact to purchase!

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