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MAA e-Bulletin February 2013 No.1 Every building has an Architect. Manitoba School for the Deaf | Architect: John D. Atchison

Every building has an Architect. Manitoba School for the Deaf | Architect: John D. Atchison

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Cross Laminated Timber Seminar

February 12, 2013

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is structural massive wood product which is now being produced in Canada. It is a cost-competitive option for light and heavy-frame buildings, including many of those which currently use concrete, masonry, and steel. The seminar will provide attendees with the latest information on CLT as presented by leading experts from FPInnovations and Wood WORKS! Structural design of CLT assemblies, including designs incorporating concrete and steel, building envelope considerations, fire resistance, and cost and performance comparisons against other types of building systems will be presented. The seminar will also include a presentation from the Composites Innovation Centre on their Green Garage project - a “real-world” showcase for the latest developments and applications of ag-fibre bio composites and related green technologies.

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Tour of the Composites Innovation Centre and Alternative Village

February 13, 2013 9am-12pm

Starting at the CIC building front entrance and finishing at the Alternatives Village at the U of M. This event is FREE with pre-registration. Please arrange your own transportation between venues.

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Rating Programs for Energy & Environmental Performance

February 20, 2013 3:00 PM CST

This session will review a number of Housing Programs that have various Energy and Environmental goals. Programs such as R2000, EnergySTAR for New Homes, LEED for Homes, etc will be compared with respect to their required energy performance and requirements for other environmental features. One of the North American (USGBC) pilot LEED for Homes project, the ecoFourPlex in Winnipeg will be reviewed. An overview of the current CAGBC LEED Canada for Homes program and certification requirements will be presented along with a review of the recent Habitat for Humanity LEED for Homes projects.

RRC Campus (160 Princess Street) Lecture Room

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Celebrating A Century: Regenerating Winnipeg's Built Heritage

Friday, March 15th, 2013 Noon - 1:30pm

Guest Speaker: Frank Albo, Author of The Hermetic Code. Fort Garry Hotel - Provencher Room, 222 Broadway

Tickets: $75 (Charitable Receipt will be issued) Raffle, Door Prize, Cash Bar

Tickets available at McNally Robinson or Contact Heritage Winnipeg 204-942-2663.




The 3rd annual international competition celebrates excellence in design.

Categories include:

  • Architecture: single-family, and multi-unit residential, commercial & institutional, landscapes, temporary & demonstrational spaces
  • Design: furniture, furniture systems, lighting, interior products
  • Interiors: residential, commercial & institutional
  • Concepts: unbuilt competition entries, other unrealized concepts
  • A+ Award: $5000 prize for work developed by a student enrolled in a post-secondary design or architecture program in 2012.

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Submissions are open to designers and design firms from all disciplines, manufacturers and clients.

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