Manitoba Association of Architects

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Poster: City Building for All: Working Towards Equity in Design and Urbanism. March 6-7, 2020.

City Building for All: Working Towards Equity in Design and Urbanism  

March 6-7, 2020
Winnipeg, Manitoba

BEA Prairies is pleased to announce City Building for All: Working Towards Equity in Design and Urbanism, a two-day symposium featuring City Builders from across the prairies, as well as a keynote presentation on Unconscious Bias by Loreli Buenaventura, Head of Diversity & Inclusion for HSBC Canada and an associate with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI)

BEA Prairies website:


Sustainable Winnipeg Panel Discussion &
Launch of Canadian Modern Architecture

Monday February 3, 7:00 pm
McNally Robinson Grant Park Atrium

Featuring panelists Brent Bellamy, Ryan Gorrie, Lisa Landrum, Graham Livesey, and Lindsay Oster.

What does it mean to build a sustainable Winnipeg? How are issues like urban density, green design, Indigenous place-making and reconciliation shaping the future of architecture in the region? And how are contemporary practices advancing and redefining the legacy of modern architecture in the Prairies?

In conjunction with the Winnipeg book launch of Canadian Modern Architecture: 1967 to the Present, this panel discussion brings together architects, advocates and educators to discuss the collective endeavor to build a sustainable Winnipeg, while also reflecting on the role of architecture in shaping local and national identity.

More information:


Reminder: Benchmark 2020 Call for Proposals

Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 6, 2020 (11:59PM CST)
Submissions Deadline: Thursday, February 20, 2020 (11:59PM CST)

Storefront Manitoba and the Winnipeg Trails Association invite individuals and groups from around the world to submit an iconic design that will enhance the experience and accessibility of the trails to a diversity of users. We are looking for an intervention that has the power to bring people together and creates a place to rest, take a break, people watch, lean, ponder one’s surroundings, and even create new activities for the diverse users of our trails.

More information:

Contact: Suzy Melo, Benchmark Co-curator,


Canada’s Premier Construction Safety Conference

February 11 and 12

Canada’s premier construction safety conference returns to Winnipeg this winter with CSAM: THE Safety Conference, February 11 and 12 at the RBC Convention Centre — and registration is now open.

With 26 workshops to choose from this year, plus our one-of-a-kind trade show, it will be two days of safety training, leadership development, and industry networking.

"This conference is like no other in Canada," says Conference Co-Chair and CSAM Executive Director Sean Scott.

In addition to a selection of two-, one-, and half-day courses, CSAM: THE Safety Conference will once again feature two days of leadership sessions, with guest speakers such as Rob Ellis of MySafeWork and Robert McIntyre of Dale Carnegie Manitoba.

"Our leadership sessions truly promote the value of safety in a company from all levels," says Scott. "When an owner, employer, CEO, or member of senior management places importance in workplace safety, it creates a culture where all employees and coworkers feel valued."

With over 3,500 training certificates issued, and more than 2000 registrants, 100 Exhibitors, 65 corporate sponsors, and 50 instructors from across Canada, CSAM: THE Safety Conference lives up to its name as Canada’s largest and most diversified construction safety conference.

To read full course descriptions on all the workshops at this year’s conference, visit CSAM: THE Safety Conference website.



As a number of MAA members may already be aware, earlier this year, the National Research Council announced that access was now available to electronic copies of National Building, Fire, Plumbing and Energy Codes (as well as some provincial codes) relative to the following periods at no cost:

  • 2015 – 2017 Codes and Guides;
  • 2010 – 2011 Codes and Guides;
  • 2005 Codes and Guides; and
  • Historical editions of National Construction Codes and Guides
    (1941 – 1998);

Electronic copies appear to be available in the following formats:

  • downloadable, offline pdf files, with printing permitted; and
  • single user, online subscriptions, with limited printing (20 pages per print request);

User’s Guides have limited printing available in the single use online subscription only.

For further information and to access the electronic copies available, please visit:

It should also be noted that print versions of the Codes continue to remain available, at significantly reduced costs.


MARÉ-CIDADE International ideas competition for architecture students

20 February 2020 - Deadline for questions
30 March 2020 - Deadline for registration

The objective of the ideas competition is to invite students of architecture and related fields to propose innovative urban design and architectural interventions in order to integrate the Maré (an informal settlement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) to the city that would contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

UN Sustainable Development Goals:

This single-stage student ideas competition is organised and conducted in accordance with UNESCO Standard Regulations for International Competitions in Architecture and Town planning and the UIA best practice recommendations.

Competition Brief:



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