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MAA e-Bulletin July No.1 Every building has an Architect. John A. Russell Building | Architect: James Donahue and Smith Carter Katelnikoff.

Every building has an Architect. John A. Russell Building | Architect: James Donahue and Smith Carter Katelnikoff.

DENNIS H. CARTER B.Arch., FRAIC, MOAA, MAA

Don't believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding. Find out what you already know and you will see the way to fly. - Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Dennis Carter passed away peacefully on June 21, 2012 at Deer Lodge Centre at the age of 91 years. Dennis' foresight and leadership has left a lasting legacy in the architecture of Winnipeg and the architectural and engineering firm that bears his name. Ernest J. Smith and Dennis established Smith Carter in 1947.

Starting with a handful of professionals in Winnipeg, the pair was committed to constructing a solid foundation for the firm, which has evolved into one of Canada's largest integrated architectural and engineering practices. Dennis' vision and personal style was instrumental in the growth of the firm and its repertoire of urban projects and buildings. His forward thinking and sense of purpose guided the firm through the decades. The ultimate gentleman and diplomat, his quiet strength and belief in his staff was demonstrated time and time again as was his belief in the power of creative and timeless design.

The many Winnipeg landmarks designed by Smith Carter continue to contribute to the quality of life in the city and have had an enormous beneficial effect on the city's educational, cultural and business life.

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Harvest Moon Society Deconstruction Workshop

August 9-12, 2012

The Harvest Moon Society has arranged for Dave Bennink named "Deconstructor of the Year" in 2009 to come to Clearwater to lead a 4 day workshop on efficient building deconstruction and material reclaiming methods.

Space is limited. Contact Graham Taylor grahamt.is@gmail.com | 204.479.7525.

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RETHINKING THE RAIL YARDS

Tuesday, July 31, 6 p.m.

It's a huge parcel of land -- 195 hectares, including the Weston Shops -- and redeveloping them could transform the city. What would you like to see built there? Housing? Shops? Community gardens? A water park?

Come to the Free Press News Café and get creative. You'll have a chance to discuss the issue, hear from some experts and even sketch the outline of a new neighbourhood.

Free Press News Café, 237 McDermot Ave.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/winnipegfreepress/events

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WARMING HUTS COMPETITION

June 15, 2012 - September 3, 2012

Submissions for Warming Huts v.2013 are now being accepted.

http://www.warminghuts.com/submissions

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New Rules on Experience Effective July 1, 2012

In an effort to fall in line at the national level, the MAA Council has agreed to adopt a policy, whereby back-entering or retroactive entry of experience gained prior to admission as an Intern, will no longer be permitted. (It should be noted that the policy will not apply to internationally educated individuals, who frequently need considerable time to obtain CACB certification and qualify for admission to the Intern Program.)

The policy will take effect on July 1, 2012. The MAA would request the assistance of all employers, to ensure that any and all employees who might be affected, are advised accordingly.

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CITY OF WINNIPEG BSDS

The City of Winnipeg's Building and Site Design Summary (BSDS) has been updated and is now available on the City's website.

  • Version 2.0 of the BSDS is now available online at http://winnipeg.ca/ppd/ under the What's New heading
  • The BSDS has been updated to reflect recent amendments to the Winnipeg Building By-Law and the Winnipeg Electrical By-Law
  • Effective April 30, 2012 - permit applications for commercial new construction and additions must be accompanied by this Version 2.0 of the BSDS
  • Version 2.0 of the BSDS includes the new Required Professional Designer's Certificate (RPDC) - see also http://winnipeg.ca/ppd/PermitsXpress/PDFs/RPDC.pdf

The MAA is pleased to report that, based on concerns that had been raised and further discussion with the City of Winnipeg, the final bulletin point which appears on the owner's certificate (which formerly outlined recommended levels of insurance) has been amended.

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MAA E-Bulletin July 2012 No 1

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MAA e-Bulletin July No.1 Every building has an Architect. John A. Russell Building | Architect: James Donahue and Smith Carter Katelnikoff.

Every building has an Architect. John A. Russell Building | Architect: James Donahue and Smith Carter Katelnikoff.