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MAA e-Bulletin May 2016 No.1 Every Building has an Architect. Little Deer Quonsets | Jac Comeau Architect.

Every Building has an Architect. Little Deer Quonsets | Jac Comeau Architect.

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Gillis Quarries Limited invites you to tour its operations located just outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba. We will take you on a 450-million-year journey, bringing the history, beauty and grace of Tyndall Stone® alive in its raw and nished forms. This rare, medium-density dolomitic limestone deposit discovered in Garson, Manitoba, has given birth to some of the most beautiful buildings in modern history.

The registration form is available here:


Inclusive Design Symposium

June 2, 2016

  • Principles of Universal Design and Barrier Free Design as they relate to Building Codes and Accessibility Guidelines
  • The continuum of accessibility – from urban design to detail design
  • The cost of universal design and business opportunities for designers
  • Applying universal design within a commercial context
  • Accessible housing options and concepts
  • Including persons with disabilities in the design process
  • Applying universal design to a residential projects

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June 30, 2016

The deadline for compliance with the MAA’s mandatory continuing education requirements for the 2014/2016 period is on June 30, 2016.

An outline of the requirements and link to the electronic transcript can be found on the MAA’s website at:

Updated information concerning log-ins for the database (which was recently moved) have been forwarded to all members concerned.

Please be reminded that since this database is used by multiple jurisdictions, not all types of learning or categories are relevant to the MAA’s requirements. Members are therefore encouraged to refer to the chart that appears on the last page of the MAA’s requirements, when completing their on-line transcript; since these are the requirements that will be applied by the MAA.


June 22, 2016

The MAA Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. The business session will be once again conducted over the lunch hour and preparation for a session that evening (moderated by Terry MacLeod), is also underway.

The MAA is delighted to announce the continued participation of our longtime sponsors. Lunch will be provided to all participants through the generosity of the Winnipeg Construction Association, immediately following the annual business session at Noon, and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada has kindly agreed to provide the refreshments made available at lunch.

Watch for further details concerning the AGM in the coming weeks!

Comprehensive Fee Review

On March 23, 2016 City Council adopted the results of a Comprehensive Fee Review that adjusts all fees charged for various permits and services. These changes (with the exception of commercial mechanical permit fees) come into effect on June 1, 2016.

The fee changes are in line with other cities across Canada, keeping Winnipeg’s fees at pace with industry trends. The analysis of the review resulted in adjusting the fee calculation methodology in all categories as a result of evaluating extensive cross-municipal comparisons.

It’s also important to note a key process change regarding permits. As of June 1 permit fees will have to be paid at the time of application.

A summary of the 10 Major Findings of the Comprehensive Fee Review can be found here: Fees-and-Charges.pdf

A complete list of the new fees which will be in effect on June 1, 2016 can be found here: Charges.pdf

For additional information about the new fees and charges, please go to or contact the Zoning and Permits Branch at 204- 986-5140.

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