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MAA e-Bulletin November No.2 Every building has an Architect. Precious Blood Church | Architect: Gaboury Lussier Sigurdson

Every building has an Architect. Precious Blood Church | Architect: Gaboury Lussier Sigurdson

Commerce Design Winnipeg

Continuing until December 12, 2012

Commerce Design WinnipegThe Commerce Design Winnipeg contest rewards Winnipeg merchants for the exceptional quality of the interior and exterior design of their businesses and highlights the talents of Manitoba designers. Every year it will honour merchants who have called upon qualified design professionals to help them design or renovate their business premises.

A Storefront Manitoba Initiative.


Call for Presenters: 2013 Festival of Architecture

The deadline for proposals is Dec. 17, 2012

The Nova Scotia Association of Architects and Architecture Canada | RAIC invite submissions for Continuing Education presentations for the 2013 Festival of Architecture themed Value of Beauty - Integrity in Architecture, being held from June 5 to 8, 2013 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Warehouse Journal Volume 21.

November 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm.

Come celebrate the launch of the 21st edition of the Faculty of Architecture's student publication at the Plug In ICA, Buhler Centre. 460 Portage Avenue

Catering by Stella's Cafe & Bakery Music by Tony Neu

Journals sold for $30.

Hope and Peril: The Dalnavert Museum

November 29, 2012 3:00 PM CST

The National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2011 is here and when adopted by the Province, will significantly change the way buildings are designed and constructed.

The 2011 NECB is the first true energy code for Part 3 construction, and introduces over technical changes to address a host of issues such as: the building envelope; lighting; heating, ventilation and air-conditioning; service water heating; electrical power systems and motors; and building energy performance compliance. It builds on the principles introduced in the 1997 Model National Energy Code for Buildings, which was never adopted, and raises energy efficiency levels by 25% over the model Code, and will lead to significant energy savings over the lifespan of the buildings.

This seminar will discuss the key components of the energy code, particularly related to the building envelope and Tammy Harper will speak about the role of the Office of the Fire Commissioner in the code adoption process. In addition, you will have the opportunity to hear from Rick Marshall, and discuss from a practical perspective, the implications of the new code to the industry and what you are going to need to know.

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MBCaGBC Lunch & Learn: CMHR & LEED®

November 19, 2012; 11:30am - 1:30pm

How do you build the Canadian Museum for Human Rights? Join us in a discussion about the design and general concepts of the CMHR, with focus on the construction and some LEED aspects of the building. There will be discussion on the construction of the CMHR and the complexity of the design through techniques using 3D software to coordinate complex geometry and orientation of the structure and architectural finishes, along with the mechanical and electrical systems. The event will feature presentations by Grant Van Iderstine, Executive Architect for the CMHR, and Lance Marohn, Building Systems Manager with PCL.

Where: Manitoba Hydro Place, 360 Portage Avenue (Please meet at the Hydro Security Desk)
Cost: $25 for Members, $20 for Students, $30 Future Members

Register by emailing

MAA Golf Tournament

September 2012

Congratulations to Brent Bellamy, Greg Hasiuk, David Morck and and Brett Pruen of Number Ten Architectural Group who claimed the trophy, with a final score of 4 under par (although last year’s winning foursome from LM Architectural Group was hot on their heels, finishing only one stroke behind). Thanks to everyone for participating, and an especially big THANK YOU to our sponsors!

The Association also wishes to extend its sincere appreciation to Al Coppinger and Vince Kwiatkowski for their concerted efforts in organizing the 2012 MAA Golf Tournament. As always, a job well done!


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