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MAA e-Bulletin October 2013 No.2 Every haunted building has an Architect. The Fort Garry Hotel | Architect: Ross and MacDonald; Ross and MacFarlane

Every haunted building has an Architect. The Fort Garry Hotel | Architect: Ross and MacDonald; Ross and MacFarlane

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Congratulations to the group from LM Architectural Group who re-claimed the trophy this year; David Kressock, Jon Trenholm, Corey Greenham and Vince Kwiatkowski finished 6 under par, despite the challenge offered by Bridges Golf Course. With yet again another record breaking turn-out of members and staff (78), the MAA wishes to offer a huge THANK YOU for the overwhelming support that it received from this year's sponsors:

Thanks as well to the Golf Committee, comprised of Al Coppinger and Vince Kwiatkowski, for their assistance in organizing the event.

Commerce Design Winnipeg

Deadline: December 12, 2013

The 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 honor merchants who have called upon qualified design professionals to help them design or renovate their business premises.

Go to for more details and submission forms.

THERM Training for Modeling Building Enclosure Assemblies

November 25 & 26, 2013 - 8:30 AM ‐ 4:00 PM

Registration deadline: Wednesday, November 6, 2013


  • To equip professionals with an overview of the tools to calculate effective U‐values of building enclosure assemblies, including walls, roofs and fenestration
  • Energy code compliance: calculation of effective U‐values is a requirement of the National Energy Code for Buildings (2011), pending adoption in Manitoba.
  • Use outputs from THERM to input into building modeling or heat loss/gain software
  • The software is an industry standard and is available for free

Cost: MBEC members: $200 per day, or $350 both days Non members: $225 per day, or $375 both days

To ensure a positive learning environment, capacity for each class is limited to 25 people.

For more information on topics relating to the two‐day THERM training, please contact Harry Schroeder at

Manitoba Hydro Place – 360 Portage Avenue

2nd International Winter Cycling Congress - Call for Speakers

Submission deadline: November 15th, 2013

Who is Invited to Submit?
The call for speakers is open to all experts, researchers and emerging initiatives at work in winter climates. If there is snow on the ground, and you are working towards sustainable transportation, we want to hear from you. This is your opportunity to share your skills, research and wisdom.

Topics and Themes
We are looking for speakers falling into a wide-range of themes, disciplines and categories.You may wish to scan the word cloud above or review the detailed listing of examples at the bottom of this page. You may also consider looking at last year’s program for examples of research, projects, and areas of focus. Whatever your field, we urge you to bring your skills to the table and consider it in the context of winter and sustainable transportation.

IN-CONTEXT Presented by RAIC | IRAC Architecture Canada

Submissions due November 15, 2013.

In-Context is a web-based video documentary series presented by the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada (RAIC). This video series will profile ten contemporary architecture projects in cities across Canada that have had a profound impact on the social, environmental or cultural well-being of their immediate contexts, and have in a significant way contributed to improving the quality of our shared environment.

Over the next ten months, we will be releasing new videos on our website These videos will be presented at the RAIC Festival 28-31 May 2014.

How has your project affected the lives of its users? What does your project say about contemporary Canadian architecture? What is the physical and cultural context in which your project is built? How has your project made a positive impact on its surrounding neighbourhood and city?

Submission Requirements: 250 word firm profile 3-page max. narrative telling us the unique story of your built project, addressing questions listed above.

Feel free to be creative with your presentation 10 project visuals, including high quality images, videos, drawings, sketches and other multimedia.

Up to 3 testimonials from building users, clients, and others outside of your office who can attest to its success.

Email us at (5MB max) We also welcome drop-box links or links to ftp servers for bigger files.

About the e-Bulletin

The e-Bulletin is published semi-monthly as an informational resource to members of the Manitoba Association of Architects. Send your events and notices directly to Jason Robbins ( As well, if you would like to submit an image for the Every building has an Architect series, you can send them directly to Jason Robbins. Include all applicable credits including architect and photo; images should be 800px x 600px or less.

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