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MAA e-Bulletin October 2015 No.1 Every Building has an Architect. H2Office | Cibinel Architecture Ltd.

Every Building has an Architect. H2Office | Cibinel Architecture Ltd.

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River City 2050 - Session 1 of 4

October 29, 7-9pm

A public discussion about how our rivers might inform the future development of Winnipeg.

Moderated by Paul Samyn, Editor, Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg Free Press Cafe
237 McDermot

Presented by StorefrontMB and the Winnipeg Free Press.

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Architecture Spotlight Documentary

Canadian Producer Ken Loxton is proud to announce the planning of the soon to be filmed documentary on Architecture Spotlight to start in 2016.

At this time we are looking for Canadian architects and architecture firms interested in showcase their most unique works of art in our internet show. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, inquire within.

The Concept!
The show will showcase unique architecture works of art located within the province of Manitoba. Whether a historical buildings or something state of the art we will look at the visionaries behind the concepts and their work by showcasing buildings and interviewing select builders.

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2016 Prairie Design Awards - Save the Date!

Deadline for submissions is February 16, 2016

The awards ceremony will be held in Regina, SK on Friday, June 3, 2016 and will be held in conjunction with the 2016 SAA & SSAC (Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada) joint conference. The awards program will take place on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina.

The categories for this year are:

  • Small Projects
  • Recent Work
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture

Submission requirements and forms will be available shortly on the PDA website.

Winnipeg Construction Association Training

Implementing Lean Construction

November 18, 2015 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

In a marketplace that is growing more competitive every day, we need to learn how to become more productive without sacrificing quality. Lean Construction tools and methods are designed to help your organization do exactly that: become more effective and more efficient – to satisfy your customers and your shareholders.

You will understand the history and evolution of Lean Construction and learn how to apply Lean principles throughout the life of a project with a particular focus on the Last Planner System – a production planning system designed to improve project work-flow and reduce waste – and continuous improvement. We will use hands-on simulations to demonstrate how to use Lean Construction tools and you will leave with the ability to start transforming your projects immediately!

This full-day workshop builds upon the basic principles introduced in the Introduction to Lean Construction workshop and is designed for all members of a construction project team, from Executives to Field Supervisors. Although not mandatory, we do recommend taking the Introduction to Lean Construction workshop.

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Construction Law: Builders’ Liens

November 13, 2015 8:30 am - 11:00 am

In this session there will be an overview of the purpose and function of the Manitoba Builders’ Liens Act, including a discussion of the types of construction activity which create lien rights, the process and procedure of registering a lien claim, enforcement of lien claims, the proper administration of holdbacks and a review of trust provisions arising under the Act. This session also includes a discussion of some of the most recent lien cases to come before the Courts in Manitoba and across Canada.

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Introduction to Passive House Design and Construction

November 12th, 2015 Manitoba Hydro Place

This one day course will provide you with a fundamental understanding of the elements of the Passive House Design, which leads to cost effective, low energy buildings with increased occupant comfort and reduced mechanical systems.

What you’ll learn:

  • Passive house design fundamentals
  • Super insulated envelopes
  • Methods for achieving extreme air tightness
  • Passive house quality windows
  • Leading ventilation design principles
  • Passive house economics and costs, including what to consider when conducting an economic comparison

For more information and to register please visit the CanPHI West website:

Mohan Tenuwara

Mohan’s show will be running from November 5 – November 20

The opening reception will be on November 5, 6:30 – 9:30

Fleet Galleries
65 Albert Street

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