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MAA e-Bulletin Summer 2018 No.2 Every Building has an Architect. Passero_Forks Market 2018 Commerce Design Grand Prize Winner | Architect: NumberTEN Architectural Group 
Photo: Mike Pratt Client: Scott Bagshaw and the Forks Market

Every Building has an Architect. Passero_Forks Market 2018 Commerce Design Grand Prize Winner | Architect: NumberTEN Architectural Group
Photo: Mike Pratt Client: Scott Bagshaw and the Forks Market

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MAA ConEd Transcript Launched

July 1, 2018

The following is directed to all registered and intern members who have MAA as their primary reporting jurisdiction for continuing education activities.

As was noted in this year’s annual report from the MAA's Education Committee, a new on-line transcript has been developed as part of the Association’s website; and was officially launched on July 1, 2018, to coincide with the start of the new 2018/2020 cycle. All activities relative to the current 2018/2020 cycle must be logged in your record on the MAA’s website.

The transcript hosted by the RAIC had been shared for many years by multiple jurisdictions that had similar, but not identical, coned requirements and there was a good deal of confusion for MAA members who failed to specifically reference the MAA's material when logging activities into their transcript. We are hopeful that the new MAA transcript will not only eliminate past problems, but will in fact provide all the support required by MAA members; since it has multiple built-in features that automatically incorporate MAA’s requirements.

With the exception of those members who are still attending to non-compliance issues relative to the 2016/2018 cycle (and any issues that might arise from the upcoming audit for that past cycle), there is no reason for members to access the transcript on the RAIC website any longer. Please note that any and all adjustments to carry forward hours from past cycles up to June 30, 2018 have been addressed and will be uploaded directly into members’ records on the new MAA transcript records in the coming months, so that this information will be readily available at all times.

A copy of the powerpoint presentation that was delivered at this year’s AGM, which introduced members to the new transcript and its many new features (made possible by our own unique tool) is available, upon request, from the MAA office.

Subject Matter Experts for the CHOP 3rd Edition

Applications will be received throughout July, August and September.

Are you interested in helping shape architectural practice and develop the Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects 3rd Edition? We would like to hear from you.

The RAIC is developing the Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects (CHOP) 3rd Edition to be published in June 2019. User surveys and information-gathering were conducted in late 2017 and early 2018 and the outline for the CHOP 3rd Edition was developed by the CHOP Editorial Board. We are now recruiting volunteer subject matter experts (SME) to write new chapters, revise existing content, and create digital tools. SME volunteers will receive an honorarium and acknowledgement in the CHOP 3rd Edition.

The CHOP 3rd Edition Content Development Process

To help volunteers better understand the role, responsibilities, and time commitment of the Subject Matter Expert (SME) a brief description of the development process is provided.

The CHOP 3rd Edition Project is divided into milestones. Milestones 2 and 3 address the development and implementation of the delivery platform. Milestones 4, 5 and 6 are the creation of new chapters and revisions of existing content. Milestones 4, 5 and 6 also include creating digital tools, such as checklists and templates, that support the content.

Please submit an expression of interest, including those milestones and blocks that are of greatest interest to you, along with a current CV to Donald Ardiel, Editor-in-Chief.

2019 OAA Annual Conference — Call for Presenters

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2018

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) is inviting individuals and organizations to submit proposals for Continuing Education (ConEd) sessions held at the 2019 OAA Annual Conference. The three-day event takes place in Québec City from May 22 to 24, bringing together Ontario architects, interns, students, engineers, interior designers and other allied professionals.

Experts are being sought to discuss topics related to architectural design, ranging from heritage building restoration and sustainability to project management, building codes and construction law. I’m hoping you can share the information in the attached press release with your members on your website’s news/calendar sections or in any of your electronic publications. If your association is also on Twitter, please feel free to retweet our recent post about the opportunity:

Visit the Call for Presenters page to learn more about the opportunities and process.


July 13, 2018

The MAA wishes to once again express its sincere appreciation for the continued involvement of our longtime AGM sponsors. MAA members and guests enjoyed a wonderful lunch that was able be provided through the generous support of the Winnipeg Construction Association, as well as refreshments provided through the support of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

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