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  • March 8, 2022 | Stanley Park Within Vancouver’s Great Park System

    Stanley Park Within Vancouver’s Great Park System

    GUESTS:
    Donnie Rosa
    General Manager, Vancouver’s Board of Parks and Recreation.
    With over 240 parks, 24 community centres, destination gardens, 3 championship golf courses, the world’s longest continuous seawall, kilometres of beach and the world class Stanley Park (404 hectares / 1,000 acres).
    Donnie is committed to delivering on the Board directive to decolonize the Parks and Recreation system in Vancouver. Further, they are leading the efforts to determine how to co-manage parks with the local Nations (Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh). With a commitment to equity and building resilient communities, Donnie has used their community development skills to meaningfully engage community in service delivery and build long lasting collaborative relationships.
    Donnie was recently named as one of Vancouver’s Power 50 for their work with Canada’s largest park encampment and efforts to move over 280 folks indoors from Strathcona Park with compassion and care.

    Emily Dunlop
    Senior Planner and Landscape Architect, Vancouver’s Board of Parks and Recreation.
    Emily has 18 years of experience in planning, landscape architecture, urban design and active transportation projects.
    Emily leads the Stanley Park Comprehensive Plan working with Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Using her knowledge of Stanley Park and Sunset Beach Parks. Emily took on the role of Senior Planner for the temporary bike lane projects in both 2020 and in 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Mar 8, 2022 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

  • Mar 22, 2022 | 7.5% City – Adapting low density suburban Cities for a more sustainable future

    7.5% City – Adapting low density suburban Cities for a more sustainable future. Case study for Melbourne Australia. Rob Adams City Architect, Melbourne

    7.5% City – Adapting low density suburban Cities for a more sustainable future. Case study for Melbourne Australia. Rob Adams City Architect, Melbourne
    How to double a city's population in the existing footprint? Ideally, for climate change, mental and physical health, we must stop sprawl; how to do it while creating great cities for people, with amazing park systems?
    Half of the home that there will be in cities in 40 years, do not exist today. Wonderful opportunity, and responsibility. We must do cities radically different.

    Mar 22, 2022 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

  • RAIC Foundation Scholarships - Call for Submissions Due March 2022

    College of Fellows Centennial Fund for Intern/Intern Architect $5,000 – Deadline March 18, 2022. 

    The College of Fellows Centennial Fund for Interns or Intern Architects was created with donations received from members of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada to support a deserving Intern or Intern Architect or group of Interns/Intern Architects wishing to promote the value and image of the profession.  

    Read the full submission guidelines

    RAIC Foundation Bursary $2,500 – Deadline March 18, 2022 The RAIC Foundation Bursary was established  to support a project consistent with the RAIC Foundation’s mission to promote architecture in its broadest sense. The winning submission will be a project that encourages public education or enables significant scholarly research that results in publications, exhibitions, symposia, lectures, or conferences. 

    Read the full submission guidelines

    CAGBC Scholarship $5,000 – Deadline March 25, 2022 

    The CAGBC Scholarship was established through an endowment from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) to promote and encourage sustainable research and design in Canadian Schools of Architecture. 

    Read the full submission guidelines

    Kiyoshi Matsuzaki Scholarship $3,000 – Deadline March 25, 2022 

    The Kiyoshi Matsuzaki Scholarship embodies the RAIC’s commitment to deserving students by promoting excellence and providing financial support to those whose demonstrated commitment  to complete the RAIC Syllabus Program with the full intention of achieving professional registration through a Canadian Architectural Licensing Authority. 

    Read the full submission guidelines

    NEW Vince Catalli Scholarship in Sustainable Design Innovation $5,000 – Deadline March 31, 2022  

    The Vince Catalli Scholarship in Sustainable Design Innovation promotes and encourages innovative, practical, scalable, and transferable approaches to sustainable design among the next generation of architects in Canada. In addition to the cash prize, a $1,000 travel honorarium will be provided for the recipient to attend the RAIC Conference.

    Read the full submission guidelines

    NEW The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation’s Award for Architectural Conservation $1,000 – Deadline March 31, 2022 

    The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation’s Award for Architectural Conservation recognizes emerging heritage conservation practitioners and  celebrates excellence, innovation, and best practices in the applied field of architectural conservation– while supporting an understanding of Canada’s built heritage. 

    Read the full submission guidelines

  • March 1, 2022 | TSA Technical Series | Glazed and Confused: A Presentation about Windows

    TSA Technical Series | Glazed and Confused: A Presentation about Windows

    12:00 - 1:00 PM

    Online via Zoom

    $15 + HST General, Free for TSA Members using the code in Jan 11 bulletin

    Register Now

    Windows are complicated—on top of providing a view, they also have to do everything a wall has to do. Doors are just as difficult. And to make things even more challenging, architects are faced with a seemingly infinite choice of window and door profiles for residential and commercial buildings, with so much variety among them that it is difficult—but not impossible!—to come up with universally applicable general principles for detailing them. This session identifies those principles and the technical basis for them, and demonstrates their application to the most common combinations of window profiles and wall types. Once understood, these principles and the thinking behind them will demystify the puzzle of window and door detailing, offering a simplified approach to design.

    In this lecture with Christine Williamson of Building Science Fight Club, we will review flanged and unflanged systems in framed walls, windows in mass walls, windows in walls with continuous exterior insulation, sliding doors, and commercial windows, including storefront and curtain-wall systems.

    After this session, participants should be able to:

    • Identify the three most common approaches to structurally securing windows in building openings and describe the different effects of each method on water control, air control, and thermal control.
    • Describe the two-stage seal approach to window and door detailing and explain why it works.
    • Describe the most common methods of accommodating continuous exterior insulation at window openings.
    • Anticipate common concerns about our proposed water, air, and thermal control strategies, particularly those related to constructability and cost—and respond to objections with the confidence that comes only from mastery of the technical issues.

    About the Speaker:

    Christine Williamson, Building Scientist M.Arch, Assoc. AIA

    Christine Williamson has spent her career in building science forensics, discovering why buildings fail, and working with owners, architects, and builders to remedy the problems. Her new construction consulting helps architects use building science not only to mitigate risk of failure, but also to help them make their projects as energy efficient as they are beautiful. She is the founder of the Instagram account @BuildingScienceFightClub, an educational project that teaches architects about building science and construction. She graduated from Princeton University and studied at Boston Architectural College before completing her Master’s of Architecture at New School of Architecture + Design. She is a member and past chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 1.12, Moisture Management in Buildings. Christine is a frequent lecturer on building science at universities, conferences, and professional associations, in addition to serving as a guest critic for architecture school studio reviews.

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    TSA MEMBERS: This event is free for TSA members using the discount code found in our January 11 e-bulletin! Not a member yet? Membership is open to everyone and you can join here (student memberships are free!).

    OAA MEMBERS: When registering, please include your full name as registered with the OAA to ensure your certificate of participation is credited properly. Please also include an email address you check frequently to ensure you receive our certificate in a timely manner.

  • March 1, 2022 | City of Ottawa Planning Primer Elective - Development Charges
    City of Ottawa

    Registration for Planning Primer Elective

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    Planning Primer Elective - Development Charges

    The Planning, Real Estate and Economic Development Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process.  

    Date: March 1, 2022
    Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Location: a Zoom link will be sent to those who register.

    You can register here for the course until February 28, 2022.

    Please send any questions to Primer@ottawa.ca.

  • March 8, 2022 | The City of Ottawa Presents Standard Tender Documents

    The seventeenth edition of the Standard Tender Documents for Unit Price Contracts/ La dix-septième édition des documents d’appel d’offres normalisés pour les marchés à prix unitaires.

    The seventeenth edition of the Standard Tender Documents for Unit Price Contracts will be available as of March 1st, 2022.  This document provides the framework and standard information for the creation of a unit price contract in accordance with City of Ottawa requirements.   It is available, free of charge, by sending an email to standardssection@ottawa.ca to request access to the ftp site.

    A virtual information session will be held on Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 from 9:00a.m. – 12noon to provide an overview of the changes included in this update.  Please follow this link to access the live event: Session March 8  

    Recordings will be available in the days following the live event.


    La dix-septième édition des documents d’appel d’offres normalisés pour les marchés à prix unitaires sera disponible à partir du 1 mars 2022.  Ce document fournit le cadre et les renseignements normalisés pour la création d'un contrat à prix unitaire conformément aux exigences de la ville d'Ottawa.   Il est disponible, gratuitement, en envoyant un courriel à standardssection@ottawa.ca  pour demander l'accès au site FTP. 

    Une séance d'information virtuelle aura lieu le mardi 8 mars 2019 de 9 h 00 à 12 h 00pour fournir une vue d'ensemble des modifications incluses dans cette mise à jour.  Un lien vers l’événement en direct est ici : Session le 8 mars 

    Enregistrements seront disponibles dans les jours suivant l’événement en direct.