Join the City of Vancouver at the AIBC on February 7, 2018 for a lunchtime seminar on the recent and upcoming building by-laws changes. Learn firsthand from City of Vancouver staff on Vancouver Building By-law updates, floor area exclusion and Passive House relaxations. There will be a Q&A period as part of this lunchtime seminar, so please come prepared with questions. Read more
The 2018 Oral Review schedule is now available for Intern Architects AIBC and Broadly Experienced Applicant (BEA) candidates to plan their path to registration for the year. Read more
Annual Registration Renewal invoices were emailed to registrants the week of November 20, 2017 – thank you to all of the architects, associates and firms who have already paid their fees. To date, over 35 per cent of registrants have already submitted their payments. Read more
Offered jointly by the Architectural Institute of B.C. and Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, the 2018 Advanced Code Knowledge Course will prepare participants for the coming changes in the BC Building Code, as it has been updated to include provisions from the 2015 National Building Code, which will be the basis for the new 2018 BC Building Code. Read more
The AIBC’s Mandatory Continuing Education System (CES) two-year reporting period deadline of Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. is quickly approaching. With only six months left, 25 per cent of CES Participants have met their CES requirements. Do you still need Learning Units (LUs) or want to get a head start on the next reporting period? Find out six ways to earn LUs. Read more
Minor revisions have been made to Practice Note 8: Blended Hourly Rate Fees for Principals in Small Practices (PDF). A new graphic template was applied to improve readability. The content was reviewed for accuracy, and the references were also updated.
Minor revisions have been made to Practice Note 2: Percentage Fees: Phased Earnings (PDF). A new graphic template was applied to improve readability. The content was reviewed also for accuracy, with no substantive changes made.
The AIBC is calling for submissions for the 2018 AIBC Architectural Awards Program. An esteemed jury with representation from both within and outside the profession consider candidates in four award categories: the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia Awards in Architecture (Medal and Merit Levels); the Innovation Award; the Emerging Firm Award and the Special Jury Award. Read more
Bulletin 80: Mandatory Continuing Education System (CES) Rules and Guidelines (PDF) describes how the ongoing education required by every CES Participant registered with the AIBC is earned, reported and administered. CES Participants are defined as architects and architectural technologists registered with the AIBC. Minor revisions have been made to Bulletin 80: Mandatory Continuing Education System (CES)… Read more
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the 11 provincial/territorial regulators have partnered to update the Canadian Handbook of Practice (CHOP) for Architects. The CHOP 3rd Edition, which is planned for completion and release in the spring of 2019, will be available at no cost to all architects and intern architects in Canada through… Read more