The AIBC has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been, and continues to be, a rapidly evolving situation. The health, safety and well-being of AIBC registrants, volunteers, and staff is of utmost importance.
We are writing to share how we are addressing COVID-19, and to provide important updates on the impact it has had on several AIBC programs, events, and initiatives.
AIBC Office Closed to Visitors
The AIBC office at 440 Cambie Street in Vancouver will be closed indefinitely to registrants and the public as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The primary functions and operations of the Institute will continue – staff will be working remotely, and can be reached via email and phone.
The 2020 AIBC Conference has been Cancelled
The 2020 AIBC Conference: Forming the Future, which was set to take place from May 4–6, has been cancelled, and will not be rescheduled. Full refunds will automatically be given via the original payment method to those who purchased conference packages. We appreciate everyone’s understanding during this unprecedented time.
The 101st AIBC Annual Meeting will be postponed to a later date in 2020, in compliance with Section 21 of the Architects Act. Information will be shared about the revised date shortly.
Continuing Education System (CES) Deadline Extended
In light of the conference cancellation and upcoming 2018–2020 Continuing Education System reporting period deadline (June 30, 2020), the AIBC is extending the CES deadline, and is looking at implementing additional online professional development opportunities. Exact dates and implications for CES Participants will be shared in a separate announcement.
AIBC Courses and March Oral Review Cancelled
At this time, the following AIBC Courses and scheduled Oral Reviews have been cancelled:
- BC Building Code on Friday, March 20, 2020
- Ethics, Act & Bylaws on Friday, April 3, 2020
- Oral Reviews for March 17, 18, and 19
The AIBC will continue to monitor the situation closely and make assessments based on a two-week timeframe. Decisions to cancel any additional courses or programs will be made closer to their currently scheduled date. Registrants will be advised via email and the AIBC website.
For further information regarding cancellations, please visit aibc.ca.
New AIBC COVID-19 Information Webpage
The AIBC is committed to keeping registrants informed about the evolving COVID-19 situation. A new webpage has been created – AIBC Response to COVID-19 – which will house all information about COVID-19 as it relates to the Institute’s programs, services, and initiatives. The webpage also includes a detailed Frequently Asked Questions section to help address specific concerns.
Registrants are encouraged to check the page on a frequent basis, as this is where all updates will be shared.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Institute and COVID-19, or about anything addressed in this Notice, please email email@example.com.