The new Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects has been released by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), and is now available on the RAIC website without cost, in both English and French.
Last published in 2009, this third edition is a comprehensive reworking of an essential professional resource which resulted from extensive collaboration by the architectural profession from every region of the country. It was developed by the RAIC, with guidance and financial support from:
- Architectural Institute of British Columbia
- Alberta Association of Architects
- Northwest Territories Association of Architects
- Saskatchewan Association of Architects
- Manitoba Association of Architects
- Ontario Association of Architects
- Ordre des architectes du Québec
- Architects’ Association of New Brunswick / Association des architectes du Nouveau-Brunswick
- Nova Scotia Association of Architects
- Architects Association of Prince Edward Island
- Architects Licensing Board of Newfoundland and Labrador
The new document includes the work of over 45 experts, guided by the architects of an Editorial Board assembled from across Canada. For practicing architects, those working to become architects and others who engage with the architectural profession, the Handbook is an valuable instructional resource and reference manual.
Providing many useful checklists and sample documents, the new Handbook contains more than 1,000 pages and is divided into six specific sections:
- Theory and Background
- The Context of Practice
- Management of the Architectural Practice
- The Design-Construction Program
- Management of the Design Project
- Phases of the Design Project
As a living document, this resource will be continuously updated and developed over time to reflect the evolution of architectural practice in Canada. To view the handbook and to learn more, visit chop.raic.ca.