Nate Berg in Los Angeles theguardian.com, Friday, 14 February, 2014 There’s a very special hole in the ground in downtown Los Angeles. It’s the site of the future Wilshire Grand, a 73-storey building filled with offices, retail and hotel rooms that will, when it opens in 2017, be the tallest building in the city, and… Read more
By ENR Staff Engineering News-Record, February 12, 2014 This $55-million renovation and modernization project kept intact the 100-plus-year-old King Street Station’s historic elements, including the original windows and doors, while performing a complete structural upgrade. During construction, the station, which serves about 10,000 people a day, remained operational. Highlights of the project included the rehabilitation… Read more
By Bruce Constantineau, Vancouver Sun, February 13, 2014 The City of Vancouver’s new chief housing officer, Mukhtar Latif, was hired four months ago to “identify, appraise and deliver more affordable housing in the city.” It’s a gargantuan task, but one the former Londoner is keen to take on. Latif most recently worked with U.K.-based international… Read more
In 1954, TRB was established as Toby & Russell Architects. As of February 5, 2014 they renamed their firm. TRB is now known as RATIO ARCHITECTURE. INTERIOR DESIGN. PLANNING.
TB14-01 Published: January, 2014 This guideline document was prepared to inform responsible parties abut the appropriate use and limitations of CSA A440S1-09, commonly known as the Canadian Supplement, for specifying fenestration performance grades. Click here here to view the full document.
Members are advised that AIBC Council has supported the principle of electronic voting (“e-voting”) for council elections and bylaw changes. At its January 21 meeting, council asked the Bylaw Review Committee to inform and seek feedback from members leading to a possible bylaw vote authorizing e-voting. Currently, council elections are conducted using paper ballots that… Read more
The next Architectural Technologist Examination will be held at the AIBC offices on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 at the AIBC offices for those eligible to write the exam. The application form is available online – Click Here. Eligibility requirements are outlined in full on the application form. Associates who were previously… Read more
The next set of Oral Reviews will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday February 25 and 26, 2014. The oral review is an interview-based examination open to those Intern Architects who have: completed and logged at least 2800 hours; and completed the required AIBC courses. Oral reviews are also open to those Alternative Qualifications Candidates… Read more
By: M. Greg McCall, P.Eng. Energy conservation and emissions reduction concepts have made their way into the public and professional realms to varying degrees over recent decades, but as Vancouver positions itself to be the World’s Greenest City by 2020, and BC is skipping an entire energy standard, the world of energy efficient design is… Read more
Looking Ahead The start of a new year is always an ideal time to ponder the past, plan for the future, and reflect on the present. Perhaps this is especially true now. In autumn 2013, AIBC Council unveiled its new 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, which outlines goals for the institute over the next several years. This… Read more