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Alberta Infrastructure 2011-12 Annual ReportWednesday, August 1, 2012
This past year, Alberta Infrastructure invested in building and renewal of hospitals, long-term care facilities, public buildings and schools. Alberta Infrastructure projects help to build and sustain Alberta communities.,,
FQR Innovation Fund Call for ProposalsTuesday, July 24, 2012
The FQR Innovation Fund is being offered to assist Alberta employers to recruit, integrate, retain and develop workers with foreign-earned education, skills and experience who are already in the province.
Giant mine remediation projectTuesday, July 24, 2012
Public Works & Government Services Canada is hosting a second Industry Day about the Giant Mine Remediation Project, The department works closely with its client, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development (AANDC), and its client’s co-proponent, GNWT.
Saskatchewan Architects Act amended by GovernmentMonday, July 23, 2012
The SAA recently learned that Section 20 was repealed from the Architects Act, 1996 and that Section 19 was amended by government as a part of The Miscellaneous Statues (Labour Mobility) Amendment Act, 2010 assented to on May 20, 2010.
University of Alberta's infrastructure prioritiesMonday, July 23, 2012
University of Alberta recently gave the CAA an overview of their infrastructure priorities for the coming year.
Government unveils new infrastructure investment and exports planThursday, July 19, 2012
Government uses fiscal credibility to unveil new infrastructure investment and exports plan
ISL Engineering and Land Services (ISL) Tuesday, July 10, 2012
ISL Engineering and Land Services (ISL) has purchased Cascade Engineering Group – a 12 person engineering group specializing in building design. Cascade has offices in Canmore, Calgary and Fernie.
Influence how the Government of Canada does business with its suppliersSunday, June 24, 2012
Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is conducting a study to increase its understanding of the challenges and to validate the experience of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) with government procurement.
Another award for Marshall Tittemore ArchitectsFriday, June 1, 2012
Marshall Tittemore Architects was recognized with a 2012 Calgary Downtown Association Vitality Award for enhancing the downtown area through its urban design of the university’s new campus.
Welcome to our newest members!Thursday, May 31, 2012
Momentum is building for the Consulting Architects of Alberta. As more firms join this growing industry association, the voice and advocacy of the architects gains momentum to serve the architectural industry.
Prairie Design Awards 2012 names Marshall Tittemore with Bing ThomFriday, May 11, 2012
Preserving a critical viewscape between the historic campus and downtown Calgary, SAIT Polytechnic's new three-level parkade is nestled into an existing hillside creating a green roof playing field and leaving only two sides of the structure visible.
Prairie Design Awards 2012 names DIALOGFriday, May 11, 2012
Energy. Environment. Experiential Learning (EEEL) is a five storey, 24,531 m2 undergraduate teaching facility that allows students to learn in an experiential and hands-on environment.
Prevent accidents at construction sitesTuesday, May 15, 2012
Researchers at the University of Calgary are developing a high-tech tracking tool to prevent accidents at construction sites. There have been numerous incidents of construction materials plunging from building sites, sometimes with tragic consequences.
DIALOG New Appointment AnnoncementWednesday, May 23, 2012
DIALOG is pleased to announce continued growth of its leadership with the appointment of two Principals and five Associates.
Construction Sector Council forecast scenarios and dataSunday, April 1, 2012
The Construction Forecasts website is an online delivery system providing construction organizations with timely forecast data on residential, non-residential construction investment activity, labour supply and demand at the national, provincial levels.
Oil Sands QuarterlyWednesday, November 30, 2011
The latest edition of the Alberta Oil Sands Industry Quarterly Update. The report includes updates from government and industry as well as detailed project listings.
NBIMS-US Proposed Changes Could Streamline How Industry Uses BIM Public Comment PeriodThursday, September 1, 2011
Following an 86-day open ballot submission period, the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance worked on developing Version 2 of its building information modeling (BIM) standard.
Partnering with industry symposium presentations available onlineThursday, January 26, 2012
When Members MergeSunday, April 1, 2012
Great things happen when CAA members join forces. Group2 Architecture Interior Design and Quinn Young Architects are pleased to announce that they have merged.
2012 DIALOG Scholarship in honour of Michael EvamyWednesday, April 4, 2012
DIALOG and the Michael Evamy Board of Trustees awarded Kateryna Nebesna the 2012 Michael Evamy Scholarship. A University of Toronto Masters of Architecture student is receiving the award based on her impressive and thought provoking submission.
Energy Performance of BuildingsTuesday, April 24, 2012
Complying with the various energy performance requirements for buildings can be a challenge. The BC Building Code and the Vancouver Building By-law reference materials will be available online.
Red Tape Reduction Task Force
Here is your chance to provide input to the Task Force on how red tape affects small business operations and identify ways to improve the regulatory environment in which they operate.
Simpson Roberts Architecture Interior Design Inc. wins Mayor's Urban Design Award (MUDA)Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Ralph Klein Legacy Park and The Shepard Environmental Education Centre (EEC) is a 28 hectare park designed as an intelligent landscape combining public art and unique educational programming to facilitate enquiry-based learning.
BKDI Architects Receives Honourable Mention at The Mayor's Urban Design Awards (MUDA)Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Mayor's Urban Design Awards (MUDA) are biennial awards that acknowledge the important contribution that designers, architects and artists make in improving the quality of life in our city by producing high quality buildings and public spaces.
National Codes Public ReviewMonday, December 5, 2011
Take part in the fall 2011 public review of proposed changes to the 2010 National Model Construction Codes. The public review is one of the main steps in the process for developing national code documents, providing a nation-wide forum where anyone
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