Newsletter of the Consulting Architects of Alberta | August 2010

              Summer 2010 News    

Revised Fee Guide on horizon

The CAA has been collaborating with our industry partners at the CEA, AAA and APEGGA on a made-in-Alberta fee guide / scope of services document with references to both the existing Alberta fee guide and the new RAIC document. CAA members have an exclusive opportunity to review the working draft. Read more.

A day with Minister Danyluk

On July 6th representatives from the CAA took advantage of an exceptional opportunity to spend a full day at a round table consultation with Alberta Infrastructure Minister Ray Danyluk and his senior staff. Read more. 

Affiliate membership growing

With a view to increasing communication between member firms and other industry stakeholders, the CAA has developed an affiliate membership strategy. The University of Calgary and the City of Edmonton have led the way, becoming the first industry organizations to commit to affiliate membership. Read more.

AHS capital projects in transition

Through meetings and follow up conversations with representatives of Alberta Health and Wellness, Alberta Health Services and Alberta Infrastructure the Consulting Architects of Alberta has learned about upcoming changes in the way that health-related capital projects are to be managed.  Read more.

Advocacy update - making a difference

Over the past several months the CAA has been working hard to listen to both our members and client groups to identify issues of concern.  We have been actively engaged in discussions with major clients about procurement practices, contract language and fee guidelines.

Click here for more information on how the CAA is working to build a positive business environment for the architectural firms in Alberta.

Industry relations - getting plugged in

The CAA has been welcomed by key players in the building design industry. We are now actively plugged in to industry committees where market intelligence is shared and trends identified. At events and meetings we are working to bring the architects' perspective into the discussions. Learn More

Happy anniversary to you!

Hard to believe - but it was barely a year ago (August 19, 2009 to be exact) that "Consulting Architects of Alberta, A Society" was registered under the Alberta Societies Act with Alberta Corporate Registry as a not-for-profit society. Since then we have made great strides in establishing our organization as a credible, effective voice for consulting architects. View timeline.

Call for nominations 

To date the Board of Directors has been made up of founding members of the CAA who stepped forward to make this organization a reality. Our first board elections will take place at our October AGM. Nominations are now being accepted for board positions. Read more.

News & Events 

There is plenty going on in our industry. Take a look at what's coming up in the next few months.

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Save the date!

 
Infrastructure Partners Conference: Nov 30 - Dec 1
Exciting NEW industry event!
Building Partnerships: A future with a competitive advantage

Have you joined yet?
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Welcome to our newest members!

Momentum is building for the Consulting Architects of Alberta.  The following consulting architectural firms have recently become members of our association.

New CHARTER members:

New REGULAR members:

New AFFILIATE members:
  • City of Edmonton
  • University of Calgary
Welcome! Together we will work to create a strong architectural profession better able to serve the needs of our clients and our communities. 

See full list of member firms.

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