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Let’s be honest – to handle large projects from start to finish, architects need excellent project management skills. Because encountering challenges during any architectural design project, regardless of size, is pretty much guaranteed.
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is relaunching its highly popular Project Management Courses in response to demand. These in-person courses provide both project management knowledge in the context of architectural practice as well as prepare participants for the Project Management Institute’s PMP® certification exam.
To manage design projects effectively, architects need expertise, experience, and the ability to proactively address potential issues to avoid expensive mistakes and prolonged timelines.
Communication is also critical to the process and can be improved using userfriendly software tools to facilitate discussions with stakeholders, team members, and clients. RAIC project management courses explore these innovative applications and demonstrate how they can help monitor a project’s progress and success, among others. But don’t take our word for it – hear directly from past students:
“The Project Management for Architects course was extremely helpful in improving project flow in my office, managing client expectations, coordinating with consultants, and understanding project finances and overall practice. The structure was comprehensive and powerful, and the instructor’s real-world experience and project examples were invaluable.”
– Donald Peckover
By considering enrollment in these courses, architects can expect to improve their organizational skills, enhance client satisfaction, and reduce stress levels. This step ensures that each architectural project is not only executed with precision but also achieves creative success. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your project management skills and further your architectural career.
IPEX EXPERTISE FOR DOUBLE CONTAINMENT
IPEX designs Double Containment based on: Material Selection, Thermal Expansion & Contraction, and System Layout. Above ground and below ground monitoring includes best practices in Visual leak detection and Electronic leak detection – including monitoring of the interstitial space (i.e. the space between the inner and outer pipe). See the IPEX one-page case study at sabmagazine.com/case-studies/.
BUILD NOW: WATERLOO REGION AIMS TO BUILD 10,000 ATTAINABLE HOMES BY 2030
The recent launch of BUILD NOW: Waterloo Region project has the goal of creating 10,000 missing middle “half price” homes across Waterloo Region. The success of this project is dependent on three things: land (donated or sold at a nominal rate), no development charges and a cost structure that is engineered to remove traditional profit margins. In terms of housing typology, these homes would be 4-6 storey buildings, with one-to-three-bedroom units averaging 1,000 square ft.
Ontario’s population is expected to grow by about 1.5 million over the next 10 years. The BUILD NOW: Waterloo Region project could be a model of innovative and practical housing solutions to ensure these people have places to live. https://buildnowwr. ca/
PASSIVE HOUSE INSTITUTE CERTIFIES LITEZONE® L0679 PH ARCTIC IGU AND FRAMELESS ™ FIXED WINDOW
The Passive House Institute (PHI) in Germany has certified the LiteZone® L0679 PH Arctic IGU (certified insulating glass) and L0679 PH FRAMELESS™ window (fixed window), the only PHI units manufactured in North America that achieves the requirements for the PHI arctic and cold climate zones.
Using six layers of low-e glass, the Lite- Zone® L0679 PH Arctic IGU achieves Ug=0.40 W/m2K. It only uses air fill in a patented pressure equalized assembly and therefore has no concerns with declining insulating value or with becoming decompressed due to escaping argon or krypton over the IGU’s life. With a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.42 and G/ Ug=1.05, it achieves a passive house efficiency class of phA.
The L0679 PH FRAMELESS™ fixed window is accomplished by directly setting a LiteZone® L0679 PH Arctic IGU into a wall opening without a traditional frame following prescribed installation details. By eliminating the traditional window frame, material usage is reduced and thermal transmission through the window is reduced. firstname.lastname@example.org www.litezone.ca
VETTA WINDOWS INTRODUCES THE SUMMIT C108, A PHI COLD CLIMATE CERTIFIED OPERABLE ALU-CLAD WOOD WINDOW
The PHI cold climate certified tilt turn window delivers exceptionally uncommon results for thermally demanding Passive House and Net Zero projects. The frame achieves an impressive Uf of 0.69 w/m2.K. Overall Uw of 0.65 w/m2.K.
ENGINEERED ASSEMBLIES INC. TO DISTRIBUTE TRESPA® METEON® ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
Netherlands-based Trespa International b.v, a premier cladding and siding manufacturer, has announced a new partnership with Engineered Assemblies Inc. (EA) of Mississauga for the distribution of Trespa® Meteon® panels across North America.
Trespa® Meteon® exterior panels offer a large range of designs, patterns and longlasting colours for compelling aesthetics. EA also provides technical expertise in the rear ventilated rainscreen system (RVRS) industry.
EA is a founding member of the Rainscreen Association in North America (RAiNA) with 16 years of experience in the design and installation of RVRS assemblies. Its S2 Design Guide is helping the industry contribute to a net-zero built environment. email@example.com, EngineeredAssemblies.com, Trespa.com
ASSA ABLOY JOINS THE MINDFUL MATERIALS MANUFACTURERS FORUM AND LAUNCHES QMAX
mindful MATERIALS (mM) recently announced the official launch of three building industry groups, known as The Forums, which includes ASSA ABLOY and other proven materials leaders.
The Forums represent owners and over 80 individuals from more than 40 leading companies across the manufacturing, architecture, design, engineering, and construction industries to find common ground, identify alignment opportunities, build shared resources, and accelerate meaningful action. ASSA ABLOY has also launched the QMAX thermally-enhanced core for its 707 series doors for a significantly improved thermal rating (0.37 U value), and a 22% carbon footpring reduction. mindfulmaterials.com/the-forums.
NOV 29 – DEC 1, METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE
It is North America’s largest exposition, networking & educational event for design, architecture, construction, renovation, and real estate industries. For more information and to register, visit www. thebuildingsshow.com.
KALWALL® TRANSLUCENT WALL SYSTEMS HELP KEEP BIRDS SAFE
The KALWALL® Translucent Wall Systems (or facades) reduce the risk of deadly bird strikes. The prismatic fibers in Kalwall’s fiberglass-reinforced structural polymer sandwich panels refract and scatter visible light waves which renders them translucent. The panels admit light while appearing to birds as a solid wall, preventing fatal strikes. kalwall.com/products/facades/wallsystems
Visit SABMag’s Directory of Sustainable Products and Services for Sustainable, High-Performance Building [sabmagazine.com/product-directory/] where products are organized by Product Category and by LEED Category. Examples of featured listings include:
Big Ass Fans – The world’s preeminent manufacturer of airflow products. We engineer and purpose-build our products to provide significant energy savings and improve occupant comfort year-round. Send us your projects today for a free airflow and energy-saving analysis. bigassfans.com
Inline Fiberglass Ltd. – Our fiberglass windows and doors offer: Time-tested durability, Superior energy efficiency, Residential and commercial applications in LEED-certified Platinum, Gold, and Silver projects. Canada & USA INLINE Series 3000 windows are Passive House International certified. inlinefiberglass. com
Fraser Wood Siding – Manufactures premium quality prefinished wood siding and Shingles. Made from Canadian softwood, sustainably harvested from 100% PEFC Certified forests and backed by an industry leading warranty. fraserwoodsiding.com
Thames Valley Brick & Tile – A trusted source for Clay Face Brick, Thin Brick and Paving Brick, including LEED qualifying products, that meet the challenges of the Canadian architectural and designer marketplace. thamesvalleybrick.com
Valhalla Wood Preservatives Ltd. – Non-toxic mineral wood stain for all of your untreated wood projects. One application only. Just add water, stir, and apply. Colour maturation varies between a brown to grey. valhalco.com
Innotech Windows + Doors – A BC-based manufacturer of Passive House Institute certified fenestration systems for deeply sustainable custom residences and multi-family developments. innotech-windows.com
LiteZone® GLASS INC – Insulating glass for the world’s most energy-efficient window. Ultimate Energy Efficiency 2.5 times greater than triple-pane windows; Extreme Longevity; Lowest Life Cycle Costs; Superior Human Comfort – constant window inside surface temperatures; Excellent Sound Insulation. litezone.ca
Century Wood Products – Operating since 1997, Century Wood Products reclaims historic wood from vintage buildings for restoring or replicating that which is old, and to add character to new designs. We offer custom-milled antique solid wood flooring, reclaimed timber and mantels, and antique handhewn and re-sawn boards for cabinets or millwork. century-wood.com
Dulux Paints – With the largest network of company-owned paint stores across Canada, our highly experienced team of account representatives provides specification and on-site support and we have the scale to deliver outstanding services to help you meet any of your design challenges. dulux.ca/pro
Kohltech Windows & Entrance Systems – Kohltech combines beauty and craftsmanship with performance and energy efficiency. With an extensive array of glass and decorative options, as well as ENERGY STAR and Passive House certified products, Kohltech can meet your project needs. kohltech.com
Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. – Aqua-Tech delivers the market with high efficiency products. LEED v4 category potential for new construction for energy performance. aquatech-canada.com
Daikin Applied – Daikin designs and manufactures technologically advanced commercial HVAC systems for customers around the world. Our goal is to deliver superior air quality and energy efficiency to every solution with innovation in advanced technology, IoT, and next generation compressors. daikinapplied.com
Ecopilot® – Ecopilot®’s realtime energy management system interfaces to any building automation system to optimize HVAC performance every two-minutes and reduce HVAC energy consumption by up to 40% annually. ecopilotAI.com