The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Announces its 2004 Schedule of Professional Development Courses

Three course offerings have been announced as of July 20, 2004.

SBCC 101-Designing Sustainable Communities
Building on the SKCB series, the RAIC has developed its first course on Sustainable Design for Canadian communities. The Sheltair Group of Vancouver delivers this one-day workshop on sustainable urban systems design. Each participant will receive a copy of the submission featuring the Canadian plan called citiesPLUS, which won the international SUSD competition in Tokyo in June 2004. This course takes place as follows: Tuesday, October 5 in Calgary; Tuesday, October 12 in Ottawa; Thursday, October 14 in Montreal; Friday, October 22 in Toronto; and Monday, October 25 in Halifax.

Natural Stone and Marble in Modern Architecture
This course combines the best in technical information and design, and includes an overview of the Canadian stone and quarry industry, information on the technology of stone wall systems and building envelopes by Dr. Mike Hatzinkolas and also the design expertise of Malcolm Holzman, Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates. During three decades of practice, he has designed a wide variety of notable public buildings throughout the United States. Technical information will be distributed and Mr. Holtzman’s book will be available for sale. Held in association with Gillis Quarries Limited of Manitoba. This course takes place as follows: Monday, November 8 in Vancouver; Tuesday, November 9 in Calgary; Tuesday, November 30 in Montreal; and Thursday, December 2 in Toronto.

SDCB 302 Sustainable Building: Making the Case for Building Integrated Photovoltaics
Another in the popular SDCB series, this course features Dr. Ray Cole of UBC. Following great success at its premire in Qubec City, it has been expanded to a full day with a case study and information on the Net-Zero Energy Coalition. All participants receive a 35-page manual on BIPV. This course takes place as follows: Thursday, December 2 in Halifax; Friday, December 3 in Toronto; Monday, December 6 in Winnipeg; Tuesday, December 7 in Calgary; and Wednesday, December 8 in Edmonton.

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