Summer 2011   

New web content!

  

A recent upgrade of our content management system has allowed us to make some worthwhile updates to our website.

  • More direct access from the home page to information on our advocacy efforts
  • Ability to have secure online member-to-member discussions on advocacy issues
  • A searchable member database for public, client, and members
  • Enhanced business resources
  • Public information on the role of an architect and how to engage their services 
  • News and events. This was an existing section, but with the assistance of a new part time administrative assistant, we can now keep the information more current and therefore relevant and valuable to our members.

As always, we invite your feedback and ideas for content.

Questions posed to PC leadership candidates

With a new leadership team coming into play in the very near future, the CAA is anxious to know where the provincial government’s priorities will be in the next several years. To this end, we have posed three key questions to EACH of the leadership candidates in an effort to learn more about the position each candidate is taking on issues that greatly impact our industry.

Click here to see the questions and the candidates' responses.

U of A testing new procurement process

   

Some of you may know of the University of Alberta’s new approach to procurement of goods and services using the Best Value model developed by Arizona State University.

Read more. 

Advocacy Update

Over the past several months, CAA has managed an active advocacy agenda with three key approaches:

  1. Direct approach to government
  2. Participation in cross-industry committees
  3. Internal CAA committee work

Direct approach

Most recently - on August 25 - we met with senior bureaucrats at Alberta Infrastructure (DM Barry Day, ADM Diane Dalgliesh and Executive Director Brian Soutar) to talk about how the CAA is perceived by this major client, and how we can work together more directly in the coming year . . . Read More.

Industry Committees

We continue to represent the voice of consulting architects on several different industry committees. Volunteer representatives are working on the new Alberta BIM task force, on the Infrastructure Conference planning committee, and the VRAES task force, to name a few.

Of particular note, in late August the members of the VRAES task force (Vendor Registry for Architecture and Engineering Services) met to talk about how the VRAES system has been working, where the challenges are, and what improvements can be made.  . . . Read More.

CAA Core Advocacy Committees

We have four core committees that are working to identify issues, then respond in a proactive and strategic manner. Click here to learn more about what each committee is currently up to.

Sponsor profile . . .      

Graham Group Ltd. is an employee-owned construction solutions provider with revenues exceeding $1.9 billion annually.

With over eight decades of experience, Graham provides general contracting, design-build, construction management and public-private partnerships (P3) services in the commercial, industrial, infrastructure, earthworks and masonry sectors.  Read more.

After several joint collaborative sessions, within which CAA participated in consultation providing input to the guidelines, Alberta Infrastructure has completed their Design Excellence Statement.

You may view a full copy of the statement here.       

  

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Volunteer opportunity
We need people to help us with our upcoming AGM luncheon being held
Oct 27th at the Winspear in Edmonton. The time commitment is only a few
hours. If  you can help us with set up, introduction and/or welcoming of guest speakers, registration, or tear down, 

please contact rusti@consultingarchitects.ab.ca

Member renewal reminder
The member renewal letters were sent out at the end of August. If you haven't received yours, please let us know! Online payment for annual dues is now available.


Welcome to our newest members!

Together we will work to create a strong architectural profession better able to
serve the needs of our clients and our communities.

Staffing


CAA now has a part-time Executive Assistant. Welcome to Rusti Lehay who 

will work flexible hours as required to

help manage the website, events, administrative/communications support  and other duties that arise.

Daryl makes the top 50!

The CAA is proud to have our Board Chair Daryl Procinsky named in Alberta Venture’s 15th annual most influential list. Congrats Daryl!  Read more

 

Gold

Hemisphere Engineering

Silver

BPTEC-DNW Engineering Ltd.

Challenger Geomatics Ltd.

Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Bronze

Autodesk Inc.

Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

Stebnicki+Partners

Are you interested in becoming a 

sponsor?  For information on our 

annual sponsorship program please 

contact us!

Get involved!

The CAA is working hard on behalf of its member firms, but we cannot do it all alone. You can get involved and help us make a difference for our industry as a whole. Get informed, provide your input,
or roll up your sleeves and join a working committee. Read more.