Industry News

IDIBC interior

IDIBC celebrates interior design excellence

The Interior Designers Institute of B.C. (IDIBC) held its 35th annual Awards of Excellence event on Sept 21 in downtown Vancouver.
LAMP lighting design

International LAMP lighting designs honoured

LAMP has announced its 2018 international lighting design winners. The awards honour the best in established, emerging and student designers.
REMI Network

REMI Network earns three 2018 COPA nominations

After winning gold in 2017, the REMI Network is again a Canadian Online Publishing Award finalist for Best Trade Media Website.
non-compete agreements

WeWork in bad faith on non-compete agreements

WeWork has released 1,400 low-wage employees from non-compete agreements and relaxed restrictions on 1,800 middle management and professional staff under pressure from the Attorneys General of New York and Illinois.
Wood Works

Wood WORKS! BC recognizes wood leadership

Wood WORKS! BC recognized leadership in structural and architectural wood use by local governments at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention.
RAIC medals

RAIC unveils new Governor General’s medals

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada will unveil a beautiful new design for the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture at the 2018 awards ceremony.
UBC student residence

UBC reveals new student residence project

A new gateway student residence building on Student Union Boulevard at the UBC Point Grey campus will meet growing demand for more housing.
seismic resistance

Californians urge scrutiny of seismic resistance

Legislation to mandate a statewide inventory of buildings deemed to be potentially vulnerable in a major earthquake awaits the Governor of California's signature to become law.

Cosentino opens Vancouver showroom

Cosentino, a global leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces, officially opened its new Vancouver centre in September.
RHF assessor

RHF accessibility assessor course set for Vanc.

The Rick Hansen Foundation is calling all interested building professionals to register for the upcoming RHF accessibility assessor course in Vancouver.
design twin towers

Ole Scheeren design for Vancouver’s twin towers

The design for the Barclay Village in Vancouver by architect Büro Ole Scheeren draws inspiration from the texture and scale of the surrounding urban fabric.
Vivo for Healthier Generations

Alberta invests in Vivo expansion project

Alberta has announced it will be providing $15 million over three years for the Vivo for Healthier Generations expansion project.
Tennis Canada

Tennis Canada set to build new facility in Burnaby

Tennis Canada has announced a partnership agreement with the City of Burnaby that will see the development of the Western Canada Tennis Centre.
RAIC insurance architects

RAIC offers new insurance program for architects

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada has created a new insurance program designed for architects, available starting October 1 for RAIC members only.
LAMP winners

2018 LAMP lighting finalists announced

LAMP has announced its top 10 lighting finalists in three categories for 2018, chosen from over 142 submissions worldwide.
Forks CSLA

The Forks earns CSLA Legacy Project Award

The Forks, Winnipeg’s foremost destination, has won the Legacy Project Award (2018) from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA).

Canada’s first ZEBx officially opens in Vancouver

The Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBbx) Centre for Excellence in Vancouver officially opened in July. The centre is the first of its kind in Canada.