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    Pitching Green Workshop Presented by Shafraaz Kaba – June 26

    As the business voice for Alberta architects, the Consulting Architects of Alberta is committed to empowering green architecture in Alberta. “Building Green” is both a cost effective and noble goal, but those benefits can be difficult to pitch to many clients and professionals.

    As a way to encourage and equip architects to counsel their clients towards green building strategies, we are holding the CAA Pitching Green Workshop, presented by Edmonton architect Shafraaz Kaba. This workshop will focus on case studies and best practices, as well as group discussion of what does and doesn’t work when trying to “pitch green”.

    When: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, June 26 2019
    Where: Edmonton Construction Association, 10215 176 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5S 1M1 
    RSVP Via EventBrite today!

    Shafraaz Kaba is the co-founder of Media, Art and Design Exposed (MADE), helping keep creative architectural talent in Edmonton. He has also recently started ASK for Better World, a design consultancy focused on helping clients achieve carbon-neutral, net-zero energy and regenerative buildings through Lean methodology. While at Manasc Isaac Architects, Shafraaz designed several green buildings including the Yellowhead County Administration Building, which uses geothermal energy and solar water heating, and facilitated the creation of the Mosaic Centre, a LEED Platinum, net zero energy commercial building in Edmonton.

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    CAA Business Awards 2019

    Part of last year’s submission from Kasian Architecture

    The CAA is proud to celebrate the excellence of Alberta’s architectural community with the 3rd annual CAA Business Awards. Until September 1 2019, the CAA will be accepting submissions which demonstrate excellence in the business aspects of architecture. Find more details here and start working on your submission!

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    CAA Business Advisory Series

    CAA Business Advisory Series:

    Creating an Employee Share Ownership Plan

    June 20, 2019

    We are hosting our second CAA Business Advisory Series, which is a set of complimentary business advisory presentations throughout the year, tailor-made to benefit CAA members.

    Architects attending these sessions will receive a completion certificate and can then self-report 1.5 structured learning hours.

    The topics that will be discussed are business issues relevant to architects operating in Alberta and we are co-hosting these presentations with our friends at MNP.

    Register today for the session: Creating an Employee Share Ownership Plan on June 20th, 2019.

    How easy (or difficult) are they to set up and maintain, what are the long term impacts that you can expect on your business and your way of doing business, what exactly are phantom shares, and are there different strategies to achieve your objectives?

    Recruiting and retaining the best quality employees can become a challenge. Creating a sense of ownership and a customized rewards program could make all the difference. Join the discussion with MNP’s Lynne Fisher and Ian Meier. Find out about employee stock ownership plans (ESOP), other customized compensation structures and structuring minority shareholder rights to learn whether they are right for your business.

    If you are interested, please see details below.

    When: Thursday, June 20, 2019 ~ 11:30am to 1:00pm
    Where: MNP Edmonton Office
    10235 101 Street NW, Suite 1600 (MNP Tower), Edmonton

    RSVP to Bevan Bolen or call 780.969.1468