August 2018 was a very busy month for the CAA.  In addition to the regular day-to-day activities, the CAA had a few time-specific issues to work on.

One of the items was developing a survey for the Pitching Green initiative. The survey is now closed, but I hope that a significant number of CAA members completed the survey.  The results will be included in the 2018 Annual Report.

With the deadline of June 30, 2018 for the CAA’s 2nd Business Awards, we also dealt with the submissions in August. I am pleased that we doubled the number of submissions this year.

The submissions were sent to the judges and the results will be announced at the CAA’s 2018 Annual General Meeting, which takes place September 20, 2018 at the University of Calgary.

Speaking about the AGM, we are in the midst of dealing with all the aspects that goes into arranging the event.

This year, we are working with the University of Calgary’s EVDS department, and their students.  I am very excited that we are also providing a lunch hour-session for the students, about the business of architecture.

Shortly after that, we will be setting up for the AGM, which is an evening event also at the University of Calgary.  If you want more details or need to purchase your ticket, click here.

In other news, the CAA recently attended a working dinner meeting with the Edmonton Construction Association about effective engagement and collaboration.

Some of the contract issues that the P&C committee discussed and/or acted on  included the Lakeland College Vermillion Campus, the RCMP Jasper RFP, the and Red Deer’s COR certification.

I also met with Dr. Douglas Macleod about some of the initiatives that Athabasca University is involved in.

Now that we’re in September, many of the committees are back in action. If you are interested in participating in a committee on behalf of the CAA, please contact me.

As always, if you come across issues with RFPs, or other issues, please get in touch with me.  I can be reached by email or 780.488.8878.


Jayne Jeneroux
Executive Director
Consulting Architects of Alberta