Update to CAA/CEA Fee & Scope Reference

The CAA has struck a Working Group to update the CAA CEA Suggested Fee and Scope of Services Reference, last updated in 2017.  The Working Group’s members include Genevieve Giguere, Hemna Marwah and Doug McConnell from the CAA and Derek Ciezki and Michael Jackson from the CEA.  Two of our members were part of the group that authoured earlier versions of the Reference.  Other members who have expressed interest will be invited to help review a draft of the updated Reference and per the closing note below, all members are invited to offer input into directions for the Group to consider for input.

As background, we have seen the Reference gain traction with a number of client groups including the cities of Calgary and Edmonton and Alberta Infrastructure.  It is important to note that we have good confidence in the principles of the Reference, we do not intend to rewrite it, rather to update it to reflect current practice norms. It is also important context to understand that when the CAA and CEA drafted the original Reference they sought a legal opinion to help define applicable guidelines.  The legal opinion confirmed that the Reference cannot be determined to be a mandatory schedule, that members must be free to negotiate appropriate fees to each project circumstance, that the Reference is offered for information purposes only and that no member will receive sanctions or penalties if they choose not to follow the guide.

Areas that initially come to mind to review and update include the following:

Part 1 Basic Services

  • Designated Service Summary Charts: both Parts A and B

Part 2 Suggested Fee Guidelines for Basic Services

  • 1.4 Reimbursable Expenses
  • 1.5 Allocation of Project Fees (by phase) including the appropriate allocation for Contract Administration and Post Construction Services
  • 3.4 Is more definition of Complexity Variables reasonably possible?
  • 4.3 Summary Charts that describe basic, additional and specialty services

Part 3 Additional and Specialty Consultants and Services

  • 4.0 Specialty Consultants
  • 6.3 Value Engineering and / or Life Cycle Analysis, what is basic vs. additional service
  • 6.6 LEED / Sustainable Design and energy modelling, what is basic vs. additional service.  Address net-zero and decarbonization services, solar PV analysis and design and new technologies such as hydrogen
  • 6.10 BIM, what is basic and additional service, refer to Canada BIM Council
  • 6.11 Update P3 and Design Build considerations and address alternate project delivery methodologies including IPD
  • Add section on Visualization Services – what is basic vs. additional service

We are seeking input into aspects of the schedule that should be updated.  Please feel free to forward suggestions to the following email: CAAScopeFee@gmail.com .  All emails will be forwarded to and reviewed by the Working Group members.

Doug McConnell
CAA Procurement and Contracts Committee Co-Chair

 


 

Did you know that the City of Edmonton Zoning Bylaws are being revised!!!

The City of Edmonton is seeking Feedback on Edmonton’s Zoning Bylaw revisions.

Pending the bylaw’s approval at public hearing in October 2023, the new Zoning Bylaw and Rezoning Map will come into effect on January 1, 2024.

Let’s help the City make informed, practical and generally approved by designers changes!

Follow this link to provide your input!

 


 

masi Design Awards

Each year, the Interior Designers of Alberta (IDA), Interior Designers Association of Saskatchewan (IDAS), and Professional Interior Designers Institute of Manitoba (PIDM) celebrate those setting new standards of creativity and skill in interior design with the masi Design Awards. The winners are celebrated at the annual awards gala hosted by one of the three provinces.

Email masiawards@sasktel.net for a Submission Guide and application form.

Submissions open April 28, 2023
Early Bird Deadline June 8, 2023
Deadline to submit is July 20, 2023

 


 

The Edmonton Urban Design Awards are back!

The awards recognize the best new buildings and open spaces in Edmonton by celebrating the architects, designers and planners who make them happen. Submissions open July 5. Find more information including submission requirements at Edmonton-urban-design-awards.

 

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ECA Summer Wrap Up 11:45 am
ECA Summer Wrap Up @ ECA Parking Lot
Sep 14 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
ECA Summer Wrap Up @ ECA Parking Lot
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RAIC National Truth and Reconciliation Webinar Part One: History and Context 10:00 am
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RAIC National Truth and Reconciliation Webinar Part One: History and Context @ Online, Virtual
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Webinar Series On the ongoing the path to Reconciliation, the RAIC will commemorate the 2023 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation through a two-part webinar series of events during the week[...]
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RAIC National Truth and Reconciliation Webinar Part Two: Relationships with the Land through Architecture and Design 10:00 am
RAIC National Truth and Reconciliation Webinar Part Two: Relationships with the Land through Architecture and Design @ Virtual, Online
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RAIC National Truth and Reconciliation Webinar Part Two: Relationships with the Land through Architecture and Design @ Virtual, Online
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Webinar Series On the ongoing the path to Reconciliation, the RAIC will commemorate the 2023 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation through a two-part webinar series of events during the week[...]
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