Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Evening Lectures at Hycroft
September 29, 2015 - 7:30pm - November 10, 2015 - 9:30pm
University Women’s Club at Hycroft
1489 McRae Ave

Tuesday September 29th:
Vancouverism 1954 – 1991 Senior Downtown Planner, City of Vancouver, Michael Gordon, will share stories of the emergence of Vancouver’s uniquely distinctive places and architecture, illustrated with a wonderful collection of period images of Vancouver through these decades.

Tuesday October 27th:

Vancouver Heritage Foundation

In the Footsteps of the Past: Retracing South Asian History in Kitsilano
September 20, 2015 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Various Locations

Join Naveen Girn, Curator and Community Engagement Specialist and Paneet Singh, Filmmaker and Researcher, for a walking tour in Kitsilano that will retrace the living legacy of the first Sikh Gurdwara in North America, built in 1908. Located at 1866 West 2nd Avenue, this religious, social and political gathering place was situated next to homes owned by the South Asian community and the saw mills where they worked.

Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Laneway House Tour
October 24, 2015 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Various Locations
Various Address

Discover how modern Vancouverites are returning to a heritage idea. Join us on this self-guided tour inside examples new and old of gentle densification on heritage properties. Built since the 1890s, stratified properties, coach and lane homes can all be featured. This tour offers an exceptional chance to explore the options available in different residential zones to densify while maintaining heritage structures.

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Homeowner Protection Office

Building Smart #22 - From the Ground Up: Current Construction Options for New Homes in B.C.
September 14, 2015 - 5:00pm - November 23, 2015 - 9:30pm
Various locations in BC
Event Organizer - 4789 Kingsway

Building Smart #22 – From the Ground Up: Current Construction Options for New Homes in B.C.

Register today for a seminar in your area.

The 2012 BC Building Code has modernized home construction with changes in requirements for almost all of the major building systems.

While past seminars have looked into the details of specific changes, Building Smart #22 will bring together all of the recent Building Code changes required in the construction of homes in British Columbia.

Heritage Vancouver Society

First Shaughnessy and the Proposed Heritage Conservation Area (Sept 13)
September 13, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
South side of The Crescent (Shaughnessy Park)
Meet at the south side of The Crescent (Shaughnessy Park) opposite The Hollies

Heritage Vancouver will be holding a free walking tour of First Shaughnessy to look at the potential adoption of a Heritage Conservation Area to tackle the spike in demolitions, and the deterioration of architectural integrity, neighbourhood character and landscaping which the neighbourhood is experiencing. 

BC Building Envelope Council

2015 BCBEC Conference & AGM
September 23, 2015 - 7:00am - 5:00pm
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street

Register Today! Early-bird registration deadline – August 31, 2015

BC Building Envelope Council Conference and AGM
Building Fundamentals: Put Into Practice
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Langara College Applied Planning Program

HASTe & the School Travel Planning Model
September 25, 2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Langara College
100 West 49th Ave

HASTe & the School Travel Planning Model
September 25, 2015

This course focuses on School Travel Planning and how it applies to connecting students, schools and communities through walking and cycling.

Simon Fraser University

Next-Generation Cities and Transportation (Online course)
September 21, 2015 (All day)

This course provides a foundation in the principles and practices of next-generation transportation and its role in advancing liveable and sustainable cities of the future.

Our current transportation system will undergo significant change, responding to climate, energy, technology, and cultural and economic shifts. Next-generation transportation anticipates these changes and advances multi-modal solutions that balance mobility and accessibility for people and goods.

Heritage BC

The Main Thing Heritage BC Annual Conference
October 1, 2015 - 7:00pm - October 3, 2015 - 1:00pm
Miners' Union Hall
1795 Columbia Ave
Rossland, BC

This year’s conference, ‘The Main Thing’ follows on the national Heritage Week theme promoting main streets as an vital part of heritage conservation and economic stimulation.

Pacific Business and Law Institute

Construction Contracts: Beyond Standard Terms
November 18, 2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street
CPD Learning Units: 

Constructions projects vary widely, yet construction contracts do not always reflect this diversity.   Standard contracts that over-simplify and ignore reality can result in disputes, costly litigation, and lost business.  It is essential that those working in, or advising, the construction industry are knowledgeable about the limitations and pitfalls of standard contracts.

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