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Manitoba Alberta Saskatchewan Interior (MASI) Design Awards 2018

Posted by: Stephen Lamoureux 1 week, 2 days ago
The PIDIM along with the Interior Designers of Alberta (IDA) and the Interior Design Association of Saskatchewan (IDAS) invite you to participate in the 2018 MASI Design Awards.   Winning entries will be announced at an awards ceremony event on October 18, 2018 to be held in Saskatchewan and will be featured on the PIDIM, IDA and IDAS social networks.
The awards competition is open to all Registered / Professional members of the PIDIM, IDA & IDAS.  Entries must be for work created and ready for occupancy between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2018.  Each entry maybe submitted in only one of the following categories;
  • Office OVER $80.00 per foot
  • Office UNDER $80.00 per foot
  • Retail
  • Hospitality / Restaurant
  • Residential Renovations OVER $300.00 per foot
  • Residential Renovations UNDER $300.00 per foot
  • Residential New Construction OVER $200.00 per foot
  • Residential New Construction UNDER $200.00 per foot
  • Multi-Family Units sell price OVER $450,000
  • Multi-Family Units sell price UNDER $450,000
  • Institutional / Health Care
  • Special Projects
Additionally all prices noted above are for construction costs only and should not include furniture, fixtures or consultant fees.  Projects must be a minimum of 3 areas (ie not only a reception or a kitchen area).

Manitoba Design Exposition 2018

Posted by: Stephen Lamoureux 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Ten years ago when PIDIM Council created the Manitoba Design Exposition, I don't think anyone envisioned that the show would become the event that it is today.  Our original vision to give back to the Resource Community and provide a venue where the design community - Industry and Design Professionals alike can come together has grown exponentially each year.  That first year with 55 Exhibitors seems so long ago and with the decision this year to expand the exhibition floor to the South Centennial Ballroom at the Victoria Inn and Conference Center will provide space for up to 120 Exhibitors!!

Western Living Magazine - 2018 Designer of the Year

Posted by: Stephen Lamoureux 5 months, 1 week ago

For over a decade, Western Living magazine, Canada’s largest regional homes and design magazine, has celebrated the best and brightest in Western Canadian design with its Designers of the Year Awards.

Mandatory Building Energy Labelling

Posted by: Stephen Lamoureux 5 months, 1 week ago

Mandatory building energy labelling is coming. What should we be doing to prepare?

Improving building energy performance is a key part of addressing climate change. The federal government has identified building energy labelling as a way to make building energy performance more visible and to move the market toward efficiency. They have signalled a move to make such labelling mandatory.

Some provinces and cities are already taking this on. Edmonton is one of the cities. They are leading the way with their Building Energy Benchmarking Program for big buildings and their Residential Labelling Program for homes.

About the presenter
Mike Mellross is a Program Manager in the Energy Transition Unit of the City of Edmonton. He will tell us about Edmonton’s experience and plans for the future. He will also provide insight into the directions this is taking across the country and what we should expect to see coming our way.

Date: March 29, 2018
Location: Manitoba Hydro, 360 Portage Ave. 
Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 
Cost: $30
Delicious lunch included! 

We look forward to seeing you!

2018 Prairie Design Awards

Posted by: Stephen Lamoureux 5 months, 1 week ago

Recognizing excellence in the field

Every two years, The Alberta Association of Architects, The Saskatchewan Association of Architects and The Manitoba Association of Architects celebrate those setting new standards of creativity and skill in architecture, interior design and landscape architecture. This tri-provincial collaboration has been recognizing design excellence in the prairies since its inauguration in 2000.

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