In mid-January 2021, there were several inquiries to the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) and Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) regarding the statutory involvement of architects and engineers who provide various design and facility management advisory services as they relate to the development, renovations, upgrades, and maintenance of building envelopes.
The catalyst for these inquiries was a STANDATA (19-BCB-006) published in late December 2020 that unintentionally created uncertainty over the jurisdictional authority of building envelope work.
The AAA and APEGA are committed to working together in the coming months to address the areas where additional clarity is required. We aim to develop a framework to better guide future building design and management activities.
Call for volunteers
APEGA is looking for professional engineers with experience in working with the National Building Code Alberta Edition – specifically with respect to building envelope development, renovations, upgrades, and maintenance – to participate in a joint study group with the Alberta Association of Architects.